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CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICT
OF NEW BRITAIN

In partnership with family and community, the Consolidated School District of New Britain works to provide the best personalized and comprehensive whole-child education at every level so students will be prepared for, and positively contribute to, a profoundly different future. The Consolidated School District of New Britain strives to pursue excellence one student at a time.

Consolidated School District of New Britain

New Britain Superintendent Nancy Sarra
retiring at end of school year

Nancy Sarra, superintendent of New Britain Schools since 2017, will leave her post at the end of the school year, she announced Monday night. In a statement she presented at the Board of Education’s regular meeting, Sarra said she had accomplished what she set out to do, and was ready to move on.

“It has been a very productive six years, and I am proud of the accomplishments we’ve made toward our collective vision of pursuing excellence for all New Britain students,” she said.

There is no natural succession in place, with Assistant Superintendent Michael Foran also announcing his plan to retire at the end of August. The board is expected to begin a search process in short order; prior to Sarra, several administrations were bridged with interim appointments.

Her retirement ends a 26-year career with the district that began in an elementary school classroom and as a director of teaching before leading the nearly 10,000-student district.

In a separate exclusive interview with The Herald, Sarra, 59, was particularly proud of putting in place an infrastructure for processes, procedures and policies to put policies into action and creating a comprehensive curriculum that is “culturally responsive and student-centered.”

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Spectator update for NBHS Athletics
Please note that due to the rising levels of COVID-19, spectators will not be allowed at any NBHS athletics event that is taking place at home here in New Britian. More information will be made available when the policy is updated.

Info regarding the return to school after holiday break
The State Department of Education has stated they are committed to keeping our students in schools across the state using implementation strategies to vaccinate, test, and mitigate. However, in a memo circulated to superintendents across the state, they have noted that the following conditions will qualify for a student to be eligible for remote learning.
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FAVOR holding coat drive for New Britain students
FAVOR is holding a coat drive for New Britain students and are looking for donations to help those in need this winter. Each year, FAVOR reaches thousands of Connecticut’s families with children who have medical, mental, and behavioral health challenges.
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Message from US Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona
United States Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona provided an inspiring video message to the students of Pulaski Middle School. More importantly, his message is one that applies to all of our students throughout the district.
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New Britain Adult Education now accepting registrations
New Britain Adult Education is now accepting registration for all programs. Various programs are offered, including English as a Second Language, GED Preparation, High School Credit Diploma, and National External Diploma Program.
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Community Foundation of Greater New Britain establishes Hurricane Spirit Fund
The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain is excited to announce their newly established designated fund, the New Britain High School Hurricane Spirit Fund.
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Community Health Center
The Community Health Center provides medical care, behavioral health, and oral health in our schools through the School-Based Health Center. There is no copay for medical and behavioral health.
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Kelly Services: Now Hiring!
Kelly Services is now hiring for substitute teacher positions within our school district. For more information, please view this flyer or call 800-991-5157, Option 2. You can also send your resume to EDNERecruiting@kellyservices.com.

Free COVID-19 Testing at Veterans Memorial Stadium
The City of New Britain has set up a free COVID-19 testing site at Veterans Memorial Stadium (635 South Main Street). The testing site is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 8 AM - 4 PM and from 12 PM - 7 PM on Fridays and Saturdays. If you have any questions, please call the New Britain Health Department at 860-612-2771.

Emergency Broadband Benefit
The Emergency Broadband Benefit is a temporary FCC program to help households struggling to afford internet service during the pandemic. The benefit provides up to a $50/month discount for broadband services and a one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet.
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School News/Announcements
NBHS Mid-Term Exam Schedule
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Vance Gingerbread Rock
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HALS Winter Concert
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NBHS Announces Q1 Honor Roll
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NBHS hosts Unified Sports Tournament
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Northend donates more than $1,000 for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
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Canes Corner at NBHS
Canes Corner School Store is happy to help you with your school spirit needs. Small gifts include magnets, car stickers, coffee mugs, along with plenty of Hard Hittin' apparel, including Nike products!

Cash, Check, and Credit Cards accepted. The store is open Monday-Friday from 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM. If you need merchandise at another time, please see Mr. Wesoly in Room 125 or email wesoly@csdnb.org.

Canes Corner is managed and staffed by Academy of Finance and marketing students. All proceeds go toward student scholarships, DECA conferences, and field trips.

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Dual Language Town Hall
We held a virtual town hall for those interested in learning more about the DiLoreto Dual Language Program.

We gave a brief overview of program essentials, discuss the application process and timelines for lottery and language assessment, and answer any questions you may have.

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Student Device Insurance
We all know accidents can happen. Without CSDNB's Student Device Insurance Program, you could be on the hook for costly device repairs or replacement costs.

The Student Device Insurance Program ($20/school year) is designed to protect students and families in the event that the Chromebook issued to a student is damaged or malfunctions due to no fault of the student.

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Weekly Health Update
CSDNB Health Update, which will be used to communicate the latest updates and data regarding COVID-19 throughout the district and the city.

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DAB Website
The Daily Activities for Your Brain (DAB) site is CSDNB's online learning resource center. It includes grade-appropriate activities, instructions for navigating online learning, connections to CSDNB staff, virtual field trips, and more!

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Virtual Plan & Learns
Our Virtual Play and Learn sessions, hosted by the CSDNB Family Resource Center, have returned every Tuesday at 10 AM for children ages birth to three.

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Stay connected with your child’s teacher!

Want to receive communication from your child’s teacher? Want to manage notifications from the district or your child’s school? Go to go.schoolmessenger.com and log in. From there, click preferences and you will then be able to select notification type. 

Don’t have an account yet? Visit go.schoolmessenger.com and click ‘Sign Up’ to begin the process. Use the same email address that your child’s school has on record for you. If you wish to use a different one or don’t know which one your child’s PowerSchool account is linked to, please call the school to find out. Once your account is created, you can then manage notifications.

For a step-by-step tutorial, you can watch this video for further guidance.


State's chief manufacturing officer tours New Britain High School's Manufacturing, Engineering & Technology Academy
New Britain Herald

The state’s chief manufacturing officer met with school officials Monday at New Britain High School to tour the Manufacturing, Engineering & Technology Academy.

Chief Manufacturing Officer Colin Cooper visited the academy, which is one of four available at the high school that follows the model for Work Based Learning (WBL), which offers job-shadowing, internship and apprenticeship opportunities for students.

Superintendent Nancy Sarra, NBHS Principal Damon Pearce and several other school officials discussed ideas to best utilize the resources available to students interested in the manufacturing, engineering and technology fields. The group visited several classrooms that house equipment utilized in manufacturing, computer technology and construction.

The Consolidated School District of New Britain designated the area of the school for the specific purpose of supporting training and educational programs for students. Pearce said the space was allocated for the program two years ago. Together with the Work Based Learning Program, the school matches students to internship and job opportunities. Cooper said part of the mission in his role at the state level is to promote manufacturing as a viable career option. He wants to work with school districts to advertise these programs and combat the misconception that manufacturing jobs are dark or dangerous paths.

“There are these great opportunities for these young people to really begin a rewarding career,” Cooper said. “We’re meeting our social needs as well as our economic objective by getting kids through programs like this, getting them exposure and training and into the manufacturing workforce.”

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New Britain Superintendent Nancy Sarra retiring at end of school year
New Britain Herald
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New Britain Assistant Superintendent Michael Foran retiring at end of August
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New Britain schools working with local health groups to provide students struggling with mental health support
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Community Information
YMCA Screenwriters Workshop
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NBLL Winter Clinics
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YMCA Snow Day Club
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PAL Girls Basketball (Middle School)
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NB Community Conversations
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NB Canvassing Training
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NB Community Survey Launch
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NB Parks and Rec Middle School
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NB Parks & Rec Afterschool Program
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Yang Taekwondo
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YMCA Program Guide
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Girls Scouts Daisy Launch
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