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HS Parent Message January 28, 2022
Sally Lopez
Friday, January 28, 2022

High School Parent Message 

January 28, 2022

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Important Dates 

Jan. 28:  Semester 2/Marking Period 3 begins

Feb 1: Beginning of Black History Month

Feb 3: Marking Period 2/Semester 1 grades finalized

Feb 18: School closed for students - Professional Development Day

Feb 21: School closed - Presidents’ Day

Feb 22 - Feb 25: FFA Week

    

     

  

Remote Learning:  

Hopefully the numbers continue to go down, but we have a number of students out with COVID or symptoms.  To facilitate setting up remote instruction for these students, teachers have posted links to join their classes remotely in Google Classroom.  This is a temporary measure as we manage the high caseload that began right after the holidays.

In the event your child is absent and they are able to join the remote class to listen, please remind them to mute themselves and not to use the chat.  Since the teacher will be focused on the students who are physically present, they will not be able to respond to inquiries through Google Meet or Zoom.  If a student at home does have a question, send it by email. The teacher will respond as soon as they are able, whether it is during that class period or at a later time.  Since the students are absent, they will have time to make up any assignments when they return to school. Please note that students not physically in the classroom are marked Absent.


Stay Healthy

COVID Precautions:  We continue to need your help to limit the spread of COVID.  Please take the necessary precautions at home and reinforce the safety measures we have in school, such as social distancing (when possible), hand hygiene, and mask wearing.  No one precaution is absolute, but layering the different measures helps to reduce the chances of COVID transmission. 

Please check your children daily for any symptoms before sending them to school.  When in doubt, students who are sick should stay home.  The nurse’s are looking for the following symptoms with regard to COVID screening:

  • Any one of the following symptoms: cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, new loss of smell or taste. 

  • OR

    • Any two of the following symptoms: fever (measure or subjective), chills, rigors (shivers), muscle aches, headache, sore throat, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, congestion, or runny nose.

 Students who come to school with a combination of these symptoms will be sent home by the school nurse and require a negative COVID test before they can return to school.  So save yourself the trouble and simply keep your child home if they have any of these symptoms.  You can report your child’s absence on the attendance line: 609.298.3900 x 2029.

 Any questions, please contact our school nurses, Ms. Crane & Ms. Nocon  mcrane@nburlington.com gnocon@nburlington.com please include both nurses in your email.  Sometimes they must deliver bad news.  Please know that the directions  given are based on the information they have from the public health authorities.  Please be patient as they navigate these many challenges and work to keep our school a safe place to be for everyone.  Thank you :)

If you need it, the Burlington County Health Department is offering walk-in testing for COVID.  Please follow this LINK for location and information.  

Burlington County COVID Vaccination Sites: Of course, the CDC continues to recommend vaccination as the best way to prevent the spread of COVID.  Please see this LINK regarding more information on vaccination sites in Burlington County. 

NB 2021-22 Covid-19 Dashboard 


PTSC 

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE PTSC TO OUR 2022 SENIOR FAMILIES:

If you have a Senior graduating this year please make sure that you become a member so that your child is eligible to apply for a Scholarship. You must be a member in order to be considered. There are other requirements which will be listed in the application but again, your family must be a member. The deadline for us to receive the membership is February 28th,2022. You can pay via check or Paypal by visiting our site through the Northern Burlington Webpage. Membership is only $10. If you have any questions please reach out to us via email at nburlingtonptsc@gmail.com.

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.


SAT Prep Program Registration 

NB’s 6 week SAT Prep program continues in-person on Saturdays from March 12 - April 30, 2022.  The program is contingent on sufficient enrollment of at least 17 students. An afternoon session will be added if needed to meet all registration requests. The registration deadline is Tuesday, March 1, 2022. Spring 2022 Registration Form.


Looking to Spring Sports  We are now accepting Athletic Participation packets for the Sprinter/Spring Seasons.  A link to the packets can be found here

The anticipated start date is March 14, 2022 for spring sports.  Packets must be submitted and approved by our school doctor before students are permitted to participate.  This process can take several weeks due to the volume and the medical review of each one.  Please plan to submit the packets at least three weeks in advance.  Several sports in the spring have tryouts.  Students who are not cleared in time, will not be able to try out.  It is important to plan accordingly.

  • If your child’s physical exam is current and does not expire 60 days prior to the start of the season, please complete pages 1, 2, 3, 4, and 7 of the packet and submit them electronically to hsathletics@nburlington.com 

  • If your child is in need of a new physical, please contact your physician’s office at your earliest convenience to secure an appointment.  Please take page 3, 5 and 6 of the packet with you so that your doctor can complete the physical forms.  Please submit the entire packet (pages 1-7) electronically to  hsathletics@nburlington.com 

Spectators

Our region in the state of New Jersey has been moved into the “Very High” category of COVID cases.  As a result, spectators at school events are limited to two per participant.  


Magic the Gathering & Tabletop Gaming

(Free for all Northern High School Students)

Do you enjoy problem solving and strategy? Do you like games like Hearthstone, Chess, Magic the Gathering, Risk, and Catan? If so, this is the camp for you! No experience necessary. 

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SENIORS

Senior Yearbook Ads

Good news! Senior ad sales have been extended until 2/10/22!

This is the final deadline! Recognize your child to commemorate their achievements and important milestones. Purchase one at https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1057651/Northern-Burlington-High-School/

Please see this flyer for information.

 

Cap & Gown Orders- Seniors received an invitation to order their cap and gown on the Class of 2022 Google Classroom, They will order through Jostens’ website. The site has been updated to accept payments for the caps and gown units, the units include cap, gown and  tassel.  They will be delivered to the school directly for distribution. All other items ordered through Jostens will be delivered to the address attached to the order. 

 

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE PTSC TO OUR 2022 SENIOR FAMILIES:

If you have a Senior graduating this year please make sure that you become a member so that your child is eligible to apply for a Scholarship. You must be a member in order to be considered. There are other requirements which will be listed in the application but again, your family must be a member. The deadline for us to receive the membership is February 28th,2022. You can pay via check or PayPal by visiting our site through the Northern Burlington Webpage. Membership is only $10. If you have any questions please reach out to us via email at nburlingtonptsc@gmail.com .

 

Early Dismissal of Students

Please be advised that no student under the age of 18 can sign themselves out from school early even if they are drivers. As per our Board of Education Regulations: 

5230 LATE ARRIVAL AND EARLY DISMISSAL

No pupil under the age of eighteen shall be released from school before the end of the school day except in the presence of the pupil's parent(s) or legal guardian(s) or an agent of the parent(s) or legal guardian(s).


Charging Chromebooks

Please make sure your child is bringing his/her chromebook to school on a daily basis and that it is charged in the evening.  It’s 2022, coming to school without a charged chromebook is like coming to school in 1985 without a trapper keeper and a pencil.


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.


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: Student Assessment 


Clinical Corner Spotlight:

  • The Nurtured Heart Approach (NHA) trainings are being held through Partners For Kids and Families, in 2022.  Please see link for the flyer - NHA calendar link.  All trainings are virtual.  For those who need a refresher on what NHA is: “The Nurtured Heart Approach consists of a set of strategies that assist children and adults in further developing self-regulation and has been found to be effective with individuals of all ages. It focuses on transforming the way someone perceives themselves, and the world around them.”

  • JANUARY 2022 - Lunchtime mental health check-ins for students - Mental health check-ins will be available at the High School on Tuesdays (room 107) and Middle School on Wednesdays (counseling conference room), during ALL lunch periods 7, 9, 11, and 13 for any students that want to attend.  This allows for a small group of students (15 max, first come first serve) to drop in and have lunch with peers and a counselor. This is an opportunity to safely talk about mental health concerns in a relaxed setting. Students can bring their lunch with them to the room.  We welcome students that are genuinely interested in participating. 

  • Group Counseling for students after school starting FEBRUARY 2022 - Northern Burlington School District has collaborated with First Children Services (FCS) to provide therapeutic mental health services in-person to our student via group counseling.  This is a free 8-week group in-person after school support group for students to engage with a licensed clinician and their peers to discuss various topics in a safe space setting. The main topics will include anxiety/stress management, emotional regulation, gaining self-awareness, self-esteem, friendship and relationship issues, communication skills, and coping skills.  If you are interested in having your child participate (students that have not done this group previously) or have questions about the group, please contact your child’s School Counselor. Spaces are limited.  After school transportation will be available (exception – choice students).  Deadline to enroll: Friday January 28, 2022.  Please see group dates below:

    • High School – every Tuesday starting February 1st to March 22nd from 2:30 – 3:30pm

    • Middle School – every Wednesday starting February 2nd to March 23rd from 2:40 – 3:35pm

  • Care Solace helps our Northern Burlington community find mental health care providers and substance use treatment centers. Their Care Companion™ team is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, and 365 days per year to quickly connect you to carefully verified providers in your community. Students, staff, and families may access Care Solace services in two ways:

    • Call (888) 515-0595 at any time. Support is available in 200+ languages. A dedicated Care Companion™ will help you every step of the way to research options, secure appointments, and follow up to make sure it is a good fit.

    • For an anonymous search, answer a few questions to get matched with an extensive list of care providers at https://caresolace.com/site/nbcrsd 

  • Are you or your children in need of winter coats? Generations has new winter coats available in sizes 2T to adult XL.  Please call 609-267-4001 to make an appointment to come in & pick up coats.  

  • Looking for parent support for your child with special needs? The Mom2Mom Helpline connects parents of children with special needs to our trained counselors who are also parents.  Talk to someone who understands you and your family.   Call 1-877-914-MOM2 (1-877-914-6662).

Steve Lee, Northern Burlington                                                                                                                                                                           

Sally López, Ed.D.

Principal

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