CAREGIVER NEWS & IMPORTANT UPDATES
Announcement #1: Semester 2 Reminders
A huge thank you to the caregivers for your support, home instruction, and encouragement this school year. We truly could not have educated your scholar without you, and we look forward to strengthening this partnership this summer and fall. To the caregivers of our 2021 graduates, we wish you and your child the best as they embark upon their college or professional path.
Dean of Equity, Inclusion and Diversity
Announcement#2: Take a Brief Wellness Survey
From Social Services at BSA
Please take a moment to fill out this very brief counseling survey. It is confidential and will help us serve you child better at BSA. Thank you – Ms. Soffrin email@example.com
LINK TO SURVEY: https://forms.gle/ZcF5f5kHX1QrxHdi6
Announcement # 3: In Case you Missed it!
BSA social media pages highlights people and events important to the BSA Community. Here is one of our most recent post below:
“Juneteenth marks our country’s second Independence Day. Although it has long been celebrated in the African American community this monumental event; June 19, 1865, remains largely unknown to most Americans.
The historical legacy of Juneteenth shows the value of never giving up hope in uncertain times.
On “Freedom’s Eve,” or the eve of January 1, 1863, at the height of the Civil War, the first Watch Night services took place. On that night, enslaved and free African Americans gathered all across the country awaiting news that the Emancipation Proclamation had taken effect. At the stroke of midnight, prayers were answered as all enslaved people in Confederate States were declared legally free. Union soldiers, many of whom were Black, marched onto plantations and across cities in the South reading small copies of the Emancipation Proclamation spreading the news of freedom in Confederate States.
But not everyone in Confederate territory would immediately be free. Even though the Emancipation Proclamation was made effective in 1863, it could not be implemented in places still under Confederate control. As a result, in the westernmost Confederate state of Texas, enslaved people would not be free until much later. Freedom finally came on June 19, 1865, when some 2,000 Union troops arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas. The army announced that the more than 250,000 enslaved black people in the state, were free by executive decree. This day came to be known as “Juneteenth,” by the newly freed people in Texas.
“The elemental sermon embedded into the history and lore of Juneteenth has always been one of hope. The gifts of the holiday are the moments of connection, renewal and joy for a people who have had to endure so much, for so long.” – Veronica Chambers (Author, journalist, essayist, teacher and recipient of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work – Nonfiction).”