BCIT MEDFORD NEWSLETTER

May & June 2020

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Principal's Message

We are approaching the end of the 2019-20 school year and it goes without saying that this has been a difficult time for everyone!!! Students, parents and teachers have had to significantly re-work their way of life. As a parent and an educator, I know first hand what the families and teaching staff have done to make this work over the last four months. The BCIT Family thanks all of the students and families for being flexible during this extremely difficult time.


This newsletter contains a several images from events throughout the school closure that our students and teachers have participated in. It is pretty incredible the student and teacher activities that have taken place during this tough time.


Graduation has also been greatly impacted by the pandemic, but the BCIT Medford team has developed a plan that will hopefully allow our seniors to celebrate to the best of our abilities this milestone event. Below you will find more detailed information regarding these activities.


Please be sure to review the following important areas that are addressed in this edition:


  • Attendance Concerns
  • Yearbook
  • Underclassmen Belongings (Locker Clean-out)
  • Lunch Account Refunds



Once again, if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact any member of the teaching staff or admin team. We know that there are a great deal of things going on in and out of the school at this time, so please do not hesitate to contact us at school!


Stay safe!!!


Mike Parker

Principal
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Senior Graduation Information & Updates

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We have created a Medtech Senior Celebration Page that will house updates and information pertaining to graduation.


To visit the page, click the Our Schools option in the upper right corner of the BCIT Webpage and select the MedTech Senior Celebration link.

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Graduation Plan Letter

Dear Graduate & Families:


Recently the Governor has provided new guidelines regarding Graduation Ceremonies for school districts to follow. The BCIT District and Building Administrative teams have developed the following plan to celebrate the Class of 2020:


Virtual Graduation Ceremony:


Date: June 19th

When: 4 pm

Where: YouTube Link on Medford Homepage


Diploma Conferral Ceremony by Career Major:


Date: July 8 (Rain Date July 9)

When: Program to begin at 10:00 am

Where: BCIT Medford Campus (Outdoors: In front of the Main Office)


The Diploma Conferral Ceremony will be a series of mini-services organized by the students’ CTE area (Career Major). A schedule will be provided to the students and families with the assigned times for their ceremony. Each ceremony will be approximately 20-25 minutes, students will have the opportunity to be seated (6 feet apart) with their classmates wearing caps and gowns, walk across the stage to receive their diploma, and have a professional photograph taken.


Due to the current guidelines, students will receive two tickets for the ceremony and only one vehicle will be permitted on campus. A specific parking plan will be shared as the event approaches. Ticket recipients will be safely seated behind the students as they view the ceremony. We recommend that you bring your own outdoor seating for your comfort and safety.


All students and ticket recipients must follow social distancing protocols and will be required to wear masks at all times. Student seats will be arranged according to the 6’ social distancing guidelines set forth by the CDC and the state. BCIT Medford will be providing the students with customized Jaguar Masks for the ceremony.


At the conclusion of the ceremony, students will be directed to a designated area to obtain all their final documentation and directed to leave campus. Once again, all social distancing guidelines must be followed and we are requesting that students and families leave the campus once the ceremony has concluded. We will have approximately 20 ceremonies throughout the day and we must limit the number of people on campus at one time.


We all know that nothing could replace the memories of a traditional graduation, but we are hopeful that the two programs give us the best opportunity under the current conditions to celebrate the graduates.


Please visit the MedTech Senior Celebrate page under the OUR SCHOOLS link on our main page for graduation updates and news.


Thank you and continue to be safe!


BCIT Medford Administrative Team,


Mr. Parker

Mr. Pino

Dr. Bouchard


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Yearbook Information...Online Book Signing!!!

We are still waiting on the yearbooks to get delivered from Jostens, as their factories have been impacted by the pandemic. When the books are delivered to campus we will communicate with students and families a pick-up plan.


Online Book Signing!!!

Jostens has developed an online book signing webpage for students to sign yearbooks electronically. Please see the links below to create an electronic Yearbook page!



Use this link to get started with their yearbook signing: yearbooksigning.jostens.com

Check out the Virtual Spring Concert...

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Student Attendance Concerns

It is highly recommended that you check your son/daughter's attendance in Genesis to verify that everything is correct. Since the school closing, we have been working with students and parents on ensuring that we have an accurate account of the students attendance in Genesis.


If you find days during the school closure (March 16th to present) that are not accurate, please email Ms. Brenda Shinn at bshinn@burlcoschools.org so that she can correct the issue.

medtech remote learning

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ONLINE PAYMENTS

MySchoolsBucks
  • Used for general payments for student fines (replacement IDs, damaged textbooks etc.)
  • Used for special activities/events and clubs
  • Lunch payments should NOT be made on MSB

SCHOOL LUNCH REFUNDS

For refunds on your child's school lunch account, please contact Ms. Gina Copper at ginac@burlcoschools.org or by phone at 609-949-7431.
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CONGRATS TO MR. SCOTT COONEY & THE CAST OF MACBETH

Scott won The Peter Filichia Award for Pushing the Envelope in Academic Theatre for his work in this years fall production: “Macbeth: The Scottish Play in a Galaxy Far, Far Away."

The department also had several nominees for various awards for the production:

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design
Outstanding Achievement in Stage Combat
Outstanding Achievement in Student Makeup Design - Juliette Hunter
Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actress in a Classical - Sarah Murray
Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor in a Classical - Jared Jefferson
Outstanding Achievement by an Acting Ensemble of a Classical
Outstanding Production of a Classical


Great work!!

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Underclassmen Items & Belongings

Our Buildings & Grounds Department along with the admin staff will be removing student items from lockers for a June pick-up. We are looking at beginning this process the Week of June 22nd. A detailed plan of pick-up times and procedures will be shared with students and families as we get closer to that week.


If you have any time sensitive items that you need from campus, please email Mr. Parker, Mr. Pino or Dr. Bouchard to coordinate a plan.

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Check Out BCIT's Virtual Open Mic Night

BCIT Virtual Open Mic Night
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Student Support During Remote Learning

The Guidance Department has developed a Form for students to access any of the counselors on campus. This form was emailed to their school email address and will also be on the Guidance Web Page.


Students can complete the form and connect with their counselor in various different ways if they need support for personal or academic issues.

Student Support Form

CLICK HERE TO CONNECT WITH A COUNSELOR

Course Selections for the 2020-21 school year will begin soon. Please review your child’s courses for next year and contact their counselor with any questions. In most situations, counselors suggest that students go for the challenge, but do not overwhelm themselves to the point where coursework suffers, and they are unable to maintain satisfactory grades. So, plan ahead. When it comes to academics, create a tentative sequence of courses that will develop breadth and depth over one's time in high school. At the same time, determine whether the schedule of courses for the coming school year considers all the different expectations of time; including class and co‐curricular demands, voluntary service, sports and work expectations.
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BCIT'S Academy of Performing Arts Presents "10 Ways to Survive Life in a Quarantine"

PART 1

10 Ways to Survive Life in a Quarantine - Part 1

PART 2

10 Ways to Survive Life in a Quarantine - Part 2
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Adopt a BCIT Senior FACEBOOK PAGE

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CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE FACEBOOK GROUP

THIS GROUP IS SET TO PRIVATE. YOU MUST CHOOSE THE "JOIN THIS GROUP" OPTION TO PARTICIPATE

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From Our Home to Yours - Virtual Performance

Music Majors of BCIT Performing Arts performed virtually for the residents of

Medford Lea's Senior Living facility.

From Our Home to Yours
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We're all in this together

Here's a reminder from the Academy of Performing Arts staff and students

that "We're All in This Together." Keep socially distancing and working hard - we'll

all be together soon! We miss you!

We're All in This Together
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Medford Tech Apparel

Please check out our online spirit wear store to get your Medford Tech apparel. It can be customized for any academic, career major content area, club/activity or athletic team. The items are shipped directly to your house. Please click HERE to take you directly to the online store.

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