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District Announcements
PLEASE READ: New Drop Off Procedure Effective Monday, December 1
New drop off procedure effective Monday, December 1.

All children will come into the building at drop off. They will not be lining up outside. 

Middle School - From 8:00-8:10 Middle School students can enter at three locations, Middle School entrance, Elementary entrance and door 6. Staff will be assigned to let the students in the building and direct them to their location. Middle School students that enter through the Elementary doors will be directed to go into the library and up the stairs to their classroom. 

From 8:10-8:15 Middle School students can still enter through Elementary entrance but will be marked late. Any Middle School student after 8:15 must enter either door 6 or Middle School entrance and sign in.

If there are younger siblings they will come in the building with their older sibling and go the library until it is time to line up.

Grades 3-4 - from 8:10-8:20 can enter either through grades 3-4 doors, door 6 or Middle School doors. They will go directly to their respective classrooms for lineup.

Grades K-1-2 will follow their normal procedures for drop off time but will be lining up inside upon drop off.

Also, if you are in line for drop off or pick up at the Middle School entrance please proceed to the signage before dropping off and picking up. That will create more space for drop off and hopefully help with the traffic flow.
Boy Scout Troop 72 Annual Christmas Tree Sale Starts 11/28
Click here for the flyer!
American Legion Post 295 Celebrating its 70th birthday
The Harvey D. Johnson American Legion Post 295 will be hosting an open house on Sunday, November 30th between 2:00 and 4:00 pm to celebrate the 70th birthday of the post. Everyone is invited! Click here for the flyer!
NCS Basketball Tryouts
Tryouts for Girls & Boys Basketball in 6th, 7th and 8th grade will be held on December 1st & 2nd after school.
Shop. Save. Fundraise.
Holiday shopping season is upon us! Did you know that Target and Amazon offer REWARD programs that will benefit the NCS PTO and our school? Click here for the flyer!
Supplimentary Food Donations for Restoring Hope
The Community FoodBank wants to provide assistance to the families of students whose parent(s) were recently unemployed from the recent closing of several Atlantic City casinos.  The Community FoodBank has received funding to support this effort and would like to provide laid-off workers with supplementary food packages, a least until the end of the year. Click here for a flyer with more information.
Cell Phones for Soldiers
The Brigantine Elks Veterans Committee, in collaboration with Cell Phones for Soldiers Program, is collecting used cell phones, cables and chargers. Please click here for the flyer.
Upcoming Northfield Library Programs!
Check out the Northfield Library's free and awesome programs in October, November and December! Click here for the flyer!
Mr. Garguilo has a new blog!
Our Interim Superintendent is now blogging at http://blogs.ncs-nj.org/rgarguilo/ - his first post is about is the new breakfast program. Check it out!
Homework Portal Instructional Video
This video will explain how to use the new Homework Portal, which is available under "Students and Parents" link on the left (all the way at the bottom). 
Enterovirus‐D68 (EV‐D68) Information
The New Jersey Department of Health has issued a flyer for schools and parents featuring information about Enterovirus‐D68 (EV‐D68). Click here to view.
2015 TESTING DATES

PARCC Performance Based Assessment (PBA)

March 2 - 6, 2015:
Middle School, 5th & 6th grades

March 9 - 13, 2015:
Middle School, 7th & 8th grades

March 16 - 20, 2015:
Elementary School, 3rd & 4th grades
Middle School, 5th - 8th grade Make-Ups

March 23 - 27, 2015:
Elementary School, 3rd & 4th grade Make-Ups
Middle School 5th - 8th grade Make-Ups
 
PARCC End of Year (EOY) Assessment

April 27 - May 1, 2015:
Middle School, 5th & 6th grades

May 4 - 8, 2015:
Middle School, 7th & 8th grades

May 11 - 15, 2015:
Elementary School, 3rd & 4th grades
Middle School, 5th - 8th grade Make-Ups

May 18 - 22, 2015:
Elementary School, 3rd & 4th grade Make-Ups
Middle School 5th - 8th grade Make-Ups
NJASK SCIENCE TEST

May 27, 2015 - Grades 4 & 8
Visit the School Fusion Info Center
Parents and caregivers, it's time to set up your School Fusion accounts for the new school year! Please visit the School Fusion Info Center. In addition to important new year startup instructions, it has helpful tips, printable parent & student guides and a Q&A section. If you need assistance, click here to access our Parent Help Desk form.
School Hours
Grades K to 2
Student arrival time for lining up: 8:20 am  (No Supervision Prior).
*Students enter school at 8:30 am and Class starts promptly at 8:30 am.
After 8:30 am, all students must be accompanied by an adult, must enter through either Door #6 or Door #21, and be signed in by an adult.
Students are marked late at 8:30 am.       
Dismissal at 3:10 pm (1:15 pm on one-session days​)

Grades 3 to 4
Student arrival time for lining up: 8:10 am  (No Supervision Prior).              
*Students enter school and Class starts promptly at 8:20 am.
After 8:20 am, all students must be accompanied by an adult, must enter through either Door #6 or Door #21, and be signed in by an adult.
Students are marked late at 8:20 am.
Dismissal at 3:00 pm (1:15 pm on one-session days​)

Grades 5 to 8
Student arrival time: 8:00 am  (No Supervision Prior)
*Class starts promptly at 8:10 am
Marked late at 8:10 am
Dismissal at 2:50 pm (1:00 pm on one-session days​)  

* Students may not be on school property prior to the times noted. NO STAFF SUPERVISION IS PROVIDED.

There are before-school and after-school options…one is the SACC Program.   Phone 609.407.0635 for more information.
Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures Review For All
Hello Everyone,
 
Please take the time to review this video NCS Drop Off - Pick Up Lanes which was produced to make the procedures for drop off and pick up very clear.  It is important that we look at this video from time to time to remind us of the procedure. When individuals do not follow these procedures, it always makes it difficult for others. It also can make it unsafe for our Northfield students.
 
Remember, Northfield Community School and The Northfield Police Department have established optional lanes to drop off and pick up students at the school. These "Love Them and Leave Them" lanes make it easy and safe to navigate the congested and busy area right before and after school.
 
You always have the option of parking elsewhere and walking your student or students to the school line up area. In addition, it is always a good option to park further from the school entrance doors and have your student or students walk from your car or to your car.
 
If you choose to use the “Love Them and Leave Them” lanes, then you must follow the procedures found on the video.  There is nothing unusual on the video, it is just good common sense. 
 
Drop Off
 
You never pull in front of the line and drop off your student.  Instead, you would join the line and wait until you arrive at the drop off point before letting your child or children out of the car.  Also, never begin to move your car forward until you are certain your child is safely on the sidewalk, as little toes are near the tires before they step up onto the curb.
 
Pick Up
 
In addition, you would never sit and wait for your child in the "Love Them and Leave Them" Lane if your child is not right there, as this would hold up the line.  We very simply ask you to continue around and get back in to line giving your child or children an opportunity to arrive at the pick up spot.
 
Important to Note
 
Again, none of these procedures are created to make life difficult for anyone.  Instead, they are created to keep our students safe.  It is also important to remember that this is a ten minute issue both in the morning and again in the afternoon.  If we plan ahead and are patient with each other the drop off and pick up process can be a pleasant one.
Northfield Elementary School Teachers Engaging Students in ELA
We invite you to take a peek into our Northfield Community School’s Kindergarten through grade four classrooms where you will see some of the teaching techniques and the skills your NCS elementary school teachers are using to engage your child(ren) in the learning and application of English Language Arts across the disciplines and through the grades. Click here for the video.
Advertised School Budget 2014-15
Our district's 2014-2015 Advertised Budget is available for download here. In addition, our 2014-2015 User Friendly School Budget is available for download here.
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