District Weekly News

January 14, 2021

SBSD SCHOOL SCHEDULES - HYBRID MODEL - EFFECTIVE JANUARY 19, 2021

Please click on the following links to view information and schedules on South Brunswick Phase 3 Hybrid Model: Choice of Virtual or In-Person Learning for all levels beginning on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.


School Schedules - Hybrid Model

Phase 3: Hybrid Model - Choice of Virtual or In-Person Learning

UPCOMING JANUARY 21ST BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING WILL BE IN-PERSON

Our next board meeting will be on January 21st and will be in-person. 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.
  • We are asking that anyone planning to attend in-person please register online in advance so that we can make sure we are prepared for the size of the crowd. Anyone attending 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.
  • Please click on the following link to register if you plan on attending in-person or would like to make a public comment whether in-person or online. January 21 BOE Registration Link

On this evening we will be honoring our Board of Education members and our VFW Essay Contest winners. We hope you can join us virtually at that time.

SBHS PROJECT GRADUATION RESTAURANT OF THE MONTH

Please support the SBHS Project Graduation's Restaurant of the Month on Monday, January 18th (all day). Joe's Italian Deli and Restaurant will donate 20% of all purchases made that day to help support Project Graduation. You can place a Take-Out order by phone or order online. They have even created a special menu for the fundraiser. Please click on the links below for more information:

Joe's Italian Deli Restaurant of the Month Information

Joe's Specials

PIRANDELLO PLAYERS TO PRESENT FIRST VIRTUAL SHOW!!

Pirandello Players is proud to present their very first virtual show. Do not miss out on your chance to watch Pirandello’s Performance of A Murderer Among Us”. The live Stream is Jan. 22nd & 23rd at 7:30pm and January 24th at 2:30pm. Ticket price is $15 PER household.

Please click here for ticket information.

SOUTH BRUNSWICK READS

While this year has proven to be challenging, with many of our traditions cancelled or rescheduled, we are proud to announce that our schools will once again partner with the South Brunswick Public Library to continue our tradition. For the eleventh year, we invite members of the community to engage in a common reading experience called South Brunswick Reads (SB Reads).


Last year, inspired by the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, we encouraged readers to ignite their passions and embrace the future with Mission: Possible! This year, we ask our community to look for a personal bright spot as we read for ‘Silver Linings’, proving that, while we are forced to physically stay apart, our community can stay strong by sharing the silver linings we find inside great books.

Together we will:
share books with characters who face challenges with grit and determination
explore new worlds beyond our current limits
inspire readers to immerse themselves in a great book

At each school level, this might look a little different. Our elementary school readers might ask the question, “What is a silver lining?“ “How do people find a silver lining of their own?” Teachers and librarians will use books to guide our youngest readers to find their own ‘silver linings’. Crossroads will continue their One Book event tradition by selecting a title that features a character who is able to find a silver lining despite challenges. At the high school, our students will be asked to reflect on their own silver linings of the past year and recommend a book that speaks to or represents their experiences in some way.

South Brunswick Reads Silver Linings launch video outlines our readings to date and explains our newest selection.


Finally, our bookmark contest will move online. Students can create artwork that captures the SB Reads Silver Linings theme. The winning entries will be posted to the district’s homepage for all to see.


For more information on reading SB Reads, see your Library Media Specialist or go to our SB Reads Site: https://sites.google.com/sbschools.org/SBReads


Happy reading!

WINTER PARENT ACADEMY SERIES INFORMATION

Please join us for our Winter Parent Academy Series. The series will stem around social justice. All sessions will be on Zoom and begin at 7:00 pm. Our first session will be on Thursday, January 28th with a Social Justice Panel. Please click here to register for this webinar.


Please click on the following links for more information:

English Version

Spanish Version


Please click here for information on the Parent Academy Social Justice Series Panel Discussion taking place on January 28th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

VIRTUAL PAJAMA STORYTIME WITH SBHS STUDENTS

The Future Educators Association Club (FEA) will be holding a FREE virtual pajama storytime for elementary students in the district. Students from the club want to share the joy of reading and entertain our elementary students. Click here for more information.

YOUTH COAT DRIVE

Please click on the following ink for information on Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated - Omega Mu Zeta Chapter Youth Affiliates Youth Coat Drive being held on January 23rd from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Donation Drop-Off is at Cambridge School. Please click here for more information.

CHARTWELLS LUNCH PICK UP WILL BE A 7 DAY PICK UP FOR NEXT WEEK ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 14TH

Chartwell's Breakfast and Lunch Drop Off Program will be a 7 day pick up for next week on Thursday, January 14th. The National School Breakfast and Lunch Program, students will continue to have regular access to meals at no cost. Please click here for additional information.


If you have any questions, please reach out to michele.armstrong@compass-usa.com.

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION OPENS JANUARY 5, 2021

Kindergarten Registration for South Brunswick students who will be 5 years old by October 31, 2021 will open on January 5, 2021.


To register, please visit our website at www.sbschools.org and click on K-12 Registration, complete the pre-registration process and schedule an appointment. One of our Central Registrars will contact you. All registrations will be handled remotely. Please click here for more information.

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