Principal's Corner

March 12, 2020


Dear BCAM Students and Families,

We hope you and your family are staying safe and healthy amidst this Coronavirus pandemic. We are doing everything in our power to provide a clean and stable school environment. This mailer has a lot of important information, so please, please take care in reading this cover letter and the enclosed attachments. 

3rd Quarter Progress Report (Enclosed report)

Enclosed please find your student’s current progress report with 3 weeks left in our 3rd academic quarter. Our 3rd Quarter officially ends Friday, April 3rd. Parents push your student to raise his/her grades in classes listed below the 65 passing mark!!!


Please see enclosed a formal letter and documents from our Chancellor Carranza regarding updates and links to access information about NYC DOE Health and Mental Hygiene related to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Parent Conferences Next Week Thursday & Friday, March 19th & Friday, 20th BY PHONE

As the letter from Chancellor Carranza, Parent Conferences next week are not in person, but will instead be conducted by phone. We will call you either from school phone, private cell phone or computer! Here is the BCAM Plan for next week:

  • On Tuesday, March 17th, you will receive a Kinvo message from teachers of classes your child is passing. Parents that would like to speak directly to the teacher will be instructed to respond to the Kinvo message, and will receive a call Thursday 4:30pm-7:30pm, or Friday 1:00pm-3:00pm.
  • For students failing classes, you will receive a required phone call from the teacher(s) on Thursday between 4:30 and 7:30 or Friday between 1pm and 3pm
  • You are also encouraged to come meet with BCAM teachers/staff on Tuesday afternoons moving forward from 3:00pm-4:00pm

Parent Department of Education School Survey: Completion Due by April 3rd (Enclosed Green Env)

Parents, enclosed is an envelope from us that includes your 2019-20 Parent Education School Survey, which you must complete by Friday, April 3rd. This is a 5-minute survey completed either online or via mail. It is hugely important to our school.

BCAM to Absorb Moderate Amount of Students from Acorn Community High School, Fall, 2020

The NYC DOE Central Office and Brooklyn North Superintendency has asked us to integrate into our school community a small number of 10th, 11th and 12th Graders next year from the nearby Acorn Community High School, as they are phasing out as a school due to low enrollment. There is an enclosed letter which explains this action, and invites you to a community hearing on Wednesday evening, April 1st at 6pm.

Please do not hesitate to contact our community with any questions or requests for further information. Please check our calendar (enclosed), website, and Instagram/Twitter @bcamhs. Please be safe everyone.



James O’Brien, Principal, Samantha Exantus & Janna Bello, Aps & the entire BCAM Staff

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