Attention Grades 6 through 12 - Tomorrow is a regular day of virtual instruction. Although there is no "cohort color" assigned, students will log on at 7:30 a.m. for attendance and meet with all of their teachers on a normal 9 period schedule
The November Breakfast and Lunch Menus are now available! Check them out here: https://www.brunswickcsd.org/o/bcsd/browse/157983
We didn't think we would be celebrating Halloween remotely this year, but we are still looking to bring virtual tricks & treats to our Tamarac community. Please feel free to share your photos throughout the remainder of the week by sending them to email@example.com
Free Meals for ALL students has been extended to June 30, 2021. For more information, please visit: https://bit.ly/3jAx66e
A reminder that COVID resources can be found on our website under Brunswick CSD - EXPLORE - Reopening Information & COVID19 Resource Center. Or click here: https://bit.ly/2HEpBy8
Tamarac Secondary Families: Please check the NEWS section for an update from Principal Rizzo.
A reminder of today's schedule for SIXTH GRADERS: Times: Period 1 - 7:30 Period 2 - 8:19 Period 3 - 9:02 Period 4 - 9:46 Period 5 - Lunch Period 6 - 11:14 ***music students fill out Google Form / AIS students check your email Period 7 - 11:58 Period 8 - 12:42 Period 9 - 1:26 ***AIS students check your email / No Meet for study hall
Correction: Tomorrow is a WHITE cohort day for the Secondary School. Sorry for the confusion.
An update on tomorrow for the Secondary School: - Teachers will run a nine period schedule for students who are typical in-person or hybrid. - Students who are normally fully remote should follow their regular schedule. *Tomorrow is red cohort day - all hybrid students will be on a regular 9 period schedule with homeroom attendance at 7:30 a.m. This includes 6th grade.
Please bring an ID is you are signing out a device.
Hello. Brunswick Central School District will go fully remote for ALL students, K through 12, on Monday, October 26, 2020. Please check your email and our website for further information. Thank you.
Do you want a quick guide to events in our community? Do you have an event you would like to share? Head to our website - select the Brunswick CSD and Explore tab - then select Community. https://www.brunswickcsd.org/o/bcsd/page/community--427
Family Education Webinar Series from the Mental Health Association in New York State. A good resource with upcoming and recorded webinars. https://www.mentalhealthednys.org/family-education-webinar-series/?fbclid=IwAR0tzeO8ECQwdr-CoF-wGGA5jD7MhYoMbjCEwP6Gjg1NKQBjmKnTESV4Prc
Elementary Parents! We now have a few openings in our childcare program for anyone who is interested in sending their children on a daily basis. Please contact our childcare director, Carol Galbraith at firstname.lastname@example.org for availability.
Message from our PTSA: We’ve had a lot of parents asking about picture days! Reminder, Secondary school photos start tomorrow 10/13-10/15. Elementary students are 10/14. You can order you pictures online. Please be sure to send a copy of your receipt in with your child. www.adirondackschoolportraits.com Enter which ever code below applies to your student. High school students: TAMHS20X355 Middle school students: TAMMID20X356 Elementary students: TAMELM20X357 If you have any additional questions that we can help with, please just let us know!
If your child was unable to connect today Please email email@example.com to confirm. We need to ensure that students are not absent due to COVID or COVID related symptoms. Please help us keep Tamarac safe. Have a great three day weekend.
Dear Tamarac ES Families I hope this email finds you well and with electricity - still waiting for it at my house 😞😞. Fortunately, good weather returned today, and our annual Fire Prevention and Safety presentation happened for our kindergarten and 1st grade students. Many thanks to the Eagle Mills, Raymertown, and Brunswick 1 fire departments for working so wonderfully with these students today. The students loved the presentations and the fire trucks, and they learned valuable information to keep them and their families safe. As a reminder, picture day is scheduled for next Wednesday, October 14, 2020. Students attending school in person will be having their pictures taken during the school day between the hours of 10:30 AM and 3:00 PM. Students attending school remotely may come to school from 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM to have their pictures taken. There will be a table set up outside the main entrance for parents and students to check in. A parent will be required to complete a health screening survey at the table, and students will have their temperatures taken prior to entering the building. Only the student will enter the building to have his/her picture taken. Parents will need to wait outside until their child's picture is taken. It has come to our attention that some parents are parking in areas that are not designated parking spaces during elementary pick-up (e.g., lawn areas). We kindly ask that parents who are picking up students at dismissal time park their cars in any available parking spot when you arrive. Parking spaces are no longer assigned and any open parking space may be used when picking up your child from school. We have been having talks about how to celebrate Halloween this year, given all the steps we must observe. Our planning is not complete, but it does look like we will be doing smaller, classroom-based activities to celebrate this year, not the outdoor parades and events that we have been having in the past. I hope the parades can make a comeback next year, but for now, it is on hold. More complete information will be shared as our building meets on this topic further. Looking ahead, we have designated November 9, 2020 as the first day that students who have been learning remotely may begin attending school in-person if the parents decide that this is their preference. Parents of remote learners who wish for their child to begin attending in-person instruction must notify their child’s remote teacher of this decision no later than October 23, 2020. This will allow for us to plan around necessary distancing protocols should classes need to be reconfigured to accommodate additional students. I hope you and your family enjoy this upcoming weekend - my son just texted that National Grid trucks are on our street. Maybe I'll be able to enjoy the weekend, too. Sincerely, Rich Pogue
Update from Dr. Maloney We are thankful to have the power on at school but are very aware that many of our families do not have power and/or internet. Situations like this can be unpredictable therefore we continue to work with our local towns and governments to ensure safety. Tomorrow, barring any unforeseen situation, school will be open. We have checked with Rensselaer Co Emergency Management about the State of Emergency. They stated the State of Emergency is due to road clean up work but schools do not need to stay closed. Our closure today was a lack of power. A wide spread weather incident like this is unexpected and fortunately rare. This year, our situation is much more complicated by the COVID 19 pandemic and remote instruction. If you are out of power and your child cannot report or connect remotely this will be an excused absence. We will work with you and your family and no student will be penalized due to lack of power or internet. As always, you make the best decision for your child. Please just confirm this information through the normal mechanisms when you can. Tomorrow will be the normal schedule. Mr. Rizzo has posted an update for the secondary school that covers current topics such as open house, pictures and tomorrow’s schedule. This is a challenging 24 hours in a challenging year. Brunswick is here for you. Please do not hesitate to reach out if we can support your families. Please remember to check for any updates. I hope you and your family stay well. Angelina Maloney Superintendent
Update: Brunswick CSD is closed today 10/8 due to widespread power outages and road closures due to the storm yesterday. We wish to thank our local forest responders for the hard work to keep our community safe last evening. Stay safe everyone! Angelina Maloney
Due to power outages at all schools, Brunswick CSD will be operating on a two hour delay. Please check back for updates as we continue to monitor the situation
Part 1 of the Secondary Virtual Open House is now available. Here is the link to the teacher videos: https://sites.google.com/brunswickcsd.org/tamarac-mshs-open-house/home Part II is the virtual meet time with teams/departments tomorrow from 5:15-8:00. Here is the link once again in case you need it: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1K-4THXc9daHlir-Xb9X633SYwXLi82uF49D03P_yPwA/edit?usp=sharing Thank you!
o the families of Tamarac Elementary School, It is hard to believe that October is here. We have come a long way in our first month of school, and our educational landscape has changed right along with the season. The important things at Tamarac Elementary, however, have remained the same: high quality instruction and a deep sense of community. We have made additional adjustments to our arrival and dismissal processes to maximize instructional time in classrooms, while keeping safety and efficiency for our drop-off and pick-up students, as well as our bus riders, in the forefront of our minds. For the convenience of families, parents may drop off students at 8:30am - we will have someone at the main crosswalk, at the parent drop off zone, to cross students as the buses arrive. At 8:40am, students may enter the building after being screened. We are offloading the buses one at a time once the lines to enter go down - fewer riders and more parent drop offs are speeding up this process. With that, we will return to our 8:55am start time, with tardies beginning after that time. We have now begun calling to dismiss students (beginning with students attending aftercare) at 3:05pm. Students being picked up by parents will be dismissed after that time using the same alphabetical groupings and the same exit points that we have been. Busses are now being released at 3:25pm. Picture day is scheduled for 10/14/20! Our wonderful PTSA is coordinating this effort, and we will be working with them to provide additional information to you on the picture day process for in-person and remote learners. More to come! In a previous newsletter, we mentioned our “SMART” approach to behavior education and support. We would like to highlight the ”S” for “safety” this week! Firstly, our students and teachers have been the picture of health and safety by remaining vigilant about following mask-wearing and distancing protocols. I am so proud to see how our Bengals have risen to the occasion to do what is necessary to take care of each other whether together in person or connecting remotely, so we can continue to learn together. In other “safety” news, October is cybersecurity awareness month. This year, perhaps more than ever, cybersecurity is certainly on the forefront of our minds as we have relied on technology to keep us connected. Our district IT Department is a critical part of supporting cybersecurity awareness in the use of instructional technology with our students. However, families are also partners in supporting cybersecurity with our young learners. Please visit this family tip sheet for more information on supporting online security with our K-5 students. Enjoy your children this weekend. We look forward to seeing them all again on Monday! Sincerely, Rich Pogue
Financial Aid night Virtual Oct 21 6 pm Link to follow
Dear Secondary School Families: Happy Friday! With September now in the books, we are looking ahead to another busy month. Considering where we were with time this summer, I can’t say enough about how smooth of a start we have had! Our goal is to keep the positive momentum rolling as we plan our next steps in the school year. Our Continuity of Instruction Committee has been assessing our current progress to date and starting to build the cohort calendar for the late fall/early winter. If your child is fully remote, it is important to note that parents/guardians have until October 23 to notify the counseling department if there are any changes in your child’s mode of instruction (hybrid learning vs. remote). We will need this information to ensure we are always meeting the needs of all of our students and following safety guidelines. We appreciate your continued support! Here are some important updates for this week: Open House - Wednesday, October 7!: Our new virtual open house program is ready for its test drive! The staff has worked hard to construct a meaningful and safe experience that we hope you will enjoy. The program consists of short videos and live sessions with teachers. : Open house videos: Videos will be sent out to all families sometime before the program begins. The videos will contain important information from your child’s teachers and may be viewed whenever it is most convenient for you! Live Meets with teachers: On the evening of October 7 we will hold 15 minute Google Meet sessions with parents from 5:15-8:00pm. Please click on the link below to view the entire schedule. Mr. White and I hope you will join us to kick off the program at 5:15 pm! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1K-4THXc9daHlir-Xb9X633SYwXLi82uF49D03P_yPwA/edit?usp=sharing School Picture Day(s): Please mark your calendars! Adirondack School Portraits will be coming for our annual school picture event. Here is the plan for all students: 10/13: 11th and 12th Grade (Blue Cohort Day) 10/14: 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade (Red Cohort Day) 10/15: 9th and 10th Grade (White Cohort Day) Fully Remote Students: May come into school (check-in at front desk) between 7:30 am-3:30 pm on Oct. 13th, 14th or 15th. ***There will be a window of time on October 13th and 14th from 2:15-3:30 pm after school day hours. Picture Retake Day: November 23 from 11am -3:30pm. Chromebooks: This will be the last week for scheduled Chromebook pick ups - Mon-Fri 9-2:30 in the front lobby of our building. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to arrange (for grades 7-12). Principal’s Advisory Committee (P.A.C.): I wanted to inform you that we have a brand new student organization up and running called PAC. PAC is how the school administration at Tamarac High School empower and encourage students to develop leadership skills and take an active role in leading proactive school change. This year PAC is open to all 11th and 12th grade students who will attend monthly meetings and work collaboratively throughout the year. Using a consensus building model, the committee is currently focused on identifying our priority goals. Mr. White and I are truly excited to be working alongside these incredible students to help make our school community even stronger! Stay tuned for more... Calendar: Mon. 10/5 = WHITE DAY, Tues.10/6 = BLUE DAY Wed. 10/7 = RED DAY, Thurs 10/8 = WHITE DAY, Fri 10/9 = Virtual for 7-12 students 10/2: Interim Report Period for Quarter #1 Ends Thank you for your all that you continue to do at home during these challenging times. I hope everyone has a safe and relaxing weekend! #TamaracStrong Sincerely, Ken Rizzo Principal Tamarac Secondary School
Dear Tamarac Elementary School Families, We would like to notify you that we are planning to conduct a fire drill in the elementary school Friday September 25, 2020, consistent with New York State requirements. We will take a modified, staggered approach to how the drill is conducted in order to minimize the risk of spreading infection while ensuring that students and staff understand how to get to safety in a situation where evacuation is required. At this point, we are planning on evacuating classes individually by coming to the door of each classroom one-at-a-time to announce the drill. We will not be using the fire alarm at this time. Teachers will escort their classes outside the building using the appropriate exit closest to the classroom. Teachers and students will walk out to the designated meeting area for their classrooms, and attendance will be checked. The class will then be called back into the building. We estimate that the process will take approximately 10 minutes per class. Students will be instructed that in the case of an actual emergency requiring evacuation, an alarm will sound, and the entire building will evacuate at once. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility with these modified fire drill procedures. Sincerely, Rich Pogue Principal, Tamarac Elementary School
Good afternoon: Tomorrow morning you will receive a health screening to complete for your student. You should receive one for each student. It is a quick questionnaire aimed at ensuring our school community is stop the spread of COVID 19 and keep the spread from Tamarac Schools. I would appreciate if all families(in person, remote and hybrid) complete the health screener. A reminder will be sent if you do not complete the initial screening. If you have any questions, please let me know. I thank you in advance for your cooperation. Angelina Maloney Superintendent
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Dear Tamarac Elementary School Families, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Kelly Onorato, and I am completing an internship with Mr. Pogue as I pursue my New York State School Building Leader certification. I am so grateful to be continuing my learning in the Tamarac community, and I am happy to support you and your children alongside Mr. Pogue this fall. I will be with Tamarac Elementary full time through October 26, 2020. Mr. Pogue and I are pleased to say that we have successfully completed our first full week of school for the 2020-2021 school year! Whether students are with us in-person or virtually, it is wonderful to finally have our days filled with smiles, laughter, and learning again. Understandably, our necessary health and safety procedures give this year a different feel compared to years past, but our students are already showing great resilience and an eagerness to learn. They may be having the easiest time with our new “normal”. We greatly appreciate your flexibility with modified arrival and dismissal procedures this year. We have been fine-tuning our procedures to protect student and staff health while increasing efficiency as much as possible. Moving forward we will begin allowing students to enter the building at 8:40 AM. We will continue to exercise some flexibility with late arrivals at this time to allow for an orderly temperature screening process. Upon arrival, students will continue to enter the building at their designated grade level entrances after having their temperatures screened. Students with a temperature reading of 100.0 degrees F or greater will be screened a second time. If their temperature reads 100.0 F at that point, they will be escorted to the isolation room and a parent or caregiver will be contacted to pick up their child. For dismissal, we have shifted to beginning the process at 3:00 PM. Once aftercare students have been dismissed from their classrooms, students picked up by parents or caregivers will be dismissed alphabetically. Signs will continue to be placed at designated exits indicating which students may be picked up at which exit (i.e., A-F, G-O, and P-Z). When you arrive to pick up your child, please wear a cloth face covering/mask over your mouth and nose, and maintain an appropriate social distance from those around you when waiting in line. We have painted blue dots on the front sidewalks for your reference to assist in maintaining social distancing protocols. Your cooperation has been vital to a smooth and safe pickup process; thank you for your patience and understanding as we improve this procedure. We are all in this together. As we adapt to our new routines during the school day, we will be re-integrating our “SMART” approach to behavior education and support. For families unfamiliar with this approach, each letter represents a category related to schoolwide behavioral expectations: S = Safety; M = Manners; A = Accountability; R = Respect; T = Task. We will be communicating more about our SMART approach to behavior in the upcoming months, and we believe that consistent and positive behavioral expectations will support our students in retaining a sense of normalcy as they continue through the school year. Enjoy this lovely September weekend with your children, and please give them time to rest and recharge. We all need to build up our stamina after many months away from our typical school routine! I hope they are as happy as I am to return (virtually or in-person) on Monday. Warmly, Kelly Onorato Elementary Principal Intern
The Brunswick CSD is proud to announce that ALL students can eat free breakfast and lunch. The USDA has extended funding to allow BCSD students meals free of change through December 31 2020 or when funding runs out. Please contact Joy Wright at email@example.com w/ ?'s
Dear families, We look forward to another year of feeding your students especially from our brand new MS/HS kitchen. If you are learning remote or hybrid and wish to order school meals, we have set up an ordering system to assist you in the process. You will need to order weekly by Thursday at noon for the upcoming week. email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org We will need: Student(s) full name Student(s) grade Number of meals for the week, clarify number of breakfast & lunches Dates you are ordering for: example week of 9/21 - 9/25/20 Guardian contact & cellphone Please note, do not request a meal on the day your student is participating in, in-district learning. Pickup of meals will be every Monday at 9:00am located at the auditorium entrance. If you have a hardship and cannot pick up your meals, please note this in your ordering and we will try our best to accommodate. If you do not qualify for free or reduced lunches you must pre-pay for your meals. We cannot accept cash at pick up. If you need a free and reduced lunch application, please go to our website at brunswickfoodservice.org If you have questions please contact me. Sincerely, Joy Wright Brunswick CSD Cafeteria Director 518-279-4600 ext 2208 Sincerely, Cafeteria Manager Brunswick HS
Parents and caregivers of HS Fully remote students should check their email for a welcome letter
Secondary School families: Have your students check their school emails to look for Google Classroom and/or emails from your teachers!
Good evening Tamarac ES Families: AM Drop Off - Due to the increased number of parents driving children to school this year, we are allowing parents to drop off students as early as 8:30 am and continue through 9:00 AM. Over the first weeks of school, we aim to determine a reasonable window of time for arrival procedures. Generous flexibility will be exercised during the first weeks of school concerning arrival times as we fine-tune the arrival process. For safety reasons, no parents are allowed to drop off students in the bus parking lane - it will be blocked off to all vehicles except buses. Parents are asked to drop off students near the main crosswalk to the elementary school; there will be a faculty member to assist with crossing. This year, we will be employing three entrances to facilitate COVID-19 safety protocols: Kindergarten and 1st grade students will be entering the building at the entrance nearest the playground and Route 2 - this is the entrance/hallway that leads to their classrooms. 2nd and 3rd grade students will enter through the main entrance and 4th and 5th grade students will enter near the cafeteria. Adults will be there to assist getting students to the proper entrance. Social distancing and appropriate spacing does need to be maintained as students enter the building. Once students are in line to enter the building, all students will have their temperature taken and recorded; students with a temperature of less than 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit will be able to enter the building. Any students with a temperature of 100.0 degrees F or greater will be assessed again - no student with a temperature of 100.0 degrees F or greater will be allowed to enter class, and will instead be escorted to our isolation room to await pick up by a parent or guardian. If your child does not have a temperature, they will be brought to their classroom as we prepare for the day. At this time, the student may pick up a grab-and-go breakfast which they may eat in the classroom. PM pickup - To begin, no cars will be permitted to enter the bus parking lane at any time; parents must park in the parking areas near Route 2 or near the football field. To speed up student pickup in the afternoon, we will begin dismissing students at 3 pm. We will start by escorting kindergarten and 1st grade students to the parent pickup area starting at 2:55 PM, which is by the doors near the cafeteria (as we have done the past few years). Then, we will begin calling down the remaining students alphabetically so that families can pick up all their children at one time; this will happen in 3 waves. Students will need to be physically distanced as they wait to be picked up. Our established sign out procedures will continue. Our goal is to have all parent pickup students released from the building by 3:15 PM - hopefully this will reduce some of the congestion of vehicles exiting on to Route 2 at dismissal time. As with all processes this school year, this will probably take longer than usual as we get used to putting names to (masked) faces. We are still fine-tuning many things in this building as we enter this very unprecedented time. Let us know if you have any questions at email@example.com Sincerely, Rich Pogue
Dear Parents/ Guardians: We apologize for any confusion regarding Questar issued chromebooks. We have coordinated with Questar and have resolved the issue and would like to clarify the plan for technology moving forward. Your child will be issued a chromebook by Questar. That chromebook will allow them to log into both their Questar and Brunswick CSD Google accounts and be used at both locations as well as allow for more of our chromebooks to remain in the district to be available for our students on campus. If you have already been issued a Brunswick CSD Chromebook please return it to the school. You can drop it off at the reception desk in the Secondary school lobby from 8-3 tomorrow (Thursday) or send it to school with your child on Friday. If you have not picked up a Questar Chromebook please call or email Anthony Denovellis at 518-279-4600 ext 2616 or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time to pick it up in the main lobby of the Secondary school. Please remember to bring your Brunswick CSD Chromebook and charger to exchange for the Questar Chromebook if you had already been issued one. Thanks you for your patience and understanding, Sincerely, Ken Rizzo
Brunswick CSD Families: Please read the following letter regarding meal ordering for hybrid and remote learning for the upcoming school year. https://5il.co/ks73 Thank you and have a wonderful afternoon!
Brunswick Secondary Families: Please see the following regarding Remote Learning Plans for the 2020-2021 Academic Year: https://5il.co/kraf Thank you! Brunswick CSD
Dear Tamarac Parents/Guardians of 6-12 Fully Remote Students: All staff are now back in the building and we have been making final preparations for our remote learning students. If you are the parent/guardian of a high school student, please continue to be patient as the team finalizes its plans. We hope to have all of the high school information to you in advance of our two forums on Thursday afternoon. You are encouraged to reach out to the team leaders or teachers directly if you have any questions regarding specific information in each plan. There is also a virtual 6-8 remote forum at 4:00 and a virtual high school remote forum at 5:00 on Thursday, September 10, 2020. We look forward to a great school year with your child! Sincerely, Ken Rizzo MS Link for Thursday: meet.google.com/fix-tdif-cbh HS Link for Thursday: meet.google.com/fsg-prnx-drg
Good Evening, Brunswick CSD Families: This is a reminder that we will be holding a Virtual 6th Grade Orientation for Parents & Families TOMORROW, Wednesday, September 9, 2020, from 2:30-3:30 PM. The Google Meet link to join is: meet.google.com/skc-gwhg-xkh If you have any questions, please reach out to building principal, Ken Rizzo, at email@example.com. If you cannot attend the orientation, we will be recording and posting it to our district website under "News" shortly following the orientation. We look forward to welcoming our newest middle school students and their families to a new year at Tamarac Secondary School! Thank you! Brunswick CSD
Brunswick CSD Families: Please see the following letter regarding bus transportation for the upcoming school year: https://5il.co/kps5 Thank you! Brunswick CSD
Attention Elementary Families! Please see the following update from Elementary Principal, Mr. Pogue: https://www.brunswickcsd.org/article/301736?org=bcsd
September 4, 2020 Dear Tamarac Families, With the arrival of the holiday weekend and the unofficial start of fall, I find myself reflecting on the summer that was and the many twists and turns along the path to next Friday. I am grateful for the many students, staff, and parents who have helped to get us to this point; collaboration and hard work have opened the door of opportunity for this school year. The ultimate reward of reopening our wonderful school for your children brings me great joy and happiness. Educators all share a common gene - love of children. I realize that there are unknowns and many questions that you still seek answers to - if I had them all I would share them now. As a parent, I know first hand that having the information in hand well in advance makes planning of routines and responsibilities at home much easier. If this were a normal September, we would be in a much different place. I cannot thank you enough for your patience and understanding throughout this summer. There is nothing more important than the safety and well being of your child - the final few days of summer with all of the staff back for the first time, is paramount to finalizing our plans. Friday, September 11 will be here before you know it. I would be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge that it is also a day of remembrance for our nation. On a personal note, I will never forget what happened on this date three days into my teaching career in 2001. This year, the day will also mark a new beginning in education and many great opportunities for our children. I know I speak for the entire staff when I say that we cannot wait to welcome them back to school! Please have a healthy and safe Labor Day weekend - the weather looks terrific to be outside soaking up the sun! Sincerely, Ken Rizzo Secondary School Principal
Calendar Update for 6th Grade Students & Families: Friday, September 25, and Friday, October 30, will both be fully remote days for all 6th grade students. All 6th graders will be home on these two days and learning remotely. We have updated our "Events" page on our website to reflect this calendar update, and we will be discussing this change further with parents next week at our orientation program. Thank you!
K-5 Supply Drop Off Wednesday 9/9/20 and Thursday 9/10/20 4-6 pm
Happy Thursday, Bengals! Please see our Administration & District Office Contact Info Reference sheet, now on our website: https://www.brunswickcsd.org/article/300087?org=bcsd
Brunswick CSD Families: We will be holding Virtual Parent Forums for our secondary families whose students are participating in the fully remote program ONLY on Thursday, September 10. For Middle School parents/families (whose student(s) is/are in grades 6-8), the forum will be held from 4:00 - 4:45 PM. The Google Meet link to access the forum is: meet.google.com/fix-tdif-cbh For High School parents/families (whose student(s) is/are in grades 9-12), the forum will be held from 5:00 - 5:45 PM. The Google Meet link to access the forum is: meet.google.com/fsg-prnx-drg Please note that you can expect more details from our remote teachers via email by next Wednesday. Administrators will follow up during these forums to address any questions you have regarding this model of instruction. If you cannot attend the Virtual Parent Forums, please send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and to our secondary principal, Ken Rizzo, at email@example.com. We will also be recording both sessions. They will be posted to our district website under "News" shortly following the forums. Thank you! Brunswick Central School District
Good Morning, Brunswick CSD Families: We will be holding a Virtual 6th Grade Orientation for Parents & Families on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, from 2:30-3:30 PM. We will send you the meeting link in the coming days! If you have any questions, please reach out to building principal, Ken Rizzo, at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you cannot attend the orientation, we will be recording and posting it to our district website under "News" shortly following the orientation. We look forward to welcoming our newest middle school students and their families to a new year at Tamarac Secondary School! Thank you! Brunswick CSD
REMINDER: Chromebook distribution is happening today until 6 PM. PLEASE SEE THE UPDATED GUIDANCE BELOW REGARDING CHROMEBOOKS FROM OUR IT DEPARTMENT: 1) If your child is full-time K-6, you SHOULD NOT pick up a Chromebook 2) If your child is in a fully remote program K-12, you MAY pick up a Chromebook (but you do not NEED to if you have your own access to technology) 3) If your child is in the hybrid program 7-12, you MUST pick up a Chromebook (teachers may ask students to bring Chromebooks back and forth from home for continued instruction; the IT department kindly requests that students do not use their personal devices for the hybrid model) Should you have any questions or concerns, please email Anthony Denovellis at email@example.com. Thank you!
Next Wednesday and Thursday, September 9th and 10th, we will be holding a Drop Off for Student Medication between 8 AM and 12 PM. This is for both the Elementary School and Secondary School. Parents should call upon arrival, and we can meet them at the front door of either building to pick up your student's medication. Please call with any questions or concerns! Secondary: (518) 279-4600 Ext. 2426 Elementary: (518) 279-4600 Ext. 2012
REMINDER: Chromebook distribution is happening today until 3 PM. PLEASE SEE THE UPDATED GUIDANCE BELOW REGARDING CHROMEBOOKS FROM OUR IT DEPARTMENT: 1) If your child is full-time K-6, you SHOULD NOT pick up a Chromebook 2) If your child is in a fully remote program K-12, you MAY pick up a Chromebook (but you do not NEED to if you have your own access to technology) 3) If your child is in the hybrid program 7-12, you MUST pick up a Chromebook (teachers may ask students to bring Chromebooks back and forth from home for continued instruction; the IT department kindly requests that students do not use their personal devices for the hybrid model) Should you have any questions or concerns, please email Anthony Denovellis at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
We are so excited to introduce the Kindergarten Team for the 2020-2021 school year! Shoutout to Mr. S for creating such a fun video showcasing all of our amazing Kindergarten teachers! #BengalProud https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFkwV4gfn-s&feature=youtu.be
Check this out, Bengals! Elementary School Principal, Mr. Pogue, is here to guide us through riding the bus this year! He and his friends talk about what to do before, during, and after the bus ride to school. Let's have a fun, safe year, folks! https://youtu.be/5u6_XcMbh4A
REMINDER TO BRUNSWICK CSD FAMILIES: If your child has opted into a fully remote program (K-12) AND/OR is participating in the hybrid model at the secondary level (7-12), you may pick up a Chromebook from 9 AM - 3 PM today at the high school lobby!
Good Morning, Tamarac Middle-High School Families: Your student's schedule is now available on eSchool! Please login to the Parent Portal to access your student's schedule. Schedules may be subject to change. Should you have any questions about how to log into your Parent Portal account or concerns regarding your student's schedule, please contact your building secretary. Here is the direct link to Parent Portal: https://esd-parentportal.neric.org PLEASE NOTE: If you chose to have your student opt into the fully remote program, PLEASE DISREGARD THIS MESSAGE. Your child's schedule is still being finalized based on the development of our remote program. Thank you for your understanding and flexibility. Brunswick CSD
Brunswick CSD Families: Please see the following important Update Letter from Brunswick CSD Superintendent, Dr. Angelina Maloney: https://5il.co/ke1o Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact us through our COVID-19 Resource email address, email@example.com. Thank you, and enjoy your weekend! Brunswick CSD
Elementary Families: Please see the following Welcome Back letter from Elementary Principal, Mr. Pogue: https://www.brunswickcsd.org/article/296938?org=bcsd. Have a great weekend, Tamarac!
Happy Thursday, Bengals! Dr. Maloney will be going LIVE on our Facebook page to check in with you and discuss our secondary student forums next week! Be sure to catch her live at 10 AM OR watch later on at https://www.facebook.com/Brittonkill/. See you then! #TamaracStrong
Happy Tuesday! Reminder from our Food Services Dept: Please register your student(s) for a cafeteria account in k12paymentcenter.com (our team has fixed the minor glitch!) using your student ID number. For questions, please contact Joy Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Good Morning and Happy Monday, Tamarac! Attention Secondary Families: please see the following important message from Principal Rizzo regarding important dates for reopening: https://www.brunswickcsd.org/article/293169?org=bcsd
Brunswick CSD Families: This message is to inform you that the District is at full capacity for childcare this year. We will not be accepting any registrations postmarked after tomorrow, 8/21. You will be notified by Carol Galbraith if your child is registered. Thank you.
Brunswick CSD Families: This message is to remind you to please complete our Formal Request Form for Student Enrollment for the 2020-2021 academic year. This form is to select your child's enrollment choice: parents will have the choice of sending their children back to school through the proposed In-Person Plan (grades k-6), the hybrid plan (7-12), or keeping them home and opting for a full remote option. To access this form and learn more, please visit: https://www.brunswickcsd.org/article/288340?org=bcsd. Please complete this form no later than Friday, August 21, by 5 PM. Thank you for your continued support! Brunswick CSD
Brunswick CSD Families: Our Formal Request Form for School Enrollment 2020-21 is now available on our website. Please use this link to access this form: https://www.brunswickcsd.org/article/288340?org=bcsd Please fill out this form by 8/21 at 5 PM. Thank you for your support!
REMINDER for Brunswick CSD Families: We will be holding a VIRTUAL Parent/Caregiver Meeting for Students with Disabilities tomorrow, August 18, at 6 PM. The link to attend is: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/78162110971?pwd=NDhZQW82T094R1lJczFXQWx3S1czdz09
Good Morning, Brunswick CSD! The District has just posted and sent out our official School Start Dates for 2020-2021. Please see the full story here: https://www.brunswickcsd.org/article/288119?org=bcsd
Good Morning, Brunswick CSD Families: Below please find the Zoom link for our Virtual Parent Meeting scheduled for 12:00 PM this afternoon, August 13. Topic: Reopening Virtual Meeting for parents Time: Aug 13, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting Link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/74567304148?pwd=UllKODA2SEoxZUIzb0JxeWJyNzRQQT09 Meeting ID: 745 6730 4148 Passcode: B0g43B REMINDER: Please send any questions or concerns you have regarding our reopening directly to our COVID-19 Hotline email, email@example.com. We will be addressing these questions at our meeting. Thank you! Brunswick CSD
Brunswick CSD Families: We will be holding a VIRTUAL Parent/Caregiver Meeting for Students with Disabilities on 8/18. More info to come, including specific times. The link to attend will be as follows: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/78162110971?pwd=NDhZQW82T094R1lJczFXQWx3S1czdz09
Good Morning, Brunswick CSD Families: This is a reminder that there will be two parent meetings regarding our reopening TONIGHT, Wednesday, August 12: Secondary School Meeting: 4 PM, in-person, located on football stadium bleachers Elementary School Meeting: 6:30 PM, in-person, located on football stadium bleachers PLEASE NOTE: For our parents/families that cannot attend in person, we will be streaming and recording both in-person meetings via Periscope. To watch (live OR following the meetings), please use the following link: http://www.pscp.tv/bcsdevents We will also be holding our Virtual Meeting option tomorrow, Thursday, August 13, at 12 PM. We will send a link to this meeting tomorrow morning to our district families via email and the link will be posted to our website, app, Facebook, and Twitter accounts! REMINDER: Please send any questions or concerns you have regarding our reopening directly to our COVID-19 Hotline email, firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be addressing these questions at our meetings. Thank you for all of your continued support! Brunswick CSD
Dr. Maloney is now LIVE on our Facebook page. Please use this link to view live OR at your leisure should you not be available to watch now: https://www.facebook.com/Brittonkill/videos/221828659163705/
ATTENTION: Dr. Maloney will be going LIVE on our Facebook page at 4 PM TODAY to discuss topics such as upcoming parent meetings & remote learning. If you do not have Facebook, do not worry - we will be posting the link to her discussion on our website shortly after! Thank you!
Brunswick CSD Community Members: This message is to confirm that our Fall 2020 Reopening Plan HAS been submitted to the state and is accessible online at the following link: https://www.brunswickcsd.org/o/bcsd/page/fall-2020-reopening-plan. Thank you for your support.
The incoming Kindergarten meeting is tonight at 6 PM in front of the elementary school. For the virtual meeting at 7 PM, please see the following info: Meeting URL: https://meet.google.com/cgu-ucci-jom Phone: +1 321-866-6207 PIN: 151 274 967#
Brunswick CSD Community Members: Please see the following important letter from Dr. Angelina Maloney regarding transportation and remote learning for the upcoming school year: https://5il.co/j2zv This letter is also being mailed to families in our district.
ATTENTION BRUNSWICK CSD FAMILIES: Please check your email accounts for a "test email" from our new app/website service! We will use this, along with our app, to keep you informed of all things Brunswick CSD! IF YOU DID NOT RECEIVE AN EMAIL, PLEASE CONTACT email@example.com DIRECTLY. We will add you to our email lists! PLEASE DO NOT COMMENT BELOW, as we would like to keep your contact information private and secure. Thank you for your continued support!
Incoming Kindergarten Parent meeting Wednesday Aug 5 at 6pm in front of the ES school. Virtual meeting option to follow at 7.
Attention Parents - If you still have a Brunswick CSD loaned Chromebook or any other equipment, please contact Anthony in our IT department at (518) 279-4600 x 2616 to arrange for drop off. It is critical that we receive these items back immediately to prepare for the upcoming school year.
Attention 6th Grade Families: All students moving to 6th grade are required to receive the Tdap vaccine. Please contact your child's Health Care Provider as soon as possible to schedule this vaccine. Any questions can be directed to Mary Beth Farley at firstname.lastname@example.org!
MS yearbook pick up is still on for tonight. Join Mr. Medved and our new principal Mar. Rizzo near the concession stand!
Thank you all for joining us on our livestream and Facebook live and we apologize for the technical difficulties. In the coming days, we will be sharing the filmed ceremony in its entirety. Congratulations to the Class of 2020 - we are #BengalProud!
It's Graduation Day, Class of 2020! As a beautiful tribute, members of our high school Chorus/Choralaires created a virtual performance of their chosen class song "Landslide" in honor of the Class of 2020. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=7LGr9S_ME-M
A few reminders for GRADUATION DAY tomorrow: - Families of graduates who are parked on campus can tune to 87.9 FM to hear the ceremony - Community members will get to livestream the event! Click here at 10 AM to enjoy the ceremony LIVE: http://www.pscp.tv/bcsdevents
TAMARAC FAMILIES: Please see the following Immunizations Chart for the 2020-2021 School Year: https://5il.co/i0si
Tamarac families: If you are registering a new student, please contact Carol Petersen at email@example.com or 518-279-4600 ext. 2403. Thank you!
Please note: At this time, there will be no parking available for juniors, however, they are encouraged to listen to the morning announcements once school opens for future parking availability. Only students with a 2020-2021 sticker will be allowed to park on the school campus.
INCOMING SENIORS may now send in their parking application! Please send this along with a copy of the UP TO DATE insurance card and registration to Mrs. Petersen. Parking stickers will be sent at the end of August (pending completed application and documents). https://5il.co/i04r
Good Morning, Tamarac! Today, we’d like to take a moment to give a special shoutout to Michele Blake. As the President of the Tamarac Booster Club, Michele has been an extraordinary leader. She has created an inspiring vision for the future, motivated those around her to engage in that vision and delivered on the vision each and every day. She has truly gone above and beyond to support our student athletes and their families as well as the entire student body and our community. As you know, these are volunteer positions that require a significant amount of personal time to do the job and do it well. To highlight just a few of Michele’s accomplishments this year, she was instrumental in the Hall of Fame revitalization, launching the Bengal Bistro, recognition of our Athletes, Coaches, Officials and Administration, donations to the Back Pack Program and Food Pantry, coordination of the Coach Jones Tribute and organization of the Athletic Award Pick Up Day. Thank you for your continued commitment and dedication Michele. We appreciate you!
Tamarac Seniors: REMINDER that there is a MANDATORY graduation rehearsal on Thursday morning at 9:30. Graduation Plan B from the previous email is the one we are planning on. Keep checking your school email for updates. See you all on Thursday! Mrs. Bishop and Mr. Jacques
Tamarac Families: Please see the following farewell letter from our Interim Secondary Principal, Jim Donnelly. Thank you, Mr. Donnelly, for all that you did for our community this year! https://mailchi.mp/8003928ffa54/farewell-from-interim-secondary-principal-jim-donnelly
As more of our students have filled out their surveys, we have updated our Tamarac Class of 2020 Senior Showcase! To celebrate our seniors and to see what their next steps are, check out their pages here: https://5il.co/hock
To end their unit on the American Civil War this year, the Tamarac Middle School 7th graders created their own Gettysburg Address Mash Up video reciting this important speech. We are proud to share their work here! https://youtu.be/JROU7_ekfhQ
For their final project, Ms. Wright's Russian III students collaborated to choose photos to share with others from their Exchange Program to Russia! To see their projects: https://www.brunswickcsd.org/news/russian-students-reflect-on-once-in-a-lifetime-trip-for-final-project/
REMINDER to all Brunswick Community Members: We will be hosting a LIVE online stream TONIGHT at 5 PM for our School Budget and BOE Election ballot opening, counting, and results. To access this live stream, please click the following link at 5 PM: http://www.pscp.tv/bcsdevents
We are pleased to share our “Fifth Grade Moving Up Slideshow 2020” with our Tamarac families! Here, our fifth graders share their favorite memories from Tamarac Elementary School. https://www.brunswickcsd.org/files/Moving-Up-Slideshow-2020.pdf
Happy Tuesday, Tamarac! Don't forget: Today is our Elementary Supply Pick Up/Goodbye Parade & 9th/10th Grade Supply Pick Up. Details on our district website!
🚨🚨Tamarac High School Families🚨🚨: Please see the following important update regarding next week's HS Locker Clean-Out/Pickup: https://mailchi.mp/88454cafe872/secondary-principal-update-high-school-locker-clean-outpickup-information
Check out our student, Taylor - she's been staying active by learning how to shoot with a bow and arrow! Keep sending us your "new skill" photos to firstname.lastname@example.org to be featured this week on our social media!
As our year comes to a close, we are thrilled to see how much our students have learned inside & outside of the classroom! Here, Jackson has been learning how to raise chickens for the first time. Send us photos of you learning new skills at email@example.com!
🚨🚨TAMARAC MIDDLE SCHOOL FAMILIES🚨🚨: Please see the following update from Interim Principal Jim Donnelly regarding Middle School Locker Clean Out & Pick-up: https://mailchi.mp/2246692c03e2/secondary-principal-weekly-update-65
Good Morning, Tamarac, and welcome back to another week of learning and fun! Today, we are joined by some of our students and staff to help us with our Pledge of Allegiance and our Morning Reading - be sure to say hello in the comments, and make sure you check back throughout the day for our Career Exploration Tuesday posts!
Tamarac Alum Adam Coonradt is back again today to show us that you can have more than one dream job! Here, he discusses his other position as a firefighter for the city of Troy. Take a look below to learn more!
Please give this a like and a share. To begin our Career Exploration day, we wanted to know: are you interested in building, operating, or designing computer networks, or even just curious about how to get into the technology field? If so, be sure to check out our video below from Stan Leszczynski, Chief Architect for Networking!