Summer Newsletter

Brockport High School

BHS Updates

Hello, BHS students and families! I hope you have been enjoying the summer months!


With a return to school just a few weeks away, we want to provide you with a few updates to help in your planning. Please review the news and notes below. Additional communications related to the opening of school will be sent in the coming weeks.


We are greatly looking forward to a return to full in-person learning for all students in September!


Michael Pincelli

Principal

Brockport High School

Ph: (585) 637-1877

Fax: (585) 637-1867

michael.pincelli@bcs1.org

News and Notes

School Reopening and COVID Protocols

From Mr. Bruno:


Earlier this summer, I shared with you that New York State school districts have been awaiting guidance from the State Department of Health to inform reopening plans. While our state officials recently confirmed that required State guidance would be forthcoming, they informed us yesterday that they have changed course. A statement released from the NYS DOH Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker states:

“With the end of the state disaster emergency on June 25, 2021, school districts are reestablished as the controlling entity for schools. Schools and school districts should develop plans to open in-person in the fall as safely as possible, and I recommend following guidance from the CDC and local health departments.”


The announcement (information and timing) speaks for itself. We have been keeping up to date with the CDC guidance. We will be working with Dr. Mendoza and the Monroe County Department of Health to implement practices and protocols for an appropriate balance of safety and comfort for our students, staff, families and community. We look forward to reopening this fall to a full time (five days per week), in-person school year. We will share details of what that will look like as plans are developed and finalized.

BHS Period Schedule

For the 2021-22 school year, Brockport High School will be reverting to its traditional block schedule as indicated in the chart below.


Our doors will open and morning drop-offs can begin at 7:15am.


There will be a late bus for students who stay after school with teachers at 2:55pm.

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BHS Student Level Teams

As we continue to work on plans and preparations for the upcoming school year, it is important that we communicate who the direct points of contact are for your student.


Please refer to the chart below to identify who to contact leading up to the start of the school as well as to acquaint yourself with the team that will oversee your child’s educational programming.

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Student ID Photos

The Brockport HS Administration and Jostens would like to inform you that Student ID picture day is quickly approaching. To ensure a successful return to school and to limit academic interruption, we will be taking photos for student IDs on the following dates and times:


Juniors and Seniors
  • Wednesday August 25th from 7:30am – 4:30pm


Sophomores
  • Thursday August 26th from 7:30am – 4:30pm


Freshmen will be taking their photos during orientation on the 26th


Jostens will be in room 186 in the music wing. You can enter the building through door number 728 located in the teacher parking lot (eastside of the building) closest to the varsity baseball field/front of the building. Please ensure you have a mask with you when you enter the building and that you are following proper COVID protocols.

Freshman Laptop Distribution

All incoming 9th graders will receive their laptop as the Freshman Orientation on August 26th. Please note, in order to receive their district issued device, all students must have a Device User Agreement and Protection Plan completed prior to the orientation. Forms can be accessed through the High School webpage or at the link here:


2021-2022 Acceptable Use Policy, Device User Agreement and Protection Plan

Student Course Schedule Release

2021-22 student schedules will be available in Infinite Campus on August 26th, 2021. Paper copies will be distributed on the first day of school, September 2, in the Advisement period.


As was previously communicated, student schedule changes will only be allowed for instances where a scheduling error occurred, a course required for graduation was not scheduled, or where there is an unscheduled period in a student's schedule. If you believe your student's schedule meets one of these criteria, please contact your school counselor as soon as possible.


Please note, student schedules are subject to change prior to the 1st day of school on Thursday, September 2nd.


The Brockport High School Counseling Office can be reached at (585) 637-1873.

Student Parking Permit + for Seniors and Juniors

Student Parking Permits will be available to any Senior or Junior student that...

1 - Is enrolled as a Senior or Junior for the 2021-22 school year

2 - Is in good standing Academically, Behaviorally and has good Attendance.

3 - Reviews the power point and videos found on the BHS website and takes the quiz.

4 - Completes the application,

5 - Pays the $5 Student Parking Permit fee.

6 - Application and payment can be made in the BHS Main Office beginning August 26th.



Personalized Parking Space - Only available to Seniors

Senior Drivers interested in personalizing your parking space please review the requirements.

- you must possess a Student Parking Permit,

- you must submit a detailed Design Request Form that accurately depicts what your parking space will look like. submitted to Mr. Iacchetta for pre-approval by September 24th.


If approved...

- you must provide your own paint(s) and painting/clean up materials.

- you must paint only what was drawn-up and approved by administration.

- Painting Dates - Wednesdays Sept 29, Oct 6, Oct 13; 3:00-6:00pm ONLY!

* Key Club students will blacken (sealcoat) your personalized parking space in June date(s) TBD.

Attention Fall Athletes!

All potential athletes MUST have a current physical to tryout. Physicals are valid for only one year. Anything dated BEFORE August 23, 2020 (for JV/V) or August 30, 2020 (for Modified) will need to be renewed.


Participation cannot be permitted without a current physical.


Please see Brockport's Athletic website for additional information on Fall sports, registration and a link to our newly updated Athletic Handbook.


If you have additional questions contact the Athletic Office at 637-1836.

Food Service 2021-22

All students in the Brockport Central School District will continue to be eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch during the 2021-22 school year. To be considered a free breakfast or lunch, three meal components must be selected, with one being a fruit or vegetable.


At the serving line you will enter in your student ID number on the pin pad that is covered in sterilizing tape to pull up your lunch account.


Food Service is also offering side items and snacks that are outside the free meal that students can purchase during breakfast and lunch, using money on their account or cash.

Free and Reduced Priced Meal Applications are available online, under Food Service, Free and Reduced Lunches or in your school’s main office.

2021 New York State Seal of Biliteracy Program Brockport High School

Brockport Central Schools participates in the New York State Seal of Biliteracy Program. In recognition of the importance of a love of languages, biliteracy, and a culturally diverse community many states are offering pathways to earn this accredited honor.


The New York State Seal of Biliteracy (NYSSB) honors high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in one or more languages, in addition to English. This distinction will be celebrated on graduation day with a diploma endorsement and the opportunity to wear a medallion.


More information on this outstanding opportunity for students at BHS can be found here.

Contact Information

Brockport High School: (585) 637-1870

Principal: (585) 637-1877

Main Office Fax: (585) 637-1867

Assistant Principal Benzan: (585) 637-1870

Assistant Principal Bourne: (585) 637-1979

Assistant Principal Iacchetta: (585) 637-1870


Attendance Office: (585) 637-1871
Attendance Office email: att.high@bcs1.org

Counseling Office: (585) 637-1873

School Nurse: (585) 637-1872