At the BCSC we are committed to supporting our families. Our Family Liaison, Ms. Miranda, is here to offer to parents and caregivers in need of support due to family stressors, such as children's mental health issues, parenting difficulties, financial struggles, or chemical usage. The Family Liaison nurtures families and children through: goal setting, listening and respect, connecting to community resources, support, knowledge and self-advocacy. The Family Liaison meets with parents to understand their questions and concerns and works with them to develop a plan for addressing the family's needs. The Family Liaison helps family members identify appropriate community resources; helps to improve communication between parents, schools, mental health providers and other community resources; and works collaboratively as part of a team. The ultimate goal is to empower parents and caregivers to make and implement positive decisions necessary for their child. To contact Ms.Miranda, families may stop by the school during open hours, call her at (718) 402-3300 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BCSC will not tolerate harassment, intimidation, coercion, bullying, or cyberbullying that: (a) has or would have the effect of unreasonably and substantially interfering with a student's educational performance, opportunities or benefits, or mental, emotional or physical well-being; or (b) reasonably causes or would reasonably be expected to cause a student to fear for his/ her physical safety; or (c) reasonably causes or would reasonably be expected to cause physical injury or emotional harm to a student; or (d) occurs off school property and creates or would foreseeably create a risk of substantial disruption within the school environment, where it is foreseeable that the conduct, threats, intimidation or abuse might reach school property.
Acts of harassment, intimidation, coercion and bullying include, but are not limited to, those acts based on a person's actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, weight, economic status, or political beliefs. BCSC considers isolating another student on the basis of any of these actual or perceived statuses to be a form of harassment and bullying.
Gender means the actual or perceived sex of an individual and includes a person's gender identity or expression. Sexual Orientation means the actual or perceived heterosexuality, homosexuality or bisexuality. Cyberbullying means coercion, intimidation, harassment or bullying that occurs through any form of electronic communication or information technology, including, but not limited to, e-mail, instant messaging, blogs, chat rooms, pagers, cell phones, gaming systems and all forms of social media and websites.
The Dignity Care Act Coordinator at the BCSC is Carolyn Lashley, Director of Family and Student Support Services. Ms. Lashley may be reached at 718.402.3300 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
The BCSC is working harder than ever to ensure that our scholars receive intensive academic interventions and extended learning opportunities.