Temporary Remote Learning Open Meeting
Please join us Monday, November 23 from 5:30-6:30 for an informational sessions and Q&A about our recent temporary return to remote learning.
BCAM extracurricular clubs and activities are still recruiting members! Fill out the sign-up form HERE. All programs are free, and open to all students.
BCAM has launched its first BCAM Family Newsletter, which you can read HERE. The BCAM Family Newsletter will include important announcements, updates, and more!
Groundswell Master Studio Programs is offering after-school art opportunities to interested students. Students can learn how to create their own prints, and build or develop their artistic portfolio. All programs are 100% free and supplies are provided through contactless delivery drop-offs if needed. Students interested in joining the program can apply HERE.
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Dear BCAM Families:
As always, we hope this letter finds you and your family well. And we hope that everyone impacted by yesterday’s NYC DOE decision to temporarily move to a fully remote learning program is able to find stability as best you can, as soon as possible. We know this is a challenge for many.
The mayor/DOE have not yet stated the length of time for this remote learning period. So we will all move forward and continue our school functions, and just do so remotely. Our school building is open for essential staff (custodial, safety, food service, nurses, some school personnel), and for essential and emergency functions (device distribution, food distribution, nurse’s care). Please stop by if you are in need of any of these resources.
The most important thing to know is that our BCAM Instructional Model and Schedule does not change! We created this model to be flexible in case this move to remote learning happened. Our BCAM teachers are ready to keep strong curriculum and effective teaching/learning taking place without a hitch. Students have live classes Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 9:05am-1:44pm; independent asynchronous work Wed 9:05am-1:44pm; posted assignments and homework ongoing in BCAM Google Classrooms.
We need all families to partner with us and set up any and all mechanisms that require your student to attend their classes and complete their work in keeping with this schedule! We cannot have any slippage and we actually need all students in all their classes every day!
And, please consider having your student sign up and participate in the incredible amount of BCAM Extra-Curricular Programs we are offering Monday-Friday from approximately 2:30pm-5:00pm. These are great programs done via Zoom to fill your student’s time productively, creatively and enjoyably.
As always, please contact us with any issues, questions or concerns. We are in this together! Be well everyone.
Principal James O’Brien & the Entire BCAM Staff Community
Students can find their NYC DOE username to set up their DOE Google account here: Student NYC DOE Email Addresses.pdf Then click HERE to log in to Teach Hub and set your password (we recommend using your first name and the last four digits of your OSIS number), where you can access remote learning resources such as Google Classroom.
At Brooklyn Community Arts & Media High School (BCAM), we prepare our students for 21st century academic, creative, and professional success. Through an art, media, and technology-enriched academic curriculum emphasizing community collaboration, we challenge ourselves to think critically and create knowledge in pursuit of personal excellence and meaningful social change.