Lenape Smoke Signals
Week of February 22 - 26
Spotlight on LMS Cheer
- February 15 - No School; Presidents' Day
- February 22 - Return to 5-Day In-Person Instruction
- February 24 - Last day of Pennies for Patients drive
- February 24, 1:30-3:30 - Yearbook photos in cafeteria (see below for more info)
- February 24, 3:00 - Career & Community Spotlight Event
- March 5 - No School, Teacher In-Service
- March 9, 1:30-3:30 - Yearbook photos in cafeteria
- March 10, 3:00-8:00 - Lenape Blood Drive
Return to 5-Day Instruction
Health and Safety Procedures
Masks will continue to be worn at all times during the school day, with the exception of 4th period snack and wellness break. This includes the bus ride to and from school.
Students will be seated a minimum of 3 feet apart (6 feet when possible) while in the classroom. This is measured from edge of desk to edge of desk.
Hallways are divided down the center. Students will stay to the right as they are moving through the hallway.
Dismissal times are staggered by hallway to reduce the amount of traffic in the hallway and on the bus platform and the car line.
Riding the Bus
There are no more than 2 students to a seat. Students must sit in the same seat every time they ride the bus. All students must face forward.
There is a maximum of 2 students in each bathroom at any time. Students must use a specific bathroom based on the location of their classroom.
Riding the Bus
Water Bottles & Filling Stations
Students are permitted to bring their own water bottles to drink throughout the day. Water bottle filling stations are available in different locations in the building. Water fountains are unavailable.
Teachers will spray sanitizer on each desk at the end of class. Students will wipe their desks down with a paper towel prior to switching classes.
Students are permitted to remove their masks to have snack during 4th period snack/wellness break. Students will be spaced 6 feet apart any time masks are removed. This may require some students to stand in the hallway to eat snack. Teachers will take classes outside to eat snack when possible.
Water Bottles & Filling Stations
Students should carry all of their belongings in a backpack. Lockers are not being used this year.
Students should come to school with a fully charged laptop. It is unlikely that students will be able to plug into an outlet.
Grab and Go Breakfast and Lunch
We will continue to provide students with free grab-and-go breakfasts and lunches each day. Breakfast can be picked up in the cafeteria or outside of the auditorium, and lunch is available in the cafeteria during dismissal.
When a student does not physically attend, they will be marked as unexcused until we receive an excuse from a parent or guardian. Acceptable excuses include illness, obtaining professional health care services, quarantine, family emergency, recovery from accident, required court attendance, death in family, observance of the student's religion, college or postsecondary visits (with prior approval), other urgent reasons, and approved vacation days (up to 5 per year).
Expectations for Virtual Learners
- Log in to the Teams call for every period, every day. Remain on the call for the duration of class. Attendance will be tracked daily for all periods.
- Your camera must be on for attendance purposes and should only be turned off if the teacher gives permission.
- Respond when a teacher calls on you.
Lenape NJHS Blood Drive - March 10th
Fun Fact Friday:
Every three seconds someone needs blood. Just one pint of donated blood can help save as many as three people's lives.
On Wednesday, March 10, you have the chance to help save a life or three. Please see the flier below with more information about Lenape’s blood drive this year (created by Maggie Meglio). Or click here to sign up to donate!
Don’t miss this exciting and rewarding opportunity!
Missing Yearbook Photos
We are missing many students; photographs and would love to get their picture in our Lenape Yearbook! Make up dates for yearbook pictures are as follows: Wednesday, February 24th from 1:30 - 3:30 or Tuesday, March 9th from 1:30 - 3:30 in the cafeteria.
We do have a deadline for submitting our yearbook and it is quickly approaching. If these dates do not work for you, please reach out to C & C Photo Studios to make an appointment.
Hero Squad - Ending on February 24th!
Hero Squad donations are due soon, and we are proud to have raised over $1000 so far! This is our final week participating in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Hero Squad program. As we finish our program this week, there’s still time to support! To join in our efforts, visit HeroSquad.org, find our school and join your resource teacher’s classroom. Every hero needs a squad!
Breakfast & Lunch Reminder
Grab and Go Meals
Program Planning Update
7th grade – Counselors are making requested changes and will monitor the requests for advanced classes for students who were not recommended
8th grade – Parents/Students will be acknowledging courses in the portal and requesting changes using the Forms survey from Feb 23-Mar 2 LINK to resources
9th grade – Counselors are currently reviewing courses and will reach out to students with questions/concerns
Lenape Schoolwide Canvas for Program Planning – all resources for can be found there!
Use this link to enroll in the Lenape Schoolwide Canvas course if students have not done so already:
Please reach out to your student’s counselor with any questions. Refer to the Program Planning page on the Lenape Guidance website for timelines and other helpful resources.
Your student’s Lenape counselor is available to support this process. It is important that students visit the Canvas page as their main point of reference.
Career & Community Spotlight
Our next Career and Community Spotlight speaker is Wednesday Feb 24, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. and represents the Human Services Career Cluster. Dr. Adam Assoian is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and the Director of Ally Psychological Services, LLC, a private practice located in Fountainville, PA. Dr. Assoian has worked in a variety of settings, including community mental health, residential treatment centers, and college counseling centers, among others. Dr. Assoian also sits on the Board of Directors for CB Cares Educational Foundation. Dr. Assoian is excited to share his career journey with students and hopes to inspire them to pursue happiness no matter what it is they do!
Owen Bareuther, Lenape 7th grader, will be our Moderator. Click here to join the event (please note that a CB email address is required to join.) Students who attend the duration of the Live Event will earn an entry in an end of year drawing for 3 Lenape Spirit baskets.
March 17th: Tricia Feinthel, YMCA of Bucks County - Wellness/Connection to Community
April 14th: Erv Hall, Business Consultant - Business Management & Administration Career Cluster
MBIT Virtual Tours & Info Sessions
Our School Counselor or MBIT staff will take you on a virtual tour of the labs and classrooms of interest. During this experience, the students will observe a typical day in the classroom, LIVE!
If interested in virtual tour of a program at MBIT, please complete the online request form here. They will contact you to schedule the live virtual tour experience.
In addition, MBIT runs "Careers and Conversations" sessions every Wednesday at 10:10. Find more information and sign up here. The following topics will be discussed during upcoming sessions:
- February 24th: Building Programs
- Building Trades Occupations
- Residential Construction Carpentry
- Electrical Technology
- HVAC/Plumbing Technology
- March 3rd
- Computerized Drafting & Engineering Graphics
- Engineering Related Technology
- Welding Technology
Questions about MBIT? Contact Mrs. Nolan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
News From the Nurse
Sports & Extracurricular Information
CB West Softball Tryouts
CB West Softball tryouts are March 8th. Please see the flier below with more information about pre-season workouts and the softball mailing list.
CB West Varsity & JV Girls Lacrosse
If interested in playing Varsity or JV girls lacrosse for Central Bucks West, please contact Coach Nicole Fisher. The mandatory season practices begin on March 8th but we are holding optional offseason practices on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-4:45. Prior to coming to any practices, you must register on Family ID and complete the daily Covid-19 survey. If you are interested or have any questions about next steps, contact Coach Nicole Fisher at email@example.com. We look forward to meeting you!
Updated Sports Masking Letter
Updated Spectator Information
Lenape Sports This Week
Monday, February 22
No contests scheduled
Tuesday, February 23
8th Boys Basketball vs. Holicong (3:15)
7th Boys Basketball at Holicong (3:15)
Wednesday, February 24
Winter Sports Pictures in Cafeteria
1:45 7th Girls Basketball
2:00 8th Girls Basketball
3:00 8th Boys Basketball
3:25 7th Boys Basketball
Thursday, February 25
8th Boys Basketball at Tohickon (3:15)
7th Boys Basketball vs. Tohickon (3:15)
Friday, February 26
No contests scheduled
Lenape Extracurricular Activities
Easily monitor your child's attendance by downloading the Campus Parent app.
For Your Information
Request for Family Travel
Families are required to submit a request for family travel form whenever there will be a planned absence from school. The updated travel form can be found here.
PLEASE NOTE: Per the guidelines listed in the district’s health and safety plan, students returning from states/countries listed on the commonwealth’s "COVID-19 Information for Travelers" web page may not attend school in-person or participate in school-sponsored activities in person for 10 days from the date on which they return from travel. (Students will participate in classes online during this time period). Upon day 5 of quarantine, a student may obtain a COVID-19 test and, if it is negative, they are permitted to return after 7 days of quarantine (return to school on day 8). School administrators reserve the right to enforce this procedure in the event that students return in-person in violation of this directive.
Safe2Say is a valuable resource that has been set up by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to provide a method for anyone to report a concern about a student or group of students 24/7. Please note some important reminders about the use of Safe2Say:
- If you put in a tip, please check back often for communications. The tip line is monitored 24/7 at the state level. The tip is sent to the school and/or police if it is deemed "Life Safety" immediately. It is sent in the morning if it is determined to be "Non-Life Safety."
- It is important to include as much information as possible. If you have evidence of your concerns, please share that evidence via the tip or with us. You can attach pictures and videos in the Safe2Say system.
Please remember that Safe2Say is statewide system that is used in collaboration with the State Attorney's Office, emergency responders, and school officials. It is important to know that tips are reviewed on the state level before being passed to the local police and/or school authorities. Please consider the purpose of your tip - Is it to provide another person with a way to receive help? Is it preventing an act of violence? Is it something that needs to involve local and state authorities? While the system is anonymous, abuse of the system will not be tolerated and actions will be taken if it is determined that the system is being used inappropriately.
Guidance Sparks - Inspirational Videos
One of the first steps to selecting a career is to become aware of the many options available. In Central Bucks schools, our students begin that process through the Career Readiness related curriculum in elementary buildings (QUEST, Economics Project in Social Studies) and secondary buildings (Success Plan, Information Technology classes).
Here are two videos which might inspire that search for just the right career. Watch them with your children and listen to what they say about what they see in their future.
For younger students: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9TLZBZ3eo8&feature=youtu.be
For older students: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bP89iBasyCE
For comments or questions, please contact Ginny Barrett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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