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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.

Read Post about November 30: Save the Date for Free Vaccinations and Booster Shots
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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.

Read Post about Reserve las fechas: 30 de nov. y 21de dic.
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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.

Read Post about Princeton University Offering Vaccinations for Both Adults and Children
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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.

Read Post about Updated: Invitation to View Webinar on COVID-19 Vaccination Options
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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. 

Read Post about October 26: Board of Education Highlights
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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.

Read Post about College Students: Apply Now to Be a Substitute for Princeton Public Schools
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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. 

Read Post about Free Weekly COVID Testing for Students: Sign-Up Deadline Extended, Frequently Asked Questions
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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.

Read Post about Updated: Free Weekly COVID-19 Testing for PPS Students
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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. 

Read Post about September 28: Board of Education Highlights
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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.

Read Post about After 58 Years as an Educator, Dr. Ginsberg Announces January Retirement
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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. 

Read Post about The Arts: Health Protocols 2021-2022
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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.

Read Post about Travel Quarantine Information
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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.

Read Post about Updated: Health Protocols and Procedures for School Year 2021-2022
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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. 

Read Post about Dana Karas Named Director of Student Counseling Services for Princeton Public Schools 
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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. 

Read Post about July 27: Board of Education Highlights
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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.

Read Post about Summer Programs: Health Protocols, Travel Guidelines, Mask Requirements
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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. 

Read Post about Continúemos usando la mascara
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 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.

Read Post about Actualización del Superintendente
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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.

Read Post about Distinguished Educator Dr. Carol Kelley Named PPS Superintendent
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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. 

Read Post about Ideas Center: PHS Students Provide Friday Tutoring Sessions for Egyptian Children
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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).

Barry Galasso
Interim Superintendent

Read Post about PPS Letter to Governor Murphy
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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.

Read Post about Use Your PPS Account to Log into Zoom Classes
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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.

Read Post about Supervisor of Mathematics to Lead a Review of Course Options and Curriculum

 

 

Riverside News

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Come to the Riverside Fall Picnics so that your children can play with their classmates and you can meet Riverside friends new and old!

All picnics will take place 5 to 7 PM at the Riverside playground. Please bring a blanket/food. While we cannot serve food due to covid protocols, we'll provide  pre-packaged snacks for the children. 

Read Post about Riverside: Fall Picnics October 4 through October 7
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As the final days of summer fade away, I hope that you all share the excitement of a new school year, gratitude that we are all back in the building as a school family,  and confidence in our commitment to providing a safe and healthy educational experience for our children.   Riverside Elementary School has a powerful tradition of excellence and our staff members look forward to working collaboratively to continue building on the best foundation.

Read Post about Welcome Back from Principal Lattimer
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Ebony Lattimer has been selected to be the new principal of Riverside School and will step into the principal's position on August 23. Ms. Lattimer has served as principal of the Titusville Academy for more than four years, and for the last eight years she has also been an adjunct professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Read Post about Please Welcome Ebony Lattimer, Riverside's New Principal
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Student technology devices will be collected by the end of the year for Grades 5, 1 and PK only. Please bring your devices and chargers for collection on the following dates: 

Grade 5 (Chromebooks) - Thursday June 17
We will be collecting the Chromebooks from all of the fifth-grade students. When they return to the district in the fall for middle school, they will receive a MacBook at the beginning of the school year.

Read Post about Riverside Technology Return for Pre-K, First Grade, and Fifth Grade Students
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We look forward to welcoming many of our students back to in-person instruction this week after a long stretch of remote learning along with the winter break.  A few key reminders as we head back to school tomorrow:

* First, it is imperative that all families and staff members follow all guidelines related to travel, quarantining, and contact tracing as those measures are essential for us in maintaining a safe and healthy learning environment.  Should you have any specific questions about protocols -- specifically when your child(ren) may need to stay home -- please reach out to our school nurse Sarah Gooen-Chen.

Read Post about Riverside Information for the Week of January 19
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Dear Riverside Families,

As we head into the long holiday weekend, I have a few important announcements and reminders to share...

* Next week (November 30 - December 4), all PPS schools will operate entirely remotely, and our daily schedule will be reverting to the one that we used in September and early October before launching the hybrid model. Your child(ren)'s teacher(s) will be providing the information that you need for their classes that week.

Read Post about From Principal Shelley: Thanksgiving Update
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October 20, 2020

Dear Riverside Families,

First and foremost, I am writing to share the good news that our COVID case that came to our attention last Friday evening has turned out to be a “false positive” from a rapid test.  Over the last couple of days, the child has now tested negative with two separate follow up PCR tests (those that take longer but are more accurate), and we received final confirmation of that news late last evening.

Read Post about False Positive: Quarantine Measures Ended for Staff and Students

 

 

Johnson Park News

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Our elementary schools will celebrate the Harvest Fest/Halloween holiday on Friday, October 29. We ask that all elementary students wear masks (surgical or cloth) designed to prevent COVID-19 transmission. Up to two family members are invited to watch the elementary school parades, and these guests must also be fully masked and follow social/physical distancing guidelines. You will receive details soon from your school principal.

Read Post about Harvest Fall/Halloween Celebrations at Elementary Schools
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It is with great pleasure that I write to welcome you to the 2021-2022 school year.  I hope that your summer has been filled with fun family activities while enjoying the wonderful sunshine. This is always one of my favorite times of the year! I love the excitement of beginning the new school year—meeting new colleagues, welcoming our students and families, and preparing for the adventures that lie before us! 

Read Post about Welcome From Principal Siso Stentz
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Johnson Park would like to invite students, parents, and friends to an evening of fun and games tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, August 24 from 5:30 PM to 8 PM. The event will be held at Community Park (the park, not the school) and will include a variety of games, such as tug-of-war, relays, and water balloon toss. There will also be team games, sports skills and brain challenges. We hope you can attend! Bring your extended family and neighbors to watch, cheer, or play.

Read Post about Johnson Park Family Fun Night Scheduled for Tuesday, August 24
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A very large weather system of rain and wind is approaching Princeton on Thursday and Friday this week. The forecast is calling for heavy rain at our peak times of arrival and dismissal.

This is simply to serve as a reminder of care and caution when dropping off your child or picking them up from JP. We will screen our students as quickly as possible so that they can get in the building safely. My concern is for dismissal. For Thursday and Friday, we are going to release all of our bus riders from class first. We are going to load our bus riders on the buses first and we are going to move the buses along quickly.

Read Post about Weather Watch: Reminders About Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures
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Si un miembro del hogar de un estudiante ha sido diagnosticado con COVID-19, o ha estado expuesto a alguien que ha sido diagnosticado con COVID-19 y muestra síntomas, los estudiantes no deberán asistir a la escuela tan pronto como los padres / los tutores tengan conocimiento de la enfermedad y la exposición. Todos los estudiantes pertenecientes al hogar de una persona a la que se le diagnostica COVID-19 deben ponerse en cuarentena según el Departamento de Salud de Nueva Jersey y las pautas de los CDC que se enumeran a continuación:

Read Post about Mensaje importante para las familias
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Starting October 19, JP will celebrate the Week of Respect and School Violence Awareness Weeks with a daily Upstander challenge. 

An Upstander is someone who stands up and speaks out when someone is being hurt. Upstanders treat others with kindness and care. Upstanders create a warm and welcoming JP community. At JP we believe every student can be an upstander!

Read Post about Johnson Park: Week of Respect Starts October 19
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September 13, 2020

Dear Johnson Park Families:

The first day of the new school year is finally upon us! I hope that you share my excitement although I recognize that there is some worry. This year, we open our school year in a very different way. Our staff members and teachers have worked tirelessly to prepare for our opening, and I can assure you that their warmth, enthusiasm and creativity will shine—even through a screen.

Read Post about Welcome Back: Letter from Principal Siso Stentz
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Dear Johnson Park Parents and Guardians,
 
It is with great pride and excitement that I write to you as the newly appointed Acting Principal of Johnson Park Elementary School. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school that is nothing but exceptional! I have worked in the Princeton Public School district for more than 20 years, beginning as a Special Education Teacher in 2000. I transitioned into Administration in 2005 as the Supervisor of Student Activities, served for 10 years as the District’s K-12 Supervisor of Guidance, and from 2017-2020, worked as an Assistant Principal at Princeton High School.  I am excited to continue my career in a district that prioritizes teaching and learning, supports all student learners and embraces parent and community relationships.  I am eager to develop partnerships with all JP families in a collective effort to ensure your child's success.

Read Post about Meet Principal Siso Stentz: A Video Hello and A Focus on a Safe Return to School

The Arts News

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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. 

Read Post about The Arts: Health Protocols

High School News

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Admissions officers from colleges and universities will host both in-person and virtual visits starting this week. The in-person visits will take place in the school counseling office. If the visit is virtual, we are encouraging students to visit the Learning Commons, cafeteria, under a tent (any here you can get wi-fi to connect) with their devices, so they can log in virtually for the visit.

Read Post about Juniors & Seniors: Sign Up to Meet College Admissions Officers
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Ada Metaxas, a senior enrolled in Princeton High School's three-year Research program,  has recently had her project accepted to the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience. This is one of the top international research journals in the neuroscience field, making this publication a major accomplishment for any researcher, particularly a high school student.

Read Post about Update: Research Papers by PHS Students Scheduled for Publication
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It’s been a terrific year for summer programs at Princeton High School. Programs include the English Language Camp for students who are in the process of learning English. 

“We have been thrilled with the enthusiasm and large turn out this summer,” said Dr. Andrea Dinan who has been involved with the English Language Learners (ELL) program the last ten years and runs the PHS Ideas Center during the school year.

Read Post about PHS Summer Programs: Camp for English Language Learners in Full Swing
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Stephanie Greenberg has been selected to be an assistant principal at Princeton High School. Ms. Greenberg currently serves as the PPS Supervisor of Humanities, Grades 7-12. She will assume her new duties on Monday, July 12.

“Stephanie Greenberg is an engaging and accomplished educator with experience, leadership, and a passion for learning that will be a tremendous asset to Princeton High School," said Dr. Carol Kelley, Superintendent of Princeton Public Schools. "I'm thrilled that she will be working with Principal Chmiel and the administrative team."

Read Post about Stephanie Greenberg Selected as New Assistant Principal at Princeton High School
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It’s a busy time at Princeton High School with AP exams in full swing, seniors ordering caps and gowns, and fields full of lacrosse and field hockey teams. Meanwhile, behind temporary walls, there is a parallel universe where entire portions of the building are being transformed.

Read Post about Princeton High School Renovations Include New Guidance Offices, Classrooms, and Collaborative Spaces
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Two Princeton High School faculty members, Nipurna Shah and Paul Song, run a program for Asian-American students that has been a beacon of support both for current students and the program's alumni. The curriculum, which is modeled on AWARE (Asian Women's Action for Resilience and Empowerment) at Boston University, has been adapted to be both gender neutral and appropriate for high school students by Ms. Shah and Mr. Song. 

Read Post about PHS Program Provides Support for Asian-American Students
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PHS science teacher, Dr. Robert Corell was recently honored as an inspirational teaher by Alexa Podolsky, a PHS graduate and a senior at Cornell University. Ms. Podolsky was named a Merrill Presidential Scholar at Cornell. She recognized Dr. Corell as an inspiring high school teacher who encouraged her to pursue science.

Read Post about Dr Corell’s Rigorous Teaching Cited by Cornell Presidential Scholar Alexa Podolsky PHS ‘17
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Highlights of the new bell schedule:

*60 minute periods M-TH, 45 minute periods on Friday.
*20 minute break in the middle of (8:20-1:00) instructional day.
*Fridays will be in-person beginning on 3/19 (Week of 3/15).
*Targeted instruction period will remain from 2:00-3:21, Monday-Thursday. We will have an additional period from 12:00-1:00 on Friday, and an open period from 2:00-3:21 on Friday. For the open period on Friday, we ask that you communicate an appointment time with your teacher.

PowerSchool has been updated to reflect the new bell schedule. You can also view the schedules as an attachment or on our website.

Read Post about March-April Plans: Information for PHS Families
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Dear Princeton High School Families,

As the 1st semester is coming to a close, we are reaching out to see if any of our students in Cohort C would like to return to PHS for the 2nd semester. 

The 1st semester ends on Wednesday, February 3 and re-entry for the 2nd semester will be set for Monday, February 8.

Read Post about Princeton High School: Students Can Opt Into Hybrid Learning or Remote Learning for Quarter 3
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Please be reminded that Tuesday will be an E Day with COHORT B returning to the building.  Start time is 8.20am.

As Mr. Warren stated on Friday, the remainder of the January calendar has been modified due to PSAT on Jan 26.  Office hours will be tied to each day of the week.  Number days are gone.

Please click here for the revised January calendar, and here for February calendar, and here for revised PHS Bell Schedule 2021.  Instructions and schedules on January 26 will be modified to accommodate those who have signed up to take the test.  More information will be released this week.

Please be reminded that all MUST complete the COVID Health Assessment in Power School before arrival.  Please make sure you are logged into your Power School Portal on your phone or your device as you approach the building.  We no longer take screenshots as proof.

Read Post about PHS Schedule for the Week of January 19, Covid Assessments, PSAT Schedules, New Zoom Procedures
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The National High School Strength Coaches Association (NHSSCA) has named PHS’s Head Strength and Conditioning Coach John Torrey its State Coach of the Year for New Jersey. This award is given annually to a high school strength and conditioning coach in recognition of achievements and passion for the profession. Award winners, selected from among the top coaches in each state, receive an award certificate and recognition at the National Conference Awards Dinner, to be held in Minnesota in June.

Read Post about PHS Coach John Torrey Honored by NHSSCA
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“We call them ‘social justice warriors’,” says Princeton High School Principal Jessica Baxter of the students who have taken the school’s racial literacy course, an elective taught by Joy Barnes-Johnson and Patricia Manhart. “Nobody leaves the course as they enter it. They want to do more.”

For junior Faria Majeed, doing more meant working with fellow students to found a social justice club called C.A.R.E., for Cultural and Racial Equity. CARE gives students opportunities to discuss and advance perspectives gleaned from the class and from students’ own research. “Our goal is to educate within the PHS community,” Faria says. “Being racially literate is an essential skill that is so important for, not only present day America, but future America.”

Read Post about PHS Racial Literacy Course a Linchpin as Offerings Expand
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The Guidance Department and our PHS College Advisor, Ms. Shah, would like to invite all 9th and 10th graders and their parents to an Early College Planning Night on Monday, December 7 at 7 PM. If you are in 9th or 10th grade and did not receive the Zoom link please reach out to Ms. Shah (NipurnaShah@princetonk12.org) or Dr. Donovan (KristinaDonovan@princetonk12.org), Supervisor of School Counseling.

Read Post about Early College Planning Night Scheduled for December 7

 

 

Princeton Middle School News

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We are proud to welcome you to the 21-22 school year.  True to our goals and objectives, we are preparing to welcome over 800 learners for a full day of school each day beginning September 9.

We are dedicated to providing the best middle school education while also being certain to care for each individual who walks through our doors each day. As we continue to navigate challenging health news and rapidly changing recommendations to health protocols, we would like to thank the Princeton Middle School staff for their dedication to our students.

Read Post about Welcome to Princeton Middle School 2021-2022
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Please join the Princeton Middle School Administrative Team for our Virtual Ice Cream meeting at 7:30 PM on August 30 or the Virtual Coffee meeting at 8 AM on August 31.The focus of the presentation will be Health and Safety updates as well as a review of the new master schedule. The meetings will be held virtually—check your email for the Zoom link.

Read Post about PMS Parent Information Sessions on August 30 and 31
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Dear Princeton Unified Middle School Families:

Monday will be an all remote day for all PPS schools due to weather conditions. Please remember to do the Daily Health Screening form. 

AT PUMS... We will be keeping our HYBRID schedule tomorrow, so that we can observe our learning and maintain previously scheduled meetings etc.  We will have our four scheduled blocks, and our day will conclude at 1PM, same as if we were attending in person.    

Please stay safe in today's weather, and stay tuned to any further updates.  

Read Post about February 1: PUMS Schedule, Note from Mr. Burr
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The Middle School’s new Innovation Lab is a flexible learning space that can be configured for a wide range of uses. It can be used as a remote learning center during the pandemic and it is also suited for classes that involve collaboration, including coding classes, robotics and technology classes.

Read Post about Take a Video Tour of the Innovation Lab and Nurses' Suite with Mr. Burr

 

 

Community Park News

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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.

Read Post about Reserve las fechas: 30 de nov. y 21de dic.
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Welcome to a new Community Park school year. We are excited to be returning to school in person and full day!  I remain dedicated to serving as your principal and maintaining a clear vision for school unity and connectedness through conversation, programs, and events. The realities of the COVID virus remain and thus require us to maintain safety protocols and flexibility.  As your principal, my goal for this year is to lead the faculty as we rebuild our learning community.

Read Post about Community Park: Welcome Back from Principal Gruchacz
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Monday, January 18 -- Schools Closed, M.L. King Jr. Holiday

Tuesday, January 19 -- Cohort A Day​*, follow Tuesday hybrid schedule

Wednesday, January 20 -- In-Person A Cohort A Day, follow Monday hybrid schedule

Thursday, January 21st -- Cohort B Day​*, follow Thursday hybrid schedule

Friday, January 22nd -- Cohort B Day, follow Friday hybrid schedule

Read Post about Update: Community Park Schedule, Hybrid Learning Starts January 19
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Community Park recently held its first Virtual Field Day and P.E. teacher Mr. Chorba praised all the CP students and parents who made it a success.

Here is a message from Mr. Chorba: "WOW! We had an amazing the number of participants for our virtual Field Day. I received over 100 pictures and videos.  Your enthusiasm and effort was outstanding. Thank you for making it a success.  Every grade was represented for pictures and videos.  The grade that had most videos and pictures (and the most bonus points) was Kindergarten!"

Read Post about Community Park Field Day: A Message From Mr. Chorba

 

 

Littlebrook News

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We hope you are all enjoying the last days of summer with your family and friends! We are all so excited to see the school once again filled with children eager to learn and have fun while doing so. Below, we are sharing some more detailed information about how we will help maintain a healthy environment for all of us at Littlebrook School.

Read Post about Littlebrook: Welcome Back Procedures and Protocols
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Welcome to the 2021 – 22 school year!!! We are all excited to welcome the children back to Littlebrook School! We pride ourselves on providing a welcoming environment where each student’s voice is heard and recognized. Our children will receive Social and Emotional Learning lessons embedded into the established curricula and through purposeful lessons in the classrooms at each grade level. We are committed to enhancing and maintaining the well-being of our students and staff members

Read Post about Welcome Back from Principal Ramirez
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Community Park, Johnson Park, Littlebrook and Riverside PTOs  have created a new discount card program, called Princeton Perks, to help close their fundraising gaps and bolster shopping and dining around town. The Princeton Perks card costs $25 and gives cardholders special deals from more than 40 local restaurants and retailers through December 31, 2021. 

Read Post about PPS Elementary Schools Launch Princeton Perks to Support Schools and Local Businesses
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As a follow up to the email you have received from Dr. Galasso, our Interim Superintendent of Schools, please note the following from our District Administrators - 

  • All schools will operate on a remote schedule on Wed., Nov. 25th, the day before our Thanksgiving recess.
  • All schools will operate on a remote schedule on Mon., Dec. 7th, to accommodate our afternoon professional-development program for staff members.  This remote-only day will serve as the only day for remote instruction that week (Mon.-Fri., Dec. 7th-11th).
  • Our elementary schools will move their Mon., Dec. 7th, hybrid schedule to Wed., Dec. 9th (which otherwise would have been their all-remote day).
Read Post about Littlebrook: Schedule Information for November 25 to December 7
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As the weather turns colder, we though you might enjoy this October video from the Littlebrook School Gardens. Under the guidance of School Gardener Nancy Nicosia, each bed is a themed continent and has plants that are anti to that continent. Part One of this video includes European plants, South American plants (tomatoes) and a hint of what’s in the Asian garden (which includes loofa, a gourd). Littlebrook has donated over 200 pounds to producer to local food pantries.

Read Post about Littlebrook School Garden Autumn Tour, Part One