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HS Parent Message September 3, 2021
Sally Lopez
Friday, September 03, 2021

High School Parent Message 

September 3, 2021

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Important Dates: 

Sept 7: First day of school for students 

Sept 13-17: Senior Portraits by appointment only - see below

Sept 22:  High School Student Picture Day

Sept 28: Virtual College Fair - more information below

 

Opening Day:

The first day for students is Tuesday, September 7th.  School begins promptly at 7:20 am and dismisses at 2:28 pm.   Students should report to their first period class.  Please access PowerSchool to see the student’s first period class. During that class, students will receive a copy of their schedules. 

Opening of School Forms:  

Similar to last year, the typical opening of school forms that have to be completed, are available for completion in PowerSchool.  Please log on to your Parent PowerSchool account and complete the two electronic annual forms and the COVID Statement of Assurance form as soon as possible (all found in annual forms): 

  1. Parent Consent Form and 

  2. Emergency Information & Trip/Activity Medical form

  3. COVID Statement of Assurance

If you cannot access your Parent Portal account, please contact your child’s counselor for assistance. Thank you!

Student Schedules: 

PowerSchool will be available to parents and students on Friday, September 3rd by 4 pm. PowerSchool allows parents and students to view attendance, grades, and assignments. 

 

Parent Email: 

The school uses email communications on a regular basis so it is essential that the school has an accurate email address.  Parents should log into PowerSchool to review the email address shown and update as necessary.  Parents may enter more than one email address. Please note that adding an email address in the Parent/Student Portal does not change the email address on file in PowerSchool demographics, to do this you must email the school registrar your request.  

  

Bus Assignments: Please check again - there have been some changes.

Bus Assignments can be found in PowerSchool under Transportation and these will be available beginning Wednesday, September 1.  Please be aware that students must ride their assigned bus.  Temporary requests for a student to ride a different bus will be considered only for emergency situations and only with the Principal’s approval.  Such a request must be submitted in writing from both the parent of the child and the parent who will be receiving the child, along with phone numbers to confirm the request.  

HS Tours:

We understand that there are many students who have not yet set foot in our high school. This summer, we were unable to provide in person tours as a result of construction. However, we have placed a link to virtual tours in  the students Class of 20XX Google Classrooms as well as a map of the new building. 

Senior Parking: 

Please find the link below for the 2021 – 2022 Senior Parking Application that can be accessed in Google Classroom. 

School Lunches:

We are fortunate to have three cafeterias now:  West Cafe, East Cafe, and Main Cafe.  The new Main Cafe is very large and using all three cafeterias for each lunch period will enable us to do a better job of spacing students out. 

  • Similar to last year - lunches are free for students. However, they must have their school ID to have the lunch scanned. Students may purchase a second lunch if they would like.

  • All three cafeterias will have the same offerings. 

  • Students must stay in their assigned cafeteria & will remain at the same lunch table.

  • Minimal outdoor seating will be available 

  • Students are permitted to remove their masks when eating. 

  • Students will be required to wear masks when not seated in the cafeteria. 

  • Students may not eat in other areas of the building.

Paying for School Lunches

  • Parents have the option to pay for a second lunch on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. The District utilizes a Cafeteria Data Management System named Lunch Time.  To access the Lunch Time Parent Portal, from the drop down menu on the High School tab of our website www.nburlington.com; choose explore, students & parents resources, “Food Services'', then choose “Lunch Time Parent Portal'' from the options on the right.

 

  • Students may also pay for lunch using cash at the point of sale or by check.  Checks should be made payable to Northern Burlington County Regional Cafeteria Account, please include the student’s full name, and school ID number on the check.

 

Other Important Information

Several important pieces of information  are available on our district website at www.nburlington.com, explore, students & parents resources: 

 

·        District Calendar

·        Free and Reduced Lunch Application

·        Student Handbook

·        Parent Teacher Student Connection (PTSC) Announcement:  This is the parent group for the school district.

·        Medication at School Form:  Must be completed in order for a child to take any medication at school.

·        Acceptable Use of Technology Policy

·        Anti-Bullying Policy

·        Asbestos Abatement Notification (AHERA) and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan

·        Health Insurance Brochure/Application

·        Vaccine Information

Senior Portraits:

If your senior needs to schedule their portrait session go to www.ouryear.com and use school code 46, for the available sessions the week of September 13th. 

 

Northern Burlington's First Virtual College Fair:

Northern Burlington's First Virtual College Fair will take place on September 28, 2021, starting at 6:00 pm.  More information will be forthcoming as to how students & parents can join this event. Over 45 colleges will be sharing information with our students regarding their college programs and offerings.

 

SAT Prep Program Registration for the November 6th SAT

NB’s own 6 week SAT Prep program resumes IN-PERSON in preparation for the November 6th SAT Administration on Saturdays from September 25th through October 30th.  The program is contingent on sufficient enrollment of at least 17 students. An afternoon session will be added if needed to meet all registration requests. The registration deadline is Wednesday, September 15th  2021 SAT Prep Program Registration 

 

 

Clinical Corner Spotlight: 

  • Returning to school, let’s help kids get back on track this fall - The 2020-2021 school year was unlike any other. Millions of students spent part or most of the year learning remotely.  After months physically away from teachers, classmates and a traditional school day structure, some kids may feel a little out of practice when it comes to tackling the start of a “normal” school year this fall.  Please click the article for some practical tips from educators, administrators and counselors to help students get the school year started off right: Back to school tips 

  • Group Counseling for students: NOW ENROLLING FOR FALL SESSIONS - Northern Burlington School District has collaborated with First Children Services (FCS) to provide therapeutic mental health services in-person to our student via group counseling.  This is a free 6-week group in-person support group for students to engage with a licensed clinician and their peers to discuss various topics in a safe space setting. The main topics will include anxiety/stress management, emotional regulation, gaining self-awareness, self-esteem, friendship and relationship issues, communication skills, and the upcoming transition back to in-person school.  If you are interested in having your child participate or have questions about the group, please contact your child’s School Counselor.  Limited spaces available, deadline is October 1st  Transportation is available.

    • High School – every Tuesday October 5th – November 9th after school

    • Middle School – every Wednesday, October 6th – November 10th after school

  • Managing Your Child’s Behavior: A Virtual Workshop for Parents – Need Help Managing Your Child's Behavior? This 7 week parent workshop was developed by the Child Psychologists at Children’s Specialized Hospital to help parents of children of all ages learn how to manage their behavior. The course will cover:

    • Causes of misbehavior

    • Setting limits and dealing with tantrums

    • Managing sibling conflicts

    • Developing and implementing behavioral systems

    • Parent stress management, self-care, and support system

Participants should attend all of the classes in the cycle to get the most out of this program. This program is free, but registration is required. You will be provided the workshop link once you’ve registered.

Event Dates: Oct 13, 2021 7:00pm - 8:30pm

      Click to register online: https://www.rwjbh.org/events/event/?event=22676

We look forward to welcoming all of our students, in person, on the first day of school.

 Best wishes as we embark on another exciting school year.

 

          Steve Lee, Northern Burlington                       

Sally López, Ed.D.

Principal

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Webpage at www.nburlington.com