Lenape Smoke Signals

Week of December 21 - December 25

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Upcoming Events

  • December 22 - Pajama Spirit Day
  • December 21 - Holiday Sweater Day
  • December 23 - Early Dismissal
  • December 24 - January 3 - Winter Break
  • January 7, 6:30 - CB West Curriculum Fair
  • January 20, 2:00-4:00 - Picture Retakes in Cafeteria

Happy Holidays!

This holiday season looks much different than any other, both in and out of school. The weeks preceding the holidays are typically filled with concerts, A Christmas Carol, spirit days, classroom celebrations, and other events that make this time of year special for our students. What we do may look different, but how we feel remains the same. We are extremely thankful to be a part of your students' lives and to be walking alongside them as they navigate this challenging year!


As we conclude 2020 and break for the holidays, we want to take a moment to thank everyone who makes Lenape the amazing community that it is - our students, our staff, and our families! We wish you all peace, joy, hope, and happiness during this holiday season and throughout the New Year.


Fondly,


Geanine Saullo & Lauren Dowd

Meal Distribution Update

Our normal meal distribution takes place at each high school on Mondays and Thursdays from 10:30am-12:00pm. Due to the school closure during the holiday break, grab-n-go meal distribution will occur as follows:


  • Monday 12/21 – Ten (10) meals will be available for pickup at each high school to any student (regular 10:30am-12:00pm grab-n-go schedule)
  • Tuesday 12/22 – Four (4) meals will be available at dismissal to Hybrid 1 secondary students, as usual
  • Wednesday 12/23 – Five-day elementary students will receive grab-n-go lunch at the 12/23 early dismissal
  • Normal meal distribution will resume 01/04/21.

Counselors' Corner

Program Planning for 2021-22

Program Planning season will be upon us when we return from break. Our 9th graders will be the first to participate in a live Teams Event kick-off on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. This is an important first step in the process for our freshmen! CB West will release their “Curriculum Fair” video on Thursday, January 7, 2021. Information for parents will be published on the Lenape Guidance website as it becomes available. Information for students will be on the Lenape Canvas Course. Please be patient as we publish information.


FOR ALL GRADES, you can expect some changes this year including:

  • Paperless verification of courses in the parent portal – this replaces the course verification sheet you signed in previous years.
  • A digital Microsoft Forms Request for students to make elective changes and notify their counselor that they’d like to be considered for a level change – this replaces your written comments on the verifications sheets
  • Program Planning Information “Kick-offs” will be Live Teams Events – replacing the auditorium-style presentation to students
  • Parent resources for Program Planning will be on Lenape Guidance website
  • Student resources for Program Planning will be in the Lenape Canvas Couse

Communication during the program planning season is critical. The district budgets for staff and materials based on the data collected during this process. Last minute elective changes in late spring and summer will not be permitted. Level changes (ex. Academic to Honors Science) to core subjects will be considered based Microsoft Forms Requests which go directly to the student’s counselor.

Career & Community Spotlight Events

Our Next Career & Community Spotlight speaker is Chris Spinner, Co-Founder and CMO of Mad Icarus Media, Inc. Chris will represent the Marketing Career Cluster. Chris is a multi-startup entrepreneur and successful business development partner with over a decade of digital, traditional, and integrated marketing experience. Chris helps businesses realize their true growth potential by implementing their patented Authentic Marketing Ecosystem™ (AME) strategy. We’re excited for Chris to share his career journey which led him to his very successful company. Tune in to the live event at 3:00 on Wednesday January 13, 2021. For more information on Career Clusters visit this page. Students who attend the duration of the Live Teams Event will earn an entry in an end of year drawing for 3 Lenape Spirit Gift baskets.


Live Events are Wednesdays at 3:00. Please contact Jodi Schmon with feedback/questions concerning the Career & Community Spotlights. Below is a list of past and upcoming events:


  • November 18: Det Ansinn, Brick Simple. STEM Career Cluster, facilitated by Jack Burleson
  • December 9: Ashley Heidler, Doylestown Hospital. Wellness/Connection to Community, facilitated by Alexandra O'Donnell
  • January 13: Chris Spinner, Mad Icarus Media. Marketing Career Cluster, facilitated by Kaitlin Deeter
  • February 3: Matt Metzger, Penn State Abington Admissions. Digital Footprint
  • February 24: Adam Assoian, Ally Psychological Services. Human Services Career Cluster

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 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.

Reminders

Recursos Para Padres Hispanohablantes

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


Recursos Para Padres Hispanohablantes

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 - Success in the New Economy

In today’s world we are all trying to know what is best for our children but it is difficult to see what lies ahead for them. The “Sparks” video below gives some economic insight into the past, present and future. Please share your reactions to this video with you children for their own understanding of future possibilities: Success in the new economy


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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Masking Updates

Per the most recent update to the masking order, shields will no longer be an acceptable face covering option for staff or students as per updated regulations from the state and district. For more details, click here: https://www.cbsd.org/2020-21

District Information

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Community Information

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