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District Announcements
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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 have a School Fusion issue, click here to access our website comment/contact form. If you have any other technology issue or needs, click here to access our Parent Help Desk form.
Voter Application Forms Now Available
Are you registered to vote? If not, download these forms!
PARENT MAILINGS Sent on Friday, August 22, 2014
There was a delay in the mail delivery of the parent letters. Please click here for the items that were sent home to Elementary parents. Note that the Back-To-School Nights are listed on the school calendar on this website. Kindergarten, Grade 1, and Grade 2 are on September 23, 2014. Grades 3 and 4 are on September 18, 2014.

Please click here for the Welcome Letter sent home to Middle School parents. Back-to-School Nights are September 15 for Grades 5 and 6 and September 16 for Grades 7 and 8.

Thank you!

Maureen Vaccaro & Glenn Robbins
Principals
Middle School Schedules & Homerooms/1st Period
Middle School student schedules will be available on Parent Portal on Friday, August 29th by 10:00am. In addition, the first period class/homeroom list will be posted on the Middle School doors (#21) by 10:00 as well.

For any concerns or questions in regards to Parent Portal please email Carole Lyons at clyons@ncs-nj.org.
 
5th grade- Reports to first period/homeroom
6th grade- Reports to homeroom teacher listed on schedule
7th grade- Reports to homeroom teacher listed on schedule
8th grade- Reports to first period/homeroom
 
All students will report to their first period class/homeroom by 8:10 am on Thursday, September 4th. Staff will be present outside and throughout the building to assist, as the doors open at 8:00am.    
5th Grade Orientation Scheduled
Parents please note: 5th grade orientation will be held on Wednesday Sept 3, 1:30-3:00.
Kindergarten Orientation
Kindergarten Orientation will be held Wednesday, September 3rd, from 9:00am to 10:00am, in the Library Media Center.
SACC Program Registration
There will be no AM SACC on the first day of school (September 4), only PM SACC will be available. AM SACC will be available on the second day of school (September 5). To register your child for SACC you must fill out and complete a SACC packet located here. Registration and payment must be received by the SACC office prior to the first day your child attends the program. Please do not hesitate to call Alyssa Leatherwood, SACC Coordinator, at (609) 407-0635 with any questions or concerns.
Parents, please read: Back-to-School Night Update!
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Middle School Grade 5 and Grade 6
Monday, September 15, 2014
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Middle School Grade 7 and Grade 8
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
 
Elementary School Grade 3 and Grade 4
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Grade 3  5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Grade 4  6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Primary School Kindergarten, Grade 1, and Grade 2
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Kindergarten  5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Grade 1  6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Grade 2  7:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

Additional information will be sent home with the students.
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.
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.
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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