What’s New Wednesday

School picture day is Friday, Oct 1.  Order forms went home last week in student backpacks.  Please complete the order form, and return the envelope with payment enclosed to your child’s teacher.  You may also place your portrait package order online at www.coffeepond.com.  This date coincides with a dress down day for students and staff. 

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

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

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.    

Nikki Gwinn, will return to the Extended Day program to offer the Beyond Fashion class in person on Thursdays, beginning Thursday, September 30.   

Please remember to send your student with a clean, close fitting mask each school day for the protection of everyone in our community.

The Family Resource Center playgroup meets in Ryan Park (southwest of the Raymond St. and Day St. intersection) each Wednesday morning, weather permitting, from 9:30 to 11:00 am.  Caregivers and their children ages birth to four years old are welcome to join in the fun.

Side by Side families that may be eligible for free and reduced price school lunch should submit an online application before the deadline for applications on October 14, 2021.  Although school lunch is available to every student free of charge this school year, a determination of eligibility based on family income and size may help families obtain camp scholarships and other entitlements.  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QGjv2TF5wmekYpo-NdizNwi5S8-j2Isi/view

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 Wednesday. October 6 at 6:00 P.M.  The lower school (PK-5) meeting will occur on Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 6:00 P.M. 

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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