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Upcoming Events
9/3/2015
9/15/2015
9/16/2015
9/22/2015
- PTO Fall Book Fair
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
- Sugar Skull Masks
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
District Announcements
Welcome Back
Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to the 2015-2016 School Year !  Your school information Welcome Back Letters and forms can be found on this page here. In addition, hard copies can be found at Door #6.
Summer Construction
During summer construction, all drop off, pick up, visitors and registrations will need enter the building through Door #18, the SACC Entrance off of Mill Road. Once the atrium at Door 6 is completed we will relocate all drop off, pick up, visitors and registrations back to that location. Thank you for your cooperation.
5th Grade Orientation
5th grade student orientation will be held on Thursday, September 3rd from 1:30-3:00 in the cafeteria. Click here for attached letter.
Kindergarten Ice Cream Social and Orientation
We welcome and invite all registered Kindergarten Students to our PTO sponsored Kindergarten Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, August 26, 2015, 
from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the NCS Cafetorium. Please click here for the flyer.

Please watch for additional Kindergarten information! 
You will receive via e-mail:
  • Welcome letter for new Kindergarten Students
  • Invitation and agenda for Kindergarten Orientation - Thursday, September 3rd, 9:00 a.m.
  • The flyer for the Kindergarten Ice Cream Social
New Student Registration
New student registration requires an appointment. For grades K-4, please call Mrs. Garwood at 407-4005 and for grades 5-8, please call Mrs. Woodall at 407-4008. Registration packets can be picked up at Door #6.
 
 
Kindergarten Registration for 2015 - 2016
Calling all 2028 graduates... Kindergarten Registration has begun in the Northfield School District. Register your child now. Your child must turn five years old on or before September 30 to attend Kindergarten for the 2015 - 2016 School Year. Call for your appointment! Please click here for the flyer to find out about registration dates, appointment times, and enrollment documents.
Advertised School Budget 2015-16
Our district's 2015-2016 Advertised Budget is available for download here. In addition, our 2015-2016 User Friendly School Budget is available for download here.
Destiny Quest App Now Available
The Northfield School Library is pleased to announce the Destiny Quest app! Students may access our library catalog, write book reviews, and create a list of books they want to read. They may also check out ebooks from the 'Follett shelf' and download them to their computers, tablets, and any device that has internet access. Please see this flyer for directions. Thank you.
NCSNJ Parent App
Looking for the NCSNJ Parent App? Click here for the flyer!
NCS Drop Off - Pick Up Lanes Video

If the video does not load, please click here to watch on YouTube.
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). 
Drop Off Procedures

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

Middle School - From 8:00-8:10 Middle School students can enter at three locations; Middle School Entrance, Elementary School 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 through 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 line-up.

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 pull all the way up and proceed to the signage before dropping off and picking up. That will create more space for drop-off and pick-up, hopefully helping with the traffic flow.
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​)
Kindergarten is dismissed along the cul-de-sac.
Grade 1 is dismissed along the CedarBridge Road drop-off pick-up lane.
Grade 2 is dismissed along the Route 9 New Road Grades 3/4 new drop-off pick-up lane.


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 3 and 4 are dismissed along the Route 9 New Road Grades 3/4 new drop-off pick-up lane.

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.
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.
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.
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