District Weekly News

October 14, 2021

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.

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING-THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2021

Our next Board of Education meeting will be this evening, Thursday, October 14, 2021 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.

DYSLEXIA AWARENESS DAY - WEAR RED ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15TH

Please remember that tomorrow, Friday, October 15th is designated World Dyslexia Day. We ask all students and staff to wear red to acknowledge the 1 in 5 students that dyslexia affects.

SCHOOL VIOLENCE AWARENESS WEEK

School Violence Awareness Week begins on Monday, October 18th. 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.

SOUTH BRUNSWICK COMMISSION ON WOMEN'S ANNUAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS WALK

Please click here for information and to register for the Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Walk hosted by the South Brunswick Commission on Women on Sunday, October 24th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Register by Friday, October 22nd. You can also click here to register.

SBAA VIKINGS BASEBALL - SOFTBALL TRYOUTS

Please click here for baseball tryout information being offered by the SBAA.

SOUTH BRUNSWICK PARKS AND RECREATION IN-TOWN YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE

Please click here for information on 2021-2022 In-Town Youth Basketball League registration.

GIRL SCOUTS OF SOUTH BRUNSWICK HOSTING TRUNK OR TREAT EVENT

Please click here for information on Trunk or Treat being hosted by the Girl Scouts of South Brunswick on Sunday, October 17th from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Beechwood Park. Registration is not required but appreciated at bit.ly/gssbtrunkortreat

HELP STOMP OUT BULLYING

The "What's Your Mark? Be the Change" Committee in conjunction with the SB Helping Hands Club at SBHS are cosponsoring a district wide "Stomp Out Bullying" day on October 20th and are asking the entire district to wear blue on that day in recognition of World Bullying Prevention Month.

ADDITIONAL SUBSTITUTE TEACHER CREDENTIAL PATHWAY

Pursuant to P.L.2021,c.87, individuals who are enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education, have completed 30 semester-hour credits, and are at least 20 years of age are now eligible for a substitute teacher credential. Candidates may apply for a substitute teaching credential under these eligibility rules until June 30, 2023. Please click here to view the NJDOE Broadcast advising of this update.

EMERGENCY CERTIFICATION

Educational services endorsements are issued by the New Jersey Department of Education to support service personnel. However, if a school district has exhausted all efforts and is unable to hire a fully certified candidate, then they may ask their executive county superintendent to hire an individual on an emergency basis. Please click here for information regarding emergency certification.

HEALTHY FAMILIES STUDY BY RUTGERS

The Healthy Families Study team based at Rutgers University is currently studying how healthy families interact and solve problems together and are recruiting families for this project entitled "Healthy Families Study". Please click here for more information.

SOUTH BRUNSWICK SCHOOL DISTRICT 2021 ADULT CLASSES BEING OFFERED

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