• Statement from Princeton City School District 

    Our hearts go out to the Robb Elementary School, the Uvalde CISD, and the entire community in Texas. The safety of our students is a top priority, so each time there is violence on any school campus, it prompts us to pause and reflect.  

    This also reminds us how important our efforts are to invest in forming trusting relationships with and among students in our schools. We are grateful for our partnerships with the Evendale, Glendale, Sharonville, Springdale, and Woodlawn Police Departments, the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department, and our school resource officers, who work closely with us to be diligent and in tune with individuals who may be in distress so we can prevent violence and respond appropriately to any threat.

    Our Community is Our Campus and our educational community feels the pain of this horrific tragedy. 

  • Princeton City School District students, staff, and families - Thank you for sharing your voice through our YouthTruth surveys!

    Your voices are paramount to our schools’ improvement efforts. In April, we launched our second annual YouthTruth survey in partnership with YouthTruth, a national nonprofit that helps districts improve their school climate and culture.  We heard from our students, staff, and families about how we are doing and how we can improve. 

    YouthTruth is a very powerful tool for us to look at ourselves honestly and critically and push ourselves to get better. Hearing what our students, staff, and families think is one of the most important things we can do as educators.

    YouthTruth will be completing the analysis of our survey results, and we should receive the survey reports in the next several weeks. While we will explore the findings more over the next several months and strategically use the feedback to inform next year’s planning, I sincerely thank you for your participation.  We will let you know what we are currently doing and planning to do with your feedback. 

    Thank you for your voice - it makes the #vikingdiff!


    Tom Burton



  • Teacher Appreciation Week

    Dear Princeton Families,

    May always seems to arrive quicker than expected.  Perhaps it is because the end of the school year is so near.  Be that as it is, it is here and as always, we are going to close out an amazing school year. This year has certainly challenged us in ways that provided opportunities for growth.  I realize that we could never accomplish what we did without your incredible effort. 

    This week is Teacher Appreciation Week. However, we should show appreciation throughout the year.  Thank you to all our staff regardless of their official titles.  After all, all employees are teachers who model best practices, shape daily events and empower each student for college, career, and life success. 

    As many of you know, Tommy, the last Burton child, will be graduating in a couple of weeks. Since arriving in Princeton in sixth grade, he has been nurtured, encouraged, pushed, and cared for by passionate educators. As a parent and the superintendent of Princeton, I am grateful each day for the great work our teachers have done in shaping Tommy and each student in the Princeton City School District throughout their educational journey. 

    Our teachers are worthy of our celebration today and every day of the year. Please join me in honoring our teachers by sharing your appreciation with them by giving a shout-out on this quick formhttps://forms.gle/HMHWhNtPQbKCf7sz9


    Tom Burton

  • March 1, 2022

    As we enter the month of March, we are seeing sharp declines in the numbers reported for COVID-19 positive staff members and students in Princeton. This reduction is right in line with what we are seeing in our region. We have stayed in regular communication with Greg Kestermann and Dr. Feagins with Hamilton County Public Health. During the regularly scheduled meeting on Friday we heard that:
    - Our r-value remains below 1.0
    - Last week there were only 80 cases per 100,000 people which is also a sharp decline compared to January 2022
    Please continue to report cases in our COVID-19 tracker and the district will continue to report to Hamilton County Public Health and the Ohio Department of Health on a weekly basis. 
    With the local statistics we are currently seeing, I made the recommendation to the Board of Education to move to mask optional for all students and staff. We ask that you continue to practice and encourage the layers of protection against the COVID-19 virus:
     - sanitizing
    -  keeping vaccinations up-to-date
    -  regular hand washing
    - staying home if sick
    Please stay tuned for more details as we head into the month of March. 
    Thank you very much and Go Vikes!
    Empowering each student for college, career and life success

    Thomas D. Burton
    Superintendent, Princeton City Schools

    513-864-1005 | 440-708-4800 | tburton@vikingmail.org


    January 3, 2022 Message

    As a reminder, COVID-19 symptoms list:

    • Fever (100.0° Fahrenheit or higher), chills or shaking chills
    • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Muscle aches or body aches
    • Cough (not due to other known causes, such as a chronic cough)
    • Sore throat, when in combination with other symptoms
    • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea when in combination with other symptoms
    • Headache when in combination with other symptoms
    • Fatigue, when in combination with other symptoms
    • Nasal congestion or runny nose (not due to other known causes, such as allergies) when in combination with other symptoms

Superintendent Tom Burton speaks with Jordan Sibert

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