City Schools CONNECT 9.27.22
September 27, 2022
September 27, 2022
Is your student's registration complete?
The deadline to have all forms completed and submitted is this Friday! All forms and documents that you need to turn in to your school can be found on Campus Portal!
If there are any barriers that prevent your student from attending school every day, we have an attendance hotline to call for information and resources to help. Whether you need assistance with bus transportation, uniforms, supplies or technology, the attendance hotline (410-396-8643) can help connect you with resources to get your student in #SchoolEveryDay
Welcome Commissioner Andrew Coy, and congratulations to Commissioner Dr. Durryle Brooks!
On September 22, Andrew Coy, a former Baltimore City Public Schools teacher, was appointed to the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners by Mayor Brandon M. Scott.
Commissioner Dr. Durryle Brooks was also sworn in for another term with the Board. Commissioner Brooks has been a member of the Board since 2019 and serves on the Teaching & Learning Committee.
Uniform voucher requests
Any family requesting a general uniform voucher (for any student who is not homeless) will be added to a waitlist. City Schools has reached capacity for general uniform vouchers, and families must now request to be added to the waitlist through the student's school. Please note that by joining this waitlist, it is not guaranteed that the student/family will receive a uniform voucher. Check with your school's administrative office to submit a uniform voucher request.
Only students that are officially documented as homeless may be eligible for a voucher with the Home and Hospital office. Call 410-396-0775 for more information.
Student Leaders - ASCBC elections are open
The annual candidacy period for ASCBC (Associated Student Congress of Baltimore City) student government elections is open. We encourage all students interested in having a leadership voice in our district to apply.
If you are interested, please view and complete the application here. For additional information and support, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Election applications are due at 5:00 p.m. on October 5 at the SGA email address (email@example.com).
"With college, I can" contest
It's never too early to start thinking about college! College Awareness Month runs from September 1- October 3. Encourage your student to learn about college by entering CollegeBound's College Awareness Month Contest titled "With college, I can". This art, essay, poetry, and spoken word contest is for Baltimore City Public Schools students in kindergarten through 8th grade. The contest deadline is October 3, so prepare your student's submission today!
FREE online SAT prep classes
Yleana FREE Online SAT Prep for Baltimore City Schools students is back! Students who have attended our previous programs have increased their SAT scores by an average of 140 points, a game changer for college admissions!
When: October 10 - December 1
Monday - Thursday, 5 - 7 p.m.
How: 4-day/week option OR 2-day/week option
Apply by October 3, 2022
Maryland Public Television's annual Ways to Pay for College program
Join Maryland Public Television (MPT) as they provide valuable insights into successfully navigating the college selection and financial aid process with Ways to Pay for College, a live, one-hour special airing Thursday, September 29 at 7 p.m. on MPT. The program will also stream live and remain available to view on-demand on MPT’s YouTube channel, Facebook page, and online video player; the program’s webpage (mpt.org/college); and the PBS Video App.
Reginald F. Lewis Foundation essay contest
City Schools' students are encouraged to enter the Reginald F. Lewis Foundation essay contest for a chance to win up to $4000. The deadline for submissions closes on November 1, and three winners, as well as seven honorable mentions, will be announced on November 20 in the AFRO. Click the button below for more information and to apply.
In September we celebrate...
Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15 to October 15
- 27: Observance Day; modified after-school activities, no testing may occur
- 27: Public Board Meeting - 5 p.m.
- 29: Board of School Commissioners Information Session - 5 - 7 p.m.
- 4: Teaching and Learning policy meeting - 3:30 p.m.
- 5: Early release day- Parent and Teacher conferences
- 5: Observance Day; modified after-school activities, no testing may occur
- 6: Back to School Passport to Learning Tour event - 5 - 8 p.m.
- 6: MSDE State Teacher of the Year announcement - 8 p.m.
- 10: SECAC meeting - 5 p.m.
- 10: Back to School Passport to Learning Tour event - 5 p.m.
- 11: Public Board Meeting - 5 p.m.
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Complaints/ Concerns: 410-545-1870
Special Education Parent Response Unit: 443-984-1561