May 24, 2017
Dear New BCAM Students and Families,
We heartily welcome you to Brooklyn Community Arts & Media High School (BCAM), located in the newly renovated Campus 117 Building. We are honored that you have selected us as your high school and joined our school community. BCAM is considered an outstanding small, public high school and is committed to preparing every one of its students for college-level academic, artistic, and professional success in and after high school.
As BCAM students, you are expected to follow all of our community rules and guidelines. We ask you to work very hard, but you will feel supported in this effort. Families, we ask you to attend conferences four times yearly, sit on year-end portfolio presentations, and be members of our PTA. In addition, we possess a myriad of extra-curricular arts academies, PSAL teams, and programs for our students.
We strongly encourage you to review our website at www.bcamhs.org to learn about and keep up to date with our school information. And please link on our website to our BCAM Community Handbook to gain a sense of what to expect upon your enrollment. As a preview, our school and Campus has the following:
- Brand new dance, recording, film and theater studios in our refurbished basement arts annex
- A beautiful track & field outside for PE and athletic teams
- Fully equipped, state of the art classrooms, science-labs, gym, auditorium and library
Also, please make arrangements to acquire the following required supplies for the school year:
- BCAM PE shirt(s) $10 from our main office
- 1 large 3-ring binder for all classes, 6 spiral notebooks for each academic class, notebook paper
- 1 graphing calculator
We would also like to invite you this Friday, June 2nd to our Spring Arts Gala Evening: Our Futurism is Now! This will be a fun evening of wonderful student performance, visual and media art. It is excellent way to experience a great part of our school culture. Please see the enclosed flyer. We hope you will join us.
In addition, please place the following required dates in your calendars and plan on attending:
Tuesday, July 25th-Wednesday, July 26th, 8:30am-12:00pm: BCAM New Student Summer Bridge
During this required two-day bridge orientation, your new BCAM student will take mini classes; complete introductory assessments; and gain an in-depth understanding of our school. PARENTS MUST ATTEND ORIENTATION TUES, JULY 25TH 8:30AM TO 9:30AM.
Thursday, September 7th, 8:30am: 1st Day of School.
This is a full academic day of school. Students are expected to adhere to our BCAM Express Yourself/Respect Yourself dress code and bring all supplies to begin.
Thursday, September 28th, 6:00pm-8:00pm: BCAM Back-to-School Evening
On this evening, all families are required to come meet our teachers, receive class curricular overviews and learn about important rules, guidelines and opportunities. This evening sets the tone for the year.
In conclusion, please contact Parent Coordinator Joseph Cooper at firstname.lastname@example.org, (718)230-5748 ext. 338 with any questions, and to confirm your Summer Bridge Attendance. Once again, we welcome you.
Dr. James O’Brien, BCAM Principal & the entire BCAM community