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Upcoming Events
- Make a Difference Day
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
District Announcements
PTO Box Top Contest
The PTO is having a BOX TOP CONTEST starting October 6th and ending October 24th. Please click here for the flyer.
Kindergarten Food Drive Donations Needed!
The Kindergarten Team and all Staff are asking for your canned-food donations. Please click here for the October 2014 district-wide Renaissance Program flyer.
PTO Kidstuff Coupon Book Fundraiser
The PTO is sponsoring the KidsStuff Coupon Savings Book Fundraiser. Please click here for the flyer.
The Northfield PTO is offering School Spirit Wear, emblazoned with our school logo. Place your orders now! Click here for the Spirit Wear Flyer, click here for the Spirit Wear Order Form, and click here to see the Spirit Wear sample photos.
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). 
Atlantic County 4-H Open House - October 8th
Atlantic County 4-H is hosting an Open House on October 8th. The event is for youth in grades K-13 (the first year out of high school) and families. Click here for the flyer. One of the features of the event is the National Youth Science Day Experiment, Rockets to the Rescue. Youth across the nation will be simultaneously participating in an exciting and interactive learning experience that evening. Don't miss it!
Make A Difference Day - Northfield
Would you like to help make a difference in the lives of some local veterans?  Post Crashers is 'crashing' (working on) the Harvey D Johnson American Legion Post 295 on Mill Rd in Northfield, NJ.  The post was built in 1920s and last fixed up in the 1950s.  We have many middle school students from Northfield Community School and some parents.  We are in desperate need of licensed contractors or really handy parents who can help with laying floor tile, plumbing, electrical, landscaping. We are maxed out on student volunteers for this crash. The crash is from 8:30am-12:30pm on Saturday, October 25, 2014.  If you are interested in making a difference in the lives of our WWII and Korean War veterans, please contact Mary Ann at or Carol at  Also follow us on tumblr: The past crashes have been funded by donations  and the future crashes will be funded by grants (Home Depot Foundation, YSA Global Youth Service Day Lead Agency) and donations.
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.
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.
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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