City Schools Connect- September 16, 2019
MEET CITY SCHOOLS
Last year, City Schools piloted BMore Me, an initiative that infuses engaging, Baltimore-based learning into the social studies curriculum for students in grades 6-12. The program exposes students to the rich history of our city, challenging current narratives about Baltimore, and creating opportunities for students to share their voices on issues that matter to them.
Christina Ross, manages the BMore Me initiative and is "really excited to get into classrooms to see BMore Me in action and help amplify student experiences and voices."
Great attendance: Key to a great year
Every day at school, City Schools students learn new things, have new experiences, build their skills, and can take advantage of new opportunities. Every day matters, right from the beginning of the year.
Here are some tips for making great attendance part of your child's routine. And if there are challenges to being in school every day - like transportation problems, health issues, or other concerns - speak with your school leader or counselor so they can help.
Don't be late to vaccinate!
All students must have up-to-date vaccinations and immunization records, or they may not be able to attend school.
This is one attendance challenge that's easy to overcome! The Baltimore City Health Department has free clinics most days this month.
A New Center for Multicultural Families
We are excited to offer a new support center for families who speak multiple languages.
The Multilingual Enrollment and Support Center (MESC) will oversee the enrollment of multilingual families, transfer of English learners, and support the choice process for English learners. The MESC is located in room 320 at the district office.
Calling all fathers and male caregivers to participate in the Million Fathers March! The Million Fathers March is the opportunity for #cityschoolsdads to show their commitment to the education of their children. You are encouraged to take your children to school on Friday, September 27. For more information, contact your child's school or email the Office of Engagement.
City Schools is in the news!
Read Dr. Santelises' op-ed in the Afro, where she updates the community on the district's continued progress. Read here!