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Welcome Back! 2022-2023

Welcome Back 2022-2023

Dear PPS Families,

We are so excited to welcome you back to the 2022-23 school year! I hope you have been able to enjoy your summer and that it has been filled with opportunities to relax, recharge, and enjoy time with family and friends.

With gratitude, I want to share my appreciation for your collaboration and support last year.  Thanks to the dedication of our PPS staff and your support, I am proud to highlight a few of  our accomplishments: 

  • Despite the challenges of schooling during a global pandemic,  we were grateful to have been able to keep students in-person throughout the 2021-2022 school year. Our entire staff came together to pitch in to provide transportation, make lunches, and to cover classes. It would not have been possible without each and every member of our team. 

  • We refined our internal processes to enable our school leadership teams  to  provide more robust academic support services to our students. 

  • We increased our social-emotional supports for students, including a month  of Mental Health Awareness activities planned by our middle school counselors, by launching the Corner House and Princeton Family Institute resources at PHS, and by piloting Second Step social-emotional learning  curriculum at several of our elementary schools.

As we look ahead to this school year, we will focus on helping, healing, and hope.  These three words will serve as the cornerstones for the work we do on behalf of our students, families, and each other. Helping, healing, and hope also guides the district’s SY23 draft action plan, which was developed to focus on the following student learning targets and district-level priorities:

Chart showing SY23 Priority Areas


More communications are forthcoming about health and safety protocols and back-to-school celebrations. 

While the work we have ahead of us is complex and challenging, I invite you to celebrate what we, together, have already accomplished. In advance, thank you for entrusting us with your children’s education as we work according to our district motto, Live to Learn, Learn to Live.  I hope you enjoy the remaining days of summer, and I look forward to seeing you on September 6!


Dr. Carol L. Kelley