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HS Parent Message April 1, 2021
Sally Lopez
Thursday, April 01, 2021

High School Parent Message 

April 1, 2021

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Important Dates:

Apr 2-6: School Closed for Spring Break

Apr 7: School Resumes Remotely (normal Wednesday schedule) 

Apr 7-16: Remote instruction for all

Apr 16: End of 3rd Marking Period - see revised calendar below

Apr 19: 4th Marking Period Begins - see calendar below

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

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


Spring Break and Student Return:  

Spring break is not as long as it typically would be, but it is a welcome respite just the same.  Enjoy the time with family and friends.  As you saw from the letter  from the superintendent, as a result of growing COVID numbers we will be remote through the week of April 12.  Students are scheduled to return in person on April 19.  

 

April 19 is the beginning of the fourth marking period.  Recently, parents completed a survey about their intentions for the fourth marking period and that survey closed on March 25.  For those families that indicated their child would be attending in person, we will combine all of our in person cohorts and those students will attend school in person, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.  

 

We are excited about the return of all of our in person students, four days a week when they resume in person instruction on April 19. To ensure that this goes smoothly and we make the transition successfully, we remind all families that it is important to abide by the CDC guidelines to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  If we all do our part, we can move to this next step successfully.

 

We look forward to moving to this next phase in reopening our schools.

Northern Burlington Regional High School Proudly Presents:

 The Addam’s Family Musical!

Click here to see the flyer for information about ordering tickets!

Revised MP3 Calendar

MP4 Calendar

Free Meals for Children Under 18:

During our remote week after Spring Break we will still have  our Remote lunch pick up schedule for Monday April 12th & Tuesday April 13th (Between the hours of 10-11:30am)

Please fill out the google form below, use the link below to place an order in the morning, before 8:00 am.  Order it under your child’s name and if ordering for multiple children, place an order for each child individually.   Google Document for Remote Learning Students to sign up  

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

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 nburlingtonptsc@gmail.com

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:

We are pleased to be able to offer virtual workshops for families on mental health related topics beginning this Spring.  More information will be provided soon.  Wishing you all a HAPPY & HEALTHY SPRING BREAK!  

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:

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

From Sunday, March 28th through Sunday, April 4th we have a $5 discount code:  SPRING. During this time, registration is only $10. Take advantage of this opportunity and encourage your friends and family to join this virtual event.

We are holding our next planning meeting on zoom for the Relay for Life of Northern Burlington County on April 14th at 7 pm.  We would love for anyone interested to join us in sharing ideas for making a virtual event possible.  

Do you want to be a part of helping the American Cancer Society find a cure for cancer?  Do you need purple for "wear purple" days?  If yes, visit the NB High School Store website and order our newest Relay for Life crew or v-neck!  The cost is only $15.00 and ALL PROCEEDS will be donated to the American Cancer Society through the Relay for Life of Northern Burlington County.  Get yours today:  https://nbhsstore.square.site/

 

 

Fundraisers: 

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: 

Paint Night Fundraiser: A fun 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. 

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

Greenhouse Fundraiser: 

NB Greenhouse Club fundraiser. Charleston Wrap has over 2000 items to choose from (food, planters, candles, housewares, and much more)! Great Mother's Day gift ideas. Items can be shipped anywhere in the U.S. Thank you for your support.

   Charleston Wrap 

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Attention Senior Parents:

Senior Scholarship Application:

The Class of 2021 Senior Scholarships & Awards Google form application for 2021 is NOW available! Each year dozens of local scholarships offering thousands of dollars in scholarship awards are available to Northern Burlington Seniors. Applications are due no later than 2:30 p.m. on Friday, April 16, 2021. No applications will be accepted late. In addition, more scholarships are available on Naviance Student so seniors should log into their account frequently as new scholarships are added each week. Good luck to everyone who applies! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeqcrioFDVcu15WZYa6v1mM6L9GJxf5L6zQmmIY_pyl05nOVA/viewform   

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!

 

Ice Cream Social

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:

Regretfully, the Senior Trip has been cancelled. The class advisors are attempting to plan an alternate trip to Hershey Park. Encourage your senior to respond to the interest survey in the Class of 2021 Google Classroom. A date has not yet been selected.

Prom: 

We are still planning on having a prom - seniors will be the priority. The event will be taking place at the Crowne Plaza in Cherry Hill on June 4th. Stay tuned for more information.

Graduation:

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

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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 - mcrane@nburlington.com   609-298-3900 x 2085

High School West:  Mrs. Gina Nocon - gnocon@nburlington.com   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   

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

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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.

 

 

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 .

 

School Store:

 Visit the school store online at:  https://nbhsstore.square.site/

     Steve Lee, Northern Burlington                       

Sally López, Ed.D.

Principal

Follow the Principal on twitter @nbc_hsprincipal

Follow the Superintendent on twitter:  @NBCSUPER

Webpage at www.nburlington.com