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 2020-2021 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 12 items.

  • School Email Accounts

    The Stony Brook School uses Google for its email and document services. This email often serves as a common login for other academic resources (Zoom, various online assessments tools, etc.) that teachers may ask students to use in classes. Access to a student’s SBS email account will be sent out to new students the second week of June or within one week of their official enrollment. 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. Please refer to this page if you forget your login information.
  • 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 shortly with the log in instructions for email. Once the email is set up, please follow the following instructions to access the school portal:
     
     
    If this is your first time logging in, click on the link at the bottom right of the screen:
     
     
    Enter the student’s new Stony Brook School 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 the student’s sbs.org 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.
  • SBS-ID Accounts

    SBS-ID is a new ID that you can use to access additional computing resources at the school. Initially, this will allow you to login to some third party services such as Zoom, Adobe. It also will allow you to login to the school computers and to print to the printers in the Learning Commons. We are constantly working to add support for more services this summer so keep an eye out for updates! 
  • Calendar and Orientation

    We are very excited to begin the process of welcoming students to campus this year! We are working hard to make plans in regard to starting school safely, and we will be communicating more details soon in terms of when and how students will return to campus and classes. We will send those resources as they become available.
  • 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.”



    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. Calder (lauren.calder@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 Ms Edwards (registrar@sbs.org) with questions regarding registration and academics.
  • Textbooks, and Class Materials

    Information textbooks and class materials will be released mid-July. We will send out a message informing families once these resources 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 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

    We are currently revisiting many of our policies in light of how expectations and best practices may change as we look to structure life for students at The Stony Brook School. The 2020 - 2021 Student Handbook (which contains the dress code) is available on the Portal under the "Back to School Information" resource page. 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.
  • Packing List for Residential Students

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

    Please contact Mr. Mones (dustin.mones@sbs.org) or Ms O’Brien (lydia.obrien@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.

The Stony Brook School

1 Chapman Parkway, Stony Brook, NY 11790 | 631-751-1800
A Christian, co-ed, college preparatory boarding and day school for 7-12th grade students