City Schools CONNECT April 17, 2023
April 17, 2023
April 18, 2023
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- Electric School Bus celebration
- Pre-K and Kindergarten registration
- Summer Learning registration is open
- Spring Board Budget Session
- Student Edition: Family and Community Board Forum
- School Police survey
- 2nd Annual Chromebook Wallpaper Design Contest
- Free Family Farm hours
- Feedback on Student Organizations Policy
- City Schools 2023 family survey
- Save the Date: Let's Get HYPED
- Special Education Parent Involvement Survey
- Progress Report - Students are weekend warriors at Saturday School
- City news and more
- Teens - Be a change maker with Meals on Wheels
- Free tickets to Port Discovery!
- Upcoming Events and Dates
📸 Courtesy of Leith Walk Elementary/Middle School
Amazing things are happening in City Schools every day...
Electric School Bus celebration
City Schools has partnered with Highland to install 25 chargers and deploy 25 electric school buses in the 2023-2024 school year. Thanks in part to rebates from the EPA's Clean School Bus Program, City Schools will pay less for the new electric buses than it currently pays to own, operate, and maintain its diesel buses.
Join us to celebrate this exciting advancement for City Schools on Friday, April 21 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Holabird Academy. Everyone is welcome to attend!
Pre-K and Kindergarten registration
Do you know a little one turning four or five by September 1? It's time to get them ready for school!
Enrollment for kindergarten and priority 1 pre-K students is now open! Learn about priority placements for pre-k, see a list of documents you'll need to enroll, and find your zoned school on our website.
Now's a great time to start planning for summer learning! Check out our Summer Program Directory, which lists all the different programs City Schools will be offering this summer. Registration is now open, and will require an Infinite Campus profile.
For help with Infinite Campus, please visit baltimorecityschools.org/campus-portal
Some schools may offer their own summer programs that are not listed in the directory. Those schools will share information with families directly.
Spring Board Budget Forum
Join the Board of School Commissioners on Tuesday, April 18 from 6 - 7 p.m. to hear information on the district’s budget process for the upcoming year and provide feedback and input on the process and budget priorities. The forum will be held virtually; click the button below to join in!
Student Edition: Family and Community Board Forum
The Board of School Commissioners invites students to the Family and Community Board Forum, an in-person and virtual conversation between the Commissioners and City Schools' students! Join the Commissioners this Wednesday, April 19 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. to share your thoughts and learn how the Board supports City Schools, students, staff and families.
This Board Forum is for students only, and will be held in person at the City Schools District Office (200 E. North Avenue) and virtually (Zoom link available after registration). Click the button below to register.
Teacher Recruiting and Hiring Fair
City Schools is hiring more amazing teachers! Do you know anyone who may be interested in becoming a teacher at City Schools?
Tell them to attend the upcoming Teacher Recruiting and Hiring Fair this Thursday, April 20 at the district office (200 E. North Avenue) from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. or 4 - 6 p.m. Teacher applicants can be interviewed, meet with school leaders, and get hired on the spot!
School Police survey
City Schools Police wants to hear from students in grades 6 - 12. How can they better support school communities and keep students and staff safe? Please take the short survey, open now through Friday, April 21.
The survey is only for students at schools that have a permanent assigned school police officer. If your school is not named among the schools on the survey, no response is needed.
2nd Annual Chromebook Wallpaper Design Contest
Calling all student designers! This is the final week to submit your design for the 2nd annual Chromebook Wallpaper Design Contest. Students in grades 6-12 are invited to submit their designs by Friday, April 21. The winning designs will be the new Chromebook background for the 2023-24 school year!
Free Farm Family Hours
Feedback on Student Organizations Policy
City Schools is revising the current Student Organizations policy (Policy JJA) to create a foundation for equitable, accessible, and thriving student organizations, and provide guidance for student government associations and students’ rights and responsibilities.
City Schools is asking students, families and community members to weigh in on the proposed revisions to Board Policy JJA . Please join us for one of the sessions listed below, or click the button below to take the feedback survey before the deadline Sunday, April 30.
Families Feedback Session
Date: Monday, May 1
Time: 5 PM to 6 PM
Click HERE to join.
Community Feedback Session
Date: Wednesday, May 3
Time: 5 PM to 6 PM
Click HERE to join.
City Schools 2023 family survey
City Schools wants your feedback! Please share your school experience by taking the family survey. School and District leaders will use your input to plan for next school year. This confidential survey is available now through Tuesday, May 23. Let your voice be heard!
Save the Date - Let's Get HYPED
Get ready to join City Schools' Office of College and Career Readiness on Wednesday, May 24 for Let's Get HYPED! This FREE event will offer resources to help City Schools' students and families prepare for college and career planning. Come ready for lots of resources, entertainment, panel discussions, workshops and more! Stay tuned for more details to come.
TWIGS Free After-school program
Calling all young artists in grades 2-8, registration for TWIGS is now open for the 2023-24 school year at BSA! TWIGS is a free after-school program that helps students build understanding and skill in one of five art disciplines: Dance, Music (Vocal or Instrumental), Theatre (Acting or Stage Design & Production), Visual Arts, or Film & Visual Storytelling.
Auditions will take place May 30–June 5, 2023.
Special Education Parent Involvement survey
For families with students who are receiving special education or related services: The Maryland Special Education Parent Involvement Survey is now open through Friday, May 19. Your voice can make a difference for your child and children across the state of Maryland.
Students are weekend warriors at Saturday School
“No matter a student's at-home circumstance, programs like Saturday School ensure they don’t need to choose between work and school, or after school sports and school.” - Laurie-Lynn Sutton, City Schools’ Director of Summer & Extended Learning
Saturday School bridges the gap between academic success and real-life responsibilities.
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Teens - Be a change maker with Meals on Wheels
The deadline to apply is May 1.
- 18: Policy Committee meeting - 4 p.m.
- 18: Spring Board Budget Session - 6 p.m.
- 19: Family and Community Board Forum - 6 p.m.
- 20: PCAB meeting - 6:30 p.m.
- 21: Professional Development day - schools closed
- 25: Public Board Meeting - 5 p.m.
- 29: Family Farm Hours - 10 a.m.
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Complaints/ Concerns: 410-545-1870
Special Education Parent Response Unit: 443-984-1561