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Announcements and Upcoming Events​

See the BTHS calendar, PA meeting schedule  and PA Bylaws.

Hello Parents and Caregivers,


Well, as we all know by now NYC hit the 3% level and all NYC public schools are now fully remote.  Tech has pivoted without issue, as the plan Mr. Newman and the back-to-school committee anticipated this happening and our kids have continued learning without missing a beat.


We had our November PA meeting, attended by over 300 parents and caregivers!  A summary of the meeting can be found further down in Tech Talk.  One thing we wanted to bring to everyone's attention is the need for a few volunteers to work with the board on the annual audit of the PA books, this will be done in the Spring, so let us know if you are interested.  Another area we will need a few volunteers will be the reassessing of our PA bylaws. This needs to be done every two years and will go into effect in the new year.  If you are interested in volunteering to work on it, please see below for details and information. This will all be done virtually at this point.
 

Our new Freshman Reps will be meeting this week to see what they might be able to do coordinating some virtual activities bringing Freshman students and parents together.  As we hear from our other class reps about any plans we will be sure to pass them along. 

 

Tech Talk will resume on December 6th.

We wish all of you a safe and happy Thanksgiving! 


  

Regards,

Lisa Sullivan and Cindy Kue 

November 22nd at 11:59 pm is the last day to sign-up for Parent Teacher Conference!

 

Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th: Schools Closed for Thanksgiving Recess

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Parent-Teacher Conferences

    • Monday, November 30th   5:30 pm - 8:00 pm*

    • Tuesday, December 1st    12:40 pm - 2:50 pm*

*Be sure to check school communications to verify the times closer to the dates.

Note: Report Cards are expected to be PupilPath by Wed. Nov. 25th.

  • BTHS Library Tutorial Session on Sora 

    • Monday, November 30th   5:30pm  and  7:00 pm

    • Tuesday, December 1st    12:30 pm  and  2:00 pm

    • See more details below!

 

For a complete view of important dates, see the school's calendar and DOE's calendar

Support and Services during Remote Instruction

Posted 11.22. 2020

As mentioned in Principal Newman's  November 18th, the following support and services are available during the current school closures:

Technology Support

  • Tech Support: use this link

  • DOE iPad issues: use this link

  • Internet connection issues: use this link

  • DOE IT Helpdesk:  718-935-5100; press 5.

Take- Out Meals for Students and Families 

  • Weekdays between 9:00 a.m. and noon. 

  • No identification or registration needed.

  • Thanksgiving meals are available (Mon. -  Wed.).

  • Halal and Kosher meals are available at some sites.

  • Visit here for additional details, menus and locations.

Volunteers Requested 

for PA Committees

Posted 11.22. 2020

Volunteers Requested 

Every Tech parent is a member of the Tech PA. We encourage and welcome your participation on committees and in events. 

Volunteers are needed for assistance with:

 

-   Annual Audit (3 volunteers) - For the Annual Audit, the primary requirements are basic accounting knowledge and the ability to read financial statements. Approx. Time Commitment: 6 hours

Bylaws Committee (3 volunteers) The Bylaws are reviewed and updated every two years. It is the chance to make changes to the board composition, meeting requirements and other practices that govern the PA Board. Approx. Time Commitment: 6 hours. 

If you would like additional information and/or would like to volunteer, please contact papresident@bths.edu.

Highlights from the November PA Meeting

Posted 11.22.2020

Meeting Highlights from the Nov. 19th PA Meeting

  • Health & Safety Meeting Update-Teacher and student safety will be foremost either remotely or in school

  • SLT Meeting Update - members ensure the budget aligns to the school's policy; discussed last year's objectives

  • PA Diversity Committee - Workshop/Meeting Dec. 4th

  • PA Events & Volunteers Committee- Encourages parents to volunteer; First PA Parent workshops - Nov. 21st

  • AP Santiago- Campbell  explained Tech's language requirements and language credits.

  • Ms. Williams, Guidance Counselor discussed Test Optional colleges, importance of recommendations and communicating with the Guidance Counselors during the school year.

  • Chemistry Teacher, Ms. Correge explained Science & Science Lab: 1200 minutes of required lab hours, virtual animal dissection (and dissection opt-out) and time frame for completing  lab reports.

  • Principal Newman answered questions regarding PSAT postponement, Grades (CR, NX), camera usage for teachers and students, attendance, 504 letters (handled by AP Ventura), grades/ report cards.

The BTHS College Office has loads of information about colleges and the application process! 

 

  

Save the Date

 For registration information and more, please see the College Office's latest newsletter.

  •  Tomorrow, November 23rd and Tuesday, November 24th

    • National Hispanic College Fair, Inc. Virtual College Fair; Register here.

  • Wednesday, November 25th

    • Deadline to complete Senior Dues Information Form 

Resources, Forms and Waiver Information  

  • See here for additional resources such as CUNY/ SUNY/ Financial Aid.

  • See here for BTHS College Office Forms for the 2020-2021 school year.

  • SAT fee waivers are not available yet.    

 

The Brooklyn Tech Library is delighted to invite you to a brief (15 minute) tutorial session!

 

Sora eBook and Audiobook Tutorial Session

Sora  is a website and mobile app which allow our students to access the Brooklyn Tech Library eBook and audiobook collection, as well as search and borrow from the public library systems in New York City. Parents can use Sora to access books in the public library system. 

 

Learn all about the features of this free and user-friendly resource!

 

 

                             

Tutoring Help: The NHS Tutoring Committee matches students with a tutor for  virtual one-on-one sessions during free periods or after school. Interested students should email nhs.tutoringserv@gmail.com noting the class(es) and their availability. 

 

Albert.io for the 2020/2021 School Year: With Albert.io, students work through practice questions to help them prepare for difficult academic subject tests such as the AP exams, Regents, SAT, and ACT. See here  for additional details.  

 

BTHS Library Resources: Please see here for resources and information from our librarians. 

 

Free New York Times Subscription: All Tech students were enrolled for free accounts through 9/21 on bths.edu accounts. Last year's account are still active for 10th -12th graders. Ninth graders should check their bths.edu account for a message with the subject "NYTimes.com Your New York Times Digital Subscription"

 

Princeton Review Discount for Tech Students: Please see this link for details.

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