November @ Springfield

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Spotlight on November

You'll fall in love with Springfield Elementary School during November. Check out what's happening at our school and be sure to mark your calendars for the events detailed in our November newsletter!

Thanksgiving Entertainment at Springfield!

The tradition returns for 2021 (sort of). This year our students will once again be performing a variety of Thanksgiving songs, but instead of a live in-person audience we'll be live-streaming the performance via Zoom (see link below). The students have already started practicing so be sure to mark your calendars for Tuesday, November 23rd to catch the holiday performance! Performances are scheduled to take place as follows:

  • Performance @ 11:25-11:35 by 2nd Grade
  • Performance @ 11:35-11:45 by 5th Grade
  • Performance @ 11:50-12:00 by 3rd Grade
  • Performance @ 12:05-12:15 by 4th Grade
  • Performance @ 12:15-12:25 by 1st Grade
  • Performance @ 12:35-12:45 by Kindergarten

  • Performances will be introduced by our sixth grade students!

    Join the Springfield Elementary School thanksgiving entertainment Zoom!

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    Join Our Team as a Substitute Teacher!

    Are you or someone you know interested in becoming a substitute teacher at Springfield Elementary School?

    Substitute Teacher Credential Pathway:

    • Completion of 30 semester-hour credits;
    • Credits must be completed at an accredited institution of higher education at the time of application;
    • Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education at the time of application;
    • Applicant must be at least 20 years of age;
    • Credential pathway is available until June 30, 2023; and
    • Credential is valid for five (5) years from the date of issuance.

    How to Apply for a Substitute Credential:

    In February 2021, to facilitate a smoother and more efficient application process, the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) announced amendments to the substitute teacher application process for school districts and applicants. All substitute credential applicants must now initiate their applications online through the New Jersey Teacher Certification Information System (TCIS). A Guide for Applicants: How to Apply for a Substitute Credential or CTE Substitute Credential provides detailed information on completing the online application. Once the applicant applies online, the appropriate County Office of Education shall assist with the approval of the substitute credential application in TCIS.

    Bus Drivers Wanted!

    As you know, Northern Burlington is in dire need of school bus drivers and has asked our school community to help spread the word. Attached is their posting for contracted and substitute drivers; please note that substitute drivers earn $35 an hour with no benefits while the starting salary for a contracted bus driver is a little over $15,000 annually plus full benefits. Also, NB is offering hiring bonuses, free training, and trip bonuses. An applicant can apply on-line at: Northern Burlington County Regional Employment Website or call Tracy Lynch, Transportation Director at 609-298-3900 extension 2010.
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    Lunch Menu Changes


    You may have seen on the news that school cafeterias across the country are experiencing food and paper shortages. Please be advised that our food service management company is doing the very best they can to serve the meal that is listed on the daily menu; however, many items are being delivered in reduced quantities which may cause unanticipated changes to the daily menu. We will make sure that students are aware of the change during their morning announcements and we will continue to offer alternate choices daily. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

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    COVID-19 Testing Requirements

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    COVID-19 Quarantine & Isolation Dashboard

    Please use this link to view the weekly status for our school with regards to individuals in quarantine or isolation due to COVID-19.

    Board Approved COVID-19 Policy - Click Here to View

    At its Sept. 21st meeting, the BOE approved policies regarding COVID-19 & the district's protocols. The appendix linked here includes the most up-to-date guidelines regarding quarantines for travel or if your child experiences COVID-19 symptoms.

    COVID-19 Weekly Activity Level Index Reports

    Please use this link to view the NJ Department of Health's weekly CALI reports. These reports indicate the level of transmission risk which impacts the quarantine requirements for students and staff members.

    Check Out All of the H&S Upcoming Events

    Download the flyers for H&S Association events at the bottom of this newsletter.

    Gather to Give Poinsettia Sale

    H&S is selling beautiful poinsettias and wreaths now through November 23rd (with pick up scheduled for Thursday, December 2nd right here at the school). Hard copy flyers were sent home with students and can also be downloaded via the attached order form at the bottom of this newsletter.

    Winter Wonderland 2021

    Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 11th as the H&S Association will once again have a drive-thru extravaganza for our community. Last year's event was a huge hit, so you can be sure this year's drive-thru promises to be even better!

    With the holiday shopping season right around the corner, be sure to link to your favorite online retailers via Our H&S Association receives a percentage back based on purchases, so just one extra click means extra funds for our students!

    He's making a list, he's checking it twice, he's gonna find out who's naughty or nice....

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    Before & After School Care Available

    If you're in need of before and/or after school care, we've got you covered. Our Extended Day Program is run by school staff and is available each morning from 7:00 - 8:30 and each afternoon from 3:20 - 6:00. The program is available five days per week, and drop-in supervision is offered for those unexpected situations. Registration forms can be downloaded from our website by clicking here or directly from the attachment at the end of this newsletter.

    All Year. All Free. All Students!

    Are you taking advantage of our FREE meals program? For the entire 21-22 school year, all students can receive free breakfast and free lunch. Breakfast kits are sent home each day with students and registration is quick & easy...just click here to complete the form and your child is set for the year. Getting a free lunch is even easier! Students simply order the entrée (menu attached at the bottom of this newsletter) or daily alternate during homeroom and that's it! Ala Carte items such as ice cream and snacks are still available for purchase (while there is such a thing as a free lunch, there's no such thing as free snacks!). Our cafeteria accepts cash for snack purchases, or you can set up a Lunchtime account by clicking here.