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Announcements and Upcoming Events​

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

Message from the PA Presidents

October 18, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

School is now in full swing; everyone that chose blended learning has now been in school a few times.  Our fully remote learners continue on as they have since the beginning.  We hope everyone has settled in and are enjoying their classes.
 

PA Executive Board elections are Thursday, October 22nd, virtual at 6:30pm.  At this meeting we will be holding elections for all positions on the Executive board as well as the SLT.  Please see the message below from the Nominating Committee on how the virtual election will be conducted.  We will be sending a link for the meeting out as soon as we receive it from administration.
 

A couple of items to relay to everyone regarding attendance.  If you or your child feel they have erroneously been marked absent they need to contact their teacher, if after discussion the teacher agrees that the absence was in error the teacher needs to make the correction with Ms. Cuesta, who is in charge of attendance.
 

Cameras on..... although it isn't mandatory it is encouraged that students have their cameras on during lessons.  It will make the experience more interactive for everyone.
 

We look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday, October 22nd at 6:30 for our virtual PA meeting.  

As always, feel free to reach out to us at PApresident@bths.edu

 

Stay well!

 

Lisa Sullivan and Cindy Kue 

BTHS PA Co-Presidents


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PA Election Updates 家长协会选举

October 18, 2020

PA Election Updates

家长协会选举

 

Thursday , October 22, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

 

Our second PA meeting for this school year will be  hosted via Zoom videoconference.  Please see log-in information below.

 

In addition to conducting our regular PA business, at this meeting we will also be electing 2020-2021 PA executive board officers, including five new Freshman representatives and five School Leadership Team positions.

 

Parents and/or  guardians of current Brooklyn Tech students can vote via a Google link which will be posted in the chat feature of Zoom and on the school website. 

 

You will need to know your student's 9 digit OSIS# in order to register and vote!

 

 

Anyone interested in running for a position on the PA executive board may send an email to paelections@bths.edu, or may self-nominate "from the floor" at the beginning of the meeting.  Any nominations from the floor must be made at the beginning of the meeting.

 

 

Please see positions available below. Also see Bylaws for qualifications, term limits. 

 

President or Co-Presidents      Up to 2 seats

Secretary or Secretaries          Up to 2 seats

Corresponding Secretary or Secretaries  Up to 2 seats

Treasurer                            1 seat

Assistant Treasurer              1 seat

Vice President or Co-VPs of Fundraising      Up to 2 seats

Vice President or Co-VPs of Events and Volunteer Up to 2 seats

Vice President or Co-VPs of Diversity and Community Engagement   Up to 2 seats

Senior Class Vice President or Co-VPs             Up to 2 seats

Junior Class Vice President or Co-VPs              Up to 2 seats

Sophomore  Class Vice President or Co-VPs      Up to 2 seats

Freshmen Class Vice President or Co-VPs             5 seats

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School Leadership Team (SLT)

  • 5 Parent Positions 

  • SLT positions will be voted on after the results of the Brooklyn Tech PA officer positions have been announced. 

A list of candidates for the various offices, together with short campaign statements, will be distributed by separate email before the meeting.

 

Due to COVID 19 impacts, DOE updated their guidance for schools to hold virtual elections. 

 

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School/Survey Updates 返校的最新消息

October 18, 2020

School/Survey Updates

返校的最新消息 

 

Safety Protocols/Policy 

  • General Response Protocols for Teachers and Students Updated Oct 2020- Please review the  instructions for General Response Protocols (GRP), which includes evacuation, lockdown, and shelter-in procedures. Be sure to make note of the modifications (page 3) relative to the COVID-19 pandemic. Parents can find all GRP information, including instructional videos, on the tech website.

  • Cell Phone Policy - Please read the attachment  to review the Brooklyn Technical High School policy regarding the use of cell phones and other electronic devices in school. See link to review Chancellor's policies from BTHS website. 

     

  • School Health Screen Form  -  Each student must complete the health screening prior to arriving at school each day. The health form app can be found here,  see printable form here if needed. See additional email about entry/moving/exit procedures for blended students. 

  • Masks - Please remember that masks are mandatory, and must be worn inside the building at all times. Gaiters or bandanas are not acceptable, and masks must not  have any sort of exhalation valve without a filter. Please see Principal Newman's  email about updates

 

 

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Important School Forms

October 18, 2020

School Forms

COVID Test Consent Form Updates: Parents can sign the in-school testing consent from your NYCSA account. Once parents logged in , on the Home screen you will see information about COVID testing and click the "Manage Consent" button to get started. Follow the directions to give consent for your child to get tested. Learn about the COVID testing program here.

Family Income Inquiry Form: All New York City Public School students receive free lunch. However, this form is a key factor in determining if our school is eligible to receive Title I federal funding which could make a big difference in our budget for next year. Please use this link to complete your Family Income Inquiry Form.
  

Switching to All Remote Instruction: If parents would like to switch their students to all remote instructions, please fill out this form. Changing Preferences - If you choose fully remote learning for your child, you will have the option to change back to blended learning at a few specific times during the school year, beginning in November 2020.

 

 

School Devices: If students still need to borrow a learning device, please fill out the Device Request Form. If students need to return a device, please fill out this form, so DOE know the best way to get it back to you. Please see here for DOE's homepage on how to request a device or to return a device.  

Key Dates 重要日期

October 18, 2020

Key Dates

重要日期

  • Thursday, 10/22/2020 PA election - 6:30 - 8:00 pm

  • Monday, 11/02/2020 - RIT Undergraduate Credit Registration Deadline due. See here for details.

  • Tuesday, 11/03/2020 Election Day - Fully Remote Instructions for All Students.

    • Here is the link to NY State voter Registration.

    • Here is to look up voting sites.

  • Thursday to Friday, 11/12/2020  - 11/13/2020,  Parent Teachers' Conferences

Thank You September Donors! 鸣谢九月份捐赠者!

October 18, 2020

Thank You September Donors!

鸣谢九月份捐赠者!

 

We are grateful to BTHS parents and families for your steadfast support during these challenging times!

 

Allison Kirshner

Kristin MacQuarrie

Amy Sandgrund

Maria Caicedo

Anna Rousakis

Maricel Braganza

Antonia Martinelli

MaryAnn Belliveau

Bunny Ellerin

Megan Galvin

Colin Rafferty

Michelle Matta

Howard Blohm

Mieko Mendez

Isabel Kyriacou

Nilar Zeyar

Jackelyn Frost

Rachel Thompson

Jeffrey Drew

Rakesh Gupta

Jennifer and Kevin McCoy

Richard Klein

Jennifer Dalton

Shanny Bang

Jennifer Lombard

Subhmani Singh

jennifer Morrissey

Timothy Wong

Julia Saiz

Yuon Chiu

Kirsten Danis

Zeqin Shao

 

The BTHS PA Treasurer's Reports are available for review on the PA website.

Brooklyn Tech Library News

October 18, 2020

Brooklyn Tech Library News

校图书馆最新消息 

Returning Old Books - Please return your library books to the cart in the center lobby. Don't worry- fine waived. 9th graders: we'll take your MS library books too. * Remote students: please hang on to your books for now!

 

Check out the latest on the BTHS Library Blog, where our student teacher shares some tips and tools about how to stay on top of school work.  Clubs are starting soon and there will be even more to organize!

 

Please see here to see the last updates emails from our librarians for some free resources from our library. 

College Corner

October 18, 2020

College Corner!

BTHS 大学联络办公室最新讯息!

 

Welcome back Class of 2021! 

 

BTHS College Office Newsletter has a new edition for the week of October 12-16, 2020. Senior families, please check out the long list of on-line college fairs and open houses! 

 

Seniors - See here for additional resources such as CUNY/SUNY/Financial Aid. See  Naviance guidance here for college application process. 

 

 

Fee Waivers -  Students eligible for free and reduced price lunch are eligible for CUNY, SUNY, Common App, and NACAC fee waivers. See here for waiver form. 

 

All parents:  Please note SAT fee waivers are not available yet.  We'll let you know as soon as we find out more . . .  

 

Brooklyn Tech's College Office has loads of information to offer you and your student(s) about the college vetting and application process, including the College Handbook.  You can read the College Office newsletter to get the latest ideas.  

 

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Free New York Times Subscription...thanks to the BTHS library

Parents, did you know...

Your student has a free NYT subscription, thanks to the BTHS library!

每个BTHS学生都有自己的免费纽约时报电子版账户,可以随便阅览!

Important Reminders from Recent Issues of Tech Talk

Reminders from Previous Tech Talks 

Take Out Meals

 

  • Remote Learning Students and parents may pick up a free breakfast and lunch at select locations from 9:00am - 12:00pm.  See here search your  nearest location. 

 

Important School Apps

 

  • Make sure your NYC Schools Account is activated and up to date.

  • PupilPath Instruction Link 

  • PupilPath Parent Registration Link 

NY Public Library Card Information 

Tech students can get a  or a NY Public Library card regardless of which borough they live in.  Find information on public library ecards here.

  • Princeton Review Discounts for Tech Students

    • The Princeton Review test preparation company offers discounted rates to Brooklyn Tech students. In-person session might have been canceled due to COVID-19 Pandemic.

    • See this Princeton Review Link for Brooklyn Tech Students. 

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