School Year Information
Welcome! As we look to starting the 2022-2023 school year, we know there are many questions that you have as you look to make plans for starting school this August. The topics listed below will be a helpful guide in preparing for the new year. We encourage you to expand each topic to see greater detail.
Please check back regularly for any updates or additional information that may be added.
Orientation is required for All students.
Saturday, August 27th, 2022 at 2pm- Day Student Orientation
Sunday, August 28th, 2022 at 9am- International Day Students / Domestic Boaders: Move in & Orientation
Monday, August 29th, 2022 at 8am- First Day of School
For complete details, visit: Orientation
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 is 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 needs to quarantine, especially if they elect to not receive the vaccine before coming to campus this August.
International families can submit payment by Flywire, wire transfer, or for assistance contact: Student Accounts Manager Dorothy Bloom at firstname.lastname@example.org
Complete your requests for Bus Transportation. If you are using Public School Bus Transportation from your local district, please reach out to your district's Transportation Department and fill out the documentation for transportation for the 2022-2023 academic year no later than April 1st.
The Portal is the primary means for students and families to view information about class progress, assignments (including summer assignments), individual calendars, school events, and other resources for day-to-day life at SBS.
It is also how you access the Health Forms, Handbooks, and Back to School Forms.
Parents can use the email address as their username to log into the portal. Students are required to log in with their SBS email addresses.
Please contact Tech Support if you have questions regarding the portal: email@example.com
All health forms will be available by the end of May and are to be submitted through Magnus by logging into the Portal and selecting "Resources" and then "Magnus Health". This is not required for students who applied to our Gravitas 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 you.
Please contact Mrs. Morhaim firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding Health Forms or Health Center policies.
Back to School forms are now 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.
For specific assignments for your grade level, please refer to the Summer Reading section of the Portal, which can be found by clicking "Resources" and then "Back to School Information"
Please contact Mr. Barber email@example.com with any questions you have about summer reading
Placement is usually determined by the student's transcript. However, the department chair may reach out to you and request a skills test to help confirm the correct placement.
Returning students will begin registering for classes in April, and need to complete their Course Registration by May 20, 2022.
New students will be contacted in late June with details on how to register for next year's courses. Please note that new students WILL NOT BE ENROLLED FOR ANY CLASSES until they have submitted to the school (firstname.lastname@example.org) their child's Final Transcripts from 7th grade through the present year. Late registration increases the possibility that a student may not get their desired classes.
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 a 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 email@example.com if you have questions.
We continue to monitor the latest guidance and information about the 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 States: Covis-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.