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Week of November 23 - 27

Upcoming Events

  • November 23 - November Boomerang nominations due
  • November 25-27 - No School for Students
  • December 7 & 10 - Picture Day
  • December 8 & 10 - Choir performance at Doylestown Hospital
  • December 23 - Early Dismissal
  • December 24 - January 3 - Winter Break

Virtual Student Materials

We still have many curricular items (books, packets, calendars, etc.) for virtual students to pick up. These items are available in the main office and can be picked up Monday-Friday between the hours of 7:30 and 3:30.

LanSchool Air

Thank you for your support and patience as we work together to help students continue their education from home during this extraordinary time. We wanted to tell you about one of the solutions we are offering teachers to help support virtual learning: LanSchool Air.

LanSchool Air helps teachers provide instruction and guidance to students outside of the traditional classroom. This solution includes features that:

  • Allow teachers to save time by pushing a website to all student devices instantly.
  • Offer instant messaging between the teacher and students, giving students the opportunity to digitally “raise their hand” to indicate they’ve finished their assignment or have a question.
  • Enable teachers to view students’ screens to ensure they’re staying on track.
  • Provide a way for teachers to set restrictions on the websites and apps students can visit during class time.

If you would like more information about LanSchool Air, please visit the website at Lanschoolair.com.

Thank you for all you are doing to keep your children safe and learning.

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Picture Day - December 7th & 10th

Picture day will be December 7th (Hybrid 1 students) and December 10th (Hybrid 2 students). Students who are fully virtual will have the opportunity to sign up for an appointment to have their photo taken in the afternoon on either day. More information and an appointment sign up will be shared soon.

Congratulations, Senorita Caravella!

Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Willcox on their wedding this past weekend!

Counselors' Corner

Freshman Program Planning & MBIT

It’s the start of Program Planning for our Freshman class. All freshman had an MBIT presentation on Thursday to learn details about the career pathways MBIT has to offer. This is in conjunction with the MBIT Live “Open House” tour on that took place on Thursday evening.

If your Freshman student is interested in pursuing MBIT or learning more about the interview and application and tour/shadowing process, please have them email Mrs. Nolan at cnolan@cbsd.org.

Career & Community Spotlight

Our very first Career and Community Spotlight event was a huge success! Thank you to Det Ansinn, owner of Brick Simple, for speaking to students about the STEM career cluster. A recording of the session can be viewed here.

Mark your calendars: December 9th at 3:00 is our next Career and Community Spotlight. Our special guest, sharing her expertise and knowledge on the health and wellness field, is Ashley Heidler, MSN, RN, CPN! Doylestown Hospital's Pediatric Outreach Manager, Ashley brings a wealth of knowledge and experiences into her spotlight. Ashley will cover the twists and turns of her career journey, discuss her role supporting positive health behaviors in community children and families, and share relevant wellness tips and ideas.

Success Plan

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.

News From the Nurse

We had amazing success with the Thanksgiving Food Drive this year. Thank you to everyone who contributed! You make a big difference!


As we head into the holiday season, please make note of the new Travel Restrictions enforced by PA Department of Health. CBSD also requires any student who had out of state travel to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival back to PA. If you are traveling, please share your travel plans with the school nurse and Principal so we can work together to determine the return date for in person learning.

If your child is experiencing Covid like symptoms, or is pending a Covid test result, please keep your child home. Please communicate these instances with school attendance office and the school nurse.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Stay safe, healthy and have a happy Thanksgiving!

November Boomerang Award Nominations

November's Boomerang is Asset # 21: Achievement Motivation: a young person who is motivated to do well in school. 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, November 23rd.

Central Bucks School District Veterans Recognition Project

If you or someone you know graduated or worked for the Central Bucks School District and served in the United States Armed Forces, consider registering for this very special program today. The mission of the Central Bucks School District Veterans Recognition Project is to honor the military service of all CBSD alumni and employees. The project committee is made up of Central Bucks students, veteran alumni, teachers, and administrators.

Thank you for joining us in our campaign to bring history to life for our students, and to honor all those who served in our CB community. Please visit the program website at https://www.cbsd.org/veterans.

Sports & Extracurricular Information

Winter Sports and Masking Order Update

Please click here to read a letter from the district regarding how the new Universal Masking order affects winter sports.

Reading Olympics

The 2020-21 Reading Olympics will be kicking off (virtually!) on December 1st! If you’re interested in getting more information or if you’d like to sign up to join our team, please visit the Lenape Library website here. Please reach out to our librarian, Mrs. Reynolds, at kreynolds@cbsd.org if you have any questions.

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.
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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

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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