NOW HIRING: Custodial workers, 2nd shift. Visit our employment opportunity page for more details: https://www.brunswickcsd.org/o/bcsd/browse/97470
Attention parents of sophomores! The Questar Open House tonight is for the families of students who are interested in participating in a Career Tech program during their Junior and Senior years. https://questariii.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_e9yju6DoZYlCjZA
January is School Board Recognition Month. Thank you to our Brunswick Brittonkill school board members for all that you do for our students and community! https://www.brunswickcsd.org/o/bcsd/page/board-of-education--787
The district was informed of two new positive cases of COVID-19. Please check your email for further details and information.
The district is happy to announce the return of the 'Senior Spotlight' program on the Brunswick Brittonkill webpage and socials. We would love to highlight YOUR senior! Please have your student fill out the following form to be featured: https://forms.gle/dtdXYDPW5KGYZFDQ9
We would like to share that the government link to request COVID-19 tests is live. You can request a set of four tests for your household using the following link: https://www.covidtests.gov/?fbclid=IwAR2CANGwzj5YNNn9G70iSmj-O0xKtXvlORaNKCl5Qqh3u2i0ZkhAf3J7y3o
Spring 2022 Coaches Needed! Please see attached notice - applications due by January 31st. https://5il.co/146uw
BEEP (Brittonkill Educational Enrichment Program) is looking for volunteers to be Instructors or Adult Assistants. If you are interested in volunteering for the Spring elementary BEEP program, please click the link to complete the form: https://forms.gle/Jvb8kJKUqC1Wn6tUA *please note the photos used for this post are from past BEEP classes prior to COVID
Final decision: Two hour delay for today, Friday, January 7th
Attention: Today's Modified Girls Game at Cambridge is cancelled. There will be no practice today for either the A team or the B team.
Information regarding COVID-19 home test distribution has been sent - please check your email for further details.
A new State run COVID-19 testing site at Crossgates Mall begins tomorrow: Operating hours on Tuesday will be 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Regular hours will run from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. More information can be found here: https://on.ny.gov/3JCejpx
January Cafeteria Menus are now up and live on our website and app! Our menus can be found by clicking here: https://www.brunswickcsd.org/o/bcsd/browse/159843
Our elementary school concert will be LIVE streamed on our BCSD Events YouTube Channel starting at 7 p.m. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoZg9QpBnq4E4wK5mPyvQyg
Blake W. in Ms. Allin's 3rd grade class runs a business called Blake's Bird Bakery. He hand makes and sells bird seed suet cake ornaments for customers to hang outside. For the month of December, Blake decided to save all his proceeds from sales to the "Tamarac Hat and Mitten Tree." Today Blake dropped off a bag of 30 hats, gloves, and scarves for the children in need. We are so proud of Blake!
A safety alert has been emailed to all parents, guardians and staff. Please check your email for further details and information.
For your information: The Governor’s office is leading a series of pop-up vaccination events across the state, between now and the end of the year, situated at holiday or shopping centers. A pop-up is planned to take place at the Troy Farmer’s Market this Saturday, December 18th from 9:00am-2:00pm. The Troy Farmer’s Market is located for the Winter at the Troy Atrium, 49 4th St. Troy. While NYSDOH is assisting in coordination, the on-site vaccine administration that day is being provided by our contracted medical provider, VIP Star Network. They will have Pfizer 12+, Pfizer Peds, and J&J.
Today the district was informed of two new positive cases of COVID-19. Please check your email for further details and information.
Our Secondary School Winter Chorus Concert will be live streamed on our YouTube channel, BCSD Events, this evening at 7 p.m.: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoZg9QpBnq4E4wK5mPyvQyg
Congratulations to our newest substitute bus driver...Dr. Angelina Maloney! 🚌
Our Secondary School Winter Band Concert will be live streamed on our YouTube channel, BCSD Events, this evening at 7 p.m.: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoZg9QpBnq4E4wK5mPyvQyg
Each year, the PTSA hosts a holiday shoppers program where elementary students can purchase low cost gifts for their family and friends. Children have the opportunity to browse and shop for special gifts for their loved ones! Gifts range from $1-5. As a special surprise, Santa will be onsite for pictures! Pre-registration is required! Use code SANTA for FREE tickets! Each student must be registered, so if you have two students, please “purchase” two tickets! Event and registration information can be found here: https://app.memberhub.gives/holidayshop2021/Campaign/Details This event is open to all Tamarac students and is FREE to attend!
Key Club is doing a Holiday Animal Pet Food Drive from December 13th through December 22nd. They will be collecting donations at the front lobby, auditorium doors and at the multi purpose gym in holiday wrapped boxes. Key Club members will be dropping off the donations we collect to the Humane Society on December 23rd.
Today the district was informed of one new positive case of COVID-19. Please check your email for further details and information.
December Cafeteria Menus are now up and live on our website and app! Our menus can be found by clicking here: https://www.brunswickcsd.org/o/bcsd/browse/159843
Families can shop from The Scholastic Store Online, featuring over 6,000 items, or through the Virtual Book Fair, with over 200 of our top-selling books. All orders ship direct to home. https://www.scholastic.com/bf/tamaracmiddleschool
Ms. Farley's class has been working hard to fill their “Compliment Jar”. Every time they receive a compliment from another teacher or staff member, or the entire class is showing they are engaged and participating, they get a cotton ball. The class has filled their jar for the first time, and earned a special celebration! They got to have a pajama day and bring in a special stuffed animal!
Mark your calendars! Tamarac Middle School Book Fair starts November 29! All purchases benefit our school. The schedule is: November 30th - 7th grade visit December 1st- 6th grade visit December 2nd - 8th grade visit November 22nd - December 5th - Online shopping available for remote students and the entire community https://www.scholastic.com/bf/tamaracmiddleschool
A message from Coach Pryde: There will be no kickball this Thursday (11/18) and Friday (11/19). Morning kickball for elementary students will resume Monday (11/22).
Due to bus driver shortage, the Route 5 (butterfly) bus will be transported by the following buses for THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEK: Route 3 (fish), Route 2 (turtle) and Route 4 (elephant). The transportation department will do their best to keep times as close as possible.
Tomorrow, Thursday, November 18th is a half day for the elementary school. Dismissal will begin at 11:25 a.m., with buses being released at 11:40 a.m. Parent Teacher conferences will begin virtually at approximately 12:30 p.m.
Attention Sports Fans! The Wasaren League announced their Winter Sports protocols for the 2021 season. Brunswick Brittonkill Central School District will allow a 75% student/community spectator capacity. Find all the information here: https://5il.co/11yw8
Due to bus driver shortage, the Route 5 (butterfly) bus will be transported by the following buses for both morning and afternoon runs: Route 3 (fish), Route 2 (turtle) and Route 4 (elephant). Thank you for your understanding.
Attention: We are short bus drivers this afternoon. Route 5 will be transported by route 3, 2 and 4.
There will be no kickball with Coach Pryde tomorrow morning. Kickball will resume on Wednesday, November 17th.
Attention: The route 6 Elementary bus run will be delayed due to downed wires on Moonlawn.
Our annual NJHS induction ceremony will be held on tomorrow, November 10 at 8:30 a.m. The program will be live streamed and recorded for our community. Assisting us will be NJHS members from the class of 2025! The ceremony will be followed by a reception for the honorees. Congratulations to the twenty-two newest inductees! Watch on our BCSD Events YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoZg9QpBnq4E4wK5mPyvQyg
Our annual Tamarac Food Drive to support the Brunswick Community Food Pantry was a huge success! We collected a total of 1408 items! Thank you to everyone for showing your good citizenship by donating to this great cause! The food drive winning homerooms: Grade 6 - Mrs Perry Grade 7 - Ms. Satalino Grade 7 - Mrs. Barnes Grade 8 - Mrs. Tokareva
Please be advised that both our elementary and secondary schools will have planned locked down drills today.
We are proud to once again team up with Hannaford Pharmacies to bring a vaccination clinic to our Brunswick Brittonkill campus on Wednesday, November 10, 2021. Click here to sign up: https://forms.gle/z9kwJUpKqE75S1BG9
November Cafeteria Menus are now up and live on our website and app! Our menus can be found by clicking here: https://www.brunswickcsd.org/o/bcsd/browse/159843
A reminder from the health office: Student physicals should be sent to the health office this week. If students do not have a current physical, they will be done by the school physician early this month.
🎃 A reminder for those interested in participating in the spooky spirit tomorrow. 👻 Elementary School: Everyone in the building is invited to wear black, orange and/or purple to show their Halloween Spirit! Thank you to those who have already sent in items for classroom celebrations tomorrow. Secondary School: Should your student decide to dress up, they must follow the Halloween guidelines found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZV2gKUbU4QG9xYXGesG180guuGcxifnaxUMJJyACBQE/edit We appreciate your positive support and understanding and wish all of our Tamarac 'ghouls and goblins' a scary good time!
SMILE! 🙂 Tomorrow is elementary school picture day! Retake day for all students is 12/13. 📷
On Friday, October 29th from 2:30-4:30 pm, SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) will be hosting a painting pumpkins event for 6th and 7th graders. Price is $5, for pumpkins and prizes Snacks and Drinks may be purchased from the middle school cafeteria between 2:15 and 3:00 pm. The pumpkin painting will take place outside behind the school near the baseball field. Pick up is in the side parking lot, closer to the baseball field than the football field. Please pick up your child at or before 4:30pm.
Due to a driver shortage, our Career Tech and LaSalle afternoon bus will run later than usual tomorrow, Friday, October 22. Thank you for your understanding.
Family ID is open for Winter Sports Registration! JV and Varsity tryouts begin on Nov 15th! Please use the following link: https://www.familyid.com/programs/tamarac-high-school-winter-athletic-registration-2021-2022
Bus update (10/15) Due to a driver shortage, route 7 (bus 125 whale) will be transported by route 10 (dog) and route 3 (fish) in the am and the pm. These routes will be delayed. PM votec will be late as well. Thank you for your patience & understanding.
Addition to today's PM bus notification: The afternoon Career Tech bus will be late today and tomorrow.
Bus update (10/14 PM): Due to a driver shortage, route 7 (bus 125 whale) will be dropped off by route 10 (dog) and route 3 (fish). These routes will be delayed. This will likely be the same for tomorrow's AM and PM bus schedules. Thank you for your patience & understanding.
A message from Coach Pryde: There will be NO kickball tomorrow! Kickball will resume on Friday morning.
A message from our High School Yearbook committee: This is a LAST Reminder to receive FREE icons with paid personalization on your yearbook. This offer expires on October 22 Reserve your copy today for $50 plus tax. The yearbooks will be delivered in August. Please keep this in mind when ordering extras like the autograph package. All yearbooks can be purchased online at: http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A05396450
The PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) will be administered at Tamarac High School on October 26th at 7:30am. All Juniors are eligible to take part in the examination. The PSAT/NMSQT serves as a preparatory exam for the SAT and as the test of entry for the National Merit Scholarship Competition. Registration has been taking place in the High School Counseling Center and will continue until October 15th. A fee of $18.00 is required at the time of registration. Please bring the exact cash amount or a check made payable to Brunswick Central School District. Late registrations cannot be accepted. More information can be found in the 11th Grade Counseling Center Google Classroom. If you have any questions, please contact Paige Collins, Sage Fulgan and Kari Ryan, the Tamarac School Counselors: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
What a gorgeous day to celebrate being a Bengal! The high school celebrated Homecoming with a Pep Rally this afternoon that included the National Anthem, Alma Mater, pie eating contest, a relay race and tug of war! For more photos, click here: https://www.brunswickcsd.org/o/hs/page/2021-homecoming
Our Secondary School Open House will take place virtually this evening starting at 5:15 p.m. The schedule and list of meet links: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sD-2QUnXTCU5SZDcCPIeoEn-vM9nTH5CjV2C1zPMdmQ/edit?usp=sharing The site to view videos from our Secondary School Faculty and Staff can be found here: https://sites.google.com/brunswickcsd.org/tamarac-mshs-open-house/home
Save the Date! A full list of upcoming events can be found here: https://www.brunswickcsd.org/o/bcsd/events
Our vaccination clinic still has spots! This clinic will be open to students, parents, staff, faculty and local residents. The vaccination clinic will take place Thursday, October 7th, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the multipurpose gym. Click here to reserve a timeslot: https://forms.gle/MFKipNfrwetjUL8y9
Our October Breakfast and Lunch Menus are live on our website and app and can be viewed here: https://www.brunswickcsd.org/o/bcsd/browse/159843
Attention: Due to a driver shortage, Bus Route 6 will be put on Rt 7, Rt 9, and Rt 10 for dismissal today. We thank you for your patience as these routes will be running late.
2022 High School yearbooks are on sale! Reserve your copy today for $50 plus tax. If you personalize your yearbook you will receive FREE icons - must be purchased before October 22. The yearbooks will be delivered in August. Please keep this in mind when ordering extras like the autograph package. http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A05396450 There are also a limited number of 2021 yearbooks for sale. Please contact Mrs. Connor for information at email@example.com
Brunswick Brittonkill CSD is proud to announce we are once again teaming with Hannaford pharmacy to bring a vaccination clinic to our school. This clinic will be open to students, parents, staff, faculty and local residents. The vaccination clinic will take place Thursday, October 7th, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the multipurpose gym. Click here to reserve a timeslot: https://forms.gle/MFKipNfrwetjUL8y9
When it comes to teachers, Tamarac has the best of the best! Nominate your favorite teacher for the New York State Teacher of the Year! Deadline is 12/15/2021: https://5il.co/zq42
Please be advised: The consolidation of bus routes that occurred the past two days, for pick up and dismissal, will continue for the remainder of the week due to driver shortage.
Transportation will again be affected for both pick up and dismissal today. Route 5 (bus 132) will be transported by Rt 1 (bus 120), Rt 3 (bus 129) and Rt 4 (bus 123). These runs will be delayed. In addition, afternoon Career Tech will be picked up at a later time, between 2:45 - 3 p.m.
Not feeling well? Please stay home! Any of the following symptoms on this photo could be a COVID symptom. Please help us keep our students and staff safe by lowering the spread. Further information can be found at: https://www.brunswickcsd.org/o/bcsd/page/reopening-information-covid-19-resource-center
Transportation will again be affected for dismissal today. Route 5 (bus 132) will be dropped off by Rt 1 (bus 120), Rt 3 (bus 129) and Rt 4 (bus 123). These runs will be delayed. In addition, afternoon Career Tech will be picked up at a later time, between 2:45 - 3 p.m.
Important notification from transportation: due to a shortage of drivers today, Route 5 (BUS 132)will be picked up by route 1 (BUS 120),3(BUS 129), 4 (BUS 123). These runs will be delayed. Please call the transportation department if you have questions.
We're sure by now you've heard that there is a bus driver shortage, both near and far, and it's no different here at Brunswick CSD. There are so many benefits to being a part of our team! Applications can be found here: https://www.brunswickcsd.org/o/bcsd/browse/97470
A reminder from the health office to complete the online emergency cards for your students. Additionally, students will not be able to receive any over the counter medications without a signature for the over the counter medications that is included in the Emergency Card info.
The 6th grade team is excited to welcome our students to the middle school! If you are the parent of an incoming 6th grade student and you would like to be included in our email distribution list, please send an email to Mrs. Jewell (firstname.lastname@example.org). Include your child's name in the email. If you would like multiple email addresses included, send a separate email from each address.
This just in: Bus letters are in the mail with details regarding pick up and drop off times. 📮 🚌 📬
Please take one minute to answer a transportation survey for the 2021/2022 school year to help us better understand our transportation needs. If you have multiple students, please fill out one survey for each child. This survey was also emailed to parents/guardians. It only needs to be completed once. Click here: https://forms.gle/hCKpB9pRPmFnVuAi8
Our website and app is the only place to find Back to School information, COVID alerts*, COVID resources*, school closures, delays and so much more. Visit www.brunswickcsd.org or download Brunswick CSD in the Apple Store or Google Play. *Will not be posted to our social media pages
🗣 Happening soon: Tune in to Facebook LIVE with Dr. Maloney at 6 p.m. for a back to school update.
🚌 Happening now: “Drive a Bus” day! We are actively seeking bus drivers for this coming school year. Head over to our parking lot until 6 pm to see what it’s like behind the wheel and speak with our transportation team.
Attention middle school parents/guardians: You will be able to view your student's schedule on the parent portal starting on September 1st. We apologize for the delay due to unforeseen circumstances.
A friendly reminder that our 6th grade orientation will take place this Monday, August 30th from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the secondary school. Ice cream sundaes with the principals and counseling center staff will take place from 12 pm to 2 pm! 🍦 A very special thank you to Stewarts Shops for their ice cream donation for this event!
Last call! You can still register for the Tamarac High School College Kickoff taking place this Wednesday, 8/25 from 9 am to 2 pm. (Free pizza for lunch!) To register, click here: https://bit.ly/3mhnaDH
The Board of Education has decided to postpone the Special Meeting scheduled for Monday, August 23rd. They felt it prudent to wait until the incoming Governor (who takes office on Tuesday) has a chance to outline her plans/guidance for reopening. We will post the new meeting date as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
September breakfast and lunch menus are up! You can find them here or by checking the dining tab on the Brunswick CSD app: https://www.brunswickcsd.org/o/bcsd/browse/159843
Attention: As of August 10, 2021 - no further childcare registrations will be accepted. In order to be considered for the wait list, please send a letter via USPS requesting to reserve the next available spot, to Carol Galbraith at 3992 NY Rt 2, Troy. Be sure to date your letter!
Kindergarten and Pre-K Parents: Please save the date for our orientation. Pre-K and Kindergarten orientation will be on September 1st at the following times: 9:00 am - Mrs. Nadareski and Mrs. Bonesteel's Classes 11:00 am - Mrs. Kanellis and Mrs. Motzer's Classes 1:00 pm - All Pre-K Students Students can come in, meet their teachers, take a bus ride and have a special treat. Teacher assignments and supply lists are on their way. We can't wait to see you all soon!
Registration is now open for the Tamarac High School College Kickoff taking place on August 25th from 9 am to 2 pm. To register, click here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfTM1zSDnAqH9NJtfO5qYuzotsKqfhtQu7Mol68W2g5LlsN9w/viewform?usp=sf_link) Please note: This event takes place indoors and masks will be required.
Save the date! Sixth grade orientation will be on August 30th from 8 am to 2 pm. Students can come in, get their schedules and tour the building. Students will also be able to try lockers (dependent on if lockers will be permitted this year). Attention parents/guardians: this is not a drop and go. Please plan to remain with your student while touring the building.
Congratulations to our Honor and High Honor Roll students for the 4th quarter of the 2020-2021 school year. https://5il.co/wbye
That's a wrap! Session One of our Summer Scholars Program is in the books. Check out our latest photos here: https://www.brunswickcsd.org/o/ms/page/summer-scholars-2021
Our Summer Scholars Program is in full swing! Check out photos here: https://www.brunswickcsd.org/o/ms/page/summer-scholars-2021
Family ID is officially open for our athletes to sign up to play/try out for a Fall sports team. It is advised that parents do this vs. their children. It is strongly suggested that parents check on their child's physical and if they are in need of one, they should contact their personal physician. Current physicals must have been done within the last year. (Aug. 2020 - Aug. 2021). Sign Up here: https://www.familyid.com/organizations/tamarac-athletics
Important message for all students entering 12th grade from the Secondary Health Office: The meningitis vaccine is required for all 12th grade students. Students are required by New York State to have 2 doses of the meningitis vaccine, or 1 if the first dose was received after age 16. This requirement needs to be completed by 9/30/2021. Students not in compliance may not continue to attend school. Please contact your child's health care provider as soon as possible to review this required vaccine.
There are vaccination pop up's all around Rensselaer County this summer. Find the schedule here: https://www.rensco.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Summer-Vaccination-Pop-Ups.pdf
Feel good Friday: Tamarac Bus Driver, Bill Burns, was named the NYAPT Bus Driver of the Year at a ceremony this Tuesday at the Hilton in Saratoga. The New York Association for Pupil Transportation celebrates the work that school bus drivers do each and every day. Please join us in congratulating Mr. Burns on his recognition and celebration!
Summer Scholars Special Opportunity! The MS Theater Program has now switched to two-1 week sessions. (If you've already signed up to take both, no problem!) Open to incoming 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th graders! Sign up until July 21st by sending an email to email@example.com
The Kindergarten team would like to thank all of the families who attended our Kindergarten screenings last month. It was so great to meet your students and we can't wait to start learning together in September. Feel free to work on some of the activities listed to help prepare for the upcoming school year. See you soon! Mrs. Bonesteel, Mrs. Kanellis, Mrs. Motzer and Mrs. Nadareski
In partnership with the Brunswick Community Library, we are excited to announce the new location of the Little Red School House free library. Created by Eagle Scout Nicholas Fisk. Not familiar with a free library? Simply take a book or leave a book! (Do you know where the other two are?) #freelibrary For more information on the School House: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Red_Schoolhouse_(Brunswick,_New_York)
Do you know what this is? Your Middle School student can learn all about it and how to use it (and more!) when they sign up for the 'Fun with Clay' Summer Scholars program! Registration closes July 12th! https://forms.gle/ZVRrb7ZP6rkgqJEx8
Registration for Summer Scholars closes Monday, July 12th. Take a peek at what programs are still available for the Elementary and Middle School! We'd like to feature 'To Be or Knot To Be' which MS students will make a macrame plant hanger to either take home or display at school. For a quick view, check this out: https://youtu.be/nTFWjZSrX00 Want to sign up? Click here: https://forms.gle/TD1kgbP1ytTkSrPj8
Our first elementary Summer Scholar program still has openings! First session starts on Tuesday, July 6th! Sign up here: https://forms.gle/US1dNaAhyMDe5nCz8
The Brunswick Central School District Board of Education is considering amendments to the District-wide School Safety Plan and will accept written comments on such amended plan as follows: Public comment period: June 1, 2021 through July 1, 2021 Written comments must be sent to the attention of the Superintendent. Public comments may also be made during a public hearing to be scheduled for the July 6, 2021 Regular Meeting of the Board. The Board directs that notice of this comment period and proposed amendments be posted on the District’s website.
2021/2022 School Supply lists for grades Pre-K through 8 can be found here: https://www.brunswickcsd.org/o/bcsd/browse/226772 Attention PreK Families: Keep an eye out for an email containing a questionnaire from your PreK teacher!
Shay Kerwin, a rising senior at Tamarac High School, was the first-place winner in Upstate New York in the Teen of Impact Campaign: with 31,843 points and a fundraising total of $23,453.00. When the campaign ended on June 14, Shay was the No. 2 Teen of Impact in the nation. Read the full story here: https://bit.ly/2UR0NcP
Tamarac High Schools 62nd Commencement Ceremony: https://www.brunswickcsd.org/o/hs/page/high-school-graduation-class-of-2021
High School graduation will be live streamed on our YouTube channel - BCSD Events - this morning at 10 a.m. Click here: https://youtube.com/channel/UCoZg9QpBnq4E4wK5mPyvQyg
Want to get a jump start on your school supply shopping for next year?! (too soon?) The list for PreK can be found here: https://5il.co/ulnc
Want to get a jump start on your school supply shopping for next year?! (too soon?) Here are the lists for grades K-5 (PreK list will be forthcoming): https://5il.co/ulk0
As we're approaching summer, many students are looking for a job. As a reminder, if you need working papers you will need to make arrangements with Ms. Lammerts, the administrative assistant for the Counseling Center. *Working Papers will NOT be able to be given out between June 26-July 11. Please plan accordingly, and contact Ms. Lammerts prior to June 26th if you need working papers. Her email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org Her phone number is: 518-279-4600 x2406
GREAT NEWS! We are excited to announce that per guidance received today, there will be one Moving Up Ceremony for the entire 8th Grade class, rather than the original split format. Furthermore, the ceremony will no longer be limited to 3 participants per the original guidance and protocols! Spectators will still be required to wear masks indoors. The students will have the option to take their mask off as they walk across the stage. Please note the time change: The Moving Up Ceremony will be held at 8:45AM in the District Auditorium. Doors will open at 8:15AM and seating will be first-come, first-served. The Awards Breakfast will remain as scheduled at 7:30AM with students and staff in the Cafeteria.
June is Internet Safety Month. The Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention hopes to raise awareness about internet safety and provide resources to keep kids safe online: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDOJOJP_COMMS/bulletins/2e46dea
Congratulations to the Class of 2033 on their Kindergarten Moving Up Ceremony today: https://www.brunswickcsd.org/o/es/page/kindergarten-moving-up-june-18-2021
Congratulations to Tamarac Elementary School students Scott Bailey, Ethan May, Addison Devine, Lauren Sears, Aaron Diamante, and Teresa Kane . These fifth grade students have been selected by their physical education teachers for the 2021 Sandra Morley Physical Education Leadership Award. This award is given to students who show leadership and excellence in physical education. These students were selected by their physical education teachers for exhibiting sportsmanship, citizenship, and a desire to learn and improve. They lead physically active lifestyles and are leaders and a positive influence on their peers.
Tamarac's Spring Virtual Concert premiers this evening at 6:30 p.m. Chat in real time during the concert and save the link to watch again! (You can take a peek at the program by clicking the link): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOJZdcdUGxw
Brunswick CSD gears up for our Tamarac community to receive their second dose at the vaccination clinic next week on June 15th. Additional Pfizer doses will be available to anyone in the Tamarac community who would like to receive one. Please note, the first dose would be given at Tamarac but you would be responsible for scheduling your second dose at a different facility (due to the end of the school year). For more information, visit: https://www.brunswickcsd.org/o/bcsd/page/vaccination-clinic
Tonight's Board of Education meeting begins at 7 p.m. and will be held virtually via Zoom only. To join the meeting: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/76828600435?pwd=enVCRHF2TG9Dc1duRHdUeU5vYVE2UT09 Meeting ID: 768 2860 0435 Passcode: KL1pA9
High School Yearbook Reminder: This year we are covering the entire year so the book will not be distributed until August. There are still a limited number on sale for $65 plus tax. Use the link to reserve your copy: http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A05396450 Jostens is offering digital signing pages. Use the link to create your digital signing page, share the link with friends and watch your pages fill up. Click here: https://bit.ly/3v8LQz5
Tune in to the National Honor Society Induction Ceremony today at 2:15 p.m. on our YouTube channel. Congratulations to all inductees. https://youtube.com/channel/UCoZg9QpBnq4E4wK5mPyvQyg
It is with great pride that Camp H and R presents their “LUNAR NEWS” Project. The students were required to create a newspaper that was “Moon” themed. This activity was a cross curricular challenge intertwined with science and language arts. In science, they studied the moon and how it relates to earth. In Language Arts, through the Ready Gen reading and writing program, students read all about astronauts, specifically the lesser known Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins, and learned about many aspects of our universe in, “Our Mysterious Universe”. They also read several science fiction stories which were set in space. Camp H and R used research and technology skills to complete these newspapers. They used this interdisciplinary, culminating assignment to display our moon and space knowledge and had fun! Special thanks to Mrs. Tybush for the use of her art supplies and art expertise!
The Brunswick Central School District is aware of press reports that New York State may be relaxing mask rules for students and staff in schools. However, at this time, we have not received any guidance from the NYS Department of Health regarding this change. Once we receive updated guidance, as in all other instances, we will review it and consider any potential changes to current COVID-19 protocols.
Brunswick CSD Cafeteria would like to recognize & celebrate one of the extremely valuable employee's: Patsy Casavant. Patsy turns 80 year old TODAY. She has worked for the BCS Cafeteria for the past 4 years with no current plans to retire. The younger workforce could learn a few life lessons from Patsy. There is no harder worker with a long history of food service experience. At age 13 she started as a carhop (waitress at a drive-in restaurant). She has worked at Connie's coffee break restaurant in Troy, South Troy Diner, and owned her own restaurant with her daughter. Patsy is always the hardest worker in the room, it is no surprise to find her putting the heavy food delivery away without anyone asking. She can't stand still & loves helping her coworkers with any task. Her positive perspective, ambitious attitude and warmhearted spirit are her greatest traits. We are so fortunate to have her at Brunswick CSD. She is truly an inspiration to us all. Patsy is the mother of 7 children, grandmother to 16 and great grandmother to 16 favored family members. She has lived in this school district for nearly 50 years. Brunswick school district celebrates Patsy Casavant & wishes her a very happy 80th birthday.
Each year, the fourth grade celebrates the month of June and the close of the school year with fun activities. Take a peek here (and check back!): https://www.brunswickcsd.org/o/es/page/4th-grade-june-fun-days
Attention: Today's track meet and practice has been cancelled.
We continue to showcase our talented students with the Tamarac Times - Class of 2023 edition. "This literary and arts journal is a true testament to, and evidence of an inner strength and resilience that dwells within each author." View the Tamarac Times here: https://5il.co/tkzl
Our June Cafeteria Menus are up (the finalized MS lunch menu is pending). Check them out here or use your Brunswick CSD app under dining: https://www.brunswickcsd.org/o/bcsd/browse/216563
May is Better Hearing and Speech Month. The speech-language pathologists focused on ways to promote vocal hygiene and protect hearing. Teaching is the occupation at the highest level of risk for developing a voice disorder. Staying hydrated is important in order to protect your voice, so the SLPs provided the teachers and staff with some extra hydration as a reminder to drink up.
Mark your calendar! Chromebook Return Dates: Please bring your Chromebook to the appropriate school lobby on the return dates during the specific times. Don't forget to bring the charger! Please direct any questions to Anthony Denovellis at email@example.com
For more information about the "Get a Shot to Make Your Future" vaccine incentive to students 12-17 years of age to get a COVID-19 vaccination & be entered to win a full scholarship to a SUNY or CUNY school: https://www.governor.ny.gov/programs/vaccination-scholarship-incentive
The Valley Falls – Pittstown Youth Commission will be having registration for the Summer Program on Tuesday, June 2nd and Wednesday, June 3rd at the Valley Falls Community Hall from 5:30 – 7:00. The suggested donation is $40 per child for the arts, crafts and recreation program and $55 per child per Swim Program. Registration forms are also available at the Hoosic Valley Website and the Brunswick Central Schools website. Any questions, please contact Mary McNeice at 518-753-6679. **All participants need a copy of their immunization record.
The High School Award Ceremony will be taking place today virtually for friends and family viewing. Tune in on our BCSD Events Page from 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoZg9QpBnq4E4wK5mPyvQyg
Thank you to everyone who made our vaccination clinic a huge success. Our vaccination totals were: 48 students, 4 parents and 3 staff. 54 Pfizer and 1 J&J. Nice work Tamarac!
Hudson Valley Community College announced that they will offer more than 50 college-level courses for high school juniors and seniors this summer with an added incentive: tuition and fees will be completely funded through a college scholarship, and textbooks will be provided at no cost for students. https://www.hvcc.edu/about/news/archives/2021/05/college-offers-summer-courses-for-high-school-students-at-no-cost.html
State Education Department Seeks Public Input: As we prepare for the next school year in New York State, what are the most important academic, social emotional, and/or mental health supports for schools to provide to serve all students (i.e., general education students, students with disabilities, English language learners, and other students most impacted by the pandemic)? Read more here: http://www.nysed.gov/news/2021/state-education-department-seeks-public-input-developing-new-yorks-american-rescue-plan Offer feedback here: https://my.thoughtexchange.com/scroll/400935714/welcome
We are proud to be partnering with Hannaford Pharmacies to present a COVID Vaccination Clinic at Tamarac on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for students and staff 12 years of age and older, featuring the Pfizer vaccine and the Johnson & Johnson* vaccine (for anyone over the age of 18). Please find all of the information needed to schedule a vaccination time slot on our website here: https://www.brunswickcsd.org/o/bcsd/page/vaccination-clinic Permission forms should be handed to the nurse as soon as possible. Vaccination slots are limited and will be scheduled on a first come first served basis. For any questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Maloney at 518-279-4600 ext. 2602.
An update to our previous post regarding the Questar III Art Exhibition. Congratulations to Hope Rheeman who received an honorable mention at the Art Show last evening. You can view the full video announcement here: https://fb.watch/5yJuX2P2Ai/
Perimeter fun! Our third graders were given shapes and a key card and had to use the perimeter of each shape to determine which pieces were the head, body, arms and legs of the robot. After they were finished assembling the robots, they went into the hall to compare shapes that had the same perimeter, but looked different, which was a great introduction to our next unit of area. The students loved it and were so proud of their robots!
Workshop Opportunity: Student Directed IEPs for Families. Register here (deadline for registration is tomorrow, 5/18): https://conta.cc/3e5oEvh
Did you know about the YouTube Channel showcasing work and talent of students and staff at Tamarac? It's called 'The Studio' and you can access it from our Communications bcsd YouTube page or directly here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkxguCAnHdshoJAiECci9oQ
Three Tamarac students' artworks have been accepted in the annual Questar III Art Exhibition. Congratulations and Good Luck to Kayla Metzler, Hope Rheeman and Libby Dunteman. Tune in for the Art Exhibit Facebook Premier 5/17 @ 7 pm: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=Questar%20III%20BOCES
A look at Ms. Maloy's 8th grade class learning in the sunshine: https://www.brunswickcsd.org/o/ms/page/ms-maloy-s-class-may-2021
To all those who are attending this evening - we wish you a safe, memorable and amazing prom! Feel free to send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org to be posted in our comments!
Rensselaer County DOH will be holding a late afternoon Pfizer clinic at the Hudson Valley Community College McDonough Sports Center TODAY, Friday, May 14th from 3pm to 6pm. This is for 12 year old's and up. Anyone under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent/guardian and bring proof of age. This is a walk-in clinic and the county advises they have plenty of vaccine.
You've got mail! 📧 Keep an eye out in your postal mailbox for a copy of the Communicator. Inside you'll find resources and information to be fully prepared for the budget vote next Tuesday, May 18th. For a digital version of the Communicator, click here: https://5il.co/sdo6
Today's Sports Link - Unified Basketball Varsity Game @ Mohonasen Central Senior High starting at 4:30 p.m.: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtJ_pQTT5e0hnBSpQ4N4iDw
Happening tomorrow: Supporting Parents’ and Teachers’ Mental Health. Running from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. with a panel discussion followed by Q&A with attendees The free webinar is sponsored by CDPHP and aptihealth Register Now: https://www.aptihealth.com/webinar/
Attention Senior parents/guardians - The yearbook staff is collecting 'Messages from Home". The cost per message is $8. Please see the attached for information: https://5il.co/sfz6
In case you missed it in Mr. Rizzo's weekly update, our secondary school honor and high honor roll students can be viewed here: https://5il.co/seyr
The Board of Education has approved the revised 2020-2021 calendar and has now declared May 28, 2021 a non-instructional day due to an excess of inclement weather days allotted for the school year. A copy can be found here: https://5il.co/sds4
This just in! Caleb Beaudoin, Tamarac Junior, has been selected to complete a summer internship with Crisafulli Brothers. This is a significant step in the Youth Apprenticeship Program (YAP) whereby students will work toward 200 hours of on‐the‐job training – a requirement of the YAP. Congratulation Caleb!
The Spring High School Counseling Center Newsletter is out with some very helpful information and exciting news. Take a peek: https://5il.co/sblj
Please join us this evening for our Annual Budget Hearing and Board of Education Meeting starting at 7 p.m. The ZOOM link is as follows:https://us04web.zoom.us/j/71004629425?pwd=R3N2UC9HNVJQVTJ5UjBIem1xMk1Jdz09
Tonight's Sports Link: 5 p.m. - Boys Varsity Lacrosse game vs. Johnstown. Let's go Wildcats! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxHNdSrBUjpzHtGXAxA2DYA
The Valley Falls - Pittstown Youth Commission is accepting Pre-Registration forms by mail. If you have any additional questions after reading the Information Sheet, please contact Mary McNeice at 518-753-6679. Information can be found here: https://www.brunswickcsd.org/o/bcsd/browse/209126
We are thrilled to share another virtual choir performance by the fourth and fifth graders under the direction of Mr. S. For your viewing and listening pleasure, "When I Grow Up": https://youtu.be/q90zlclMx0o
May is Mental Health Awareness Month & this week is specifically dedicated to Child's Mental Health Awareness. We will highlight pages, images & resources. First is a link to FREE events this week: https://ymhproject.org/childrens-mental-health-awareness-week/#events #LetsTalk
We are live streaming tonight’s football game vs @Schuylerville on our Facebook page!
Tamarac SADD will be hosting a Mock crash on Friday, May 7th at 9 AM, with the help from local fire departments, rescue squads, ambulances, Moonlawn Auto and police. The crash is for JUNIORS and SENIORS only. They are to arrive at school by 9 am and report to the auditorium lobby. Approximately 15 minutes later they will proceed outside to the parking lot where they will see the cars and the victims, soon after the demonstration begins. The crash will be realistic with guidance and information provided before and after the demonstration. It is our hope that this event will ensure the safety and good decision making skills for all of our students. The auditorium/ multi-purpose gym parking lots will be closed to everyone from 5 PM Thursday, May 6th until the demonstration is completed and the cars donated can be removed Friday.
A message from Coach Roden: Varsity Boys and Girls track practice is cancelled today - April 29th.
Rensselaer County DOH is having a Pfizer Vaccination POD at the Schaghticoke Fair Grounds on Saturday, May 1st from 10 to 2 . This is open for anyone 16 yrs. of age and up. https://apps2.health.ny.gov/doh2/applinks/cdmspr/2/counties?OpID=C0F5F5DA981307DAE0530A6C7C16F2FA
The Valley Falls – Pittstown Youth Commission is looking for Counselors for their 2021 Summer Program. Applications should be mailed no later than May 10 and can be found here: https://rb.gy/pkbrrs If you have any questions, please contact Mary McNeice at 518-753-6679.
Mr. S and his students have worked so hard to make their first virtual choir song this year. Check out "Be the Change" here: https://youtu.be/AP1AA8UYMmQ
The Brittonkill Friends of Music will be premiering their Spring Showcase this evening at 7 p.m. with performances from our Secondary School Students. Tune in here: https://youtu.be/rOV_5-M7EHw
Please join us for our Board of Education Meeting tonight starting at 7 p.m. The ZOOM link is as follows: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/73475043177?pwd=Sng4cFFyaithaE1neGxRSlFMY0VmZz09
Hoosick Falls Moderna Vaccination Pop Up - Tuesday April 20th from 10 am to 1 pm for ages 18+ North Hoosick Fire Department 22106 State Route 22 Hoosick Falls, NY 12090 https://apps2.health.ny.gov/doh2/applinks/cdmspr/2/counties?DateID=C01721BCC0540A7AE0530A6C7C167FA9
Mark your calendars! Tamarac Middle School Book Fair starts TODAY! All purchases benefit our school. The schedule is April 16th (tomorrow) - 7th grade visit. April 23rd - 6th grade visit. April 27th - 8th grade visit! https://www.scholastic.com/bf/tamaracmiddleschool
The April RBERN (Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network) Newsletter is out with many great resources for parents and guardians. Take a peek: https://www.smore.com/gpx73-rbern-for-parents?ref=email-content#w-2032265797
HVCC will be having a vaccination clinic tomorrow and Thursday for students ages 16 and 17. Wednesday's clinic runs from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., offering the Pfizer vaccine: https://apps2.health.ny.gov/doh2/applinks/cdmspr/2/counties?DateID=BFCAF5F5E28B0D12E0530A6C7C16FE50&fbclid=IwAR0kcuncokwEkM2HNDWyj9lekyJ21oR8sXrv4vvUR48mfD9dJDCW5L_NkL4 Thursday's clinic runs from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., offering the Pfizer vaccine: https://apps2.health.ny.gov/doh2/applinks/cdmspr/2/counties?DateID=BFCAB388289A08CAE0530A6C7C16AEEC&fbclid=IwAR3XKqbdAY_8qBUuuj5E3cNd3-yt_FuHng-aCOsNVJU0aaNq6ygV_3RkUSI
Sign-ups for Spring Sports are underway. Spring Athletes & parents are asked to register on our new program, Family ID. The following website will allow you to take care of all the necessary paperwork needed. Deadline, May 5th. https://www.familyid.com/tamarac-athletics
Tamarac Senior, Madailein Murphy was selected out of a large pool of applicants to participate in this year's All-State Concert hosted by the New York State School Music Association. Maddie worked very hard over the past few months to prepare for this virtual performance, which was held today. To view the concert, click here: https://youtu.be/OA7dLVER7AY Congratulations Maddie!!
Tonight's Sports Link! 6 pm - Varsity Football Game @ Coxsackie-Athens High School: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5kaPH5mwXVsTIf5tZrq5Bg
Tomorrow evening's Board of Education meeting will be held virtually via ZOOM. The Audit Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m., followed by the B.O.E. Meeting at 7 p.m. The link is as follows: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/75137026627?pwd=dzUvNG5KMVRtcncvVDR3SHdPY0cwUT09 Meeting ID: 751 3702 6627 Passcode: 8GXee1
Today's Sports link! 5 pm - JV Girls Volleyball Match @ Stillwater High: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVxfe6ZPNqPHD5oetBa6WkA 6:30 pm - Varsity Girls Volleyball Match @ Stillwater High: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVxfe6ZPNqPHD5oetBa6WkA
Today's Sports Links! 5 pm - Girls Varsity Soccer game @ Mechanicville High https://youtu.be/TyG9YOhrmSg
Today's Sports Link! 5:30 p.m. - JV Girls Volleyball Match @ Saratoga Central Catholic 7:00 p.m. - Varsity Girls Volleyball Match @ Saratoga Central Catholic https://youtu.be/lbQTyIZzSqE
Tonight's Sports Link! 6 p.m. - Girls JV Soccer Game @ Mechanicville: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTQoQwZZ4kw
Reminder: The Alumni Panel Presentation is scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, March 31 from 8:10am - 9:10am. The link for 11th and 12th grade fully remote students to participate is: meet.google.com/ktw-vvpe-fxi Here is the full bell schedule for March 31 for all students grade 6 through 12: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1skfFMIa35XS8b2G8fvMUzMq3OufWOS2c0wDnNMgPJQ4/edit?usp=sharing *All White and Red Cohort students will have a break from virtual learning during the assembly.
April Breakfast and Lunch Menus are out! Find them on the Brunswick CSD app under DINING or follow this link: https://www.brunswickcsd.org/o/bcsd/browse/200943
Today's Sports Links! 5 pm - Girls JV Volleyball Match @ Mechanicville High: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=mechanicivlle+city+school+district 6:30 pm - Girls Varsity Volleyball Match @ Mechanicville High: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=mechanicivlle+city+school+district
Earlier this week, a letter was sent on behalf of Dr. Gladys Cruz, District Superintendent at Questar III BOCES, as well as Mr. Jeffrey Simons, Superintendent at the East Greenbush Central School District and an additional 21 Superintendents of the Questar III BOCES Region, including Dr. Maloney, to Dr. Zucker. Click the link to read the letter: https://5il.co/qzbl
Reminder to elementary families: Please return your district-issued Chromebook before April recess (except for remote instruction students) for maintenance and cleaning. Chromebooks will remain in classrooms going forward for student use. Chromebooks will be collected by classroom teachers. Any questions: contact Mr. Pogue (email@example.com) or Ms. Anderson (firstname.lastname@example.org
Today's Sport's Link! 5 p.m. - Girls JV Volleyball Match @ Hoosic Valley High School 6:30 p.m. - Girls Varsity Volleyball Match @ Hoosic Valley High School https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsD2ap2V6F9Laj_GcnhkTEQ
A message from our Athletic Director regarding spectator badges for upcoming home and away games: https://5il.co/qsr2
While the cookie fundraiser has come and gone, the Friends of Music announced the winning class of this years 'Golden Rolling Pin'! Congratulations to the 6th grade class! For more information about the Brittonkill Friends of Music, check out their website here: https://sites.google.com/a/brittonkill.k12.ny.us/music/friendsofmusic
Today's sport links! 6 pm - JV Girls basketball vs Greenwich: https://youtu.be/rvfUEpnN5uc 6 pm - JV Boys basketball vs Greenwich: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXSY0rlEU6MRVKxicwguxUg 6 pm - Varsity Wrestling Match: https://youtu.be/QvhVIjjkZVw 7:30 pm - Girls Varsity basketball vs Greenwich: https://youtu.be/rvfUEpnN5uc 7:30 pm - Boys Varsity basketball vs Greenwich: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXSY0rlEU6MRVKxicwguxUg 7:30 pm - Varsity Ice Hockey @ACHF: Link to come
Tonight's Board of Education Meeting is fully virtual and starts at 6:30 p.m. for the Audit Committee Meeting and 7 p.m. for the BOE Meeting. Please join via ZOOM using the following link: https://zoom.us/j/91441082586?pwd=VWs2dHdLc1hORjNHUGt3MGt1ZGREZz09
In the News: Some of our female wrestlers were featured in a Spectrum News story yesterday. Check out the growing trend of girls in wrestling. Maybe this trend will peak an interest in your household. https://spectrumlocalnews.com/share/nys/capital-region/sports/2021/03/09/troy-girls-wrestling-growth?cid=share_clip
Tonight's sport link! Varsity Wrestling vs. Averill Park @ Tamarac 5:45 p.m. Senior Night Recognition 6:00 p.m. Match start https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGdNhaaV238
Updated link for tonight’s basketball game vs Lasalle JV and Cambridge Varsity https://youtu.be/b5d4vorK334
Today's sports links! 6 pm - JV Boys basketball vs. Cambridge High: https://youtu.be/iWpgX-dlq18 6 pm - Varsity Wrestling @ Tamarac - Mat 1: https://youtu.be/ax5yhRhzL5g 6 pm - Varsity Wrestling @ Tamarac - Mat 2: https://youtu.be/vb_QZo2RY7U 7:30 pm - Varsity Boys basketball vs. Cambridge: https://youtu.be/iWpgX-dlq18
Tamarac is proud to celebrate International Women's Day. Our administrators raise their hands and #ChooseToChallenge to show their commitment to challenge inequality, call out bias, question stereotypes & help forge an inclusive world. https://www.internationalwomensday.com/
Tonight's game links! 5 pm - JV Boys basketball vs. Rensselaer: https://youtu.be/2D_zLFvoGs0 6 pm - JV Girls basketball @ Cambridge High: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjh_hu8CiYrJ7op2UDozXWw 6:30 pm - Boys Varsity basketball game vs. Rensselaer: https://youtu.be/2D_zLFvoGs0 7:30 pm - Girls Varsity basketball game @ Cambridge High: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjh_hu8CiYrJ7op2UDozXWw
Today's Game Links! 12 pm - JV Boys Basketball vs. Hoosick Falls: https://youtu.be/9jfIDTxIBIY 12 pm - JV Girls Basketball vs. Hoosick Falls: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjgaB0VyfT9KqgsHvgKuxkA 1:30 pm - Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Hoosick Falls: https://youtu.be/9jfIDTxIBIY 1:30 pm - Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Hoosick Falls: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjgaB0VyfT9KqgsHvgKuxkA 3 pm - Varsity Wrestling Match vs. Salem-Cambridge: https://www.salemcsd.org/domain/64
A reminder from our health offices: Our district cannot accept a health exam/physical if it is not on the required form or an electronic health record equivalent from the providers office. A copy of the acceptable health form can be found here: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1093249/health-exam-form.pdf
Adam Coonradt, Tamarac Class of 2000 grad, was on last night's History Channel 'Forged in Fire' reality show! (Spoiler: He won!) “There needs to be a lot more people putting things out into the world, not only just making or building things tangible. People, just make content. Write a poem. Write a story. Sew. Make costumes”. Check out his story here: https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/capital-region/news/2021/03/03/troy-firefighter-competes-on-forged-in-fire
Reminder: This Friday is a Virtual day for grades 6-12. For sixth graders who typically don't have a virtual day, students must log in to their first period teacher at 9 a.m. for attendance. Students will then have independent work to complete for the remainder of the day (unless otherwise stated by specific teachers).
Tonight's sport links! 5 p.m. - JV Girls Basketball at Maple Hill: https://www.twitch.tv/schodackcsdstreaming1 5 p.m. - JV Boys Basketball vs. Maple Hill: https://youtu.be/zfWNQkNnVpU 6:30 p.m. - Wrestling Match vs. Ravena - Coeymans - Selkirk: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClv9SVJ1_dizf-Pj4BuE6vA 6:30 p.m. - Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Maple Hill: https://youtu.be/zfWNQkNnVpU 7 p.m. - Varsity Girls Basketball at Maple Hill: https://www.twitch.tv/schodackcsdstreaming1
Livestream of tonight's girls Varsity basketball game vs. Emma Willard starting at 5 p.m. can be found here: https://youtu.be/yfx7d7dZREM
This evenings Board of Education Special Meeting starts at 5 p.m. and is virtual via the following ZOOM link: https://zoom.us/j/93197034030?pwd=QXlaTHZmdHNaVXlUOTFFY1d0Zklpdz09 Meeting ID: 931 9703 4030 Passcode: 4063T8
Congratulations to our Middle and High School Honor and High Honor Roll students for Quarter 2. The lists can be found here: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1141627/Honor_Roll_-_Quarter_2__1_.pdf
Today's game links! Varsity Wrestling Match at 9:30 a.m. vs. Duanesburg Central: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4QqT8Jzrxs8uGS7rCyHccg/featured Varsity Ice Hockey at 8:00 p.m. LSI vs. CD Jets: Varsity Ice Hockey at 4:20 p.m. LSI vs CD Jets: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiYHg6PC_2m-C5n4Rk7eTBA
A variety of sports for Friday night viewing! Here are the links and start times. #Tamarac #Bengals #LetsGo Varsity Ice Hockey at 4:20 p.m. LSI vs CD Jets: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiYHg6PC_2m-C5n4Rk7eTBA Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Emma Willard at 5:00 p.m.: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc0MVAfxn141IcnJ4ukPtRg JV Boys Basketball vs. Mekeel Christian Academy at 6:00 p.m.: https://youtu.be/9C2P-mG7Cbw Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Mekeel Christian Academy at 7:30 p.m.: https://youtu.be/9C2P-mG7Cbw
March Cafeteria Menus are now live on our website and app (under each specific building and dining). Bon appétit! https://www.brunswickcsd.org/o/bcsd/browse/159843
Tonight's Girls & Boys basketball games vs Renssealer: Girls JV @ 5 pm & Varsity @ 6:30 pm: https://youtu.be/OY4DHsgzCfo Boys JV @ 5:30 pm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-hC51CB6_4&feature=youtu.be Boys Varsity @ 6:30 pm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwuCg8ug5Nw&feature=youtu.be
Tonight's Varsity Wrestling Match starts at 6 p.m. vs. Maple Hill. Tune in using this link: https://youtu.be/MMyBIyL0fOc
New Link New link Watch our Girls JV and Varsity Play Hoosic Valley starting at 12 https://youtu.be/UQxTdc3A_sE Let’s go Tamarac 🐯🏀
It has been brought to our attention that some of our community members have been contacted by an automated voice message this morning claiming to be Brunswick Central School District and requesting personal information. Please be advised that our District did not send any calls this morning (except this alert) nor will we request personal information via an automated call. Please call the district office if you have or continue to receive these calls at 518-279-4600 ext 2604.
It's GAME DAY! While spectators aren't allowed at sporting events, we hope you will tune in via livestream to support our Bengal basketball players! JV tips off at 5:30 pm and varsity will follow at 7 pm. Make sure to follow our Booster Club for more game information and livestream links. Cheer on your Bengals here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsD2ap2V6F9Laj_GcnhkTEQ
Members of the Class of 2021 have joined the newly formed Principal's Advisory Committee at Tamarac. One project they're working on this year is putting together an Alumni Panel. They're interested in hearing from former students about what life after Tamarac has been like. If you are a past alumni who would like to participate, please complete the following survey: https://bit.ly/3pgqpco
Look at this Kindness Pizza contest submission from Charlotte & CJ! We love the colors and creativity. Don't forget to submit your creations by 2/9 to be entered to win Stewart's Make your Own Sundae certificates. Send via FB message or email to email@example.com
Poll Workers Needed for Budget Vote on May 18th, 2021. Please email Catrina Schumaker if you are interested: firstname.lastname@example.org
Apply for Girls Who Code’s Virtual Summer Immersion Program for an unforgettable summer experience! Current 9th-11th grade girls and non-binary students are eligible to apply. During this FREE 2-week virtual program, you'll learn the computer science skills you need to make an impact & get an inside look into the tech field. Details here: https://girlswhocode.com/programs/summer-immersion-program
Yankees pitcher, Jordan Montgomery, announced he will host a second virtual meet and greet for 500 New York student-athletes with special needs and their families on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 from 7:00 – 8:00 PM EST. Click here for more details: https://5il.co/p6di
Due to the incoming storm, there will be no after school activities, including aftercare today, February 1, 2021.
February lunch menus are out! They are on our app under DINING or on our website here: https://www.brunswickcsd.org/o/bcsd/browse/189175 Don't forget - your student can get free meals! More information here: https://www.brunswickcsd.org/o/bcsd/page/2020-2021-free-meal-program
Another successful food pickup for the 20/21 Free Meal Program. Special thanks to Joy Wright & the cafeteria staff for making this program so easy. Don't forget, it's open to ALL students. More info here: https://www.brunswickcsd.org/o/bcsd/page/2020-2021-free-meal-program #eggsandwich #makeyourownpizza
The Route 1 bus is delayed due to an accident(not our bus) on Rt 7. We are also calling parents with this information.
Even when wearing a mask, you can tell Joy has a giant smile on. Today's 'free meal program' pick up was a breeze! Quick and easy while following all COVID safety protocols. Check out our website for further information about how YOU can pick up! https://bit.ly/35uAXxH
Please check your email for an UPDATE to the previous email that was sent today.
"Life as you knew it and lived it has changed with COVID-19. One important thing to know now is that each person reacts differently and that looking for help to sort out and understand your feelings is a strength, not a weakness." Click the link here: https://nyprojecthope.org/
We will be limiting our social media notifications so that our Brunswick community can view and stay up to date with all posts and information. We will continue to email COVID cases, if and when they arise. COVID cases and Information can always be found on our website under our COVID-19 Resource Center tab.
The window is now open to change the mode of learning for your student for the third quarter in the Secondary School. If you are interested in switching your child’s current status (remote vs. hybrid), the window of opportunity has opened today through January 15, 2021. Please notify your child’s counselor if you would like to discuss making this change. After January 15, the next opportunity to change your child’s mode of learning will take place at the end of the third quarter.
Our January 2021 Food Services menus are out! Find them on our Brunswick CSD app (under dining) or on our website here: https://www.brunswickcsd.org/o/bcsd/browse/184067
The Tamarac High School Counseling Center December Newsletter is here! Check out what's new and congratulate the seniors who have shared their college acceptance news! https://5il.co/o68w
Tomorrow is a half day of instruction on the district calendar. As a result the secondary school will follow the adopted half day schedule found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wyTlUddAJRVccdnAg1fO3Ex_Cf1I0-oB/view?usp=sharing
Tamarac Elementary School Spirit Day tomorrow: Festive Wear! Send us your photos at email@example.com
Due to the impending weather expected to come this evening through tomorrow, the Brunswick Central School District is announcing that Thursday, December 17, 2020, will be a snow day and the school buildings will be closed. There will be no in-person or remote classes tomorrow. Stay safe and warm! ❄️☃️ Don’t forget, our faculty and staff will miss you, so share with us your snow day pictures by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Brunswick Brittonkill Central School District - Inclement Weather Reminder! As noted on the image, the secondary school bell schedule can be found here: https://5il.co/ntmm
Feel Good Friday and wrapping up #InclusiveSchoolsWeek, we wanted to share this clip with you from two years ago and our #UnifiedSports Program. If this doesn't put a smile on your face, we don't know what will! We are Tamarac Proud! #ISW https://bit.ly/2Ltq5ZR
#InclusiveSchoolsWeek #ISW Check out this Inclusion Bitmoji Classroom to learn more about Inclusion, Special Education and Disability Heroes! https://rb.gy/u69q8s
Two hours remaining for our Capital Project vote. If you've voted already, "Thank You". If not, please brave the cold to place your vote before 8 p.m. We'll be looking for you on the live stream! https://stream.meet.google.com/stream/04da2821-61f6-43de-baeb-1023a75a8c62
Our Capital Project can be seen via LIVE STREAM here: https://stream.meet.google.com/stream/04da2821-61f6-43de-baeb-1023a75a8c62 Voting is open until 8 p.m. in the multipurpose gym.
A reminder that tomorrow, December 8th, the Secondary School will have early dismissal at 11:31 a.m. All students grades 6-12 should follow the attached schedule which can be found here: https://5il.co/nfmt
Countdown: 2 days until our 2020 Capital Project vote on December 8th. The proposed schedule of work runs through 2023. Take a look on our website for further details at www.brunswickcsd.org #CapitalProject #Vote #Tamarac
A reminder that this Friday, December 4 is a virtual day for all Secondary students, grades 6 through 12. A copy of the 2nd quarter schedule can be found here: https://bit.ly/3fYW6nA
Our December lunch menus are live! Don't forget you can access menus via our Brunswick Brittonkill App by going to the 'dining' tab or view them on our website here: https://www.brunswickcsd.org/o/bcsd/browse/157983
Tuesday, December 8 will be a half day of instruction for all Secondary school students due to the building being a polling site for the proposed Capital Project. Dismissal will be at 11:31 a.m. Hybrid & remote students should follow this schedule for the day: https://5il.co/nfmt
The New York State Education Department developed a Parent Dashboard to increase transparency and make school-level data easier for parents and the public to access. Find information about your child’s school and provide feedback: https://data.nysed.gov/parents/
An important letter from the health office regarding New York State required BMI Survey: https://5il.co/n5iy
Save the Date: Virtual Exploring Engineering Day! February 27, 2021 for grades 3 through 5. More information and how to register can be found here: https://5il.co/n5gx
For 6th Grade Students Who Do Not Have a Chromebook: Every 6th grader will be issued a school owned Chromebook this week. The schedule for parent pickup of Chromebooks for 6th grade students is as follows: - Wednesday 11/18: Evening pickup 4 pm to 7pm - Thursday 11/19: Daytime and evening pickup 9 am to 2pm and 4pm to 7pm - Friday 11/20: Daytime pickup 9 am to 2 pm Parents must come in with a driver's licence to sign for the Chromebook. Any student in 6th grade who has not yet picked up a Chromebook should do so at one of the above times. Chromebooks will be distributed from the main lobby area of the HS building.
A beautiful thing about living in a tight knit community is having the opportunity to know the families around you. Recently, The Palladino Family shared their story with @SPECNewsAlbany and Matt's new chance at life. Watch here: https://bit.ly/2GTYFKC
Even our physical education teachers educate our students about Veterans Day! Check out this video Ms. Turner sent to her students to keep them moving on Veterans Day: https://youtu.be/ExeyP9Mp430
Keep an eye out for the Communicator with more detailed information regarding the 2020 Capital Project Vote on December 8th! Answers to frequently asked questions can be found here: https://5il.co/my6l
A helpful document outlining the 2020/2021 school year interim reports and marking period dates for the Secondary School can be found here: https://5il.co/mx83
As we look forward to celebrating WORLD KINDNESS DAY on Friday, November 13th, take a moment this week to look for and commit to a single act of kindness. We'll ask you to share a comment or a photo on Friday. Here is a little inspiration: https://youtu.be/YYnWsAoGRPE
The 2022 New York State Teacher of the Year application will be available until February 1, 2021. Nominate a great teacher today! http://bit.ly/2DlHJse #TeacheroftheYear #Tamarac
The Tamarac High School Counseling Center hosted a (virtual) Instant Admission Day with Hudson Valley Community College. Over 30 of our Seniors had the opportunity to meet with HVCC college admissions representatives, and discuss their applications and programs of interest. Congratulations to our newly accepted students!
Tamarac Secondary School is a polling location for today's Election Day. If choosing to vote here, please enter only from the Multi-purpose gym entrance. You can not enter from the main doors and will be directed to the other entrance. #vote
Our annual required Emergency Release DRILL will be held on Tuesday, November 10. The secondary school will be dismissed at 1:50 p.m. The elementary school will be dismissed at 2:50 p.m.
Community Partnership Mass Food Distribution - November 9th. Check out our community page for more information: https://www.brunswickcsd.org/o/bcsd/page/community--427
A reminder that grade 6-12 students will be virtual tomorrow, November 3rd. Teachers will be providing a full day of classroom instruction on the regular bell schedule (homeroom attendance begins at 7:30 a.m.).
The Sixth Grade Team is excited for our quarantined student’s return on November 6th. In the meantime, students who are quarantined will join their class Meets as they did during the week of October 26th. Students may stay at a Meet or they may be given independent work. Please make sure that their Chromebooks are charged and ready to go for class. Since some teachers are quarantined, we ask that in person students bring headphones to help reduce feedback noise during class.
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 continue