Friday Letter

June 14, 2019

Dear Afya Families,

At the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners meeting on May 28, 2019, the Board approved the renaming of Afya Public Charter School and Brehms Lane Public Charter School. Effective July 1, 2019, we will be The Belair-Edison School! The elementary grades will remain at the campus at 3536 Brehms Ln. and the middle grades will remain at the campus at 2800 Brendan Ave.

Thanks to all of the families, community members, teachers and staff, and students who have been involved in this new beginning. In the coming days, through letters home to families and social media outreach, we will be giving lots of updates about The Belair-Edison School. Questions can be answered by checking out the FAQs on our website here or by reaching out to Principal Slayton or Principal Halsey.

Starting this summer, all uniform shirts and hoodies available for purchase will have the new name and logo. Students will still be able to wear old uniforms, too. Here’s the new logo! 

The belair-editson School logo

This week, I’d like to celebrate Mr. Tony Jenkins. Mr. Jenkins teaches 7th and 8th humanities and serves as a 7th grade advisor. Mr. Jenkins joined us in the Fall of 2017, at a time when we needed an educator who would have the tenacity to step into classes that had already been running fTony Jenkins, 7th-8th Humanities and 7th Grade Advisoror two months. Mr. Jenkins did just that. Within weeks, his classes were running as they would have had he been here at the beginning of the year. Mr. Jenkins is committed to student growth – a topic he consistently discusses with his students. He has also participated in after school programming, including Cr8, a writing initiative created by two Afya alumni who are now in college. Sadly, Mr. Jenkins will be leaving us this year to return to North Carolina. We, his Afya family, wish him and his family all the best.   

Thursday, June 20, is the last day of school for students. I am excited about the work that our staff and students have done all year. I will write over the summer with details about the next school year including uniform order dates and school supplies. If you are not on our email list yet, please reach out to me and I will add you to the list.
Thank you for all your support this year.

Be well,

Tiffany Halsey