January 20, 2021
Dear BCAM Students and Families,
Although late, we wish you a happy 2021! We hope 2021 is much happier and healthier for so many. This letter describes our calendar and schedule for the next few weeks, along with student expectations for these items. WE NEED BOTH STUDENTS AND PARENTS TO READ THE POINTS BELOW.
Fri, January 22nd- Last Day of 2nd Quarter: This Friday is the final live classroom day of 2nd Quarter and 1st Semester as a whole.
Mon, January 25th- Fri, 29th- Extra Days to Finish Assignments: There are no January Regents next week. Thus, next week is dedicated to working with your teachers to complete final 2nd Quarter work, essay, projects. There will be required work and required office hours for many. For those on the borderline of passing or failing, this is an opportunity to push your grades to passing! For those with strong grades, this is a chance to secure that high grade. For those who have been disengaged, this is a chance to connect back in and prepare for 3rd Quarter success.
Mon, February 1st- Semester Grades Processed /No School for Students. This is a PD day for DOE staff. 1st Semester Grades are transmitted to students and families.
Tues, February 2nd- 1st Day of 3rd Quarter: This is the 1st day of 3rd Quarter live classes, and thus the 1st day of 2nd Semester. Most student classes nor schedules will change. Your teachers will email and post in Google classrooms any new information or new links.
Mon, February 15th- Fri, February 19th– Midwinter Break/Credit Recovery: This is a vacation week for many, but BCAM will hold Virtual Midwinter Credit Recovery this week for students who are required to make up past NX’s (incompletes) before they turn to failed classes. You will receive a notification if this applies to you.
Mon, February 22nd- New Extra-Curricular Programs Begin: Please keep an eye out for a brand new set of BCAM Spring Semester Virtual Extra-Curricular Programs to be offered to all students.
Fri, February 26th- BCAM Annual Black Excellence Day: Please join us on this day for wonderful workshops, panel discussions, calls to action, and performances- all dedicated to developing and showcasing African-American culture and excellence with our students. There will be a call for student proposals and auditions coming soon.
Finally, there is still no formal word on when and if we will return to our buildings for blended learning. We encourage you to review our website at www.bcamhs.org and Twitter/Instagram @bcamhs to keep up to date with our school and access our calendar. And please contact our all-star Parent Coordinator Joseph Cooper (718)230-5748, Ext. 338, firstname.lastname@example.org ) with any issues. Thank you as always for your partnership and participation.
Dr. James O’Brien, BCAM Principal (email@example.com)
Janna Bello, BCAM Assistant Principal (firstname.lastname@example.org)
& the entire BCAM community