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Superintendent's Message

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Dr. Theodore Caleris

Dear Brooklyn City Schools Families,

It is with a profound sense of Hurricane Pride that I write to announce the debut of a new and exciting video celebrating the Tradition, Pride, and Excellence of the Brooklyn City Schools! This video spotlight features interviews with all members of our school community, including students, teachers, staff, administrators, parents, and community members, and highlights the diverse educational and co-curricular opportunities offered to our students. Brooklyn families can learn more about these and many other exciting opportunities offered by the district by watching the new video spotlight on the district’s YouTube channel

As we approach the start of the second grading period, I want to acknowledge our staff, students, and families for a successful start to the school year. I have watched our students transition back to school this year with relative ease, at the same time being successful academically and contributing outside of the classroom. I am excited for the many fall and winter activities that make this time of year so special for our students, staff, and families. 

Here are some important dates as we move towards the busy winter season:

October 13                             Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences

October 14                             NEOEA Day - No School for Students/Staff

October 17                             Inservice Day - No School for Students

November 7                           End of First Grading Period

November 8                           Inservice/Election Day - No School for Students

November 23 - 25                 Thanksgiving Break - No School for Students/Staff

December 19 - January 2      Winter Break - No School for Students/Staff

January 3                              Classes Resume from Winter Break 


As we begin to prepare for the inclement weather season, please make sure your contact information has been updated in Final Forms. Communication about school closings related to inclement weather will be sent to families via email and text message. 

Wishing our entire Brooklyn school community a safe and successful fall season!


Dr. Theodore Caleris, Superintendent
Brooklyn City Schools


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