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Tuesday, October 20, 2020


Dear BCAM Families:

We hope this mid-1st Quarter letter finds you and your family well.  We know this remains a very tough time with COVID19 still impacting health & safety, as well as tough challenges all around.  Our school community wants to provide you strong support, stability and clear communication, no matter if you are blended-schedule or fully remote.  Thank you to everyone that joined us last week for BCAM Curricular Afternoon.   

Enclosed in the letters you received are 2 important documents:

  • Your Student’s Mid-1st Quarter Progress Report: This shows his/her grades in each class as of today, Tuesday, October 20, 2020. There are 3 weeks left in the 1st Academic Quarter.  Please ensure that your student is attending and completing all work in his/her classes on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; and that he/she is completing all independent work on Independent Work (Asynchronous Wednesdays).  
  • Registration Information to Access Your Student’s Skedula/Pupil Path: This easy to follow registration will allow you to access and view your student’s grades and progress up to the minute. Both you and child should know how to access our gradebook system. 

We also want to alert you of a few important upcoming calendar dates:

  • Wed, Oct 28th 6:00pm-7:00pm: BCAM Zoom Remote PTA Meeting/Elections.  Please attend to stay up to date on all BCAM school business.
  • Thurs, Oct 29th 5:00pm-6:00pm: BCAM Extra-Curricular Program Recruitment.  Please attend to learn about and sign up BCAM Visual & Performing Arts Academies, BCAM Leadership Programs and BCAM Athletic Teams/Programs!  (SEE FLYER!)
  • Thurs, Oct 29th 6:00pm-7:00pm: BCAM Parent Wellness Workshops.  Parents please join us for set of wellness workshops to support you.(SEE FLYER)
  • Tues, Nov 3rd Election Day Remote Academic Day: Per DOE guidelines, this is a required fully remote day of classes for all students, including Cohort A students that are usually in the building.  It will be a normal Tuesday academic schedule, but everyone will work from home because it is Election Day.  Please vote!!!!!!!!  Have your voice heard. 
  • Wed, Nov 4th Normal Independent Remote Wednesday: This day remains normal as a remote day of independent work for students.

Finally, we want to share that our co-founder and longtime assistant principal Samantha Exantus has moved to a high school position minutes from her house.  We wish her nothing but the best in this new challenge.  Her legacy of tireless work and care of students and families will continue here at BCAM.

As always, please regularly check our website www.bcamhs.org and our Instagram @bcamhs for updates and information.  And don’t hesitate to contact us at (718)230-5748 or email Parent Coordinator Joseph Cooper (jcooper12@schools.nyc.gov) with questions or concerns. 


James O’Brien, Principal; Janna Bello, Assistant Principal; & The Entire BCAM Staff  

The DOE has released new information about the plan for reopening New York City public schools. Learn more about this, and other important updates for families, in this letter from Chancellor Carranza:  Update for Families_September 21 2020.pdf 

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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.