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HS Parent Message November 19, 2021
Sally Lopez
Friday, November 19, 2021

High School Parent Message 

November 19, 2021

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Important Dates 

Nov 19:     Parent Conferences - see below for more information

Nov 24:    Early Dismissal

Nov 25 & 26: School Closed - Thanksgiving

Nov. 30:    PTSC Meeting at 6:30 via Zoom 

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/73448744493?pwd=N0NuakRONWdrb29xQlllSmNXR09qQT09 

Nov 30:     FINAL CAP/DualEnroll deadline - see below for more information

Dec 1:          Introduction to the Trauma Attuned Model, 6 pm Virtual

Dec 5:        Craft Fair from 9am-3pm:   see below for more information

Dec 10:       Fall Play @ 7:30 pm

Dec 11:         Fall Play @ 2:30 pm & @ 7:30 pm

Dec 12:        Fall Play @ 2:30 pm

Dec 14:       How to Talk to Your Kids and Survive, 3pm Virtual

Dec 16:        HS Band Concert @ 7pm

Dec 22:        HS Choral Concert @ 7:30 pm

Dec 23:        Early Dismissal 

Jan 3:            School Resumes  

Parent Conferences

Thank you to all who were able to join us for parent conferences over the last three days.  In the event you were not able to meet or you have further questions, do not hesitate to contact the teacher directly.


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.


College Accelerated Program (CAP): Registration Extended

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 final deadline for DualEnroll registration will be November 30th. Please visit http://rcbc.dualenroll.com/  and follow these account creation instructions. All steps (including parent/guardian consent and payment) need to be completed by that date. No registrations will be accepted after that date


Rowan University STEM Opportunity for 11th Grade Students

Rowan University is testing the use of virtual reality (VR) technology as a tool for career exploration in high school. Rowan is developing VR videos of high need STEM technician and technologist careers to give students direct access to STEM work environments. STEM technician and technologist careers can be a great option for some students, requiring less advanced coursework and fewer years of higher education for entry into a growing and steady career field. However, many students are not aware of these career options and have limited resources to explore these careers through school-based career guidance programs. This program is set up to test and see if these VR videos and the materials that come with them can help students as they explore these careers, better than looking at these careers independently.  Families that are interested in having their 11th grade student participate should complete the form in PowerSchool by December 3, 2021


Senior Trip PAYMENT OVERDUE

Nov. 15, 2021 -- $250  

All payments MUST include a COUPON

Drop off in Room 111 to Mrs. Ballinger

DISNEY FLYER  

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.   

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  

 

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: moneill@nburlington.com

Date: Sunday December 5th 

Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM 

 

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.


Travel guidelines

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.


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.  Students who do not comply with proper mask wearing will be sent home. 


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 

Burlington County Covid Vaccination Sites

Please see this flyer regarding more information on vaccinations. 


2021-2022 Yearbook

Pre-order the 2021-2022 yearbook at jostensyearbooks.com 


2020-2021 Yearbook

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


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.


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

Sports Eligibility:  For those students inquiring about whether they have been medically cleared for a sport, please direct inquiries to your coach rather than the school nurse.

Sports Packet: 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.


Senior Parking

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


Clinical Corner Spotlight 

  • 10 ways to Teach Your Kids Gratitude This Thanksgiving – by Wendy Wisner - Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday for many and with good reason.  It’s a time to gather with loved ones, share a hearty meal, and give thanks for all the good in our lives, large and small . Not only is the holiday enjoyable and delicious in so many ways, but it's also a great opportunity to teach our children what the holiday symbolizes: gratitude.  Gratitude teaches humility and expands children’s worldview. And studies have shown that practicing gratitude can have positive effects on mental health.   Sharing and teaching gratitude isn’t the answer to all of our challenges.  Although practicing gratitude has many proven benefits, your child may still be experiencing mental health struggles as a result of the stress of the pandemic or because of the general stresses of life.  Please click the link to access the full article: 10 Ways to Teach Your Kids Gratitude

 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 6 pm 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

  • Tuesday, December 14th at 3pm presented by: Monica Generoso, M.Ed.:  How to Talk to Your Kids and Survive: Raising a child is probably the most gratifying job any of us will ever have -- and one of the toughest. In large part, that's because times have changed. We live in an increasingly complex world that challenges us every day with a wide range of disturbing issues that are difficult for children to understand and for adults to explain. Our kids are part of the iGen or GenZ generation. The generation born with smartphones and tablets. Let’s talk about how we can talk to our kids and survive.  Link will be available in the next bulletin.

  • 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

  • COMING SOON to Northern Care Solace:  A 24/7 multilingual care concierge team that connects students, families, and staff with available, verified mental health providers and substance use treatment programs matched to their needs regardless of circumstances. 

Steve Lee, Northern Burlington                                                                                                                                                                                

Sally López, Ed.D.

Principal

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