Back to School 2018

Enroll Now!
 
Are you new to Brooklyn Center Community Schools? Now is the time to enroll! While we accept enrollment applications all year, families should enroll as soon as possible so we can plan accordingly for the fall.

Please contact our enrollment coordinator Jody Rossi at 763-561-2120 to begin the enrollment process. To complete your enrollment application, please bring a birth certificate, immunization record and proof of residency.

We look forward to your family joining #CentaurNation!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

We are excited to welcome students back for the 2018-2019 school year! Let's make it a great year and be sure your family attends the following events:

6th Grade Orientation – Tuesday, August 21 at 5-7 p.m.

Students transitioning from fifth to sixth grade will be introduced to middle school expectations and opportunities through a variety of activities. Families are encouraged to attend with their incoming sixth grade student.

9th Grade Orientation – Thursday, August 23 at 5-7 p.m.

Students transitioning from eighth to ninth grade will be introduced to high school expectations and opportunities. The goal is to help students and families see how high school differs from their middle school experience and prepare students for college and career opportunities after high school.

Open Houses and Community Schools Fair – Monday, August 27

4-6 p.m. at Earle Brown Elementary
5-7 p.m. at Brooklyn Center Middle and High Schools
5-7 p.m. at the Early College Academy

Families and students will meet school staff, get their schedule, find their classroom and more! School partners and community organizations will also be available to connect and meet with families. 

Stay Connected

Throughout the school year, we will connect with families  in a variety of ways. In order to stay connected, we need all families to update their information. Please login to ParentVue to update your contact information. This includes your primary phone number, emergency phone numbers, email address and household address. We will also ask families to opt-in to receive text messages. If you need access to ParentVue, please email Debbie Beach at dbeach@brookcntr.k12.mn.us and include your student’s name, grade and school they will attend in the fall.

Photo Policy

Brooklyn Center Community Schools has an opt-out policy for sharing directory information. Directory information includes the district being able to photograph or videotape your student for marketing and informational materials.

New for the 2018-2019 school year, if you do not want your student’s photo shared in marketing or information materials or be included in the school yearbook, please write a letter to your student’s principal indicating that you don’t want their photo shared anywhere.

School Supply Lists

Click here to view the school supply list for Earle Brown Elementary.

Click here to view the school supply list for Brooklyn Center Middle and High School STEAM.

Bright Start Child Care

Need child care this school year? Bright Start child care services is a fee-based before and after school program for students in grades PreK-5. To register and for other information, please call Rashawn Williams at 763-450-3398.

TRANSPORTATION

Here Comes the Bus mobile app

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Brooklyn Center Community Schools launched an innovative app to keep students safe and families in the loop. The Here Comes the Bus mobile app allows students and families to know when their assigned school bus has entered the neighborhood. With a customizable map, users can see in real time exactly where their child’s bus is located. Users can also customize the Here Comes the Bus app to send notifications when the bus is near or if there has been a schedule change.

The app is free to download and is available in the Apple App Store or in the Google Play store.

Bus Route Information

Student route information will be mailed to addresses on yellow postcards the week of August 20. If you don’t receive your route information by Wednesday, August 22, please contact the Transportation Office at 763-450-3386 x1201.

School Bus Safety

Families are encouraged to review bus saftey guidelines with their student before the start of the school year:

  • Remain seated at all times
  • Legs facing forward, and not in the aisles
  • Wait for the driver’s signal prior to crossing the road
  • Use the handrails when getting on and off the bus
  • If you miss the bus, don’t run towards or after it
  • Keep your hands to yourself
  • Be courteous to other riders
  • No eating or drinking on the bus
  • Listen to and respect your driver
  • Be at your bus stop at minimum five minutes prior to your pick up time
  • No horseplay at the bus stop
  • Keep voice volume to reasonable level
MEET OUR NEW PRINCIPALS

Randy Koch hired as next principal of Earle Brown Elementary

Randy Koch has been selected as the next principal of Earle Brown Elementary (EBE). Koch is a passionate school leader focused on developing relationships and connections with students, staff and families. Koch is replacing Callie Lalugba, who resigned from the position effective June 30, 2018.

“Randy believes so strongly in the potential of Earle Brown Elementary and the need to partner with families to create an environment where students thrive,” said superintendent Baker. “He is a leader focused on relationships and he has devoted the lion’s share of his career to the development of Earle Brown.”

Koch was the principal of the Early College Academy, where he has served since May 2013. But Koch’s time in BCCS started long before that. He was previously a member of the EBE community for 28 years, including principal for 17 years. In total, he has worked in our district for 33 years.

“Going back to Earle Brown, where I started my career, I feel like I’m coming home, to a place I’ve always loved,” Koch said. “I want to create a school environment that is focused on building relationships and trust between
students, families and staff. Our students deserve a school experience that is focused on their success. Our staff members should have the opportunity to work in a wonderful place they’re excited to go to every day. Our families will benefit from a school that is committed to their child’s education.”

Randy Koch

Josh Fraser named principal of BCS

Joshua Fraser has been selected as the next principal of Brooklyn Center Middle and High Schools STEAM (BCS). He was most recently the interim principal.

Fraser is a 12-year veteran of Brooklyn Center Community Schools (BCCS) and replaces Dr. Carly Baker, who was selected as the superintendent of BCCS in December 2017.

Fraser began his career in BCCS as a middle school social studies teacher, then a technology teacher and an
International Baccalaureate specialist teacher. He has also served as a middle school dean and as assistant principal for over four years. He also worked at the Brooklyn Center Early College Academy.

“I have complete faith in Josh’s commitment to Brooklyn Center students and families and I know he is the right
person to lead Brooklyn Center STEAM forward,” said superintendent Baker.

Josh Fraser