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District Announcements
PARCC Testing Dates
Any questions regarding PARCC Testing, please call or email Mrs. Janice Dye at 609-407-4000 ext. 8515 or jdye@ncs-nj.org.
Grades 3 & 4
Math-May 2, 3,4,5
ELA-May 6,9,10
Make-Up-May 11-13


 
Drinking Water Report
Attached is the Drinking Water Report from January to December 2015.
NCS PTO call for Nominations
NCS PTO call for Nominations for our 2016-2018 Board.  Here ye here ye!  PTO is currently accepting Nominations for all positions. Elections or Appointments will take place at our May 11th Meeting. Please read or print the attached Nomination Ballot Flyer for detailed information. 
8th Grade Graduation
This year's 8th grade graduation will be held on Thursday, June 16th at 6:00 pm in the gymnasium. More details regarding the night of graduation and a schedule of upcoming events to follow next month.
Rita's Castaway Cove
CS PTO Rita's Night is Back!  Our Fall Rita's Night was so much fun,  We thought we try it again.  Please join us on Thursday, May 5th from 5-7 at Rita's of Northfield. A portion of the nights proceed will be donated back to PTO. We will have Castaway Cove Wristbands available for purchase for your convenience.  Hope to see you there.  For more information please read the flyer.
PTO Castaway Door 6 Sale


Wristbands now available for purchase at Door 6!!! Please view the flyer for more details.
Castaway Cove
NCS PTO Annual Playland Castaway Cove Day is here! Invite your friends, relatives, neighbors, and co-workers to four hours of unlimited rides on the Ocean City Boardwalk. The date is Saturday, May 7th from 1-5pm with a Rain date of May 8th.  Admission is by wristbands purchased in advance and are non-refundable or replaceable if lost.  See Flyer for information and Wristband Order Form.  Its a Funtastic Day and we hope to see you there. Please see the flyer here.
May 5 - Parent Presentation at Stockton University
Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Galloway Township Police Department, the Coalition for a Safe Community and Stockton University, please review the attached flyer for an upcoming May 5 event.  Please consider advertising and promoting this informative evening to your middle school and high school parents. 

Thank you for your consideration.
Mainland Freshman Registration
Mainland Regional High School Freshman Registration:
May 10th & 11th
 
3:30 - 7:00 pm
Registration for the incoming freshmen will be held in the main lobby and will be done alphabetically by last name according to the following schedule: No appointments necessary
Tuesday, May 10th A-M
Wednesday, May 11th N-Z
Please read this letter for more information regarding the Freshman Registration.
Knight to Remember
Planning for the inaugural NCS Knight to Remember is officially underway!
Please click here to view the announcement and be sure to read the flyer.
PTO/NEF Newsletter
Please read the PTO/NEF Newsletter with the upcoming news and events.
Grace and Glory Yoga
NEF presents Grace and Glory Yoga
Instructed by: Steph Polinski & Michael Connolly
Please see attached flyer for more information.
Free Yoga
Free YOGA Classes for all Northfield Middle School Students are available as part of our sustainable NJ Grant. Classes will take place after school from 3:00-3:45pm on Tuesday and Thursdays beginning January 12th. See the main office for registration forms or click here. Also please check out the attached flyer.
Kindergarten Registration

It's time for Kindergarten Registration for the September 2016 class!
Starting February 1st, registration will be conducted by appointment only.
Appointments will be available Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm.
Please click here for more information and to view the requirements
LifeChanger Award
Our Northfield Elementary School Teacher was nominated for the LifeChanger of the Year Award https://lifechangeroftheyearnominees.com/mary-ellen-smith/. Please read the article at The Sentinel about Mrs. Mary Ellen Smith, and view the information on our FaceBook page http://tinyurl.com/ncselem-facebook. Congratulations, Mrs. Smith !
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 clyons@ncs-nj.org or aphommathep@ncs-nj.org for any account-related issues.
 
URL www.parents.ncs-nj.org
Instructions
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 2016-17
Our district's 2016-2017 Advertised Budget is available for download here. In addition, our 2016-2017 User Friendly School Budget is available for download here.
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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