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HS Parent Message October 22, 2021
Sally Lopez
Friday, October 22, 2021

High School Parent Message 

October 22, 2021

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Important Dates: 

Oct 15: Federal Impact Aid Forms Open- see information below

Oct 27: PTSC Virtual Meeting at 6:30 pm Information HERE

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.


College Accelerated Program (CAP): Registration Now Open:

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. DualEnroll opened today, Friday October 22nd for registration and closes November 19th. Please visit http://rcbc.dualenroll.com/  and follow these account creation instructions.  Thank you for your patience as RCBC worked with their vendor to get everything ready.


2021-2022 Yearbook

Pre-orders for the 2021-2022 yearbook are now open at jostensyearbooks.com Order by October 29th to receive a discounted rate of $75!! 

2020-2021 Yearbook:

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


Burlington County Covid Vaccination Sites:

Please see this flyer regarding more information on vaccinations. 

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 


PTSC: 

Next Meeting: October 27 @ 6:30pm Virtual Information HERE

 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:

The deadline to submit physical packets for winter sports is now past, and students who submit paperwork moving forward may not be cleared in time to participate in tryouts.  Nevertheless, the sports packets can be found at this link: 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 Parking: 

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


Clinical Corner Spotlight: 

  • Northern Burlington has partnered with Effective School Solutions and will be hosting virtual parent/community workshops.  Our next virtual session is Wednesday, October 27th from 6 to 7pm and you are invited to attend!  The presentation topic will be “Taking a Mental Health Pulse: Mental Health and Academic Re-Acclimationpresented by: Kristin Cline, LPC.  As students return and reacclimate to school, it is important that the caregivers in their lives understand the unique COVID related mental health responses and challenges that we all will face.  This workshop will assist caregivers in understanding these challenges and identifying students in need of additional supports. Participants will receive information on specific strategies they can engage that will help to support students (and themselves) throughout the re-acclimation process. No registration required. Please click the link to join via zoom: Virtual presentation

  • 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 lives, so take action with us. Starting now 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 Meet anytime Join Zoom Meeting FSO Parent zoom link Meeting ID: 875 8951 4273 Passcode: 244506Steve Lee, Northern Burlington                       

Sally López, Ed.D.

Principal

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