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HS Parent Message Oct. 8, 2021
Sally Lopez
Friday, October 08, 2021

High School Parent Message 
October 8, 2021


Important Dates
Oct 9:      Homecoming Carnival, Game, and Dance
Oct 11:     No School for Students/Staff Development Day
Oct 13:    Early Dismissal of Students/Staff Development
Oct 14:      Early Dismissal of Students/Staff Development
Oct 15:       Early Dismissal of Students/Staff Development
Nov 3: Make Up Picture Day - more info to follow

The Homecoming Carnival and game are scheduled for Saturday, October 9.  The carnival will be held from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and the football game starts at 2:00 pm. This is open to the entire community. Please see this FLYER for more information on the carnival.  

Important Homecoming Information:
The 2021 Homecoming Dance is this Saturday, October 9th from 7:00-10:00.
All students must present their ticket and school ID for admission to the dance. We will NOT accept transferred tickets.
Masks are required and must be worn at all times during the event.
Dress is semi-formal and MUST be school appropriate. You will be denied admission if your outfit violates the school dress code.
Students who drive must park in the lot by the new main entrance.
Student drop off and pick-up is in the bus lot. Entrance to this lot is by the Softball field, please drive around to the back entrance of the school. NO drop offs / pick up at the main entrance.
If you have any questions please email

Federal Impact Aid Survey:
Next week, on October 15, 2021, Northern Burlington will again electronically solicit the US Department of Education's Federal Impact Aid Student-Parent Survey Form for the 2021-2022 School Year. This form will be available through PowerSchool’s parent portal. This survey is important and determines the amount of Federal Impact Aid the district receives. Consequently, this form, one for each student, needs to be completed and submitted by you (student’s parent/guardian/sponsor) by Friday, October 29, 2021. Please keep your eye out for this electronic survey form next week. Thank you!
Social Media Challenges:
Unfortunately, the social media challenges that have encouraged school vandalism are continuing to encourage inappropriate behavior. Students are dared to film themselves performing acts of violence, vandalism, sexual harassment and criminal behavior and then post those acts on social media. Please be aware that students involved in these senseless acts, will experience disciplinary consequences in addition to complaints filed with the police department. 

COVID Monitoring: 
Our school nurse wanted to remind parents to screen their children DAILY for symptoms before sending them to school.  Parents/caregivers should monitor their children for signs of illness every day as they are the front line for assessing illness in their children. Students who are sick should stay home from school and call the attendance line: 609.298.3900 x 2029
NB 2021-22 Covid-19 Dashboard 

PSAT October 13th:
PSAT’s will be given on October 13th, 2021 to all 10th and 11th graders.  The test will begin at 7:20 AM and anyone who arrives after that will not be admitted into a testing location.  Testing locations will be posted on the classes corresponding to Google classroom.  Please bring number 2 pencils and a calculator to school on testing day.  If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to Ms. Hoch at ext. 2043 or Ms. Crean at ext. 2055.

Science Start Strong:
On Wednesday October 13th, 2021 all 9th graders will be participating in the Start Strong Science Assessment.  To find out room assignments please check your Class of Google Classroom.  If you have any questions please reach out to Ms. Droke.

On Thursday October 14th and Friday October 15th all 12th grade students will participate in the Start Strong Science Assessment during their health/peer/life classes. Students with accommodations will be informed by their health teachers of their individual testing rooms.  These students will participate in the Science Assessment on Thursday October 14th.  If you have any questions please contact Ms. Droke.

Math/ELA Start Strong:
On Thursday October 14th and Friday October 15th, students enrolled in English 1, English 2, Algebra 1,Algebra 2, or Geometry will participate in the Start Strong Math/ELA Assessment during their respective classes.  Students with accommodations will be informed by their math/ela teachers of their individual testing rooms.  These students will participate in the ELA Assessment on Thursday and the Math Assessment on Friday. If you have any questions please reach out to Ms. Droke.

College Accelerated Program (CAP) Information:
The Northern Burlington County Regional High School District has an agreement with Rowan College at Burlington County which enables our students to earn college credits for selected courses in which they are presently enrolled.

The DualEnroll system is not yet open for the 2021-2022 academic year. RCBC is working on the final pieces with DualEnroll and partner high schools. They hope to have it up and running in the next 2-3 weeks. Once it is open, NB will be notified and share the updated instructions for the registration process. The application deadline for credit for courses taken during the 2021-2022 academic year will be extended until mid to late November. Visit RCBC CAP Program for in

Book Fair:
The PTSC is excited to be able to offer the in person Scholastic Book Fair this fall! The Book Fair is scheduled for October 25-October 29 in the hall outside the Middle School Media Center. Please consider signing up to help out at this season's book fair using the link below. Please keep in mind that while the book fair is held in the middle school, the funds raised are spread throughout the district!  The PTSC is also looking for a person/people to chair/co-chair the book fair starting next year as our current chair will be graduating this spring. If you are interested please contact the PTSC at It is a minimal time commitment, and very rewarding! 
Fall 2021 Book Fair

Assessment Schedule 2021-2022:
During the course of the school year, students will participate in various standardized assessments. Assessment Information and NB’s Assessment Schedule is available on the website: 

Winter Sports:
We are now accepting Physical Packets for winter sports. Please submit them to at your earliest convenience.

Students, staff and visitors are required to wear masks while in school.  We are grateful for the attention given to this requirement and cooperation in this regard.  
More recent CDC guidelines regarding masks have been posted and these are noted below:
Wear masks with two or more layers to stop the spread of COVID-19
Wear the mask over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin
CDC does not recommend the use of gaiters or face shields. Evaluation of these face covers is on-going but effectiveness is unknown at this time.
Per the CDC guidelines, gaiters are not recommended at this time because of questionable effectiveness.  Furthermore, since masks must be secured under the chin, traditionally worn bandanas are not considered effective either.  As a result, students, staff and visitors may not wear bandanas or gaiters as a mask while in school.  Disposable masks will be provided for those who do not bring an acceptable mask to school.

Senior Trip Information:
Disney World 
April 27-30, 2022
Next Payment DUE Oct. 15, 2021 -- $250
Drop off in Room 111 to Mrs. Ballinger
What if my student missed the deadline but still wants to go? 
Space is subject to group space availability.  Space is not guaranteed. Please see Mrs. Ballinger immediately.
A virtual video and information pertaining to the senior trip is located on your student's Class of 2022 google classroom.  
OPTIONAL Trip Insurance should be purchased by October 1, 2021.  **However, insurance cannot be purchased after school receives your final payment. See attachments for information and how to purchase. It IS advised and encouraged that every student purchase trip insurance.  
A note from the travel company pertaining to insurance: 
If a student does not purchase insurance and cannot travel later, they will be under penalty at the time of canceling.  
What if my student has to quarantine due to COVID-19?
If insurance is purchased this is a non-covered reason, however it would fall under the Cancel For Any Reason coverage to possibly get back 75% of a penalty charged.
The travel agency would not issue a refund if they need to quarantine.
What if my student is diagnosed with COVID-19?
If a student is actually diagnosed with Covid this could be a covered reason at 100% for sickness, however that is up to Travel Insured as medical documentation would need to be provided.
What if there is a lockdown, quarantine requirement, or Disney is closed?
If the CDC has a state ban in place to not travel to Florida or Disney is closed, the travel agency would issue a full refund.  
Currently for quarantining, no states are requiring the need to quarantine before or after visiting Florida.
Additional insurance questions, please reach out to the insurance company directly.  See attachment for contact information here.
Any trip related questions, please contact the advisors Kim Ballinger,  or Maribeth Jarvis, 
 Senior Parking: 
Please find the link below for the 2021 – 2022 Senior Parking Application that can be accessed in Google Classroom.
All documents for parking should be emailed to
If you have already applied and have been approved, you should have received a parking decal pickup information email from Ms. Gupta.

20-21 Yearbook:
Limited copies of last year's yearbooks are still available for purchase. Please contact Tina Kim,  for details.

Clinical Corner Spotlight: 
Family Support Organization of Burlington County - Parents Helping Parents: In this group you will find parents who have walked in your shoes with similar experiences. Parents who understand the challenges of raising children. We offer valuable resources and a safe place to talk about concerns. Share new ideas and strategies. It is a place to celebrate triumphs and get or lend a shoulder to lean on when you need it. It takes a lot of support to transform families’ lives -take action with us. Start now  and we will explore solutions together. We count on each other to listen openly and act with compassion and respect. What is said in the group stays in the group. We can help instill self-confidence to do things you never thought you could do. Parents helping Parents can make the lives of families better by building stronger relationships and better communication. Please join us on Zoom on the first, third and fourth Thursday evening of the month. 6:30 to 8:30pm.  Please click the link to access the meeting:  This is a recurring meeting anytime. Join Zoom Meeting FSO Parent zoom link Meeting ID: 875 8951 4273 Passcode: 244506

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Sally López, Ed.D.
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