BSCTA News Archive

  • Happy Labor Day

    This year, Labor Day looks a lot different for many of us. The usual activities-the parades, backyard barbecues, and gatherings with friends and families-will be muted, postponed or canceled altogether.     But Labor Day always has meant more than just social events. It's a day to honor and...
  • Working for an Equitable Solution

    The BSCTA has been working tirelessly to protect our members' jobs and to reopen our schools safely in September. This is an important issue and we are working with the District to come up with a solution that protects our members. While there is a lot of news floating around out there, I encourage...
  • PAC Update

    07.28.2020/Political Action
    AFT has been working with NYSUT and affiliates from across the country in spreading the word that our members, families, students, and legislators need to advocate in support of the stimulus money called the HEROES Act (Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act).   The HEROES Act...
  • Upcoming NYSUT Certification Webinars

    07.27.2020/General News
    While we still need to adhere to social distancing and avoid large gatherings, the Suffolk Regional Office will be hosting virtual meetings and workshops over the summer.  Below are links for two certification workshops which will be held on August 6th and 13th from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  Please...
  • The End of a Crazy School Year

    What a year! When we started in September, no one would have thought that the year would have ended this way. Over the past few months, our teachers have come together in a way that would have seemed impossible earlier in the year. Even through all of the chaos, you adapted to distance learning and...
  • BSCTA Scholarship Winners

    06.17.2020/General News
    On Tuesday, June 16th, the BSCTA presented 22 scholarships to our BSHS Seniors, totaling $12,000. The presentations were made via Google Hangouts, with the students and their parents in attendance. It is always an honor to present these awards, but it was extra special this year. The BSCTA has...
  • PAC Update

    05.19.2020/Political Action
    We hope this email finds everyone safe, well and healthy. Last week, we informed you about the NYSUT Member Action Center, and encouraged you to sign up if you were not already. It is a great way to stay informed, educated and connected with NYSUT's political action, while advocating for your...
  • COVID-19 OSHA FAQ

    05.15.2020/COVID-19
    Will staff be provided with masks and gloves? Executive orders require employers to provide them.  Social Distancing: Should members be alone in the classroom? This would be the best practice. One member per room and social distancing when elsewhere. Review the social distancing fact sheet we have...
  • 7 O'clock Salute in Bay Shore

    04.11.2020/Community
      With BSFD we will #ClapBecauseWeCare This is a special message specifically for members who live in Bay Shore with the hope that efforts will spread to districts across Long Island.  This Sunday at 7 PM, in coordination with the Bay Shore Fire Department, other Teachers Unions on Long Island,...
  • Union and District Updates

      We hope this message finds you and your family safe and healthy.  Once again, we want you to know that you are not alone in this brand new journey of distance learning.  We are all in this together and we want to thank you for all of the hard work and professionalism that you continue to...
  • Ten Things that Have Been Done

    03.25.2020/COVID-19
      With the shutdown of our schools, I know that many people have questions. Here is what the BSCTA is working on and has been concentrating on over the past few days. 1. The Union and administration are in constant contact. There has never been a lapse in communication between the two parties...
  • Protecting our Health and Safety

    03.13.2020/COVID-19
    Below is a letter that will be sent to our elected officials pressuring them to follow the guidelines of numerous other states and close all schools. The letter is being signed by a number of local union Presidents from across Long Island. We are working hard to put the pressure on our elected...
  • Benefits of Being a BSCTA Member

    As members of the BSCTA, there are certain benefits that are available to you. We recently updated a number of these benefits, including the 2020 form to apply for a scholarship from the Long Island Teachers Benevolent Fund. This scholarship is available to graduating...
  • PAC Update: Deadline to Change Party Registration Before Primary is Friday

    02.13.2020/Political Action
    Every 4 years, our nation gears up to elect or re-elect our Commander-in-Chief, the President of the United States. With Iowa and New Hampshire recently awarding delegates, one could conclude that the race is on. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation on Thursday, 9/26/2019 that gives New...
  • BSCTA Adopts a Highway

    02.12.2020/Community
    The BSCTA has officially "adopted" Third Ave in Bay Shore from Union Blvd to Sunrise Highway. We look forward to keeping our town clean and making it safer for our students to walk to and from their destinations.
  • BSCTA Wins NYSUT Community Service Award

    02.11.2020/General News
    Below is a letter that our local received informing the BSCTA that we have won a NYSUT Community Service Award. Thank you to everyone who participated in our events over the past year.     Congratulations on the selection of your local as a NYSUT Community Service Award winner.  The selection of...

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