BCIT MEDFORD NEWSLETTER
Can you believe that it is already May??? The final stretch of the school year is upon us and as usual there is a great deal going on at BCIT Medford!
We closed out April with our first on campus dance in three years, as nearly 300 students attended our Homecoming Dance. It was a great evening and once again our students were outstanding as they danced and socialized with their peers all night!
The newsletter is packed with important information as we look to wrap up the school year, so please be sure to read through all the different sections!
The BCIT Medford Family would once again like to thank all of our students and parents for their support, as we worked through another challenging year. We are very hopeful that we are headed back to what we remember as a normal school experience for our students and staff!
Principal BCIT Medford
CONGRATS TO OUR WINNERS!
Last Round of Required State Testing:
Every student is expected to be in school every day, all day.
- Should the student be absent in excess of six unexcused days per semester, then he/she will be placed on non-credit status.
- Students who exceed a total of nine or more days with excused or unexcused absences from school for the semester will not be eligible for noncredit remediation, and may be referred to the Superintendent for consideration for referral to the Board of Education for action.
- Partial absences caused by lateness to school or early departure from school will be counted toward non-credit. Each partial absence will be equal to at least .25 of a day. Four (4) such partial absences shall equal one (1) day absence for the purpose of non-credit.
- All excused absences require written documentation to verify the nature of the absence. Parent letters excusing a student for attendance purposes are not acceptable. Medical notes need to be from a medical professional. Please review the policy below regarding approved excused days. If your son/daughter is dealing with a prolonged medical issue, please communicate with your guidance counselor and we can work together to develop a plan.
If your student has been placed on non-credit status please see the makeup schedule below. You may contact your child's guidance counselor for further information.
JUNE FINALS SCHEDULE
STUDENT ADDRESS/INFORMATION CHANGE FORM
Any address change must be submitted to the School Counseling Department in writing. This is the only way to ensure proper busing information is submitted to transportation. The Student Address/Telephone/Information Change form is available via the BCIT Medford Campus homepage under School Counseling Center.
STUDENT PICK UP DURING SCHOOL HOURS
The safety of our students is our main priority. Guardians and authorized emergency contacts may pick up a student during school hours in the Main Office. When arriving in the Main Office, a driver’s license or state/federal issued I.D. must be presented. Students will not be released to anyone who does not provide proper identification.
Guardians must send written authorization in the form of an email in order to authorize someone who is NOT listed in Genesis to pick up their student. A representative from the main office will also call the main contact(s) to verify the written notification. The email should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org from the email address listed in Genesis and include the following information:
Student’s name and grade level
Name of the person picking up the student
Time and reason of departure
Your name and relationship to student
Your phone number (phone number must match what is listed in Genesis)
The person being designated to pick up their student must present a driver’s license or state/federal issued I.D. when arriving at the Main Office. Once the email is received, the student will be released.
Please review the contact information in Genesis for your student to ensure that the most current information has been provided. Should you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Main Office at 609-654-0200 ext. 8411.
BCIT FOUNDATION: PRIDE PROGRAM
PRIDE Program promotes positive academic efforts and behaviors - consider donation to BCIT Education Foundation
PRIDE is a nationally recognized program that supports positive student academic achievement and good behavior. The acronym embodies Personal Responsibility In Daily Effort. For many years, our BCIT Foundation has been very generous in the support of our PRIDE Program at BCIT. BCIT students recognize the PRIDE Program as a way to be acknowledged for putting forth his/her best efforts. Students may earn PRIDE incentives through various avenues such as academic accomplishments, club or sport participation, attendance and good behaviors.
Through monies raised by the BCIT Foundation, the PRIDE Program has provided items that supplement our local BCIT high school budgets. More recently, over the past two school years, the Foundation has provided the following:
- Staff member of the month trophies (prohibited by our purchasing manual)
- Earned student weekly incentives for PRIDE activities, such as Wawa and Dunkin Donut Gift cards; BCIT water bottles; BCIT PRIDE ear buds
- Funding for PRIDE events
This past year, almost 500 students on our Medford Campus and 600 students on the Westampton Campus, per marking period, were recognized as PRIDE recipients. Valuing the need to promote the continual support of the PRIDE Program, the BCIT Foundation's hope is that with the popularity of the PRIDE Program and its proven results, parents, local businesses, and members of the community may consider making a donation to the Foundation.
When giving to the BCIT Foundation in support of the PRIDE Program, donations will directly support PRIDE Program incentives.
To learn more about the program, and how to donate, please contact Foundation Director Kathy Wojdyla at (609) 267-4226, ext. 8335 or email at email@example.com .
Foundation Clothing Drop Off Bin Fundraiser
Please donate your gently used items to help support the BCIT Foundation. The collection bin is located in the student parking lot on campus.
WHAT WE ACCEPT:
Adult & Children Clothing, Shoes, Handbags, Purses, Sandals, Sneakers, Boots, Jackets, Coats, Rain Gear, Leathers, Belts, Ties, Pants, Shirts, Sweaters, Vests, Blouses, Dresses, Skirts, Robes, Undergarments, Sheets, Pillowcases, Towels, Linens, Tablecloths, Hats, Scarfs, Gloves, Wallets, Jewelry, Watches, Uniforms, Jerseys, Backpacks
PROM MAY 13, 2022
All guests are required to submit a parent/student contract to attend.
Please follow the link below to see more details.
Guest forms must be submitted to Mr. Pino by May 10th.
PRIDE WEEK 2022
MAY 11: Principal's Honor Roll Breakfast
MAY 13: Prom
MAY 17-20: NJSLA Testing
MAY 23-27: NOCTI Testing
MAY 24-25: NJSLA Makeups
MAY 30: Closed (Memorial Day)
MAY 31: Non-credit sessions begin
JUN 1-2: NJSLA Makeups
JUN 1: Sports Awards
JUN 2: Jaguar Choice Awards
JUN 2: Senior Picnic (Six Flags)
JUN 7: Senior Awards
JUN 9: Yearbook signing
JUN 15: Non-credit sessions end
JUN 16: 1/2 Day
JUN 17: Closed (Juneteenth)
JUN 20-21: 1/2 Days
JUN 21: GRADUATION
GREAT JOB MEDFORD ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS
Congratulations to the entire cast and crew of Pippin! Well done!
Congrats to the Girls Basketball Team Division Champs!
Winter Sports All-League Honors!
1st Team Patriot
2nd Team Patriot
1st Team Independence
2nd Team Independence
1st Team Liberty
2nd Team Liberty
SOME STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS...
Senior Logan Drumm: 3rd Place for the Sectional Tournament
Congratulations to the Boys Bowling Team for qualifying for the State Tournament by finishing second in the South Sectional.
Mr. Hagar's Welding students, Cole Reedy, Kiersten Dixey, and Heaven Fortman
completed the Eiffel tower
We are so proud of our SkillsUSA students and their accomplishments. We had several students receive medals in the New Jersey State Competitions this year.
We would like to recognize the following students for their achievements:
Kimberlee Zaleski: Food Service - 1st place Gold
Rylie Kosh: T-Shirt Design - 2nd place Silver
Gabriella Schanno: Pin Design - 3rd place Bronze
Addison Aquilino: Extemporaneous Speaking: 3rd place Bronze
Serena Crespo, Joseph Crockrell, Louie Moriggia: MRE Culinary Challenge - 3rd place Bronze
2021 Graduate Evan Ferrara graduated from Western Welding Academy in February
and started a new job at DL Jones Construction in North Dakota
ONLINE PAYMENT SYSTEM...GET SIGNED UP!!!
Medford Tech online payments are active for General Obligation (ID’s, books, etc.) and various student activity payments (Homecoming, Activity Dues, Senior Trip, Prom, etc.). To make an online payment, please click HERE and create a MySchoolBucks account; then find your product and make a payment.
PLEASE NOTE THAT MY SCHOOL BUCKS IS NOT FOR SCHOOL LUNCH PAYMENTS!
All parents/guardians of freshmen students should create a MySchoolBucks account. Please reference the online user guide below for assistance.
Creating A Parent Account (Click link - scroll halfway down page and look for MSB link on right)
BCIT MEDFORD COUNSELING DEPARTMENT
It is advisable that any student who is currently struggling in a class to reach out to their teacher for additional help. School Counselors are also available, by appointment, to discuss grades and interventions.
Stay involved in school community based extracurricular activities that interest you or enable you to explore career interests.
Winter is a very important times for you to be visiting college campuses so you know where to apply next September! Campuses give a completely different impression in the summer when they are deserted than during the academic year.
SAT Skills and Practice can be found on the www.collegeboard.org website.
FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION:
Looking for national scholarships? Complete the registration at www.fastweb.com to receive email notifications of scholarship programs.
Visit www.meritaid.com to find merit-based scholarship opportunities from colleges before you apply. This website can help students with merit-based scholarships from colleges that reflect your accomplishments and interests.
Another good resource for researching scholarships is www.finaid.org .
Paper FAFSAs will no longer be delivered in bulk to high schools. Students are able to obtain a paper FAFSA by calling the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243). Students are encouraged to file the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov for faster processing. A PDF version of the FAFSA is also available for download at www. studentaid.ed.gov.
The US Department of Education sponsors www.studentaid.ed.gov, which provides helpful information on preparing for college, types of financial aid, determining who is eligible for financial aid, how to apply for aid with the FAFSA, and information on repaying your loans.
Our Spring Sports season is in full swing and our teams are participating in various competitions and games across the state. All student-athletes wishing to participate in athletics at Medford Tech must register online. Please check the athletics website regularly for important registration information. All physicals must be submitted to the Nurse's Office at least 3 weeks prior to the start of the sports season in order to participate. The next 3 dates for sports physicals in Nurse Baptiste's office are May 10, May 24, and June 6
Registration for Fall Sports will begin on July 1
MEDFORD TECH APPAREL
Please check out our online spirit wear store to get your Medford Tech apparel. It can be customized for any academic, career major content area, club/activity or athletic team. The items are shipped directly to your house.