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District Announcements
School Closed Thursday, March 5th
The Northfield Community School will be closed today due to the inclement weather.
Read Across America Spirit Week (Elementary)
Northfield Elementary School's Read Across America Spirit Week is March 2 through March 6, 2015. Please click here to view the flyer.
PTO Friday Night Fling - Save the Date!
Hello, it's that time of the year again - the 7th annual PTO Friday Night Fling. This year it will take place March 6, 2015 at Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro in Somers Point (next to Gregory's Restaurant).  Click here for the flyer!
PTO Seeking Donations for Friday Night Fling
The PTO is requesting monetary or product/service donations for the upcoming Friday Night Fling. Please click here for the flyer.
Primary and Elementary School’s 1st Recyled Art Contest
We are having a Recyled Materials Art Contest.  Winners will be chosen by Grade Level – with Prizes supplied by the PTO.  Winning entries will then be submitted to the ACUA’s Recycled Art Contest !!  Click here for our flyer.
Fourth Grade 3D Design Challenge & Contest
Grade Four Students and Parents! Show us your 3D design skills! We are having a 3D Design Challenge & Contest intended for parents and children to work together to create a futuristic vehicle. For more details, click here for the flyer!
Free Events in March at the Otto Bruyns Public Library
Check out these flyers for free March events - Read Across America Programs (click here) and a Princess Tea Party (click here)!
NCSNJ Parent App
Looking for the NCSNJ Parent App? Click here for the flyer!
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.
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.
NCS Drop Off - Pick Up Lanes Video

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