High School Parent Message
November 12, 2021
Nov 12: Deadline to register for AP Exams - see below for more information
Nov 17, 18, 19: Parent Conferences - see below for more information
Nov 19: CAP/DualEnroll deadline - see below for more information
Nov 24: Early Dismissal
Nov 25 & 26: School Closed - Thanksgiving
Dec 5: Craft Fair - see below for more information
Federal Impact Aid Survey:
This is the same message as last week, but it is important that we have every family complete the Federal Impact Aid Form so we are going to run this message for the next few weeks. It just takes a few moments to fill out the Federal Impact Aid Survey on Power School and the form can be completed for siblings all at the same time. Just be sure to log onto Power School using your parent account, not the student account.
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 immediately.
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 immediately, 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.
Parent conferences are scheduled for November 17, 18, and 19. In an effort to make them more accessible, there will be a mix of in person conferences and virtual conferences. The schedule is as follows:
Wed, NOV 17
Thur, NOV 18
Fri, NOV 19
HS virtual (Zoom) afternoon conferences
HS in person
HS virtual (Zoom) afternoon conferences
HS in person
All Conferences are scheduled online via PTC Wizard. While the conferences are open to all parents, there are a limited number of appointments available. If you are not sure if a conference is necessary, feel free to contact the teacher directly. For parents who are interested in a conference they are encouraged to register as soon as possible. If you are unable to meet during conferences or feel that you may need more than the 10 minutes allotted per appointment, we invite you to contact your child’s teacher or counselor to make alternate arrangements.
How it works:
Parents create an account in PTC Wizard. It is helpful to have a list of the student’s teachers handy.
Once logged in, parents choose:
Which set of conferences they prefer and the teachers they wish to see from a staff listing of all high school teachers.
Parents will then see which teachers are available for a given time slot, and sign up for appointments.
Note: If a teacher is fully booked, they will not appear as a choice for that day/time
PTC Wizard will send parents a confirmation email that includes their schedule with the room number (In-Person Conferences) or Zoom link (Virtual Conferences) for each of their appointments.
On or about November 16, PTC Wizard will send all parents a reminder email for their appointments.
Instructions for PTC Wizard
To register for conference meetings, please follow the steps below:
You will be redirected to a form - fill it out: (first name, last name, email address and a password you want to use screenshot 2
Click Register, and then add one child only screenshot 3
You will be sent to a new screen and you will be asked to give your consent to receive emails from PTC Wizard (your schedules, notifications about appointments booked or canceled, etc.).
To add more than one HS school child, Click Account Settings (top right corner of the screen).
To Schedule Conference Meetings:
Click the “Add a Meeting”
In the new screen click the checkbox next to the teachers that you want to meet with & then click continue.
Choose the times available for each teacher (the teachers are listed on top of the column)
If you have more than one child, after you chose a time the system will ask you which child this is for
Choose all the meetings and then click Continue
Here is a video tutorial for parents' scheduling.
Any difficulties in scheduling, please contact the high school main office at 609-298-3900 x2046 or email Mrs. Shelley Guevara at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please keep in mind, there are a limited number of slots available and it is first come, first serve. In addition, for those registering for an in person conference, consistent with Governor Murphy’s executive order, those participating will all be required to wear a mask the entire time of the visit to the school. Please plan accordingly.
Senior Trip PAYMENT DUE
April 27-30, 2022
Nov. 15, 2021 -- $250
All payments MUST include a COUPON
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.
IMPORTANT: INSURANCE INFORMATION - PURCHASE NOW if you are not paid in full!!
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.
Instructional Supports for Students in Quarantine
In addition to watching the lesson and interacting with individual teachers during prep/resource periods, a schedule of virtual instructional support will be available after school beginning November 8th. The support program will be evaluated at the end of November. The Counseling Office will email impacted students and families with the meeting schedule and links.
While the CDC recommends delaying travel until individuals are fully vaccinated, New Jersey's travel advisory is no longer in effect. Subsequently, mandatory post-travel quarantine is not required for domestic, out of state travel, within the United States. Therefore, NB will recommend that, for 14 days after travel, individuals self-monitor for COVID-19 compatible symptoms such as cough, breathing difficulties, loss of taste &/or smell, fever, chills, shivers, muscle aches, headache, sore throat, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, congestion, or runny nose, and isolate and get tested if any symptoms occur.
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. Students who do not comply with proper mask wearing will be sent home.
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
Burlington County Covid Vaccination Sites:
Please see this flyer regarding more information on vaccinations.
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 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.
2022 AP Exam Reminder:
The deadline for registering and paying for AP exams without a late fee is November 12 at 3 PM. Exams not paid by this date will not be ordered. After November 12, there is a $40 late fee. Please visit our AP website for more information. If you have any questions, please contact the AP Coordinator, Dr. Leslie Puente-Ervin (email@example.com).
Craft Fair - Flyer
The Choral and the Theatre departments are hosting the annual Holiday Craft Fair.
We hope you can come out to the holiday festivities and enjoy the entertainment and holiday shopping. We will have many vendors of all varieties and a food truck.
If you would like to sign up as a vendor, you can sign up with Michele O'Neill at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Sunday December 5th
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Pre-order the 2021-2022 yearbook at jostensyearbooks.com
Limited copies of last year's yearbooks are still available for purchase. Please contact Tina Kim, email@example.com for details.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any login questions.
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
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 email@example.com at your earliest convenience.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have already applied and have been approved, you should have received a parking decal pickup information email from Ms. Gupta.
Clinical Corner Spotlight:
Northern Burlington has partnered with Effective School Solutions and will be hosting virtual staff/parent/community workshops. Our next virtual sessions are:
Wednesday, December 1st at 6pm presented by: Kristin Cline, LPC – Introduction to the Trauma Attuned Model®: ESS’s Trauma Attuned Model® is a relationship-based, evidence-centered approach to supporting student development, fostering student and caregiver resiliency, and ultimately promoting healthy growth and academic achievement. In this introduction to TAM® workshop, parents and caregivers are introduced to the four key components of the model: Prevalence, Affect, Response, and Triggers (or P.A.R.T. for short). A more comprehensive 6-hour version of the full Trauma Attuned Model® is also available Please click the link to join via zoom: Presentation link OR use Meeting ID: 948 9253 3661 Passcode: 218452
Family Support Organization of Burlington County - Parents Helping Parents:. Parents helping Parents can make the lives of families better by building stronger relationships and better communication. Please join the parent support group via Zoom on the first, third and fourth Thursday evening of each month from 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: 244506
Sally López, Ed.D.
Follow the Principal on twitter @nbc_hsprincipal
Follow the Superintendent on twitter: @NBCSUPER
Webpage at www.nburlington.com