Welcome to Saturday School!
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. All K-12 Birmingham Public School students and parents are welcome to join.
What is Saturday School?
In partnership with the Birmingham African American Family Network, Birmingham Public Schools provides tutoring for students who need help in any grade level, and in any academic area. We ask for a $3 donation to help us provide snacks for the students. Each session begins with a guest motivational speaker and/or a welcoming activity led by the Saturday School coordinators. From about 9:15-10:55, each student will be paired with a tutor. At 10:55, we bring the whole group back together for five minutes to discuss what students learned for the day. We believe firmly in creating a caring community of learners at each and every Saturday School. All K-12 BPS students are welcome to receive tutoring for ALL subject areas. We can’t wait to see you on Saturdays!
COVID 19 Update - This year Saturday School will be taking place virtually due to our need to socially distance. 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. We hope to see you in this year’s virtual setting.
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2047672482?pwd=T3pVU1REUXZTN09NM1MvSSsrVTJiZz09
Saturday School Dates 2020-2021
Saturday School sessions for the 2020-2021 school year:
December: 5, 12, 19
January: 9, 22, 30
February: 6, 27
March: 6, 13, 20
April: 10, 17, 24
May: 1, 8, 15, 22
How do I sign up?
At this time, there is no sign up needed to attend Saturday School. While we remain virtual, Saturday School participants and/or volunteer tutors can simply click on the Zoom link between 9 am – 11 am to join us.