Weekly Wrap

October 10 -16, 2021

BHS is Buzzing

We are hitting a very busy time of year! There is a wide range of updates in the News and Notes section below. As always, if you have questions or if we can help your student in any way, please let us know.


Michael Pincelli

Principal

Brockport High School

Ph: (585) 637-1877

Fax: (585) 637-1867

michael.pincelli@bcs1.org

News and Notes

Family Reminder from Mr. Bruno

Dear BCSD families,


We understand the frustration as we continue to navigate the impact of COVID-19 in our community and schools. As always, our school nurses are here to ensure the health and safety of our students. Again, this year, our school nurses have the added responsibility of communicating and following Monroe County Department of Public Health protocols relative to COVID-19 and symptomatic students. We ask for your continued understanding, patience, and kindness when interacting with our nursing staff. We would also like to remind you that as Monroe County is seeing COVID cases rise amongst children, prior to sending your student to school in the morning ask yourself if your child currently has one or more of these new or worsening symptoms:


  • A temperature greater than 100.0 F
  • Feels feverish or has chills
  • Cough
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Fatigue
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath or trouble breathing
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
  • Muscle pain or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Nasal Congestion


We recognize that in many cases these symptoms may be allergies or a cold; however, we are required to follow the Monroe County Department of Public Health’s protocol which states that a student needs either an alternate diagnosis, a negative PCR test (not an antigen test), or to complete a quarantine and be symptom free prior to returning to school. Please know that our number one priority is keeping our students and staff safe and our schools open. Thank you for your continued support. If you have questions or concerns please reach out to your child’s building principal.


Sincerely,


Sean Bruno
Superintendent of Schools

2021 Red Ribbon Week

It is that time of year again...Red Ribbon Week! For those of you who are new or need a refresher, Red Ribbon Week (RRW) is an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually the last week of October (this year will be 10/25-10/29). Throughout that week, students and staff promote a safe and healthy drug free environment by participating in "theme days" (Below).


We’re excited to announce the 2021 National Red Ribbon Week Theme, Drug Free Looks Like Me™. Created by Marin Wurst, a 7th grader at Solon Middle School in Solon, Ohio, the Theme is a reminder that everyday Americans across the country make significant daily contributions to their communities by being the best they can be because they live Drug-Free!

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FINANCIAL AID RESOURCES 2021-2022

Brockport High School is not having an in-person Financial Aid information night this year. However, attached you will find a few resources for families filling out FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) forms and looking for extra insight and support. If you have additional questions, please email your child's school counselor.


Financial Aid 21-22 resource flier (002).pdf


Roberts Financial Aid 101 Sessions Flyer 10.6.21.pdf


Additional Information from NYS Higher Education Services Corporation www.hesc.ny.gov


2022-23 FAFSA and NYS Application for TAP Opens October 1

  • The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) found at fafsa.gov, opens October 1 for high school seniors planning to go to college next fall.
  • Student who indicate they are applying to at least one NYS college or university should complete the NYS application for TAP immediately upon completing the FASFA. A link will be provided at the end of the FAFSA.
  • HESC is here to help students complete the FAFSA and Application for TAP. Students who need assistance can sign up and view the schedule here.
  • Encourage your students to complete the FAFSA as soon as possible to meet college deadlines and maximize their financial aid. Many colleges use FAFSA information to calculate amounts and types of aid students may qualify for, and each college has its own schedule for awarding financial aid.


Remind Students: Get Your FSA ID Ahead of Completing the FAFSA

  • FSA IDs are created at studentaid.gov. Students should be encouraged to get their FSA ID before they sit down to complete the FAFSA. Share this video, 10 Minutes to Your FSA ID, with your students.
  • Students and parents must create their own FSA IDs and each student and one parent need FSA IDs to electronically sign and submit the FAFSA.
  • Students taking federal student loans will also need their FSA ID to sign for any federal student loans they decide to take.
  • The student and parent's information at the Social Security Administration (SSA) must be correct or corrected before getting an FSA ID. Visit SSA at www.ssa.gov to learn how to correct any errors.


NYS DREAM Act Application Enables Undocumented Students Access to NYS Grants and Scholarships

  • Undocumented and other eligible students can visit hesc.ny.gov/dream to determine if they are eligible to apply for NYS grant and scholarship programs, including the Tuition Assistance Program, Excelsior Scholarship, and Enhanced Tuition Awards.
  • Eligible students can complete the NYS DREAM application at hesc.ny.gov/dream any time.
  • Students determined eligible to apply under the NYS DREAM Act need to apply separately for each grant and/or scholarship program they are interested in receiving aid for. Eligibility criteria varies depending on the program.


The Path: HESC's Virtual Events Helping NYS Students Find Their Path to College

  • HESC offers a full calendar of virtual events to help students and their families navigate the financial aid process.
  • Students and families needing support can view and register for our events, many of which include one-on-one support at StartHereGetThere.ny.gov/events.
  • Topics range from financial aid basics for seniors in high school and their parents, to how to get your FSA ID, to workshops where one-on-one assistance is provided to complete the FAFSA and TAP applications.

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CTE EXPO ‘21

For Middle & High School Planning

Thursday, November 4, 2021

6-7:30 p.m.

in person at WEMOCO Career and

Technical Education Center

3589 Big Ridge Road

Spencerport, NY 14559


8th, 9th, and 10th grade students, along with families, are invited to explore the 20 career fields represented by WEMOCO programs. Explore any or all of the programs listed. Tour the labs, watch students perform demonstrations, and meet our teachers.


No reservations are necessary. Masks are required inside the school and all COVID protocols are followed.


Talk to your school counselor about enrolling in a WEMOCO program beginning in your junior year of high school.


See what Career and Technical Education has to offer!

View the flyer here.

Job Opportunity!

The Buildings and Grounds department is hiring students 16 years of age and older for part time after school positions. If interested, please apply online at Brockport Central School District - Frontline Recruitment (applitrack.com)

BHS Senior Portrait Specifications:

Dear Parents and Class of 2022,


Congratulations on making it to the final year of high school!

Listed below are the specifications and procedures which need to be followed in order to ensure that your teenager’s senior portrait is included in the 2022 BHS Arista Yearbook.


All images:

  • Must be submitted as a digital file (JPEG format only).


  • Must be a minimum of 640 x 800 px
    • -Vertical, portrait style alignment only
    • -Traditional portrait image – no zooming – full head and shoulders
    • -Neutral background (can be nature, but nothing distracting)
    • -Color photos only, no black or white.
    • -No hats, props or hands
    • -A simple conservative top or shirt
      • -No logos, pictures or sayings


  • The file upon submission must be named as follows: Lastname_Firstname.jpeg
    • -Example: (Smith_Kayla.jpg)
    • -Remember to check your file’s spelling
      • -All names underneath senior photos will be based on this file’s spelling.



    • The senior portrait deadline is officially October 29, 2021.

The Yearbook staff reserves the right to request a re-submission for any photos not meeting these specifications.


Thank you for your support and understanding,

The 2021-22 Yearbook Staff

Neil Paul, Brockport Yearbook Adviser
Neil.Paul@bcs1.org

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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