Community Circle: Week of 2/26/24
Check out our Community Circle, featuring announcements and events happening this week at BCAM.
A Yondr Pouch will be provided to each student free of charge. Each pouch will have the student’s name on it. Please be aware that the pouch is BCAM property.
Upon arrival, students will follow these steps:
Students arriving prior to 2nd period will enter through the lunch room doors.
Students arriving 2nd period or later will enter through the main entrance and complete the process in the main lobby.
Building Exit/End of Academic Day:
At the end of each academic day, students will unlock their pouch at the unlocking base at their exit. Students will remove their phone from the pouch and then close the empty pouch. 11th and 12th graders will exit through the main doors. 9th and 10th graders will exit through the lunchroom doors.
If a student forgets their pouch:
If a student loses their pouch:
If a student damages or breaks their pouch (not normal wear and tear):
All current phone-use guidelines and disciplinary processes remain in place with the implementation of pouches. There is absolutely no phone use during the academic day 8:20am-2:40pm.
Congratulations to Caleb Kelly, who was selected as one of 12 students in ALL of NYC to intern for Conde Nast! During his 2-year internship, Caleb will have the opportunity to travel, meet and interact with some of the biggest talent names in the industry working in copyediting, design, photography, and production. Congratulations to Caleb on this exciting opportunity!
Tuesday, January 30, 2024
Dear BCAM Families:
We hope this letter finds you well as we begin our 3rd Academic Quarter, and 2nd Semester Term. We want to thank all our families for the continued support and partnership with our school.
Please see enclosed your student’s most current transcript with brand new grades for the 1st Semester 2023-24, found at the top of the transcript. These grades are the result of averaging 1st and 2nd Quarter Report Card grades. Also, please note any new January Regent Exam grades found at the bottom of the transcript. Please review these grades and exam scores with your student and set goals for 3rd and 4th Quarters, which will be averaged together for formal transcript grades issued in June.
Next, please also find enclosed your 2023-24 DOE Parent/Family Survey about your experience with our school. You may complete the paper copy and mail it to the DOE, or you may complete the survey on your phone or device online at: www.nycschoolsurvey.org Please copy the link into your Internet Browser, or click directly on the link above. Either way, the survey will take 5 minutes to complete. It gives us good feedback about how we can support you and your student.
Also, please be aware that now every single BCAM student’s academic record can be found in their MySchools Account: www.schoolsaccount.nyc . If you do not know how to access your student’s MySchools Account, please immediately email our new Parent Coordinator Renesha Westbrooks (email@example.com) and she will get you linked to your account.
Finally, the below bullets provide you key information about important topics and dates to support you in maintaining strong connection to our school community. We will continue to share updated information constantly via our Kinvo Text System, our website www.bcamhs.org, our Instagram @bcamhs, and phone calls. Go on our website and have your student sign up for a spring extra-curricular program or team!!! Please do not hesitate to contact us by Kinvo text, call (718)230-5748 or email Ms. Westbrooks with any questions or concerns. Your child’s safety and security, and academic and emotional development is our clear mission.
Best, James O’Brien, Principal
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
· Monday, February 12th Start of 2nd Semester Extra-Curricular Programs
· Thursday, February 15th, ,4:pm-7pm BCAM Valentines/Anti-Valentines School Dance
· Monday, Feb. 19 – Friday, Feb. 23 NYC DOE Mid-Winter Vacation
· Wednesday, February 28th , 6:30pm BCAM February PTA Meeting
· Friday, March 1st, 8:30am- 1:00pm BCAM Black Excellence Day: Workshops & Performances
· Wednesday, March 20th , 6:30pm BCAM March PTA Meeting
· Thursday, Mar. 21- Friday, Mar. 22 BCAM Parent Teachers Conferences- via Zoom Video
· Tuesday, March 26th SAT Exam for 11th Graders; PSAT for 10th Graders
· Friday, April 5th Last day of 3rd Academic Quarter
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.