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Welcome to a new school year!

Posted in General

September 4, 2018

Dear BCCHS Community,

We are excited to welcome back our BCCHS students, staff and families to the 2018-19 school year. This year, we will continue to come together to support our community, engage in rigorous learning, make learning relevant through real-world connections and support an inclusive, diverse environment through embracing our differences, learning from one another and celebrating each other as global citizens.

We have a few new initiatives this year that I wanted to take a moment to highlight. This year, we will deepen our work toward supporting all learners to meet rigorous college-ready standards by launching our FLEX  program. In short, our Flex program is a class that meets three times a week during the school day. Each week, through advisory, students will be able to select where they want to go, to get extra support and enrichment. Students will learn more about this in advisory during the first two weeks of school, and we invite families to attend Curriculum Night, on September 26th, where we will review more about FLEX.

We are continuing to focus on community through our advisory program.  This year, we will deepen our focus on social emotional learning with restorative circles, which will take place each Friday in advisory. We started this work last year, and are excited to build on this and deepen our focus.

While academics is key at BCCHS, we also value developing systems and structures to support an inclusive, diverse environment, which will help all of our students thrive. This year, we have developed new class configurations, where students are able to mix with other students in their grade throughout the day. Students will travel in 2-4 different groups, depending on their classes.

We are excited to welcome back our BCCHS community and welcome new members. Welcome, students and families who are new to BCCHS. For our incoming 9th graders, we are mindful that high school is a big transition. Therefore, we have developed a special program for 9th grade for Wednesday and Thursday this week. Students will spend time building community on Wednesday, and on Thursday, will learn about systems and structures expected of them at BCCHS. Students can bring their day 1 supplies on Friday, September 7th.

We welcome you all with enthusiasm!  We value each other’s unique differences with empathy,  and we believe each student at BCCHS is extraordinary. These are our values and we are excited to see you again and share them together.

As a reminder, all students should be at school on Wednesday, September 5th at 8:30 am. 9th graders will report to the cafeteria, 10-12 graders will go to their advisories (classrooms will be posted in the lobby). New 10-12 grade students should go to the gym for their class assignment.

Here’s to a great year,

Alicia Perez-Katz

Alicia Perez-KatzPrincipal
Baruch College Campus High School
55 East 25th St.
New York, NY 10010
(p) 212.689.2641  (f) 212.683.7338