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Week of December 7 - December 11

To see more student artwork, click here to view our most recent virtual art gallery!

Upcoming Events

  • December 4, 1:00-3:00 - Novel Turn-in Day, main office
  • December 7 & 10 - Picture Day
  • December 8 & 10 - Choir performance at Doylestown Hospital
  • December 9, 3:00 - Career & Community Spotlight with Ashley Heidler
  • December 23 - Early Dismissal
  • December 24 - January 3 - Winter Break
  • January 7, 6:30 - CB West Curriculum Fair

Recursos Para Padres Hispanohablantes

Abajo se encuentran recursos en Español para padres y guardianos de los estudiantes de Central Bucks.

Recursos Para Padres Hispanohablantes

Picture Day - December 7th & 10th

School photos will be taken during the school day on Monday, December 7th (Hybrid 1) and Thursday, December 10th (Hybrid 2) for hybrid students and in the afternoon between 1:30 and 5:30 for virtual students.

Procedure for Hybrid Students: Please print and complete the attached order form and attach your payment to give to the photographer at the time of their sitting.

Procedure for Virtual Students: Please sign up here for a date and timeslot to have your child's photo taken. You must sign up for multiple timeslots if you have more than one student at Lenape. Photos will be taken in the cafeteria. At the time of your scheduled appointment, please pull around back and wait in your car while your child enters to have his/her photo taken.

Families who are unable to attend or who would prefer having their photo taken in the studio can call C & C Photos at 215-345-1851 or email candcphotostudios@verizon.net to schedule their appointment.

PennDOT Innovations Challenge

The 4th Annual PennDOT Innovations Challenge is open to students in grades 9-12, regardless of learning model. Students are asked to solve real-world transportation challenges using creativity, strategic-thinking, and problem-solving skills.

This year’s Innovations Challenge asks students to develop an innovative and implementable solution that helps address Pennsylvania’s transportation revenue shortfall by identifying potential new funding streams, aside from additional gas taxes, tolls or mileage-based user fees, to help ensure adequate transportation funding for the future.

The Transportation Policy and Education Foundation, an educational arm of the Associated Pennsylvania Constructors (APC), the American Council of Engineering Companies of PA (ACEC/PA) and the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) are providing a combined total award of $5,500 to be divided among the first, second and third place statewide winning teams. In addition, Regional Innovations Challenge winners will be selected and invited to compete for the state championship.

For complete Innovations Challenge details, visit www.penndot.gov/innovation. The deadline for submission is December 18, 2020.

Counselors' Corner

Freshman Program Planning & MBIT

It’s the start of Program Planning for our Freshman class. All freshman had an MBIT presentation on Thursday to learn details about the career pathways MBIT has to offer. This is in conjunction with the MBIT Live “Open House” tour on that took place on Thursday evening.

If your Freshman student is interested in pursuing MBIT or learning more about the interview and application and tour/shadowing process, please have them email Mrs. Nolan at cnolan@cbsd.org.

CB West Curriculum Fair

It is hard to believe that it is already time to start thinking about course selection for the 21-22 school year! Our kick off for 9th graders will be the week we return from winter break starting with an information session for students. CB West's Curriculum Fair is Thursday, January 7th at 6:30 p.m. This is very important for students, and those who support them at home, as plans for 10th grade are being considered. More information about Program Planning will be available to parents on the Lenape Guidance Website in January.

Career & Community Spotlight

Our next Career and Community Spotlight is Wednesday, December 9th at 3:00. Our special guest, sharing her expertise and knowledge on the health and wellness field, is Ashley Heidler, MSN, RN, CPN! Doylestown Hospital's Pediatric Outreach Manager, Ashley brings a wealth of knowledge and experiences into her spotlight. Ashley will cover the twists and turns of her career journey, discuss her role supporting positive health behaviors in community children and families, and share relevant wellness tips and ideas.

To participate in the event, use this link. No sign-up is necessary. It will also be sent via e-mail on Wednesday and will appear on students' Canvas dashboards. (Note: You must sign in with a CB e-mail address in order to view the event.) Lenape students who participate will earn a prize entry for each event they attend. At the end of the year, a drawing will be held - 3 winners will receive a Lenape gear prize basket!

Success Plan

All secondary students are required to complete components of their Success Plan each marking period grades 7-12. Success Plan credit is required for graduation. Details about Success Plan can be found here. To learn more about what your student’s components, have them login to Naviance and show you what they have done. There are many other functions of Naviance students and families are welcome to explore.

Parent Info: Psilocybin

The Bucks County Council of Southeastern PA provides updated resources for all stakeholders in the area of drug and alcohol prevention.

This link contains information about a disturbing trend shared recently by our Council Liaison.

National Alliance on Mental Illness - Support Groups & Wellness Events

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News From the Nurse


As we head into the holiday season, please make note of the new Travel Restrictions enforced by PA Department of Health. CBSD also requires any student who had out of state travel to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival back to PA. If you are traveling, please share your travel plans with the school nurse and Principal so we can work together to determine the return date for in person learning.

If your child is experiencing Covid like symptoms, or is pending a Covid test result, please keep your child home. Please communicate these instances with school attendance office and the school nurse.

Thank you for your cooperation!

December Boomerang Award Nominations

December's Boomerang is Asset #15: Positive Peer Influence: Young person's best friends model responsible behavior. If you know of any student who possesses this attribute, please consider nominating him/her. E-mail mblankenburg@cbsd.org with the student's name and the reason for the nomination. All nominations are due by Monday, December 21st.

Sports & Extracurricular Information

Lenape Sports This Week

Monday, December 7th

7th & 8th Grade Girls Basketball Tryouts - 3:00-4:30 in the main gym

Lenape Extracurricular Activities

Our student activities clubs and groups are gearing up for a great year! Extra curricular clubs and activities provide students with opportunities to explore interests, make connections with in-class learning, have fun, and make friends. Extra curricular activity meetings are announced in the daily Lenape Morning Announcements e-mails and the activity catalog can be viewed here. At this time, most extracurricular clubs and meetings are being held virtually.


Virtual Student Materials - Reminder

We still have many curricular items (books, packets, calendars, etc.) for virtual students to pick up. These items are available in the main office and can be picked up Monday-Friday between the hours of 7:30 and 3:30.

Free Breakfast & Lunch Each Day - Reminder

Please remind your child(ren) that all students are entitled to a free breakfast and lunch each day. Breakfast is available each morning until 7:30 in the cafeteria and outside of the auditorium. Grab and go lunches are available every day in the cafeteria during dismissal. It is our hope that all students take advantage of these nutritious (and free!) meals!

Attendance - Reminder

  • Hybrid Students - In Person Days: If a student should be physically present in the building and staying home, we do need this communication to come from the parents or guardians. Please email our attendance office at lenapeattendance@cbsd.org. It is important for us to be able to account for all students for safety reasons. If a student is not in school (but even attending online) the initial absence code will be “absent” until we have a communication from parents. The attendance code will be changed to VP (Virtual Present) once we have the communication from the parent/guardian. We do ask for the communication in advance of the absence so teachers are aware. It also ensures that parents and guardians are aware that the student is at home and has permission.
  • Online Students - Students all Virtual or Hybrid Students on Virtual Days: If a student does not attend class, the student will be marked absent unexcused until we receive communication from parents. If a student logs on but stops engaging in the class, their attendance code will be changed to VC (Virtual Cut).

For Your Information

Guidance Sparks

“The greatest gift parents can give their children is to help them discover their purpose and passion”, states Peter Benson a leading authority on childhood and adolescence and the author of Sparks. This can be an overwhelming challenge in today’s difficult world. Over the past 2 years, school counselors from all building levels in CBSD have developed a K-12 Guidance Plan. Brainstorming, stake-holder involvement, creative planning, goal setting and implementation continue to be part of this. The Plan includes what is currently part of our academic, social/emotional guidance curriculum and in this evolving process we will try to meet the variety of needs of our students and school community. We invite you to share in our continued learning on how to inspire passion and purpose. Articles, videos, and documents will be shared in your school newsletter on a regular basis. Look for the SPARKS picture like the one above. We hope you find this information beneficial to you and your family. We appreciate your time and involvement in the education of all our students.

For comments or questions, please contact Ginny Barrett at vbarrett@cbsd.org.

Lenape Valley Foundation Workshops

Lenape Valley Foundation is offering two free virtual workshops for caregivers of children and teens. The workshops will be led by Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. Each session will also include a presentation from a Board Certified Child Psychiatrist and Q&A for attendees. Participants must register in advance to receive the Zoom meeting link & information. Parents, grandparents, caregivers, loved ones, professionals and more are invited to attend.

Click here for the dates and topics.

Library Information

The infographic below explains the process for using our Curbside Book Pickup system. (Click here to view the interactive version with audio and video instructions.)
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Technology Information and Resources

Health and Safety Resources

A friendly reminder: If your child is sick and is exhibiting any Covid-like symptoms, please reference the chart below to determine if it is safe for them to come to school. If you need guidance, please do not hesitate to contact the nurse's office for assistance.

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District Information

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Community Information

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