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HS Parent Message - May 21, 2021
Sally Lopez
Friday, May 21, 2021

High School Parent Message 

May 21, 2021

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Important Dates: 

May 26:             Mental Health Workshop: Destigmatizing Mental Health

May 28:               Early Dismissal of Students/Staff Development Day

May 31:                School Closed for Memorial Day

June 2:                 Mental Health Workshop: Caring for the Caregiver

June 4:                  Early Dismissal of Students/Staff Development Day

June 15, 16, 17:  Early Dismissal of Students

June 17:                 Last Day of School for Students

 

 

Next Week:  

The students will continue to 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.  

 

So next week 

  • Monday, May 24 will be a A Day:  Periods 1 through 8

  • Tuesday, May 25 will be an B Day:  Periods 10 through 17 

  • Wednesday, May 26 will be a A Day:  Periods 1 through 8 

  • Thursday, May 27 will be an B Day :  Periods 10 through 17

  • Friday, May 28 will be a A Day:  Periods 1 through 8

 

Please plan accordingly.

 

The Superintendent has shared with the community that we have seen a decline in COVID cases among our students and staff.  We appreciate your efforts to limit the possible spread of COVID by taking necessary precautions outside of school.  Moreover, we are pleased to hear the continuing good news about the gradual reduction of COVID cases statewide.

 

Student Vaccinations:  

COVID vaccines are now available for adolescents age 12 and older.  Among other locations available for appointment, the Burlington County Megasite at the Moorestown mall is now taking appointments for this age group.  

Here is the link to schedule an appointment: https://www.virtua.org/services/covid19-vaccine-info 

 

Burlington County Ride United Vaccine Access Flyer 

May 2021 COVID Mobile Testing Schedule 

 

Summer Band:  

The Music Department of Northern Burlington will once again offer our free SUMMER BAND program this summer. All band students entering grades 5-12 are invited and encouraged to take this opportunity to continue their instrumental music education. 

This year's program will be held in the HS band room June 28th-July 1st (Monday-Thursday), and July 12th-July 15th (Monday-Thursday). The full schedule and registration can be found at nbcbands.com

Origami Fun After School Program:  

This program is free to all Northern Students, grades 7 to 12 and takes place via Google Meet on Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm starting May 19th through June 17th.  Registration is required.  Click HERE for more information.

Driving School: 

Northern’s Driving School is OPEN all summer.

If you are at least 16 (or will be this summer), have passed the written test, and need to complete your 6-hours of Behind the Wheel or need to be taken to your Road Test please contact Mrs. Duff for more information. You can find her in room 301 or send her an email at hduff@nburlington.com

Clinical Corner Spotlight:

Northern Burlington has partnered with Effective School Solutions and they will be hosting virtual parent/community workshops.  Our next virtual session is Wednesday, May 26th from 6:30 to 7:30pm and you are invited to attend!  The presentation topic will be “Destigmatizing Mental Health” presented by: Eva Brown.  This workshop helps parents and caregivers have a better understanding of what mental health wellness means in a child: the signs and symptoms that can make a child appear “fragile”, or aggressive or withdrawn, as well as specific techniques for helping that child be more successful. No registration required. Please click the link to join via zoom: presentation link

 

Upcoming parent workshops:

  • 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!

 

Group Counseling for students: NOW ENROLLING FOR SUMMER SESSIONS - We are excited to announce that Northern Burlington School District has recently collaborated with First Children Services (FCS) to provide therapeutic mental health services; group counseling to students.  This is a free 6-week group (in-person) where students will engage with a licensed clinician and their peers to discuss various topics such as: emotional regulation, self-esteem, friendship and relationship issues, behavior management, stress management, fears or worries, academic progress, conflict resolution, social skills, adjustment to school, etc.  This partnership will enable students who meet the program criteria the opportunity to access these important services on school grounds.  We will be offering these services throughout the upcoming year.  If you are interested in having your child participate, please contact your child’s Guidance Counselor.  Limited spaces available, deadline is June 11th.

Relay for Life:

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s virtual Relay for Life.   Don’t forget it’s not too late to get those donations in,  All fundraising efforts are continuing through July on the Relay for Life website: Relay For Life of Northern Burlington County

We can’t wait to start planning for next year’s in person Relay for Life, please reach out if you are interested in being on the planning committee. 

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.

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Attention Senior Parents

 

Calling all Class of 2021 Seniors:

The Counseling Department requests that the parent/guardian of any senior complete the Senior Graduate Consent Form using their Parent PowerSchool account.  This form can be found in Senior Forms under the General Forms section.  This allows for your student's name to be printed in the graduation program with their future plans. Please complete this form by May 21st.  

 

Seniors, make sure to complete the Senior Exit Graduation Survey in Naviance. Reach out to your counselor if you need assistance with accessing your account or with any last minute planning. 

 

The Counseling Department is so proud of you and we want to show it! Beginning Monday, we will be tweeting “Senior Spotlights” for the Class of 2021. Email a photo of yourself and a quote/message to your counselor if you want something specific shared and check us out on Twitter - @NBCCounseling. 

Senior Send Off 2021: 

We are planning a Senior Send Off for our students - on Monday, June 14 from 12:30 - 2:30 on the lacrosse field. Please note this date change. The plan is for students to pick up their caps & gowns, yearbooks, senior t-shirts and yard signs. Students will be able to get their yearbooks signed by both staff and peers. There will be bagged lunches available and water ice. We encourage seniors to bring blankets or folding chairs. 

Graduation - June 17:

OUTDOOR:

  • We are planning for ONE outdoor ceremony on the football field on June 17th at 4 pm

  • Students will be seated on the field with 2 guests in a pod.

  • The pods will be socially distanced.

  • Students will receive tickets for 2 additional guests for the bleachers. 

INDOOR:

  • In the event of inclement weather, we will need to have multiple ceremonies indoors - MS GYM.

  • The decision to move the graduation indoors will be made at 9 am on June 17.

  • Students will be notified in advance of the possible indoor graduation time. The division of students will be done alphabetically. 

  • Indoor ceremony times will be:

    • 1 pm

    • 3 pm

    • 5 pm

    • 7 pm

  • Students will be seating in the MS gym with 2 guests in a pod.

  • No additional guests will be permitted.

We will be asking students to confirm their participation in the graduation ceremony. Specific information regarding tickets, parking, seating arrangements will be shared shortly. Again, thank you for your patience as we navigate the ever changing restrictions.

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Athletics - Physical Packets:

The athletic office is now accepting 2021-2022 Physical Packets for summer workouts and conditioning. Fall packets are now being accepted 90-days prior to the start date of a season. 

https://www.nburlington.com/o/nbc-hs/browse/63469

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. 

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: Please remember we must still adhere to NJ Travel Quarantine Advisories. The announcement on 5/17/21, by Gov. Murphy, pertains to vaccinated individuals. Vaccinated travelers do not need to quarantine, but must submit a copy of the covid-19 vaccine card and monitor symptoms for 14 days after return. If your student travels outside our immediate area :New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, & Delaware and they are unvaccinated, they must quarantine prior to returning to school. 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:

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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                                                                                                                                                              Steve Lee, Northern Burlington                       

Sally López, Ed.D.

Principal

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