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COVID-19 SUPPORT FOR SIDE BY SIDE FAMILIES IN NEED

Side by Side Charter School is seeking donations for the purpose of assisting other SBS families facing significant hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  100% of all donations made to Side by Side Charter School during this period will be used to provide support to those families. 

Thank you.

 

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The last day of school at Side by Side for the 2019-20 year will be Tuesday, June 9.  Distance Learning will continue for all students until 6/9

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**IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING ADMISSIONS/ SBS LOTTERY FOR

ENROLLMENT TO THE 2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR**

 

BASED ON THE LOTTERY RESULTS, WHAT ARE MY CHILD'S CHANCES OF GETTING ACCEPTED ?

The higher up your number is on the waitlist, the greater the chances for being offered a spot for enrollment.  

The SBS enrollment lottery is strictly for the purpose of creating a sequential waitlist.  The waitlist will be used to offer spots for enrollment when/if it is determined that there are vacancies at each given grade level

Please do not post any questions regarding the lottery on Facebook.  All questions should be emailed to: lottery@sbscharter.org

**If any false or inaccurate information is determined after enrollment is offered and accepted, that child's spot will be revoked and offered to the next applicant on the waitlist**

All decisions regarding eligibility and enrollment via the SBS lottery are at the discretion of The Side by Side Charter School Board of Directors 

ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THE SBS ENROLLMENT LOTTERY FOR THE 2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO: lottery@sbscharter.org

 

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Please use this link for some helpful information for Norwalk families from the city's health department. 

This site provides information about many services available including food distribution.

Check the site frequently as updates are consistently added.

https://www.norwalkct.org/1897/COVID-19-Novel-Coronavirus-2019

Side by Side is a regional public charter school located in the heart of downtown South Norwalk. As specified in our charter, our integrated student population reflects the diversity of our surrounding community. The 235 students of Side by Side, grades Pre-K through 8th, represent several surrounding Connecticut towns and cities.

Like all charter schools, Side by Side functions independently from any local or traditional public school system. At Side by Side, our innovative approaches toward education allow us to actively and equally involve parents, teachers, and students in our day-to-day operations.

March 20, 2020

Dear Side by Side Families:

During this unexpected closure our objective will continue to be to best provide an adequate level of teaching and learning opportunities to your children while dealing with these unplanned circumstances.  The Side by Side staff and I will require a purposeful, realistic and balanced level of accountability for all children and families with regards to engaging in the learning activities that we are providing.  Simultaneously, that balanced approach will provide flexibility to all families and will consider the many other hardships and interruptions that you are managing. 

Lastly, I would like to remind all parents, guardians and staff to please consider the perspective of all that is happening through the lens of a child.   These are unprecedented times and circumstances. I share in your anxiousness, nervousness and uncertainty.  But please remember that our children see this.  For them it is worse.  They rely on our strength, support and reassurance that things will be alright.   Talk about COVID-19, and certainly remind your children about safe practices to avoid spreading it.  But at the same time, turn off the TV.  Take away the iphone.  Go for a walk outside. Smile and remind your kids to do the same.  Together, we WILL get through this.

Sincerely, 

Mr. Nittoly