District Weekly News

January 20, 2022

UPCOMING BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING, TONIGHT, THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 2022

Please remember that our next Board of Education Meeting is this evening, Thursday, January 20th, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. Board meetings will continue to be streamed live and can be accessed on the website prior to the start of the meeting at www.sbschools.org. Remember that all public comments will be accepted in-person only.


We welcome and invite anyone who would like to make a public comment at any of our Board of Education meetings to please attend the in-person meeting. Meetings are held at Crossroads North Middle School. Please remember anyone attending an in-person meeting must wear a mask at all times and perform a pre-admittance self-evaluation, exclusive of a temperature check at the door.


At this meeting, we will be recognizing our VFW Essay Contest Winners and Teacher of the Year recipient along with our School Board Recognition.

SOUTH BRUNSWICK READS 2022

As educators and parents, our wish for our children is that they develop into independent readers, those who, according to literacy specialists Kylene Beers and Richard Probst, “read with an open mind, a willingness to change, and delight at discovering those yet-discovered thoughts.” As adults in our community, we strive to develop our knowledge and understanding of ourselves and others through reading widely, critically and thoughtfully. To explore these ideas, we are continuing our 12 year tradition of South Brunswick Reads with the theme:


SBReads for Change

Together we will:


  • View the act of reading as an opportunity to grow and change (Beers and Probst)

  • Read with a curious, open heart and with a critical mind

  • Develop empathy and understanding of ourselves and others through diverse reading.

We hope to ask ourselves: What’s in the book? What’s in our heads? What’s in our hearts? Now what would we like to do? At each school level, this might look a little different. In our elementary schools, teachers and librarians will use Amanda Gorman’s book, Change Sings: A Children’s Anthem as well as other titles. Crossroads will continue their One Book tradition by reading The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson, a stirring mystery of past and present, as two kids search for a place in their families, city, and country. Other titles will round out our reading. At the high school, our students can choose titles that spotlight our differences and the changes that make us unique to develop a greater sense of empathy for others.


Feel free to check out the SB Reads video


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

CAREER ACADEMY FOR STUDENTS BEING OFFERED AT SBHS

The South Brunswick School District will offer a Career Academy for students at South Brunswick High School (SBHS), beginning with a computer science program during the 2022-23 school year. Please click here for more information.

FREE AT-HOME COVID-19 TEST KITS

Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of 4 free at-home tests from USPS.com. Please click on the following link for more information and to order:

https://special.usps.com/testkits

SOUTH BRUNSWICK SOCCER CLUB SPRING BUDDY BALL REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

Please click here for information on the South Brunswick Soccer Club's Buddy Ball Program Spring registration. This program is offered on Sunday mornings from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

SBHS PIRANDELLO PLAYERS PRESENTING "12 ANGRY JURORS"

The Pirandello Players is proud to present their live production of “12 Angry Jurors” on January 20th, 21st and 22nd at 6:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Social Distancing and masks are required. Please click here for more information.


Please click here to view a trailer of "12 Angry Jurors"

COVID UPDATES

Please refer to the Covid-19 Updates link below to view any updates to our Parent Covid FAQ. When necessary, we will provide revisions to our FAQ in that link. The following updates were made as of January 19, 2022:


  • If your child is waiting for a PCR test, you may request a quarantine link while you wait for the results by reaching out to your School Nurse.

  • Change to unvaccinated close contacts quarantine time - A student who is found to be a close contact of a Covid positive person will be required to quarantine for a minimum of 7 days and return on the 8th day, as long as the child is both symptom free and has obtained a negative Antigen(rapid) or PCR COVID test from a professional provider 5-7 days after exposure.


  • Masks - The NJDOH has recommended the following in regards to masks: The most effective fabrics for cloth masks are tightly woven such as cotton and cotton blends, breathable, and in two or three fabric layers.

COVID TESTING AVAILABLE BEGINNING JANUARY 17TH AT PRINCETON ALLIANCE CHURCH

Princeton Alliance Church is partnering with Penn Medicine, Plainsboro Township, Carbon Health, and Flow Health to provide free, accessible, reliable COVID-19 testing for anyone who may need or want to be tested. This is a PCR test with 48-hour results.


Monday through Friday beginning January 17

8am - 4pm

20 Schalk Crossing Road

Plainsboro NJ 08536


No appointment needed. Register in advance or upon arrival.

https://forms.flowhealth.com/access/Carbon-PlainsboroTS

PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW FOR