Lenape Smoke Signals

Week of December 14 - December 18

On Thursday, December 4th, the Lenape Chamber Choir performed holiday songs in the courtyard outside the Doylestown Hospital while hospital staff looked on. To see more photos in the Bucks County Courier Times, click here.

Upcoming Events

  • December 17 - Lenape Colors Spirit Day
  • December 18 & 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

Congrats, NJHS Inductees!

Congratulations to our newest National Junior Honor Society inductees! Membership in the National Junior Honor Society is an honor that is recognized throughout the nation. Enjoy the induction video below!

Spotlight: InC Student Videos

7th grade InC students designed video game characters using Excel. Students made several versions of their characters, then animated them as GIFs. Then students made commercials animating the RPGs they created. Check out some of the students' favorites here!

CDC Updates

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently revised their recommendations around the length of time that an individual should quarantine after exposure to a positive COVID-19 case. The district integrated these changes into our Health and Safety Plan. These changes will dictate the time that students are unable to attend school in-person and participate in school-sponsored activities and athletics following exposure and/or travel outside of Pennsylvania.

  • Students must remain at home for 10 days—7 days with evidence of a negative COVID-19 test—from the date of last close personal contact with a positive individual. The COVID-19 test must have been administered at least 5 days after the exposure.
  • The commonwealth has revised their travel restrictions to reflect the CDC’s new guidance. Pennsylvanians who are returning home after travel are required to either quarantine for 10 days without testing, or to quarantine for 7 days with a negative test on or after day 5 of quarantine. Please note, out of an abundance of caution, our health and safety plan protocols require all students and employees to refrain from in-person instruction and school-sponsored athletics and activities during the commonwealth’s travel quarantine period regardless of age.

Below is a revised flow chart that contains this new guidance for your reference. If we continue to stay home when we are sick, wear face coverings consistently and appropriately, wash hands regularly, and stay 6 feet away from others as much as possible, we will all do our part to help one another stay healthy.

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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

Wash Those Hands!

Check out Handwashing with the Stars, a hand washing competition brought to you by Doylestown Health and the Central Bucks guidance team!

Counselors' Corner

Applying to MBIT

Freshmen, if you are interested in applying to MBIT click here! You can apply online or print a hard copy. And if you have any questions about MBIT or want to learn more please email Mrs. Nolan at cnolan@cbsd.org for assistance or go to www.mbit.org.

CB West Curriculum Fair - Reminder

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 second Career and Community Spotlight was Wednesday. Ashley Heidler, MSN, RN, CPN, Doylestown Hospital's Pediatric Outreach Manager, gave an energetic presentation on the twists and turns of her career journey and her role supporting positive health behaviors in community children and families, hosted by Lenape student Allie O'Donnell. Missed it? View the recording here!

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. Each Career & Community Spotlight students participate in will earn them a chance to win a Lenape spirit wear prize basket at the end of the year!

Success Plan - Reminder

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.

National Alliance on Mental Illness - Support Groups & Wellness Events

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News From the Nurse

Health screenings have been postponed until after winter break.

7th grade dental exams are still due. Please submit them to the school nurse as soon as possible.

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.


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

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.

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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