Message from Administration on #ENOUGH student walkout

March 13, 2018

Dear Parents/ Guardians,

The horrific school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 14, 2018, has profoundly affected communities across the country and many young people feel spurred to take action.

Young people, through actions like civil disobedience and peaceful protest, have been at the forefront of many movements and struggles for justice in our city’s and our nation’s history, and we recognize that many of our own students may similarly decide to engage in forms of discourse and protest in response to the tragic event in Parkland.

We have been made aware that some students are planning to participate in what is being called “#ENOUGH National School Walkout” to be held on Wednesday, March 14 at 10:00 AM. The walkout is scheduled to be 17 minutes long to commemorate the 17 parkland victims.

While we support students participating in civic engagement and exercising their First Amendment rights, we want to remind you that regular classroom schedules will continue as usual and that the safety of our Bronx Latin students is our number one priority.  Bronx Latin is not encouraging students to leave the school campus due to safety concerns.

If students are planning to attend events after the 17 minutes or leave the campus, they will be considered absent from the classes they miss.  

Regards,

Administration

Bronx Latin

Welcome Back Students!

Welcome back to Bronx Latin students! We hope that you had a restful and productive summer vacation. We are looking forward to another great year here at Bronx Latin! As we start our school year – here is some advice from some of your teachers

“Every year is a new chance at recreating yourself, so use this chance wisely” – Ms. Ho Sang

“Never give up when it gets hard because that’s when you’re actually learning. Fake it til you make it. If life is hard for you at home and you don’t take care of what you need at school it’s going to make it harder- don’t forget that getting your education is the ticket to a better life.” – Ms. Silva

“Disregard the noise around you- honor your own true selves” – Mr. Wood

 

Resources for Bronx Latin Parents

Bronx Latin parents have been asking the school for multiple resources for students beyond academics in the classroom. Here are some resources to help you!

Urban Health Plan Clinic – located on the 1st floor of Bronx Latin. Did you know that we have a full service clinic with real doctors and even dentists available to all students on the 1st floor of the building? All you need to do is make sure that you have filled out the consent paperwork and your child is eligible. If interested please send your student to get the paperwork from Ms. Rosario in room 426.

Health Information Tool for Empowerment: The Health Information Tool for Empowerment is an online directory offering information on more than 5,000 health and social services available to low-income, uninsured, and underinsured individuals in the Greater New York area. HITE helps people connect to vital community services quickly and easily. The directory offers information on community services throughout all of New York City and Long Island in the following categories: Dental & Optical, Financial Assistance, Health Care & Medicine, Immigrant Support, Mental Health & Substance Abuse, School, Youth & Family Services, Social Services, Transportation, and Wellness & Prevention.

Mobile Crisis Unit: A mobile crisis team is an interdisciplinary team of mental health professionals (e.g., nurses, social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, mental health technicians, addiction specialists, peer counselors). Teams operate under the auspices of voluntary agencies and municipals hospitals. They respond to persons in the community, usually visiting them at home, although their mandate allows them to make contact at other locations. Mobile crisis teams serve any person in New York City who is experiencing, or is at risk of, a psychological crisis, and who requires mental health intervention and follow up support to overcome resistance to treatment. Mobile crisis teams usually are called by family members, neighbors, friends, landlords, clergy or other person(s) concerned about an individual. Mobile Crisis Team staff provide a range of services including assessment, crisis intervention, supportive counseling, information and referrals, linkage with appropriate community based mental health services for ongoing treatment, and follow up. Teams will arrange transportation to emergency rooms if further psychiatric and/or medical assessment and care is indicated.

GED and ESL classes for parents – tuition free at Banana Kelly! Click here to learn more – GED Flyer.