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March 12, 2020

Dear Students, Staff and Families,  

After consulting this evening with our local health officials, I am announcing that the Princeton Public Schools will be moving forward with the implementation of remote learning beginning Monday, March 16 and extending initially through Friday, March 27.  During this time period, students will be learning from home with virtual support from their teachers.  Following this two week period, we will re-evaluate the continued implementation of remote learning based on guidance from our public health officials.  We believe this decision is ultimately in the best interest our students, our staff, and our entire community. 

Tomorrow, Friday, March 13 will, as already planned, be an early release day.  We ask that students be prepared to bring home at the end of the day any materials they may need to engage in remote instruction, including musical instruments, textbooks, computers, reading materials, athletic equipment, etc. 

Remote learning may take a somewhat different form depending on grade level or subject.  Please look for information regarding the expectations and approach to remote learning to be posted on our website and emailed home.  Teachers will also be communicating directly with students tomorrow and in the days to come.  It is important to note that remote learning does not mean that our schools will be "closed."  Our buildings will be open and many staff will be present to answer questions and offer support. 

I am deeply grateful to all our staff who have worked - and will continue to work - eagerly, collaboratively and creatively to provide meaningful learning experiences for our students.  I am also grateful to our students and families who I know will continue to support one another as we navigate together these uncharted waters. 

In the coming days there will certainly be questions to answer and concerns to quell, but I am confident we will approach them all with thoughtfulness and care. 

I wish everyone health and calm in the weeks ahead. 

Sincerely, 

Steve Cochrane

 

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