Dear Brooklyn Ascend Parents and Guardians,
Due to COVID-19 restrictions we have not had the opportunity to meet our new and returning families.  Please know we are looking forward to seeing you soon and are actively planning to safely welcome scholars back to school the week of August 16.   We are prepared to provide a safe and enriching environment to support your child’s learning. On this page you will find all the "Need to Knows" to prepare your scholar for school year 2021-2022. Please scroll down to view a welcome message, as well as forms and resources that will answer many of the questions you may have about the upcoming school year.

Thank you for choosing BACS to educate your child! 

Click HERE to view Brooklyn Ascend Lower School's 2021-2022 Calendar

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August Virtual  Family Orientations (Gr. K-4)

English   Spanish

Mon. August 2nd  - 5:00 pm - Gr. K-4

Wed. August 3rd - 5:00 pm - Gr. K-4

New school year family orientations are scheduled for Monday, August 2nd & Wednesday, August 3rd at 5:00 PM for all families - grades kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th.  

Please plan to attend one virtual orientation session to ensure you are informed for school year 2021-2022.


Summer Orientation Sessions

RingCentral Video Call Links:

Mon. 8/2 - Virtual Meeting Link

Tues. 8/3 - Virtual Meeting Link


August Virtual  Family Orientations (Gr. K-4)

July - August

Ascend scholars receive a summer packet and reading book to be completed prior to the first day of school.  Summer packet pick-up is scheduled from Fri. June 11 - Thurs. June 17.

Entering Kindergarten - Workbooks

K - books are not available for download

1st Grade Packet

2nd Grade Packet

3rd Grade Packet

4th Grade Packet

5th Grade Packet


August Virtual  Family Orientations (Gr. K-4)

May - July

School and movement uniforms are available for purchase from our online vendor, The League Brand.  Information on uniform purchases can be found on their website.

School Hours

1st Week of School:

Dismissal 1:00 PM

8/16 - Kindergarten 

8/18 - 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th 

Monday - Thursday

7:30 - Breakfast / Arrival

8:00 - School Begins

3:15 - Dismissal

Friday - Early Dismissal

7:30 - Breakfast / Arrival

8:00 - School Begins

1:00 - Dismissal

Supplies & Tech

Clean Daily Mask

  • A good mask option can be purchased from Amazon


  • A good  option can be purchased from Amazon

Water Bottle

Monetary Donation - $10 for school supplies

*Laptops are provided to each scholar by the school. 

Medical Forms

A 504 Form must be completed by your doctor and submitted to the nurse if your scholar needs to be administered medication during the school day.

SCHOLAR HEALTH SURVEY - Deadline Fri. July 30th 

School Year 21-22 Health Forms:

School Meals

BACS offers free breakfast and lunch daily 

Scholars may choose to bring their own breakfast & lunch 

Meals from home must be healthy, no junk food allowed in school

We are a peanut free school

* The School Food Meals Application will be released in July.

School Foods Letter: 

Health & Safety

Scholars must complete Daily Covid-19 Screening through the  Passport App Questionnaire & Temperature Screening.

See directions below on how to download the Passport health screening app: 

Written Instructions

Video Instructions

COVID-19 Testing Registration Directions

Daily Questionnaire:


Brooklyn Ascend Lower School does not  provide yellow school bus service. If your scholar's IEP indicated yellow bus service your child will receive Special Education bussing. 

However, we do provide Metrocards for scholars who are eligible. Eligibility is based on distance to the school and grade.


Ascend Public Charter Schools curriculum includes math, science, social studies, and English language arts.


In addition, every Ascend scholar participate in 3 - 4 specials classes which may include Dance, Physical Education, Art and Science. 

Scholar Laptop Login Directions

Google Classroom Login Directions


Our Student Service Coordinator will plan your scholar's mandated services based on your scholar’s Individual Education plan (IEP).

Please reach out to our Student Services Coordinator at A copy of your child's IEP can also be sent to Ms. Phillip.

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