Quote from Greg Kesterman, Health Commissioner:“I continue to be impressed with the hard work that all of our schools have done to maintain a safe environment,” writes Greg Kesterman, health commissioner at Hamilton County Public Health. “School districts have worked with students, staff, and families to require masks, ensure proper distancing when possible, carefully assist HCPH with contact tracing, and enhanced cleaning protocols. Since September 8, our schools have only reported 198 cases of COVID within their student population compared with 2,819 total cases in our jurisdiction. This low case count is testament to the adherence to carefully thought-out plans. From what I have seen, our schools continue to be one of the safest, most well-controlled environments for our children.”It was requested during the superintendent call that I provide an update on cases. Cases listed by school can be found on the State's website. Here is the aggregate data for HCPH's schools, as reported to us:Last 7 Days: Students 41, Staff 35September 8 - Present: Students 157, Staff 106
Mr. Tom Burton
October 6, 2020
This is Tom Burton, your superintendent at Princeton City Schools, with several important reminders.
First, a reminder that the Student Fall Break is Friday, October 9, through Monday, October 12. There are no classes scheduled for any students, including remote learning, so please take advantage of this break from screen time and enjoy the fall weekend.
Secondly, we will continue with our hybrid approach of alternating Scarlet and Gray weeks for the beginning of the second quarter. If it is determined that we can safely bring more students back, five days a week, we will give you a two-week notice about the schedule change.
Speaking of schedule changes, we are changing the calendar for Wednesday, October 21, to be a remote learning day for all students rather than having a late start and early dismissal on an already shortened school day. All students will have remote learning work to do.
Fourth - and this one is a message for our fully remote parents and guardians - you will soon be getting important emails, so please keep an eye out for them. One includes the Remote School-Parent Agreement that you need to complete. For families who selected the remote learning for the first-semester option, you must complete an INTENTIONS form so we can schedule your child/children for the second semester.
All parents can now access and update your forms on FinalForms, our new electronic system, providing a one-stop service to you for updating paperwork in a simple and timely manner.
Finally, I would like to encourage all parents, guardians, and community members to attend our next Parents & Community Educational Series on Tuesday, October 13, at 6:30 p.m. on Facebook Live. The topic is “Anxiety in Children and Teens with a focus on COVID-19.” A panel of experts will offer information on warning signs, coping strategies, and support systems that you can access.
As always, Go Vikes!
Purple Star Awarded to Princeton High School
Princeton’s hybrid fall plan limits schools to 50 percent capacity
Contact Tom Burton: firstname.lastname@example.org
Click the link below to view the article found on the District Administration website:Taking steps to meet students' basic needs, ensuring connectivity, and advancing innovation will be key to success this year