Birmingham Covington School (BCS)

BCS inspires students to lead in the global community through a passion for learning, innovating, and inquiry and design.

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  • Welcome to Birmingham Covington School

    OPEN HOUSE DECEMBER 6, 1:00-3:00pm

    The Birmingham Covington Districtwide 3-8 School (BCS) is a 3-8 districtwide school of choice for families residing in the Birmingham Public School District. It is designed to offer a clear choice in educational structure and philosophy to parents/guardians and children seeking a rigorous academic challenge. BCS has a special emphasis on comprehensive science and technology instruction based on the Association for the Advancement of Science report, Project 2061, and enGauge: 21st Century Skills.


    To better understand BCS, please review:

    https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KbNot5KTSZSBgEtN58y6GQ

    Are you ready to register for the BCS Lottery?

    Click BCS Lottery Registration Form to register your student(s) for the BCS Lottery. The link will be open for submissions starting at the Open House on December 6 through January 8, 2021. The deadline for registration is Friday, January 8 at 4:30pm. A form must be completed for each student being registered. You will receive a “Thank you for submitting the Application for BCS Lottery, 2021-2022 School Year!” confirmation after clicking the final submit button.

    A Day in the Life of BCS:

     

    Birmingham Covington School Virtual Tour:

    Every BCS learner will experience project-based learning with a focus on inquiry and design throughout their six years at BCS. Classes such as Engineering Technology, Engage and Thinkering Studio offer hands-on opportunities for students to demonstrate 21st Century skills both within the classroom and on a global scale.  BCS Choice Hour is an expanded day devoted to enrichment and additional learning experiences based on interests and abilities. There are opportunities for students in academics, academic competitions, academic support, technology, fine arts, the arts, clubs, community service, physical fitness and sports.

    Choice Hour

    Grades 3/4 Engage

    Engineering Technology

    BCS teachers deliver instruction in two-year academic cycles (grades 3/4, 5/6, and 7/8). Students typically remain with the same team of teachers for the duration of each two-year cycle allowing for continuity of instruction and familiarity with individual learning styles.

    2020-2021 Administration & Staff 

    Meet our 3/4 Teaching Team

    Mrs. Erica Maliszewski

    Mr. Tom Seley

    Mr. Morris Wallington

    Mrs. Lynne Parkin

    Mrs. Scarlet Butzin 

    Mr. Joe Liebson - Spanish

    Mr. Bill Johansson & Mr. Chris Manchester - Physical Education/Swimming 

    Learn More About BCS from the Acey Family!

     

    Looking for more information from our parents? 

    Please reach out to these BCS Families who are ready to answer your questions!

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  • BPS Saturday School

    We are happy to announce that the BPS Saturday School will once again be operating throughout the school year to offer academic support and tutoring for all BPS students grades K – 12.  Although we are currently operating virtually as a district, BPS Saturday School takes place every Saturday (excluding holidays and breaks) throughout the school year. Saturday School is normally hosted in the media center at Berkshire Middle School, but we are now operating virtually through Zoom from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. each Saturday on the following dates:


    November: 21
    December: 5, 12, 19
    January: 9, 22, 30
    February: 6, 27
    March: 6, 13, 20
    April: 10, 17, 24
    May: 1, 8, 15, 22

    The BPS Saturday School Coordinators will be working together with Groves’ NHS students as well as Oakland University student teachers to provide tutoring through Zoom and the use of “breakout rooms.” Our coordinators will be able to maneuver back and forth between breakout rooms to be able to monitor and support the tutorials.  Zoom Link:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2047672482?pwd=T3pVU1REUXZTN09NM1MvSSsrVTJiZz09

    Please visit the BPS Saturday School webpage to learn more and we hope to see you in this year’s virtual setting!  https://www.birmingham.k12.mi.us/domain/839

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  • Birmingham Covington School Virtual Open House, December 6, 1:00-3:00PM

    The BCS Virtual Open House is scheduled for December 6, 2020. If you would like to attend this virtual event, please fill out the BCS Virtual Open House Interest Form. We look forward to seeing you and sharing what BCS is all about!

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  • BCS Choice Hour Update

    BCS Choice Hour Updates

    • Since all grades will be following the virtual school schedule, the AM timeslot of Choice Hour will no longer be offered. Students who were registered for AM Choice Hours will need to re-submit a sign-up form by Sunday, November 15 at 11:59pm. These students will have the opportunity to sign up for PM time slot classes and begin starting Monday, November 16. The sign-up form and booklet have been updated to reflect the offerings. Some AM classes also have PM sections which we hope students participate in. Find the sign up here: https://www.birmingham.k12.mi.us/Page/6952
    • Currently enrolled students in PM choice hours can continue to participate as normal. If students registered for PM choice hour need to request a change, please do so on the Change Form by Sunday, November 15. 
    • Do you still need to sign up for Choice Hour?
    • Students can still sign up for Choice Hour, however, registrations will be accepted and processed on a rolling basis. You can find the choice hour descriptions and sign-up forms here: https://www.birmingham.k12.mi.us/Page/6952
    • You can find the current choice hour schedules based on initial sign up for Quarter II by clicking on Online Choice Hour Schedules (listed by student ID). Zoom Links can be found on the Choice Hour Zoom Links Document
    • Please direct any Choice Hour questions to Courtney Bassett at cbassett@birmingham.k12.mi.us
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  • BCS Picture Retake Day is POSTPONED.

    Due to the change in schedule, picture retake day is POSTPONED. We will update you as soon as a new date is set. Thank you for your patience!

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  • Material Pick Up

    Material pick up for ALL BCS VIRTUAL STUDENTS is the following:

    Thursday, 3:30-5pm and Friday, 11:15am-12:15pm

    There will not be any other distributions during the week. Teachers will communicate to students if there will be material to be picked up. Please adhere to mask protocols.    

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  • Pre-order Your Student's Meals for Pick-up During Remote Learning

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  • Noon Aides Needed for 2020-2021 School Year

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    Noon Aides are needed at BCS for the 2020-2021 School Year. Cafeteria/Playground Noon Aides monitor and supervise students eating in the cafeteria and provide consistent day-to-day care and supervision of children on the playground and cafeteria. Consider applying by contacting the Assistant Principal Jason Hill at jhill@birmingham.k12.mi.us. Click for List of Duties

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