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District Announcements
PTO Amazon and Target Cash Back Programs

Please see this flyer to learn about PTO Amazon and Target Cash Back Programs and how it helps the NCS PTO.
Holiday Shop
It's that time of year again! The PTO is sponsoring another exciting Holiday Shop.
Elementary students will be able to shop during their scheduled class times. 
The NCS Holiday Shop will be open: 
-Wednesday 12/9/15 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
-Thursday 12/10/15   8:30 am - 6:00 pm
-Friday 12/11/15  8:30 am - 11:00 am
Please think about volunteering for set up, to wrap gifts, help the children shop during the event, or for clean up.
Please click here for the flyer.
NEF Drop n Shop
Drop your NCS child off while you work on your holiday preparations. 
Please click on the following link for the flyer:  Drop n Shop Flyer 
Please click on the following link for the Registration Form: Registration Form 
Holiday Gift Bags by NEF and The Art Room
One way to foster the spirit of giving in the kids this year is to have them make Gift Bags. They will make 4 completed bags plus stamps and stencils to craft at home!
NEF and The Art Room present:
Holiday gift bags using stamps and stencils
Please see the attached Flyer.
Our Grade 1 yearly December Renaissance Community Initiative is our TOY DRIVE ! Please click here for our flyer.  Please consider donating any unwrapped toy for those less fortunate in our own Northfield Community. Thank you ~~ !
Fostering a New Future
The Northfield Community Middle School National Junior Honor Society and Builders Club will be collecting items to create travel bags for foster children. Please click here for the items needed.
Troop 72 Christmas Tree Sale
Boy Scout Troop 72's annual Christmas Tree Sale begins November 27th at the Firehouse on Burton Avenue. Please see the flyer for more details.
Student Emergency Information
Dear Parents / Guardians,
We are working to streamline various data entry systems and processes for the school. Beginning now, you will be able to update your own contact information and emergency contacts in our student information system, Genesis, using parent portal. The instructions are provided in this e-mail. Please note that a parent portal account is needed to access Genesis, and is different than a school fusion account. Please e-mail or for any account-related issues.
Single Session Days
This is an important message for our Northfield Parents and Students. Dismissal for our single session ( half days) will be as follows. Middle School will be dismissed at 12:50, Grades 3 and 4 will be dismissed at 1:00 and Grades K-2 will be dismissed at 1:10. This staggered dismissal for half days follows our regular dismissal. Our single session half days are October 12, November 3, November 25, December 2, 3, 4, 23, March 24 and June 16. Please make note of these days and dismissal times. Thank you.​
Letters & Forms
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Welcome to the 2015-2016 School Year!  Your school information letters and forms can be found on this page here. In addition, hard copies can be found at the main entrance.
PTO Welcome Back Letter
Please read the Welcome Back Letter from the PTO to learn about the goals for the coming school year, and the importance of becoming involved in the PTO to ensure its future success.
Northfield Education Foundation
We hope you are excited about being involved in our community this year by participating in our sponsored events, as well as volunteering when you can. Please click here for a full explanation of NEF and this year's events, click here to sign up to coordinate or volunteer for one of our many activities.
NCSNJ Parent App
Looking for the NCSNJ Parent App? Click here for the flyer!
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.
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.
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 (12:50 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.
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