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Week of February 22 - 26

Spotlight on LMS Cheer

Congratulations to the Lenape Cheerleading Team for winning first place in their first competition of the year!

Upcoming Events

  • 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

Read on for more information about the return to 5-day instruction, including health and safety procedures, attendance information, and expectations for virtual learners.

Schedule

The daily schedule remains unchanged and can be found below.
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Health and Safety Procedures

Watch a video for students outlining our health and safety procedures here. These procedures are summarized below.


View the district's complete Health and Safety Plan here.

Attendance Updates

In-person students are expected to physically attend school each day. Students will no longer be permitted to be "virtually present" in lieu of physically attending.


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

  1. 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.
  2. Your camera must be on for attendance purposes and should only be turned off if the teacher gives permission.
  3. Respond when a teacher calls on you.

Repeated Announcements

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!


Stay well,

Lenape NJHS

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Peer Tutoring

Does your student need some additional help in their classes? Have them take this survey and we will be in contact ASAP about peer tutoring. Peer tutoring is where you work with a current 9th grader at Lenape on assignments or extra practice for class. Our goal is to get your student back on track and feeling confident in their classes. Please feel free to contact Sra. Willcox for more information. (gcaravella@cbsd.org)

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.


Please contact Kat Eberts (keberts@cbsd.org) or Lauren Spiece (lspiece@cbsd.org) with any questions.

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!

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Breakfast & Lunch Reminder

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Grab and Go Meals

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Counselors' Corner

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:

https://cbsd.instructure.com/enroll/8GYBY4


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.


Future Spotlights:

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

Middle Bucks Institute of Technology (MBIT) offers virtual tour experiences in all of our twenty-two programs. Students that reside in and attend school in our four participating school districts, Central Bucks, Centennial, Council Rock, and New Hope-Solebury, are welcome to attend MBIT. If your student has completed 8th grade and resides in one of our participating districts, you are welcome to request a virtual tour of a MBIT program they are considering attending.


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 cnolan@cbsd.org.

News From the Nurse

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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 nfisher@cbsd.org. 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

1:30 Cheerleading

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

Extracurricular clubs and activities provide students with opportunities to explore interests, make connections with in-class learning, have fun, and make friends. Extracurricular 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

Attendance Notifications

The district has turned on attendance notifications. If you've opted in via Parent Portal, you will be notified any time your child is not in class. Please assist us in keeping accurate attendance records by notifying the attendance line if your child will be missing school for any reason by emailing lenapeattendance@cbsd.org.


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

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 vbarrett@cbsd.org.

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

Community Information

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