School & Student News

School updates and looking forward to 2021

2020 has posed many challenges for us all. While we all continue to navigate our lives in the midst of a Pandemic we at New York School of the Bible are looking ahead to 2021. Our staff continues to evaluate class offerings, registration processes, tuition cost, and student and faculty feedback in order to improve.


Registration policy changes

One way the school is adapting is by no longer allowing enrollment on the first day of class and into the second week of class. This change is to allow the school office to process the online enrollment and communicate with the faculty who will in turn be able to communicate course and zoom information to the students prior to the start of class. Below are the registration dates for the remainder of the year. No late registrations will be accepted.


Winterim

Register Here (Closes Dec. 21)

Registration Open : 

November 16th at 12.a.m - Dec. 21 at 11:59 p.m.

Classes Begin :

Monday, January 4, 2021

 

Note: Offices will be closed Dec.21st -Jan 3rd.  


Spring 1 

Register Here (Starting Dec. 26th)

Registration Open : 

Dec. 26th at 12.a.m - January 26th at 11:59 p.m.

Classes Begin :

February 1 , 2020

 

Note: The Office will be closed Dec.21st -Jan 3rd. 


Spring 2 

Register Here (Starting March 1)

Registration Open : 

March 1st at 12.a.m - March 30th at 11:59 p.m.

Classes Begin :

April 5th, 2020


Summer

Register Here (starting May 1)

Registration Open : 

May 1st at 12.a.m - June 1st at 11:59 p.m.

Classes Begin :

June 7, 2020

 

Note: The Office will be closed Monday, May 31st.  


Additional changes that we are looking forward to in 2021:

More communication 

As we are adapting and making changes in hopes of serving the students, staff, and faculty we are committed to keeping you updated as much as possible. NYSB will maintain clear and frequent communication through emails (From both Black baud and Touchpoint), videos, and website updates. Please, be sure to check your spam folder and mark us as safe so that no information gets missed. You can also contact nysb@cbcnyc.org if you need to update or add your email to our distribution list. 

Upgrading the Blackbaud Student Portal 

Students have been able to access their transcripts from the Black baud student portal for a number of years. However, the current student portal is out of date and is in need of an expensive upgrade due to its very limited function. We are thankful that we were able to use the Calvary Baptist Church database (Touchpoint) for registration processing. However, we know that Touchpoint has been a challenge for many students, staff, and faculty so we are excited to announce that the Lord has provided the finances and NYSB has begun the Blackbaud upgrade process.

Blackbaud is a web-based School Data Management and Enrollment system that will streamline the student experience and allow the student to enroll, pay tuition, access class syllabus and zoom information, contact the instructors, see past classes and keep track of their progress to a certificate or diploma, view the academic schedule, view and print transcripts, take exams and view school announcements. 

Instructors will be able to view and contact students, post exams, notes, grades, and zoom links. 

In order to not cause an interruption in the middle of the academic year we will begin launching our new all-in-one system starting in the Fall 1 term 2021. This will allow us more time to ensure that staff, students, and faculty all receive training prior to the start of classes.  We will host a live orientation and training for both students and faculty over the summer. The training will be also be recorded and posted to the online student bulletin board. We will send login information to existing students, and provide training videos and helpful hints along the way. 

We are thankful the Lord has allowed the school to get this upgrade when we need it most. It is a blessing and His timing is perfect.