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2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR INFORMATION
Dear BCIT Families-
The summer months provide time for us to relax and recharge, and hopefully by the end of August, we are ready to ignite our interest in learning and being part of the school community.
During July, we have been preparing for another productive year. Schedules are complete, personnel are hired, and teachers are poised to provide an engaging and caring learning experience. As our preparations are in motion, we ask that students think about their commitment to education and to making BCIT a positive experience. By working together, we can enrich the student experience at BCIT. Last year, we were proud of our accomplishments as we transitioned back to a full-time, in-person environment paying close attention to the social and emotional side of education. In doing so, we addressed mental health by offering extra support and various activities for our students. We continued our one-to-one Chromebook initiative which allowed the teachers and students opportunities to enrich the classroom experience. We also completed year two of our diversity and equity initiative. In this area, curriculum has been adjusted, teacher trainings occurred to inform classroom practices, activities were conducted, clubs were formed, and student equity champions were trained to provide a student voice.
For the upcoming school year we will continue to focus on diversity and inclusion in our community through daily instruction and interactions. We will also strengthen students’ 21st century skills, as we continue to prepare them for their post-high school careers. In addition, we are looking to expand work-based learning programs and as always, hold our career programs to industry standard. New equipment was purchased in various areas to address the changing needs of the workplace and from the facilities side; the gymnasiums were refurbished, and the baseball and softball fields were upgraded.
From time to time, you will receive communications to keep you aware of many aspects of school life. These, along with the Parent/Student handbook, are meant to provide you with important information. I ask that you pay particular attention to our attendance policy which has been revised to address student lateness and early dismissal. I also ask that you reinforce the dress code policy at home as a consistent effort will be made to enforce it on campus.
I hope you find this information informative as we kick off another school year. My door is always open, and I welcome the opportunity to meet with parents. I look forward to our anticipated supportive partnership, ensuring the success of our students.
Enjoy the remaining weeks of the summer.
Please contact AttendanceBCITWEST@burlcoschools.org for all attendance questons.
HOW TO READ YOUR CLASS SCHEDULE
The Physical Education/Health classes are visible multiple times because the semester is divided into 4 cycles (E1, E2, E3, E4, etc). You will have 1 health cycle (approximately 22 school days) and 3 total PE cycles during the semester.
We offer 3 lunch periods per day during block 3. You will be assigned lunch during either 3A, 3B or 3C.
Students and families should be cognizant of our HIB Policy, as everyone has a responsibility to limit violating behavior. Any perceived incidents should be reported immediately to ANY staff member. Our HIB specialist is in place to handle these reports.
Through education, awareness and a positive school climate we hope HIB infractions are reduced to a minimum.
Anti-Bullying Coordinator (District)
Dr. Ashanti Holley
609-267-4226 ext. 4607
Anti-Bullying Specialist (Westampton Campus)
Mrs. Cech-Stevens, S.A.C.
609-267-4226 ext. 8387
ATHLETICS & EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Visit the "Student Life" tab on our campus webpage to learn more about the extracurricular activities offered. Stay tuned for more information regarding how to sign-up for and become involved in one of our clubs/organizations.
STUDENT 3D (Dress Down Day) PASSES
Here's the criteria:
Each month we will host a "3D" Dress Down Day for students who've purchased a "3D Pass". Students without a 3D pass must be in dress code.
This is a class fundraiser and all proceeds from sales go directly to the class accounts to help offset future expenses (ie: prom, senior picnic, etc.). Buy your 3D pass via MySchoolBucks by the end of September.
- All clothing should be school appropriate in nature (ie: no inappropriate material or language printed on clothing)
- Pants can have small fashionable rips, but should be modest in nature. Large holes, rips, or tears are not acceptable. Wearing tights underneath is recommended.
- Shirts must be of proper length; exposed midriff is not acceptable.
- Tank tops are not acceptable. Shirts must have sleeves.
- Dresses of proper length are permissible; however thin spaghetti straps are not.
For this school year, 3D passes can be used on the following dates (subject to change) :
October 19 • November 18 • December 16
January 18 • February 16 • March 15
April 28 • May 12 • June 7
Passes can be purchased online now through September for $12 on MSB.
How to Pay for School Fees
BCIT utilizes MySchoolBucks to collect payments from students/parents for almost all school-related fees (field trips, dance tickets, AP testing, etc).
*Please note: This feature is NOT for our school cafeteria.
Create a free account and payments are easy, convenient and secure. (*MSB charges a non-refundable 4.95% transaction fee).
HOME OF THE PANTHERS!
695 Woodlane Road, Westampton, NJ, USA
609-267-4226 / www.bcit.cc