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Dear PPS Families and Staff,

PPS is making contingency plans for individual cases of remote learning in January strictly as a precaution. While there are no plans to pivot to remote learning, we continue to work with our local health authorities in order to be prepared for the increase in positive cases. In January, unvaccinated students may need to quarantine after exposure to positive individuals, after travel, or isolate after a positive test. Each of those scenarios will be addressed on a case-by-case basis along with mitigating factors, such as vaccination status.

Devices

  • All students in PK-5 will take their devices and chargers home before Winter Break. We ask parents/guardians to help their child keep the device in a safe place until we return to school on Monday, January 3. All devices and chargers should come back to school on Monday, January 3.
  • All PMS and PHS students should also bring their devices home over the break.

Remote Learning

As we head into 2022, our Remote Learning Plan remains basically the same:

  • If a family is traveling, and a student needs to quarantine, teachers will provide guidance of what a student can do to continue with their studies until they return to school. There is no synchronous remote learning option. However, teachers will provide asynchronous materials, links, and support.
  • If a student has to quarantine because of exposure and/or a positive COVID test result, remote learning will be available within 24 to 48 hours. Classroom teachers will work with families to provide materials and/or guidance for Canvas and information will be provided so that students can participate in the lesson and teachers can deliver instruction in a relevant manner.  

Quarantine Guidelines

The New Jersey Department of Health changed the quarantine guidelines for unvaccinated close contacts. 

  • Our area is in the high COVID Activity Level, but we are now able to return to quarantine timelines of 10 days with the option to test on days 5 to 7 and return to school on day 8 with documentation of a negative test. 
  • Please note that the test cannot be a home test. We highly encourage a PCR test, but a Rapid Antigen test will be accepted. 
  • For a list of some testing sites in Princeton, click here. 

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we continue to teach and learn in a pandemic. Transparency, honesty and open communication are critical at this point, and we hope that together, we can put procedures in place that will support our learners and our staff.

 

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