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Announcements and Upcoming Events​

See the BTHS calendar, the PA meeting schedule and agendas, and the SLT meeting schedule.

Back to School ~Urgent Information for Sept. 16, 2020

September 15, 2020

Greetings Parents and Caregivers,

We wanted to reach out to you, and make sure you are aware of the emails that have come out yesterday from Principal Newman, and AP Nottingham. 

A couple of things we wanted to highlight:

 

1)    It is NOT mandatory to get a Covid test prior to the start of in person learning on September 21st.  It is suggested, but NOT mandatory.  The school will not be checking for Covid test results, nor collecting any paperwork. However, if your child is positive, PLEASE DO NOT SEND THEM TO SCHOOL!   Should you be interested in testing, the link from the DOE is here:  https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/return-to-school-2020/health-and-safety/priority-testing

 

2)    Students were given instructions on how to download a new DOE email that they will need to use to access their classes, teachers will be communicating with students using this email address.  Their BTHS.edu email will still be active, but teachers will be communicating via the nycstudents.net e-mail address.  They can be tricky to access - make sure your child is logged off of all other emails and waits a few minutes before trying their new password.

 

3)  If there is a scheduling error, wait for the email that will be sent tomorrow morning with a survey to make changes.  Please do not email anyone else - they will direct you to the survey in the email.

 

4)    ALL students will be taught exclusively by Tech teachers!

 

5)    Textbooks will be all online this year, and teachers will be providing students with links to the books they will be using once learning begins on the 21st.  There will be certain days set aside for the collection of last year's textbooks, information on that will be provided in the next few weeks.

6)    Only blended students will be getting metro cards.  Information on distribution will be forthcoming from administration.

 

7)    All students entering the building MUST wear a mask.  Masks must be worn at all times in the building.  Gaiters and other gaiter type apparel are NOT acceptable forms of face coverage.

 

8)    Lunch will be grab and go and given to students as they leave the building each afternoon.

 

We want to hear from parents, both remote-only, and hybrid, so please e-mail us at papresident@bths.edu with your comments and suggestions. Keep in mind our first PA meeting will be Thursday evening, September 24th at 6:30pm.  A zoom link will be provided in Tech Talk on Sunday.

Until then, stay well.


Regards,

Lisa Sullivan and Cindy Kue

 

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Message from the PA Presidents

September 13, 2020

Parents and Caregivers,

 

Well, it is almost here... the first day of school!  All we know for sure is it will be a first day like no other.  As everyone should know by now, this week Wednesday through Friday will be social and emotional learning, as well as getting to meet teachers and classmates all in the virtual environment.  

 

Class schedules for all students and Pupilpath account log-in information for all incoming students should be sent out via email to students no later than Tuesday.  

The first day of regular instruction will be a Monday, September 21st.  It will be virtual for all EXCEPT those in cohort A who will go into the building.  

 

We will be having our first virtual PA meeting of the year on Thursday, September 24th at 6:30pm, a link to participate in this meeting will be sent out next week.  As a reminder, we will be holding virtual elections during our October meeting.  Anyone interested in running for any of our board positions should refer to last week's Tech Talk for details and the email address where you can send in your information.


Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have; we always do our best to answer each one.  Our email address is Papresident@bths.edu.

 

Stay well,
 

Lisa Sullivan and Cindy Kue 

 

莎·沙利文(Lisa Sullivan)和辛迪·奎(Cindy Kue)

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School Opening Plans- Updates

September 13, 2020

 Back To School Updates

返校的最新消息

 

Chancellor Carranza  and Principal Newman sent another email for school reopening updates. Please see below email links. 

 

Chancellor Carranza's  Email updates

Principal Newman's Email updates

 

School begins remotely for all students on Wednesday, September 16th.   

Students will receive the schedule for the fall on Tuesday, September 15th. 

 

Below is the schedule for classes for September 16th and 17th.  The students will receive the invite to these 2 days from each of their teachers.  The students will attend 30-minutes classes to become familiar with teachers and classmates. 

Wednesday September 16th

 

12:30PM - 1:00 PM Period 1 class

1:05PM - 1:35PM Period 2 class

1:40PM - 2:10PM Period 3 class

2:15PM - 2:45PM Period 4 class

 

Thursday September 17th

 

12:30PM - 1:00 PM Period 5 class

1:05PM - 1:35PM Period 6 class

1:40PM - 2:10PM Period 7 class

2:15PM - 2:45PM Period 8 class

 

Friday, September 18th will be a day of social emotional learning. The schedule and activities for next Friday will be sent next week.

 

In-person instruction and remote instruction will begin on Monday,September 21st

 

If your student(s) are in need of borrowing a device for remote learning, browse the DOE's iPad Request web pages. For those who has a DOE-loaded iPad, a separate email will be sent to you for how to prepare your device to prepare for remote learning this fall.  

 

For further information from the NYC DOE, browse the DOE's   Return-to-School-2020 web pages. 

 

The calendar for 2020-21 school year is now available at this link.

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First PA Meetings for the 2020-2021 School Year

September 14, 2020

First PA Meeting for School Year 2020-2021
Thursday, September 24, 2020, 6:30 pm


Please plan to attend our first virtual PTA meeting for School Year 2020 - 2021. This meeting is important for all Tech parents because it is a pre-election meeting. Please see this link for position descriptions. All positions are volunteer and require your sincere time and commitment. If you wish to run for a position, please email the Nominating Committee at PAelections@bths.edu.

Travel Advisory

September 13, 2020

Travel Advisory 

 

In accordance with New York Governor Cuomo's executive order, if you have traveled from one of the designated states with significant COVID-19 community spread, you must quarantine for 14 days when you return to New York from traveling in states with high coronavirus infection rates. 

 

For further information, including a list of the designated states, review this New York travel advisory: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory

 

In addition, there is a federal quarantine order, also for 14 days, on all international travel. Please refer to this site for details https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/map-and-travel-notices.html

 

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Important School Apps

September 07, 2020

Receive the latest news about distance learning, your student's grades, attendance, fitness results, schedule, etc. To get the latest updates, make sure your NYC Schools Account is activated and up to date. If you have any questions, please email Mr. Anderson directly at eanders6@schools.nyc.gov.

 

PupilPath 

Pupil Path is a student information system for parents and students. Pupil Path allows parents and students to view important student and school information such as student attendance records, class schedule, assignment due dates and grades, graduation eligibility, school announcements, and more. PupilPath is a convenient tool for both parents and students to keep up with classwork and student performance.

 

PupilPath Instruction Link 

Parent Registration Link 

 

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Student Summer Passion Projects

September 13, 2020

Passion Projects!

学生暑假情趣项目成就

Students participating in the BTHS School Library's Summer Passion Project program devoted time this summer researching topics they are passionate about, reflecting on what they learned, and sharing the results through presentations designed to be useful and inspirational to others.

 

As anticipated, Passion Projects showed a wide range of interests.  Students also shared their learning in a wide range of formats, such as educational websites, computer games, blogs, a fundraising campaign and programs for younger students.   Check out student summer work at this link

 

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Important Reminders from Recent Issues of Tech Talk

September 13, 2020

Reminders from Previous Tech Talks

重温旧闻

  • Class of Senior 2021 Portraits

    • Seniors and Parents of the Class of 2021, you may schedule your portrait appointment at this link. Instructions on how to prepare for your portraits will be on the scheduling page.  

  • One School / One Book

    • This summer we've selected "How to be an Antiracist" by Ibram X. Kendi for our Our One School/One Book program.  "How to be an Antiracist" is available at NYC public libraries without a wait.

  • Summer Reading

    • If you are not done with your summer assignment, please refer to summer reading.

  • 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.  
       

  • College Corner

    • Brooklyn Tech's College Office has loads of information to offer you and your student about the college vetting and application process, including the College Handbook.

    • You can read the College Office newsletter to get the latest ideas.

Questions? Answers.

Tech can be a little overwhelming at first, but trust us, you and your kids will figure it out quickly.  To get up to speed, here are helpful sources of information and places you can go to ask questions.

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