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Principal's Corner

Thursday, February 16, 2023


Dear BCAM Families:


We hope this letter three weeks into our 3rd Academic Quarter finds you well. We want to thank all our families for the continued support and partnership with our school.


Please see enclosed your student’s most current transcript with brand new grades for Semester 2022-23 found at the top of the transcript. The grades are the formal grade that is the result of averaging 1st and 2nd Quarter grade report card grades. Please review these grades with your student and set goals for 3rd and 4th Quarters. These quarterly grades, which then be averaged for their formal transcript grade issued in June.


Also, please be aware that now every single BCAM student’s academic record can be found in their MySchools Account. If you do not know how to access your student’s MySchools Account, please immediately email our new Parent Coordinator Renesha Westbrooks (rwestbrooks2@schools.nyc.gov) and she will get you linked to your account. We also welcome Ms. Westbrooks to our staff family!!! She will contacting you to invite you to our next PTA Meeting.


Next, please be use this link to complete the annual DOE Parent/Family Survey about your experience with our school: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/reports/school-quality/nyc-school-survey Please copy the link into your Internet Browser, or click directly on the link. THE SURVEY IS ALSO COMING TO YOU VIA REGULAR MAIL. Please look for it, and please complete the survey! It will take 5 minutes electronically from your phone or device. It gives us good feedback about how we can support you and your student.


Finally, the below bullets provide you key information about important topics and dates to support you in maintaining strong connection to our school community. We will continue to share updated information constantly via our Kinvo Text System, our website www.bcamhs.org, our Instagram @bcamhs, and phone calls. Go on our website and have your student sign up for a spring extra-curricular program or team!!! Please do not hesitate to contact us by Kinvo text, call (718)230-5748 or email Ms. Westbrooks 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!!!


Best, James O’Brien, Principal; Janna Bello-Andrews, Assistant Principal; Brent Lawrence, Assistant Principal; Joseph Cooper, Community School Director; Renesha Westbrooks, Parent Coordinator

and the entire BCAM Staff


Important BCAM Info

  • Monday, Feb. 20 – Friday, Feb. 24 NYC DOE Mid-Winter Vacation
  • Wednesday, March 1 Final SAT Practice Exam for 11th Graders
  • Friday, March 3 BCAM Black Excellence Day: Workshops & Performances
  • Wednesday, March 15 BCAM March PTA Meeting & Parent Workshop
  • Wednesday, March 22 SAT Exam for 11th Graders; PSAT for 10th Graders
  • Thursday, Mar. 23- Friday, Mar. 24 BCAM Parent Teachers Conferences- via Zoom Video
  • Tuesday, April 4 Last Day of 3rd Quarter Report Cards Generated

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.