Statement from the Princeton City School District Regarding Violence toward Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
The Princeton City School District (PCSD) denounces prejudice, violence, and hate crimes toward any person or group of people. Recent news stories reflect an increase in violent crimes directed toward Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, including last week's shooting rampage near Atlanta. Anti-Asian rhetoric and violence are evidence of racism, which we will not tolerate or accept.
PCSD is committed to providing a safe, supportive, and inclusive learning environment for all students and employees. We are dedicated to ensuring that every student has equal access to the District's educational programs and activities. We are committed to carrying out our mission of “empowering each student for college, career, and life success.”
We firmly believe that establishing a deep sense of belonging and building a future for our community and our world is critical, where each individual is equally valued and every person's potential is realized and fulfilled.
We recognize that this is a difficult time for our community, especially our Asian-American staff, students, and families. We encourage our students to reach out to a trusted teacher, staff member, administrator, or their school counselor to discuss their feelings and/or concerns. We urge our staff to take advantage of the mental health and additional resources provided by our Human Resources Department.
To learn more about PCSD’s ongoing Equity and Anti-Racism work, please visit www.princetonschools.net/
equity. Lastly, we urge every member of our community to listen to and support one another.
The impact of student voice is so incredibly important in education. Four of our Princeton students have been working with students across the country in creating a SEE US All Summit. This is a student-led movement calling for equitable education that values, honors, and affirms the identity of every student. The free virtual event is on Saturday, April 24th, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. If you are interested in learning more about what young people are experiencing in classrooms today and willing to move from advocacy to action, I invite you to sign up and participate. I promise you will be blown away by the intellectual engagement with these students! http://bit.ly/SEESummit
Thank you for your support and participation in the Express Feedback for Good fundraiser!
I want to thank everyone who did their part to make the Express Feedback for Good fundraiser a success. The $50,000 raised will make a difference in our summer health and wellness programming.
February 5, 2021
Dear Princeton Parents, Guardians, Students, Staff, and Community Members,
We have been eagerly awaiting the news and details that will allow Princeton employees to have the option to receive their COVID-19 vaccinations. Please see below for the most current information.
Princeton City Schools has buildings that fall under the jurisdiction of Hamilton County and the City of Springdale Health Departments. Therefore, the staff at Springdale Elementary School and Heritage Hill Elementary School will be partnering with the City of Springdale Health Department to be vaccinated today, on Friday, February 5, 2021.
The rest of our school staff members will be partnering with Mercy Health Fairfield and to receive the vaccine on February 11, 2021.
Please make note of this important information:
- February 10: PHS & PCMS Virtual Conferences
- February 11: No School for Students; Professional Development Day
- February 12: No School; Conference Exchange Day
- February 15: Presidents’ Day
As you may know, the COVID-19 vaccines require a second dose. This has been scheduled, resulting in the following changes:
- March 11: Virtual Learning Day for ALL Students; Staff will receive a second vaccine.
- March 12: End of Quarter; Virtual Learning Day for ALL Students.
- March 15: In-person learning shifts to Scarlet and Gray Learning students combined.
While we know that unexpected school closures and schedule changes can be difficult for some families, it is our hope that the advanced notice will be helpful with your planning. It is important for our staff to receive the vaccine so that we can maintain in-person learning and finish the school year strong. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.
We will share more details as they become available, but we wanted to share this exciting news as we look forward to being able to bring back our Scarlet and Gray Learning Week students on campus together.
As always, if you have any questions, you can reach me at 513-864-1000 or email me at email@example.com.
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