SORA Is Here!

What Is SORA?

SORA is our new digital library offering both ebooks and audiobooks for our 5th-8th graders, anytime, anywhere!  It gives you the power to discover and enjoy ebooks and audiobooks from school for both leisure and class assigned reading.  Download the free SORA app today to get started!  If you are in the 5th - 8th grade use your Google school account to log in.  If you have any trouble with logging in, please let Mrs. Allyn know.

Try SORA Today and Take Your Reading Anywhere

How To Get Started With SORA

1. Open the Sora app on your chromebook or device. If you don't have the app, you can also just open Sora in your browser at www.soraapp.comOpens in a new browser tab.

2. The first time you open the app or site, you will need to find our school district. We are Regional School District 1. After you select that, you will choose Salisbury Central from the dropdown menu, and log in with your school Google credentials. For future logins, the district should save, making this step a little faster.

3) Start browsing! There are two different types of books available to you in Sora:

eBooks - These are books that you read on your device, flipping from page to page on the screen. You will be able to change the font and font size to best fit your needs as a reader, and there are the same highlighting and note taking tools you have probably used in other digital reading you have done.

Audiobooks- These books are recordings of someone (and sometimes groups of people) telling the story aloud. It's like being read to,  but there will be no pictures or pages to look at. You just tune in and listen.

4. When you have found something that you want to borrow, click the blue "borrow" button. Please don't do this unless you are sure that you want to read that book because when you borrow a book- just like in our school library-  the book isn't there for other people to borrow. 

5.  Read/listen and enjoy! When you finish the book, just like at school, please return it right away so that other people can read it.

Two Books, Six Schools
Promoting Community and Family Literacy

All students and staff were provided with a copy of the book Hidden Figures and a packet of activities to accompany the text. The book is yours to keep, and we hope that you will join all of us in reading this remarkable true story, and  to explore and engaging with the provided activities. There will be opportunity for all of us to discuss the book when we return to school in the fall and participate in some activities connected to this reading. If you misplaced your copy of the packet, copies are below -

     
For Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
 K-3 Activity Packet
For 4th - 8th Grades 
4-8 Activity Packet


Hidden Figures - Young Readers' Edition
by Margot Lee Shetterly -The powerful story of four African-American female mathematicians at NASA who helped achieve some of the greatest moments in our space program. 

Why Summer Reading  Is Important

Reading is the most important skill there is. Research shows that reading is crucial to a child’s brain development and intellectual stimulation. And that’s just the beginning:

 

Reading is a gateway skill. It opens the door to all other learning.

Reading is the processing of information. It requires the student to develop a capacity for conceptual thinking — an ability to think about the nature and significance of things.

Reading builds language skills. By becoming more familiar with language through reading, students build a rich vocabulary and an ability to express themselves clearly and creatively.

Reading builds better thinking strategies. Analyzing words, sentences, themes and meaning; concentrating, conceptualizing and visualizing — all these elements of reading are strategies to expand a student’s ability to think.

Reading is active and disciplined. Students learn to choose what they read and when they read, and they learn to discipline themselves to concentrate on the written word.

The best thing you can do is to read for 20 minutes each day!


Enjoy a good book!   

EPIC Books
This is great news

Starting July 1, all families who signed up for remote student access during the pandemic will be able to enjoy a brand new service, Epic Free, which offers every student 2 hours of free weekly reading in a limited library of high-quality educational books. 


Keep The Reading Going!

Our Mission

The Salisbury Central School learning community works together to empower all students to be inquisitive, independent, and responsible citizens of the global   society. We guide and foster each child’s intellectual, emotional, social and physical development in a safe, challenging, supportive, and collaborative learning environment. We are committed to ensuring that all students leave us prepared for successful learning beyond our school.

We Believe:
All students can learn
All students will have equitable access to an effective instructional program
All staff are committed to continuous professional growth and improvement
All members of the community are partners in the learning process
All members of the community respect one another

 

 

 

 

 

 

Food Program

As you know, Wednesday was the 1st day of meal deliveries. We realize there were several glitches that need to be worked out. Thank you for being patient with us while we try to improve this service. After running the delivery route once, it has become apparent that we can not deliver to doorsteps. Instead, due to bus and road restrictions, we will need to deliver to the end of the driveway (unless you are contacted separately)  

In order to protect the food and prevent illness, we ask that you have a big enough cooler or several smaller coolers for your delivery. If you know you will not be getting the food quickly, be sure to put ice or ice packs in the cooler. We expect deliveries for tomorrow to be between 10am-2pm and will work on getting more specific times later next week. Patti will send an email when we have been notified that all deliveries are complete for the day. 

Also, the good news is that we have learned that we are now able to offer meals for children in the house under the age of 18 even if they are not enrolled in our school. For example, if you have a 3 year old you may now request a meal for them. Likewise, if you have an older student in a private school you can request a meal for them as well. In order to add another child to your existing order, please email Sue Bucceri at sbucceri@salisburycentral.orgOpens in a new browser tab. In order to start this on Monday, we will need your email by 1:30pm on Friday. 

If you have not signed up for delivery yet, but wish to do so please complete this formOpens in a new browser tab. We can add deliveries for Monday as long as the form is complete by 1:30pm on Friday. 

Please feel free to contact us with any concerns.

May 6 Update From Dr. Vogel

Information From Salisbury Family Services

If you are experiencing financial difficulties help is available for Salisbury residents.  Salisbury Family Services can help covering expenses such as childcare, housing, food, etc.

Please contact Patrice McGrath 860 435-5187.

News and Announcements

  • No School and/or Early Dismissal Days

    September

    Sept 4 - No School - Regional Teacher Professional Learning
    Sept 7 - No School - Labor Day
    Sept 23 - 12:10 Early Dismissal - Teacher Professional Learning

     

    October

    Oct 12 - No School - Columbus Day
    Oct 28  - 12:10 Early Dismissal - P/T Conferences
    Oct 29 - 12:10 Early Dismissal - P/T Conferences

     

    November

    Nov 11 -  12:10 Early Dismissal - Teacher Professional Learning
    Nov 25, 26, & 27 - No School - Thanksgiving Break

     

    December

    Dec 9 - 12:10 Early Dismissal - Teacher Professional Learning
    Dec 23 - Jan 1 - No School - Holiday Recess

     

    January

    Jan 4 - No School - Regional Professional Learning
    Jan 18 - No School - MLK Day
    Jan 20 - 12:10 Early Dismissal - Teacher Professional Learning

     

    February

    Feb 15 & 16 - No School - Winter Break
    Feb 17 -12:10 Early Dismissal - Teacher Professional Learning

     

    March

    Mar 10 - 12:10 Early Dismissal - Teacher Professional Learning
    Mar 24 - 12:10 Early Dismissal - Student Led Conferences
    Mar 25 - 12:10 Early Dismissal - Student Led Conferences

     

    April

    Apr 2 - No School - Good Friday
    Apr 5 - No School - Regional Professional Learning
    Apr 12-16 -  No School - Spring Break

     

    May

    May 12 - 12:10 Early Dismissal - Teacher Professional Learning
    May 31 - No School - Memorial Day

     

     

     

     

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