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HS Parent Message March 25, 2022
Sally Lopez
Friday, March 25, 2022

High School Parent Message 

March 25, 2022

Important Dates 

Mar  25,26, & 27 Spring Musical -  Legally Blonde (info & link below)

Mar 28: Senior Scholarship 

Mar 31: End of Q3

Apr 1: Beginning of Q4

Apr 8: Q4 Grades ready

Apr 14: Early Dismissal/Beginning of Spring Break 

Apr 25: School Resumes

Revised District Calendar as of February 22, 2022.


Spring Musical 

Northern Burlington's Theater Department is proud to present Legally Blonde The Musical! A fabulously fun award-winning musical, based on the adored movie, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances - this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal! Two outrageously talented casts and four shows to enjoy: March 25th at 7:30 PM, March 26th at 2:30 PM and 7:30 PM, and March 27th at 2:30 PM. For more information and to purchase tickets visit: http://our.show/nbcr

 

Pesticide Application Notification

Please see the notice found at this LINK for information regarding an upcoming pesticide application on school property scheduled for this spring.  

Dress Code

Please be reminded that there is a dress code. Please review the following with your children and reference page 26 of the student handbook for the following information:

  • NO sheer clothing

  • Undergarments may NOT be exposed

  • Bottoms MUST touch tops

  • Bottoms MUST cover personal areas


Spring Musical Fundraiser

Support the Spring Musical, Legally Blonde,  by purchasing Gertrude Hawk Chocolate! Click the link to browse the catalog of delicious chocolate that will ship directly to you. Purchase now through April 1st just in time for Easter! https://tinyurl.com/nbchocolate


No Place for Hate

No Place for Hate is a student-driven initiative aimed at providing a model for combating intolerance, bullying, and hatred. 

Students at NB pledge to try their best to actively speak out against acts of bullying, discrimination, bias, and outright hate. 

Multicultural Day will be on April 14th. Students will be visiting the celebration during their Health and PE classes. Students will be asked to join a Google Classroom where they will be provided updated information. 


Stay Healthy

COVID Precautions:  

We have reached the point where masks are optional and we have ceased contact tracing in school. Students who are ill, should stay home, that has always been the case, even before COVID.  With the end of mandatory masking and contact tracing, it becomes even more important for parents to screen their children daily before sending them to school.  Below are the guidelines our school nurses use:

COVID-19 Compatible SICK Symptoms that indicate school absence and a COVID Test

• At least one of the following symptoms: new or worsening cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, new loss of taste and/or smell OR

• At least two of the following symptoms: fever, chills, 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 


PROM

This year the prom will be held at Lucien’s in Berlin on June 3rd for juniors and seniors. There will be a buffet dinner and a limit of 500 tickets sold for students.

Tickets will be on sale electronically at the following times:

Seniors:  May 2 - 6

Juniors:  May 9 - 13

There will be 25 outside guests permitted to attend the prom. Outside guest applications were available on March 14th in the main office. Completed applications will be accepted from April 4th - April 12th only. No late or incomplete applications will be accepted. Upon receiving approval, the NB student will be able to purchase their ticket and the guest ticket in the main office. More information to come closer to the date. 

 

SENIORS

Senior Trip Update and MEDICAL FORM CLARIFICATION: 

Mandatory Senior Trip Parent Meeting will be on Wednesday, April 6th at 6:30pm in the Main Cafeteria. One parent/guardian and the student must attend. Trip rules and regulations, the itinerary, and expectations of students will be discussed. Please see the attached letter for more information. 

In the letter sent home informing you of the April 6th meeting, you received a medication form.  That form ONLY needs to be completed IF you take prescription medications that are NOT on file with the school.

You will be contacted by the nurse if your form for medication(s) on file is expired.  You will need to complete a NEW form for a medication that you DO NOT normally take in school but WILL need to take on the trip.  ie. morning or nightly medication taken prior to or after school. You may copy the form if you need more.  If your student does not take prescription medication, you may ignore the medication form. 

Senior Scholarship Application:

The Class of 2022 Senior Scholarships & Awards application is available Monday, March 28, 2022. Each year dozens of local scholarships offering thousands of dollars in scholarship awards are available to Northern Burlington Seniors. Applications are due no later than 2:30 p.m. on Friday, April 8, 2022. No applications will be accepted late. In addition, more scholarships are available on Naviance Student so seniors should log into their account frequently as new scholarships are added each week. Good luck to everyone who applies!  https://forms.gle/F4GCcruLDVHyEnpFA

Important Update on Cap & Gown Orders

Last Chance To Order...

ORDER BY SUNDAY, March 27TH   ORDER HERE

Order now and you will get a cap and gown that fits for graduation! We cannot guarantee your gown size if you do not order by:   Sunday March 27th.   After the 27th, gowns will be ordered in bulk.


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).


Clinical Corner Spotlight:

  • Parenting in 100 Words: Spot Their Strengths and nurture the characteristics that will get your teen far in life. Please click the link to access the short video: Link to video

  • 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.”

  • Promoting Me, Myself, and I – Starting April 5th & 6th  This is an after school self-esteem skill building group for students at Northern that will run during the months of April and May.  This group will have an open concept where psychoeducation and skills to build your self-esteem will be the focus.  No sign ups will be required initially.  Students that want to participate can simply stay after school on those specific days; Tuesdays at the High School and Wednesdays at the Middle School.  If they would like to participate in the group every week, they will need to return a signed consent form, which will be provided on the first day of group.  Late buses are available (except for Choice students) The following are the group dates and location:

    • Tuesday April 5th to Tuesday May 31st at the High School 2:30-3:30pm in room 107. No group during Spring Break or on half-days.

    • Wednesday April 6th to Wednesday June 1st at the Middle School 2:40-3:40pm in room 387.  No group during Spring Break or on half-days.

  • 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  

  • Parent Feedback Requested on Workshop Content and Times

  • We are pleased to be able to continue to offer virtual parent workshops and would like some feedback from you. Please complete this survey by March 27th, 2022 so that we can provide workshops that are of interest to you and meet your scheduling needs. 

  • 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).

  • Looking for financial assistance, food pantries, medical care, and other free or reduced-cost resources: https://www.findhelp.org/

 

Steve Lee, Northern Burlington                                                                                                                                                                           

Sally López, Ed.D.

Principal

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Webpage at www.nburlington.com