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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

No school on Monday, January 18. We will return to the hybrid model on January 19.
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Cardona, set to become US Secretary of Education, tells New Britain High English learner students they too can become a success story

In many ways, Dr. Miguel Cardona has a lot in common with New Britain High School students, including being from an immigrant family, growing up bicultural and loving MufonGo’s, a Puerto Rican restaurant in New Britain.

“I had a pork dish that I couldn’t finish, it was so delicious,” Cardona said with a laugh to a virtual audience of roughly 100 New Britain High School English learner students Thursday. “I actually started my career at New Britain High School as a tutor. I remember the wonderful people that I worked with and that’s the kind of people you want to surround yourself with.”

Joined by Dr. Marisa Cartiera, an English Learner teacher, Wanda Lickwar, district coordinator of Bilingual ESL and World Language and Superintendent Nancy Sarra in a virtual chat, students were able to learn more about how Cardona’s roots and background became the foundation of his success story.

Poised to become the next U.S. Secretary of Education for President-elect Joe Biden’s cabinet, Cardona hoped his experiences will inspire students to achieve great things and to be proud of who they are.

“I was born in Meriden. My parents are from Puerto Rico and I learned Spanish before I learned English,” he said. “I think one thing that’s important to remember is to not forget your native language and be proud of being bicultural. That served me well and it can be a blessing for you.”

Click to read more from the New Britain Herald


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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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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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Whitsons Meal Distribution
January 15
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 educators create mentoring program pairing students with adult mentors to encourage engagement, expand opportunities
To help inspire students during erratic times, New Britain educators created a mentoring program designed to pair students with adult mentors to encourage engagement and expand opportunities.
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'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
In light of community calls for more change and funding to the education system, New Britain schools is focusing on becoming more culturally proficient and continue intentional spending.
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New Britain educators: Teaching during the pandemic is ‘mental gymnastics every day’
But unlike when the pandemic shut down schools in March or even when this year’s classes began in August, educators say they feel fairly confident that families and teachers are now ready for it.
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'There's also something magical about a snow day': New Britain schools giving students day off from remote learning with storm coming
The traditional snow day is getting one more chance tomorrow. With remote learning becoming the new normal, many school districts have done away with the idea of canceling school when the snow drifts pile up. Click to read full article >>
Snow Day Tradition to Continue in Parts of CT Tomorrow
Some Connecticut school districts are keeping the tradition of a snow day on Thursday with up to 16 inches of snow on the way, forgoing the option to teach classes remotely for the day. Students in Brooklyn, New Britain and Simsbury will have a snow day – free to rest, shovel, go sledding – whatever the family has on the agenda. Click to read full article >>
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January 2021 Newsletter
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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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