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MS Parent Message 10, 2022
MS Parent Message 10, 2022
NBC
Friday, June 10, 2022

June 10, 2022

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Here are the weekly updates from the middle school:

Chromebooks:  When the school year concludes, students will keep their chromebooks over the summer.  For the students entering 8th grade (Class of 2027), they will be using the same Dell chromebook for the 2022-2023 school year.  For those students entering 9th grade (Class of 2026), they will be contacted by the high school over the summer to come in to return their current Chromebook and sign out a new one that will be used in high school.  In the event a student needs to withdraw from Northern Burlington during the summer, as part of the regular sign out process, please bring the Chromebook and charger to turn it back to the school. For lost and damaged items: $225 for a Chromebook and $35 for a charger.

Sports Physicals:  Northern Burlington’s Athletic Physical Packets are officially online! Paper forms will no longer be accepted by the Nursing/Athletic Departments. Please be patient as we continue to work on the implementation of the new system.

As of June 2, 2022, packets are being accepted for 1) Summer Conditioning and 2) All Fall HIGH SCHOOL Sports/Activities. Please note if you are registering for Summer Conditioning, and you plan to participate in a Fall Sport, you must register for BOTH events independently.  

Please go to the following page to start your 1) Registration Process, and submit your 2) Doctor Approved Physical Packet Upload:  https://northernburlington-ar.rschooltoday.com/

The Athletic Physical Packet for Fall MIDDLE SCHOOL Sports opened on June 7.  Here is the link to start the 1) Athletic Registration Process, and 2) to submit/upload your Doctor Approved Physical Packet:  https://northernburlington-ar....

Any student who wishes to participate in a fall sport, middle school or high school, must complete this important process in order to be eligible.  For additional assistance, please contact the athletic department at 609.298.3900, ext. 2093.

COVID Update from the School Nurse for Healthy School Environment:  The number of weekly positive COVID tests remain elevated.  As a result, we continue to count on the adults at home to limit the spread of COVID at school.

It is critical that parents screen their children at home and keep children who are sick at home.  When in doubt please keep your child at home & consult with your medical provider and school nurse. Leave a message on the attendance line:  609.298.3900 ext. 4060.

We are still following the Burlington County Health Guidelines for COVID & illness:

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 lab negative COVID test before they can return to school. 

The Health Department does not allow home COVID tests for clearance due to a margin of error resulting in false negative results, but we can accept POSITIVE Home tests.

Regardless of your vaccination status, if you are symptomatic and have tested positive for COVID-19, then you must isolate for 5 days from the date your symptoms began. If your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can end isolation, but you should wear a mask around others for 5 additional days, avoid travel if possible, and avoid places where you can't wear a mask like a restaurant.

Any questions, please contact our school nurse, Ms. Pugliese tpugliese@nburlington.com.  

 

Tours for Incoming 7th Graders (current 6th grade students) & New Students:  This summer, the middle school will be open to tour for any students in seventh and eighth grade who will be with us in September.  The schedule is listed below.  While we do an extensive orientation program for students when school begins in the fall, the summer tours will give students a chance to get a feel of the layout of the building and some familiarity before school opens officially.  The tours will be led by school personnel who will also be able to give an overview of different parts of the middle school program.  In addition, we will have lockers available for students to try out and practice opening using a combination lock.  

During the summer our facilities department is hard at work getting the building ready for the opening of school, so on a given day different parts of the building may not be accessible and the building will be in some disarray as classrooms are being emptied and cleaned.

Tours will begin at the main entrance to the middle school(near the flagpole).  For students who are interested in visiting for a tour, they must be accompanied by a responsible adult.  Tour group size will depend on the number of registrants.  The tour itself should take no more than 30 minutes. Please complete the form to register for the date you wish to attend. 

Tour Dates and times: 

  • Wednesday, July 20 at 1 pm 

  • Wednesday, July 27 at 1 pm

  • Wednesday, August 3 at 1 pm

  • Wednesday, August 10 at 1 pm

  • Wednesday, August 17 at 1 pm

  • Wednesday, August 24 at 1 pm

  • Wednesday, August 31 at 1 pm

Please sign-up for the Middle School Tours here:   Summer Tour Registration 

High School Tours for Incoming Freshmen (our current 8th grade students) & 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 to 2 pm:  

  • 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

Please sign-up for the High School Summer Tours here:  Summer Tour Registration 

Burlington County COVID Vaccination Sites: 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..

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

AHERA and IPM Notice:  Please take a moment to review the following required notices:  AHERA and IPM Notice.

Clinical Corner Spotlight:  As the nation faces a deepening youth mental health crisis, NJHA has developed a new resource designed to help parents navigate what all too often becomes a confusing and complex mental health system of care. This information sheet aims to get families started on their journey to assistance, starting with the fundamental questions: What should I do? Where can I turn?  What should I do? (link) is a PDF parent resource which provides contacts and links to initiate mental health support for children, including key information on identifying a crisis and when to call 911. It also provides parents with resources to be engaged in their children’s care and recovery. It’s also available at

 https://www.njha.com/quality-patient-safety/mental-health-and-substance-use-disorder/mental-health/parent-resources/

Yearbooks:  The 2022 Middle School Yearbooks will be handed out to students who purchased a yearbook on Monday, June 13, 2022. Buyers will receive a “ticket” from their homeroom teacher that morning which will serve as their pass to pick up. 

 

There are a FEW additional yearbooks for sale. For those students who did not purchase a yearbook, there will be an opportunity to do so on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, starting at 7:15 am until approximately 7:40 am, outside the main office.  They are first come, first served. $60 CASH ONLY.

Important Dates:

 2022-23 District Calendar approved April 25, 2022.

Revised 2021-22 District Calendar as of February 22, 2022.

June 13:  Yearbook Distribution

June 14 through June 16:  Early Dismissal of Students (12:05 pm)

June 16:  Last Day of School for Students

Main Office Summer Hours: 

June 20:  Offices Closed 

June 21 to 24:  8 am to 3 pm

June 27 to June 30:  7:30 am to 4:15 pm

July 1 & 4:  Closed

July 5 to 7:   7:30 am to 4:15 pm

July 8 to July 15:  Closed

July 18 thru August 27:  7:30 am to 4:15 pm (Closed Fridays)

August 29 to September 2:  7:00 am to 3:30 pm

September 5:  Closed for Labor Day

September 6:  First Day of School for Students

Have a good weekend.

Sincerely,

Andrew Kearns, Ed.D.

Principal