March 29, 2020
Dear Princeton City School District Families,
I hope that you had a nice week, enjoying time with your family. We return back to the educational plan that we distributed on March 12th. As we begin lessons for the week of March 30, we have the following updates for you:
Princeton At-Home Learning: Student assignments and learning opportunities for March 30-April 3
Student assignments and learning opportunities for March 30-April 3 were sent home on March 12, 2020, and are available at www.princetonschools.net.
Please remember that your child’s teacher(s) will have the best answers if you have questions about login information or specific assignments. Our teachers are available and working hard to support our families and students during this transition to virtual learning and at-home assignments. Thank you for your patience and support! Feel free to reach out to let us know how we can help.
Princeton’s Technology Department has been working to ensure our students have access to devices and technical support via the hotline phone number: 513-864-1162. To check out a device, please fill out this form. We will offer curbside pickup of Chromebooks on Thursday, April 2nd and Friday, April 3rd, available to any registered Princeton student in kindergarten through grade 12.
Princeton City School District will continue providing meals to our students while our school buildings are closed. Gathering food supplies is an allowable reason to leave your homes as stated in Governor DeWine’s “Stay at Home” order.
PCSD will offer MORNING Bus stop distributions on Monday, March 30th, Wednesday, April 1st, and Friday, April 3rd. We will also operate “Grab & Go” lunches at the following locations on Tuesday, March 31st, Thursday, April 2nd, and Friday, April 3rd.
- Heritage Hill Elementary School
- Lincoln Heights Elementary School
- Sharonville Elementary School
- Springdale Elementary School
- Stewart Elementary School
- Woodlawn Elementary School
Children 18 and under must be present to receive meals. For more information, please visit www.princetonschools.net
. If you have a circumstance that prevents you from getting to the sites or need additional food assistance, please call the hotline at 513.864.1162 and leave a detailed message. The hotline is monitored frequently and responses are provided regularly.
As you know our lives and our schools have been greatly impacted by the response to the global COVID-19 pandemic and have already transitioned in many ways to accommodate the directives from Governor Mike DeWine and his team.
Once the Governor signed House Bill 197, we received additional guidance on other areas affecting our students of which you should be aware.
- All K-12 standardized testing and state report card requirements are waived for this school year.
- Our local schools were granted the authority to determine who is on track to graduate and issue diplomas based upon the completion of Princeton’s requirements. We will continue to communicate with our senior students and their parents. Our guidance counselors are available to answer any questions about whether your student is currently on track to graduate.
- All districts are permitted to continue providing students with lunch, which Princeton will continue to do.
- Our local governments - including our school board - may now opt to hold remote/virtual meetings but the public must still have access. While we have the option, we may also meet in person. Regardless, we will notify the public as to how we will proceed.
- Voting in the March 17, 2020 election was extended to April 28, 2020. Voting will occur by mail and in-person voting will be available for those who are disabled or cannot receive mail. To obtain a vote-by-mail application, you can visit voteohio.gov to print an application or https://olvr.ohiosos.gov/
to register to vote.
Finally, I know these times are difficult in many ways. I see and understand these difficulties. We have families with loved ones on the front lines taking care of those who are sick. We have families with lost income. Changes are happening so quickly and with such a big impact. While we cannot take that hardship away, we can support each other throughout all of this. Know that we are here to support you and your child. I am proud to see how our staff and communities are pulling together.
We will do our best to keep you informed and to work through the changes as they come our way. The most up-to-date information can always be found on our website at www.princetonschools.net.
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