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HS Parent Message April 30, 2021
Sally Lopez
Friday, April 30, 2021

High School Parent Message 

April 30, 2021

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Important Dates: 

May 10-May 15: Relay for Life Virtual Activities - see below for details

Beginning May 10:  A/B Day Rotation Begins:  Please see the Q4 Calendar below

                                             A Day:  Periods 1 through 8

                                             B Day:  Periods 10 through 17

May 12: Parent Workshop- The Nurtured Heart Approach 

May 14: Educational Leader(s) of the Year nominations due

May 18:  Mid Marking Period Q4

May 19:  PTSC Meeting:  Virtual at 7:30 pm (Zoom link below)  Note the time change. 

May 19: Parent Workshop-Navigating the Challenges Parents and Caregivers Face in 

Response to COVID 19 

May 26: Parent Workshop -Destigmatizing Mental Health                               

May 28:  Early Dismissal of Students/Staff Development Day

May 31:  School Closed for Memorial Day

June 2: Parent Workshop- Caring for the Caregiver

 

Teacher Appreciation Week:

Teacher Appreciation Week is from May 3-May 7.  Nurses’ Day is Thursday, May 6th. This would be a perfect time to recognize our teachers/nurses with an encouraging email to express our gratitude for their efforts. Staff emails can be found on our website or via PowerSchool.  The email format is the first letter of their first name followed by their last name @nburlington.com, or you can fill out the following google form for each person you would like to recognize and a note will be generated and sent to them.  Teacher Appreciation Form

Educational Leader(s) of the Year 2021-2022 Nominations Due May 14:

The Northern Burlington County Regional School District recognizes the professional growth and excellence of our certificated staff members via the Educational Leader of the Year award. Counselors, Teachers, Child Study Team members, and Nurses are eligible nominees. This excellence continues to be demonstrated by our staff as they deliver instruction in a combined online and in-person learning environment required by the COVID-19 emergency. 

There will be one high school and one middle school recipient and multiple recipients may be recognized as a team, group, partnership, or individual. Please find the criterion for selection and recognition below.

Professionalism

Uses a variety of resources to continually improve

Shares deeply in the culture, ethical values, and commitment needed to be a role model and educational leader to students and peers

Innovation/Technology

Introduces new ideas or processes and promotes higher order thinking

Collaboration

Joins together with students, parents, staff, and administration to collaborate in order to benefit students

Teamwork and peer support are highly visible

Academic Expectations

Supports the achievement and growth of all learners

Works to ensure all students are challenged and reach the highest levels of achievement possible

Student Focus

Places the needs of students foremost in his/her planning and teaching

Develops positive and supportive relationships with his/her students that support academic success

Involvement

Extends herself/himself beyond the classroom

Communication

Reaches out to parents and colleagues regularly to support achievement and provide support to learners

Utilizes technology to encourage and foster student & parent connectivity

 

This is the link for your nomination, due May 14: Educational Leader of the Year 2021/2022

 

Job Posting:

2021 Summer Tech & Summer Custodian positions available please click here for more information.  

 

Week of May 10th:

Looking ahead, students who are physically attending school will begin attending school Five (5) Days a week beginning the week of May 10.  The students will simply follow an alternating A/B schedule that will alternate everyday, including Wednesdays.  Please see the calendar at this link for the day to day schedule and please note that the days of the week that are A days and the days of the week that are B days will vary week to week.  For those students who are attending in person, bus pick up and drop off will remain the same.  

As we have shared in the previous messages, we want this increased in person time with a larger student population to go smoothly.  Please be sure to take proper precautions per the CDC to limit the potential spread of COVID-19.

 

Clinical Corner Spotlight:

Northern Burlington has partnered with Effective School Solutions to provide four 1-hour virtual workshops for families on mental health related topics.  More information will be provided on each topic in the next few parent bulletins.  This is simply a SAVE THE DATE:

  • May 12th from 6:30 to 7:30pm -  The Nurtured Heart Approach® - Presented by: Joyce Clark-Addison, MSW, LCSW.

  • May 19th from 6:30 to 7:30pm - Navigating the Challenges Parents and Caregivers Face in Response to COVID 19 – Presented by: Christine Mohle, LCSW

  • May 26th from 6:30 to 7:30pm - Destigmatizing Mental Health – Presented by: Eva Brown

  • June 2nd from 6:30 to 7:30pm - Caring for the Caregiver - Presented by: Eva Brown.

No registration is required.  Zoom links will be provided for each event prior to the event.  We look forward to having you join us!


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 

RELAY WEEK CALENDAR OF EVENTS

We are holding our next planning meeting on zoom for the Relay for Life of Northern Burlington County on May 5th at 7 pm.  We would love for anyone interested to join us in sharing ideas for making a virtual event possible.  

Please click on the link here for more information on the Luminaria Program. 

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/

 

 

Parent Teacher Student Connection (PTSC): 

Clothing Drive:  

PTSC Spring Clothing Drive begins May 24th - We are back on!! Please use this fundraiser to clean out your closets and help those in need. We have used  A & E Clothing Corporation, out of Carteret NJ, for many years. You may look at their website to learn about all the amazing work they do. Their website is www.aeclothing.net. Please bag your clothing and shoes separately. Items not accepted: electrical devices, glass, VCR tapes,  large sports equipment, board games,  books,  pots and pans, puzzles,  furniture, and  large toys. Please do not drop any items off any later than 2:00pm on June 7th. One final request...due to all the regulations in place because of Covid, please be sure your bags are all properly sealed. Nothing should be exposed. Please help to keep us safe!

Thank you for your support.  As always, we truly appreciate it.

Membership:

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

Next Meeting:

Our next meetings will be on May 19th at 7:30 pm via Zoom.

This is the Zoom link for the meeting: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/73162799581?pwd=a256UXdkUTNSSjREWFowUUJYZXhqdz09

Standardized Testing:  

On April 7, 2021, the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) announced that, due to impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, the US Department of Education has approved New Jersey’s request to waive the spring administration of the New Jersey Student Learning Assessments (NJSLA). Instead of the Spring 2021 NJSLA, students will be tested using the “Start Strong” assessments in ELA, Math, and Science in the Fall of 2021. As a result, this letter is to notify you that the NJSLA will not be given during Spring 2021. The assessment waiver only applies to the New Jersey Student Learning Assessments (NJSLA) statewide assessment program in English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics, and Science. The NJDOE has advised that further guidelines regarding the “Start Strong” are forthcoming. We will provide you with updated information/guidance as we receive it from the NJDOE. 

 

NB's ROGATE/Gifted & Talented Program:  

As per the "Strengthening Gifted & Talented Education" Act,  districts in NJ are expected to increase their efforts in identifying gifted students. You can read more about this new law here. If your child is interested in testing, please register here. Visit our website for more information on Northern's ROGATE/G&T program.

 

Preparation for 2021 AP Digital Exams @ NB:

Students now have access to the Collegeboard testing app through their school-issued Chromebook and can practice and prepare for their digital exams scheduled in June. Please click here for more information on how to prepare for the upcoming digital exams. Students can communicate conflicts and request alternate testing up to a week before their scheduled exam by completing this form. Please forward any questions directly to the student's AP instructor.

Helpful Links:

MP4 Calendar

Hybrid/Fully Remote Bell Schedule

School Website 

 

 

Fundraisers: 

Girls Lax Fundraiser:

Please support the girls lax team by buying their warm up shirt! Each shirt is $15. You fill out the google form & give the money to either a player or one of the coaches ( Kayce Haverstick, Brianna Butters, Danielle Andreula). Your shirt will be delivered to you once they are in! Thanks so much for the support!! https://forms.gle/KTfe8ydAszLpByut9

NB Girls Lax T-shirt Sale Fundraiser!

Support us by buying our shooting shirt! Each shirt is $15.

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Theater Fundraiser:

Paint Night Fundraiser: Is tonight!  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

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Attention Senior Parents

Prom 2021: 

The Prom (Seniors & Juniors only) will be held on Friday, June 4th from 7pm - 11 pm at The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill. Tickets will cost $65.

Although the Governor raised the limit for indoor venues to 250, we still must maintain COVID protocols for indoor gatherings:

  • There will still be several ballrooms used. 

  • Tickets will only be sold to Northern Burlington students, 1 per student

  • NO outside guests will be permitted. 

  • Masks will be mandated the whole evening. 

  • Dancing will be permitted.  

  • Desserts will be served. 

Tickets will be available for purchase online May 3 - 12, 2021. The online store will open for Seniors ONLY on Monday, May 3rd.  The online store will open for the purchase of Junior tickets on Monday, May 10th. Seniors can purchase tickets during the entire ticket sales window.  Look for the store link in the "Class of" Google Classroom.

Any questions or concerns, please contact kballinger@nburlington.com or mjarvis@nburlington.com

Graduation:

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

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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 & Tuesday.  

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.

 

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 the return to in person learning, 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.   For those who do 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