District News

September 24, 2020

Board of Education Meeting - Tonight - September 24th at 7:00 p.m.

Just a reminder that tonight, Thursday, September 24th we will be holding our virtual Board of Education meeting at 7:00 p.m.


At this meeting, we will recognize the 2019-2020 Educator and Educational Support Persons of the Year. We hope you will join us at that time in celebrating these honorees.


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BACK TO SCHOOL SEPTEMBER 2020 PHOTOS

Thanks to all who shared their opening day photos. Please click below to view a slideshow of Back to School Photos and welcome to the 2020 School Year!!

2ND ANNUAL SUICIDE AWARENESS WALK

The 2nd Annual Suicide Prevention Walk will be on Sunday, September 27th 2020 from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. IN PERSON at SBHS!!! We hope you will all come out to support suicide awareness especially during this difficult time.


Walk ins are welcome, but you will need to register at the event to participate.


Please click here for more details about the day and learn how to register for this event.

Breakfast and Lunch Update

Please be advised that as per the state National School Breakfast and Lunch, all meals served will be available to all South Brunswick students ages 18 and younger, as well as persons over 18 with disabilities regardless of eligibility status. Please click here for more information.

Please email Michele.Armstrong@sbschools.org for any lunch service questions or Maryam.Arnold@sbschools.org

Homework Free Nights

Once again (even while in remote!), South Brunswick is purposefully and intentionally designating “homework free” nights throughout the year. The purpose of homework free nights is to give students time off from preparing homework and projects and studying for tests, as well as offering students an opportunity to explore topics that they are passionate about, spend time with family, and enjoy outside activities. There is tremendous value in engaging in meaningful homework assignments that reinforce concepts and skills taught during the school day. At the same time, there are times when we need to collectively have a break from the responsibilities of homework and enjoy time with family and friends.

“Homework Free" dates to span the 2020-2021 school year:

  • Fall: November 26- November 30, 2020 (Thanksgiving Holiday) - No assignments or long-range projects due or tests given before December 3.
  • Winter: December 23, 2020 – January 4, 2021 (Winter Break) - No assignments or long-range projects due or tests given before January 7.
  • Winter: February 12, 2021 – February 15, 2021 (Presidents Weekend) - No assignments or long-range projects due or tests given before February 17.
  • Spring: March 26, 2021 – April 5, 2021 (Spring Break) - No assignments or long-term projects due or tests given on the day of return, April 8.

MCFOODS OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP END HUNGER IN MIDDLESEX COUNTY

Please see below for some opportunities to help end hunger in Middlesex County!


Feeding Middlesex County Virtual Hunger Hero Event

Tune in “live” on Thursday, September 24th from 7:00 to 8:00 pm for Feeding Middlesex County’s virtual Hunger Hero event. Gather your colleagues, family or friends for a watch party, or tune in solo as we recognize and honor several individuals who have made a great impact on eliminating food insecurity in our community. You can log in and view the event live here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2GvW9D8ljA . For more information click here or go to https://www.feedingmiddlesexcounty.org/hunger-heroes


Upcoming Drive By Food Drives:

Please consider donating at one of the upcoming food drive events to help us feed our neighbors struggling to make ends meet during these most difficult times. Residents interested in donating can safely contribute by bringing their donation to the event, drive up, pop your trunk and volunteers will remove the donation with no contact. Food insecurity in our community remains at a high level due to the pandemic and we are quickly approaching the holiday season and want to ensure everyone has access to healthy, nutritious foods.


Saturday, September 26th From 10:00 – 2:00 (click here for more info)

In the Lowe’s Parking Lot

1345 Centennial Avenue, Piscataway


Sunday, September 27th From 1:00 – 4:00 (click here for more info)

American Legion

John W. Lupu Memorial Post 306

707 Legion Place, Middlesex Borough


Saturday, October 3rd From 9:00 – 12:00 (click here for more info)

J&J Food Drive at the MCFOODS Distribution Center

28 Kennedy Boulevard, East Brunswick

around the back of the building under the tent


Saturday, October 17th From 10:00 to 2:00 (click here for more info)

Monroe Fall Harvest Food Drive

Monroe Township Park & Ride

337 Applegarth Road, Monroe


If you can’t make it to one of these food drive events, donations are always welcome at the Distribution Center Monday through Friday from 6:00 am to 12:00 noon (28 Kennedy Boulevard in East Brunswick around the back of the building). The Woodbridge, East Brunswick and Monroe Township public libraries have all resumed accepting donations on their behalf as well. Any time one of these libraries are open and you are welcome to stop by and drop off nonperishable foods.


Monetary donations are also gratefully accepted online at https://www.feedingmiddlesexcounty.org/ or by mailing a check to Feeding Middlesex County at PO Box 781, Edison, NJ 08818.


Thank you for your continued interest in supporting our work to end hunger in Middlesex County!

Schools will not be in session on Monday, September 28th in observance of Yom Kippur...