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BSNBCS reopened its doors at 82 Lewis Avenue on September 8, 2020 for in person learning for the 2020-21 school year. To support the learning of all students, BSNBCS provides two options for families (1) full in-person learning daily and (2) full remote learning options for all students. 

BSNBCS has developed a comprehensive reopening plan, in compliance with safe operational guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), the New York State Education Department (NYSED) and the New York City Department of Health (NYCDOH). The plan, initially published on July 30th 2020, will be regularly revised and updated to reflect current scientific knowledge regarding the prevention of SARS-COV-2 (COVID-19) transmission. The most recently updated plan is available at: http://bsnbcs.org/reopeningplan2020/

Excerpts from the 2020-21 BSNBCS Reopening Plan

Re-opening information sessions for Families

BSNBCS held four public informational sessions in August 2020 to support families in learning about its health and safety and instructional reopening plans.

Monday, August 17th at 1pm &

Tuesday, August 18th at 6pm

Of the four sessions, two were geared towards families who are opting in remote-only learning:

Grades K-4: Wednesday August 19th at 5:00 pm 

Grades 5-8: Wednesday August 19th at 6:00 pm

Resources for BSNBCS families 

Family Resources-COVID19

BSNBCS Continuity Plan

To ensure the continued acquisition of academic skills and concepts by all students, BSNBCS has created a continuity plan. This plan includes details on how students, teachers, and support staff will work together during school closure, as well as learning at at 82 Lewis Avenue.

For BSNBCS staff members

BSNBCS Staff members participated in information, Q&A sessions, and trainings on the BSNBCS Re-Opening Plan on August 10th, 2020. In addition to those meetings, staff will continue receiving training on the schools Continuity of Learning Plan and Health and Safety protocols and procedures as outlined in the BSNBCS Re-opening plan.

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.

Historical information regarding the closure of public schools statewide in March 2020.

As per Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order, BSNBCS closed on March 16th 2020 and expects to re-open when NYC DOE schools re-open. Our teachers are working diligently to keep all students engaged in their learning from their homes and to support families in this new setting.

As of Monday March 23rd 2020, School Food distribution will be limited to a little more than 400 sites across the city. Children will be able to pick up breakfast and lunch between the hours of 7:30 and 1:30, Monday through Fridays, from any site. To find the list of food distribution sites in your borough, click the links below.