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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

Let's Start the New Year Off Write! campaign kicks off
for students in grades PK-5

This week, we kicked off our writing campaign, Let’s start the new year off Write! Students in grades PK-5 will be encouraged to work on their writing skills through February.

The Department of Academics started this campaign because, based on the parameters of remote/hybrid learning, our students are using whiteboards/markers and Chromebooks very often during instruction.

As a result, practice time with writing using a pen/pencil on paper has been limited. In addition to reinforcing the muscle memory connected to writing and the development of fine motor skills, the process of taking pen/pencil to paper has numerous benefits. This includes boosting one’s brain development, remembering better, limiting online distractions and sparking creativity.

This week, students will be receiving a choice board of different writing options from their school. All students will also be receiving a writing journal and a mechanical pencil to do their writing.

During this campaign, we encourage students to select as many different writing activities as they can during the next four weeks. When students have completed an activity, they can shade in the box on their choice board.

During the week of February 16th, students can return their boards to their teachers, and they will be entered into a raffle. If students would like, they can also attach their favorite piece of writing from the month.

If you have any questions, please reach out to your child’s school.

Family Resources
January/February Cohort Calendars
K-8 | NBHS

Hybrid/Remote Resources
Expectations for Remote Learning
Grading Guidelines and Expectation
Technology Help/Guides for Caregivers
Student Tech Support Request
How to set up SchoolMessenger Account

COVID-19 Resources
Governor's Travel Advisory
COVID Testing Sites

Community Resources
The CSDNB Community Directory is a resource for all, but especially for our families. This document includes childcare providers, food pantries, free meals, support services, healthcare, and more.

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Arabic (Coming Soon)

Community Directory and Resources
Childcare Providers in New Britain
Afterschool Community Providers

Registration now open for winter sports
Registration for student-athletes on FamilyID is now open for all winter sports. Tryouts will begin in January and all student-athletes must be registered to participate. Click to register >>

Tryout Registration: Girls Basketball | Boys Basketball

Message from Superintendent Sarra regarding the events at our nation's Capitol on January 6
As educators, our role has drastically evolved throughout this school year, yet we remain hopeful that recent events become moments where we learn to become a stronger and united community.
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January 2021 Family Newsletter
The CSDNB Family Resource Center will now be publishing a monthly newsletter for families. It wil provide helpful tips to promote your child's learning and health, as well as display all the pictures you've been sending to us of the wonderful work that you are doing with your children at home. English | Spanish | Arabic
ProdiGy! helps disengaged students become reengaged
ProdiGy! – a new student engagement initiative that has kicked off at New Britain High School – is designed to pair students with NBHS staff who serve as mentors. Its core message is that all students are gifted in their own way, and this initiative will work to pull that gift out of students who were selected for the program.
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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? Sign up for School Messenger so you can stay informed with all of the latest updates. Click here to read more >>

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 on-line learning, connections to CSDNB staff, virtual field trips, and more!

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Special Whitsons Meal
Friday, January 22
Whitsons will operate meal distribution sites from 9 AM - 2 PM at the following locations on January 15:

New Britain High School
110 Mill Street (Main Entrance)

Smalley Elementary School
175 West Street

Home delivery continues to be available for those who need it. Please call 860-229-1117 for arrangements.

The Farmers to Families Food Box program has ended until the next round of federal funding/application approval comes through.

Weekly Lesson Plans
Roosevelt Early Learning Center

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 and log in. From there, click preferences and you will then be able to select notification type. 

Don’t have an account yet? Visit 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. Spanish and Arabic translations will be coming soon.

New Britain Herald: Cardona, set to become US Secretary of Education, tells New Britain High English learner students they too can become a success story
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New Britain Herald: New Britain educators create mentoring program pairing students with adult mentors to encourage engagement, expand opportunities
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New Britain Herald: 'We must do more as educators, that's what we're here for': New Britain mayor, education leaders respond to New Britain Racial Justice Coalition's stance the school system is failing students
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Hartford Courant: New Britain educators: Teaching during the pandemic is ‘mental gymnastics every day’
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New Britain Herald: 'There's also something magical about a snow day': New Britain schools giving students day off from remote learning with storm coming
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Family Resource Center
January 2021 Newsletter
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Early Education Resource
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Middle School Resource
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High School Resource
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Home & School Connection
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Community Information
NB Public Library Homework Center
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Troop 75 Open House - February 18
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United Way Financial Management
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YMCA Golf Lessons (Meriden)
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YMCA Lifeguard Certification Course
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YMCA Remote Learning (Jan 4-15)
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YMCA Group Swim Lessons
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Join Girl Scouts of America
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