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HS Parent Message May 13, 2022
Sally Lopez
Friday, May 13, 2022

High School Parent Message 
May 13, 2022

Important Dates 
May 17-20: NJSLA testing Early Dismissal of Students
May 19: High School Choral Concert @ 7 pm
May 20: Blue & Grey Night @ 6 pm
May 24: Art Show Auditorium from  5:30-7:30 pm
May 24: NAHS Induction Main Cafe @ 6 pm 
May 26 & 27: NJSLA testing Early Dismissal of Students
May 30: Memorial Day: School Closed
June 2: High School Band Concert @ 7 pm 
June 3: Early Dismissal of Students
June 16: Graduation @ 6:30 pm
Coffee House ‘22
Come join Northern Burlington Theatre's amazingly talented performers this Friday, May 13th at 7pm in the Main Cafeteria and Lobby for our annual Coffeehouse! The night will be full of coffee, refreshments, raffle baskets and performances from Northern Burlington's best and brightest! Tickets are available online at or at the door for $10.00. Doors open at 6:30pm. Contact Mr. Wylie with any questions at
Coffee House Flyer

New Jersey Student Learning Assessment
On May 17-20, students in Grade 9 will be administered the state required New Jersey Student Learning Assessment (NJSLA) in Math and ELA. On May 26-27, students in Grade 11 will be administered the NJSLA for Science.  Students who miss the initial testing window will be scheduled for a Makeup session on May 24-25 for Grade 9 and June 1-2 for grade 11 following a regular schedule. Students who need to test during the make up window will miss class time to test. 
The NJSLA includes content aligned to the grade 09 New Jersey Student Learning Standards (NJSLS) in ELA, and the NJSLS in Algebra 1 or Geometry. The NJSLA for Science includes content related to the NJSLS for Science grades 9-12. On May 17-20 and May 26-27 the high school will follow an Early Dismissal Schedule for ALL students. 
A rotating A/B Day schedule of 4 periods per day will be implemented as follows: 

Grade 9 and Grade 11 students should check their Class of 2025 Google Classroom, the posted assignments on the Office of Academics windows or outside the Media Center for their testing room assignments the week of May 8 for grade 9 and beginning May 20 for grade 11.
Students will resume their class meetings following the testing window each day. 
Students who are testing are encouraged to be prepared by being well rested and fed, arriving on time, bringing their fully charged school issued chromebook, sharpened pencils, and recreational reading if they complete testing early.  Students will not be permitted to work on schoolwork in their testing room.   An online calculator is in the testing platform, but students may bring their own hand held calculator if desired.  Students may also bring their own wired headphones with a traditional jack for use with their chromebooks.

SENIOR Parents
Please see the Graduation Newsletter

June 3rd Day of Service
On June 3rd, 2022 the Freshmen and Sophomores will be participating in a Day of Service.  They will be assembling Hygiene and First Aid Bags during their Health/PE classes. The donations will be dropped off at TASK in Trenton.  The High School is in need of the following supplies to help facilitate with the Day of Service:
Band Aides
Sandwich size Ziploc bags
Individual antibiotic ointment or wipes
Travel size deodorant
Travel size bar of soap
Travel size shampoo and conditioner
Travel size toothbrush
Dental Floss
Quart size Ziploc bags
We ask that all donations be dropped off in the High School Main Office by Wednesday June 1st, 2022.

Northern Burlington FFA Plant Sale
The Northern Burlington High School Agricultural Department will be opening up its new greenhouse complex for 3 dates to host its annual NB FFA Spring Plant Sale. 
Plant sale dates and times are listed below:
Saturday, May 7th, 2022   9am - 2pm     Teacher Appreciation Day
Saturday, May 14th, 2022  9am - 2pm    Farmer Appreciation Day
Saturday, May 21st, 2022   9am - 2pm   Senior Appreciation Day (55 and older)

Location: Greenhouse Complex
Northern Burlington High School
160 Mansfield Road East, Columbus, NJ 08022.

Customers may park in the East parking lot and access the greenhouse through the front door to the Greenhouse Complex located directly to the right of the 700 Hallway/East Parking lot door entrance. Please see the attached flyer here.
NB Band Fundraiser
The Band Boosters are hosting a Designer Bag Bingo Night on Saturday, June 4th, to raise money for the Middle School and High School band programs!  This Bingo Flyer has all the details!

Clothing Drive: The Clothing Drive is Back on for the Spring!! Please use this time to clean out your closets and help out our organization. The Clothing Drive will run from May 9th through May 23rd, with the last drop off being no later than 12 noon on the 23rd. You can drop off your clothing/items at the Pole Barn behind the Middle School. There will be signs up by the 9th of May guiding you to exactly where it is. Here are the items that are accepted/not accepted as well as instructions. Please follow these instructions:
All items must be in sealed black bags. Clothes need to be bagged separately from shoes.
What is accepted: All types of clothing, comforters, quilts, curtains, towels, blankets, sheets, stuffed animals, bikes, and scooters.
Not accepted: Sports equipment, games, puzzles, books, pots, pans, electrical items, glass, cribs, high chairs, vcr tapes, furniture or play sets, car seats, strollers or hard toys.
 Any questions, please reach out to us or go to their web page at
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  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 with any login questions.
Sr Soiree Flyer

Tours for Incoming Freshmen & New Students
This summer we are going to be offering tours for incoming freshmen and new students provided by our Assistant Principals on the following days from 10 am - 2 pm:  
Tour Dates
Tuesday, July 19
Wednesday, July 20
Thursday, July 28
Wednesday, August 3
Thursday, August 4
Monday, August 8
Tuesday, August 9
Thursday, August 18
Tuesday, August 30
Wednesday, August 31
Summer Tour Registration 

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. 

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

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: 
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:
May is Mental Health Awareness Month  -  During Mental Health Awareness Month, SAMHSA is raising awareness about the importance of mental health in the lives of all Americans. This year, it provides the opportunity to celebrate and reinforce decreased stigmatization of mental health.  Check out what SAMHSA is doing and how to get involved!  Watch this message from Miriam E. Delphin-Rittmon, Ph.D., Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use - Mental Health Awareness Video
Mental Health Awareness Month EVENT - Please see picture below for a free event to be held on Saturday 5/14 at the Partners for Kids and Families, Inc.  There will be food, games, and giveaways for Mental Health Awareness month.
Summer Group for students: Is your child struggling with their mental health? Looking for your child to talk things out with peers that can relate? Group counseling will be offered in July only. Tuesdays for High School students and Wednesdays for Middle School students.  Please use the link to sign up! Form to complete - Summer group
(DISCONTINUED as of 5/6) Promoting Me, Myself, and I – An after school self-esteem skill building group for students at Northern in April and May.  

 2022-23 District Calendar approved April 25, 2022.
Revised 2021-22 District Calendar as of February 22, 2022.

Steve Lee, Northern Burlington                                                                                                                                                                           
Sally López, Ed.D.
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