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HS Parent Message October 15, 2021
Sally Lopez
Friday, October 15, 2021

High School Parent Message 

October 15, 2021

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 Important Dates: 

Oct 15:                  Federal Impact Aid Forms Open- more info below

Nov 3:                   Make Up Picture Day - more info to follow

Nov 4 & 5:          School Closed - NJEA Convention

Nov 11:                  School Closed - Veterans Day

Nov 17, 18, 19: Parent Conferences - info to follow

Nov 24:                Early Dismissal

Nov 25 & 26:   School Closed - Thanksgiving 


Federal Impact Aid Survey:

October 15, 2021 – October 30, 2021

Each fall, the Northern Burlington County Regional School District reaches out to all parents asking that they complete the Federal Impact Aid survey.  This is a very important document that needs to be completed in a timely manner.  To make this process more convenient for our families, this Federal Impact Aid survey can now be completed electronically.  

The Northern Burlington County Regional School District must receive an annual signed survey from ALL parents or guardians for EACH student in order to receive federal funding of military affiliated students.

Please note that even if you are not active military or a civilian working on federal property, it is essential that ALL parents and guardians complete and sign this form as of October 15, 2021 and return by October 30, 2021.

 Federal Impact Aid supports local school districts with concentrations of children who have parents/guardians in the uniformed services or parents/guardians employed on eligible Federal Properties. It was designed to assist local school districts that have lost property tax revenue due to the presence of tax-exempt Federal Property served by the district. Each year, Northern Burlington receives Federal Impact Aid funds because of your cooperation in returning these forms to us in a timely manner.

In order for our District to meet the filing deadline, we need to have the completed form(s) submitted no later than October 30, 2021, even if your employment does not fall within the categories listed on the survey.

 Click here to log into your PowerSchool parent account, once logged in click on the link from the left side of the webpage that says Forms and complete the “Title VIII Federal Impact Aid Survey” electronically.  A form needs to be submitted for each child, however if submitting for multiple children, please click the arrow up key next to the submit button. This will allow you to submit the form for each child without having to reproduce each survey selection.

 Thank you for your continued support of the Northern Burlington County Regional School District. If you have additional questions, please contact Jill Markley, Administrative Assistant, extension 2003 or Richard Kaz, School Business Administrator (609) 298-3900 extension 2080.

Start Strong Testing:

High school students completed the New Jersey Start Strong testing this past week.  Thank you to our students helping to ensure the process went smoothly.  For those students who were absent, make-up testing will take place in the coming days.

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 

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

PTSC:

PTSC and Amazon Smile:  The Parent Teacher Student Connection (PTSC) has an Amazon Smile account for any community members who would like to support the PTSC while shopping online.  Simply go to http://smile.amazon.com  and search for the "Parent Teacher Student Connection" in the list of organizations (it is listed as being in Columbus, NJ) and then go through that portal to do your Amazon shopping.  Amazon will donate 0.5% of all purchases to the PTSC.  Please email nburlingtonptsc@gmail.com with any login questions.

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 nburlingtonptsc@gmail.com. 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: http://nburlingtonnj.apptegy.us/o/nbc-rsd/page/student-assessment--3 


Winter Sports;

We are now accepting Physical Packets for winter sports. Please submit them to highschoolathletics@nburlington.com at your earliest convenience.


Masks:

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

Oct. 15, 2021 -- $250 is NOW LATE 

Please drop off ASAP!!!

Drop off in Room 111 to Mrs. Ballinger

DISNEY FLYER 

 

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.  

 

IMPORTANT: INSURANCE INFORMATION 

 

OPTIONAL Trip Insurance should be purchased by NOW!   **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, kballinger@nburlington.com  or Maribeth Jarvis, mjarvis@nburlington.com 

 

   

Senior Parking: 

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


20-21 Yearbook:

Limited copies of last year's yearbooks are still available for purchase. Please contact Tina Kim,  tkim@nburlington.com  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

  Steve Lee, Northern Burlington                       

Sally López, Ed.D.

Principal

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