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    Story Art

    The third grade finished their “story art” project. They combined two books into one artwork. “Mixed” + “Skycolor” = Artitude!

    Story Art Story Art


    5th Grade Gray Students

    Students in the 5th grade are working on visualizing sound waves!

    Sounds Waves      Sounds Waves


    Shout out to Mrs. Hamel's Gray week students! 9 out of her 11 students joined the Tuesday check-in session this week which was the highest number in the building thus far! Students will receive a special reward on Monday when they return for their in-person week of learning!

    Elias 

    James

    Kayla 

    Keilen 

    Caylee 

    Braylen 

    Terah 

    Jerrell

    Kaelyn

     


    Hats and Gloves, Oh My!

    1st Grade could not wait to put their new hats and gloves on from their adopt-a-class. Thank you Dubois Chemical and Engineering!

    Hats and Gloves Donated


    5th Grade Remote Excellence

    Ms. Layson would like to give a shout out to the following students for working hard on their remote lessons. Keep up the great job!

    Aliyis, Mylasia, Aaliyah, Jashiah, Kyron, Shekinyh, Darrielle, Zyah, Alysia, Shane, and Camarion

     

    5th Grade Remote      awards left for students

     


    Quarter 1 awards video

    Click here to play the award video


    Veteran's Day

    Both virtual and in-person students learned and discussed Veteran’s Day! Thank you to all the men and women who have or are currently serving our country.

    Veteran's Day        Veteran's Day


    Dissecting Owl Pellets

    Mrs. Hamel’s 5th graders enjoyed dissecting owl pellets. Owl pellets are dissected by students to learn more about what owls eat. Owl pellets are full of bones from the animal the owl ate and students can dissect the pellet to find the bones!

    Owl Pellets       Owl Pellets       Owl Pellets       Owl Pellets


    Turkey Hands

    In art this week with Mr. Tinney, the kindergarten students created turkeys with their hands!

    Hand Turkey        Hand Turkey       Hand Turkey       

     

    Hand Turkey        Hand Turkey       Hand Turkey


    Math Excellence  Math Excellence

    Mrs. Willis and Mrs. Poe would like to give a shout out to the following students for excelling on their math comprehension check this week:

    Jamere, Nala, Jashaya, Grant, Anthony, Nyah, Yaniah, Nathan, Janelle, Jamal, Jaeden, Jamire, Zyra, Roycelyn and Kashon

    Keep working hard!


    2nd Grade Voters

    Ms. Jones 2nd graders, both Gray and Scarlet, learned about the process of voting as they researched the facts and made informed decisions.

    2nd Grade Voters      2nd Grade Voters      2nd Grade Voters      2nd Grade Voters      2nd Grade Voters      2nd Grade Voters      2nd Grade Voters      2nd Grade Voters      2nd Grade Voters

     


    1st Grade Awards

    Ms. Tucker made sure to personally hand-deliver her remote student's awards for the 1st quarter. They were so happy to see their teacher in person!

    1st Grade Awards      1st Grade Awards      1st Grade Awards      1st Grade Awards      1st Grade Awards      1st Grade Awards      1st Grade Awards


    3rd Grade Kahoot

    Mrs. Poe’s third graders participated in a kahoot to better prepare for their vocabulary test. What a blast!

    Kahoot      Kahoot      Kahoot


    5th Grade Excellence

    Some of Ms. Layson’s 5th grade remote learners had a surprise visit from either Mrs. Bailey or Mr. Hardy. They received goodie bags for their excellent work.

    5th Grade Excellence       5th Grade Excellence


    Student Council

    Thanks to LH Student Council members for actively participating in the Student Council Interview with Superintendent Tom Burton and Associate Superintendent Dr. Mari Phillips. Our amazing students to be recognized were: Khylee, Shane, Chayah, Mylasia.

    Student Council


    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


    Map of Me

    Students in Ms. Jones’ second-grade class created their own version of “Me on the Map.”

    Map of Me      Map of Me      Map of Me


    Donation to Princeton Closet

    The staff at Lincoln Heights raised $300 for the Princeton Closet.

    They do so much for our kids, that it feels great to give back!

    Princeton Closet Donation


    Busy Remote 1st Graders!

    Mrs. Tucker’s remote class finished reading lesson 11 shared story called, “The Costume Party.” They celebrated by wearing costumes during their reading celebration.

    "Costume Party"      "Costume Party"      "Costume Party"

     

    Mrs. Tucker’s first grade remote class also met their adopt-a-class, Dubois Chemicals and Engineering!

    Adopt-A-Class       Adopt-A-Class


     

    Scavenger Hunt

    Mrs. Poe’s Third grade Scarlet group earned their award in art. They were able to complete a socially distant scavenger hunt with Mr. Tinney!

    Art Scavenger Hunt       Art Scavenger Hunt      Art Scavenger Hunt


    Digital Art

    This week in art, Mr Tinney showed first graders how to paint digitally!

    Digital Art    Digital Art


     

    Goodie Bags

    Ms. Layson, one of our 5th-grade teachers, had Mrs. Bailey drop off goodie bags to hard-working remote learners.

    Congrats to Kyron, Aliyis, Zyah, Aaliyah, and Namman.

    Keep up the great work!

    Photos of the goodie bag drop off


    On Fire!

    4th grade teacher, Ms. Rosevear, would like to give a huge shout out to Geramyah, Treyvon, Rayana, Bre'aisa, and Kah'leel. They were all on FIRE for their afternoon zoom class in math, reading, and science.

     

    Working Hard


    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


    Daily Double Winner!

    Jai'ra won pancakes for solving the daily double math problem in their 2nd grade morning meeting. Way to go!

    Daily Double Winner


    Math Work

    Second graders in Ms. Jones class are wokring hard in their daily math problems! 

    Daily Math     Daily Math     Daily Math


     

    Adopt-A-Class Virtually

    Virtual adopt a class with Dubois Chemicals and Engineering! They completed Ice breakers and read alouds with their 1st grade class.

    Virtual Adopt-A-Class     Virtual Adopt-A-Class     Virtual Adopt-A-Class


    A Visit from a Former Student

    Former student comes to say hi and drops off letters to the principal of Lincoln Heights and principal of Sharonville.

    Former Student


     

     

    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

    Differentiation in 1st

    Ms. Hawk is doing a fantastic job differentiating in her class, making sure to reach every one of her students at their level!

    Differentiate  Differentiate  Differentiate  Differentiate


     

    Kinder Robots

    Our Kinder friends are enjoying making robots in art!

     

    Kinder Robots Kinder Robots


    Rewards!

    What is one of Mrs. Bailey's favorite part of the day? Dropping of congrats cards to students doing an awesome job with remote learning!

    Amazing Work


    Scarlet and Gray Week Student Picture Day

     Lifetouch School Portraits logo

    Every student will need to have their picture taken by the Lifetouch photographers for school records purposes!

    Parents will also have the opportunity to purchase a portrait package during this fundraiser. It benefits our school!

    Dress your best and smile for the camera!

    GRAY WEEK STUDENT PICTURE DAY WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14th

    SCARLET WEEK STUDENT PICTURE DAY FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23rd

    Picture Day ID: EVTCJT3CM

    Click here to view/print the picture order form

    Say Cheese image of clip art boy with camera Together or apart logo LH Strong Smile clip art with pink camera and hearts


    Young Artists for Justice

    The 4th and 5th graders are working on a dynamic project with Mr. Tinney. When it's complete, we are assured to be astounded by its meaning and its artistic flair!

    Dynamic Art      Dynamic Art       Dynamic Art      Dynamic Art


    Connections, Connections, Connections!

    Principal Bailey making connections with remote learners!

    Connections


    Fact Families in 1st

    1st graders are rocking out their addition and subtraction fact families!

     

    Fact Families      Fact Families


    Kona!

    Scarlet and Gray learners enjoyed Kona during their week of school. Yum!

    Kona      Kona      Kona      Kona      Kona      Kona      Kona      Kona      


    Learning Outside!

    2nd graders took their yoga mats outside for a mask break. Look at these amazing students still working outside!

    Mask Break      Mask Break

     


    Scripps Donate!

    A HUGE shoutout to Scripps for donating money so that our students could each get 2 books from the Scholastic Bookfair! Our students are excited to read their free books! Thank you!

     Scripps Donate        Scripps Donate     

    Scripps Donate      Scripps Donate


    R.A.C.E.R. in 3rd

    3rd grade Scarlet learners are reading the book, The Chalk Box Kid. They are working hard on the R.A.C.E.R. format when answering their reading questions. 

     

    R.A.C.E.R.       R.A.C.E.R. R.A.C.E.R.       R.A.C.E.R.


    Partner Reading in 1st

    We might have to practice social distancing, but that doesn’t mean we can’t partner read! Check us out!

    Partner Reading      Partner Reading       Partner Reading

     


    Fantastic Art!

    4th and 5th graders are working on a Black Lives Matter assignment. It’s looking great! We can’t wait to see the finished product!

    Art        Art

     

    Color me impressed! Our kinder friends are carefully tracing with markers and not scribbling!

    Art      Art     Art     Art


     

    Student Picture Days

     Lifetouch School Portraits logo

    Every student will need to have their picture taken by the Lifetouch photographers for school records purposes!

    Parents will also have the opportunity to purchase a portrait package during this fundraiser. It benefits our school!

    Dress your best and smile for the camera!

    GRAY WEEK STUDENT PICTURE DAY WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14th

    REMOTE LEARNERS PICTURE DAY WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14TH:  3:00 - 4:00 P.M. BACK ENTRANCE

    SCARLET WEEK STUDENT PICTURE DAY FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23rd

     

    Say Cheese image of clip art boy with camera Together or apart logo LH Strong Smile clip art with pink camera and hearts

     


    Dot Day!

    1st graders celebrating and learning about dot day!

     Dot Day      Dot Day       Dot Day

    Reading Virtually

    Third graders following along as they read virtually. Great job!

    Read aloud       

    Read Aloud             Read Aloud


    Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

    Lincoln Heights students are one of the schools selected to be a part of the fresh fruit program. 5th graders enjoyed clementines and grapes!

    Fresh Fruit      Fresh Fruit      Fresh Fruits     Fresh Fruit


    Our Amazing Learners

    The LH staff would like to give a huge shout out to all of their learners. Both the hybrid and remote learners have been working hard on their math and reading diagnostics. Even our 1st graders that are remote, are working hard through technical issues. Keep up the amazing job! 

    Hard Workers          Hard Workers


    H.O.P.E. After School Program

    Remote Student Parent Q&A Session

    This Q&A session is for our Remote Leaners only. We want to hear from our parents regarding scheduling, materials, support, and anything else you have questions or concerns about. The session will be Wednesday, September 16 at 3:00 pm. The link for the zoom is below. You can also find the link on your Dojo account.

    See you Wednesday, September 16 at 3:00 pm!

    https://vikingmail.zoom.us/j/84834539875?pwd=T3l4UlYyNFQzbTdPUnRTVzFDbWE4QT09 

    Parent Q&A for Remote Learners


    Title 1 Virtual Meeting


    Flash Card Drop Off

    Mrs. Bailey and Ms. Henderson were out dropping off flash cards to parents of remote students for help with reading! 
     
    Best Staff

    Hard Working 1st Graders

    1st graders working hard on their math I-ready diagnostic. Keep up the great job!

    Diagnostic     Diagnostic


    Story Time on Yoga Mats!

    How fun!

    Second graders experienced carpet time with their new yoga mats! They even got to read on them for reading! 

     

    Reading on Yoga Mats!     Reading on Yoga Mats!


    LH Parents and Staff Are Amazing!

    Thank you LH families for picking up your child supplies for remote learners! All the staff worked together to make sure that materials were ready to be picked up. We even had Mr. Daniels and Ms. Stinson delivering bags to families that needed help and Mr. Hardy visiting parents at their home to help with login issues!

     

    Material Pick Up Material Pick Up


    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.


     

    Art Murals

    Thank you to Mr.Tinney, Ms. Stinson and Mrs. Henderson for helping LH become that much more beautiful. They are painting murals throughout the building!

     

    Art mural Art mural Art mural Art mural


    1st Grade Loves Reading!

    1st graders are getting the hang of our SFA routine whether they are in-class or remote! They are loving learning new vocabulary and writing!

    SFA SFA SFA SFA SFA


    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


    How fun!

    Second graders experienced carpet time with their new yoga mats! They even got to read on them for reading! 

     

    Reading on Yoga Mats! Reading on Yoga Mats!


    LH Parents and Staff Are Amazing!

    Thank you LH families for picking up your child supplies for remote learners! All the staff worked together to make sure that materials were ready to be picked up. We even had Mr. Daniels and Ms. Stinson delivering bags to families that needed help and Mr. Hardy visiting parents at their home to help with login issues!

     

    Material Pick Up Material Pick Up



    Wifi Devices for Students


    Remote Learners Material Pickup

    Hey, LH remote learners! Please pick up your child's materials for quarter 1 on Tuesday, September 1st between 3-5pm. These are the necessary items for their remote learning. See you Tuesday!

    Material Pickup for Remote Learners


    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


    School News

    Working Hard in 3rd Grade

    Whether 3rd graders are on zoom or in class, they are working hard. We are so happy to be back!

    Hard work in 3rd Hard work in 3rd


     

    Writing in 2nd

    All about me writing in second grade!!

    Writing in 2nd   Writing in 2nd

     

    1st Grade has Math Skills!

    Showing our math skills! Working on fluent counting and one to one correspondence! Taking these skills and putting them towards our counting on strategies.

     Math Skills in 1st   Math Skills in 1st   Math Skills in 1st   Math Skills in 1st   Math Skills in 1st


    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.

    Virtual Open House


     

    Meet the Remote Teachers of LH!

    Meet Mrs. Tucker! Meet Ms. Merritt! Meet Ms. Merritt! Meet 3rd Grade! Meet 3rd Grade! Meet 4th Grade! Meet 5th Grade!


    Parent Q & A Session

    On Tuesday, August 18, there will be a Parent Q & A session from 3:00-4:00. You'll be able to ask any unanswered questions before school starts Thursday. Make sure you get the link from your child's teacher. 

    See you there!

    Parent Q & A Session


     

     


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    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.
     
    Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library
    800 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

     

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    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

     


    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!


     

    SUMMER CAMP READING GOES ONLINE

    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

     


     

    5th Grade Promotion Celebration

    5th Grade Promotion


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    SpecialsPARK

    **Info about Zoom:  You must be signed in with your VIKINGMAIL.ORG email to join a Zoom session. Emails other than vikingmail.org will not be allowed  to join. We have had a few issues with students joining and I think this may be one of the problems. 

    The Zoom session will not start until the time provided on the schedule. So, if you try to join before that you will have a waiting screen until it is the correct time and the meeting has started. 


    There is a "Waiting Room" that you will be sent to before you are able to join the meeting. Once you are there, I can let you in.

    Click here to view/print flyer


    Student Belongings Pickup

    LH Familes, please read the following regarding pick up times for your child's belongings at school:
     
    This Tuesday and Thursday from 11am-1pm 
    • Go to the back of the school
    • Drive up (directed by staff member) - Please do not exit the car
    • If you will walk, there will be a waiting area
    • Staff will retrieve items from gym and bring out out to you.
    • Bring any completed work packets 
    • Bring library books back
     
    This is from their lockers, cubbies, desks, spring photos and fourth grade has a science kit from EHTICON. 
     

     


    End of Year Viking Coin Commercial


    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


     

    Hello Lincoln Heights Elementary Families!
    We miss seeing each of your smiling faces each day at school! It was great to see so many of
    you during the parade the other day! While we are not meeting at school, it is awesome to see
    so many students continuing to learn through Class Dojo, Google Classroom, and Zoom
    meetings. Although we have sent work packets home, we still encourage you to have digital
    learning opportunities with the classroom teacher as often as possible. Please make sure you
    check in with your teachers in Class Dojo, Class Tag, and Google Classroom so you know what
    work to complete. We have had the chance to pop into several Zoom classes to see your
    learning in action. Continue to work hard and reach out if you need help.
    Many students are logging in to iReady to work on math and reading assignments. We
    challenge you to complete two math and reading lessons each week. Check out these students
    who have been caught working hard last week! Keep working hard!
    The following students passed 100% of the lessons they attempted in math for the week of 4/13:
    Kindergarten
    Ja’milah
    Londyn
    Boston
    Tyrese
    Imani

    First Grade
    Kingston
    Sophia
    Makai
    Isaiah
    Autumn
    A’Mauri
    Joh’najah
    Brian

    Second Grade
    Jamire
    McKayla
    Ter’riyona
    Maleiah
    Cartier
    Caden
    Empryss
    Jerran
    Jamal
    Payton

    Third Grade
    Da’zjone
    Rayona
    Jamiyah
    Alexx
    Peyton
    Kha’leel
    Leondre

    Fourth Grade
    Elias
    Jashylah

    Fifth Grade
    Kyana
    Jason
    Daevon
    A’Nasia

    Please send us an email if you have any questions!
    Mrs. Kelly Katzer kkatzer@vikingmail.org and
    Mr. Kevin Hardy khardy@vikingmail.org
    Instructional Coaches


    PCMS 6th Grade Sign Up for Band, Choir and Orchestra

    Hey 5th Graders, here's the link to sign up for PCMS Band, Choir and Orchestra! 


    English: https://forms.gle/vKgnHrRnEF8GGX9e8

    RegistraciÓn de Banda, Orquesta y Coro de Sexto Grado 2020-2021 https://forms.gle/VLzJeuhYSk6P3DPq9

    CLICK HERE for the mail-in registration

     

    Music Sign Up

    Letter From the Viking


     

    We miss our students!

    (we do not own the rights to this music)

     

    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

     

     


     

    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