What’s New Wednesday


Sibling Survey and Lottery Application forms are attached to this email.  If you need a hard copy of this form, please call the main office.  Please return completed forms no later than Monday, January 31.  Kindly remember to return a copy of the birth certificate for any siblings eligible for enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year.

Open enrollment for the 2022 plan year is November 1, 2021 to January 15, 2022.  To start the year with health coverage, customers must enroll by December 15, 2021.  Please click on the link below to access the online toolkit for all your health insurance questions and important deadlines.


Horizons at NCCS has extended its application deadline to January 14, 2022. Entry grades are K, 2, and 4 and there is a waitlist for other grades. Eligible families need to qualify for free and reduced-price meals (FRPM) and priority is given to students who test below grade level. The application can be found on their website: www.horizonskids.org

Current patients of the Community Health Center of Norwalk on Day Street may use the following link to self-register for a vaccine appointment, for children ages 5+

Community Health Center of Norwalk at Day Street (chc1.com) 

Use the link below to find community vaccine events listed by town:

For COVID-19 Vaccination information, please click here: https://www.norwalkct.org/2396/COVID-19-Vaccine-Information.

Monday, January 17, school will be closed to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 

Free after-school art classes will be available at Norwalk Art Space to select underserved high school students. Beginning on January 24th and running for 10 weeks, classes will meet once a week from 3:45 – 5:45 pm. All art classes are taught by Resident Artists under the direction of Educational Directors, Duvian Montoya, and Darcy Hicks.​​ 

Monday, January 24 is a two hour (1:30 P.M.) early dismissal day for students.  A professional development workshop is planned for all staff. Please note that there are no after school activities on early release days.

Please remember to click on the link below whenever you make qualifying purchases on Amazon.  As a participant of Amazon Smile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Side by Side Charter School.  Thank you to those Amazon shoppers who have kept Side by Side in mind while shopping online through the years.   https://smile.amazon.com/ch/22-3208841

Evelyn Quigley
Parent Community Coordinator

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