A Message from Our Principal

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November 11th, 2020

Dear Bay Brook Eagles community,

Baltimore City Public Schools continues to monitor local health data and consult with experts about the COVID-19 pandemic to make the decisions that best protect our students and staff’s health. We are writing to update you about how this impacts in-person learning opportunities at our school.

Our school will continue to offer in-person learning opportunities for students in our Student Learning Center and in English learning programs. Students that participate in in-person learning should continue with their daily schedules.

We are working with Baltimore City Health Department and our Health Advisory Committee to ensure we are taking all necessary steps to keep students and staff safe, including following our health and safety procedures, which you can read more about at https://www.baltimorecityschools.org/safety-procedures.

Soon, City Schools will begin implementing on-site testing at schools and launch a web-based dashboard regarding school-based cases where you can receive the latest updates about your school and district-wide. City Schools will update you more about these items in the coming days.

These rising rates city-wide are naturally a cause for concern. But we are fortunate that our schools’ situation has been much different since we began bringing prioritized students back to the classroom during the summer.

In the six weeks since City Schools opened its Students Learning Centers and small learning opportunities on September 28, we have experienced just one positive case for individuals working or learning at our in-person learning sites. The district also has not encountered a single case of transmission of COVID between individuals working or learning on site.

Thank you for being an active and engaged presence in your student’s learning. If you have questions about the in-person learning option, please call me at 410-396-1357

or email me at clicier@bcps.k12.md.us

Thank you!

 Mr. Christian Licier

Principal

Bay Brook Elementary/Middle School

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11 de noviembre de 2020

Estimada comunidad de Bay Brook Eagles,

Las Escuelas Públicas de la Ciudad de Baltimore continúan monitoreando los datos de salud locales y consultando con expertos sobre la pandemia de COVID-19 para tomar las decisiones que mejor protejan la salud de nuestros estudiantes y personal. Le escribimos para informarle sobre cómo esto afecta las oportunidades de aprendizaje en persona en nuestra escuela.

Nuestra escuela continuará ofreciendo oportunidades de aprendizaje en persona para los estudiantes en nuestro Centro de aprendizaje estudiantil y en los programas de aprendizaje de inglés. Los estudiantes que participan en el aprendizaje en persona deben continuar con sus horarios diarios.

Estamos trabajando con el Departamento de Salud de la ciudad de Baltimore y nuestro Comité Asesor de Salud para asegurarnos de que estamos tomando todas las medidas necesarias para mantener seguros a los estudiantes y al personal, incluido el seguimiento de nuestros procedimientos de salud y seguridad, sobre los cuales puede leer más en https: //www.baltimorecityschools .org / procedimientos-de-seguridad.

Pronto, City Schools comenzará a implementar pruebas en el sitio en las escuelas y lanzará un panel de control basado en la web con respecto a los casos escolares donde puede recibir las últimas actualizaciones sobre su escuela y todo el distrito. City Schools le actualizará más sobre estos elementos en los próximos días.

Estas tasas crecientes en toda la ciudad son, naturalmente, motivo de preocupación. Pero tenemos la suerte de que la situación de nuestras escuelas ha sido muy diferente desde que comenzamos a traer a los estudiantes prioritarios al aula durante el verano.

En las seis semanas desde que City Schools abrió sus Centros de Aprendizaje para Estudiantes y pequeñas oportunidades de aprendizaje el 28 de septiembre, solo hemos experimentado un caso positivo para las personas que trabajan o aprenden en nuestros sitios de aprendizaje en persona. El distrito tampoco ha encontrado un solo caso de transmisión de COVID entre personas que trabajan o aprenden en el sitio.

Gracias por ser una presencia activa y comprometida en el aprendizaje de su estudiante. Si tiene preguntas sobre la opción de aprendizaje en persona, llámeme al 410-396-1357

o envíeme un correo electrónico a clicier@bcps.k12.md.us

¡Gracias!

Sr. Christian Licier

Principal

Escuela primaria / intermedia Bay Brook

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Friday, October 30th, 2020

Trick or Treat Parade

Staff will visit the neighborhood in the afternoon to hand-out candy!  Wear a costume or dress comfortably!  We want to see you! 

Starts at 1:00 PM at our first location. Estimated end time at 2:30 PM 

Stops

  • Benjamin Franklin Park Football Field
  • William J Myers Pavillion 
  • Farring Bay Brook Rec Center
  • Bay Brook Lower Lot
  • Boys and Girls Club Center

Rules

  1. Wear a mask!
  2. Stay 6 feet apart!
  3. Wait to be called over to get candy!
  4. When you hear music, the cars will be moving, so step away!
  5. Enjoy the parade and FREE candy!

#BayBrookTogether

 

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CONGRATULATIONS Mr. Licier for being acknowledged as PRINCIPAL OF THE MONTH

“Christian Licier (Bay Brook Elementary Middle School)- Principal Licier has found innovative ways to stay connected to students and staff daily, even in this virtual setting. He strives to engage staff in making the best decisions for Bay Brook students and wants to see all stakeholders succeed. (John Davis, 10/20/2020).”

#BAYBROOKSTRONG

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10/28/2020

Good evening Bay Brook Family,
This is Principal Licier with some important updates. First, I’d like to thank everyone in our school community for the hard work they’ve put in completing our various assessments these past weeks. Completing these assessments give us an important starting line indicating where your student stands in terms of learning.
Assessments are extremely important for schools. Last year, the district made important changes to all school grading policies. Assessments count for 70% of a students’ overall grade. Currently, many students’ grades do not reflect what they are truly capable of because they are not submitting assignments that count as formative assessment grades.
Parents, please help us ensure your students are completing assignments given by your teachers. We will try to improve our efforts at communicating when your students might not be fully engaged in virtual classrooms. Please log in to Parent Portal in order to track your students’ progress.
Lastly, please consider joining us on our Halloween Parade event on Friday. Details have been shared this week during morning announcements and can also be found on Class Dojo and above.
Thank you, and have a great evening!

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Assistance with signing into your device or classes and using virtual learning online tools can be found by clicking here.

Puede encontrar ayuda para iniciar sesión en su dispositivo o clases y usar herramientas de aprendizaje virtual en línea haciendo clic aquí.

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Good afternoon Bay Brook Eagles,
As I mentioned earlier, our goal is to eliminate the blanket zoom links as soon as possible to ensure safe zoom experiences. The district is also conscious of this and has given important deadlines for this to occur. Please ensure that all students are logging into clever before the deadline. The zoom links should be easily seen and accessible from each virtual classroom in Class Dojo, Google Classroom, Seesaw, and Clever.
 
Thanks and have a great weekend!
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9-9-2020

Good afternoon Bay Brook Eagles,

This is Principal Licier with some very important information. First, I want to thank everyone for their patience as we get virtual learning underway. As of this morning, Most of our classrooms are over 85% attended with some classrooms only missing one parent to join on Class Dojo! I want to extend to you an opportunity that is being offered by the District at Bay Brook starting September 28th.

City Schools will be partnering with Baltimore City Parks and Rec to provide more than 1,000 students in-person access to their virtual learning lessons via 15 locations in both schools and city recreation centers.  The program is designed to provide students, in grades K-5, an opportunity to participate in virtual learning in small cohort groups led by a distance learning proctor.  The program with operate daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Prioritized consideration for the program will be for students of parents who continue to work in-person during the pandemic, students who were unable to actively participate in the spring virtual learning and homeless and foster care students.  If a family believes their student meets this criterial they will need to complete a survey using Parent Portal or by contacting the district office hotline 443-642-2001 choose Option 1. The survey will be available to families from now until September 11.  

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8/28/2020

Good afternoon Bay Brook Eagles!

This is Principal Licier with some updates! First, I want to start by saying we sincerely apologize for any confusion regarding device distribution. The district team sent word that we should distribute devices but the logistics required that we delay that process. That will happen next week but the district has not yet given us the ok to begin. We already have the names based on our survey submitted before so calling you to set up an appointment should be pretty painless. There is so much to share with you! I can’t wait to get to know all of the parents and students and to let you know everything we have in store for you this coming school year. I will be scheduling several opportunities in the next week for you to meet with me virtually and to have a virtual school orientation. During the next month, we will also provide opportunities for you to come in personally, and tour the building if you would like. The schedule of activities will be posted on our school website and on class dojo by Close of Business Monday, August 31st.

Thank you so much, and have a blessed weekend.

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August 18, 2020

Good afternoon Bay Brook Eagles Family,

My name is Christian Licier and I will be serving as your new principal this year! I am beyond excited to work with this community and provide your children with the best education Baltimore can offer. This year, there will be many changes to your students’ virtual learning experience. You will be hearing from me soon to provide important updates for virtual student and family orientations.

Currently, we are preparing to distribute computer devices to any student who still may not have one from last Spring. The distribution will begin next week, but because of our health situation, we will require that an appointment be made first before you come to pick them up. I will be sending a link to a quick survey that you can fill out that will help our staff contact you to set up an appointment. You may also call the school to set up an appointment. The Bay Brook staff is really excited to begin this school year and welcome all of you! Until then, stay safe and take care.

Click here to take the quick survey!

Respectfully,
Mr. Christian Licier
Principal
Bay Brook Elementary\Middle School
clicier@bcps.k12.md.us
443.528.9460

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07/08/2020

Greetings to all Bay Brook Faculty, Staff, Students, Parents and Community Stakeholders,

My name is Christian Licier and I am happy to introduce myself to you as your new Principal. In just a few short days, I have already felt a special energy in the Bay Brook community. The community has experienced a lot of change recently, from a new school building to new staff and an increase in new students. Learning has changed due to the pandemic crisis, driving us to look for new ways of learning. This change has clearly fostered hope and excitement in the Bay Brook community that is palpable. I am truly humbled and grateful for the opportunity to serve and act as the catalyst for the future of this school and community.

Within the next few weeks you will be hearing more and more from me. I will take the time to reach out to all stakeholders during the summer weeks in an effort to learn everything I can about you and the school, including staff, students, parents and partners. My duty is to serve you all in this community and ensure that we achieve everything you hope for. My goal is simple: create and operate the best school that can provide an exceptional learning experience for all of its students. Working collaboratively, we will ensure we achieve that goal that our children deserve.

I can’t wait to put my energy, heart and soul into this community and this effort. I love Baltimore and I love our kids. Working together, we will build a world-class educational experience for them. We will build a culture that is so strong they’ll remember Bay Brook as adults. We will build a climate that is so supportive they will be able to grow into young men and women with strong character and respect for their community and each other. We will guide them in their quest to find their personal, unique voice. The world expects no less from us and we will meet that challenge.

For now, enjoy your weeks of summer. There is a lot of hard work ahead with a rewarding end.

Respectfully,
Mr. Christian Licier
Principal
Bay Brook Elementary\Middle School
clicier@bcps.k12.md.us
443.528.9460