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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.

Dear SBS Families,

The end of the school year is fast approaching.  Less than forty school days remain before we break for the summer!  Here are some important reminders:

•    Last Day of School: Wednesday, June 12- this will be a regular FULL day of school (3:30pm dismissal)
•    8th grade Graduation: Monday, June 10 


A letter was recently sent home requesting nominations for two parent vacancies on the Side by Side Board of Directors.  I urge anyone who has ever considered joining the Board to send an email stating your interest to Board Vice-Chair, Adam Norris at before the midnight deadline Monday, May 6.   

As a public, independently run charter school, our success depends upon a talented and dedicated board of directors, who serve in lieu of a board of education.  The SBS Board consists of 13-15 voting members comprised of community members, teachers, and parents.  The Board meets monthly (except in July,) on the fourth Tuesday, starting at 5:15 P.M. and generally running until 7:00 P.M.  Although these positions are voluntary, membership involves a degree of responsibility, time and dedication, motivated by a shared sense of purpose.  The experience can be personally fulfilling.  Board members should attend every meeting and actively represent his/her constituents in the school.  The Board is responsible for monitoring school finances, approving major policies, and ensuring that our school operates in accordance with the original charter and stays true to our mission.  This is a great opportunity for you to be an integral part of our school’s future.

Thank you,
Mr. Nittoly