What’s New Wednesday

The Norwalk Board of Education recently approved a return to the original 7:30 am high school start time effective October 4.  This change will affect current school bus routes and bus stop arrival times for the entire district, including Side by Side.  Please see the new bus number and arrival times on the Norwalk Public Schools website, norwalkps.org posted in the transportation section of the website.  I have also attached the amended list to this email.    

Monday, September 27 is a two-hour (1:30 pm) early dismissal day for professional development.  There is no extended day or Carver program on this early dismissal day or subsequent ED days on the school calendar (10/25, 1/24, 3/28, 4/25 and 5/16.)

Nikki Gwinn, will return to the Extended Day program to offer the Beyond Fashion class in person on Thursdays, however the start date is now September 30. 

Please be reminded that your student’s updated medical forms must be submitted to the school nurse no later than Friday, Oct. 1.

School picture day is Friday, Oct 1.  Order forms will be sent home in student backpacks today.  Please complete the order form, and return the envelope with payment enclosed to your child’s teacher.  You may place your portrait package order online at www.coffeepond.com.

Monday, October 4 is a professional development day for teachers.  No school for students.

Virtual Back to School Nights will take place in October.  Upper school (Gr. 6-8) parents will receive a link to attend the google meeting on Wed. October 6 at 6:00 P.M.  The lower school (PK-5) meeting will occur on Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 6:00 P.M. 

There will be a board of directors meeting on Tuesday, September 28 at 5:15 P.M.

This year the Carver Program for the upper school, (Monday through Thursday) will start on Monday September 13, 2021 and end on Thursday May 26, 2022. The after school program takes place at Side by Side and runs from the end of the school day (3:40) until 5:40 PM. The program is designed to help support your child(ren) academically as well as introduce them to new and exciting enrichment opportunities.  The link to register is app.schooldoc.com/register/carverafterschool

The Carver Foundation of Norwalk offers after school programs and much more at their site on Academy Street in Norwalk.  Please see the attached flyer with a registration link and a QR code for more details about the Carver Foundation and their programs. 

Parents interested in joining a conversation group for English language learners should contact Beatriz Abreu at ext. 146 or by email, babreu@sbscharter.org or Evelyn at ext. 130 or equigley@sbscharter.org  

Evelyn Quigley
Parent Community Coordinator

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