High School Parent Message
December 23, 2020
Dec 23: Mid Marking Period for Q2
Dec 24 - Jan 3: School Closed - Winter Break
Jan 4 - Jan 15: Classes resume - all students remote
Jan 13: Early Dismissal of Students/Staff Development
Jan 13: Virtual Evening Session - “Distant Technology At A Glance” (more info below)
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 - hybrid schedule
2020 has not turned out like any of us imagined. That being said, we appreciate all your support as we worked through this school year in an effort to keep schooling going, to keep everyone safe, and to manage all the challenges of a hybrid/remote learning schedule. We want to wish everyone a wonderful holiday. We look forward to 2021 and welcoming everyone back remotely on January 4 and hybrid on January 19.
COVID -19 Notifications:
Please be advised that during the winter break, we will not be sending out notifications regarding COVID-19 cases in the district. All of our students are remote so no contract tracing is necessary at school. Our nurses will continue to confidentially track your emails regarding any COVID-19 cases or exposures in your household.
High School East: Mrs. Mary Crane - email@example.com
High School West: Mrs. Gina Nocon - firstname.lastname@example.org
Attention Senior Parents:
Please read this letter from Josten’s regarding ordering your student’s cap and gown! Orders are due by Jan 8, 2021.
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.
Picture Day Make-ups & Retakes:
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.
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.
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
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.
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. Several were sent last 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, email@example.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:
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:
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.
Clinical Corner Spotlight:
– A Compassionate Guide to Anxiety During the COVID-19 Pandemic Part 2: Managing Your Anxiety by Eric Goodman, PhD
- Telling oneself not to be anxious during the COVID-19 pandemic is like trying to tell water not to be wet. These are anxious times. The question is not how can I be anxiety free right now, but how can I best manage the anxiety that shows up? Hating, fighting, and struggling to force ourselves to be anxiety-free tends to just turn up its intensity. Please click this link to access the full article.
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.com. Please stay safe!
***NOTE: We are hopeful that we may be able to have a clothing drive in the Spring of 2021***
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. O’Neill in the Athletic Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-298-3900, ext. 2093.
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
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 email@example.com and then the student will receive a link to the virtual tutoring session.
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.
Sally López, Ed.D.
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