Lenape Smoke Signals
Week of January 25 - 29
Secondary Program Enrollment Survey
The Central Bucks School District is preparing to transition to a five-day in-person instructional option OR a five-day per week live-streamed option for all secondary students (grades 7-12). Families will be asked to choose one of the two options available.
If you haven't done so already, please complete the enrollment form ONCE for each child in grades 7-12 before 12 p.m. on Tuesday, January 26. The form may be found at https://www.cbsd.org/secondaryenrollment.
Easily monitor your child's attendance by downloading the Campus Parent app.
Teacher Snack Bar Food Collection
Spring Musical Auditions
Additional information is also available on Mrs. Rodgers' teacher site.
Breakfast & Lunch Reminder
Program Planning Update
9th graders are in the process of entering their courses in the portal which are due by February 7th. Following that, counselors will communicate with students if there any questions or concerns about the courses that were entered.
7th and 8th graders will have their kickoff assemblies next week. Please continue to check as an observer on the Lenape Schoolwide Canvas Course for student information and on the Lenape Guidance Website for parent information. These sites will be updated as information becomes available.
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.
NAMI Online Support Groups & Wellness Events
The Bucks County National Alliance on Mental Illness offers a wealth of support – please check out January’s highlights!
Career & Community Spotlight Events
Lenape's Career and Community Spotlight events are held monthly and allow our students to explore various career pathways by hearing from people who are working in those fields.
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
January Boomerang Nominations
News from the Nurse
Happy New Year from the Health Office!
This is a reminder to 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.
Cold and Flu season is in full swing. Please remind your children to wash their hands often.
Please keep your child/children at home if they have any cold symptoms as they mimic those of COVID-19.
Prevent colds, flu, and COVID infections by getting kids to:
● Use soap and water. Washing their hands frequently will reduce the spread of germs.
● Wearing a mask in public. Cover their mouth when sneezing or coughing into the bend of their
elbows to help prevent spreading of germs.
● Get immunized. Keep vaccinations current, including the flu shot.
7th Grade Dental Screenings
Sports & Extracurricular Information
Rising 9th Grade Soccer
CB West Boys Soccer is holding a 2021 season new player/parent meeting on Sunday, January 31st at 7:00. This meeting is for current 8th graders who are interested in trying out for CB West Boys Soccer for the 2021 season. Click here to join the meeting.
Updated Sports Masking Letter
Updated Spectator Information
Lenape Sports This Week
Lenape Extracurricular Activities
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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 - Finding Your Spark
Wouldn’t it be great if we all knew what our “spark” was as a young child. For some that is the case, but for others, the time spent discovering their spark can be an adventure. As a parent, do you know your spark? When did you discover your spark? Understanding the concept of spark yourself is beneficial in discussing the idea with your child. Typically, 60% of children can identify their spark by the time they are 12 years old. This may or may not be the case for your child(ren). To encourage this discovery, find an opportunity when you and your child can have alone time to talk about it (e.g., driving in the car). Here are some helpful questions to start the conversation from the book Sparks by Peter L Benson, PhD (2008):
- What makes you jump out of bed in the morning?
- What makes you dread getting out of bed in the morning? (Eliminating ideas can be as important as discovery.)
- What day is your favorite day of the week? Why?
- If you could spend the whole day doing something you chose to do, what would that be?
- What makes you really happy?
- Who are your adult role models?
Among the most common sparks reported by children are the creative arts, athletics, and learning. Some children find their sparks in areas that are less common. It may be hard for some children, especially teenagers, to do something that few others do. It is important that we encourage our children to find their own spark and path.
For comments or questions, please contact Ginny Barrett at email@example.com.
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