Information for New Students

Welcome


Welcome to The Stony Brook School! You have made a great choice to join a community of scholars who bring wisdom and imagination together to cultivate great vision in the next generation of leaders.

As we look to starting the 2021-2022 school year, we know there are many questions that you have as you look to make plans for starting school this August.

Below is a list of various topics you may be curious about. Most of these resources require that you log into your Portal (see the second item), so please make sure you have your login information before you start this process. 

List of 13 items.

  • Questions About Vaccination and Quarantine

    To promote health in our school community, the School strongly recommends that individuals receive the vaccine if they are able, but we are not requiring it for students and employees. New York State has not communicated any plans to require vaccination for students and school employees, but we would be subject to any mandates from the State should it become a requirement. We will update families should any changes occur to this policy.

    At this time, New York State is not requiring any quarantining or testing for asymptomatic domestic or international travelers.

    Please note that the School does not have space to host students for an extended quarantine if they contract COVID 19. Families should have a plan to pick up their student within 48 hours in the event that their student needs to quarantine, especially if they elect to not receive the vaccine before coming to campus this August.
  • SBS-ID : Logging into School Email and Systems

    Every student will be assigned an SBS-ID which will be used to log into many of the school's systems including email, the school's academic portal, WiFi, and also allow them to print on campus. Every student is assigned an SBS email account. 

    Details for activating the student's SBS-ID will be emailed to parents by June 15th or within one week of their official enrollment if they enroll after June 15th. Students should look for an email from
    techsupport@sbs.org for their credentials and instructions.

    Please email the Tech Services Department at techsupport@sbs.org  if you have questions for initially accessing your account.

  • The Portal

    The Portal is the primary means for students and families to view information about class progress, assignments, individualized calendars, school events, and other resources for day-to-day life at SBS.

    Access to The Stony Brook School portal (my.sbs.org) will be available to new families the second week of June or within one week of their official enrollment.

    New students will be receiving an email with the log in instructions for email and the school portal.


    For Students
    Students will log in to the portal using their SBS-ID.  Click on the link in the lower right corner that says "SBS-ID Login"

    For Parents 
    If this is your first time logging in, click on the link at the bottom right of the screen:
     
     
    Enter your email address and request the username and password by checking off the boxes and click “SEND” to submit your request.  Instructions will be sent to your email address. Follow those instructions to set up a password.

    Please email the Tech Services Department at techsupport@sbs.org  if you have questions about initially accessing your account.
  • Calendar and Orientation

    We are very excited to begin the process of welcoming students to campus this year!

    The school year calendar is available here and orientation information is available here.
  • New Student I20 & F-1 Visa Information

    We continue to monitor the latest guidance and information about this pandemic as it pertains to student immigration. We receive updates from the U.S. Student & Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) and the Department of State (DOS). The U.S. government also makes these updates available for the public. If you would like to read this guidance directly, you may access it by visiting Study in the States: COVID-19 Resources.
     
    As the situation evolves, we encourage you to monitor visa processing and travel updates through your local U.S. consulate. For additional measures such as specific port-of-entry screening processes, as well as travel restrictions, please consult the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)U.S. Department of State, and your local government agencies.
     
    Once the F-1 visa is received, please email a copy to our DSO. 
     
    If you cannot get an F-1 Visa or travel restrictions prevent you from entering the U.S. to start classes in August, please be in contact with our DSO, 
    Ms Welch (Direct Office Phone: (+1) 631-941-1514; sharice.welch@sbs.org)
  • Health Forms

    All health forms are to be submitted through Magnus Health via the Portal. Parents can access Magnus by logging into the Portal and selecting “Resources” and then “Magnus Health.” This is not required for students who applied to our new Stony Brook Global program (completely online for the whole year).



    Please note that students do not have access to Magnus Health. Through Magnus, you can download the forms, update vital health information, and access your submitted forms throughout the year. You will have the option to upload your forms online, fax or mail to Magnus to update your child's records. Please do not submit paperwork to the School.

    Given the current situation surrounding COVID-19, we understand that there may be some delays in scheduling your child's annual physical exam. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you find yourself in this situation, and we will work with you. 

    Please contact Mrs. Morhaim  (anita.morhaim@sbs.org) if you have any questions regarding Health Forms or Health Center policies.
  • Registering for Classes

    Please refer to the right navigation bar for information by grade-level. 

    Please contact the Registrar, Ms. Edwards (registrar@sbs.org) with questions regarding registration and academics.
  • Textbooks and Class Materials

    You will find the textbook list for the 2021-2022 school year posted on the portal on the Textbook Information resource board. Class materials are still being finalized and will be posted when they are available.
  • Technology Requirements

    The school does not specify any particular computing device. Each student should have access to an internet-ready computing device with a physical keyboard. Smartphones can be used for checking emails and looking up information, but each student will need another device that is larger than a phone for school assignments. We recommend that all students have a Windows or Mac laptop computer. Having a physical keyboard is especially important for writing assignments.  Internet access is necessary for checking email and completing assignments.

    Please email the Tech Services Department at techsupport@sbs.org if you have questions.
  • Forms, Dress Code, and Handbook

    The 2021 - 2022 Student Handbook is now available on the Student Resources page of the Portal. Please note that policies and adjustments may be needed as new guidance comes from the Center for Disease Control, New York State Department of Health, and other organizations throughout the year.

    Stony Brook Global students can also find a resource board that contains the SBG Student Handbook on the resource page as well. 

    Back to School forms are also available on the Portal. As families log in they should see a yellow notification bar on the top of the page informing them of the forms that need to be completed and their respective deadlines. Stony Brook Global students (remote every day all year) do not have to complete any health forms.
  • Packing List for Residential Students

    A student packing list is available here and also on the Portal under "Back to School Information."

    Please contact our Director of Student Life, Mr. Dustin Mones (dustin.mones@sbs.org)  with any questions you have about packing or residential life.
  • Summer Reading Assignments

    For specific assignments for your grade level, please refer to the Summer Reading section of the Portal, which can be found by clicking “Resource” and then “Back to School Information.”  

    Please contact Mr. Barber (andrew.barber@sbs.org) with any questions you have about summer reading.
  • Submitting Payment

    To make a payment for 2020-2021 please submit payment directly to Smart Tuition at https://parent.smarttuition.com 
    or you can call Smart Tuition at (888) 868-8828 

    International families can submit payment by Flywire, wire transfer, or for assistance contact:
    Student Accounts Manager
    Dorothy Bloom at dorothy.bloom@sbs.org

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A Christian, co-ed, college preparatory boarding and day school for 7-12th grade students