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MS Parent Message April 1, 2021
MS Parent Message April 1, 2021
NBC
Thursday, April 01, 2021

Middle School Parent Message 

April 1, 2021

Important Dates:

Calendar for 3rd Marking Period can be found at this link.

April 2 to 6:  School Closed for Spring Break

April 7 to April 16:  School Resumes:   All Students, Faculty & Staff Remote

April 15:  Faculty and Staff Return to Campus: All Students Remote 

April 16:  End of MP3

Calendar for 4th Marking Period:  Q4 calendar

April 19:  MP4 Begins

April 19:  ALL Hybrid Students (Cohorts A, B, C, D & F) Report to School:  Cohort E Students Remain Remote

Good Afternoon:

 

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 seamlessly.

 

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

 

Course Selection:  Students continue to meet with their counselors to review and finalize course requests.  Students should continue to check their email (and your spam folder) for communication from the Counseling Department. Course selection appointments to confirm selections are being held both in person and virtually. Students can access their email by logging in through the link on the website, ‘Student Email’ (it is not a Gmail account!). Students can also reach out to their counselor via email or through Counselor Connect at any time.

 

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

Spring Sports at the middle school are on the horizon. Virtual practices start on Monday, April 12th, 2021, with in-person practices starting on Monday, April 19th, 2021. Schedules, cohorts and procedures will be communicated via the sport-specific google classrooms. If you have any questions regarding baseball, softball, boys/girls lacrosse, track or golf, please visit our coaches’ contact page:   https://www.nburlington.com/o/nbc-ms/page/contact-coaches.

Spring Sport Parent Meetings have been established for April 8th, 2021. Please see the attached information for sport-specific informational sessions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1g_pPW3QhdsuWCEyqOkOqQ_wXuBkL2rDbIDpW8kzk4_0/edit?ts=6037e368

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 middleschoolathletics@nburlington.com. If your child is in need of a new physical, please contact your physician’s office 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  middleschoolathletics@nburlington.com

At this point, we anticipate that the spring season will be similar to the fall season with mostly intramural competitions, but the situation remains fluid.

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 nurse with any questions.

 

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

During our remote week after Spring Break the Remote lunch pick up schedule will be on  Monday April 12th and  Tuesday April 13th  between the hours of 10 am to 11:30 am.  

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.

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

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.

Message from the Middle School Nurse: Mrs. Theresa Pugliese, 609.298.3900,  ext. 4030

It is important to emphasize a few points with regard to health and 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 sick symptoms on in-person school days. 

 

Spring Break and Travel Quarantine:  Wishing you a wonderful and safe Spring Break, but please remember the NJ Travel Quarantine rules before returning to in-person school:

Travelers and residents returning from any U.S. state or territory beyond the immediate region (New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Delaware) are required to quarantine:

  • Stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel if you do not get a COVID-19 test

  • Get tested with a viral test (not rapid) 3-5 days after your trip and stay home and self-quarantine for a full 7 days after travel, even if your test is negative

Please help keep our school environment safe & contact your school nurse for any questions about return to school dates. Thank you!

 

Reference:

(https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/documents/topics/NCOV/COVID_updated_quarantine_timeframes.pdf)

The New Jersey Department acknowledges COVID-19 infection among school children is often 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 COVID-19 Test OR  have completed a 10 day Isolation period including fever-free for 24 hours and sick symptoms resolved or improved. 

 

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.

 

Mrs. Theresa Pugliese, RN, MS, NJ-CSN :  tpugliese@nburlington.com 

Phone (609) 298-3900 Ext 4030

 

New medical guidelines have been issued at 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 to rule out the risk of potentially dangerous post-Covid cardiac complications.

 

  Health & Safety Reminders:

COVID-When to get tested 

COVID Cannot test out of Quarantine   

COVID-How-Long-Isolate-Quarantine

Health & Safety Reminders: 

National Honor Society 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 is 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.

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

Currently, meetings are held online.  The next two meetings are scheduled for April 21 and May 19 at  7pm.  Look for the Zoom link to be shared as we get closer to the respective dates.

New NB Greenhouse Club Fundraiser: Charleston Wrap offers 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. Brighten someone’s day with a just because surprise, delivered to their door!  

Thank you for your support.  (Click HERE to place an order.)

  

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 

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.  

Here is the Zoom link: 

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/79276813340?pwd=OExIbWVqdnZBSVQvZWJWY3ZLNDBNQT09

Meeting ID: 792 7681 3340          Passcode: 8VEu75 

Wishing our students and their families a happy, healthy, fun filled spring break.. 

Andrew Kearns, Ed.D.

Principal