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Infinite Campus Information for Parents and Students

July 15th, 2014

Dear Parents and Students,

There are two important bits of information I need to share with you:

  1. On July 28 we will activate the new academic year within Infinite Campus. This means the 2014 – 2015 year is live, and you will no longer be able to access your student’s information related to the 2013 – 2014 academic year. If you need records from a previous year after that date, please reach out to Ms. Cappiello in the Guidance office.
  2. It is necessary to port the Infinite Campus application to a new server to prevent problems that will begin to occur as it’s hardware ages. This cutover activity will take place on August 11 at 10 AM, and will result in approximately 4 hours of downtime.
    If you use the mobile application, you will need to log out and log back in using a new District ID to re-establish your connection. Unfortunately the new District ID can not be made available until after the application migration has completed on August 11. You will be able to find the new District ID by logging in at a web browser once the migration is complete.
    The website address (URL) for our Infinite Campus application will also change, and similarly, we won’t know what the new address will be until closer to the cutover time. We will update the links from our website, but you will need to update any browser shortcuts you may have created.

As always, if you have difficulty logging in due to lost or forgotten passwords, or have never used Infinite Campus and would like to start, please contact the main office, guidance office or your student’s counselor.

Thanks for your attention on those two items.

Sincerely,

Jeff Louw
Technology Systems Coordinator

 

Middle School Brochures

July 15th, 2014

Dear Parents,

These brochures will be going home in the mailing in August, but we are publishing on the website, in case you would like to start back-to-school shopping early.

2014 – 2015 7th Grade Brochure

2014 – 2015 8th Grade Brochure

Summer Reading Lists (High School and Middle School)

July 10th, 2014

Summer Math Assignment for Incoming 7th Grade

July 8th, 2014

Advertisement for Bids

July 3rd, 2014

4405 Bid Advertisement 7-3-14

North Warren Regional School District

North Warren Regional School District located in Blairstown, New Jersey will receive separate, sealed bids for the Single Lump Sum contract for the construction of a 10,000(+) square foot multipurpose building at their building located at 10 Noe Road, Blairstown, New Jersey 07825. The project is known as the Multipurpose Building. The contract being bid is:

Contract 1: General Trades

Sealed bids will be received by the Business Administrator, Christina Sharkey, at the North Warren Regional School District, 10 Noe Road, Blairstown, New Jersey 07825 in the District Office until 2:00 PM local time on Friday, August 1, 2014, at which time and place they will publicly opened and read aloud immediately thereafter. The Owner assumes no responsibility for bids mis-mailed or misdirected.

Specifications package may be obtained beginning 9:00AM on July 3, 2014 at the office of the Raymond E. O’Brien, R. A. Inc, PO Box 361, 19 Main Street, Blairstown, New Jersey 07825, phone: 908-362-5010, Fax: 908-362-8850.

A non-refundable fee of $100.00 will be required to obtain the bidding documents regarding this bid. A check made out to North Warren Regional School District will secure one set of bidding documents. Additional bidding documents may be purchased for an additional $100.00. The documents will be mailed for an additional $15.00. They will be sent overnight if the bidder has an account with a provider of the service. North Warren Regional School District takes no responsibility for the proper delivery of the bidding documents nor the bids.

Each Bid must be accompanied by a security in the form of a Bid Bond duly executed by the bidder as principal and an acceptable surety company registered to do business in the State of New Jersey, a cashier’s check or certified check made payable to the North Warren Regional School District in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the total amount of the Bid, but not in excess of $20,000.00. Bid Bond shall be on the form found in the Project Manual.

The bid securities will be returned within ten (10) calendar days after the Bid Opening, Sundays and holidays excepted, to all but the three (3) apparent lowest responsible and responsive bidders. All other bid securities will be retained until the Successful Bidder has executed the Agreement and furnished the required contract security, whereupon the balance of the bid securities will be returned.

No bid may be withdrawn for a period of sixty (60) days after the date set for the opening thereof. The North Warren Regional School District reserves the right to reject any and all bids or to waive informality in the bidding if it is in the interest of the School District to do so. The contract(s) will be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder(s).

Bidding shall be in conformance with the applicable requirements of N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1 et seq., the ”Local Public Contract Laws”.

The Bidders attention is directed to the fact that all applicable federal, state, and municipal laws, and ordinances, rules and regulations, including P.L. 1975 c. 127 (N.J.A.C. 17:27) regarding Affirmative Action, of all authorities having jurisdiction over construction work in the locality of the project shall apply to the contract

throughout, and they will be deemed to be included in the contract the same as if set forth in length, including, but not limited to, those laws identified in the INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS.

Pursuant to “The Public Works Contractor Registration Act” (P.L. 1999, c238), bidders and their subcontractors are required to be registered with the State of New Jersey Department of Labor and to possess a current certificate by said department indicating compliance with the Act. Bidders are notified of this requirement and of their mandatory compliance. If, at any time prior to the bid opening, the certificate from the Department has not yet been received by the bidder, proof of application along with the cancelled check for the application fee shall be provided to the School District in lieu of such certificate. Once the certificate is received, a copy of same shall be delivered forthwith to the North Warren Regional School District.

If the successful Bidder fails to execute and deliver the Agreement and furnish the required contract security within ten (10) calendar days of Notice of Award, the School District may vacate the Notice of Award. The bid security of that Bidder will be forfeited to the North Warren Regional School District as liquidated damages for such failure.

The successful Bidder will be required to furnish and pay for satisfactory Payment and Performance Bonds covering 100% of the work. The surety providing bid security and performance and payment bonds shall have a minimum policyholder rating of “A” as listed in Best’s Insurance Guide and be licensed to conduct business in the State of New Jersey.

All questions and requests and requests for clarifications on the technical specifications must be submitted in writing, (via fax or mail) to:

Raymond E. O’Brien, R. A. Inc.
PO Box 361
19 Main Street
Blairstown, NJ 07825
Phone: 908-362-5010
Fax: 908-362-8850

Answers to bidders’ questions will be published in writing to all bidders of record in the form of an addendum and will be issued by the School District.

The School District reserves the right to reject any and all bids, in the whole or in part, or to make award to such bidder who, in judgment of the School District makes the most advantageous bid and to waive such information as may be permitted by Law. Bidders are required to comply with the requirements of Public Laws of 1975, Chapter 127, and Affirmative Action Requirements.

Christina Sharkey, School Business Administrator
North Warren Regional School District
July 3, 2014

4405 Bid Advertisement 7-3-14

Purple Heart Day, Lip-Dub Activity

June 19th, 2014

Every year, North Warren Regional celebrates the life of Eileen Sheehan Snyder, a former teacher and counselor. She lived her life believing that we all need to “Make a Difference” and we honor her legacy on Purple Heart Day. Our school community participated in a fun lip-dub activity this year, as part of the purple heart day celebrations. To watch a video of the lip-dub, click HERE.

Details about the NEW PSAT – coming October 2015

May 20th, 2014

On March 5, 2014, the College Board announced a renewed commitment to delivering opportunities for all students. A key component of this effort is a redesigned SAT® focused on the few things that evidence shows matter most for college and career readiness.

A redesigned PSAT/NMSQT®, aligned with the redesigned SAT, will launch in October 2015. The redesigned PSAT/NMSQT will measure many of the same skills as the current test.

… Read More »

Details about the New SAT–coming Spring 2016

May 1st, 2014

On April 16, 2014, the College Board released more information about their planned changes to the 2016 SAT. The announcement showcases the large scope and impact these changes will have on students. While the old “SAT words” will disappear, new concepts like “Cross-Test Scores”, “Sub scores”, and “Primary Sources” will enter the lexicon of students on their path to college.      … Read More »

NWR Marching Band

November 11th, 2013

On Saturday, November 9, 2013 our North Warren Regional Marching Band completed its season, with a record of 7-0, by taking home the title of the USBands Division III A 2013 National Champions, held at MetLife Stadium in Rutherford NJ.

The competition included 18 other bands from New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Connecticut, and Maine. Our Marching Band achieved a season high score of 96.425, also taking home caption awards for Best Effect & Best Visual Performances. The kids took 1st Place and were crowned “National Champions”.

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IMPORTANT CHANGES

November 8th, 2013

Important Changes

November, 2013 

Dear Student/Parent: 

The purpose of this letter is to inform you that at the October 28th Board of Education meeting, Policy 5430: Class Rank and Regulation 5440: Honoring Pupil Achievement were revised and adopted. The revisions to both of these documents became effective at that time.   Read More … »

 

 

North Warren Designated “One of America’s Best High Schools”

May 9th, 2013

North Warren Regional School District in Blairstown, NJ is very proud to have been designated by Newsweek and the Daily Beast as one of America’s Best High Schools!

The designations are based on 2011-12 data. 5000 high schools were invited to participate, 2500 responded and the top 2000 have been designated. North Warren ranked 1426 on the list. This is the first time that North Warren has received this designation.

The methodology is weighted as follows:
- 25% for 4 year, on time graduation rate for 2012.
- 25% for percentage of 2011 graduates who were accepted to a 2 or 4 year college.
- 25% for AP/IB/AICE test per student.
- 10% for the average AP/IB/AICE score
- 10% for Average SAT/ACT score.
- 5% for percent of students enrolled in at least 1 AP/IB/AICE course.

There were 93 high schools in New Jersey to make the list, and North Warren is the only high school recognized from Warren and Sussex counties.

This award adds to other recent accolades for the school. In 2010, New Jersey Monthly magazine designated North Warren as one of the “10 Most Improved High Schools” in New Jersey, and last fall, Inside Jersey ranked North Warren as the top high school in Warren County.

We are very proud of our students and staff for achieving at levels that earned this distinction.