September 26, 2019
Information on State Assessments
New Jersey school legislature requires schools to annually notify parents of standardized tests to be administered during the school year. Please click here for information of State assessments.
October is Dyslexia Awareness Month
October is Dyslexia Awareness Month. South Brunswick is committed to being a Dyslexia Friendly district with the ability to embrace and support the strengths and talents of our students with Dyslexia.
1 in 5 people may have indicators of Dyslexia. On October 15th, you may see educators wearing red shirts to bring attention to the 1 in 5 statistic.
In September of 2014, NJ passed three laws related to Dyslexia. In short, the law requires two hours of mandated training related to Dyslexia for appropriate school personnel; screening for any child who shows indicators of dyslexia or other reading disabilities early - by the end of the first semester of second grade with further comprehensive assessment and interventions to follow; and finally, Dyslexia is now identified in the New Jersey Special Education Code of Law under the classification category of Specific Learning Disability.
Currently, research shows that approximately 1 in 5 students may struggle in reading and writing. Early intervention can greatly increase success for such students.
Those who are dyslexic may experience difficulty with: learning letters and their sounds, decoding words, reading comprehension, written expression, grammar/mechanics, spelling, and rapid word retrieval.
Strengths for these students may include: verbal communication, visual arts, computer science, design, drama, electronics, mathematics, mechanics, music and/or sports.
If Dyslexia runs in your family or you have concerns about Dyslexia and your child, reach out to your child’s teacher or administrator.
Our district is very proud of our commitment to being a Dyslexia Friendly district. Our teachers created this video to showcase our commitment to supporting students with Dyslexia and other learning difference. You can see the video here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_Cpni_wZZynNkp2R0RUVTBSWGM/view?usp=sharing
In addition, our district was featured in New Jersey Family magazine (August 2017) in an article entitled, “Help! My Child Has Dyslexia” http://www.njfamily.com/Help-My-Child-Has-Dyslexia/
South Brunswick Parks and Recreation News
- South Brunswick Parks and Recreation presents a Bricks4Kidz after school programs for Grades K-4 at the South Brunswick Community Center, Woodlot Park, 124 New Road on Wednesdays from on October 9th – November 6th from 6:00 pm -7:15 pm. How would you like to turn your next Lego creation into a robot? Come join the fun to find out how! For more information, please click here.
- South Brunswick Parks and Recreation presents a Jr Chef after school programs for Grades K-5 at the South Brunswick Community Center, Woodlot Park, 124 New Road on Thursdays from on October 10th – November 7th from 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm. Learn to create YUMMY DIPS! For more information, please click here.
Please remember schools will not be in session on Monday, September 30th and
Tuesday, October 1st .