District Weekly News

October 15, 2020

UPCOMING BOARD MEETING - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15TH

Our next Board of Education Meeting will be tonight, Thursday, October 15th at 7:00 p.m.

For families that are uncertain if they would rather continue with remote learning or move their child to in-person learning, please tune into Thursday’s Board meeting where we plan to share all aspects of re-entry including safety measures, busing, extra-curricular activities along with the instructional model.


  • 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.

TECHNOLOGY UPDATE

With regards to technology, we understand that these past few weeks have been challenging and frustrating for some families. We would like to share that additional fixes to many of the industry-wide technical issues have recently become available and are being applied to devices in the District. In most cases, Chromebook swaps will no longer be necessary to resolve these issues. If you are currently still experiencing challenges during remote learning due to technical problems, our Technology Department is ready to assist you with their expertise and remote tools.


Families are welcome to request technical assistance by completing the Student Chromebook Help Desk form and the Technology Department will reach out to you as soon as possible.

SOUTH BRUNSWICK PARENT ACADEMY - FALL VIRTUAL SERIES

You are invited to attend our Fall Parent Academy Series. The series will stem around social and emotional learning so you can help your child during these pandemic times. All sessions will be on Zoom and begin at 7 pm. Join us for one or join us for all!!


We hope you can join us virtually on Monday, October 19th at 7:00 p.m. where the first in the Fall Series will focus on Social Emotional Learning. Learn what Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) is all about and how to use our district’s SEL site to navigate resources for your family. Please click here for details and information on how to register.

WEEK OF RESPECT AND SCHOOL VIOLENCE AWARENESS WEEK

Our district observed Week of Respect at the beginning of the month (October 5th - October 9th) by providing age-appropriate instruction focusing on preventing and remediating harassment, intimidation, and/or bullying, in both an in-person and virtual setting.


Also this month is School Violence Awareness Week, which starts next week, October 19th. This week affords a great opportunity for districts and schools to bring staff, students, parents, and law enforcement together to be active participants in the important work of violence prevention and school safety.


The lessons, discussions, videos, morning announcements, and activities for both of these weeks were organized by the Anti-Bullying Specialists in each of our buildings. Many thanks to them for their hard work and commitment, as well as teachers and administrators for their support. Although the weeks are observed in October, our hope is always that the lessons on respect and how to take care of one another carry over into the days, weeks and months to come.

FREE MEALS FOR KIDS EXTENDED FOR THE ENTIRE SCHOOL YEAR

The Free Meals for Kids has been extended for the entire school year. Please click here for information regarding the 2020-2021 Free/Reduced Breakfast and Lunch Program.


For questions regarding meals, pickups, special requests, etc. please contact Michele Armstrong at Michele.Armstrong@compass-usa.com

SOUTH BRUNSWICK PARKS AND RECREATION NEWS

South Brunswick Parks and Recreation Department announce a Virtual KidzArt program for Special Needs Youth, Grades K - 8 starting Nov. 2. Registration is now open. You may choose the best art group depending on your child's abilities and interest. A video will be released on a particular date. They will be available for 2 months. Once registered, you will receive a link to open the project video. The videos will be available for 2 months to watch, pause and replay. Art supplies will be provided except pencils, scissors, crayons, and markers. All other art supplies will be provided by the S.B. Parks and Recreation Department. The supplies will be delivered to your home. For more information, click here.

VIRTUAL ART SATURDAY MORNING MANIA BEING OFFERED BY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

SBHS Future Educators Association Club will be holding virtual Saturday Morning Mania events. Please click on the following link for more information.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AdftqWfLMvv0xTwOtymVWylLfwy8T0kA/view?usp=sharing

PROJECT GRADUATION VENDOR/CRAFT FAIR INFORMATION

Vendors/Crafters needed for the SBHS Project Graduation Craft Show that will be held on Saturday, November 7th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Vendors/Crafters are asked to click here for additional information.

SOUTH BRUNSWICK COMMISSION ON WOMEN NEWS

The South Brunswick Commission on Women will be hosting their Domestic Violence Virtual Walk on Sunday, October 18th. Please click on the following for more information:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NVQVD4ahRcoSisvx2pQLN5X9-AD00gC8/view?usp=sharing

PARAPROFESSIONAL AND SUBSTITUTE TEACHER JOBS AVAILABLE

SBSD has positions available for lunch and safety paraprofessionals along with Special Education paraprofessionals. Please go to Employment Opportunities or https://www.applitrack.com/sbschools/onlineapp/default.aspx to apply.


In addition, if you are interested in becoming a substitute teacher for the current school year, please go to ess.com

SEE BELOW FOR ADDITIONAL RESOURCES