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Message from the PA Presidents
Hello parents and caregivers,
This is the next to last Tech Talk that Cindy and I will be writing! Where has the time gone! We know people are ready for the school year to be over, but we encourage everyone to come to our last PA meeting on Thursday, June 17th, come and say goodbye to us and all the senior parents graduating with their kids! An email will go out a few days before the meeting with the zoom info. If you have questions for us or Mr. Newman, email us at email@example.com and we will do our best to answer any questions you may have.
All the best!
Lisa Sullivan and Cindy Kue
BTHS PA Co-Presidents
Message from the Incoming PA President
Dear Parents and Caregivers,
Please remember to join the last PA meeting for the 2020-2021 school year on June 17 at 6:30 pm. The current PA Presidents Lisa and Cindy will be leaving, let us give a warm goodbye to them both. They did a great job and I will have some great shoes to fill.
I want to congratulate the BTHS class of 2021 parents, caregivers and students. It was a challenging year and you made it. Thank you for the continued support of the PA.
Incoming PA President
Upcoming Important Dates
June 14 to 18 - Final Exams schedules
June 17, 22, 23 - Regents Exams
June 17 - Final PA meeting for School Year 2020 - 2021
June 23 - Senior Graduation Ceremony
June 25 - Last Day of School
Support and Services
Support and Services During Remote Instruction
The following support and services are currently available:
Tutoring by Tech Teachers
BTHS Peer Tutoring
Mathematics -Algebra, Geometry & Pre-calculus - sign-up here
Chemistry - ACS Chem Club Tutoring- sign-up here
Computer Science Principles - Online Tutoring Club- sign-up here
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.
Halal and Kosher meals are available at some sites.
Visit here for additional details, menus and locations.
AP Exams - AP exams will start on June 1st and run through Friday, June 11th. Please see 2021 School Year AP Exam schedule here . For more info about AP exams generally (grading, how scores are used) see the PA's Unofficial Thoughts on AP exams here.
ELA Regents- 6/16/2021
Living Environmental Regents - 6/22/2021
Algebra 1 - 6/23/2021
Additional Academic Support
Tutoring services run by teachers are available for all students, specific subject and zoom links can be accessed here.
Additional Tutoring services run by students are still available from below:
Mathematics -Algebra, Geometry & Pre-calculus - sign-up here.
Chemistry - ACS Chem Club Tutoring- sign-up here.
The Princeton Review offers online prep course, homework help and academic tutoring at discounted rates for BTHS students. For more information, please click here.
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.
School and PA Updates
Final PA Meeting For School Year
Join us for our 10th and final PA meeting on Thursday, June 17 at 6:30 PM via Zoom. More information will be forthcoming as we get closer to our meeting date!
June 17: Pick up of Senior Items during school day. All items will be distributed. Books may be returned this day to be brought to the school.
Any student that borrowed DOE Computers Laptops and iPads MUST return them by June 17 before they can obtain any senior items including graduation tickets, cap & gown, yearbook, and merchandise. You will be accountable for returning them.
June 23 : Our beloved Graduation 2021 - Arthur Ashe Stadium
In Person Ceremony: 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Virtual Celebration Ceremony: 5:00 PM
Senior portraits class of 2022 - Senior class can schedule for their timeslot for portraits now. See here for additional details on how to sign up for appointments.
Working Papers - Students who need working papers for a job this summer can get them from school. They need to fill out the form found on this page and bring a doctor's note saying they are able to work (pediatricians are generally familiar with this kind of letter).
Music Class -Music classes (band, orchestra, chorus) will take place in-person during the 2021-2022 school year and will follow all DOE safety guidelines. Please see here for specific on who to contact and browse the course description if needed.
A Message from NYC Health Department - If you have a child who is at least 12 years old, I strongly encourage you to get them vaccinated as soon as possible. To find a site near you visit nyc.gov/vaccinefinder or call 877-VAX-4-NYC (877-829-4692). Many sites do not require an appointment.
School Re-opening Plans for Fall 2021 - Schools will return to full-time, in-person learning this September. Please see here for updates from Chancellor Porter.
DOE Survey - NYC Department of Education launched 15th annual NYC School Survey, which can be accessed here. Please share your thoughts on your school experience this year. Schools will use your feedback to think about the learning environment and work with all members of the school community to make the school a better place to learn.
(Families should enter "f" followed by their child's nine-digit Student Identification (OSIS) Number to access the survey. Note that "f" must be lowercase. Families can find their child's Student Identification Number on their report card, student ID card, or New York City Schools Account (NYCSA).)
Vaccination Scholarship Incentives - Parents or legal guardians of any New Yorker, ages 12 to 17, can enter their child who has received at least their first COVID-19 vaccine dose, for a chance to win one of 50, four-year full-ride scholarships (including tuition, fees, room-and-board, and expenses) to any New York State public college or university. Please see here for additional details.
The BTHS College has lots of information about scholarships and financial information here.
Questions can be emailed to Internship Coordinator, Mr. Issac Honor at .
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