Community Circle: Week of 12/04/23
Check out our Community Circle, featuring announcements and events happening this week at BCAM.
A Yondr Pouch will be provided to each student free of charge. Each pouch will have the student’s name on it. Please be aware that the pouch is BCAM property.
Upon arrival, students will follow these steps:
Students arriving prior to 2nd period will enter through the lunch room doors.
Students arriving 2nd period or later will enter through the main entrance and complete the process in the main lobby.
Building Exit/End of Academic Day:
At the end of each academic day, students will unlock their pouch at the unlocking base at their exit. Students will remove their phone from the pouch and then close the empty pouch. 11th and 12th graders will exit through the main doors. 9th and 10th graders will exit through the lunchroom doors.
If a student forgets their pouch:
If a student loses their pouch:
If a student damages or breaks their pouch (not normal wear and tear):
All current phone-use guidelines and disciplinary processes remain in place with the implementation of pouches. There is absolutely no phone use during the academic day 8:20am-2:40pm.
Congratulations to Caleb Kelly, who was selected as one of 12 students in ALL of NYC to intern for Conde Nast! During his 2-year internship, Caleb will have the opportunity to travel, meet and interact with some of the biggest talent names in the industry working in copyediting, design, photography, and production. Congratulations to Caleb on this exciting opportunity!
Cycle 2: Session 1
Tuesday, October 31, 2023
Dear BCAM Families:
We hope this letter finds you well as we near the end of our 1st Academic Quarter. We want to thank all our families for the continued support and partnership with our school. Our school year is going fantastic thus far. Students with strong attendance are doing really well. They are focused and working hard. We have 28 extra-curricular programs taking place this 1st Semester. We hope your student is in at least one of them! And our 1st Quarter ends on Thursday, 11/9, wherein students will receive formal grades into their report card, and we will then have parent conferences Thursday, 11/16 and Friday, 11/17. You will receive conference schedule options in the week before conferences. So, BCAM Families, this mailer has a lot for you because we want you to be fully informed! Please take a few moments to go over each of these documents. The following is enclosed:
1) Your student’s most current transcript with brand new semester grades and regent exam scores through June, 2023 or August, 2023 if your student completed summer school classes and exams. The grades are the formal grade that is the result of averaging 1st and 2nd Quarter grade report card grades. ***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 (email@example.com) and she will get you linked to your account.
2) Directions to access your student’s Jupiter Online Grading System. Please follow these directions and you can stay up to date with ongoing assignments and grades. Please note that our teachers will fully update Jupiter grades every 4 weeks or so.
3) Guidelines for Our Yondr Phone Pouch System. Beginning this Monday, 11/6, upon entry, all students will be required to turn off phones and place them in a secure pouch that they will carry with them for the academic day. The pouches will be unlocked at the end of the day. This will be our permanent system moving forward, as we heard our families when they shared they’d like students to have possession of their own electronics instead of us locking them up each day. We will continue to share updated information constantly via our Kinvo Text System, our website www.bcamhs.org, our Instagram @bcamhs, and phone calls. Please do not hesitate to contact us by Kinvo text, call (718)230-5748 or email Ms. Westbrooks with any questions or concerns. As always, in any situation, we are partners in support of your student.
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
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.