What’s New Wednesday

March 11, 2021

There will be a 2:00 P.M. early dismissal for parent teacher conferences on Thursday, March 11.

School will close for spring recess from Monday, March 15 through Friday, March 19.

The extended day program has a limited number of openings for a virtual Zumba class for children in grades K-5 Wednesday afternoons from 4:10-5:10 pm beginning April 7.  The deadline to register, first come first served, ends on Wednesday, March 31. 

Applications for fall 2021 enrollment to Side by Side are online at sbscharter.org.  The public may view a short presentation about our school on our home page, sbscharter.org and complete the application, available in English or Spanish, electronically.  Applications must be submitted no later than Monday, April 5 at 4:00 P.M.  The virtual lottery will take place on Wednesday, April 28 at 5:00 P.M.   

Please see attached a list of immediate childcare openings for infants, toddlers and preschoolers in Norwalk

An Internet Safety/Distant Learning presentation offered to parents and children (grouped by age) in both English and Spanish will take place on a selection of dates/times in March.  Please see the attached flyer for more details.  In addition, you will find a handy app guide for parents, in both English and Spanish, attached to this email. 

FAVOR, the learning and leadership academy is offering a Persuasive Storytelling workshop on Thursday, March 11 and a separate virtual training through ZOOM, about how to be your child’s best advocate, on April 6, from 6-8 pm.  Please see the respective flyers attached to this email.

The CT State Dept. of Education is offering a virtual professional support series for parents and families on supporting children’s learning during Covid-19.  Please see the attached flyer for details. 

Please see the flyer for summer job opportunities for undergraduate students in CT, in partnership with No Kid Hungry. 

Please see below for current Covid 19 vaccine information:

NORWALK HEALTH DEPARTMENT– 137 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851

Theresa Argondezzi, MPH, CHES – Health Educator – TArgondezzi@norwalkct.org

Norwalk’s Vaccine Info Page: www.norwalkct.org/vaccine

VAMS Help:

·       Online VAMS Enrollment (for Eligible Individuals) Online VAMS Enrollment (ct.gov)

      · Connecticut’s Vaccine Appointment Assist Line: 877-918-2224

      · Tip Sheets in English and Spanish from the state (attached)

      · Town of Ridgefield video about VAMS (skip to 0:30 in the video): Ridgefield Covid Vaccine Tutorial – YouTube

      Some provider links for VACINES:

      Stamford Health: Sign-up online here, or call 203-276-7300

Yale New Haven Health: Sign up online here, or call 1-833-275-9644

Hartford Healthcare: Sign-up online here, or call 860-827-7690

CVS Health (Limited Locations): Sign up online here, or call 1-800-679-9691
Walgreens (Limited Locations): Sign up online here, or call 1-800-925-4733

Walmart (Limited Locations): Sign up online here

· Residents who wish to receive email or text updates regarding the COVID-19 vaccine from the city

  may sign up at norwalkct.org/vaccineupdate.

· State Vaccine Rollout Plan: www.ct.gov/covidvaccine 

· Mayor’s Town Hall Addressing COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy 3-3-2021 – YouTube

Online VAMS Enrollment (for Eligible Individuals) Online VAMS Enrollment (ct.gov)

· The City of Norwalk, in partnership with the Norwalk Senior Center and Senior Services 

   Coordinating Council, has launched phone assistance lines for Norwalk seniors seeking information

   regarding COVID-19 vaccines.  Seniors may call the Norwalk Senior Center at (203) 847-3115

   (English) or (203) 299-1500 (Español), or Senior Services Coordinating Council at (203) 434-3085 or

   (203) 434-1876 for assistance.

Residents can enter their email address and/or cell phone number to be alerted of changing news, updates, and vaccine eligibility.

·      Scheduling Options for those 75+: https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/COVID-19-Vaccination—75-   and-older

·      Myths and Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines: Myths and Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines | CDC

February, 24 2021

The second marking period ends on Friday, February 26. Families can expect to receive a student report card by email or mailed to your home during the first week of March.

Dress down day for students in cohort “A” is on Tuesday, March 2.

There will be a 2:00 P.M. early dismissal for parent teacher conferences on Thursday, March 4.

Dress down day for students in cohort “B” is on Friday, March 5.

There will be a 2:00 P.M. early dismissal for parent teacher conferences on Thursday, March 11.

Please see the attached flyer with information about free family literacy (ESL) classes.  The final date to register is this evening from 5-7 P.M.   

Beyond Limits Academics continues to offer virtual tutoring for students in grades 4th, 5th and 6th.  Please see the flyer for additional information or use the link below.

https://www.peaceyouthct.org/beyondlimits

The SONO Branch Library, in partnership with VirtualVITA, is offering free tax return preparation.  Please see the attached flyer with information about how to book an appointment.

Eversource, the regional energy supplier, is offering a matching payment program for families in order to ensure year round heating service and potentially reduce past-due Eversource account balances.  Please see the attached flyer for plan details.   ​

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