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Side by Side is a regional public charter school located in the heart of downtown South Norwalk. As specified in our charter, our integrated student population reflects the diversity of our surrounding community. The 235 students of Side by Side, grades Pre-K through 8th, represent several surrounding Connecticut towns and cities.

Like all charter schools, Side by Side functions independently from any local or traditional public school system. At Side by Side, our innovative approaches toward education allow us to actively and equally involve parents, teachers, and students in our day-to-day operations.

October 2017

Please be reminded that there is no school for students on Tuesday, November 7.  In addition to this being Election Day, it is an opportunity to provide professional development for the staff at Side by Side Charter School.  Teachers will be exploring STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Mathematics) based pedagogies through teamwork and critical thinking activities.  

In recognition of SBS’s notable student performance data and the favorable reviews our school received during the charter renewal process, the Side by Side administrative staff was invited to conduct a workshop, on behalf of the State Department of Education’s Turnaround Office, highlighting our practices.  The NetStat Learning Series is an opportunity for public schools across the state to share best practices.   Side by Side will be hosting a workshop to demonstrate our collaborative system for enhancing student performance, which includes teacher data teams, curriculum and instructional strategies and peer-walkthroughs.

The annual SBS Halloween Parade will take place during the R.I.S.E. meeting on Tuesday, 10/31 at 2:30 P.M.  In order to minimize the disruptions, we ask that you do not send the children to school dressed in a costume.  At approximately 2:15 P.M., students will change into their Halloween costumes.  All classes will then report to the gymnasium at 2:30 P.M. for the start of the parade.  Parents are encouraged and welcome to join and watch at that time.  

Don’t forget to RSVP to our fall fundraiser, “Cocktails for a Cause” which will be held at The Station House Restaurant on Friday, 11/3.   Invitations with payment and RSVP instructions were emailed to all families. 


Mr. Nittoly