Welcome to the Baltimore School for the Arts's Student/Parent/Teacher directory.

School Information

Name:
Baltimore School for the Arts
Address:
712 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD  21201
Phone number:
443-642-5165
Fax number:
410-539-1430
Website:

Upcoming School Events (1 found)

Type Name Date/Time
School Teacher Appreciation Day 5/7/2019 7:45AM - 2:00PM

School Materials (9 found)

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Equity Audit Consent Forms Good morning BSA parents: Baltimore School for the Arts is excited to announce that the BSA community will be participating in an equity audit, beginning in April 2019. The purpose of this audit is to help BSA recognize bias and inequities, respond to these biases immediately, redress biases in a sustainable way, and create and sustain a bias-free and equitable learning environment. It is our hope that BSA can work to ensure that all students experience a learning environment that is culturally inclusive and responsive. In the month ahead, you and your child will be asked to share your experiences about your time spent at BSA through an anonymous online survey and in focus groups. Parent focus group participation is limited to a first-come, first-served basis, to maintain a valid group size. BSA students are also invited to complete an anonymous online survey to share their experiences and provide feedback about BSA policies and procedures. Students will be selected randomly to participate in student focus groups. Attached to this email, and also included below are parent consents for the following: 1. Parent Consent for Parent Survey & Focus Group 2. Parent Consent for Student Survey (They are combined into one document, but thereare two separate consent forms attached) Additionally, there are online versions of these consent forms linked below if you prefer that option. If you choose to print out and sign the paper form, please return it to Mr. Askey in his office in 306 by March 28th. Parent Survey & Focus Group Consent Form: https://form... Student Survey Consent Form: https://form... Please note that if your child is randomly selected for participation in a student focus group, you will receive a separate consent form to complete. The Administrative Team at BSA View File (MS WORD)
Expressions 2019 Attached is the pdf for Expressions in case you missed it a few weeks ago. Tickets are selling very fast for all performance so please reserve your tickets as soon as possible. Many thanks, Carter View File (PDF)
English Class Placement for SY 19/20 Good morning parents- The note below was distributed to your child in their English classes regarding placement for next year. Please take a look at the note as well as the course descriptions attached. Students (not parents) need to fill out the Google form based on their current grade level by the deadline listed. Thanks so much and have a great day! Tom Good afternoon- This week, you will receive information during your English class period about schedules and course selection for next school year. Attached is a PDF of the document, which includes the application process, course descriptions, and course comparison at a glance. After reviewing this information with your family, please use the links below to complete the google form appropriate to your current grade level. If you do not wish to be considered for an honors or AP level course, you do NOT need to complete the form. All submissions for consideration must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, January 18th. 9th grade: https://docs... 10th grade: https://docs... 11th grade: https://docs... If you have further questions about the appropriate course for you or selection process, please speak with your English teacher, Ms. Bacon, Mr. Askey, or other advisors in the school. We look forward to helping you challenge yourself next school year! View File (PDF)
Academic Mid-Term Schedule Good afternoon parents- Happy New Year!!! Please see the attached letter and schedule regarding the upcoming academic mid-term examinations. We are running things a little differently this year, so I would like all our community to read and pay attention to the changes. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. I tried to answer as many questions and prepare for all contingencies in the letter, but please reach out as needed. Take care and have a great weekend. Tom Askey, BSA View File (MS WORD)
Student Volunteers at Mi Espacio Dear All, Our students had a great first volunteer visit to Mi Espacio this past Monday -- this is part of our year-long all-school Latinx project. During these visits, our student volunteers will teach arts & crafts, singing, dancing, etc to the kids at Mi Espacio. Attached are the details on the next visits. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you and happy holidays! Imbie Tamba View File (IMAGE (JPEG))
Expressions Sponsorship Levels We are working very hard at securing sponsorship dollars for Expressions. If you are in the position to consider an Expressions sponsorship, please review the attached document with information about the sponsorship levels. Many thanks, Carter View File (PDF)
BSA Holiday Food Drive Update ++ Good morning parents! As of today, 12/5, we have collected 374 canned and non-perishable items. The 10th graders have collected 150 items and they are currently in the "lead" for the breakfast promise. The 9th graders have collected 89 items, the 11th graders 76 items, and the 12th graders 59 items respectively. We will be collecting items until the 21st of December so if you want to keep bringing items in, please feel free to do so. Everyone has been so generous so far and we are very thankful for all the donations. I will be delivering everything we have collected so far over to the Assisi House at St. Patrick's Church in Upper Fells Point this afternoon. They primarily serve the Latinx and new immigrant families coming to Baltimore over on the east side of town. I have already taken about 10 bags of winter wear to them as well. Keep that coming too if you are able to give! We are again so appreciative of your help for fellow residents of our city. Lastly, starting next week (week of December 10th), we will be doing after-school arts enrichment titled Mi Espacio from 5-6pm on Mondays and Friday. This is an event that is sponsored by CASA de Maryland that seeks to have an afterschool youth leadership development program. The primary goal of the Mi Espacio is "to provide a supportive environment where Latino high school students can gain the confidence, skills, and knowledge they need to graduate high school and achieve their post-secondary dreams." If your child (or you!) is interested, please take a look at the attached flyer and reach out to either myself or Imbie Tamba at itamba@bsfa.org if you have questions. Thanks so much! Tom Askey View File (IMAGE (JPEG))
Expressions Sponsorship Information Good Morning BSA Parents, As many of you know, our yearly fundraiser will take place during the first week of March; this event is called Expressions. For decades, Expressions has been one of Baltimore’s favorite annual events. Both a critical fundraiser for the school and an opportunity for the community to gather, Expressions is centered around an inspiring student performance. In order to meet the needs of our annual operating budget, this year we will need to raise a minimum of $500,000 in sponsorship dollars. Expressions 2019 will kick off on Saturday, March 2, with the Gala Opening and on Sunday, March 3, with Family Performances. Tuesday, March 5, will be the Stage One|FANS performance. We are in the process of securing sponsorships at this time and actively looking for new sponsors. If you know of a company or individual that might be interested in receiving a sponsorship request, please email me so that we can set up a time to discuss. Additionally, we are hopeful that parents who are able to will become sponsors themselves; please review the attached pdf for more information. All the best, Carter PS: Expressions ticket sales will not be available for purchase until mid-January. View File (PDF)
Arts Rubric List Please find the rubric attached. Thank you. Chris Ford, BSA View File (PDF)

Recent Announcements (3 found)

From Subject Message Date/Time Sent
Jessica Hanley Envelope Stuffing

Good Day Parents,


Welcome to the last quarter of the 2018/19 school year!!


We're seeking...(more)

2019-04-25 03:08 PM
Carter Polakoff Spring Break Message from Chris Ford

Good afternoon BSA families,

 

As we close out the period leading up to spring break,...(more)

2019-04-12 03:01 PM
Mary Evans Survey Update

Hello all,


BCPSS tells us that we have met 67% of our goal for parent response to the School...(more)

2019-03-26 04:07 PM