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    Remote Learning Days

    Remote Learning Days


    PFO provides Amazon Gift Cards to Teachers

    Thanks to our families’ support of past fundraising efforts, our PFO is in a position to offer each teacher $100 to spend on Amazon. This is an opportunity for our teachers to personalize their current classroom needs with their students. Ms. Race received her wish list items on 11/18, and she shared pictures of her scarlet kindergarteners reading with their new whisper phones.

    Photo of teacher and students with Amazon order from PFO


    Getting to Know You Series

    Our PFO “Getting to Know You” series.

    Our second profile is Ms. Vaughn.

    Hello!

    My name is Jordan Vaughn, and this is my second year teaching half day kindergarten at Sharonville Elementary. This year looks a little different for me, because I am teaching remotely. Although it has been an adjustment, seeing my students' faces fill the screen every morning and afternoon still makes my teacher heart very happy. I am so happy to be a part of the Princeton school district and the Sharonville community.

    As a child, I grew up in Bowling Green, KY and later moved to Overland Park, KS. I attended the University of Kansas and my undergraduate degree is in Applied Behavioral Sciences. I have a master's degree in Elementary Education from Ball State University. It wasn't until I moved to Cincinnati 4 years ago that I decided to go back to school (for a third time!) to become a teacher. I went to Xavier to get my teaching license and finally became a teacher!

    My biggest accomplishment personally this year has been creating a welcoming classroom community. At the beginning of this school year, I wasn't sure how I would ever create a relationship with students through the computer. I get the opportunity to meet with each student individually on Fridays for a few minutes and this has helped create those relationships and allowed me to learn about my students' lives outside of the classroom.

    The best advice I have received from a co-worker is, "Go with the flow." This has never been more true this year! We are in a time of frequent changes and it has been very important to be flexible and open to new ideas. This year will definitely be one that we will remember forever!

    Thanks for making the #VikingDiff, Ms. Vaughn!

    Kindergarten Teacher Ms. Vaughn


    Little Vikes Trek to 1 Million Steps

    Mrs. Drapeau's Gray Week


    Sharonville Celebrates Our Veterans

    Sharonville celebrated our local Veterans on Wednesday, November 11, 2020.  This year looked a little different.  Sharonville Scarlet Student Council members made goodie bags for Sharonville Veterans.  Many of the bags were devlidered directly to the Veterans, and some were sent home with students and staff to give to their beloved Veteran.  Thank you to our Sharonville PFO for providing the treats for the bags.  Thank you to all who serve!

     

    Veterans Days 2020


    Getting to Know You Series

    Our PFO thought we’d start a new “Getting to Know You” series. Our first profile is Ms. Woodhouse.

    Hello Everyone!

    My name is Hannah Woodhouse, and I am the new fourth-grade teacher at Sharonville. I have loved joining this beautiful community and am so happy to introduce myself.

    I am originally from Indianapolis, IN, and am the oldest of 3. I love to cook, run, and read. My mom is a librarian and is always throwing more books my way.

    In May, I graduated from Miami University with my Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education (K-5). In August, I earned my Masters of Education in Literacy and Language, again from Miami.

    What would the students be surprised to find out about you?

    Regardless of my new home, I am actually a Michigan fan. GO BLUE! (Shhhh, don’t tell Mrs. Benoit.)

    What accomplishment has filled you with pride so far this year?

    I am incredibly proud of how my students have formed a classroom community. Every time they listen to one another, care for each other, and advocate for a classmate, I am filled with pride.

    What‘s the best advice you’ve received from a co-worker?

    “You can only do what you can do.” I am lucky enough to work with the BEST team who always remind me what is and is not in my control (especially during the COVID-19 pandemic).

    Thanks for making the #VikingDiff, Ms. Woodhouse!

    Photo of Ms. Woodhouse


    Kinsa Thermometer Donation Partners with Sharonville

    Kinsa Thermometers


    Students and Staff set example for the School Age Children Channel

    Joining Forces for Children is a collective of educators, health care professionals, community members, and more who work to prevent and reverse the effects of child traumas such as adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Their goal is to brighten the future for children, their families, and our communities.

     

    As part of their “School Age Children Channel”, Kevin Jamison (Human Resources), Curtis Spencer (Sharonville), and Lissette Mason (Princeton Community Middle School) presented about Princeton’s summer school English Learner (EL) program of 2020. The majority of the students at Sharonville, involved with the summer school program,  lived in the same apartment complex, so they had class outside on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays throughout June and July. The Mobile Book Center would come on Mondays equipped with WiFi and would provide books for the students. Princeton’s food truck would come on Mondays and Wednesdays to pass out food and books for the families. For those not living at that apartment complex, Curtis Spencer would do house visits. At PCMS, Lissette Mason and the ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) teachers helped the ELs with technology.  They emphasized the importance of logging on to the computer and completing work while solving problems that came along. Kevin Jamison collaborated with Catholic Charities and the National Your Advocate Program (NYAP)  to provide healthcare givers to address trauma that can be experienced by students who are new to the US and other issues that might come out of the pandemic. 

     

    Through the summer school program, Princeton teachers, students, and parents, along with Catholic Charities and NYAP, were able to work together to not only provide academics but counseling also. This helped ensure trust and understanding among Princeton's students and parents.

     

    Students participating in and outdoor summer school class.

    Google Classroom and Class Dojo Parent Tutorial


    Second Quarter Attendance

    Dear Princeton Families,

     

    Welcome to the Second Quarter! The first quarter of this school year was quite unique and we thank our students, staff, and parents/guardians for your flexibility.  The second quarter may bring new challenges, but working together we can continue to live our mission of empowering each student for college, career, and life success.  

     

    We will be implementing the following attendance updates in an effort to increase student academic achievement and participation.

     

    Attendance for FULL REMOTE Students:

    • Students must participate in live sessions (synchronous learning) for English (Reading), Math, Science, Social Studies and elective classes
    • Teachers will take attendance during live sessions
    • Parents and/or students must contact teachers with a reason if they cannot attend live sessions
    • If the recording is viewed in lieu of the live session, a teacher assignment must be completed 
    • Failure to participate in live sessions will result in up to two absences for the week if the teacher receives no communication from the parent or student
    • Independent work (asynchronous learning) must also be submitted to reach full attendance for the week

     

    Attendance for Scarlet/Gray AT HOME Learning weeks:

    • Student must complete work daily as assigned by teacher
    • Teacher will grade work and provide feedback to students’ weekly
    • Secondary teachers will submit at least two assignments in the grade book weekly
    • Live learning sessions will be offered at all levels during the afternoon and students with technology are required to attend.

     

    Students who fail to meet academic expectations will be required to attend our summer school program.  Students who fail to meet attendance requirements may have truancy charges filed.  It is critical that parents communicate with their child’s teacher(s) and the school so that we can provide interventions to help with remote and at-home learning.

     

    Please contact your child’s building principal, counselor, or teacher with questions regarding student performance during the first quarter and the support that is available.

    Click here to print the letter in English/Spanish


     

    Enjoying PE

    Fourth & Fifth Grade PE


    Trunk or Treat

    Thanks to Erica and Georgianna Figgins and Amy Goohs-Hardman for helping Sharonville Elementary PFO pass out candy at the Sharonville Parks and Recreation Department’s Trunk or Treat on Tuesday, 10/20!

    And thank you to Sharonville Mayor Kevin Hardman for donating 10 bags of Mini Tootsie Roll pops!

    What a fun event!

    Trunk or treat photos


     

    Happy National Principal's Month

    On behalf of all students at Sharonville Elementary,  Student Council members, Adelynn Bailey and Marlin Hillman, presented Mrs. Jordan with a card and Skyline gift card to celebrate National Principal’s Month. We are so fortunate to have such a great leader at our school! 

     

    Mrs. Jordan


     

    Student Council Spruces Up Patriot's Point

    Student Council members teamed up with our city’s Parks and Recreation Dept. on Tuesday afternoon to spruce up Sharonville’s Patriot Pointe. Patriot Pointe honors all veterans of the United States military, as well as recognizing historic wars that have shaped our country. This is the fourth consecutive year Student Council has been able to participate in this service project, and it continues to be one of their favorites.

     

    Student Council


    Fifth Grade Works Hard

    Mrs. Benoit and Mrs. Faulkner


    Princeton Mobile Book Center & Parent Forms Paperwork Assistance

    We will have a Spanish speaking liaison to assist any parents/guardians in filling out FinalForms, the Remote School-Parent Agreement, and/or the second-semester Commitment Form (only for first- semester remote learners). These forms are also available online.  

    Tendremos una ayudante que habla espanol para asistir a los padres/guardianes en completar los formularios de FinalForms y los Remote School-Parent Agreement (cuestionarios a los padres y acuerdo)  y el formulario de compromiso para el segundo semestre Commitment Form (solo para los que tomaron el primer semestre en línea ). Estos formularios también están disponibles en línea.   

    Wednesday, October 21 

    Miércoles, Octubre 21

    3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Village Green Mobile Home Community

    7501 School Road 

    Parking by playground

     

    4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Yorktowne Mobile Home Community

    7260 Fields Ertle

    Parking near office

     

    5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Evendale Community Center

    10500 Reading Road



    Thursday, October 22 

    Jueves, Octubre 22

    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Marianna Terrace Apartments

    10121 Shivers Court 

    Parking by office

     

    5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. St. Monica’s Recreation Center

    Douglas Street Entrance

     

    6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Woodlawn Recreation Center

    10141 Woodlawn Blvd.

     

    Tuesday, October 27

    Martes, Octubre 27

    11:00 a.m. - Noon Springdale Elementary School

    Overflow parking lot, closest to the grass

     

    12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Hollydale community

    Corner of Sheffield and Toulon 

    1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. The Colony 

    1 Kenilworth Court

    Parking near office

     

    3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. The Willows

    1235 Chesterdale

    Parking by Swimming Pool



    Wednesday, October 28

    Miércoles, Octubre 28

    2:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.  Viking Village

    150 Viking Way

     

    4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. 1100 Apartments

    1100 Princeton Square Circle

    Parking near office

     

    5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Crescent Village Apartments

    5330 Crest Hill Drive

    Parking near office

     

     

    Click here to view/print the flyer


     Wall of Honor

    Students, whether in person or remote are invited to honor a special veteran in their life!  Remote students can email their completed form to llouderback@vikingmail.org or laddison@vikingmail.org.  In person families are invited to send their completed forms in with their student.  All completed forms will be displayed on our Wall of Honor, to honor all of our Veterans!

     

    Honoring Veterans


     

    Social Skills in Kindergarten

    Miss Race's Kindergartners read a book about balloons with Mrs. Friason and then released some balloons! 

     

    Miss Race's Kindergarten


    Box Tops

    If you have any Box Tops for Education that haven’t expired, please send them to school for our upcoming submission of clipped Box Tops.

    Don’t forget to download the app to scan the new version of Box Tops!

    Thank you!

    Box Tops info


     

    Learning by Teaching

    Second Grade EL


    Remote School-Parent Agreement

    Remote School-Parent Agreement
     
    Parents/Guardians of full remote students should fill out the google form at the bottom of the agreement no later than October 21st.
     
    Remote Student graphic


     Young Authors

    First Grader Zurri Clark brought in the book that her Grandmother wrote about her and her sisters!First Grade Author


    Second Grade Science

    On our first day of Science we learned about how to be a Scientist and how to make good observations through the "What's in the Bag" activity. The students used their senses to make observations about what was in the bag before they opened it. The students had great guesses but they were all surprised to see what was in the bag! 

     
     
    Second Grade Science

     

    Conference Night Dinners

    Thank you to Sharonville LaRosa’s and The Blue Goose Sports Cafe' for the fantastic customer service! Our two nights of staff conference dinners were a delicious success. A special shout out to Adelynn and Alex Bailey for donating thoughtful notes to accompany each meal! And, we appreciate all who have supported past PFO fundraising events, so that we could treat our teachers to these dinners.

     

    photos of the conference dinners sponsored by Blue Goose and LaRosa's


    Picture Day

    Picture Day


     

    Mrs. Bathe's Kindergarten

     

    Kindergarten has been working on counting and one-one correspondence and comparing numbers. It’s even more fun with Halloween counters! 

     
    Mrs. Bathe's Kindergarten


    Reading is fun with Mrs. Faulkner

    Distanced Reading


    Happy National Custodian's Day!

    National Custodian's Day


     

    Crafty Kindergarten

    Indoor Recess


    Second Grade Recess

    Second Grade Recess

    Sharonville 2nd grade is so happy to have playground equipment once again!  It gets sanitized after each grade level uses it!


    Student Council Representatives 2020-2021

    Student Council

    Congratulations to all of those hard working role models!


    Time Capsule Cornerstone

    One element to last year’s Hall of Fame application related to history. Inside the cornerstone of the original Sharonville Elementary building was a time capsule from 1926, and inside of that was another time capsule from the 1890’s. On May 30, 2008, a time capsule was placed behind bricks in the new building’s front lobby. Thanks to Mr. Patt’s initiative, our PFO purchased a plaque to recognize this history.

    The plaque reads: “Behind this spot a time capsule was placed on May 30, 2008. To be opened by the Sharonville Elementary community on May 30, 2058.”

    Thank you to Mr. Greg Hickey and Showcase Trophies and Awards for this plaque! We can personally attest to the wonderful quality of products Mr. Hickey provides!

    Photos of the Time Capsule Cornerstone


    Kroger Community Rewards

    Kroger Community Rewards Graphic Logo

    We have 77 households signed up for Kroger Community Rewards, and Kroger recently donated $396.18 to Sharonville Elementary (for the May 1-July 31 quarter)! We are grateful that Kroger recognizes that we have unique causes that need support, like our hospitality, celebration, and rewards efforts!

    Please sign up for Kroger Community Rewards and choose Sharonville Elementary PFO as your designated recipient. 

    https://www.kroger.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow/

    Our code is: GS868

    The more you shop at Kroger, the more money our PFO will earn! Thank you for your support!


    Girls in STEM with GE logo

    !Niñas en STEM(ciencias, tecnología,ingeniería y matematicas)
    con GE! Unete a GE y Girl Scouts para participar de este divertido programa virtual. ¿Alguna vez has sentido curiosidad por la ciencia o ¿tecnología? ¿Hubo un momento en que quisiste aprender más sobre ingeniería o matemática? Aquí está ¡tu oportunidad!  Girl Scouts y GE se están asociando para darte una experiencia práctica sobre las cosas increíbles que las chicas pueden hacer en S.T.E.M. Estan invitadas las niñas de la escuela elemental de Sharonville en grados 3, 4, y 5 Accede al programa en linea semanal dirigida por voluntarios de la compañia GE.
    Los martes octubre 13, 20, 27 y noviembre 3, 10, y 17, 2020 Empieza a las 4:30-5:15 p.m. !El espacio es limitado, llene la forma de registro adjunta HOY!
    ¿Preguntas? contacte a Miranda Almy al 513.619.1370 o a mirandaalmy@gswo.org El distrito escolar de la ciudad de Princeton ha aprovado la distribucion de este volante como servicio comunitario. Sinembargo no constituye un endoso del mismo.


    Have you ever been curious about science or technology?

    Was there a time where you wanted to learn more about engineering or math?
    Here is your chance! Girl Scouts and GE are partnering together to give you a hands-on experience at all the
    awesome things girls can do in S.T.E.M.

    Open to girls at Sharonville Elementary in grades 3-5
    Join us online with GE volunteers for our virtual weekly meetings:
    Tuesdays, October 13, 20, 27, and November 3, 10, y 17, 2020. 4:30-5:15 p.m.
    Space is LIMITED- complete the registration form today!


    Questions? Contact Miranda Almy at 513.619.1370 or mirandaalmy@gswo.org.
    The Princeton City School District has approved the distribution of this flyer as a community service. No endorsement of the products or services, however, is stated or implied.

     

    Click here to view/print the flyer

    "Word Power"

    Mrs. Woodard's Fourth grade EL students practice their "Word Power" vocabulary words by playing memory!

    Student working on the floor working with vocabulary words


    Remote 1st Graders

    Mrs. Addison's remote First graders always working hard, even from home!

    Students on a Zoom with teacher


     

    Mrs. Boerger's Reading Class

    Enjoying a beautiful day reading outside!

    students reading outside on beachtowels      Mrs. Boergers Class reading outside


    Be Kind!

    Be the " I " in Kind!

    Student posing as the "I" in KIND


    Second Grade Gets Some Fresh Air

    Mrs. Turner's 2nd grade

    Mrs. Turner's Gray week students read The Crayon Box That Talked and discussed how each of us is unique, but together we all make "a beautiful picure".  Everyone got to share something new about themselves.


     

    Place Value Practice

    Miss Chastain's Third Grade has been taking mask breaks outside after math and practicing place value math skills with chalk. 

     

    Third Grade


    Kindergarten Recess

    Kindergarten is safe while having a blast at recess.

     

    Kindergarteners at Recess              Kindergarten Recess


    chromebook Zooms/Google Meets in Google Classroom, parents and their participation

    Dear Parent/Guardian,

    Each year pictures and videos of students are often taken for use in district publications, press releases, school/district websites and/or as an instructional resource during remote learning activities (i.e. zoom or google meets live sessions).  If a parent, guardian, or student does not want to be photographed or videotaped for these purposes, please contact the building or grade level principals.  We will be happy to clarify any questions you may have and/or accommodate your request to not have your child photographed or videotaped.

    Also, we encourage parents to be actively involved in their child’s remote learning experience and hope that you regularly connect with teachers so that your child has a well-rounded education.  We do ask that parents refrain from participating in live sessions.  The sessions are meant for the students and parent/teacher contact should occur outside of live instructional time.  We thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding of this request.

    Lastly, taking attendance for remote learning is new for us this year.  There are expectations set by the state that require schools to take attendance even for those students learning at home.  Students who fail to engage in learning at home will be referred to the administration for chronic absenteeism which we would like to prevent if at all possible.  We ask that if your child is not able to participate in remote learning that you notify the school so that we can mark attendance accordingly.  We will be using the same procedure that is utilized in our traditional setting.  Please contact the school if you have questions regarding attendance.  

    Sincerely,

    Tonya West Wright

    Executive Director of Teaching and Learning, Prek-12

    Princeton City Schools

    3900 Cottingham Drive

    Cincinnati, OH 45241

    (513) 864-1060

    www.princetonschools.net

    Click here to view/print this letter


     

    Meal Distribution Information for Remote Weeks

    The USDA has extended the SSO (Seamless Summer Option) Program.

    Meal distribution will be at dismissal on Friday with your student. 

    Five breakfasts and five lunches (pre-packaged shelf-stable items) will be available for students to take home each Friday.  Due to COVID Pandemic, this year only, we are offering breakfast and lunch to all students at no charge. 

    Currently, milk must be refrigerated ASAP.  Refrigerated milk will be substituted for dry milk pouches/shelf-stable milk as soon as available.

    If you have any questions, please contact the Food Service Office at (513) 864-1023.

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

    Free Meals for all students


    6 Princeton Elementary Schools selected to participate in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program!

    Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Logo

    The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) provides all children in participating schools with a variety of free fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the school day.  It is an effective and creative way of introducing fresh fruits and vegetables as healthy snack options.

    Congratulations to: 

    Glendale, Heritage Hill, Lincoln Heights, Sharonville, Stewart, and Woodlawn for being selected for this amazing program.

     


    Wifi Devices for Students

    Thank you, everyone, for your hard work and patience as we work our way through the first days of school.  We have received additional Mobile Wifi devices for student use.  These are intended to help narrow the digital divide and make sure that each student has access to the internet.  

    To provide this service, we are asking the family to fill out an application for the device.  It is a Google form that they will fill out.  It will better help us understand the need and prioritize the distribution.  We will limit the devices to one per household.  Multiple students can share the device and access the internet at the same time.


    https://forms.gle/58yCxuTp3N9sKkyu9

    Wifi Devices for Students graphic


    Welcome to Remote Learning

    Princeton Elementary Guide to Remote Learning

    2020-2021

    Grade Level

    Teacher Names and Buildings Served

    Kindergarten

    Meredith Smith-Camp (HH, LH, WO), Alicia Slagel (ST, GL), Jordan Vaughn (SH, EV), Rachel Strome (SP)

    First

    Alice Fitzgerald (EV,WO), Dakota Bittinger (GL, HH), Tonia Tucker (LH), Lindsey Addison (SH, ST), Molly Davis (SP)

    Second

    Rachel Merritt (LH), Shanda Smith(SH), Jill Clements (SP), Emily Cole (ST, HH), Kristin Carlton (WO, GL, EV) 

    Third

    Rachel Schadel (EV, SH), Elissa Foertsch (GL, HH), Angie Poe(LH, WO), Kelly Quick (SP), Nicole Chenault (ST)

    Fourth

    Vince Collopy (EV,ST), Melanie Hogue(LH),  Lauren Schensker (SP), Karl Kennell (WO, SH), Donna Ruttshaw (GL, HH) 

    Fifth

    Lauren Wilson (GL), Bonita Layson (LH), Bhavin Shah (SP, HH), Erin Frankovich (WO, ST), Glenn Patt (SH, EV)

    Specials

    Theresa Shephard (PE), Jenifier Kuhn (Music), Nicole Dye (Art)

    Remote Specials will start August 31

    Instructional Coach

    Steph Baber

    Administrator

    Contact building principal or district contact, Libby Styles (curriculum coordinator)

     

    Attendance

    • Students are expected to log into lessons daily.
    • Per the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) attendance in a remote learning model will consist of:
      • Completion of assignments by due date
      • Daily logins/posts to Google Classroom
      • Communication with teacher(s) outside of the live learning sessions (synchronous) such as messages through Google Classroom, emails, telephone calls, video chats or other formats that enable teachers to engage with students outside of the live learning session.
      • Engagement time in digital learning resources (e.g. I-Ready, programs access through the Clever portal)
      • Teacher-led remote learning live learning sessions (synchronous) 
      • Self-directed remote learning activities (asynchronous) with evidence of participation through a combination of: 
    • Attendance will be taken by the teacher during the live lesson.  If your child cannot attend the live virtual lesson they must watch the recorded live session and provide evidence to the teacher that the video was reviewed.  The teacher will determine what that evidence looks like.
    • Parents must email the teacher if their student is unable to attend the live sessions.
    • Daily attendance is expected and will be reported by teachers weekly to allow for assignment completion and viewing of recorded sessions.
    • Excessive Absenteeism: according to district policy, a student who “is absent from school with combined nonmedical excused absences and unexcused absences in excess of thirty-eight (38) or more hours in one (1) school month, or sixty-five (65) or more hours in a school year, that student is considered ‘excessively absent’ from school.”  The district will notify the parent/guardian, in writing, when a student has reached the level of excessive absenteeism as defined above.
    • Habitually Truant: according to district policy, “ a student will be considered habitually truant if the student is of compulsory school age and absent without a legitimate excuse for thirty (30) or more consecutive hour, for forty-two (42) or more hours in one(1) school month, or for seventy-two (72) or more hours in one (1) school year.”  The principal shall assign the student to an absence intervention team within ten (10) days of a student becoming habitually truant.

     

    Engagement

    • Students are expected to attend and participate in live sessions by either asking or answering questions.
      • This can also be done using the chat feature if students are not comfortable speaking up during a live session.
      • Interactions between the student and teacher as well as between students should always remain positive as we are all navigating through remote learning together.
    • Students should notify their teacher when they cannot attend the live session and follow up with the teacher after they watch the recording to provide evidence that the recording was viewed and work was completed.
    • When viewing live sessions students should keep their audio on mute unless asking or answering a question.
    • Our preference is for students to keep their video on when possible so teachers can monitor engagement.  Students who have their video turned off should demonstrate participation by either using audio, the chat feature and/or completing the live session activity.  Students and parents with concerns about using video for the live lesson should contact the teacher.
    • Students should find a quiet place to view live sessions and complete independent work so they can focus on their education.
    • Students should refrain from moving around the room if possible when attending live sessions so that other students are not distracted.
    • We encourage students to reach out to their teachers via email to set up individual sessions if they need additional support.  Teachers/Counselors will also be working to set up small group and individual sessions when appropriate to make sure our student’s needs are being met both academically as well as socially and emotionally.



    Learning Management System

    • All teachers will use Google Classroom to:
      • Post weekly agenda that will include assignments, due dates and assessment dates.
      • Attach links to live zoom/google meets lessons
      • Attach recordings of live sessions or other instructional videos or resources.
    • Some teachers may also use Class Dojo as a communication tool that can be accessed from parent cell phones.  

     

    Parent Support

    • Weekly assignments will be provided at the start of each week and due dates will also be included
    • Teachers will provide virtual orientation opportunity for parents
    • Teachers will have daily office hours to respond to student and parent questions
    • Teachers will coordinate material pick-up at the start of September to provide learning materials to support learning at home
    • District will provide videos to help students learn to use Google Classroom.  Videos are available online and new videos will be released on Friday, August 21
    • Parent/Teacher conferences will be held September 24 and October 1

     

    Technology Support

    • If the assigned teacher is not able to answer your technology questions, please contact the district technology hotline at 864-1162.
    • Elementary remote students who need access to a Chromebook and or wifi, should also contact the district technology helpline at 864-1162.

    • School Supply List for 2020

      School Supply List for 2020

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      Cincinnati Public Library logo
      Supporting Young Minds of All Kinds.
      We all know that this upcoming school year is going to be different than any other, and that families have to adjust to big changes, such as how best to support learning from home. One of the Library’s areas of focus in our Strategic Plan is student success. We’re committed to helping young people have the resources and supports they need to succeed in school and prepare for post-secondary education, training, careers, and life. Besides library cards and access to our eResources 24/7, we can also support students with their remote learning by providing WiFi access, computers/laptops, and access to library staff to provide assistance. Here’s some important information:
       
      In-person
      Kids learning remotely, and their families, are welcome to visit any of our 41 locations during all open hours, Mon. – Sat., 10am to 6pm. 
      • At the downtown Main Library we have designated a space on the second floor for homework help for middle and high schoolers, which will be available beginning Aug. 24. We can accommodate up to 24 students at a time. 
        • To reserve a space students should call 513.369.6900. 
        • Sessions are 2 hours in length and are limited to 1 session per student per day.
        • There will be 3 sessions each weekday: Monday – Friday
          • 10AM – 12PM
          • 1PM – 3PM
          • 4PM – 6PM.
      • We do still have safety protocols in place, including requiring face coverings, reduced occupancy levels, and limits on the length a customer can stay. 
      • Right now, we are working to improve our outdoor spaces and meeting rooms at many of our locations so we can support students who need homework help, access to WiFi or devices, or assistance with their own device. 
      • We intend to use the first few weeks of school to learn what the demand is for student use of our facilities and as capacity allows, and we may try additional strategies like adding student-only hours in the evenings, and adjusting occupancy levels, if the spread of COVID-19 continues to improve in our county. 
       
      Online
      Homework HelpNow
      • Anyone with a library card can use our Homework HelpNow resource, which provides a variety of supports to students, including live homework assistance, study tools, virtual study rooms and even free assistance with filling out the financial aid form for college (FAFSA). 
      • Check out this brief video to learn more about this great resource.
       
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    District News

    Kinder Enrollment still open


    Scarlet & Gray Calendar for First Quarter

    The first day of school for students will be August 20th, which is a departure from the original first day of school that had been scheduled for August 13th. 

    The first day of school for Preschool and Kindergarten students will be August 24th.

    Scarlet Schedule / Gray Schedule 

    At this time, the learning models consist of: (1)  Alternate schedule (Scarlet / Gray - 50% Capacity) with health and social distancing, and (2) Full-time remote learning by parent request. 

    August 20 - Scarlet Schedule: students whose last names begin with A-L and siblings in the same household will attend in-person. Students whose last names begin M-Z and siblings will learn remotely.

    August 21 - Gray Schedule: students whose last names begin with M-Z will attend in-person. Students whose last names begin A-L and siblings will learn remotely.

    Scarlet Schedule / Gray Schedule: Students will rotate each week from in-person to remote learning. 

    Scarlet / Gray Schedule for first quarter  

    School Hours / Time Changes

    Weeks that the students follow the in-person schedule, modifications of the school times/hours have been made. 

    These School Hours and Time Changes are for the FIRST 9 Weeks ONLY (first quarter, ends October 21, 2020).

     

    Princeton High School hours will be 7:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

    Students may choose to get a “Grab & Go” lunch to take home with them. 

    Athletics will continue to operate as scheduled.

     

    Princeton Community Middle School students will attend school 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  

    PCMS students will have lunch in the cafeteria spread across the middle school and high school cafeterias. 

    There will be Zero Bell, which will start at 7:00 a.m.

     

    Princeton elementary school students will attend school 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

    Meals will be delivered to the classroom or spread out in the cafeteria, determined by class-size per building.

    The first day of school for Preschool and Kindergarten students is August 24th.  

    For the first two weeks of the school year, AM sessions will be 9:00-11:30, and PM sessions will be 12:50-3:00.

     


    Free COVID-19 Testing

    The Health Care Connection has partnered with TriHealth to offer FREE Covid-19 Testing at our Lincoln Heights and Mt. Healthy Centers. 

    We have 3 more days of Sunday testing.  We have appointments and walk-in time slots.  

     

     Click here to view/print flyer

    PRUEBA PARA EL VIRUS CORONA DISPONIBLE VERANO 2020

    Susanne A. Tulloss, MPA

    Director of Development

    The HealthCare Connection

    1401 Steffen Ave. Cincinnati, OH  45215

    513.483.3072 / SusanneT@healthcare-connection.org

    www.healthcare-connection.org

    COVID -19 testing flyer

     


     

    School Supply List for 2020

    2020 Pat Bowes Memorial Scholarships

    The Bowes family would like to announce the following four scholarship awards.  Congratulations to these each of these four outstanding PHS graduates for being selected as winners of a $1,000 Pat Bowes Memorial Scholarship:

     
    Leidy Cux - UC-Blue Ash
    Caroline McKenzie Burns - Bowling Green State University
    Taylor Hoog - University of Louisville
    Sevara Djurakulova - UC Blue Ash
     
    Thank you to the Bowes family for their work in selecting each of these fantastic Princeton graduates as recipients of this Memorial Scholarship. Their goal is to keep their beautiful brother's name alive in the field of Education, where he had such a tremendous impact on so many students and staff during his time as a teacher at Sharonville Elementary.
     
     #VikingDiff!

    Reopening of Schools: Learning Options

     

    The survey will be open from July 1 - July 14.  

     

    Here are links: 

    Survey in English: https://forms.gle/QCxuDnDWWxfjrgiZ9

    Enlace en Español: https://forms.gle/5ezxuS7MiVsKtFp3A




    Princeton City Schools: Learning Options

     

    Dear Princeton Parents and Guardians,

     

    The goal of Princeton City School District is to return to a traditional, in-person school setting, when it is safe to do so, while reasonably protecting the health and safety of our students and staff.  If guidelines and health factors indicate that we are unable to bring everyone back at the same time, we will offer an alternating/flex schedule, to bring students back to campus for half of the time and offer remote learning the other half.   

     

    However, we recognize that in this scenario, some families would not be comfortable with a return to the classroom. As a result, Princeton will offer a virtual option for those students.

     

    Based on the three options presented at the FaceBook Live June 22 Board of Education meeting, please provide us feedback to assist with the final planning for the reopening of schools in August. A detailed description of the various learning options is available on our website at www.princetonschools.net or you can click here to view the presentation

     

    A Reopening Task Force Committee, consisting of district and building administrators, consultants, teachers, parents, and community members, determined the learning options based on survey data, an extensive research review, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance documents. 

     

    Learning Option Descriptions:

     

     Remote Learning Options

    Traditional School Day

    If the Governor allows all students to return to school Monday - Friday with safety guidelines in place. A Traditional School Day (Full Time at School) will be provided. All students would return to a Normal School Day when the state of Ohio determines it is safe.  Health and safety procedures will be in place at every school. 

     

    Alternating / Flex Schedule (Buildings will operate at 50% capacity)

    If the Governor does not allow all students to return to school as described above, an Alternating Schedule (Half-Time at School/Half-Time at Home) will be provided:  This option provides a traditional face to face instructional method AND remote learning.  Students will be able to receive direct instruction and practice in our buildings AND will receive remote learning from home. Buildings will operate at 50% capacity to provide the required social distancing for students and staff. Students will be able to transition to full-time remote learning easily if required by the state of Ohio. Students in this model will follow a Week A/Week B alternating schedule as assigned by the beginning letter of the last name (e.g. A-L, M-Z). This will be determined once all students make their learning model commitment for the upcoming school year.

     Traditional School Day
       

    Survey in English: https://forms.gle/QCxuDnDWWxfjrgiZ9

    Enlace en Español: https://forms.gle/5ezxuS7MiVsKtFp3A

     

    Remote Learning

    Parents/Guardians can select Remote Learning (Full-Time at Home).  Parents of students in Pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade can opt-in for their student to learn from home with a structured schedule and support from Princeton educators.  With full-time remote learning, students will receive a grade-level curriculum aligned to content standards in an online environment. Parents must make a one-semester commitment to this option. This leaves open the intent to return to a traditional learning environment in January 2021. Parents also have the option to choose a year long commitment to remote learning.  

     

    If you need additional information before making a decision, we will have a modified town hall remote learning series.  Two FACEBOOK LIVE EVENTS  will be held on Thursday, July 9 to go over additional information and to address questions about our learning options. The times of the events are scheduled for 12:00 noon and 6:30 p.m. You can rewatch these broadcasts at your convenience on our social media platforms. The next Board of Education meeting will also be on FACEBOOK LIVE on Monday, July 13, at 6:30 p.m.

     One Semester Commitment

    One Year Remote Learning

     

    Survey in English: https://forms.gle/QCxuDnDWWxfjrgiZ9

    Enlace en Español: https://forms.gle/5ezxuS7MiVsKtFp3A

     

    Please complete the following survey by Tuesday, July 14. If you have multiple students, submit the information for each student in the survey.

     

    We will also have staff and volunteer support to fill out surveys in the community:

     

    Monday, July 6

    10:00 AM -11:00 AM

    Willows Apartments

    1235 Chesterdale 45246 (near Swimming pool)

     

    11:30 AM -12:30 PM

    1100 Apartments 

    1100 Princeton Square Circle (near office)

     

    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Centennial Apartments 

    9801 Mangham (near office)

     

    Tuesday, July 7

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Colony Apartments

    1 Kenilworth Court (near office)

     

    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Woodlawn Elementary

    31 Riddle Rd (playground) 

     

    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    St. Monica’s Recreation Center

    10022 Chester Rd 45215

    Douglas Street Entrance 

     

    Wednesday, July 8

    10:00 AM -11:00 AM

    Heritage Hill Elementary School 

    11961 Chesterdale Rd

     

    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Crescent Village Apartments

    5330 Crest Hill Drive (near office)

     

    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM 

    Sharonville Elementary School

    11150 Maple Street (front of the building)

     

    Thursday, July 9

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Marianna Terrace Apartment

    10121 Shivers Court LH (near office)

     

    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Village Green Mobile Home Community

    7501 School Road (playground)

     

    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM 

    Yorktowne Mobile Home Community 

    7260 Fields Ertel Rd

     

    Friday, July 10

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Evendale Elementary School 

    3940 Glendale Milford Road (playground area) 

     

    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Glendale Elementary School

    930 Congress Ave (front of school)

     

    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Viking Village 

    150 Viking Way 

     

    The survey will be open from July 1 - July 14.  

     

    Thank you.

     

     

     

     

    Survey in English: https://forms.gle/QCxuDnDWWxfjrgiZ9

    Enlace en Español: https://forms.gle/5ezxuS7MiVsKtFp3A

    La encuesta estará abierta del 1 al 14 de julio.

     

    Aquí están los enlaces:

     

    Encuesta en inglés: https://forms.gle/QCxuDnDWWxfjrgiZ9

    Enlace en español: https://forms.gle/5ezxuS7MiVsKtFp3A

     

     

    Opciones de aprendizaje de la Escuela Princeton City

     

    Estimados padres y tutores de Princeton:

     

    El objetivo del Distrito Escolar de la Ciudad de Princeton es regresar a un entorno escolar tradicional en persona, cuando sea seguro hacerlo, mientras se protege razonablemente la salud y la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes y personal. Si las pautas y los factores de salud indican que no podemos traer a todos de vuelta al mismo tiempo, ofreceremos un horario alternativo / flexible, para que los estudiantes regresen al edificio de la escuela la mitad del tiempo y ofrezcamos aprendizaje remoto la otra mitad.

     

    Sin embargo, reconocemos que en este escenario, algunas familias no se sentirían cómodas con un regreso al aula. Como resultado, Princeton ofrecerá una opción virtual para esos estudiantes.

     

    Según las tres opciones presentadas en la reunión de la Junta de Educación de FaceBook Live del 22 de junio, envíenos sus comentarios para ayudar con la planificación final para la reapertura de las escuelas en agosto. Haga clic en el enlace para ver la presentación de PowerPoint. PowerPoint le proporciona una descripción detallada de las diversas opciones de aprendizaje.

     

    Un comité de reapertura del grupo de trabajo compuesto por el distrito y los administradores del edificio, consultores, maestros, padres y miembros de la comunidad determinó las opciones de aprendizaje basadas en datos de encuestas, una extensa revisión de investigación y los documentos de orientación de los Centros para el Control de Enfermedades (CDC).

     

    Descripciones de opciones de aprendizaje:

     

    Jornada Escolar Tradicional

    Si el Gobernador permite que todos los estudiantes regresen a la escuela de lunes a viernes con pautas de seguridad establecidas, se proporcionará el día escolar tradicional (tiempo completo en la escuela). Todos los estudiantes regresarán a un día escolar normal cuando el estado de Ohio determine que es seguro. Se implementarán procedimientos de salud y seguridad en cada escuela.

     

    Horario alterno / flexible (los edificios operarán al 50% de su capacidad)

    Si el gobernador no permite que todos los estudiantes regresen a la escuela como se describe anteriormente, se proporcionará un horario alterno (medio tiempo en la escuela / medio tiempo en el hogar): esta opción proporciona un método de instrucción tradicional cara a cara y aprendizaje remoto. Los estudiantes podrán recibir instrucción y práctica directa en nuestros edificios, y recibirán aprendizaje remoto desde casa. Los edificios operarán al 50% de su capacidad para proporcionar el distanciamiento social requerido para los estudiantes y el personal. Los estudiantes podrán realizar la transición al aprendizaje remoto a tiempo completo fácilmente si así lo requiere el estado de Ohio. Los estudiantes en este modelo seguirán un horario alternativo de Semana A / Semana B según lo asignado por la letra inicial del apellido (por ejemplo, A-L, M-Z) que se determinará una vez que todos los estudiantes hagan su compromiso de modelo de aprendizaje para el próximo año escolar.

     

    Aprendizaje remoto

    Los padres / tutores pueden seleccionar el aprendizaje remoto (tiempo completo en el hogar). Los padres de estudiantes de Pre-Kindergarten hasta el duodécimo grado pueden optar por que sus estudiantes aprendan desde casa con un horario estructurado y el apoyo de los educadores de Princeton. Con el aprendizaje remoto a tiempo completo, los estudiantes recibirán un plan de estudios de nivel de grado alineado con los estándares de contenido en un entorno en línea. Los padres deben comprometerse durante un semestre con esta opción. Esto deja abierta la intención de regresar a un entorno de aprendizaje tradicional en enero de 2021. Los padres también tienen la opción de elegir un compromiso de un año para el aprendizaje remoto.

    Si necesita información adicional antes de tomar una decisión, tendremos una serie modificada de aprendizaje remoto del ayuntamiento. El jueves 9 de julio se llevarán a cabo dos EVENTOS EN VIVO DE FACEBOOK para repasar información adicional y responder preguntas sobre nuestras opciones de aprendizaje. Los horarios de los eventos están programados para las 12:00 del mediodía y las 6:30 p.m. Puede ver estas transmisiones a su conveniencia en nuestras plataformas de redes sociales. La próxima reunión de la Junta de Educación también será en FACEBOOK LIVE el lunes 13 de julio a las 6:30 p.m.

    Complete la siguiente encuesta antes del martes 14 de julio. Si tiene varios estudiantes, envíe la información de cada estudiante en la encuesta.

    También tendremos personal y apoyo voluntario para completar encuestas en la comunidad:

     

     

    Lunes 6 de julio

    10:00 AM -11: 00 AM

    Willows Apartments

    1235 Chesterdale 45246 (cerca de la piscina)

     

    11:30 AM -12: 30 PM

    1100 apartamentos

    1100 Princeton Square Circle (cerca de la oficina)

     

    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Apartamentos centenarios

    9801 Mangham (cerca de la oficina)

     

    Martes 7 de julio

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Colony Apartments

    1 Kenilworth Court (cerca de la oficina)

     

    11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    Woodlawn Elementary

    31 Riddle Rd (área de juegos)

     

    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Centro de recreación de Santa Mónica

    10022 Chester Rd 45215

    Entrada de la calle Douglas

     

    Miércoles 8 de julio

    10:00 AM -11: 00 AM

    Escuela primaria de la colina del patrimonio

    11961 Chesterdale Rd

     

    11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    Crescent Village Apartments

    5330 Crest Hill Drive 

     

    Jueves 9 de julio

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Marianna Terrace Apartment

    10121 Shivers Court LH (cerca de la oficina)

     

    11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    Comunidad de casas móviles Village Green

    7501 School Road (área de juegos)

     

    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Comunidad de casas móviles de Yorktowne

    7260 Fields Ertel Rd

     

    Viernes 10 de julio

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Escuela Primaria Evendale

    3940 Glendale Milford Road (área de juegos)

     

    11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    Escuela primaria de Glendale

    930 Congress Ave (frente de la escuela)

     

    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Pueblo Vikingo / Viking Village

    150 Viking Way

     

    La encuesta estará abierta del 1 al 14 de julio.

     

    Gracias.

     Remote Learning Options

     

     

     

     

     

    Traditional School Day

     

     

     

     

    One Semester Commitment

     

     

     

    One Year Remote Learning


    Survey in English: https://forms.gle/QCxuDnDWWxfjrgiZ9

    Enlace en Español: https://forms.gle/5ezxuS7MiVsKtFp3A


    Summer Choice Boards

    Here are a few activities you can do over the summer to help your student stay on track and make sure they are ready for the new school year!

    Please click the links below to view/print the activity sheets and choice boards.

     

    Preschool

    Kindergarten

    Primary/Intermediate

    Singo Activity Boards

     

    Activities for all ages!


     

    5th Grade Introduction to the Middle School

    Virtual meeting to talk about the transition to the middle school.Learn More

    A Message from the Princeton City Schools Board of Education

    Princeton City Schools stands against systemic racism in any form.  We recognize that Princeton’s greatest advantage is diversity - whether the diversity is racial, ethnic, economic, or academic.   We see differences as a strength, whereby the individual talents of the many form a strong force of the whole.  Recent events across the country give us pause to reflect on what we can do to help our students, staff, citizens, and supporters to heal from the anger and frustration that has beset us all.  We support peaceful protests across the country and here in Cincinnati.  It is encouraging to see calls for reform from our young people.  We remain committed to being proactive in addressing the inequities, disparities, and injustice that persist.  Staff and administration are working collaboratively to eliminate racism, as we value each student and work to “Empower each student for college, career, and life success.”  Black lives matter. We are committed to providing a safe space for dialogue and to explore and insist upon equity and equality, for each and every student as we prepare them to be agents of positive social change.

     

    Dr. Lillian Hawkins– President

    Mrs. Susan Wyder – Vice President 

    Mrs. Mary Cleveland – Member

    Mrs. Gina Moore – Member

    Mr. Jon Simons - Member

    Mrs. Christine Poetter – Treasurer

    Mr. Tom Burton – Superintendent


    5th Grade Introduction to the Middle School

    Virtual meeting to talk about the transition to the middle school.Learn More


    Summer Opportunitites Information

     Remote Learning Plan

    Remote Learning Plan







    Mission:

    Empowering each student for college, career, and life success

    Superintendent 

    Tom Burton

     

    Associate Superintendent

    Mari Phillips

     

    Technology Director

    Chris Lockhart

     

    Teaching & Learning Directors

    Tonya West Wright - Elementary

    Valerie Hawkins - Secondary

     

    Special Education Director

    Theresa Warren

     

        Student Services Director

        Kevin Jamison

    The Remote Learning Plan

    For Emergency School Closure of the Princeton City Schools

     

    Overview of Remote Learning Plan

    We are committed to making sure that students continue to experience the care and commitment of our staff and the routine of daily learning, while we are experiencing school closure. We must acknowledge that our approach to remote learning cannot replicate the magic that happens when school is in regular session (the invaluable social interactions, in-person feedback, camaraderie with teachers and peers, community and extracurricular events, and so on). However, we do contend that quality learning can occur from a distance.

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic,  Princeton City School District has developed a remote learning plan to enable students to continue to learn each and every day while schools are closed.  This plan supports the Ohio Department of Education’s Remote Learning Resource Guide.   The plan is founded on the four core principles for remote learning.:  (1) High-Quality Remote Learning; (2) Responding to Equity; (3) Leveraging Partnerships; (4) Maintaining Quality Schools

     

    The District continues to support instruction by engaging students in remote learning.  Our goal is to support our students by providing meaningful academic opportunities while protecting the health and safety of students and their families.  This remote learning plan will help us deploy remote learning so that all students will benefit from the instruction that is taught by our teachers.  Princeton City Schools will support the whole child by providing flexible learning options and making adjustments based on student needs.  A continuum of learning opportunities for students to access remote learning is demonstrated by providing online platforms for teacher-student interaction, digital lessons for students to work at home; non-digital lessons, instructional learning packets, and consistent communication with students in innovative ways. 

    Our board of education, superintendent, district and building administrators, and community partners are committed to providing the necessary resources to support our staff and students through this pandemic.  



    Remote Learning Plan

    • High-Quality Remote Learning in the Princeton City School District.  

    The district continues to support instruction through a variety of digital and non-digital materials, resources, and instructional activities to maintain academic growth while schools are closed due to emergency.

      • The district has developed three options to support student learning:

     

    • Option 1 - District Digital Instructional Materials with Teacher Support

     

          • Digital instructional materials are provided by the district for students to access independently.
            • Students access the instruction directly from district purchased materials, e.g., I-Ready Math; I-Ready Reading; Edgenuity; EduPath
            • Teachers provide online office hours and conduct teleconferencing to support students with lessons.  

     

    • Option 2 - Teacher-Led Digital & Nondigital Instruction

     

          • Teacher-led digital and nondigital instruction is provided to students to allow for flexibility and variance in the delivery of instruction.
            • Students can access the instruction at any time - students self-pace their learning once teachers assign it to them.
            • Teachers provide materials digitally using videos, assignments from district materials or supplemental materials which students work independently on and submit.
            • Students and teachers communicate through Google Classroom, Zoom, other digital platforms, and/or by telephone.

     

    • Option 3 - Offline Instructional Learning Packets

     

     

      • Students access instruction directly from district provided materials, lessons, create videos or hold virtual classes to enable teachers to upload or select
        • Zoom
        • Google Hangouts
        • Google Classroom
        • Class DoJo
        • Class Tag
        • iReady
        • Video Teleconferences
        • Edgenuity
        • Exact Path
        • Study Island

     

      • Teachers offer online office hours and/or teleconferences and telephone feedback as a way to communicate to students throughout the day.
        • Office hours for staff are displayed on the District website and on each school’s website: 
        • Virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences are held to communicate with families about student progress.
        • Teachers hold ZOOM teleconferences with whole classes, small groups, or with individual students

     

    Professional development for staff on Digital Platforms is provided by Princeton City School Technology Director.

     

    Responding to Equity

    Due to the district’s student demographics, it is important that we ensure that opportunities for learning exist for all students.  We strive to ensure that there is equity of access to learning opportunities so that the opportunity and achievement gaps continue to close. We are committed to ensuring that our students K-12 have access to technology devices and internet access.  Therefore, we have been responsive to known equity issues as we developed this remote learning plan.  We have also focused on equity of access to learning for our students with disabilities and second language learners. 

     

    • Mobile Student-Centered Computing - Providing Access for All Students

     

      • All learners will have access to technology in a one-to-one computing environment.  Our goal is to distribute as many devices as possible to support our students. 
        • For students who needed technology devices, they were loaned a Chromebook to use while at home.
        • A District-wide distribution of devices occurred for K-12 students beginning the week of March 23 through April 3.  Individual distribution of devices occurs thereafter based on need.  Parents and students are told to contact the 513-864-1162 to request a Chromebook. 
        • 1:1 devices are assigned on loan to each student to take home 
        • Communication to parents about technology access, and pick up times are provided in many forms, i.e., districtwide All Call messages made by the superintendent and building principals, messages posted on social media (Facebook; Instagram; Tweeter).
        • Distribution of devices 
        • Instruction to parents about how to sign up is provided 
        • Kajeets devices/hot spots for students that do not have the internet at home

     

        • Students are able to access instructional materials from their device by using the district’s Learning Management System (Clever)
        • Two options to access WiFi: (1) District School Campuses and (2) Parking lots of apartment complexes within the community.
          • Princeton Mobile Book Center Bus Hotspot - the mobile book center bus will park in the lot of the schools. Students will not board the bus but will be able to access the WiFi bandwidth from the parking lot.
          • Partner with the local apartment and mobile home communities to offer the option to checkout WiFi devices from management offices. 
          • WiFi schedule and Technology
        • Connect with internet providers to see which are available in the areas: 
          • AT&T; Cinti Bell; Sprint; Spectrum; Comcast, etc. 

     

     

    • Consider the Needs of Students and Families 
    • Princeton & Community Food Distribution

     

          • Food Distribution
            • Morning Bus Stop Breakfast drop-offs were provided to families of all K-12 students beginning the second week of the school closure.  Changes were made to the schedule subsequently to provide morning bus stop breakfasts routes to elementary and middle school students.
            • We provide food distributions to families at six elementary schools since March 23. On March 30, Governor DeWine announced that all Ohio K-12 school buildings will continue to be closed through at least May 1; therefore, we have continued to distribute food to our families. 
            • In response to the needs and best practices, we continue to provide Grab & Go meals at six elementary buildings to anyone 18 and younger for a meal package each week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Friday.  The six elementary schools are:  Heritage Hill, Lincoln Heights, Sharonville, Springdale, Stewart, or Woodlawn Elementary schools.  They are in operation from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

     

    • Partnerships with community organizations, churches, recreation centers, food pantries, and other organizations to support 

     

        • Our community partners are also delivering donated food and other life supplies to families in need. Our  community partners and volunteers collect, package, and distribute Student Meal Kits and other items to Princeton families in need.  
        • Community partnerships:
          • St. Monica’s Recreation Center in Lincoln Heights 
          • Princeton Closet,  Christ Church Glendale 
          • Lincoln Heights Outreach Initiative 
          • Montgomery Community Church 
          • New Day and Reconcile Community Church
          • Sharonville United Methodist 
          • St. Simon’s Church 
          • Valley Boosters Food Pantry, Vineyard Church 
          • Eddie Meiner LaRosa’s Pizza
          • Community volunteers, who are collecting, packaging and distributing Student Meal Kits and other items to Princeton families in need

     

    • Students with Disabilities

     

    The District is ensuring that  students with disabilities receive educational services closest to the manners prescribed within their Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). Therefore, our school personnel are collaboratively working together during this time to find ways to continue to serve and educate students with disabilities.

      • Ohio Department of Education - Consideration for Students with Disabilities during Ohio School Closure
      • The Required Special Education Contact Log provides guidance on the conversation that intervention specialists and related services personnel have with parents.  All contacts are documented.
      • Efforts are made to provide specialized services to students with disabilities during the time of the school closure. Schools will need to consider the exact nature and duration of the services provided during this period on a case-by-case basis depending on the needs of individual students. 
        • Ninety- eight percent of our parents with students with disabilities have been contacted.
      • Special education guidance document is sent to all special education staff to provide guidance with holding ETR and IEP meetings during school closure.
      • Remote learning for Students with Disabilities
      • Special Education staff make available assistive technology for students with disabilities.
      • Text to speech and/or speech to text software for students with learning needs.
      • Audiobooks, digital books (Audible has corporate account options)

     

     

    • English Learners (EL)

     

     

     

      • Google Classroom is used to assign instructional /language level reading, writing, speaking prompts from resources such as National Geographic Reach, Inside, Saddleback, and Edge curriculum materials. 

     

    • Leveraging Partnerships. Education is everyone’s business. This is even more true in a crisis.  We are grateful for the        many community partners, behavioral health experts, churches, 501-3c organizations, parents groups, and other organizations that have supported our students and families throughout this school closure.

     

     

    • Community Partnerships

     

        • As of April 17, the Princeton City School District, including neighborhood/community partnership efforts, have distributed 36,748 meals to families.  In addition, 1088 volunteer positions were filled by 468 community members. 

     

    • Behavior Health Supports

     

      • The district recognizes the importance of consistent and continued care for our students who access our school-based mental health services; therefore, we have contacted each of our mental health partners, and they are continuing to provide  access to mental health services. 

     

      • Parents are informed that any specific questions or concerns should be directed to your student’s therapist and treatment provider. All agencies have options for home visits (as appropriate) or telephone sessions.

     

      • Administrators, teachers, school counselors, and school psychologists reach out to families to ensure they have open lines of communication during the closure and to make alternative plans if necessary. Our counselors will be monitoring emails and reaching out to our school families in need.
        • CRISIS HOTLINE: 513-281-2273

        • CRISIS TEXT LINE: 839863 and text 4HOPE 

        • The below numbers are listed on our website:

     

    • Maintaining Quality Schools/Family Communication and Engagement:  A quality school is a “place” where parents, caregivers, community partners and others interact and collaborate to enhance the learning experience of students.  Direct human interaction facilitates authentic learning, which cannot be replaced easily by remote learning.  

     

    Parents, guardians, and families are strategic partners for enhancing the learning experiences of students.  They want to be informed and want to be able to get answers.  They are allies in ensuring devices are charged, are cared for, and support their child learning at home.  Below are ways that the District is engaging families.

     

     

    • Facebook Live Sessions

     

      • The superintendent has a weekly Facebook Live session to update staff, parents, students, and residents about the district's efforts to ensure that students are receiving a quality education through remote learning. Sessions begin at 6:30 pm - 7:30 p.m. The first session was held on April 6.  The second session was held on April 13. 

     

     

    • Monday, April 6         Facebook Live Events Monday, April 13

     

        • 2.700 views 2.900 views 3,008 views
        • 4,541 reaches 5,153 reaches 4,451 reaches
        • 1,465 engagements 472 post engagement 1,598 engagements
        • 125 comments 87 comments
        • 24 shares 19 shares

     

     

    • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

     

     

      • Home Survey - 360-Degree Communication 
        • If school closure continues through the beginning of next school year, we may want to consider surveying teachers, students, parents to find out how they are adjusting to at-home learning in real-time. Surveys should be shared via text, email, and online to broaden accessibility and increase response rates. These can be quick 2-3 question polls that can be completed in under five minutes. Here is an example: 
        • Remote Learning Home Support Survey Template

     

    • Virtual Connectivity - Taking Activities Online as Much as Possible

     

      • The district realizes the importance of being connected to teachers and friends.  We also know that students need to feel a sense of belonging to be fully engaged in learning;  therefore, the administration is making provisions for virtual connectivity, taking activities online as much as possible. Google Hangouts, Facebook, and Zoom can be used for the following:
        • Show-and-tell 
        • Book report/science presentations
        • Awards Assemblies
        • Music Concerts
        • Spirit week daily challenges 

     

     

    • Social-Emotional Wellness at Home/ Mental Health

     

     School counselors work remotely with students.  They use digital resources that focus on SEL competencies, for example, feelings and emotions, self-regulation, decision making, etc. 

     

    Appendix (Content is based on Denver Public School District’s Roles in Supporting Remote Learning)

    Roles in Supporting Remote Learning

    District & Building Administrators

    LEADERS WILL PREPARE FOR REMOTE LEARNING BY:

     

    • Providing socio-emotional support and an overall positive remote school culture.
    • Supporting teachers in determining which remote learning option is best for them.
    • Supporting teachers to provide instructional resources and materials through remote means such as  Google Classroom, Google Meet, and Zoom.
    • Creating district-supplied remote learning materials and off-line instructional learning packets.
    • Setting office hours to connect with parents to support remote learning for students.
    • Participating in leading professional learning and attending virtual learning sessions intended to support leading in a remote environment.
    • Ensuring that they are monitoring District communication for up-to-date information regarding school closures and remote learning plans to then ensure communication systems are created and implemented for families.

     

    Teachers

    TEACHERS WILL PREPARE FOR REMOTE LEARNING BY:

     

    • Determining which remote learning option is best for them in collaboration with their principal.
    • Providing instructional resources and materials through remote means such as Google Classroom, Google Meet, and Zoom.
    • Reviewing district-supplied remote learning materials and off-line instructional learning packets.
    • Setting office hours to connect with students and support their learning remotely.
    • Participating in group professional learning and attending virtual learning sessions intended to support remote learning.
    • Ensuring that they are monitoring District communication for up-to-date information regarding school closures and remote learning plans.

     

    Students

    STUDENTS WILL PREPARE FOR REMOTE LEARNING BY:

     

    • Engaging in remote learning activities being offered by their teachers, school and/or the District.
    • Signing up for office hours with your teachers if you need assistance with your assignment.
    • Ensuring that they know the usernames and passwords for instructional resources that are accessible via the district portal and/or website.
    • Ensuring they set up a remote workspace and calendar to manage their time.

     

    Families

    FAMILIES WILL PREPARE FOR REMOTE LEARNING BY:

     

    • Assuring that a device and internet access are available at home (complete the Technology Registration formto indicate the need for a device and/or internet access for at-home use if needed).
    • Ensuring that they are monitoring District communication for up-to-date information regarding school closures and instructional continuation plans.
    • Encouraging their students’ participation in remote learning content.
    • Reviewing the appropriate grade-level information linked within the District website.
    • Ensuring that they know their students’ usernames and passwords for instructional resources that are accessible via the District portal and/or this website.
    • Ensuring that you and your family are safe and healthy during this pandemic. 

     

     


    June 3, 2020

     
    The past two weeks have been filled with emotion.  I have lost sleep, struggled with words, fought with anger, have been incredibly frustrated, and realized that the country I thought was coming together to fight COVID-19 is struggling to respect the voices and emotions that people of color possess.  The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmad Arbery, and the overt behavior of Amy Cooper highlight a recent history of a centuries-long treatment of people of color. 
     
    We must have honest and unapologetic conversations while respecting the feelings of frustration, fear, and exhaustion that people of color feel with the struggle for equity, equality, and justice. 
     
    During several conversations with staff, friends, and colleagues of color, many feelings were expressed that are weighing heavily on me. While I can’t understand how people of color feel, I can respect and acknowledge the difficulty that people of color have living in a world that is filled with inequity, inequality, injustice, and racism.  
     
    I am proud to stand with students, staff, teachers, administrators, superintendents, parents, and community members everywhere against oppressive behaviors, racism, and will express my truth while respecting the voices, truths, feelings, and emotions of all people.
     
    Respectfully,
     
    Tom Burton
    Superintendent

     


     

    May 25-29 Virtual Field Trips


    Student Pick-Up

    Families will be permitted in the back school parking lot between 4:00-6:00 p.m. on their grade levels designated day.  Families will not be permitted to leave their cars.  Staff members will bring items to your car.  If you have any books or things that you need to return to school, this would be a time where they will be collected.  Your students teacher will communicate with you on what things they have for your to pick-up.
     
    Kindergarten and First: May 20th 
     
    First and Second: May 21st 
     
    Second and Third: May 22nd 
     
    Third and Fourth: May 26th 
     
    Fourth and Fifth: May 27th 
     
    Fifth: May 28th
     
     
    Las familias estarán permitidas en el estacionamiento de la escuela posterior entre 4:00-6:00 p.m. en sus niveles de grado designado día. No se permitirá que las familias abandonen sus coches. Los miembros del personal llevarán artículos a su automóvil. Si tienes algún libro o cosa que necesites para volver a la escuela, este sería un momento en el que serán recogidos. Su maestro de estudiantes se comunicará con usted sobre las cosas que tienen para su recogida.

    Kindergarten y Primero: 20 de mayo

    Primera y Segunda: 21 de mayo

    Segundo y Tercero: 22 de mayo

    Tercero y Cuarto: 26 de mayo

    Cuarto y Quinto: 27 de mayo

    Quinto: 28 de mayo

    Pat Bowes Memorial Scholarship Extended Deadline

    In accordance with Kasi Jordan, Principal of Sharonville Elementary, and the family of Pat Bowes, a former teacher at Sharonville, Sharonville Elementary is offering two $1,000 Scholarships to any 2019-20 graduating senior attending Princeton High School. Please read the requirements thoroughly. Completed applications must be received by June 5, 2020.

    Click here to download the application.

     


    Virtual Field Trips and STEM Activities 5/11-5/15

    Hello Everyone!

    We hope you had a fantastic weekend and that you were able to celebrate Mother's Day with the ones you love in some sort of fashion. Attached are this week's Virtual Field Trips and STEM Activities. We hope that you are enjoying getting to make your brain work in different ways and that you can explore some of the world that we aren't able to venture out to see just yet. Have a wonderful week!!

    May 11-15, 2020 Virtual Field Trips and STEM Activities

     

    5-11

     


    $mart Path

    Smart Path with Megan Piphus

     

    Here’s a project we just launched with the UC Economics Center – its called $marth Path.

    It’s a financial literacy program for students grades 1-3, featuring Megan Piphus.

    Lots of fun!  https://thinktv.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/smartpath/ 

     

     

     Scholarship Application Deadline Extended

    In accordance with Kasi Jordan, Principal of Sharonville Elementary, and the family of Pat Bowes, a former teacher at Sharonville, Sharonville Elementary is offering two $1,000 Scholarships to any 2019-20 graduating senior attending Princeton High School. Please read the requirements thoroughly. Completed applications must be received by June 5, 2020.

    Click here to download the application.


     
     
     

    Struggling With Logging into Clever?

    If you have been struggling with logging into Clever, you are not alone. Here are some pointers that could help you out, paired with visuals. If you are still stuck, please contact your child's teacher to help guide you through.

    Clever Login Help with Visual Support


    Virtual Field Trips and STEM Activities 4-20-4/24

    Welcome to Week 3 of Virtual Field Trips and STEM activities! We hope you are enjoying all of the fun learning you are able to do with your families and hope that you are able to participate again this week! Have fun while learning and get your brains working in new and dynamic ways!

    April 20-24 Virtual Field Trips and STEM Activities (This one has the clickable links)

     

    VFT and STEM


    Census 2020

     

     

    Sharonville Elementary Staff Smiles



    5th Graders Can Sign-Up for 6th Grade Band, Choir, Orchestra

    Band, Choir, Orchestra Sign Up

     



     
     

    STEAM Bridge Camp at PCMS

    June 2 - 25     8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.    Mondays-Thursdays

    *No Camp on Monday, June 1st

    Camp is open to all incoming PCMS 6th graders!

     

    Click here to print the registration form.

    Click here to print the flyer