District Weekly News

April 15, 2021

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING TONIGHT, THURSDAY, APRIL 15TH

Our next board meeting will be tonight, Thursday, April 15th at 7:00 p.m. 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.
  • Anyone who will be attending in-person 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.
  • If you would like to make a public comment at the meeting, please click on the following link to register whether in-person or online. April 15th BOE Registration Link


We hope you can join us virtually at that time.

MAY 28TH EMERGENCY CLOSING DAY STATUS

Absent of some unforeseen emergency closing, please be advised that as of today, schools will be closed on Friday, May 28th as this is listed on our District Calendar as an Emergency Make-up day.


This year we only needed to use one of our emergency closing days. Therefore, schools will be in session on Tuesday, June 1st.

TAKE YOUR CHILD TO WORK DAY INFORMATION - APRIL 22ND, 2021

Take Your Child to Work is still an opportunity this year for students to accompany a parent/guardian to the workplace. By design the goal is to highlight occupations to spark student interest. This year, Take Your Child to Work is observed on Thursday, April 22, 2021. The South Brunswick School District follows the NJDOE guidelines to code students in Grades 3-12 as an excused absence. Students below Grade 3 that choose to participate would be marked absent. You need to follow school procedures to report your child's absence.

NJSLA TESTING UPDATE

Before Spring Break we shared with you that the NJSLA test would begin in May pending a waiver from the US Department of Education. The New Jersey Department of Education has informed us that the NJSLA will not be administered this Spring.


However, the State did not waive the following standardized tests and therefore, they will be administered as planned.

  • ACCESS for English Language Learners in Kindergarten-Grade 12 (4/5/21-6/11/21)

  • DLM (Dynamic Learning Maps) for identified students with IEPs in Grades 3-9 &11 (4/5/21-6/11/21)


In September, you will receive additional information about the New Jersey Start Strong Assessments that will be administered in the Fall 2021.

NJ SCHOOL PERFORMANCE REPORTS

The School Performance Reports reflect the NJDOE's extensive efforts to engage with parents, students, and school communities and share the information that is most valuable in providing a picture of overall school performance. Please click here to read a letter for all families regarding release of the 2019-2020 School Performance Reports.

SB Reads

At our March 25th Board of Education meeting the winners of our SB Reads were announced. Please click here to view a video showcasing all of the winning entries from each school.

16th Annual Joanne Kerekes Student Art Gallery

For the continued health and safety of our community, the 16th Annual Joanne Kerekes Student Art Gallery will be a virtual event this year, available for viewing on our district website (sbschools.org) Friday, April 30th through the end of the school year.


We are thrilled to continue this annual tradition to celebrate the "best of the best" of our student artists across the district. Even through the challenges of remote and hybrid instruction, they have not stopped creating and their work is nothing short of phenomenal. Join us in celebrating them as well as our art specialists on April 30th. Click here for this year's flyer courtesy of SBHS Senior, Kristina Quiba.

SBSD RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF THE 2021 BEST COMMUNITIES FOR MUSIC EDUCATION BY THE NAMM Foundation

South Brunswick School District has been recognized as one of the 2021 Best Communities for Music Education by the NAMM Foundation. In its 22nd year, the Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students. South Brunswick is 1 of 41 districts in NJ and 1 of 686 school districts across the nation receiving this prestigious honor. https://www.nammfoundation.org/articles/bcme-2021-districts


Thank you and congratulations to our incredible music staff for the outstanding work and unwavering dedication that you do each and every day to engage, inspire, and enlighten our music students. Also, a big shout out to our students for all of their hard work and dedication making our music program the outstanding one that it is.

CHARTWELL'S MEAL UPDATE

Please click here for updates and information regarding Chartwells' Dining Services .

Congratulations to all of our Educators and Educational Support Persons of the Year!!

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