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HS Parent Message February 19, 2021
Sally Lopez
Friday, February 19, 2021

High School Parent Message 

February 19, 2021

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Important Dates:

Feb 23 & 26 Student Picture Make-up Day 

Mar 11 Q3 Mid Marking Period

Mar 13 SAT for registered students only

Mar 19:  Early Dismissal of Students/Teacher PD

 

FFA Week:

Look for our FFA Week Billboard on Route 206 this year!   

 

Third Marking Period:

We are well into the third marking period.  Students in Option A (Hybrid) who do not consistently attend school for in-person instruction will be transferred to the remote cohort for the remainder of the marking period. Families of students who are not attending in person consistently will be contacted by the counseling department.  In addition, please note that students enrolled in Option B (100% Remote) will remain in that model for the entire third marking period and will not be allowed to switch to Option A (Hybrid).  This is essential for the school district’s ability to plan. Here is the calendar for the third marking period & the bell schedule .


SATs:

In these times of uncertainty, the SATs are no exception. We understand that students begin preparing for the exam as early as middle school. Even before COVID, many colleges and universities have begun to examine the value of the SAT test and moved away from the requirement of reporting scores. This being said, it is recommended that students call schools they are interested in to inquire about the SAT requirement or value before taking the assessment. In many instances, the SATs are not required. Northern Burlington is hosting the upcoming March SAT at the middle school. The test will be given on Saturday, March 13th at 8:00 am (students should arrive by 7:30 to be screened and check in). Any questions please reach out to your counselor. 


PICTURE DAY...Take 2:

Picture Makeup days for grades 9-11 will be February 23rd for Cohort A, B & F and 26th for Cohort C, D & F, during school hours. Cohort E students will be photographed between 12:30-4 on either the 23rd or the 26th, in the media center. (Please enter via the 300 hall entrance and  prepare to complete the Health Scan App). Please contact Mrs.Guevara at rguevara@nburlington.com if you missed the deadline to complete the survey or have any other questions regarding picture day.  If you prefer not to have your students picture taken but would like to have your students picture included in the yearbook see the message from the yearbook staff below.


A Message from the 2020 Yearbook Staff: 

We are excited to offer you the opportunity to submit your own selfie/portrait for this year's yearbook. This is a fantastic option if you are a virtual student or if you did not get a school photo taken this year. Even if you have gotten a school picture taken, you can still upload a picture, and we may use it elsewhere in the yearbook! 

Check out this PDF and this quick video:

2021 Portrait Submissions Yearbook - Loom - Watch Video

Please note that our school is NOT participating in the 10 additional photos to document your year feature. Please disregard this line of the pdf. 

Simply go to www.YBKplus.com  and input your Northern Burlington email and away you go!

Pictures must be uploaded no later than March 19th, 2021, so don't delay! We can't wait to see your portraits!   

We also 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, and submit by March 1st! Thank you for helping to make this year's yearbook a success! 

 

Relay for Life:

Covid hasn’t stopped cancer, so we need to keep fighting! Relay will go on virtually on May 15th. We have a special discount code $5 (RFLNBC21) off the original $15 registration fee from Feb 14 - 20.  Please get your team started! Here is the link to our Northern Burlington Relay For Life Event:

https://secure.acsevents.org/site/STR?pg=entry&fr_id=99821 

We are holding our next planning meeting on zoom for the Relay for Life of Northern Burlington County on February 24th at 7pm.  We would love for anyone interested to join us in sharing ideas for making a virtual event possible.  Please email Dr. Lopez for the Zoom link at slopez@nburlington.com .

 Yearbook Orders 2020-2021:

2020-2021 yearbook is on sale for $85 Order yours at jostensyearbooks.com

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Attention Senior Parents:

Senior Cap & Gowns:

We have a few seniors who have not yet ordered their cap and gown.  We will be reaching out to them personally but if you know your student hasn’t ordered yet, please remind them to visit  Jostens.com  to place their order.

Senior Trip:

The Senior Trip is June 9 - June 12.  If NJ is still required to quarantine after traveling to Florida, the trip will be cancelled and the cost of the trip will be refunded. The travel company is giving us until March 12th to make that decision. At this time, we are all  hoping for the best.

Graduation:

Please be advised that graduation is still tentatively planned for June 17th.  Stay tuned for more specific details. 

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!

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Clinical Corner Spotlight:

Understanding Our Emotional Reactions: Live Discussion with Yolanda Renteria – Parents, it’s important to learn about ourselves. Why do we emotionally react to things the way we do? Why do certain things trigger us? Why does some behavior of our child feel defiant? Why do we shut down and other times rise up? How can we make connections to our own childhood?  When do we feel shame or worthlessness? How can we heal our trauma and childhood wounds so we can show up as better parents?  Please click the link to access the recorded discussion: https://vimeo.com/505711424  

Enrichment Opportunity:

Please view this PDF flyer for the “Change Management for Teens” enrichment program.  If you have any questions please contact SMSgt Vivian Bender at vbender@nburlington.com 

Virtual Gardening Camp: 

Northern Burlington is offering a Vegetable and Herb Garden Camp for students, March 6th, 13th, & 20th 2021 8am - 11:00am.  Have you ever wanted to grow vegetables in your backyard but not known where to start? Have you tried having a garden in the past but found yourself less than successful? Maybe you have had a garden for years but would like a chance to learn more or share what you’ve learned with others? If so, this is the camp for you! Please click here for more information and the Gardening Camp Registration form.

Message from the School Nurse: 

The New Jersey Department acknowledges the state is in a "second wave" of coronavirus infections with transmission among school children often being without any symptoms.  Therefore, the NJDOH recommends no student should attend school with any COVID-19 like symptoms until they have either received a negative viral test (molecular or antigen) for SARS-CoV-2 or they have completed an isolation period of at least 10 days since symptom onset and at least 24 hours after resolution of fever without fever-reducing medications with symptom improvement. 

A Doctor's medical note without testing is no longer acceptable.

Please continue to share any COVID-19 cases or exposures with our school nurses. We ask that you directly contact your student’s nurse as this information is critical for monitoring community incidence & planning for safely keeping our school open.

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

Moving into the New Year, we will release any information about COVID-19 cases on Monday and Thursday as opposed to daily notifications. 

New medical guidelines have been issued at the local and nationwide levels recommending any person who has been Covid-19 Positive or presumed (suspected) Covid-19 Positive must be medically cleared after COVID-19 infection and before participation in sports, gym, or any school physical activity as there is a risk of post-Covid cardiac complications.  Please contact the school nurses with any questions.      

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.  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, vsheppard@nburlington.com .

 

Ordering School Lunch for All Students 18 years and Under:

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

Students learning remotely: 

Students who are receiving instruction remotely, or their parents/guardians, may pick up meals (three to five meals at one time) for those days they are receiving remote instruction. Ordering ahead of time is required:*We ask that you complete the Google Document for Remote Learning Students to sign up 

NB has established MONDAY and TUESDAY, for meal pick ups, during the pickup window of 10 am through 11:15am. 

  Please contact Maria Baran at  mbaran@nburlington.com or ext. 2037 with any questions.

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.

*We ask that you complete the Google Document for Remote Learning Students to sign up for these meals for pick up on Monday -Thursday.  

 

Students present in the building:

When students are present in school, they will have the option to pre-order a grab and go lunch. Students or parents  will use the google form to order lunch selection by 8 AM for that day's pick up.

 

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.

NJ Travel Quarantine Information:

Please click this link for updates

Winter Sports and Looking to Spring Sports: 

New medical guidelines have been issued at the local and nationwide levels recommending any person who has been Covid-19 Positive or presumed (suspected) Covid-19 Positive must be medically cleared after COVID-19 infection and before participation in sports, gym, or any school physical activity as there is a risk of post-Covid cardiac complications.  Please contact the school nurses with any questions.

We are now accepting Athletic Participation packets for the Sprinter/Spring Seasons.  A link to the packets can be found here

Wrestling/Girls Volleyball – March 16th, 2021

Boys Tennis – March 26th, 2021

All Other Spring Sports – April 1st, 2021

If your child’s physical exam is current and does not expire 60 days prior to the start of the season, 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

At this point, we anticipate that the spring season will be similar to the way the fall season with intramural competitions.

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:

Check out our latest NB Pom-Pom Beanie ... a must have this winter!!!  https://nbhsstore.square.site/

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.

  Steve Lee, Northern Burlington                       

Sally López, Ed.D.

Principal

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Webpage at www.nburlington.com