District Weekly News

March 3, 2022

BOARD RETREAT TONIGHT, THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2022

Please remember that our Board Retreat is tonight, Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 6:15 p.m. at the Board Administrative Office at 231 Black Horse Lane in the 2nd floor conference room. All are welcome to attend and like board meetings, this retreat will be streamed live and can be accessed on the website prior to the start of the meeting at www.sbschools.org. Please click here for more information.

COVID UPDATES

The following COVID update will be effective March 7, 2022. Please refer to the Covid-19 Updates link below to view all updates to our Parent COVID FAQ. When necessary, we will provide revisions to our FAQ in that link.


We are no longer quarantining for any student travel whether domestic or international effective March 7, 2022

NJSLA UPDATE

Earlier this year, we distributed the Annual Assessment Notification about standardized testing in our district. It included testing windows, but it was too early to share specific dates. At this time we wanted to make sure all families had the most current NJSLA Family Calendar 2022. As we get closer to the April dates, your child’s school will share additional information with you.

EDUCATOR AND EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT PERSON OF THE YEAR

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Please click here for information on our Educator and Educational Support Person of the Year Recognition Program. Our educators and educational support people are our silver linings and

we hope you will consider celebrating one (or more!) of our faculty with a nomination letter. Educators include content/grade-level teachers, special education teachers, and all educational specialists. Educational Support People include secretaries, custodians, bus drivers and paraprofessionals.


Submissions can be made online at https://tinyurl.com/SBSDnominate or via email to Rachel.Kolibas@sbschools.org. You can also mail submissions to our Administrative Office at 231 Black Horse Lane, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852 to the attention of Rachel Kolibas.


Please note that submissions must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 17th.

MARCH PHYSICAL ACTIVITY CALENDARS

Please click here to view the body and mind activity calendars for the month of March in both English and Spanish. These calendars are also listed on our District website.

COME OUT AND SUPPORT PROJECT GRADUATION

Please click here for information on SBHS Project Graduation's Dine to Donate fundraiser. On Monday, March 7th Pizza Delizia will donate 15% of all purchase made that day to help support Project Graduation.

PLAYA BOWLS DONATING PROCEEDS TO SBHS ROBOTICS

Please help the IOWA teams who are headed to the Robotics Nationals in April. On Saturday, March 12th Playa Bowls will donate 15% of proceeds to SBHS Robotics. Please click here for additional information.

VIKING CHEERLEADING CLINIC - GRADES K-8 ONLY

Please click here for information on a cheerleading clinic being offered on Saturday, April 23rd at SBHS for grades K-8 only.

FREE BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL CLINIC OFFERED BY THE SBAA - grades K-5

The South Brunswick Athletic Association Police Athletic League is offering a free baseball and softball clinic on March 12th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for grades Kindergarten to 5th grade.

Please click here for more information.

CROSSROADS STUDENTS PLACE FOR STATE COMPETITION IN GEOGRAPHY BEE EXAM

Congratulations to all students who competed in the Online Regional Qualifying

Geography Bee Exam, which is part of the International Academic Competition. On

Sunday, February 27, 2022, many of our students qualified to participate in the Delaware

Regional Finals Geography Bee and three seventh graders placed for the State

Competition. Those students are:


First Place: Kapil Chamarty-7th grade Crossroads South

Second Place: Om Bhaskar-7th grade Crossroads North

Third place: Sammy Asefa-7th grade Crossroads North


The qualifying students competed in three live initial rounds which had 30 questions

each and then a final round. The next step for our three winners is the State

Competition. South Brunswick sends well wishes for the next steps of the competition!


There will be an additional online Geography Bee soon for those students who placed in

the Regional Competition and prefer to participate online. We wish those students good

luck!


South Brunswick would also like to acknowledge the Crossroads social studies teachers

for facilitating the Online Regional Qualifying Exam in their classes. Special thanks to

Mike Bottino, 7th grade Social Studies Teacher from Crossroads South, and Catherine

O’Keefe, 7th grade Social Studies Teacher from Crossroads North, for facilitating the

competition at their respective buildings.

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS CHOOSE THEIR PROM DRESSES

Please click here to read some great news about the Viking Closet's Prom Dress Event that took place on February 19th. Kudos to the Viking Closet members who worked hard for months putting this event together and to the public who donated dresses and accessories to make this event a huge success. Donations are accepted year-round

SBHS SENIOR GOES TO STATE WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT

Congratulations to Nick Wisbeski, senior wrestler at SBHS! Nick qualified to compete in the NJSIAA State Wrestling Championship Tournament. Nick will compete in the State Championships in Atlantic City beginning this Friday. Way to go and best of luck!
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