City Schools CONNECT 12.20.22
December 20, 2022
December 20, 2022
- Latest News
- Winter break
- Under Armour Athlete of the Month
- COVID updates
- School Choice applications
- Saturday School credit recovery
- Flu, COVID, and RSV
- Budget feedback
- Inclement weather/ virtual learning
- Setting the record straight
- Progress Report
- City news and more
- YouthWorks applications
- Heart of the School awards
- Upcoming Events and Dates
City Schools wishes all of our families a safe and joyous holiday break! Our schools and offices will be closed December 23 - January 2. We cannot wait to see your smiling faces refreshed and rejuvenated in classes on January 3, 2023!
Under Armour Student-Athletes of December
Do you know a student-athlete that shows exceptional leadership on the field as a teammate and in the classroom? Each month one male and one female athlete will be recognized with this distinct honor of being named Under Armour's Student-Athlete of the Month! Click the button below to submit your nomination for January.
Before the winter break, we will provide COVID test kits to every student. Students should take the tests one to two days before returning to school and report any positive cases to our contact tracing team at 443-984-1200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please click the button below for a full list of COVID updates and changes.
Middle and High School Choice Application
The Middle and High School Choice application is now available to complete on Campus Portal. If your student needs assistance using Campus Portal, please contact your student's School Choice Liaison at their school.
The School Choice applications are due on January 20, so don't wait!
You can also learn more about Middle and High School options, get additional information about the School Choice process, and watch informational videos at our Virtual Choice Fair.
The Fund for Educational Excellence will also host a virtual workshop to give information about composite scores, entrance criteria schools, and a variety of academic options for both Middle and High School Choice. To register to attend the workshop on January 5, 2023 at 6:15 p.m. click HERE
Flu, COVID, and RSV
As we head into the winter months, City Schools wants to remind all families to take precautions against sicknesses like Flu, COVID and RSV. We want to keep our schools and families safe and healthy, so please continue to wash your hands diligently, stay up to date with all vaccines and immunizations, and avoid close contact with any sick family members and friends. Masking is another way to help stop the spread of illnesses.
If you are exhibiting COVID like symptoms, test positive for COVID, or are exposed to someone with COVID-19, you should wear a mask. Please take these steps to protect yourself and others, while enjoying events and spending time with your families for the holidays. For more ways you can protect your family, please visit baltimorecityschools.org/safety-procedures
Saturday School credit recovery
Any high school students that need to make up course credits prior to graduation are encouraged to enroll in Baltimore City Public Schools’ free Saturday School program. Registration begins January 7. Saturday School will run for 14 weeks from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. starting on January 28 through May 20.
For more information, please contact your student's school counselor, and click HERE to view course options by program and site.
Planning for the 2023-24 school year budget is underway. The first step in the process is to hear from you about what you value and what you want to see at the district and your school.
Every school will also host Priority Engagement Sessions to gather input about the school's priorities as the school leader works on developing their budget for next year. A list of school-based Priority Engagement Sessions can be found here.
Virtual Learning Plan for inclement weather
The Virtual Learning Plan that was approved by the Board of School Commissioners, will pivot classes to virtual learning during times of school closure due to inclement weather. Virtual learning will go into effect after three traditional snow days have been used. This will support student learning continuity and minimize the impact that closures have on the school year calendar.
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Heart of the School awards
Is your school Principal the absolute best? Nominate your school leader for the Heart of the School Award!
Every year the Fund for Educational Excellence awards exceptional school leaders who build strong school cultures, with the Heart of the School Awards. Highlighting 10 exceptional City Schools principals as Heart of the School Award finalists, with five being honored as this year's winners. Winners receive $2,500 to support needs at their schools as they see fit. Nominations are due by January 31!
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