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The following is the BSA Weekly Caregiver Newsletter for week of 1/19-1/22:

A Message from the Head of School

Dear Broome Street Academy Community,

I write to you today on the eve of the presidential inauguration perhaps one of the most important ones of our time.

In this new administration we have a president in President Elect Joe Biden who has a plan to fight coronavirus and hopefully, bring this country back to its bright future. We will welcome an administration who plans to invest in education and building diverse communities up.

For the first time in the history of the United States America will see a woman as our Vice President, Kamala Harris. This is remarkable for many reasons, we celebrate Vice President Elect as a woman and a woman of color.

When we encourage young people and tell them that they can grow up to be anything they want, representation matters.

We are hopeful that this auspicious start to 2021 is a sign of all the good that is to come.

Please join BSA in a live viewing party of the inauguration on our website at Broomestreetacademy.org

Ms. Silberman

Announcement #1:                                Quarter 2 Reminders

We hope you enjoyed your Martin Luther King Jr. Day and had an opportunity to reflect on his legacy with your family.

Quarter 2 Reminders

Below is the remaining schedule for students. Now is the time to reach out to their teachers and make sure that they have submitted their assignments. Please make sure that your students complete their Quarter 2 final exams or projects and take their mock Regents exams. Students with IEPs will get their accommodations for their exams; Ms. Westbrooks will reach out with additional information.


1/22 1/25-1/29 2/1 2/5 2/10
Semester 1 Marking Period Ends


Regular Class meetings end

Mock Regent Exams Administered


Meetings with students can be set to encourage make up work

Semester 2 classes begin Teacher grades and recommendations for Credit Recovery are due Report Cards are shared with Caregivers

Virtual Mock Regents Exam Schedule

Monday 1/25 Tuesday 1/26 Wednesday 1/27 Thursday 1/28 Friday 1/29
Freshman Take Algebra at 10AM Juniors Take ELA at 10AM Freshman take Living Environment at 10AM Juniors Take U.S. History at 10AM Sophomores Take Global History at 10AM

Black History Month 2021

BSA welcomes caregiver ideas for Black History Month. This year’s theme is “Black Excellence and Resilience.” If you have celebration ideas or would like to volunteer to support activities during Black History Month, please email Ms. Westbrooks: dwestbrooks@broomestreetacademy.org

From the Dean of Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity
Ms. Westbrooks

Announcement #2:                    Parent Office Hours

We are piloting a “Parents Office Hours” for freshman parents every Tuesday evening. Meetings will take place Tuesday evening’s at 5:00PM via Zoom. Join Ms. Burroughs (ELA) Ms. Farrell (Algebra) and Mr. Woisin (Global) to review weekly lessons assigned to your students. We will walk you through the lessons so you can seamlessly work with our youngsters at home. For information on how to join the Zoom meeting, please contact Mr. Peralta at JPeralta@Broomestreetacademy.org

Teamwork makes the dreams work!! We look forward to seeing you there!

Ashirea Burroughs
ELA & Creative Writing Teacher