The school principle is very involved and available both personally and professionally. She is involved in so many of the school activities and goes above and beyond to create a welcoming and happy place to learn. This leadership style ripples over all the teachers. Each teacher appears to watch to be there, that they love the children and their job. Discipline is dealt with privately and parents are called upon when necessary. The weekly principle corner letter and use of wiki are very useful resources to feel connected as a parent. Sometimes I wish I had more updates regarding my child's progress more frequently.
What stands out the most is the genuinely caring nature of all the teachers, the principal and the other administrators. Problems are communicated well and promptly to parents and solutions are inclusive of both parents and children, in my experience. As our family is of African-Canadian descent, I can honestly and gladly say that neither my children nor I have had not even one instance of feeling discriminated against nor unfair treatment. In fact, staff at BCA have told us again and again how pleased they are to have my children be a part o fathering school. In fact, due to some “financial constraints” that arose, my husband and I were not sure we would send out children back to BCA. However, one very heartfelt and caring email from one of the administrators changed all that, and we found a way to “make it work.”
The school Administration and leadership are very communicative. They know all the kids and parents by name. We receive weekly email updates as to what is happening in the school currently, and what we have to look forward to. We have never had an issue that needed resolution, but if we did I know that the administration would be open and available to discuss anything we needed.
Principle Crossing, the board and staff have all excelled in their leadership of the school. We have been so appreciative of the way in which we have been welcomed as a new family. Principal Crossing, board members and staff have been approachable and knowledgable when we have needed to connect with them regarding school matters. There have been no significant discipline issues that have impacted our family this year but we have been very satisfied with the intention of school leaders to foster an environment of safety and respect for our kids. Communication has been a highlight - we feel like we are receiving the best communication we have had from any of our previous school experiences with weekly communications from the Principal and lots of updates via web classrooms, email, and social media that keep us up to speed on things happening at BCA.