Princeton High School Back to School Information 2020-2021
Welcome Back: Letter from Principal Baxter
September 13, 2020
Dear PHS Students and Families,
School will begin remotely for all students on Monday, September 14th at 9:25 AM.
Students should login to PPS link first and then Canvas. The Zoom link for your class will be on Canvas.
As a back up in case students are having login issues, an email was sent to students with a spreadsheet of teachers' zoom links. (If you need this spreadsheet please email firstname.lastname@example.org.)
**Please note there is a Monday and Tuesday tab for teachers' zoom links.
Students will follow the E schedule on Monday. Students will login to Canvas and go to their 3rd period class at 9:25am, followed by period 1, then lunch, period 7, and finally period 5. On Tuesday, students will follow the F schedule (periods 4, 2, lunch, 8, 6). See an example schedule below. Students can see this matrix view of their schedules in PowerSchool. This seems confusing to parents and new students, but returning students understand this terminology! If you have a question, please call the high school at 7:30 tomorrow morning.
Be well, and here's to a wonderful school year,
Information & Reminders
PTO Meeting/Parent Information Night: Wednesday, September 16 at 7:00 PM. More information coming soon!
Please have your children log in to PPS Link so we can help troubleshoot if there are any access issues.
The attached sheet will help your children login to PPS Link. Here students will find a dashboard from which they can connect directly to school email, Canvas, PowerSchool portal, etc.
If you are not able to access PPS Link or Canvas, please send an email to the student help desk at email@example.com. In this email, please state your first and last name, as well as specific information about the issue. If it is a login problem, please state what you are not able to access. Screenshots are also helpful.
If you are a new student to the district and need a username and password, please reach out to a PHS secretary and they can help get this information. They can be reached at 609-806-4280 or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dear PHS Students and Parents,
As summer comes to a close we are about to start a school year in a manner which is new to all of us. Despite the challenges we are all facing, our administration, secretaries, faculty and staff have been hard at work this summer preparing to make this upcoming school year a great one!
All PHS students will start remotely on September 14th. Our faculty and staff have been working diligently over the past few months to develop schedules, plans and course content that will ensure a rich delivery of instruction as well prioritizing getting to know our students.
The current reentry plan has students returning to school in person utilizing a hybrid model on October 19th. On that date we will follow the Cohort A and Cohort B schedule: students in cohort B will come to school for four days the first week while students in Cohort A learn remotely. The following week students in Cohort A will come to school for four days while students in Cohort B learn remotely. Families intending for their children to remain completely remote on and after October 19th will be able to do so, and we will collect those requests at a future date. Please note, once we switch to a hybrid model our school day will change to an 8:20 start for all learners.
Amongst all these changes and new ways of attending school we still need to collect some traditional back to school information from our students and families. In this packet you will find information on our PTO, school picture day, orientations for incoming 9th graders and transfer students, Peer Group, cap and gown information for our seniors, a media consent form and our document check list. Please pay particular attention to the PHS Opening Activities sheet so you are informed of upcoming events for students and families. These forms can also be viewed and completed on our website: https://www.princetonk12.org/princeton-high-school/parents/forms
Here are some other important items:
- Student schedules are still being developed and will be available in the next few weeks.
- All students will be issued a MacBook Air in the coming weeks. Once we receive the devices I will communicate our plan for distribution in addition to the distribution of materials needed for various classes.
- Canvas will replace PowerSchool Learning as our Learning Management System. Details for login and assistance will be forthcoming from our technology department.
- For PowerSchool login questions please reach out to either the PHS main office or an assistant principal, and we will assist you so you can have access to schedules. You can also email PHD@princetonk12.org with login questions.
- PTO Meeting/Parent Orientation will be held via zoom on September 16th at 7:00. A link will be emailed and posted on our webpage closer to the date.
- Back to School Night will be September 24th at 7:00. Format and details to follow.
Please refer to our website for the detailed PHS plan, FAQs and our schedule.
There is a lot of information in this mailing, and you may have questions. Please take a look at the schedules and calendars and visit our website for an updated FAQ on our website with a form for you to ask more questions. Of course, you can reach out directly to the PHS administration at any time.
Though we are not going to begin our school year in person, I am hopeful that we will all make forming relationships a priority. Our faculty and staff are here for you and your children so please reach out with any questions or concerns so we can work together to support our students. I'm looking forward to seeing you all as is safely possible and all the wonderful opportunities that lie ahead. Enjoy the rest of summer, and, hopefully, we will all be back in this building together soon.
Finally, my administrative team and myself will be hosting an information/Q&A session next week. Please fill out this form so we are able to schedule and tailor our presentation to your most pressing concerns & questions.
PS…This information was also sent home in USPS mail as well. If you did not receive the packet, please contact the PHS main office. If your mailing address has changed, please reach out to email@example.com.