BCIT MEDFORD Newsletter

Spring Break 2021

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As we head into Spring Break...

We are nearly through three quarters of the school year! Spring Break is upon us and hopefully the students and the staff can enjoy some time away from school. The educational landscape that we are living through has brought challenge after challenge to our students and staff. The entire staff at BCIT-Medford is very proud of our students' perseverance and willingness to keep plugging through whatever this ever-changing world throws at them.


As always, if you have any questions or concerns regarding life at BCIT-Medford please reach out any member of the admin team.


Enjoy family and friends during this well deserved break and stay safe!

Mr. Parker

COVID Update

Governor Murphy recently announced that NJ high schools with low to moderate COVID-19 activity can reduce social distancing practices to 3 feet. Unfortunately, Burlington County has increased the COVID-19 matrix alert level to orange (high) from yellow (moderate).


In anticipation of a return to the moderate level, we would offer an additional rotation day to each student. We ask that you complete this survey and indicate whether you would like your child to add an additional rotation day to their schedule.


***This survey was also sent out to parents via an email blast...ONLY COMPLETE THE FORM ONE TIME IF YOU ARE INTERESTED AN ADDITIONAL DAY***


Face masks are still required to be worn by all students and staff, and we will continue to follow original social distancing practices of remaining 6 feet apart in the school cafeteria as well as other marked areas within the building.

Additonal Day Request Form

Only complete form one time!!!

Upcoming Senior Events:

The 2021 Class Advisors and the admin team are working with our seniors to create some special events for the seniors as we close out the year.


May 25th (Rain Date 5/26) Outdoor Movie Night

Six Flags Great Adventure BCIT Medford Senior Day (Date TBD)

Medford Senior Night (Details to come...still developing the activities for the night)


We are still working with senior students to finalize these events to close out the school year...More to come!

Senior Exit Exams Update

NOCTI will not be required for seniors this year due to the pandemic. Students taking any certification or licensure exams will still be able to take those.


If you have any CTE certification please email your Career Major Instructor.

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PRIDE WEEK 2021

Pride week will be April 26th-30th this year. The theme will be the same as last year "Classic board games." Dress up days will be done virtually through google classroom. More information will be shared with the students outlining the dates and the events!


Class color update!

Freshmen - RED

Sophomore - GRAY

Junior - BLUE

Senior - BLACK

2021-22 Student Scheduling has begun!

Our counselors have become to meet with students in person & virtually to build their schedules for next year. If you have any questions regarding the process, please contact your son/daughter's counselor.


Be sure to scroll down and check out the Guidance Counseling section of the newsletter...

Don't Forget...Daily Screening Forms in Genesis When We Return!!!

Everyday that your student(s) report to campus according to the In-Person Hybrid Schedule, you will be required to complete an online Screening Form. This form will be located in the Genesis Portal and MUST be completed prior to your student leaving for school on their assigned day. If the form is not completed before your student enters the building, the student will be sent to the cafeteria until the form is complete in the system. The Screening Form will be available the evening prior at 6:00PM.


*** If you are having any Genesis Parent Portal issues, please contact Christine Brownridge at cbrownridge@burlcoschools.org ****


If your child identifies specific symptoms and/or a fever (Over 100.3), they should not attend school that day. If a student is on campus and demonstrates symptoms identified on the form, they will have to be picked up from school immediately.

Student Activities Update

Advisers of clubs have been involved in activities with students and meeting this year via google meetings. It has been challenging but all student activities and clubs have been continuing throughout the pandemic. Admin and senior class advisors are working on plans for some senior end of the year functions.

Please check the website for a list of activities and descriptions.

https://www.bcit.cc/site/Default.aspx?PageID=5779

April & May ABC Hybrid Schedule

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State Assessment Update

The NJDOE has submitted a request to the USDOE for a waiver of the Spring 2021 Administration of the NJSLA.


While we are waiting for a final decision, we are moving forward with plans to administer the NJSLA assessments during the window of May 3rd - June 11th. At this time we are planning for our students to take the following computer-based assessments:


9th Grade ELA (English)

9th Grade Alg. I (Math)

11th Grade Science


As we receive more information, it will be communicated to our school community.

Career Technical Education Information

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Spring Sports 2021

Varsity Baseball & Varsity Softball preseason practices begin Thursday, April 1st from 1 pm - 3 pm.


Only student-athletes registered and cleared through the online registration system are permitted to attend.


The Daily COVID Screening Form/After-School Transportation request form is posted on the BCIT Homepage under Important Links as well as on the Athletics Homepage. Requests for after-school transportation are due each morning by 10 am.


Questions regarding Varsity Baseball please contact Head Coach Mr. Rossi at jrossi@burlcoschools.org.


Questions regarding Varsity Softball please contact Head Coach Mr. Powell at npowell@burlcoschools.org.

BCIT 2020-2021 DISTRICT CALENDAR

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Check out the March Guidance Department Newsletter...

Guidance Counselor Appointment Form

Click here to coordinate a meeting with your guidance counselor.

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Post Secondary Career Planning

Click here for Career Path Opportunities in HVAC, Building Trades, Welding & Electrical

Important ASVAB Testing Dates for Second Semester...

Contact your Guidance Counselor for more information regarding the ASVAB
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ATTENDANCE POLICY


  • Should the student be absent in excess of six unexcused days per semester, then he/she will be placed on non-credit status.
  • Students who exceed a total of nine or more days with excused or unexcused absences from school for the semester will not be eligible for noncredit remediation, and may be referred to the Superintendent for consideration for referral to the Board of Education for action.
  • Partial absences caused by lateness to school or early departure from school will be counted toward non-credit. Each partial absence will be equal to at least .25 of a day. Four (4) such partial absences shall equal one (1) day absence for the purpose of non-credit.
  • All excused absences require written documentation to verify the nature of the absence. Parent letters excusing a student for attendance purposes are not acceptable. Medical notes need to be from a medical professional. Please review the policy below regarding approved excused days. If your son/daughter is dealing with a prolonged medical issue, please communicate with your guidance counselor and we can work together to develop a plan.

Missed Homeroom??? Late to HR Google Sign-In Sheet

Virtual Computer Issues???

Utilize the form below if you are experiencing any technology issues during virtual learning.
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