District Weekly News

September 30, 2021

2021-2022 SBSD ASSESSMENT NOTIFICATION

We are required by statute (N.J.S.A 18A:7C-6.6) to annually notify parents or guardians by October 1 any statewide students assessment or commercially developed standardized assessment that will be administered over the course of the school year. Information provided includes the name of the assessment, the assessment testing window dates, grade levels that will participate, and the timeline for score reports. SBSD Assessment Notification 2021-2022

START STRONG ASSESSMENT INFORMATION

The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) requires that we administer the Start Strong Assessment at the start of the school year. The South Brunswick School District will administer the Start Strong Assessments in October. Specific schedules and times will be shared by your child’s school. The NJDOE has put together a resource for families, which is located on the District Assessment Page. Families of students who will be tested will receive a School Messenger email with additional information about this assessment.

SBPAL BOYS YOUTH LACROSSE INFORMATION

Please click here for information on South Brunswick's PAL Boys' Youth Lacrosse for the 2021-2022 season starting on Saturdays beginning October 2nd from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

CUB SCOUT PACK 107 INVITES BOYS AND GIRLS IN GRADES K-5

Please click here for information on the upcoming Open House, Thursday, October 7th at 6;30 p.m. for Cub Scout Pack 107 and learn about becoming a Cub Scout.

SOUTH BRUNSWICK PAL TRAVEL BASKETBALL TRYOUTS INFORMATION

Please click here for information on South Brunswick PAL Travel Basketball Tryouts.

OCTOBER IS DYSLEXIA AWARENESS MONTH

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month. South Brunswick is committed to being a “dyslexia friendly district” with the ability to embrace and support the strengths and talents of our students with dyslexia. 1 in 5 people may have indicators of dyslexia. On October 15th, you may see educators wearing red shirts to bring attention to the 1 in 5 statistic.


Some history:

In September of 2014, NJ passed three laws related to dyslexia. In short, the law requires two hours of mandated training related to dyslexia for appropriate school personnel; screening for any child who shows indicators of dyslexia or other reading disabilities early - by the end of the first semester of second grade with further comprehensive assessment and interventions to follow; and finally, dyslexia is now identified in the New Jersey Special Education Code of Law under the classification category of Specific Learning Disability.

Currently, research shows that approximately 1 in 5 students may struggle in reading and writing. Early intervention can greatly increase success for such students.


Those who are dyslexic may experience difficulty with: learning letters and their sounds, decoding words, reading comprehension, written expression, grammar/mechanics, spelling, and rapid word retrieval. Strengths for these students may include: verbal communication, visual arts, computer science, design, drama, electronics, mathematics, mechanics, music and/or sports. If dyslexia runs in your family or you have concerns about dyslexia and your child, reach out to your child’s teacher or administrator.


Our district is very proud of our commitment to being a dyslexia friendly district. A few years ago, our teachers created this video to showcase our commitment to supporting students with dyslexia and other learning differences. You can see the video here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_Cpni_wZZynNkp2R0RUVTBSWGM/view?usp=sharing


In addition, our district was featured in New Jersey Family magazine (August 2017) in an article entitled, “Help! My Child Has Dyslexia” http://www.njfamily.com/Help-My-Child-Has-Dyslexia/


If you are looking for some resources about Dyslexia for yourself or your child, please click here for some good places to start.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

As a follow up to our recent email regarding positions available at Chartwells Dining Service, please click on the following links for positions currently available along with job descriptions and how to apply:


Food Service Worker (Part-Time)

Delivery Driver (Part-Time)

Food Unit Lead (Part-Time)

Supervisor

Cook (Full Time)

BRUNSWICK ACRES PTO DUCK DONUT FUNDRAISER

Please click here for information on a fundraiser that the Brunswick Acres PTO is running with Duck Donuts to benefit the 5th Grade Project Graduation.

TOUCH-A-TRUCK EVENT

Please see flyer below for an event for students. Please note that this event will be designating 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. as sensory friendly meaning there will be no loud sirens or horns allowing for children that have sensory sensitivities time to see the trucks in a quiet environment.
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