Free Altice Advantage Internet for Student Families
In response to the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic, Altice USA has taken several steps to ensure that Americans within the communities we serve have reliable access to high-speed broadband connectivity to keep them connected to the people, information, and resources they rely on.
Altice USA is committed to helping schools and students stay connected during this unprecedented time. For households with K-12 and/or college students who may be displaced due to school closures and who do not currently have home internet access, we are offering our Altice Advantage 30 Mbps broadband solution for free for 60 days to any new customer household within our footprint.
Starting Monday, March 16, 2020, eligible households interested in this solution can call (866) 200-9522 to enroll in the Optimum region.
Mental Health Resources
We understand that this health concern does not only affect people physically, but it may also cause some anxiety. Below are some resources to support those who may need it.
WARM LINE by the NJ Department of Human Services
For individuals experiencing uncertainty or anxiety. Call (877) 294-HELP, (866) 202-HELP, (877) 294-4356
NJ 2-1-1 Website
NJ 2-1-1 (https://www.nj211.org/) has been launched to assist with handling COVID-19 calls from NJ residents. Residents can also text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive live text assistance and to stay informed.
Out of District Student Transportation
Below you will find Google Classroom codes for each teacher throughout New Brunswick Public Schools. Use the folders by finding your school and your teacher's classroom codes to complete homework.
New Brunswick Public Schools district login.
on the NBPS Continuity of Teaching and Learning website.
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Online Learning During Crisis
March 12, 2020
Dear Parents and Guardians,
In the event that New Brunswick Public Schools have to close for an extended period of time, due to the coronavirus outbreak, we have developed a plan to ensure teaching and learning will continue at home.
Distribution of Devices
We are maintaining a proactive approach to support the continuity of teaching and learning in the New Brunswick Public Schools in the event of an extended school closure. Fortunately, with our E-Learning days, we have experience delivering remote instruction should the need arise. We have a remote instruction plan that provides specific details; please know the district is well equipped to deliver instruction remotely to all students in grades 3-5, 6-8, and grade 12 via Chromebooks. Students in these grades will utilize Chromebooks during the closure and communicate directly with their teachers. If you have not done so, we ask that you sign and have your child return the district’s Acceptable Use Agreement which outlines the appropriate use of technology.
Students in grades 1-2 will be provided with printed assignments, and these will be sent home via backpack. These activities are to be utilized by families to provide opportunities for learning from home. Students in grades 9-11 will continue to use Google Classroom, where applicable, and copies of work packets will be sent home for students.
Equitable Access for All Students
In order for all students to have access to the curriculum during an extended absence, the actions below will be taken for those without access to a technology device and/or an internet connection.
- The locations and hours of operation will be announced by the school district via the district website, social media, and the SchoolMesenger communication system.
- Printed assignments and activities will be sent home in backpacks for students through grade 2.
- District Devices with wifi connectivity will be provided for students in grades 3-8.
- Community Wifi Access is available at multiple locations in New Brunswick including:
- New Brunswick Public Library
- Hidden Grounds Coffee - 106 Easton Ave.
- Starbucks - 391 George St.
- Caffe Bene - 356 George St.
- Utopia Bubble Tea - 48 Bayard St.
See the the entire Continuity of Teaching and Learning Plan for more information.
Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction