BCIT Brief - Back To School Edition

August 2016, Edition #20

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Editor: Mrs. Laura Geltch, Coordinator of Program and Community

Welcome to the BCIT Brief. This newsletter is distributed monthly, highlighting BCIT students, staff, and district information. Your feedback is always welcome!

Thank you,

Laura Geltch



A Message from your Superintendent

August 2016

Dear BCIT Families:

The summer vacation is more than halfway over, and back-to-school time is quickly approaching. Staff and administrators have been working diligently to ensure that when our children return to school, resources are in place to support teaching and learning. We are interviewing candidates for various positions. We have been working diligently over the summer to support new curriculum advancements including the establishment of a District Curriculum Council. We are offering for the first time American Sign Language and an Advanced Manufacturing and Fabrication Program. We now have in place a District Supervisor of STEM and a District Supervisor for Humanities and most recently, through a grant, a District Mathematics Specialist. We are excited about the impact these three will have on student learning and success. We have also made some changes to our shop areas to enhance functionality. We are continuing to improve the integration of technology into classroom instruction while maintaining and improving facilities and security.

The first day of school for students is Tuesday, September 6, 2016; this will be a full day for students and staff. Important information may be found on our district website, www.bcit.cc, including:

We wish everyone a pleasant remainder of the summer, and hope you join in our enthusiasm for another great year of learning. We have surveyed our sending districts to learn how we can improve the scope and delivery of our services. Through the ongoing support of the Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders, we look forward to continuing to pursue our shared mission to prepare adolescents and adults of Burlington County to enter the labor market and/or to continue their education.


Dr. Christopher Nagy

Superintendent of Schools

Back To School Night: September 22, 2016

BCIT Board of Education Policies & Regulations

Click HERE for the 2016-17 Board of Education Meeting Notes. Please review and reference pertinent policies as applicable.

Board of Education policies and regulations online link:

Strauss Esmay BCIT/BCSSSD policies and regulations.

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BCIT 2016 Summer Camp

BCIT Summer Camp was a huge success!

Thank you to everyone who helped make our second summer camp a truly remarkable experience for our campers, staff, and Burlington County families.

Click HERE to view this summer's BCIT Brief Special Summer Camp Newsletter editions.

Registration for our 2017 BCIT Summer Camp opens February 1, 2017. Register early! Our camps fill up fast.

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Save the Date! BCIT Fall Discovery Night

October 20, 2016

6 - 8 p.m.*

Westampton & Medford Campuses

Click HERE for more information about our Fall 2016 Discovery Night

*Please Note: NEW Time

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Save the date: Designer Bag Bingo

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Reservations for this hot seller start in late August.

Our popular Designer Bag Bingo fundraisers are known for fun times, fabulous prizes, and a huge 50-50 cash pot! Sell-out crowds bring snacks, enthusiasm and luck to the Atrium at Westampton campus for friendly games with Coach and Kors rewards -- plus more than 20 Coach and VISA door prizes! Our fifth sell-out event in March broke our previous record by handing more than $1,500 to the winner of the 50-50 Game!

“Party of 8” reservations are guaranteed to a table by themselves; players who reserve 7 or fewer spots will find seats on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Thu., Oct. 13 in the Westampton Atrium
  • 6 pm Doors Open, 7 pm Games Begin
  • $25 per person until Sept. 13, then $30 per person
  • Admission covers cards for 6 Regular games. Card packs for 10 Special games and a 50-50 game will be available for purchase.

Proceeds benefit the Foundation’s mission to support the school’s students and staff with education-based technology and post-secondary scholarships.

Get in on the games! Reservations open late August. Get all the details at www.bcit.cc/foundation; click on “Designer Bag Bingo.”

Does your company want 300 pairs of eyes on its logo? Sponsorships range from $100 to $1,000 and include event signage, website recognition and player seats.

Questions? Call the Foundation at 609-267-4226, ext. 8335 or send an email to foundation@bcit.cc.

This event is not affiliated with Coach Inc. or Michael Kors. BCIT Foundation will operate this event under state ID #329-5-34741.

CTE In The News: Forbes.com article

Why We Desperately Need To Bring Back Vocational Training In Schools

Click HERE for article.
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Hot Rod Network: How to Make Your Own Side-Exhaust on a G-Body

BCIT Medford Campus

hotrod.com article link:


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Click HERE for the 2016-17 BCPDI Online Brochure. Register today!

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BCIT Adult Education has a New Facebook Page!

Use this link to find our new page and Follow us on FB!


Follow us on Twitter! @BCITTweets

BCIT Tweets! Click HERE and follow us on Twitter.

Complimentary Info Session: BCAS Campus, Mt. Laurel

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Basic Internet Safety for Teens

2ndFloor.org Youth Helpline

In NJ, youth have an anonymous and confidential helpline to call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 1-888-222-2228 to speak with someone who will listen attentively and compassionately to any issues you are facing.

ANY CALL, ANY TIME - we are always here and ready to help.


Emergency Closing/Delayed Opening Procedures:

In the event of a campus emergency or inclement weather, staff members will be contacted via email, phone message, and text message. In addition, we will post a Special Alert Message on our website.

Staff Members, Help us Contact You.

Have you moved? Have you changed your phone number or email address? Please make sure to update your information with BCIT Personnel. Contact person: Peggy Heller, pheller@bcsssd.k12.nj.us

Employee Data Change Form: EMPLOYEE DATA CHANGE FORM 12.2.14 EDCF.pdf

Note: Staff are required to submit a signed EDCF when requesting changes to their personnel profile.

EDCF should be sent to personnel: bcsssdpersonnel@bcsssd.k12.nj.us or BCITPersonnel@bcit.cc

Students will be contacted using information stored in Genesis, our electronic student database. Parents should be reminded to ensure their contact information is up-to-date. Any changes should be reported to the main office of the student's school.