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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)
Schedule for 11/18 Good afternoon parents- Attached is the schedule for tomorrow's Lab Wednesday (11/18). We have a good mix of opportunities tomorrow for students to engage with the BSA faculty and their peers. The Mountainfilm on Tour is back tomorrow with three screenings of short films and then a Q&A with one of the directors. Additionally, as part of our ongoing efforts to discuss and dive into anti-racism action at BSA, we are offering a session with Kenneth Something. Excerpted from his biography- "He is a poet, playwright. educator and organizer. However, he is best described as an 'artivist'. Kenneth has been working/creating at the intersection of art and social justice for over ten years. He is the founder and former executive director of DewMore Baltimore, the former executive director of Pride Center of Maryland and is the current Program Director of the Black Arts District. His poetry accomplishments include being a Baltimore Poetry Grand Slam Champion, Southern Fried Poetry Slam Champion, The National Poetry Slam Champion and was ranked 3rd slam poet in the world in 2017." Please encourage your young folks to attend as many sessions as possible, and as always, please let me know if you have any questions. Have a great afternoon. Tom View File (PDF)
Schedule for 11/11 Good evening BSA parents! I hope all is well in your world. Attached is tomorrow's Lab Wednesday schedule. In addition to some art-specific meetings and/or open studios for work completion, please note that we also some new additions to the slate. Design instructor Ms. Rook will be doing a session on resume creation for artists and thanks to the work of our music program manager Summerly Lunz and music department head Dr. Edwards, we will have a session of BSA virtual recitals. All students are welcome to attend, but it is a listening event only. The chat will be closed, mics and camera will need to be turned off, but students will get to see and encourage their peers in their recitals. The district offering links were sent in a separate document for students as well. As always, please make sure your child attends 2 sessions for half-day credit or more than that for full day credit. Thanks and have a great week. Tom View File (PDF)
Schedule for 11/4 Good evening parents- I hope everyone had a nice weekend and is gearing up for the week ahead! Because we are out of school for Election Day tomorrow, I wanted to get the Lab Wednesday schedule for 11/4 out to students and families today as opposed to tomorrow when we are off. Please note that we added Election Debrief sessions at each one of the intervals on Wednesday for students to discuss the election. There are four sessions in total. It will be on the minds of many, and experience has shown us that our students really crave a space to discuss these monumental moments with their peers and the adults at BSA. These will be structured conversations that allow for discussion on what we may know or may not know at that point, but we think it is imperative that students have this opportunity to talk if they so choose. Conversely, we recognize that many students will not want to engage in conversations around the election and we will offer a host of other opportunities for students. We have a meditation and yoga session, a fitness session, as well as a blind contour drawing session with one of our awesome visual art teachers, Ms. Rook. This session is open to all students and students only need some tape, a pen, and some paper. Tutoring will still happen as well. Please know that we will need students to attend at least 3 sessions to get full credit for the day and 2 for half-day credit. As always, please reach out if you need anything or have comments, questions, or concerns. Take care and be well. Tom Askey View File (PDF)
Schedule for 10/28 Good afternoon parents! Please see the attached schedule for tomorrow's (10/28) Lab Wednesday. There are a great deal of new and repeat offerings so we hope that your young folks will take full advantage of some of these sessions. I would like to highlight one session in particular this week. The film department, in conjunction with the wonderful team we have in the development office, will be hosting the first of a series of films presented by MountainFilm on Tour. This week's session will showcase 3 short films and then a Q&A with the director of one of those films. This is a unique and rare opportunity for our students to engage with professional film-makers no matter what art major your child has here at BSA. Additionally, the district's Office of College and Career Readiness will be hosting an evening session tomorrow titled, "How to Navigate Financial Aid in Covid". This will be from 530pm-7pm tomorrow night and will include panelists from public and private schools from across the country. The link for that event is bit.ly/35om0MW. Cut and paste the link into a new window in your browser. Thanks so much for everything and we hope you have a great week. Tom View File (PDF)
Board Forum - District Reopening Hello BSA parents, BCPS is hosting a forum (link on the attached flyer) to gather community comments for the School Board on Thursday 10/29/20. They are interested to hear how the virtual experience is going and receive your feedback about planning for re-opening. The flyer also says that to sign up, you need to do it between 4:15PM-5:15 PM on October 29, email: kllawrence@b... Chris Ford View File (PDF)
Schedule for Wednesday 10/21 Good afternoon parents!!! Please take a look at the attached schedule for tomorrow's (10/21) Lab Wednesday. A few quick notes.... 1. There is mandatory district ELA testing that we are administering tomorrow. Students will need to click on the Zoom links that correspond with their grade and time. 2. We are pausing the Breonna Taylor sessions so that students who are testing do not miss out. They will return next week on the 28th. 3. There is a student-facing anti-racism training scheduled for 11am tomorrow. Please encourage your young folks to attend. Thanks again for everything and please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions++. Take care. Tom View File (PDF)
Message about Change of Out-of-Class Work Due Time and Online Learning Opportunity (Unapologetically Black) This was sent to students & staff on Friday, October 2. View File (PDF)
Attendance Expectations & Policies for Lab Wednesdays This was sent to students & staff on Friday, October 9. View File (PDF)
Schedule for Wednesday 10/14 Good afternoon all! Attached is the schedule for tomorrow's (10/14) Lab Wednesday. As I stated earlier, the offerings are pared down so we can accommodate parent/teacher conferences. If teacher conference slots are full, I please ask that you reach out directly to the teachers themselves and see if an alternate time can be arranged to meet. I know demand outstrips supply of time here, so we are being flexible and understanding of everyone's schedule. Thanks in advance for your patience. Because of the parent/teacher conferences, the district is asking us to follow the asynchronous attendance protocol. To that end. I sent each BSA student a Google Form just now they will need to fill out tomorrow as a way to get marked present for the day. I will start accepting responses to the form tomorrow around noon. There are still synchronous sessions where attendance will be taken as well, but the form will be the primary method for tomorrow's attendance. That is not how it will be done going forward, but rather is the accommodation specifically for tomorrow. In your interactions with them tomorrow, please gently remind them to complete the form. We did also refresh some of the asynchronous options for students at the bottom of the attached document so students can explore those links and videos as well. As always, thanks for being partners with us as we navigate so much of this unknown together. We genuinely appreciate your feedback and voice in this process. Take care and have a great afternoon. Tom View File (PDF)
Parent/Academic Teacher Conferences 10/14 Good afternoon parents! I hope everyone had a nice weekend! Attached are the sign-up genius links to meet with your child's academic teachers. The conferences are taking place from 1pm-3pm in 10 minute blocks. Please sign up now for times to chat with those teachers. Some teachers have some reduced times as they are also conducting some of our most popular Lab Wednesday sessions as well. The Zoom links next to the teacher's name are for the conferences once Wednesday arrives. Please follow those links at the time of your conference. If spots fill up, I would kindly ask that you see if you can set something up with teachers during their daily office hours (except Wednesday) from 230-330 by contacting them directly. The time and the spots are limited so we are doing our absolute best to be accommodating for everyone. Thanks again and please do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions. I will send along the reduced Lab Wednesday schedule for the 14th tomorrow. Tom Askey View File (PDF)
Schedule for Wednesday 10/7 Good afternoon parents! I hope everyone is enjoying this glorious fall weather!!! Attached is a copy of tomorrow's (10/7) Lab Wednesday schedule. There are quite a bit of offerings this week and we are really proud of the diverse sessions that we hope will engage students through a variety of interests and formats. Per the district's shifting guidelines, students will need to attend a minimum of 3 sessions to be marked fully present for the day and 2 sessions to marked half-day present for the day. All students in Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry will need to attend the 11am iReady assessment session. This will count for their attendance in one session. Please let me know if you have any questions and enjoy the day. Take care Tom Askey View File (PDF)
Schedule for Wednesday 9/30 Good afternoon parents! Please see the attached schedule for tomorrow's (9/30) BSA Lab Wednesday. We added some additional presentation sessions for students to attend this week. Please take a look at them and encourage your children to attend them. The district is shifting their attendance gathering procedures going forward for Wednesday's so we need students to attend at least 2 sessions to get marked present for the day. Thank you for understanding that these shifts are happening at the district level and we are doing our best to give students relevant and interesting programming as well as supplemental academic support sessions to make their Wednesday's engaging and relevant. Like with last week, students who have been identified by their teachers as benefiting from the supplemental supports will receive emails from me this afternoon. Lastly, the October monthly parent meeting is happening at 6:30pm on Monday, October 12th. Link and information is below. https://us02... Meeting ID: 890 3828 6456 Passcode: 8ShPL9 As always, please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any additional comments, concerns, or questions. Tom Askey View File (PDF)
Updated BTS Schedule Good afternoon- Attached is an updated BTS schedule with a few new links. Please use this document and I look forward to seeing everyone this evening. Tom View File (PDF)
Schedule for 9/23 Good evening parents- Attached is the schedule for tomorrow's Lab Wednesday. The first presentation of our anti-racist workshops will be at 11am tomorrow with a presentation by Dr. Lawrence Brown for all BSA students. They received a link to the presentation as well as a link to a Baltimore Equity Kit and a Power Mapping interactive feature. After Dr. Brown's presentation, there will be a variety of supplemental support sessions for students to get more personalized attention from their teachers. Please refer to the document attached for the accurate times. Teachers did recommend students to me that they believed would really benefit from being in those sessions so those students received a personal email from me around 5:30pm this evening. That said, we highly encourage all students to attend one or more of the sessions. As we get into the swing of the quarter more, these are going to become important pieces of the work we do to help students stay engaged, on top of their work, and interacting with their peers and our faculty. Thanks again to everyone who turned out for our first monthly parent meeting last night and if you missed it, please be on the lookout for our October meeting. Lastly, we cannot wait for you to join us for Back-to-School Night tomorrow night. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions. Tom Askey View File (PDF)
BSA Back-to-School Night 9/23 Good afternoon parents!!! Happy Monday and I hope everyone is enjoying these lovely fall temperatures! Attached are the details of our virtual BSA back-to-school night this upcoming Wednesday the 23rd. It begins at 5pm with a quick opening by the administrative team, then some time with art department heads and then into meetings with academic teachers starting at 5:30pm. The teacher presentations are 10 minutes long and will give you an opportunity to see get a glimpse into the academic classes your children are taking with us. If there is time, there may be an opportunity to answer generalized class questions. They are not contiguous sessions so you will need to identify your child's classes and teachers and follow those links at the correct times listed. I did build in some blocks where there are no offerings for 10 minutes so we can help to make sure we stay on track time-wise. Additionally, Ms. Evans and I will have open times to chat throughout the evening about student support topics, technology issues. or academic concerns. Please do not hesitate to pop into our sessions to chat with one of us. If you cannot make it, we will make sure all the sessions are recorded and they will be uploaded to the google site by the end of the week as well. Have a great evening and let me know if there is anything you need from us. Be well. Tom Askey View File (PDF)
Schedule for Wednesday 9/16 Good evening parents- Please see the attached schedule for the events of tomorrow (9/16). For students in Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II, there are mandatory district diagnostic assessment times that they need to attend based on who their respective teachers are for that class. The document is clear about times and Zoom links. When these moments arise now and in the future, we want to get these tasks completed on Wednesdays so there are no interruptions to instruction on the other four days. If there are private music lesson conflicts, please attend the lesson and we will work out a time for the diagnostic to be administered on an individual basis. Additionally. City Schools is updating their Zoom security protocols starting on Thursday the 17th. All BSA students received an email from Mr. Ventimiglia about it this afternoon, but it is essential that they read it and follow the steps to log into their City Schools Zoom account using their BSA email if they have not done so already. Around 90 students had not used their BSA email accounts for their classes and they received an additional email from Mr. Ventimiglia as well. If this doesn't happen by the start of classes on the 17th, they will not be able to access their classes so we want to get this ironed out before then. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. Tom Askey View File (PDF)
Schedule for Wednesday 9/9 Good evening BSA parents! Welll..we made it through the first day! There were definitely some bumps, but it was so great to see so many new and returning faces as we popped in and out of classes. We genuinely appreciate your patience-past, present, and future-as we navigate this unknown terrain together. Tomorrow is the district named Lab Wednesday therefore there are not classes as there were today. The virtual schedule will resume on Thursday (9/10) with periods 1-5. A copy of tomorrow's (9/9) schedule is below and there are links for students to join a variety of sessions as well as some asynchronous opportunities for your kids with links. We highly encourage students to join Mama Maria at 330 for her meditation session. While these sessions are not mandatory this week because of the new nature of the programming of the kick off to the year, we highly encourage students to engage with their teachers during their posted hours, attend the sessions, and engage in some virtual fellowship. Per the district, there will likely be some shifts to attendance and engagement on Wednesday's coming down the pike, but we will keep you posted on that front once we know more. Thanks again. Welcome back to those who were with us in previous years! Welcome to those new families! See you all in the morning. Tom View File (PDF)
BSA VIrtual Learning FAQ Good afternoon BSA parents! Happy almost Labor Day weekend! Virtual school is nearly upon us and we have been working so hard to make sure the experience is as seamless as possible given everything that is happening! I am so proud of the work that has been done by our staff, students, and parent community to help us get to this place. There will be bumps, but I am confident we will weather them and move forward with the overall health and well-being of your children resting at the front of all our decisions. Please take a look at the BSA Parent FAQ sheet that is attached. Hopefully it will allow you to get some answers and links to questions as we prepare for Tuesday the 8th. I am indebted to my team and folks across the school community for helping us to think about the information and answers you need to know as we progress forward. If you have any questions, please please do not hesitate to reach out to myself, Dr. Ford, or Ms. Evans. We are here for you in this time and will do our absolute best to get you the answers and the peace you may need. Be well. Tom View File (MS WORD)
Parent/Student Orientation Notes Dear Parents/Students, Attached is the orientation notes from orientation sessions. Chris Ford View File (PDF)
CORRECT FINAL BSA Virtual Schedule & Arts Schedule Good afternoon parents- There was a slight error in the most recent corrected virtual schedule that was just sent out. My sincere apologies for that. I know it is a challenging time so we appreciate your patience and grace. Below is the correct sequence and times of our BSA virtual schedule. Additionally, there is a PDF of the virtual arts schedule attached as well. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if there are any questions, comments, or concerns. Tom Askey Monday/Thursday (Group A) Period 1: 9:00am – 10:00am Period 2: 10am-1055am Period 3: 1055am-1150am Period 4: 1150am-1245pm Lunch: 1245-135pm Period 5: 135pm-230pm Academic Office Hours/Optional Arts Practice 230pm-330pm Tuesday/Friday (Group B) Period 6: 9:00am – 10:00am Period 7: 10am-1055am Period 8: 1055am-1150am Period 9: 1150am-1245pm Lunch: 1245-135pm Period 10: 135pm-230pm Academic Office Hours/Optional Arts Practice 230pm-330pm View File (PDF)
BSA 20-21 Parent & Student Handbook Attached. View File (PDF)
Chromebook Flyer Attached. View File (PDF)
Class Schedule for the beginning of 20-21 School Year Please ignore the previous attachment. Period 6 is designed to be at the end of the day, that way the afternoon arts periods 7-10 can operate without interruption. Here is the revised schedule/letter. Chris Ford View File (PDF)
Class Schedule for the beginning of 20-21 School Year Please read the attached letter. Chris Ford View File (PDF)

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