In conjunction with the Princeton Department of Health, PPS is sponsoring two vaccination clinics at Princeton High School. Free vaccines will be offered from 4-8PM on Tues. Nov. 30 and Tues., Dec. 21, at 45 Stockton Street in the Suzanne Patterson Building, located across the street from Monument Hall.
Please note that beginning Wednesday, December 1, eating inside (and following all appropriate safety protocols) will be the default option. If you would prefer your student eat outside during the winter (conditions permitting) please sign up using this form.
On January 25, 2022 there will be an election to vote regarding the issue of $17.5 million worth of bonds to fund new roofs for Princeton Public Schools and to make urgent repairs including repairing the aging masonry on the Princeton High School Tower on January 25. In-person voting will be held on January 25 between 1:30 and 8 PM.
Please join our panel of experts for a COVID-19 Vaccination Town Hall tonight, Monday, Nov. 22 at 6 PM. This event is open to all PPS parents and students. We would like to thank the Riverside PTO for organizing and coordinating.
PPS en conjunto con el Departamento de Salud de Princeton están patrocinando dos campañas de vacunación que ofrecerán vacunas gratuitas de 4 a 8 pm el martes 30 de noviembre y el martes 21 de diciembre. Se realizará en el edificio Suzanne Patterson en 45 Stockton Street, ubicado frente a Monument Hall donde anteriormente se encontraba el Senior Resource Center.
The Princeton High School Drama Department would like to invite the community to attend the opening of Bethel Park Falls this weekend.
We are pleased that vaccinations are now available for students ages 5 to 11 in addition to students ages 12 to 18. If your student has recently been vaccinated, we ask that you upload their vaccination card into our existing Student Information System (PowerSchool) to facilitate contact tracing.
The Board of Education will meet Tuesday, November 9, at 7:30 PM via Zoom. The meeting is open to the public. All are welcome.
Please join us for a streamed performance of our fall orchestra concert as we welcome back PHS alum Marie Louise James as oboe soloist.
Are you seeking a vaccination for yourself or for your child? Princeton University continues to offer multiple opportunities for students ages 5-11 as well as students ages 12-18 to be vaccinated. The Princeton University website is updated frequently and additional dates may be available. Currently scheduled dates include Nov. 17, Dec 1, Dec 8 and Dec 15. The university offers vaccinations to adults and children 5 years and older.
The U.S. Department of Education is hosting a webinar series to support educational settings in safely sustaining in-person instruction. The series features lessons learned and best practices from faculty, staff, schools, districts, institutions of higher education, early childhood education providers, and other places of educational instruction describing approaches to operating during the COVID-19 pandemic.
These highlights are an unofficial summary of actions taken and topics discussed during the public session of the Princeton Public Schools Board of Education meeting on October 26. They are intended to provide timely information to our community, but they do not represent an official accounting of the meeting. Official minutes will be approved by the Board at its next meeting.
If your student is unvaccinated and travels outside of NJ, NY, PA or Delaware for more than 23 hours, please plan to quarantine upon return for a minimum of 7 days (with a negative COVID-19 test) or 10 days without a test. Please note, in the most current guidelines, unvaccinated students who travel to Connecticut will still need to quarantine after travel.
Are you a college student interested in working as a substitute teacher for Princeton Public Schools? The process is now easier, because the State of NJ allows students enrolled in accredited colleges to work as substitute teachers. Applicants must also be at least 20 years old and have 30 semester-hour credits, here is more information about the process.
Check out the very first PPS Times District Newsletter.
The Princeton Public Schools Visual and Performing Arts Department is pleased to share its fall edition of “News from the Arts,” a quarterly electronic newsletter about recent and upcoming arts events.
New energy-efficient lighting and HVAC systems installed in PPS schools could save the district over $70,000 a year in utility costs.
Health Protocols for the Visual and Performing
If you missed the Virtual Town Hall on Tuesday, October 19, please use the link to view the recording.
COVID-19 Protocolo para los Estudiantes
Thank you for all parents who completed the sign up for free COVID testing. The opportunity to sign up has been extended. The portal will remain open until all interested parents have had the opportunity to complete the consent and HIPAA waiver.
Please Note: If a student is in a pool that tests positive, the lab will be able to identify which sample is positive within hours. Students would only quarantine if they were in close contact with a positive individual.
PPS students will soon have the opportunity to participate in a free weekly COVID-19 testing program funded by the State of New Jersey. The emphasis will be on unvaccinated students but vaccinated students will also have the option to participate. To participate in testing, we ask that you complete the attached consent form and sign the HIPAA waiver for each student in your household no later than Wednesday, October 20.
Click here to download the 2021-22 school calendar.
Escuelas Publicas de Princeton Calendario 2021-2022.
If you unvaccinated child travels outside of New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, or Deleware for 24 hours or longer, you child will need to quarantine for 7 days (with testing) or 10 days (without testing).
Information about PPS's district-level action planning.
Check out the homework free weekends in 2021-2022.
These highlights are an unofficial summary of actions taken and topics discussed during the public session of the Princeton Public Schools Board of Education meeting on September 28. They are intended to provide timely information to our community, but they do not represent an official accounting of the meeting. Official minutes will be approved by the Board at its next meeting.
The Board of Education will meet Tuesday, October 12, at 7:30 PM via Zoom. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome.
Dr. Robert Ginsberg, a respected educator who has been part of Princeton Public Schools since 1988, has announced his plans to retire on January 1. Dr. Ginsberg currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction. A celebration of Dr. Ginsberg's career is planned for December.
Please take a look at the changes in PPS health protocols, including a new deadline for CrisisGo, criteria for isolation and quarantine, information about lockers at the middle school, and ways to facilitate outdoor lunches.
Here's a fact sheet on the COVID-19 Delta variant.
Please stop by 25 Valley Road on October 5 at 6 PM to say hello to Dr. Kelley. All PPS parents are welcome.
The PPS Plan for Re-Entry 2021: See You in September
We look forward to welcoming your students back to our school buildings on September 9 for in-person, five-day, full-day instruction. Below, please review the alternate learning options offered by State law.
Nutri-Serve, the PPS food service company, is looking for staff. Please share this with anyone you know who might be interested.
Based on current community transmission data, our school physician has recommended a conservative approach to begin the 2021-22 school year. We are again planning for a phased approach that will lead us toward a more “normal” experience by mid-year. Advancement to the next phase will be only after approval from the superintendent in consultant with our district physician and health professionals.
Did you miss the recent Q&A with Dr. Helmrich? Click here to view answers to frequently asked questions about health protocols.
To provide good air quality, PPS uses filtering methods to reduce particles, odors, and micro-organisms including mold, bacteria and virus particles. PPS has focused on the primary components of clean air which include dilution (air exchange and the inclusion of fresh air); exhaust; and humidity control.
Reapertura con cuidado. Avanzando 2021-2022 Preguntas frecuentes.
We continue to be in a public health situation where unvaccinated students and staff must quarantine after travel lasting 24 hours or longer outside of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York or Delaware.
Unvaccinated staff and students must continue to follow the CDC guidelines which require 10 days of quarantine without testing or seven days of quarantine with a negative test taken on day 3-5 after travel. The CDC recommends delaying travel until you are fully vaccinated.
We are excited that due to a federal waiver, the cost all breakfast and lunch meals provided by our food service provider will be fully reimbursed by the Department of Agriculture, which means there is no cost to parents or students.
We are looking forward to welcoming all families back on September 9. Princeton Public Schools is poised to implement the following mitigation strategies, all designed to keep the health and safety of our students and staff our top priority as we plan to welcome our students and staff back in September.
PPS is looking forward to welcoming all families back on September 9. PPS is poised to follow protocols designed to keep everyone as safe as possible.
Dana Karas has been selected to serve as the Director of Student Counseling Services for the Princeton Public Schools. Ms. Karas, who has held administrative positions in Franklin Township Public Schools and Lawrence Township Public Schools, previously worked in Princeton first as a middle school French teacher and later as a school counselor at Princeton High School. She will officially join the district at the end of September.
These highlights are an unofficial summary of actions taken and topics discussed during the public session of the Princeton Public Schools Board of Education meeting on July 27. They are intended to provide timely information to our community, but they do not represent an official accounting of the meeting. Official minutes will be approved by the Board at its next meeting.
We would like to extend this invitation from Hopewell Valley Regional Schools to join an informational panel discussion at 7:30 PM on August 11 with local pediatricians Dr. Helmrich, Dr. Palsky, and Dr. Wenger.
Dr. Helmrich is the school physician for Princeton Public Schools.
The Princeton Public School's free public preschool is expanding in September. The newest site at the Mary T. Crimmins Learning Center, located at the Princeton Community Village, is currently being developed in partnership with the Princeton YMCA.
Unvaccinated students participating in summer programs must continue to follow the CDC travel guidelines which require 10 days of quarantine (without testing) or seven days of quarantine (with a negative test taken on day 3-5 after travel). Mask requirements remain in effect for all PPS buildings.
Princeton Public Schools shared its plans for September with the public at the June Board of Education meeting. The plan will continue to be updated throughout the summer.
Princeton Public Schools recently announced the results of a Special Education Program Evaluation that was done by an outside consultant, the Public Service Group (PCG). The district encourages families to read the report and offer comments and questions.
Si bien el CDC (Centros de Control y Prevención de Enfermedades) ha publicado las nuevas pautas en el uso de mascarillas, PPS debe continuar siguiendo los protocolos que están vigentes hasta que el Departamento de Salud de Nueva Jersey actualice sus pautas para las escuelas.
PPS requiere que todo el personal y los estudiantes, incluso aquellos que están completamente vacunados, usen máscaras en los terrenos de la escuela y sigan todos los protocolos de salud de PPS. Todos los protocolos deportivos permanecen igual.
PPS requires all staff and students, even those who are fully vaccinated, to wear masks on school grounds and follow all PPS health protocols. All athletic protocols remain in place.
Princeton Public Schools is offering an enticing mix of old and new programs this summer.
Linda Noel and Amanda Botwood are parent volunteers who serve as co-presidents of the Princeton Education Foundation, the independent 501(c)3 organization that seeks to support and enhance learning opportunities for students in the Princeton Public Schools.
Here are some resources to facilitate talking about the Derek Chauvin trial and verdict.
Estimadas familias, padres y estudiantes:
Hagamos una pausa por un momento para reflexionar mientras recordamos que a mediados de marzo cumplimos un año con el coronavirus.
Enfrentamos desafíos, pero podemos estar agradecidos de que las Escuelas Públicas de Princeton están preparadas para salir del año más difícil de la historia, con escuelas que están abiertas a más y más estudiantes y con el inicio de un plan para septiembre que nos permitirá abrir nuestras puertas a tiempo completo para todos los estudiantes que quieran asistir en persona.
Following a comprehensive nationwide search, the Princeton Board of Education is pleased to announce that Dr. Carol Kelley has been selected as the next Superintendent of Schools for the Princeton Public Schools. Dr. Kelley’s appointment will be voted on by the Princeton Board of Education at a public meeting tonight, February 18. Once approved by the Board of Education, Dr. Kelley will assume her role as Superintendent on July 1, 2021.
Last fall, Andrea Dinan, the district’s director of service learning and experiential programs, was in search of meaningful volunteer projects that students could undertake during the Covid pandemic when she happened across a posting on an Arabic studies listserv looking for English teachers to help Egyptian pupils with reading. When she replied to the posting to offer help, Dr. Dinan was surprised to learn there could be as many as 900 pupils from the Diwan School in Bani Serif, near Cairo, who would participate.
George Scott Presentation of Parenting During Difficult Times
Dear PPS Parents and Staff,
With the support of the Princeton Board of Education, I sent a letter today to Governor Murphy encouraging him to expedite Covid vaccinations for New Jersey educators. In this district we feel strongly that a delay in protecting teachers results in a further reliance on remote instruction, something we all hope to minimize. We are reaching out to other elected officials and continuing to work hard on behalf of PPS students and staff.
I have included a copy of our message to the Governor (below).
Congratulations to our PHS drama students who participated in the STANJ Governor's Awards Competition for Theatre Arts.
The CP Dual Language Immersion program is open to all PPS incoming Kindergarten and 1st grade students.
Important information for preschool and kindergarten registration.
PPS is implementing a new procedure for Zoom meetings that will start on Tuesday, January 19. Many students are already following these procedures. Thank you to everyone who logs into Zoom through PPS link and signs in with a district account.
If you need a refresher on how to get into a Zoom class (or if your student has not been signing in to Zoom with a district account) here are instructions for iPads, Chromebooks and MacBooks.
Stephenie Tidwell came to education by way of banking, so she knows a lot about applications of mathematics in the financial sector. That knowledge of the uses of mathematics in the real world will help her as she sets about a curricular review in Princeton’s mathematics program intended to broaden participation by creating new course opportunities, particularly at the high school level.