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Principal's Corner

Monday, August 30, 2021

Dear BCAM Families:

We hope this 2021-22 BCAM-Family-Back-to-School letter finds you well. We know this continues to be a very tough time with COVID19 Delta Variant still challenging health, as well ongoing uncertainty of all sorts. Our school community has worked incredibly hard, and non-stop, once again this summer, to develop a safe, secure and logical school and instructional plan to support your student’s 2021-22 fully in-building experience. And we hope your student attended our BCAM Summer Bridge sessions last week, and/or you have logged on to our website www.bcamhs.org and BCAM Instagram @bcamhs for our constant sharing of information.

Additionally, the city has developed the DOE Homecoming Health and Safety Guide for families, which includes the latest health and safety precautions that will be in place to provide a safe and healthy in-person learning experience for all students. This link is prepared Homecoming Guide for our families in our community. Translations will also be available at schools.nyc.gov/homecoming in the coming days.

Finally, the below bullets provide you key information about important topics to support you in beginning the year in a safe and organized fashion. We will continue to share updated information constantly via our Kinvo Text System, our website, our Instagram, and phone calls. Please do not hesitate to contact us by Kinvo text, call (718)230-5748 or email our Parent Coordinator Joseph Cooper (jcooper12@schools.nyc.gov) with any questions or concerns. Your child’s safety and security, and academic and emotional development is our clear mission. As always, in any situation, we are partners and we are #BCAMStrong!!!

James O’Brien, Principal; Janna Bello-Andrews, Assistant Principal; Joseph Cooper, Parent Coordinator and the entire BCAM Staff

Important Back to School Information

  • 1st Day of School is Monday, September 13th at 8:30am in our building for all students!

  • Student Program Schedules will be distributed on the first day when students enter the door.

  • Our Academic Day Schedule is Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri 8:30am-3:20pm; Wed 8:30am-12:30pm. Student must be on time for 8:30am 1st period! Some 12th Graders may not have a 1st period. Most will. All other grades will.

  • Student Remote Learning Options do not exist as of now. All students are required to attend school every day in our school building.

  • All health/safety protocols will be strictly enforced, including required masks, social distance and space use.

  • Vaccinations for students are strongly recommended, but are not required. There will be COVID testing weekly in our building for a random set of students vaccinated and unvaccinated.

  • Vaccinations for all staff are required. All DOE school staff must show proof of vaccination by the end of September to be allowed to maintain position.

  • BCAM Google Classroom will continue to be used as our primary learning platform. Students must use DOE emails to access BCAM Google Classrooms. Student DOE emails and set-up instructions are found on our website www.bcamhs.org.

  • BCAM Instructional Schedule, DOE Health Information and a variety of other information are all found on our website www.bcamhs.org as a slide show at the top of the site.

  • Metrocards will be distributed to eligible students on 1st day. Blue info cards and lunch forms required.

  • Required supplies to begin school: binder/folders, notebooks, pens/pencils (we have in-school laptops!)

  • Strongly recommended for home: a device for internet-based work—pad, laptop, Chromebook

Mission Statement

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.