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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

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Updated attendance guidelines for the remainder
of the 2020-2021 school year

Now that we are back in school full-time as of May 6 (with some students still choosing to learn remotely), it’s important to be reminded of the updated attendance guidelines through the remainder of the school year. Please take note of the following:

• As of May 6, students must follow the Full Remote or Full All-In model. There is no hybrid option for attending school through the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year.  

• The Connecticut State Department of Education states that a student must be in school for at least 50% of the day to be marked present. The following conditions apply: 

  Full Remote Learners: Students need to be virtually present at least 50% of the day to be marked present for that day of school.  
  Full All-In Learners: Students need to be physically present in the building at least 50% of the day to be marked present. Please note that if a student is quarantining and/or sick, they may log in remotely so they don't miss work. However, it will be marked as an excused absence. 

• Should a circumstance arise that your child does not attend school on a particular day unrelated to illness, they will be marked absent (in accordance with State reporting). However, it is good practice to connect remotely to stay on top of their studies.  

We understand that this may cause inconvenience for some, especially those who are full all-in yet still wish to engage remotely when sick or in quarantine. However, we must follow all protocols in accordance with the updated guidelines. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your child’s school.

Hybrid/Remote Resources
K-8 Cohort Calendar
NBHS Cohort Calendar
Expectations for Remote Learning

Grading Guidelines and Expectation
Technology Help/Guides for Caregivers
1:1 Device Expectations
Student Tech Support Request
How to set up SchoolMessenger Account

COVID-19 Resources
Travel Information and Guidance
COVID Testing Sites

Family/Community Resources
CSDNB Community Directory
English | Spanish

Childcare/Community
Childcare Providers in New Britain
Afterschool Community Providers

YMCA / RELC Childcare

Family Resources

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

April 2021 FRC Newsletter
English | Spanish | Arabic

CSDNB Pupil Services holding parent workshop on May 13
The CSDNB Pupil Services Department is partnering with the State Education Resource Center and CT State Department of Education to hold a parent transition workshop on May 13 from 5-6 PM.
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CSDNB Pupil Services to hold virtual session on May 19
Are you the parent of a child with a disability? Would you like to know about free resources that are available for your family? The CSDNB Pupil Services Department will be hosting a virtual sharing session on Wednesday, May 19, from 6-7 PM. Pat Stavola, Family Support Coordinator from the CT Family Support Network, will be presenting.
Click here to attend on May 19 >>

New Britain High School presents "The Last Five Years"
The New Britain High School production of "The Last Five Years" features Margarita Cartagena as Catherine Hiatt and Ethan Roy as Jamie Wellerstein. The show will take place on Friday, May 28 at 7 PM in the New Britain High School Auditorium Parking Lot.
Click here for more details and to buy tickets >>

CSDNB welcomes students back to school
Last week, we welcomed many of our students back to school after having been remote for the past year. We're looking forward to spending the rest of the school year with them before breaking for the summer!
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Results from DiLoreto Lottery now available
The lottery has been held for DiLoreto Elementary & Middle School and videos have been published by grade level.
Click here for the DiLoreto Lottery results >>

May FRC Newsletter now available
The New Britain Family Resource Center has published their May newsletter. This month, they discuss Mother's Day, sun safety, crafts, fun, and a whole lot more.
English | Spanish | Arabic

Summer Youth Program now accepting applications
The Summer Youth Employment and Learning Program (SYELP) offers low-income high school students in the New Britain area with the opportunity to obtain paid work experience and career training.
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Level Up! Program has successful pilot during April Break
During April Break, we held a successful pilot of Level Up, a program we are looking to implement throughout the school year. Level Up is similar to our traditional Summer Learning Experiences program.
Click here for details/photos >>

Preschool registration now open for 2021-2022
Preschool registration is now open! Preschool slots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. This includes enrollment in full-day slots for 4-year-old children.
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2021-2022 Calendar
A draft of our 2021-2022 calendar has been published! The first day of school is scheduled for September 1 and the last day of school is scheduled for June 13.

Click to view the calendar >>

Reopening/Recovery
On March 24, Superintendent Nancy Sarra held a Town Hall to discuss the plan for the full opening of our schools on May 6.

Click to view the Town Hall >
Click to view the Recovery Plan >

Farmers to Families
This week, Whitsons will be sponsoring the Farmers to Families Food Box program at multiple locations throughout the city.

New Britain High (10 AM - 4 PM)
Pulaski Middle (10 AM - 2 PM)
Smalley Elementary (10 AM - 2 PM)
Boys & Girls Club (Wed: 10 AM - 4 PM)

Sparkler App
The Connecticut Bureau of Special Education is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Office of Early Childhood and Sparkler that will help all Connecticut children get off to a strong start.

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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!

Click to enter the DAB Site >>

COVID-19 Confirmed Cases
Week of May 10
Below are the confirmed COVID-19 cases that have been reported throughout the district for the week of May 10.



Weekly Lesson Plans
Chamberlain
DiLoreto
Gaffney
HALS
Holmes
Jefferson
Lincoln
Northend
Pulaski
Roosevelt Early Learning Center
Slade
Smalley
Smith
Vance

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.



New Britain schools focused on engaging students, bringing them back to classroom through incentives (New Britain Herald)
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HALS Academy students, teachers throw surprise party for teacher who became American citizen (New Britain Herald)
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New Britain schools receive grant to help encourage students to sign up for financial aid (New Britain Herald)
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New program introduces New Britain High upperclassmen to careers in police, fire, EMS (New Britain Herald)
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Community Information
YMCA HS Boys Basketball (April 27)
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NB Junior Hurricanes Registration
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Channel 3 Kids Camp
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NB Parks and Rec Job Opportunities
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Robert T. Kenney Scholarship
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Free Tax Services from HRA
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NB Public Library Homework Center
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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