At Bay City Academy and North Central Academy, we strive to keep our families and students informed of the events, cancellations, and other important happenings. We utilize lots of different methods to help ensure the messages get into the right hands. With that goal in mind, we are implementing a new system – SchoolMessenger.

The SchoolMessenger notification service is able send important information to families through phone calls, emails, and text messages. You may have already received some phone messages from us. Below are some important notifications about this service:

1. This service uses the telephone numbers and email addresses that are in PowerSchool (our student records system). Please make sure to notify us of any changes to your phone number or email so that we can ensure you continue to receive important communications.

2. Starting November 9th, 2015, we will be automating phone calls regarding absences. Once morning attendance has been take, the system will place the calls, starting at 9:00 am. for any student with an unexcused absence.

3. This service has the ability to send text/SMS messages to cellular phones. Federal government regulations require that you Opt-In to receive messages from BCA and NCA. Please review the information below regarding this process.


To comply with wireless carrier requirements and protect against unsolicited text messages, you will receive a text/SMS message to the wireless cell phone number that the district has on file requesting that you opt in to receive important information from the district via text/SMS message.

The message you receive will be similar to the following:
      "Bay City Academy messages. Reply Y for aprx
       3 msgs/mo. Txt HELP 4 info. Msg&data rates
       may apply. Visit"

So that you can continue to receive these important messages from BCA and NCA, we encourage you to reply with "Y" or "Yes" or "OPTIN" when you receive this verification message.
To opt out of all text messages from SchoolMessenger, visit or reply with STOP to the opt-in message that you receive. If you opt in, but decide to opt out later on, you may also reply "STOP" to any message or send "STOP" to 68453.


Standard text messaging rates may apply. Bay City Academy and North Central Academy are not responsible for charges that may be incurred for sending or receiving text messages. Check with your wireless carrier for possible charges.

We continually take strides to improve our schools for the benefit of our students, parents, and community. As part of determining the needs, we are asking our students, parents, staff, and community members to complete surveys about BCA. Below are links for the parent and community surveys, relating to each of our Bay City campuses.

Parent Surveys - to be completed by parents and/or guardians of students currently attending BCA.

Farragut Campus -

Madison Arts Campus -

Community Surveys - to be completed by members of our community whom do not have direct involvement (students attending) with BCA.

Farragut Campus -

Madison Arts Campus -

Thank you for your feedback and comments, it is greatly appreciated.

BCA has several culminating events coming up.

November 3, 5:00 
Third and Fourth Grades - students will demonstrate their learning with experiments in electric circuits, wind energy and heat energy.

November 19, 6:00 pm
First and Second Grades - Cooking with Math - students will follow recipes to create dishes to enjoy with their families.

December 14 to 18
Kindergarten - the students will be selling homemade Christmas and holiday crafts.


Bay City Academy Board of Directors


A special meeting of the Bay City Academy Board of Directors will be held on Thursday, October 8th at 3:00 pm in the Office of the Principal at the Farragut Campus of Bay City Academy, 301 N. Farragut St, Bay City MI 48708.


Free Reading and Writing Workshop

National award-winning author and Bay City native, Jeffery Schatzer, will be presenting a Reading & Writing Workshop on September 29, 2015 at Bay City Academy's Madison Arts Campus, 400 N. Madison, Bay City.

Mr. Schatzer is best known for his historical fiction chapter books “Professor Tuesday” Series and pictures books, “The Bird in Santa’s Beard” and “The Runaway Garden”. The workshop is FREE and will take place from 5:30-6:30 PM. All are welcome to attend.

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