Lenape Smoke Signals

Week of February 15 - 19

To view more student artwork, check out our latest virtual art gallery by clicking here!

Upcoming Events

  • February 15 - No School; Presidents' Day
  • February 24 - Last day of Pennies for Patients drive
  • February 24, 1:30-3:30 - Yearbook photos in cafeteria (see below for more info)
  • March 9, 1:30-3:30 - Yearbook photos in cafeteria
  • March 10, 3:00-8:00 - Lenape Blood Drive

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.

Teacher Snack Bar - Thank You!

Dear Families,


Thank you to those who donated to the sweet and salty snack bar for the Lenape staff and teachers. Your generous donation was so appreciated. Stay safe and well.


The Parent Council Liaisons

Hero Squad - Halfway There!

We're halfway through our Hero Squad campaign and have raised $850 so far! Watch this video from a member of the Hero Squad that thanks you for your efforts.

LLS Hero Squad Program

Every hero needs a squad! Families, we are excited to announce that our school officially kicked off our Hero Squad program! Your student received information sent virtually that explains the program and the exciting Hero Gear that can be earned!


Join our Squad by working together with your student by visiting HeroSquad.org, find our school, and select “Join Your Classroom Team” (RESOURCE TEACHER) and start getting support from friends and family from all over. By raising money, students will earn fun Hero Gear at various fundraising level, such as a super cool Mystery Mini, Hero Squad Tee and a plush friend with special powers, Champ. Parents and guardians, you can even link your child’s fundraising page to Facebook - this is the easiest way parents and guardians can support your student’s fundraising efforts!


To learn more about what joining the Hero Squad means, check out this virtual assembly.

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School Photos

School photos are available to be picked up in the main office vestibule. Photos can be picked up from Monday through Friday between 7:30 AM and 3:30 PM.

Breakfast & Lunch Reminder

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Grab and Go Meals

Please note revisions to the “grab and go” free meal schedule for the week of February 14, 2021:


Monday, February 15 - Presidents' Day - No Pickups

Tuesday, February 16 - Grab and go meals available for pickup
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Counselors' Corner

Program Planning Update

7th grade: This Sunday is the deadline to fill out the Forms survey to request changes to 8th grade courses

8th grade: Course recommendations are taking place this week; students should have completed their elective requests in the portal

9th grade: Counselors are currently reviewing courses that were entered in the portal 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 graders, will be our Moderator. A link to the event will be in a Canvas announcement before the event. Join us! Students who attend the duration of the Live Event will earn an entry in an end of year drawing for 3 Lenape Spirit baskets.

MBIT Virtual Tours

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. We will contact you to schedule the live virtual tour experience.

News from the Nurse

PLEASE COMPLETE THE ONLINE STUDENT EMERGENCY FORMS THROUGH PARENT PORTAL IF YOU WISH YOUR CHILD TO RECEIVE ACETAMINOPHEN OR IBUPROFEN AT SCHOOL. You may also update your contact information, health conditions or emergency contact. Feel free to call us with any questions regarding this requirement.

7th Grade Dental Screenings

Pennsylvania mandated dental screenings for 7th grade students were due by October 15, 2020. We are still missing screenings from some students. Please email our Certified School Nurse Maureen Burke at maburke@cbsd.org with the date of your child's last exam and name of the dentist, in lieu of the form if you prefer. If your child has not had a dental exam since 9/1/2019, and you would like them to have an exam by the school's dentist later this school year, please send an email to maburke@cbsd.org and we will place them on our list.
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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.

Updated Sports Masking Letter

Updated Spectator Information

Lenape Sports This Week

Monday, February 15

Presidents Day (No School)


Tuesday, February 16

No contests scheduled


Wednesday, February 17

8th Boys Basketball vs. Tamanend (3:15)

7th Boys Basketball at Tamanend (3:15)


Thursday, February 18

No contests scheduled


Friday, February 19

8th Boys Basketball at Unami (3:15)

7th Boys Basketball vs. Unami (3:15)

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 virtually present or will be missing school for any reason by emailing lenapeattendance@cbsd.org.


Easily monitor your child's attendance by downloading the Campus Parent app.

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

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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