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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


Letter from Superintendent Sarra
regarding viral TikTok challenge

I hope this letter finds you and your family well. Today is our 14th day of full-in schooling, and we are all adjusting to yet again a “new normal.” I am grateful for many things, but in particular, I am grateful that we are not experiencing shortages with bus drivers as many other districts are at this time. While we had some delays initially, we are improving our times every day and bringing your children safely home to you.

The students throughout the schools are getting used to being with all of their peers. We are noticing some struggles with student-to-student interactions and are working hard to build their muscles around handling conflict in a peaceful way. We understand that this adjustment to a full school day with more students in the building can be challenging for many of our students. We are here to support them and to support you.

I am writing to ask for your support and guidance with your child(ren). More specifically, a trend is sweeping across the nation on TikTok and other social media platforms. Students are asked to film vandalism in schools and post the video to the media platform. This challenge encourages students to steal things such as fire extinguishers, soap dispensers, and other items. It also encourages students to vandalize bathrooms, classrooms, and other parts of school property.

Unfortunately, here in New Britain, we have seen students participate in this challenge at our middle schools and high schools. Administrators are aware and are responding to the situations as they occur. However, this challenge is not unique to New Britain. A recent report in the Hartford Courant noted that other school districts in Connecticut (including colleges) are experiencing the same type of problem.

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Family/Community Resources
2021: Back to School
Weekly Lesson Plans
Back to School Checklist
School Schedules
Letter from Superintendent Sarra
Fall 2021 Reopening Plan
Supply Lists
Recovery Plan

Central Registration
Register New Student
Log in to PowerSchool Parent Portal
Create PowerSchool Parent Account
Withdrawal Form

COVID-19 Resources
Travel Information and Guidance
Student Quarantine Guidance

Family Resources
Early Education: English | Spanish
Middle School: English | Spanish
High School: English | Spanish
Home & School: English | Spanish

Other Resources
Home School Request Form
Childcare Providers in New Britain
After-school Community Providers

Wellness Policy Assessment Results







CSDNB Town Hall to be held on September 22
On Wednesday, September 22 at 6 PM, we'll be holding a town hall to discuss the latest updates from our middle and high schools, along with information related to remote learning while quarantined.
Click here to watch on YouTube >>

Second dose clinic to be held on September 21
The Community Health Center will be holding a Second Dose Clinic on Tuesday, September 21, from 9 AM - 2 PM at New Britain High School. For more info on the vaccine, click here >>

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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2021 Advance Child Tax Credit
The IRS estimates that almost 550 New Britain children who may be eligible to be claimed for the expanded and newly-advanceable Child Tax Credit have not been claimed on a recent tax return.
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CSDE: 2020-2021 Assessment Data Shows the Positive Effects of In-Person Learning Over Hybrid and Remote Models
The Connecticut State Department of Education released results of the 20-21 statewide assessments. This report provides the first statewide picture of student achievement since the 18-19 year.
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Revised School Attire Policy for 2021 School Year
On Monday (August 16), the New Britain Board of Education voted on a revised School Attire policy. After much discussion, the sentiment amongst Board members was that the original draft of the policy would create numerous hardships for families at the start of the year.
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Delta’s in the Air: Why Masks Indoors Make Sense
Hartford HealthCare provides an explanation of why wearing masks indoors makes sense, especially with Delta, the latest COVID strain. This strain nearly twice as contagious and produces 1,000 times the amount of virus in your nose and throat.
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CIAC announces guidance for fall sports
The CIAC has announced guidance and guidelines for the fall season. This includes face covering requirements, attendance, COVID protocols, and more.
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Elementary/Middle Schedule
September 20
September 21
September 22
September 23
September 24
Day A
Day B
Day C
Day D
Day E

Weekly Lesson Plans
Weekly Lesson Plans will be uploaded by 4 PM every Friday. Click here to find your child's school and teacher.

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. Click here for this week's update.

Fall 2021 Reopening Plan
In accordance with the guidelines from the CT State Department of Education on reopening schools, we have outlined a comprehensive draft plan for the 2021-2022 school year.

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Free COVID-19 Testing
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.

NBHS AP Assignments
Blanker: AP World History
Carlin: AP ECE Music Theory
Courtemanche: AP Biology
Eckert: AP Psychology
Eggleston: AP Language
Gerent: AP Literature
Mathur: UConn ECE/AP Chemistry
Ontko: UConn ECE Physics
Pigeon: AP Calculus
Ramsey: APES/ECE NRE1000E
Zemaitis: AP U.S. History

Kelly Services: Now Hiring!
Kelly Services is now hiring for substitute teacher positions within our school district.

For more information, please view the attached flyer or call 800-991-5157, Option 2. You can also send your resume to EDNERecruiting@kellyservices.com.

Click here for more information

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!

Click to enter the DAB Site >>

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. Spanish and Arabic translations will be coming soon.



Returning Students May Face Mental Health Challenges
NBC CT
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'Your kids are in good hands': New Britain students, teachers excited to return to school despite rainy weather
New Britain Herald
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'I think it's absolutely amazing': Members of New Britain NAACP greet students at Jefferson on first day of school
New Britain Herald
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NB schools welcome back students on first day of school
FOX 61
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New Britain students head back to school
WFSB
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Students Return to School in New Britain
NBC CT
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Community Information
Farmington Arts and Technology
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NB Parks and Rec Middle School
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YMCA Intro to Dance
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YMCA Salsa and Bachata
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NB Youth Soccer (Fall 2021)
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NB PAL Karate Program
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YMCA Group Swim Lessons
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YMCA Lifeguard Certification Course
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Career in Arts Talent Showcase
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NB Parks & Rec After-school Program
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Yousef Taekwondo
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Yang Taekwondo
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YMCA Program Guide
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Middle School Strength Training
New Britain-Berlin YMCA

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Girls Scouts Daisy Launch
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NB Junior Hurricanes
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United Way Financial Management
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Join Girl Scouts of America
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CSDNB Anonymous Tip Form