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Baltimore School for the Arts
Address:
712 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD  21201
Phone number:
443-642-5165
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410-539-1430
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Message from City Schools: Office Hours for Harassment Claims Dear BSA Community, Please find the attached letter from Baltimore City Public Schools, Office of Fair Practices & Compliance. BSA View File (PDF)
Important Message from BSA Please read the attached message from Dr. Ford regarding a confirmed COVID case at the school. BSA View File (PDF)
Schedule for 4/14 Good evening- I apologize for the multiple emails this evening. Attached is the Lab Wednesday schedule for tomorrow 4/14. There are a lot of diverse offerings for students and we hope they take advantage of as many as they can. Please let me know if you have any questions or comments. Take care and have a good night. Tom View File (PDF)
Limited In-Person Learning Dear BSA family, Yesterday we welcomed back 9th and 12th grade students to limited in-person learning. Next Monday, 10th and 11th grade students will have the opportunity to return in limited cohorts for academic or arts learning. This file contains a sketch of the overall plan, with meeting times for each art area. A poll will be sent to 10th and 11th grade families in the next 24 hours to ascertain your interest in returning to limited in-person learning. Please let us know your interest. Based on the results of that poll, more information will be forthcoming about this opportunity. Thank you, Chris Ford View File (PDF)
Schedule for 3/17 Good afternoon parents- Please see the attached schedule for tomorrow's (3/17) Lab Wednesday events. There is a full day of offerings and we hope that students will take advantage of that which interests you. Please make sure students attend 3 sessions over the course of the day to receive full attendance credit for the day. As always, do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. Take care and have a great week. Tom View File (PDF)
Schedule for 3/10 Good afternoon all- I hope everyone is getting some time to soak in the restorative springtime sun and air! Attached is the Lab Wednesday schedule for tomorrow 3/10. As Dr. Ford referenced in an earlier email to students, tomorrow will be all asynchronous as the faculty and staff complete health and safety protocol training as we prepare to re-open school for some 9th graders. Please make sure students spend some time in both the ELA and math options for tomorrow. This will constitute their attendance. As always, please let me know if you have any questions. Do not hesitate to reach out. Tom View File (PDF)
Schedule for 3/3 Good afternoon all- Attached is the schedule of sessions for tomorrow's Lab Wednesday (3/3). Please note that it is a district-mandated early release day, so all sessions will cease at 12:30pm. Please make sure your child attends two sessions to get full attendance credit for the day. Please note that there is the second installment of our Black Futures: Alumni Discussion happening at 11:30am tomorrow with two BSA alums-Eric Perryman and Nicole Daniels. The topic is Race, Identity, and Performance. We would love for students to attend and hear from our alums on these critical issues. Take a moment to look at the flyers embedded in the schedule to give you some more information. For 9th and 10th graders, there is an information session at 10:30am on a possible paid internship offered through Micky Wolf and Dent Education. There is also a flyer embedded into the schedule as well. If that interests students, I would definitely have them check it out. As always, please let me know if you have any questions. Have a great week. Tom View File (PDF)
Schedule for 2/24 Good evening parents! I hope everyone is having a good week! Attached is the schedule for tomorrow's Lab Wednesday (2/24) sessions. We are drawing special attention this week to our Black History Month virtual showcase that will be presented at 1:35pm. The staff and students have put an amazing amount of time and energy into this showcase to make it really awesome, so please encourage your young folks to make some time to attend this session and support the work of their peers and our dedicated faculty. Nothing else has been scheduled in that block of time so it can be enjoyed uninterrupted. Additionally, the MountainFilm Festival is back at 12:35pm with four short films followed by Q&A with some of the directors. Again-this is a really great opportunity to see working artists and their professional work so I would highly recommend that students take some time to attend that session as well. Students received a flyer in their email from me that gives them some times and direction on some district-led mindfulness sessions. You can email me privately if you would like to see that flyer too. As always, let me know if you have any questions. Have a great evening! Tom View File (PDF)
Schedule for 2/17 Good afternoon parents! I hope everyone had a nice long weekend! Please take a look at the schedule for tomorrow's (2/17) Lab Wednesday schedule. There are a bunch of really exciting opportunities that we are offering and we cannot wait for students to take part in them. I would love to draw your attention to the Black History Month alumni discussion series happening at 11am. The topic tomorrow is a discussion on mental health for artists. This discussion includes three BSA alums and we are so happy they are taking time to chat with us! There is a flyer embedded in the document below.  Also-for music students, Mrs. Green and Dr. Edwards are leading a panel discussion on how to navigate the world of being a professional musician. There are 4 panelists of whom 3 are BSA graduates. That flyer is also embedded in the document below. As always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.  Have a great day.  Tom View File (PDF)
Schedule for 2/10 Good afternoon parents- Attached is the schedule for tomorrow's (2/10) Lab Wednesday. There are a lot of diverse and engaging options for students. Please make sure that they attend 3 of the sessions tomorrow to get marked appropriately for attendance. Please note that Momma Maria is back for a wonderful mid-morning meditation session. A great way to start Wednesday for our young folks.. Also-the session with the Black Student Union requires pre-registration so if that interests them, please use the form that is listed on the attachment to pre-register.. As always, let me know if you have any questions. Take care and enjoy your evening. Tom View File (PDF)
Reopening Plan Meeting this Evening Dear Parents, This is a reminder that we'll host a meeting to discuss the plan for the return to in-person learning for some 9th grade students. Please see the attached document. Here is the link again: https://us02... Meeting ID: 890 3828 6456 Passcode: 8ShPL9 Dial by Phone: 301 715 8592 Meeting ID: 890 3828 6456 Passcode: 615432 Chris Ford View File (MS WORD)
English & Social Studies Placement for 21/22 Hello families- As the school begins to plan for the next academic year, we are asking for your input on course selections that will impact your student's schedule for English and Social Studies. This year, the application process for consideration in an honors and/or AP level course has two steps. First, they should complete the linked Google forms to indicate their course selections. Second, for social studies, they should attend the Wednesday Lab session on Feb. 10th to complete the prerequisite assignment. Student selections are just one part of the consideration for course enrollment and will be considered alongside factors such as attendance, writing quality, standardized test scores, class participation, and current grades. For AP English courses, Ms. Bacon offered an optional student information session on Friday, Feb. 5th from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.If they missed that, I encourage them to reach out to Ms. Bacon. For further English-related questions, please reach out to Ms. Bacon at jbacon@bsfa.org. For further social-studies related questions, please reach out to Ms. Johnson (sophomores) or Ms. Grouzard (juniors). All course selection forms are due no later than 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 8th. Social Studies prerequisite assignments will be completed in a live session on Wednesday, February 10th. Current Freshmen: https://docs... Current Sophomores: https://docs... Current Juniors: https://docs... View File (PDF)
Schedule for 2/3 Good afternoon parents- Attached is the copy of the schedule for tomorrow's Lab Wednesday (2/3). Please note that tomorrow is a district-mandated half-day so all sessions will conclude by midday. Have a great day and please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. Tom View File (PDF)
Schedule for 1/27 Good afternoon parents! Attached is the schedule for tomorrow's (1/27) Lab Wednesday sessions. Please note we are very excited to present the work of the senior actor and stage design/production students in their radio plays at 11am and we also have the latest installment of our MountainFilm Festival on tour with screenings of short films and then Q&A's with the directors. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. Take care. Tom View File (PDF)
Schedule for 1/13 Good afternoon parents! I hope everyone is having a good start to the week. Thanks to those parents who came to the monthly parent meeting last night. We always appreciate the conversations and this is an important time of year as we move into planning for next year already. Hard to believe for sure! Once we have the date for February's meeting, we will pass it along. I encourage you to attend if you can make it work with your schedule. Attached is the schedule tomorrow's (1/13) Lab Wednesday. The focus is almost exclusively on preparation for midterm exams as we gear up for those starting next week. I cannot fathom that half the year has passed in this virtual format, and as always, thanks for your patience, flexibility, and perseverance as we navigate so many unknowns together. I am as proud as ever to serve this school community and your talented young folks. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. Take care. Tom View File (PDF)
Baltimore City Public School System Blue Print - Material for Parent Meeting on Monday Please find the attached document as part of the Parent Meeting on Monday, January 11 at 6:30PM. Chris Ford View File (PDF)
Parent Meeting Agenda Attached is the meeting agenda for January 11, 2021 at 6:30PM. Chris View File (PDF)
Schedule for 1/6 Good morning- Happy New Year to all. I hope everyone was able to enjoy some time relaxing and reflecting. 2020 was a year like no other, and we are hopeful that 2021 brings us some new opportunities. I was remiss in passing along today's schedule for you. Today is a district-mandated half-day so the suite of sessions and offerings ends at 12pm. We are now asking that students attend both the math and ELA sessions. Math sessions have been happening on a mostly weekly basis for a month or so now, but we are adding ELA as well. These will be recurring on Wednesdays going forward. Traditionally, this is a time that we release midterm exam information to students and families for exams to take place later in the month of January. Because of the unique nature of the year, we are re-thinking those exams and promise to have you guidance as soon as it is available. Thanks so much, and as always, please reach out to me if you have any comments/questions/concerns. Tom View File (PDF)
Schedule for 12/23 Good morning parents- We are almost there! One more Lab Wednesday for 2020! Attached are the modified offerings for tomorrow's Lab Wednesday (12/23). Because it is a district early-release day, we will close down everything at noon tomorrow so everyone can begin their well-deserved holiday break.   Students should attend 2 sessions tomorrow. In my message to students, I strongly encouraged those who may be behind on work or missing work to reach out to their teachers to see what can be done over the break so we can all hit the ground running in the new year. We are leaving 2020 in the dust. We learned a lot, but it is time for a new year! To that end, I wish everyone a restful, safe, and healthy break. As parents, you have weathered so much this year and I cannot thank you enough for your ongoing support of your young folks, the teachers, and BSA as we have navigated some truly unknown and choppy waters. You have all been absolutely amazing and I am, as always, so proud to work for such a wonderful place filled with wonderful humans and families. Cheers to the holiday break and the new year. Be well. Tom View File (PDF)
Schedule for 12/16 Good afternoon all- Please see the attached Lab Wednesday schedule for tomorrow 12/16. There is another wonderful session offered by the good folks at MountainFilm on Tour at 1230 as well as a Q&A session with one of the directors after the screenings. Additionally, the Black Student Union and its faculty advisors are planning a Kwanzaa celebration at 11 tomorrow. I know they have all worked hard to prepare something engaging, educational, and highly relevant so we strongly encourage everyone to attend. Lastly, Mr. Kessler is screening the 1963 version of Lord of the Flies for his Honors English class, but he would love to see lots of folks show up!!! No requirement other than one's presence. As always, please reach out if you have any questions. Thanks so much and have a great day. Tom View File (PDF)
Schedule for 12/9 Good afternoon parents! Please see the attached schedule for tomorrow's (12/9) Lab Wednesday. Please note that Ms. Laro's Organization Coaching session will be in full swing. She and her team have worked hard to make this relevant so please encourage attendance if that is something your child may/would find beneficial. As always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Additionally, our monthly parent meeting will be held next Monday the 14th. Details are forthcoming, but I did want to put it on your radar. Take care and have a great day. Tom View File (PDF)
Zoom Links for Academic Parent/Teacher Conferences Good morning- Please see the attached Zoom links for today's parent/teacher conferences. Do not hesitate to reach out if there are any issues or concerns. Thanks so much and have a great day. Tom View File (PDF)
Schedule for 12/2 Good afternoon parents- Attached is the schedule for tomorrow's (12/2) Lab Wednesday. It is a Baltimore City Schools "early release" day and therefore, the previously mentioned parent/teacher conferences will take place in the afternoon in lieu of our normal sessions. The Zoom links for those conferences will come from me later in the morning tomorrow. To get attendance credit for the day, students will need to attend the math session that aligns with their scheduled math class. That will allow them to receive the appropriate attendance credit. There are some optional sessions at 3 and 330, but those will not count towards the attendance for the day as it falls after the early release "dismissal" time. If those are of interest to your young folks, please encourage them to attend. Any opportunity to engage and interact with the faculty and their peers is a great idea. Please let me know if you have any questions/comments/concerns. We will be back to a full suite of sessions next Wednesday the 9th. Take care. Tom View File (PDF)
Academic Parent/Teacher Conferences Wednesday 12/2 Good morning parents- I hope everyone had a restful break and is ready for the final push of 2020! We will be holding academic parent/teacher conferences this upcoming Lab Wednesday (12/2) from 1pm-3pm. It is a district "early release" day, and as such, we thought it would be a good time to conference with your child's teachers about how things are going, where there are strengths, and where areas of growth may be present as we head into the heart of the second quarter. Please take a look at the sign-up genius links in attached document to schedule times in 10 minute blocks. I will send Zoom links on Wednesday. I strongly encourage those parents who have not yet had a chance to speak to the teachers to sign up in this set of conferences. For parents who have had that chance in our previous conference times, I would ask kindly that you allow those parents and families first priority. We will be offering some additional online math enhancement sessions from 11-12 on Wednesday for students in addition to conferences, but as always, I will send the final schedule tomorrow. Take care and please let me know if you have any questions. Tom View File (PDF)
Schedule for 11/25 Good afternoon parents- I hope everyone is having a nice holiday shortened week. Attached is tomorrow's (11/25) Lab Wednesday schedule. Please note that we have a new session that will start tomorrow and will be recurring on the topic of organizational coaching and skill-building. Ms. Laro and some members of the faculty have put some real time and energy into devising creative and innovative ways to help students stay organized and engaged in this virtual space. Please encourage your young folks to check it out if you think that is a good session fit. Let me also take a moment to wish you and yours a happy Thanksgiving. I have deep wells of gratitude for my BSA family-faculty, students, and parents alike-and I hope you get a chance to enjoy the holiday and long weekend being grateful for all that enriches you. Have a safe and healthy holiday and please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. Be well. Tom View File (PDF)

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BSA Communications Reminder: Parent Meeting Tonight at 6PM (Resent on Behalf of Trish Pilla, BSA SFC Parent Co-Chair) 2021-05-17 04:06 PM
BSA Communications Parent Meeting, Monday 5/17 at 6PM (Sent on Behalf of Trish Pilla, BSA SFC Parent Co-Chair) 2021-05-15 10:19 PM
BSA Communications Important Message to BSA Community 2021-05-11 01:52 PM
Mary Evans Survey for Parents 2021-05-04 09:58 AM
BSA Communications Monthly Parent Meeting Postponed 2021-05-03 10:10 AM
Brigid Zuknick The Expressions Virtual Gala! -- Friday, April 30th 2021-04-28 12:00 PM
BSA Communications NEW Zoom Link for Community Meeting 2021-04-20 05:28 PM
BSA Communications Zoom Link for Community Meeting 2021-04-20 05:21 PM