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

High School Parent Message 

March 19, 2021


Important Dates:

Mar 29: Cohorts A, B & F in person (Monday)

Mar 30: Cohorts A, B & F in person (Tuesday)

Mar 31: Cohorts C, D & F in person (Wednesday)

Apr   1: Cohorts C, D & F in person (Thursday)

Apr   1:  Early Dismissal of Students

Apr 2-6: School Closed for Spring Break

Apr 7: School Resumes (normal Wednesday schedule) 

Apr 8: Cohorts C, D & F in person (Thursday)

Apr 9: Cohorts C, D & F in person (Friday)

Apr 16: End of MP3  

Apr 19: MP4 Begins

Apr 21: PTSC Mtg. - virtual @ 7 pm - Zoom link to follow

May 19: PTSC Mtg. - virtual @ 7 pm  - Zoom link to follow

Important Information Regarding 4th Marking Period:

Please view the letter from Dr. Sarruda regarding the 4th Marking Period survey in PowerSchool. 

The survey in PowerSchool is due by March 25th.  Click here to see the District Email Regarding 4th Quarter.  Please remember that the form section of PowerSchool can only be accessed from the website.  You will not be able to complete the survey on the PowerSchool App. 

Opportunities for our Students:


The Physics of Flight:

March 9, 11, 16, 18, 23 

from 2:30 - 4PM (Tuesdays & Thursdays)

Materials & Supplies Needed?

Of course, you’ll need an internet-connected device and some basic hobby/crafting items. You’ll get a complete shopping list in the orientation email. All of the items are available from a Dollar Tree store, and many of the items might already be at your house.


Here is a link to the flyer:

Model Airplane Flyer

Design & Build Model Airplanes Physics of Flight The March 9, 11, 16, 18, 23 from 2:30 - 4PM (Tuesdays & Thursdays) Materials & Supplies Needed? Of course you’ll need an internet-connected device and some basic hobby/crafting items. You’ll get a complete shopping list in the orientation email. Al...


Here is a link to the registration for:

The Physics of Flight: Building a Model Airplane

Let’s look at how an airplane can fly by building a few models. Mr. Potts will guide you through the steps so that everyone gets an opportunity to build along.

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.


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 and then the student will receive a link to the virtual tutoring session.


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. We can always be reached via email at

Our next two meetings will be on the following dates via Zoom: April 21 and May 19 at 7pm.  Look for the Zoom link to be shared as we get closer to the respective dates.

AP Exam Administration (Updated Information)

Please review this letter from Dr. Puente-Ervin regarding the 2021 AP Exam Administration

Clinical Corner Spotlight:

Uncomfortable speaking about suicide?  This is a topic that many adults have a hard time speaking about, but through the news, social media and discussions with their friends, our children are hearing about it more and more. Without a trusted adult to talk to, children are left with questions and misinformation surrounding suicide and other mental health issues. This free virtual presentation by Beth Young, LCSW and Paul Burns, MA through Atlantic Behavior Health, is designed to address the challenges adults face as we struggle to talk to children about suicide and to provide information and guidance to help navigate the conversation.  This will take place on Tuesday, March 30, 12:00 to 1:00pm and Pre-registration is required.   Please click the link to register:

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  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 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.

Please get your team started! Here is the link to our Northern Burlington Relay For Life Event: 

We are holding our next planning meeting on zoom for the Relay for Life of Northern Burlington County on March 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 .



Health Science Club:

The NBC Health Science Club is having a fundraiser at Panera on Saturday, April 3rd to raise money for Hospitals for Humanity which is an organization that provides free cardiac surgeries and other services for children in Africa. Panera has agreed to donate 20% of all proceeds from their Hamilton Township location on April 3rd from 4-8pm to this worthy cause. You can either bring the attached flyer, show a digital version of the flyer, or use the code PRFUND when ordering online. 

Theater Fundraisers:

Red Robin Fundraiser: Bring this flyer to Red Robin, in Hamilton MarketPlace,  on Thursday March 25th between 5-8pm and Red Robin will donate 15% of their proceeds back to Northern Burlington Stagehounds. Thank you for your support.   

Paint Night Fundraiser: Another opportunity to support the Stagehounds is coming up in April, but you will want to reserve your spot early, as these events tend to sell out quickly.  Please click here for more information! 

Thank you for your support. 

The cast, crew, and directors of the Spring Musical, The Addams Family, are pleased to offer Gertrude Hawk Chocolates as part of our Fundraising program this year. We are holding a Virtual Online Sale. It’s easy to participate! Simply go to THIS LINK (or the QR code) to shop our Spring Catalog virtually. All online orders are shipped directly to you. We appreciate your support! Orders are due before March 28th.

NBC NJDFL Fundraiser:

Northern Burlington Theatre Competition Team is selling merchandise to fundraise for next year's competition season! Our award-winning team competes all over the state and we need your help to get there. Help us continue to grow!! You can support us by checking out our Teespring store, featured HERE. Or, if you don't need any more Northern Merch and would like to donate to the team, they can be sent to Jason Wylie in the HS West Building. Checks should be made out to NBC NJDFL

Greyhound Barkery:

The students of the Northern Cafe are taking a new role and creating all natural dog treats for your pup to enjoy! Proceeds raised go directly to funding activities for students participating in the Career Orientation Program.  Please see the flyer and order form here

Greenhouse Fundraiser: Last Day to Order!

Please help support the NB Greenhouse Club with your purchase of See's Chocolates. Click the Easter link for holiday wrapped Easter assortments or click the Gold box to view other items sent in all occasion gift wrap. Orders must be placed by 3/19 so Easter items will arrive in time for Easter. Thank you for your support


Easter Shop                                          Gold Box


Attention Senior Parents:

Parent Group:

PTSC would like to share that there is a group run by parents of seniors on Facebook called “Northern Burlington Class of 2021”. It is a private group but anyone is welcome to join, there are admins on the site to accept requests.  Click on this link to join the group or see what activities are coming up! 

Seniors, Save your spot for Laser Tag ASAP.  Deadline for registration is on April 1st and spots are limited for the 11:30 time slot.  If you want to guarantee a spot with your friends, register together or at the same time.  The sooner you sign up the better!


Save the Date for a special Ice Cream "Social" at Smylie's in Columbus on Wednesday, April 21st.  Ice Cream is graciously being sponsored by Smylie's!  Time TBD, but mark your calendars so you don't miss out.

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 has extended our cancellation deadline to March 29th! At this time, we are all  hoping for the best.


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


Message from the School Nurse: 

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 -   609-298-3900 x 2085

High School West:  Mrs. Gina Nocon -   609-298-3900 x 2216

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. Although vaccines are available for some of the population and infection rates have decreased we are still experiencing a moderate level of infection in our area. Please remain vigilant with social distancing and mask wearing. 

  Please contact the school nurses with any questions.

Travel Advisories: As we anticipate Spring Recess April 2 - April 6th, please remember we must still adhere to NJ Travel Quarantine Advisories:  If your student travels outside our immediate area (New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, & Delaware), the student will need to quarantine for 10 days upon date of return to NJ.

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 & school nurse  A link to travel advisories is included below:

Health and Safety Reminder:

COVID-When to get tested 

COVID Cannot test out of 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


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 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

 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 or 609-298-3900, ext. 2093.


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, .


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 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.


School Store:

Get ready for Spring!  Visit the school store online at:


     Steve Lee, Northern Burlington                       

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