District Weekly News

February 11, 2021

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING THIS EVENING, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11TH WILL BE IN-PERSON

Our next board meeting will be tonight, Thursday, February 11th and will be in-person. Due to the Governor’s executive order limiting indoor capacity to 25% of space capacity, no more than 80 members of the public will be able to attend in-person. To help manage this, please read the following:

  • Please note, the meeting will also be online and you can join prior to the start of the meeting by clicking on the following link: https://www.sbschools.org/board_of_education/meetings/agendas__minutes_and_videos. Information on how to join the meeting will also be available on the South Brunswick School District website at www.sbschools.org on the banner.
  • We are asking that anyone planning to attend in-person please register online in advance so that we can make sure we are prepared for the size of the crowd. Anyone attending must wear a mask at all times and perform a pre-admittance self-evaluation, inclusive of a temperature check at the door. Anyone who does not comply will be turned away at the door.
  • We ask that you arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of the meeting.
  • The Board will accept public comments in-person and online.
  • Please click on the following link to register if you plan on attending in-person or would like to make a public comment whether in-person or online. February 11th BOE Registration Link

At this meeting, we will be honoring our National Merit Semi-Finalists along with an educator who inspired them. We hope you can join us virtually at that time.

NEWS FROM OUR BRIDGE CENTER

The BRIDGE Center is excited to announce that the Rutgers Children's Center for Resilience and Trauma Recovery will be presenting two virtual QPR (Question, Persuade, Respond) trainings. QPR's mission is to reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training. The afternoon time slot is geared toward staff and evening for parents. Please click here for more information.


Dates:

Thursday, February 25th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 3rd from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Please click on the following link to Register for QPR - *zoom link will be shared with registrants prior to each session.

SOUTH BRUNSWICK PARKS AND RECREATION NEWS - CHESS WIZARDS FOR GRADES 1-6

South Brunswick Parks & Recreation announces a NEW online CHESS program for Grades 1 – 6 on Wednesdays starting March 3. CHESS WIZARDS classes and lessons are based around their original, fun, and high-energy Chess Wizards curriculum. Regardless of a child’s ability Chess Wizards makes chess fun for all! For more information, please click here for more information.

Chartwells Information

Please click here for updated lunch information.


Also, please remember that Chartwells Dining Services is now providing snacks for families that receive meals. One of the state requirements is for the district to offer enrichment activities. Please click here for the February calendar of enrichment activities.

WINTER PARENT ACADEMY SERIES INFORMATION

For those who couldn't make our first Winter Parent Academy Series on Social Justice, please click on the following link to view a recording of the January 28th workshop:


https://videoplayer.telvue.com/player/wLxG13-ZqUKHD7csDRSPQnZyL6Fkk_SG/media/617419


Our next session in our Winter Series "Social Justice by Level" will be geared toward either the elementary, middle, or high school level and will address introduction to social justice, culturally affirming literature and having conversations with your child. Participants will have an opportunity to explore two of the three topics. Every session will be from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. via Zoom. Please click on the following links to register. The Elementary level took place on February 9th.


MIDDLE: TUESDAY, 2/23

HIGH SCHOOL: TUESDAY, 3/9


Each participant will receive a copy of one of the titles below, compliments of SBEA!


This Book is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell

The Skin You Live In by Michael Tyler



ONE ADDITIONAL PARENT ACADEMY..


Making Your Child's Gaming Interest an Ally on Thursday, February 18th, 2021 via Zoom at 7:00 p.m. Please click here for additional information.


Click here to register.

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Please remember while we are in this new Hybrid model - Wednesdays will be early release days.

EXCITING NEWS TO SHARE...

RECIPIENT OF THE 2020 AP COMPUTER SCIENCE FEMALE DIVERSITY AWARD

We are recipients of the College Board’s 2020 AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award for expanding young women’s access to AP Computer Science. This award acknowledges 1,119 schools for their work toward equal gender representation during the 2019-20 school year – nearly 37% more than the 818 schools recognized last year. We are one of only 831 schools to be recognized for achieving this important result in CSP (Computer Science Principles). Way to go!!

Schools will not be in session on Monday, February 15th in observance of Presidents' Day...

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SEE BELOW FOR ADDITIONAL RESOURCES