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HS Parent Message December 18, 2020
Sally Lopez
Friday, December 18, 2020

High School Parent Message 

December 18, 2020

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Important Dates:

Dec 17 - Dec 23: All Students Remote

Dec 23: Mid Marking Period for Q2

Dec 23:  Early Dismissal

Dec 24 - Jan 3: School Closed - Winter Break

Jan 4 - Jan 15:  All Students Remote

Jan 13:  Early Dismissal of Students/Staff Development

Jan 14: Virtual High School Program of Studies Information Session (more info below)

Jan 18: No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Jan 19: In person classes resume


A message from the Northern Nurses:

We wish you a wonderful & healthy holiday season! We appreciate & confidentially track your calls & emails regarding any COVID-19 cases or exposures in your household. We ask that you please continue to directly contact your student’s nurse as this information is critical for monitoring community incidence & planning for safely keeping our school open. Please email or call your student's School Nurse - Thank you and be well!

Middle School:  Mrs. Theresa Pugliese - tpugliese@nburlington.com  609-298-3900 x 4030

High School East:  Mrs. Mary Crane - mcrane@nburlington.com   609-298-3900 x 2085

High School West:  Mrs. Gina Nocon - gnocon@nburlington.com   609-298-3900 x 2216

 

Remote Status:  

As communicated in an early notice from the Superintendent, the district has shifted to fully remote through January 18.  The full notice can be found here.

 Student Pictures:

We recently received the student pictures that were already taken. As we are remote until January 19th, we mailed the student pictures home on Wednesday. If you ordered pictures, please be sure to check your mailbox. 

Picture Day Make-ups:

February 23rd and 26th will be the makeup days for pictures.  Students who are participating in hybrid instruction will take their picture on the day their cohort is present, all remote students can come between the hours of 12:30-4pm on either day.  The photographer will be set up in the media center conference room. 

We are also planning to offer a link for parents to upload a picture of their student for us to use in the yearbook, if you are uncomfortable with coming in for pictures.  We are waiting for our yearbook company to make the link available to us. 

High School Program of Studies  and Course Selection for 2021-2022:

The 2021-2022 High School Program of Studies is now available on the High School Counseling Department web page.  Additionally, we are excited to announce that course selection will occur electronically via PowerSchool. Counselors will be meeting with students in January to facilitate this new procedure. 

SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, January 14, 2021

Who: Parents/Guardians and Students to prepare for high school Course Selection 

What: HS Program of Studies Information Session

When: Thursday, January 14th at 6:30 p.m

Where: Virtual

RSVP required to obtain meeting code - see below

The Offices of Academics and Counseling are hosting a Virtual HS Program of Studies Information Session on Thursday, January 14th at 6:30 p.m to answer your questions about the Program of Studies and course selection for next year.  We ask that participants review the Program of Studies and view the video series BEFORE the meeting. 

Please, RSVP via this form, and submit any questions so that we tailor the presentation to meet your needs. 

 

Communications:  

The school and district send out communications regularly.  These newsletters are sent out weekly and there are times when text messages are also used.  If you are reading this message, it clearly arrived in your inbox, but if you have friends or family with children in the district who are not receiving these messages, please have them check their email account’s “junk mailbox.”  Also,  double check that the correct email is entered in PowerSchool.

In addition, text messages are used to share information.  Two were sent this week.  For those who did not receive these messages, please double check that the correct cell phone numbers are recorded in PowerSchool.  If updates are necessary, please contact our school registrar, Ms. Vickie Sheppard, vsheppard@nburlington.com .


Ordering School Lunch for All Students 18 years and Under:

Please note that Lunches are FREE FOR ALL YOUR STUDENTS through the month of June 2021.  

All NB students are remote for the rest of December 2020 through the week of January 11th 2021.  PLEASE CONSIDER ORDERING LUNCHES

Use the link below to place an order:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdSCfgxym6WPcJofHaCxJa5lS1jTZzsRyr2-UUxGsXWCpnxbg/viewform

 

NB has established MONDAY and TUESDAY for pick up of meals. We will extend our pickup window  to 10 am through 12:00 pm on Monday AND Tuesday as per the following schedule:

 

  • Monday 12/21  (option to pick up 2 weeks of meals)

  • Tuesday 12/22  (option to pick up 2 weeks of meals)

  • Monday  1/4

  • Tuesday 1/5

  • Monday 1/11

  • Tuesday1/12

The pick-up location is near the Middle School’s rear entrance (Middle School Door C-3 that leads into the teachers’ lounge) via the Island Road entrance and taking the 1st left to go toward the back of the school. Masks must be worn at all times and for social distancing purposes, NB will limit the number of people entering the middle school facility at one time.

 

Parent Engagement Committee:

The Parent Engagement committee is hosting a virtual evening event for parents called “Distant Technology At A Glance” where parents will be guided on how to navigate the school website, PowerSchool, Google Classroom, and other various resources.  Please join us on Wednesday, January 13th from 7-8pm via zoom.  RSVP is required to receive the Zoom link the week of the end:  Click here to RSVP no later than January 8th.

 

Travel Advisories: 

Will your student leave the tri-state area over the break?  

During the holiday season, the CDC and Governor Murphy have encouraged us all to limit travel whenever possible and to keep celebrations to immediate family members.  However, in the event your family is traveling outside of the immediate region (New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Delaware), please plan to have your student quarantine for 10 days.   Students are able to attend all of their classes virtually during that time, even if they are in the hybrid model.  In the event your child will be quarantining and attending school virtually during that time, please notify your child’s counselor. Please do not hesitate to contact our school nurse with any questions regarding the quarantine process.  Here is a link to  travel advisories: NJ Travel Quarantine Information.

Health and Safety Reminder:

COVID-When to get tested 

COVID Cannot test out of Quarantine   

COVID-How-Long-Isolate-Quarantine

It is important to emphasize a few points with regard to health safety.  Most importantly, students should not come to school if they are sick.  The remote option is available on a day to day basis if a student has any symptoms on the day he or she is supposed to attend school in person but can still attend school at home.  If you have any medical questions, please contact our school nurse at extension 2216(west office) or 2085(east office). Covid Informational Flyers.

A Message from the 2020 Yearbook Staff: 

We need student life pictures! Got a perfect picture of your student in his or her mask? Have an at-home work station we just have to see? Send in your student life pictures of NB High School students to yearbook@nburlington.com and get your student in this year's yearbook! Please include your student's name and grade, and be sure all photos contain only Northern Burlington High School students! Thank you for helping to make this year's yearbook a success! 

Calendar for Second Marking Period:  

The calendar for the second marking period can be found at this link.  Please note the remote days after the Winter Break.  

Clinical Corner Spotlight:

A Compassionate Guide to Anxiety During the COVID-19 Pandemic Part 1: Understanding Why We Are So Anxious Right Now by Eric Goodman, PhD - Life in the time of a pandemic is difficult.  The fact that we are feeling more anxious these days didn’t start with COVID-19. Our anxiety levels were rising well before this virus made itself known. The pandemic, however, has brought to the surface heightened anxiety that for many has been simmering underneath for quite some time.  But is our anxiety really out to get us?  Please click this link to access the full article.

Parent Teacher Student Connection (PTSC): 

Please remember to become a member of our organization this year. If you are already a member, thank you! You can access our link through the Northern Burlington site. Payments of $10 per family are accepted via check or through PayPal. It is important that we receive your contribution as this money is channeled back to our students in the form of mini grants, awarded to teachers for use in their classrooms,  as well as Scholarships granted to seniors. If you have a senior graduating in 2021 please make sure that your membership is received by us no later than February 26th, 2021 in order to be eligible. We can always be reached via email at nburlingtonptsc@gmail.com. Please stay safe!

***NOTE: We are hopeful that we may be able to have a clothing drive in the Spring of 2021***

Winter Sports:

Today, the New Jersey Interscholastic Athletic Association, in coordination with the NJDOH and the NJDOE, released new start dates for Season 2, Season 2A, and Season 3. Northern Burlington plans to continue to follow the guidelines and recommendations established by the NJSIAA, for both our middle school and high school athletic programs. Please take time to read the following link, as it relates to our upcoming sports programs. 

Athletic Participation:

We are now accepting Athletic Participation packets for the Winter Season.  The tentative start date for winter season practices is January 19th, 2021. 

If your child’s physical exam is current and does not expire prior to 1/11/21, please complete pages 1, 2, 3, 4, and 7 of the packet and submit them electronically to highschoolathletics@nburlington.com. If your child is in need of a new physical, please contact your physician’s office at your earliest convenience to secure an appointment.  Please take page 3, 5 and 6 of the packet with you so that your doctor can complete the physical forms.  Please submit the entire packet (pages 1-7) electronically to highschoolathletics@nburlington.com

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. O’Neill in the Athletic Office at moneill@nburlington.com or 609-298-3900, ext. 2093.

School Store:

We are sorry for the inconvenience, but the HS School Store is temporarily closed.  Stay tuned for our reopening 10% off sale!

 

Yearbook Pre Orders 2020-2021:

2020-2021 yearbooks are now on sale for $75. Order yours at jostensyearbooks.com 

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NHS TUTORING:

Is your child in need of some extra help?  NHS tutoring is here to assist!  Virtual tutoring will take place every Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30-2pm.  All you need to do is have the student who in need of help email the NHS adviser at jnewman@nburlington.com and then the student will receive a link to the virtual tutoring session.

 

STUDENT PARKING:

Student parking for the 2020-2021 school year is now available for seniors and juniors (with birthdays up to the end of December 2003) for this phase of hybrid learning.  Please click then review the appropriate link below (depending upon your grade level), to the letter with the application process & requirements stated within.  Parking Decals  are being mailed to students upon approval.

Seniors click class of 2021

Juniors click class of 2022

 

2020 College Application Process for Seniors & their families:

Each year, the counseling department presents to parents of seniors about the College Application process. This year we have created a virtual presentation that can be viewed HERE. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s counselor directly. A chart of counseling assignments can be found HERE. If your student needs to speak with his/her counselor at any time throughout the year, they can do so by submitting a request using the request form or email.

Steve Lee, Northern Burlington                       

Sally López, Ed.D.

Principal

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Webpage at www.nburlington.com