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School Building Closure until June 1, 2020

Princeton Families, 

Per the latest, Stay Safe Ohio order, students will continue with their remote learning opportunities until the end of the school year Friday, May 29. 

Students will continue to learn, read, and sharpen their skills throughout the summer months. Therefore, Chromebook devices will remain on loan, until you graduate, return to the buildings, or if you move away from the school district. 

Viking traditions are very important to our community. We are so proud of all of our students and especially our seniors. We know that this spring semester hasn’t gone the way we thought it would; however, we are committed to honoring the hard work of the Class of 2020.  

Due to the guidance from Governor DeWine, the latest order from Dr. Amy Acton, and the mandate from the Health Department, Princeton City Schools will hold a virtual graduation on May 30, 2020. The virtual commencement will be broadcast on the Princeton City Schools Facebook page at 7:00 p.m.  The virtual ceremony will also be aired LIVE on ICRC-Television and available On-Demand from their webpage.

Further, the prom and the Bridge Summer STEAM Camp for incoming 6th graders are canceled. 

We do have plans on how to return personal belongings to students; however, students are not allowed in the buildings through June, which currently delays this plan. Details will be forthcoming.

Registration for students new to our district, pre-kindergarten, and kindergarten is happening online.  Please visit the Welcome Center page on our website for details on how to enroll for the 2020-2021 school year.  We look forward to welcoming our new students onto our campuses as part of the Viking Family as soon as that is possible.

As we continue to comply with the mandates and guidelines provided by Governor DeWine and the Ohio Department of Education, there have been and will continue to be ways that we have to adjust the way we typically do things. We are grateful for your patience and your dedication to our learners, our community, and each other. 

Until we can be together in person, we stand united together as Vikings. Go Vikes!

Tricia Roddy

 

 

Princeton City School District Building Closure until May 1, 2020

posted April 7, 2020, at 4:03 a.m.

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

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When will we be back in school?

Governor Mike DeWine announced that all Ohio K-12 school buildings will be closed through at least May 1st. During this time, your Princeton City School District administrators, educators, and support staff will continue to provide essential services to our students and families – including food distribution, remote learning, and mental wellness support. 

 

While at-home learning cannot replace students’ experiences in schools with their teachers, administrators, and support staff, we will do our best to prepare each learner for the next steps in their educational journey.

 

You will find a wealth of information and links on our website.  Teachers and support staff are reaching out, making calls, sending videos, and connecting with our students and families.  

 

What do I do if I'm not receiving district phone calls?

If you are not receiving messages, you can sign up to receive them on the all-call system by looking under the Overview section of Messages from the Superintendent. 

 

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How will students facing food insecurity get fed?

Any students in need may continue to receive food during the time that our buildings are closed. Our Food Services Department has been working closely with our Transportation Department, support staff, and volunteers to provide meals on a regular basis. 

 

In response to the needs and best practices, we will continue to provide Grab & Go meals at six elementary buildings on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Anyone 18 and younger may go to Heritage Hill, Lincoln Heights, Sharonville, Springdale, Stewart, or Woodlawn Elementary schools for a meal package.  They will be operating from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

 

Our community partners are also delivering donated food and other life supplies to families in need. See the schedule on our website.  Meals during this week will also be available at St. Monica’s Recreation Center in Lincoln Heights. We are grateful for our partnerships with the Princeton Closet, Christ Church Glendale, FreeStore FoodBank, Jee Foods, Lincoln Heights Outreach Initiative, Montgomery Community Church,  New Day and Reconcile Community Church, Sharonville Food Pantry Sharonville United Methodist, St. Simon’s Church, Valley Boosters Food Pantry, Vineyard Church, and other community volunteers, who are collecting, packaging and distributing Student Meal Kits and other items to Princeton families in need. 

 

Schedule

CURRENTLY, meals are being distributed on TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Heritage Hill Elementary School
  • Lincoln Heights Elementary School
  • Sharonville Elementary School
  • Springdale Elementary School
  • Stewart Elementary School
  • Woodlawn Elementary School

 

*PCS MEALS ARE FOR CHILDREN 18 AND UNDER AND MUST BE PRESENT TO RECEIVE MEALS.

 

How can students go about obtaining a work permit under Ohio’s Minor Labor Laws if schools are closed?
According to the Ohio Department of Commerce, if a minor has all necessary paperwork completed and is unable to get the permit processed due to school closure, the completed paperwork may itself stand in the place of the physically printed permit. Employers should keep the paperwork on file, just like they would the permit. The formal permit should be processed as soon as the school is reopened.  See our Website for more details under Frequently Asked Questions.

 

What if my student does not have a Chromebook or electronic device to work on from home?

If students in grades K-12 do not have access to a computing device at home, the district will arrange to loan the student a device.  All devices must be checked out to the student by completing a registration formPlease call the technology department at 513-864-1162 to make arrangements or if you have tech concerns. Please leave a message, and someone will contact you.  

 

Students can use Google Suites to complete work even if you are not connected to the internet. While offline, you can still create, view, and edit files on Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Click here for more information on how to use these tools offline. 

 

If I don’t have wifi, what are my child’s options for Remote Learning?

If you are having connectivity issues, please call the Princeton tech hotline at 513.864.1162 and leave a detailed message on how we can reach you, and what your concern involves.

 

Starting Monday, March 16, Charter Communications offered free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level up to 100 megabits per second. To enroll in Charter’s free broadband program, eligible consumers must call (844) 488-8395.  

 

*We have learned that if you do not have cable hook-up already wired or if you have an unpaid bill with Spectrum/Charter, they will not honor this offer. Again, please call the Princeton tech hotline at 513.864.1162 for assistance. 

 

Are there tips for managing anxiety related to COVID-19?

Try to keep a consistent schedule by designating work and break times throughout the day. Check out www.GoNoodle.com for elementary age students (a variety of short videos to calm and energize). Middle and high school students can access online resources that include deep breathing and guided relaxation exercises, mindfulness and meditation exercises, and progressive muscle relaxation exercises. Listen to relaxing music or go for a walk outside. 

 

Public health emergencies, such as the outbreak of COVID-19, are stressful times for people and communities. View the resources on our website, under our Social-emotional Tips about how to curb anxiety related to this evolving situation. 

 

In our response to COVID-19, we are grateful to rely on the wisdom of our health experts and elected officials and appreciate the care and commitment of our community to take care of our Vikings who are most vulnerable. 

 

We recognize the importance of consistent and continued care for our students who access our school-based mental health services. The district has contacted each of our mental health partners, and they plan to continue to provide access to mental health services. 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.

 

Thank you for all that YOU do to keep our students safe, healthy, and well.

 

Will graduation be impacted?

We know what an important rite of passage this is for our seniors, and we empathize with our Class of 2020 students and their families as they navigate these uncertain times. We are working on various ways to honor and recognize students, including fifth-graders, eighth-graders, seniors, students enlisting in the military branches, etc. 

 

Here is the guidance we have received from the Ohio Department of Education. 

 

"The Ohio Department of Education has shared that ensuring that the Class of 2020 is on track to graduate is an important priority. Schools should take this opportunity to review the status of each senior to determine the extent to which the student has met graduation requirements for the Class of 2020. There is significant flexibility in the graduation requirements for the Class of 2020. It is important that schools understand the needs of each of their students and have, to the extent possible, a plan to help each student complete these requirements during the remainder of the school year, both during the closure period (as practicable) and at such time as schools may resume. Should the current situation change, the Department of Education will provide additional information. Our commitment is to provide reasonable flexibility in the interest of doing what is right for students."

 

If you have specific questions about your student, please reach out to your child's counselor. 

 

How do I register my child to attend Princeton City Schools, including preschool and kindergarten students, for 2020-2021?

 

To register Pre-K and Kindergarten students for PCSD 2020-2021:

 

Download the registration packet and learn about the additional documents required for enrollment. 

 

The completed registration forms and the documents can be scanned to Debbie Birch (dbirch@vikingmail.org), Marna Steinberg (msteinberg@vikingmail.org), or Ana Martinez (amartinez@vikingmail.org) to register your child remotely. 

 

Or you can mail the completed forms and documents to:

Princeton City Schools

Attn: Welcome Center

3900 Cottingham Drive

Cincinnati, Ohio 45241

 

For questions, please call 513.864.1111 and leave a message.

 

Will students have to make up the missed days at the end of the year?

Princeton’s academic calendar provides for more hours than the state requirements. As of now, the Ohio Department of Education has shared that if schools make a good faith effort to provide educational services within available capabilities and that under these circumstances, students are deemed to be in attendance, there is no need to make any adjustments. 

 

How can we support our Viking Village?

 

VolunteerThe SignUpGenius to volunteer is linked to the District website

 

Donate: Please contact Mr. Burton if you are interested in making a significant donation.

The Princeton Closet is accepting monetary and food donations.  If you would like to support the Princeton Closet, please contact Susan Wyder by email or by phone at (513) 518-6991.

 The Princeton Closet is located at

11786 Highway Drive

Sharonville, Ohio 45241

Phone number: (513) 864-1025

 

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#VikingCarryout: This is a very crucial time for our local businesses, especially those in hospitality. Consider supporting our local businesses and restaurants who offer carryout or delivery.

 

 


Princeton City School District Building Closure until May 1, 2020

March 30, 2020; posted 8:30 p.m. 

 

Good evening Princeton Families,

 

Today, March 30, 2020, Governor Mike DeWine made an announcement ordering all of Ohio’s public, community, and private K-12 school buildings to be closed to students through Friday, May 1, 2020, due to the coronavirus health crisis. All activities and athletics are canceled through May 1, 2020.

 

We know the Governor’s order to close school for an extended period of time presents a challenge to our families. Our district is working diligently to partner with you in furthering your child’s education and well-being. 

 

What does this mean for our students?

Although our school buildings are to remain closed, at-home learning will continue through Friday, May 1, 2020. We will continue to adjust and administer our virtual learning plans and expectations, provide student services and resources to the best of our ability, and distribute free meals to our students.

 

Will Princeton staff be working?

Yes, our school district is providing food, technology, and remote learning options to children. Administrators are actively planning and responding to this national health crisis. Teachers are creating lesson plans and engaging with their students remotely.

 

During scheduled school days, our teachers will be available via email to support our parents and students. Teachers and building principals will be sharing via email their remote learning plans and expectations with parents and students on an ongoing basis. For those students who do not have access to online learning, hard copies of assignments by grade level will be available. Technology check-outs will continue on Thursday, April 2, and Friday, April 3, at Princeton High School, 100 Viking Way, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for any enrolled Princeton student, K-12. Some teachers may also mail packets to your home. 

 

What about food service?

Food services will continue to operate with one change this week, with Morning Bus Stop breakfasts on Wednesday, April 1st, and Friday, April 3rd, only during the middle school and elementary school bus routes. Grab and Go meals will be available on Tuesday, March 31, Thursday, April 2nd, and Friday, April 3rd, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  All Princeton students can go to any bus stop or elementary school for food distribution. 

 

Technology check-out devices are available for any Princeton student, including grades K-2, for curbside pickup on Thursday, April 2nd, and Friday, April 3rd.  Please see our website, www.princetonschools.net, for the form and more information on this program. Please bring your own pen to sign off on the form at the pickup.

 

If you have questions regarding technology or food distributions, please call our hotline at 513-864-1162.

 

What about mental health support?

We recognize the importance of consistent and continued care for our students who access our school-based mental health services. The district has contacted each of our mental health partners, and they plan to continue to provide access to mental health services. 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.

 

Our professionals are reaching 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

 

Si tú estás en crisis o piensas en suicidarte, o si conoces a alguien en crisis o que piensa en suicidarse, llama: La Red Nacional de Prevención de Suicido (en español): 1-888-628-9454 

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

 

If you are in crisis or are thinking of suicide, or if you know someone in crisis or who is thinking of suicide, call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (in English): 1-800-273-8255

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

 

These crisis lines are operated 24/7, so please call if you have any concerns or questions. 

 

What does this mean for graduation?

Our high school administration and teachers will be working together to ensure that students in the Class of 2020 are on track to graduate. The district is waiting to receive more guidance from the Ohio Department of Education. Know that we will work together to provide assistance and flexibility in the interest of doing what is right for students. 

 

What about state testing?

Governor Mike DeWine has called on the Ohio State legislature to waive state testing for the 2019-2020 school year. On March 24, Paolo DeMaria, Ohio’s Superintendent of Public Instruction, stated that he is pursuing waivers from testing requirements and other waivers from current federal requirements with the Ohio legislature.

 

What about services to students with disabilities?


Our school is making a good faith effort to provide such services. If a student with a disability needs access to the alternate delivery models being offered to general education students, the district will consult with parents and/or caregivers to determine the needs of the student and identify the most appropriate means for meeting those needs during the closure period. 

More Questions?

For all questions related to your child’s assignments, please email your child’s teacher or the building principal. If you need technology or food assistance, call the hotline at 513-864-1162 and leave a message.

 

We have also set up a dedicated page on our website for all the announcements, resources, and updates on COVID-19 at www.princetonschools.net/COVID-19.

 

We are experiencing a health crisis that none of us has experienced in our lifetime. There will be bumps along the way, but your child’s teachers, counselors, building principals, and our support staff are here to work with our families to support you and your children.

 

We have seen Vike Nation and our communities come together.  Together, we will navigate through this challenging situation. Thank you for rising up to the challenge before us.

 

Respectfully,

Tom Burton

Superintendent

 

 

Cierre del Distrito Escolar de Princeton City hasta el 1 de mayo de 2020

 

Buenas tardes Princeton Families,

 

Hoy, 30 de marzo de 2020, el gobernador Mike DeWine hizo un anuncio ordenando que todos los edificios de escuelas K-12 públicas, comunitarias y privadas de Ohio estuvieran cerradas a los estudiantes hasta el viernes 1 de mayo de 2020, debido a la crisis de salud del coronavirus. Todas las actividades y atletismo se cancelan hasta el 1 de mayo de 2020.

 

Sabemos que la orden del Gobernador de cerrar la escuela por un período prolongado presenta un desafío para nuestras familias. Nuestro distrito está trabajando diligentemente para asociarse con usted en la promoción de la educación y el bienestar de su hijo.

 

¿Qué significa esto para nuestros estudiantes?

Aunque nuestros edificios escolares permanecerán cerrados, el aprendizaje en el hogar continuará hasta el viernes, 1 de mayo de 2020. Continuaremos ajustando y administrando nuestros planes y expectativas de aprendizaje virtual, proveemos servicios y recursos para los estudiantes lo mejor que podamos, y distribuiremos comidas gratis a nuestros estudiantes.

 

¿El personal de Princeton estará trabajando?

Sí, nuestro distrito escolar proporciona alimentos, tecnología y opciones de aprendizaje remoto a los niños. Los administradores planean y responden activamente a esta crisis nacional de salud. Los maestros están creando planes de lecciones e interactuando con sus alumnos de forma remota.

 

Durante los días escolares programados, nuestros maestros estarán disponibles por correo electrónico para apoyar a nuestros padres y estudiantes. Los maestros y los directores de los edificios compartirán por correo electrónico sus planes y expectativas de aprendizaje remoto con los padres y los estudiantes de manera continua. Para aquellos estudiantes que no tienen acceso al aprendizaje en línea, estarán disponibles copias en papel de las tareas por cada grado. Puede venir a consiguir una computadora el jueves 2 y el viernes 3 de abril en Princeton High School, 100 Viking Way, a las 11:00 a.m. hast a 1:00 p.m. para cualquier estudiante de Princeton, K-12. Algunos maestros también pueden enviar paquetes por correo a su hogar.

 

¿Qué pasa con el servicio de comida?

 

Los servicios de alimentos continuarán operando con un cambio esta semana, con los desayunos Morning Bus Stop el miércoles 1 de abril y el viernes 3 de abril solo durante las rutas de autobús de la escuela intermedia y primaria. Las comidas para llevar estarán disponibles el martes 31 de marzo, jueves 2 de abril y viernes 3 de abril de 11:00 a.m. a 1:00 p.m. Todos los estudiantes de Princeton pueden ir a cualquier parada de autobús o escuela primaria para la distribución de alimentos.

 

Los dispositivos de salida de tecnología están disponibles para cualquier estudiante de Princeton, incluidos los grados K-2, para la recogida en la acera el jueves 2 de abril y el viernes 3 de abril. Consulte nuestro sitio web, www.princetonschools.net para obtener el formulario y obtener más información sobre este programa. Por favor traiga su propio bolígrafo para firmar en el formulario en la recogida.

 

Si tiene preguntas sobre la tecnología o la distribución de alimentos, llame a nuestra línea directa al 513-864-1162.

 

¿Qué pasa con el apoyo de salud mental?

Reconocemos la importancia de una atención constante y continua para nuestros estudiantes que acceden a nuestros servicios de salud mental basados ​​en la escuela. El distrito se ha comunicado con cada uno de nuestros socios de salud mental y planean continuar proporcionando acceso a servicios de salud mental. Cualquier pregunta o inquietud específica debe dirigirse al terapeuta y al proveedor de tratamiento de su hijo. Todas las agencias tienen opciones para visitas domiciliarias (según corresponda) o sesiones telefónicas.

 

Nuestros profesionales se comunican con las familias para garantizar que tengan líneas de comunicación abiertas durante el cierre y para hacer planes alternativos si es necesario. Nuestros consejeros supervisarán los correos electrónicos y se comunicarán con las familias de nuestras escuelas que lo necesiten.

 

LÍNEA DIRECTA DE CRISIS: 513-281-2273

LÍNEA DE TEXTO DE CRISIS: 839863 y texto 4HOPE

 

Si estás en crisis o piensas en suicidarte, o si conoces a alguien en crisis o qué piensa en suicidarse, llama: La Red Nacional de Prevención de Suicido (en español): 1-888-628-9454

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org /

 

Si está en crisis o está pensando en suicidarse, o si conoce a alguien en crisis o que está pensando en suicidarse, llame a The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (en inglés): 1-800-273-8255

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

 

Estas líneas de crisis funcionan las 24 horas, los 7 días de la semana, así que llame si tiene alguna inquietud o pregunta.  

 

¿Qué significa esto para la graduación?

La administración de nuestra escuela secundaria y los maestros trabajarán juntos para garantizar que los estudiantes de la Clase 2020 estén en camino de graduarse. El distrito está esperando recibir más orientación del Departamento de Educación de Ohio. Sepa que trabajaremos juntos para proporcionar ayuda y flexibilidad en el interés de hacer lo que es correcto para los estudiantes.

 

¿Qué pasa con las pruebas estatales?

El gobernador, Mike DeWine. ha pedido a la legislatura del estado de Ohio que renuncie a las pruebas estatales para el año escolar 2019-2020. El 24 de marzo, Paolo DeMaria, Superintendente de Instrucción Pública de Ohio, declaró que está buscando exenciones de los requisitos de prueba y otras exenciones de los requisitos federales actuales con la legislatura de Ohio.

 

¿Qué pasa con los servicios para estudiantes con discapacidades? 

Nuestra escuela está haciendo un esfuerzo de buena fe para proporcionar dichos servicios. Si un estudiante con una discapacidad necesita acceso a los modelos de entrega alternativos que se ofrecen a los estudiantes de educación general, el distrito consultará con los padres y / o cuidadores para determinar las necesidades del estudiante e identificar los medios más apropiados para satisfacer esas necesidades durante el cierre período.

 

Preguntas?

Para todas las preguntas relacionadas con las tareas de su hijo, envíe un correo electrónico al maestro de su hijo o al director del edificio. Si necesita tecnología o asistencia alimentaria, llame a la línea directa al 513-864-1162 y deje un mensaje.

 

También hemos creado una página dedicada en nuestro sitio web para todos los anuncios, recursos y actualizaciones sobre COVID-19 en www.princetonschools.net/COVID-19.

 

Estamos experimentando una crisis de salud que ninguno de nosotros ha experimentado en nuestra vida. Habrá obstáculos en el camino, pero los maestros, consejeros, directores de edificios y nuestro personal de apoyo de su hijo están aquí para trabajar con nuestras familias para apoyarlo a usted y a sus hijos.

 

Hemos visto a Vike Nation y nuestras comunidades unirse. Juntos, navegaremos por esta difícil situación. Gracias por estar a la altura del desafío que tenemos ante nosotros.

 

Respetuosamente,

 

Tom Burton

Superintendente

 


March 29, 2020

posted at 7:00 p.m.

 

Dear Princeton City School District Families, 

 

I hope that you had a nice week, enjoying time with your family. We return back to the educational plan that we distributed on March 12th.  As we begin lessons for the week of March 30, we have the following updates for you:

 

Princeton At-Home Learning: Student assignments and learning opportunities for March 30-April 3

 

Student assignments and learning opportunities for March 30-April 3 were sent home on March 12, 2020, and are available at www.princetonschools.net.  

 

Please remember that your child’s teacher(s) will have the best answers if you have questions about login information or specific assignments. Our teachers are available and working hard to support our families and students during this transition to virtual learning and at-home assignments. Thank you for your patience and support!  Feel free to reach out to let us know how we can help.

 

Curbside technology pickup continues

Princeton’s Technology Department has been working to ensure our students have access to devices and technical support via the hotline phone number: 513-864-1162.  To check out a device, please fill out this form. We will offer curbside pickup of Chromebooks on Thursday, April 2nd, and Friday, April 3rd, available to any registered Princeton student in kindergarten through grade 12. 

 

Food distribution continues

Princeton City School District will continue providing meals to our students while our school buildings are closed. Gathering food supplies is an allowable reason to leave your homes, as stated in Governor DeWine’s  “Stay at Home” order. 

PCSD will offer MORNING Bus stop distributions on Monday, March 30th,  Wednesday, April 1st, and Friday, April 3rd. We will also operate “Grab & Go” lunches at the following locations on Tuesday, March 31st, Thursday, April 2nd, and Friday, April 3rd.

  • Heritage Hill Elementary School
  • Lincoln Heights Elementary School
  • Sharonville Elementary School
  • Springdale Elementary School
  • Stewart Elementary School
  • Woodlawn Elementary School

Children 18 and under must be present to receive meals. For more information, please visit www.princetonschools.net. If you have a circumstance that prevents you from getting to the sites or need additional food assistance, please call the hotline at 513.864.1162 and leave a detailed message.  The hotline is monitored frequently, and responses are provided regularly.

 

Bill 197

As you know, our lives and our schools have been significantly impacted by the response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. They have already transitioned in many ways to accommodate the directives from Governor Mike DeWine and his team. 

 

Once the Governor signed House Bill 197, we received additional guidance on other areas affecting our students, of which you should be aware.

 

  • All K-12 standardized testing and state report card requirements are waived for this school year. 

 

  • Our local schools were granted the authority to determine who is on track to graduate and issue diplomas based upon the completion of Princeton’s requirements. We will continue to communicate with our senior students and their parents. Our guidance counselors are available to answer any questions about whether your student is currently on track to graduate. 

 

  • All districts are permitted to continue providing students with lunch, which Princeton will continue to do.

 

  • Our local governments - including our school board - may now opt to hold remote/virtual meetings, but the public must still have access. While we have the option, we may also meet in person. Regardless, we will notify the public as to how we will proceed. 

 

  • Voting in the March 17, 2020 election was extended to April 28, 2020. Voting will occur by mail, and in-person voting will be available for those who are disabled or cannot receive mail. To obtain a vote-by-mail application, you can visit voteohio.gov to print an application or https://olvr.ohiosos.gov/ to register to vote.

 

Finally, I know these times are difficult in many ways. I see and understand these difficulties. We have families with loved ones on the front lines taking care of those who are sick. We have families with lost income. Changes are happening so quickly and with such a big impact. While we cannot take that hardship away, we can support each other throughout all of this. Know that we are here to support you and your child. I am proud to see how our staff and communities are pulling together. 

 

We will do our best to keep you informed and to work through the changes as they come our way. The most up-to-date information can always be found on our website at www.princetonschools.net.

 

Respectfully,

 

Tom Burton

Superintendent

 

 

29 de marzo de 2020

 

 

Estimadas familias del Distrito Escolar de la Ciudad de Princeton:

 

Espero que hayan tenido una buena semana, disfrutando el tiempo con su familia. Regresamos al plan educativo que distribuimos el 12 de marzo. Al comenzar las lecciones para la semana del 30 de marzo, tenemos las siguientes actualizaciones para usted:

 

Aprendizaje en el Hogar:  asignaciones de estudiantes y oportunidades de aprendizaje del 30 de marzo al 3 de abril

Las tareas de los estudiantes y las oportunidades de aprendizaje del 30 de marzo al 3 de abril se enviaron a casa el 12 de marzo de 2020 y están disponibles en www.princetonschools.net .   

Recuerde que los maestros de su hijo tendrán las mejores respuestas si tiene preguntas sobre la información de inicio de sesión o tareas específicas.Nuestros maestros están disponibles y trabajan arduamente para apoyar a nuestras familias y estudiantes durante esta transición al aprendizaje virtual y las tareas en el hogar. ¡Gracias por su paciencia y apoyo! No dude en comunicarse para hacernos saber cómo podemos ayudarlo.

 

La recolección de tecnología en la acera continúa

El Departamento de Tecnología de Princeton ha estado trabajando para garantizar que nuestros estudiantes tengan acceso a dispositivos y soporte técnico a través del número de teléfono de la línea directa: 513-864-1162. Para retirar un dispositivo, complete este formulario www.princetonschools.net. El jueves 2 de abril y el viernes 3 de abril, ofreceremos una recogida en la acera de Chromebooks, disponible para cualquier estudiante registrado en Princeton desde Jardín Escolar de niños hasta el grado 12.

 

La distribución de alimentos continúa

El Distrito Escolar de Princeton  continuará proporcionando comidas a nuestros estudiantes mientras nuestros edificios escolares están cerrados. La recolección de suministros de alimentos es una razón permitida para salir de  sus hogares como se indica en la orden de "quédate en casa" del gobernador DeWine.

PCSD ofrecerá distribuciones en la parada de autobús MAÑANA lunes 30 de marzo, miércoles 1 de abril y viernes 3 de abril. También operaremos almuerzos "Grab & Go" en los siguientes lugares el martes 31 de marzo, jueves 2 de abril y viernes 3 de abril.

  • Escuela primaria Heritage Hill
  • Escuela primaria Lincoln Heights
  • Escuela primaria Sharonville
  • Escuela primaria Springdale
  • Escuela primaria Stewart
  • Escuela primaria Woodlawn

Los niños menores de 18 años deben estar presentes para recibir comidas. Para obtener más información, visite www.princetonschools.net . Si tiene una circunstancia que le impide llegar a los sitios o necesita asistencia alimenticia  adicional, llame a la línea directa al 513.864.1162 y deje un mensaje detallado. La línea directa se monitorea con frecuencia y las respuestas se darán regularmente.

 

Bill 197

Como saben, nuestras vidas y nuestras escuelas se han visto muy afectadas por la respuesta a la pandemia mundial de COVID-19 y ya han hecho la transición de muchas maneras para acomodar las directivas del gobernador Mike DeWine y su equipo.

Una vez que el Gobernador firmó el Proyecto de Ley 197 de la Cámara de Representantes, recibimos orientación adicional sobre otras áreas que afectan a nuestros estudiantes de las cuales debe estar al tanto.

 

  • Todas las pruebas estandarizadas de K-12 y los requisitos de la boleta de calificaciones estatales no se aplican para este año escolar.
  • A nuestras escuelas locales se les otorgó la autoridad para determinar quién está en camino de graduarse y emitir diplomas con base en el cumplimiento de los requisitos de Princeton. Continuaremos comunicándonos con nuestros estudiantes mayores y sus padres. Nuestros consejeros están disponibles para responder cualquier pregunta sobre si su estudiante está actualmente en camino de graduarse.
  • A todos los distritos se les permite continuar brindando almuerzo a los estudiantes, lo que Princeton continuará haciendo.
  • Nuestros gobiernos locales, incluida nuestra junta escolar, ahora pueden optar por celebrar reuniones remotas / virtuales, pero el público aún debe tener acceso. Si bien tenemos la opción, también podemos reunirnos en persona. Independientemente, notificaremos al público sobre cómo procederemos.
  • La votación en las elecciones del 17 de marzo de 2020 se extendió hasta el 28 de abril de 2020. La votación se realizará por correo y la votación en persona estará disponible para aquellos que están discapacitados o no pueden recibir correo. Para obtener una solicitud de voto por correo, puede visitar voteohio.gov para imprimir una solicitud o https://olvr.ohiosos.gov/ para registrarse para votar.

 

Finalmente, sé que estos tiempos son difíciles de muchas maneras. Veo y entiendo estas dificultades. Tenemos familias con seres queridos en primera línea cuidando a los enfermos. Tenemos familias con ingresos perdidos. Los cambios están ocurriendo muy rápido y con un gran impacto. Si bien no podemos eliminar esas dificultades, podemos apoyarnos mutuamente durante todo esto. Sepa que estamos aquí para apoyarlo a usted y a su hijo. Estoy orgulloso de ver cómo nuestro personal y las comunidades se están uniendo.

 

Haremos todo lo posible para mantenerlo informado y trabajar a través de los cambios a medida que se presenten. La información más actualizada siempre se puede encontrar en nuestro sitio web en www.princetonschools.net.

 

Respetuosamente,

 

Tom Burton

Superintendente

 

 

 


 

March 25, 2020

Posted at 5:35 p.m.

 

Good Afternoon Princeton Families, 

 

As you know, Princeton City School District is on "Spring Break" this week.  We will continue providing meals to our Princeton students next week. Gathering food and necessary supplies is an allowable reason to leave your homes, as stated in Governor Mike DeWine’s “Stay at Home” order.  

 

Food distributions will resume next week. Children 18 and under must be present to receive meals.

 

Buses will deliver meals during their MORNING ROUTES on:  

Monday, March 30

Wednesday, April 1

Friday, April 3

 

Grab & Go packages will be available from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at:

Viking Village on Monday, 3/30

Heritage Hill Elementary - 3/31, 4/2, 4/3

Lincoln Heights Elementary - 3/31, 4/2, 4/3

Sharonville Elementary - 3/31, 4/2, 4/3

Springdale Elementary - 3/31, 4/2, 4/3

Stewart Elementary - 3/31, 4/2, 4/3

Woodlawn Elementary - 3/1, 4/2, 4/3

 

For food or technology needs, call the hotline: 513-864-1162.

 

Technology Check-Out Available

 

We will offer a curbside check-out of technology to students at Viking Village. Devices will be available for elementary students for those who need them.  Grades 3-5 will have online distance learning assignments. Technology distribution will occur at Viking Village on Thursday, March 26, and Friday, March 27, from 11 AM to 1 PM.  See information and the form on the Princeton website: www.princetonschools.net

 

For the health and safety of all, physical and social distancing protocols will be strictly enforced. Please stay in your cars and follow the drive-thru pattern.

 

Stay safe, and as always, GO VIKES!

 

Respectfully,

 

Tom Burton

Superintendent

 

  

25 de marzo de 2020

 

Buenas tardes Princeton Families,

 

Como saben, el Distrito Escolar de Princeton City está en "Vacaciones de primavera" esta semana. Continuaremos brindando comidas a nuestros estudiantes de Princeton la próxima semana. Reunir alimentos y suministros necesarios es una razón permitida para abandonar sus hogares, como se indica en la orden del "Gobernador en Casa" del Gobernador Mike DeWine.

 

La distribución de alimentos se reanudará la próxima semana. Los niños menores de 18 años deben estar presentes para recibir comidas.

 

Los autobuses entregarán comidas durante sus RUTAS POR LA MAÑANA en:

 

Lunes 30 de marzo

Miércoles 1 de abril

Viernes 3 de abril

 

Los paquetes Grab & Go estarán disponibles de 11:00 am a 1:00 pm en:

 

Viking Village el lunes 3/30

Primaria Heritage Hill - 3/31, 4/2, 4/3

Primaria Lincoln Heights - 3/31, 4/2, 4/3

Escuela Primaria Sharonville - 3/31, 4/2, 4/3

Primaria Springdale - 3/31, 4/2, 4/3

Primaria Stewart - 3/31, 4/2, 4/3

Woodlawn Elementary - 3/1, 4/2, 4/3

 

 

Para necesidades de alimentos o tecnología, llame a la línea directa: 513-864-1162.

 

Tecnología Check-Out disponible

 

Ofreceremos un check-out de tecnología en la acera a los estudiantes en Viking Village. Los dispositivos estarán disponibles para estudiantes de primaria para aquellos que los necesiten. Grados 3-5 tendrán tareas de aprendizaje a distancia en línea. La distribución de tecnología tendrá lugar el jueves 26 de marzo y el viernes 27 de marzo de 11 a.m. a 1 p.m. Consulte la información y el formulario en el sitio web de Princeton: www.princetonschools.net.

 

Para la salud y la seguridad de todos, se aplicarán estrictamente los protocolos de distanciamiento físico y social. Por favor, quédese en sus autos y siga el patrón de conducción.

 

Quédese en casa, esté seguro y, como siempre, ¡VAYA VIKES!

 

Respetuosamente,

 

Tom Burton

Superintendente

 


Message #10

 

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

posted at 1:30 p.m.

 

Princeton City Schools is on "Spring Break" this week, but we will be distributing/checking-out technology to students on Thursday, March 26, and Friday, March 27, from 11 AM to 1 PM at Viking Village(See information and form on the Princeton website: www.princetonschools.net). Devices will be available for elementary students. Please fill out the form.

 

 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdPvri_OM5w6CUxvsFTe1VOMMuJ1rG4RrJNAHqfV0uDmLP93g/viewform

 

Food distributions will resume next week. 

 

Buses will deliver food during MORNING routes on:

 

Monday, March 30

Wednesday, April 1

Friday, April 3

 

Grab & Go will be available from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at:

 

Viking Village - 3/30

Heritage Hill Elementary - 3/31, 4/2, 4/3

Lincoln Heights Elementary - 3/31, 4/2, 4/3

Sharonville Elementary - 3/31, 4/2, 4/3

Springdale Elementary - 3/31, 4/2, 4/3

Stewart Elementary - 3/31, 4/2, 4/3

Woodlawn Elementary - 3/1, 4/2, 4/3

 

For food or technology needs, call the hotline: 513-864-1162.

 

 


Message #9 From Superintendent Burton

March 18, 2020, posted at 2:00 p.m.

 

Good afternoon,

 

Princeton City School District’s Food Service program will begin delivering breakfast meals to students at bus stops.  This will be a mobile drop-off site serviced by staff, volunteers, and our First Student bus drivers. We appreciate our partnership with First Student and their flexibility to work out this drop-off method. 

 

Buses will run AM routes at the regularly scheduled times when they would pick students up for school.  We will deliver on Friday, March 20th, and then after Spring Break on Monday, March 30, Wednesday, April 1, and Friday, April 3.

 

Grab & Go food packages are available from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.this Thursday and Friday at the following school sites:

Heritage Hill

Lincoln Heights

Sharonville

Springdale

Stewart

Woodlawn

 

We will have a Grab & Go pick up at Viking Village on Friday, March 20th, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

As a reminder, our school district will have Spring Break on March 23-27. 

 

Technology devices:  Students in grades 6-12 who need technology devices and have filled out the online request form will be available for pick up on Thursday, March 19, at Princeton High School.  The pick-up times are between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. We are currently collecting information for elementary school students and will be making an all call about elementary distribution at a later time. 

 

If you have questions or need assistance, please call the hotline at 513-864-1162.

 

Thank you, and as always, GO VIKES!

 

Respectfully,

Tom Burton

Superintendent

 

 

Buenas tardes,

 

El programa de Servicio de Alimentos del Distrito Escolar de la Ciudad de Princeton comenzará a entregar desayunos a los estudiantes en las paradas de autobús. Este será un sitio de entrega móvil atendido por personal, voluntarios y nuestros conductores de autobuses First Student. Agradecemos a  First Student por su apoyo y flexibilidad para resolver este método de entrega. 

 

Los autobuses recorrerán las rutas de la mañana a las horas programadas regularmente, cuando recogerían a los estudiantes para la escuela. Entregaremos el viernes 20 de marzo y luego después del receso  de primavera el lunes 30 de marzo, miércoles 1 de abril y viernes 3 de abril. 

 

Adicionalmente los paquetes de comida Grab & Go estarán disponibles de 11:00 a.m. a 1:00 p.m., este jueves y viernes en las siguientes escuelas:

Heritage Hill

Lincoln Heights

Sharonville

Springdale

Stewart

Woodlawn

 

Para los alumnos de secundaria y preparatoria tendremos entrega de paquetes Grab & Go en Viking Village el viernes 20 de marzo de 11:00 a.m. a 1:00 p.m.

Como recordatorio, nuestro distrito escolar tendrá receso de primavera del 23 al 27 de marzo. 

 

Dispositivos tecnológicos (computadoras): los estudiantes en los grados 6-12 que necesiten dispositivos tecnológicos (computadoras) y  hayan completado el formulario de solicitud en línea, podrán recogerlos el jueves 19 de marzo en Princeton High School de 11:00 a.m. y la 1:00 p.m. Actualmente estamos recopilando información sobre los estudiantes de primaria y posteriormente haremos una llamada completa sobre la distribución para los estudiantes de primaria. 

 

Si tiene preguntas o necesita ayuda, llame a la línea directa al 513-864-1162.

Gracias y, como siempre, GO VIKES!

 

Respetuosamente,

Tom Burton

Superintendente


 

 


Message #8 From Superintendent Burton

 

Video Message

Distributed on March 18, 2020, 12:30 p.m.

 

Please watch this informational update from Superintendent Tom Burton. He discusses the latest information on our communities' response, food distribution, technology, and our extended learning academic plan.

 

Hotline: 513-864-1162

 

www.princetonschools.net

 

#vikingdiff @VikingDiff


Message #7 From Superintendent Burton

 

Distributed on March 17, 2020, 9:20 p.m.

March 17, 2020



Thanks for Making the #vikingdiff During the COVID-19 Closure

 

Dear Viking Families,

 

These are certainly unprecedented times. I want to assure you that the Princeton City School District’s team of Board members, administrators, teachers, and support staff have been working closely with community leaders and partners to do everything possible to help our students, families, and communities through this difficult time. 

 

Hopefully, you have seen the many communications that have come out to keep our families updated and informed regarding our arrangements for access to food, academic lessons, technology, and support resources. Please take the time to read the educational plans that relate to your family. We will continue to provide updates and share information on our website and social media channels. 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON PRINCETON’S COVID-19 CLOSURE PLANS, VISIT:

https://www.princetonschools.net/. To subscribe to our social media contacts click on the links below:

Electronic news, e-News

Facebook (Princeton Vikings, PCSDLittleVikes, pcsdvikings),

Twitter (@VikingDiff, @PCSDViking), 

Instagram (@vikingdiff1 @pscdvikings), 

YouTube Channel PrincetonVikings.

 

Our Princeton team is here for you. For families who need food services, resources are available, and information is on the website.  Teachers have sent home-specific instructional information, which is also on the website. Contact numbers and email addresses for staff are available on the website.  If you are having technical issues or need help, please call 513.864.1162.  We are here to support you, to communicate with you, and to answer your questions.

 

My commitment to you and our Princeton communities is that we provide information to you as timely as possible.  It is essential that although we are “physically distancing,” we continue to remain closely connected and provide you with the tools and information you need to navigate the upcoming weeks. I do ask you for your patience. We must remain supportive of each other. 

 

We are fortunate to have a generous amount of support from our teachers, volunteers, and businesses and community leaders who have offered to help our students and families. The willingness of our staff and community to help our students and families that might be challenged by any hardships during this time is genuinely the #vikingdiff.  That is what makes Princeton so special.  

 

Princeton Pride is definitely strong and brings us together to help one another.  To those who have already reached out, thank you! To those who want to join, there is a link to sign up on our website under District News.  We will need help over the upcoming days and weeks to meet the unique needs of our families. We will be reaching out to those who have signed up on SignupGenius.

 

To our Princeton students - you have been working very hard on your goals this year.  Keep on challenging yourselves. Who knows what inventions, creations, and dreams you will accomplish because of this provocative time.  The staff and I are going to miss you. Be safe; make good choices, read, and play games.

 

To our Princeton families - if you need anything, please do not hesitate to call the hotline numbers on our website. Like I said earlier, we are all in this together, and our support of one another is more critical now than it has ever been. 

 

Working together, our Viking Village is strong!  Take care, please watch for more communications, and as always, GO VIKES!

 

Respectfully,

 

Tom Burton

Superintendent

 

 


Princeton & Community Food Distribution Information

Distributed: Sunday, March 15, 2020, 12:34 p.m.

 


Student Assignments and Learning Opportunities

 

Enlaces a Tareas para estudiantes / Oportunidades de aprendizaje

Haga clic en la escuela o el grado para obtener información sobre el aprendizaje a distancia.

 


Message #6 From Superintendent Burton

Updated Information from Princeton Schools and Superintendent Burton

 

March 15, 2020

 

Dear Princeton Families,

 

On Thursday, March 12, Governor Mike DeWine announced that all Ohio school districts will be on an “extended three-week spring break.” As a result, Princeton City School District students will not report to school on Monday, March 16, and will remain out of school through Friday, April 3, 2020. 

 

This letter is intended to provide you with information that outlines our school district’s plan for meeting your child’s academic and nutritional needs over the next three weeks. We have also posted this information on our website at www.princetonschools.net.  This is also where we will continue to provide updates. Please call 513-864-1162 if you have any questions.

 

Schedule for the Next Three Weeks

Even though the governor stated the extended break would begin at the end of the day, on Monday, Princeton students will not report to school on Monday, March 16, and will be out of school through Friday, April 3, 2020. Our staff will still be available via email to answer questions during the regular school day, the first and third weeks of this mandatory break.

 

From Monday, March 16 - Friday, March 20th and March 30 - April 3, staff will still be working from home and will be available to answer questions during the regular school day via email.  Staff will be on spring break as scheduled from March 23 - March 27, and will not be available to answer questions.

 

Our Scheduled Spring Break

Regardless of the extended spring break schedule announced by the governor on March 12, Princeton City Schools will continue with our scheduled spring break, which runs from Monday, March 23 through Friday, March 27.

 

Athletics, School, and Community Events

All indoor and outdoor athletic events, including practices and conditioning activities, have been canceled through Sunday, April 5. There also will be no school or community-related events taking place on district property during this time.


Food Services Options for Youth Under 18 

We will provide Grab & Go-style snacks or lunches. These packages are available to all children age 18 and under, at no cost. These will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students can access any of the locations, regardless of which school building they attend: 

Please call 513-864-1162 if you have any questions about the program. Please leave a message, and someone will contact you.    

 

High School/Middle - “Grab and Go” food items: 

 

Pick up location:  Viking Village at the High School/Middle School

  • Dates:  Friday, March 20 and Monday, March 30
  • Times: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM  

 

Elementary School - “Grab and Go” snack or lunch: 

 

Week of March 16 - 20 

Tuesday, March 17 - 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Springdale Elementary, Heritage Hill Elementary, Woodlawn Elementary, Lincoln Heights Elementary, Sharonville Elementary, and Stewart Elementary

   

Thursday, March 19 - 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Springdale Elementary, Heritage Hill Elementary, Woodlawn Elementary, Lincoln Heights Elementary, Sharonville Elementary, and Stewart Elementary

 

Friday, March 20 - 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Springdale Elementary, Heritage Hill Elementary, Woodlawn Elementary, Lincoln Heights Elementary, Sharonville Elementary, and Stewart Elementary

 

Week of March 30 - April 3

Tuesday, March 31 - 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM      

Springdale Elementary, Heritage Hill Elementary, Woodlawn Elementary, Lincoln Heights Elementary, Sharonville Elementary, and Stewart Elementary

 

Thursday, April 2 - 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Springdale Elementary, Heritage Hill Elementary, Woodlawn Elementary, Lincoln Heights Elementary, Sharonville Elementary, and Stewart Elementary

  

Friday, April 3 - 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Springdale Elementary, Heritage Hill Elementary, Woodlawn Elementary, Lincoln Heights Elementary, Sharonville Elementary, and Stewart Elementary

 

Mental Health Services


We recognize the importance of consistent and continued care for our students who access our school-based mental health services. The district has contacted each of our mental health partners, and they plan to continue to provide access to mental health services. 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. 

 

CRISIS HOTLINE: 513-281-2273

 

CRISIS TEXT LINE: 839863 and text 4HOPE

 

Si tú estás en crisis o piensas en suicidarte, o si conoces a alguien en crisis o que piensa en suicidarse, llama: 
La Red Nacional de Prevención de Suicido (en español) 
1-888-628-9454
 
If you are in crisis or are thinking of suicide, or if you know someone in crisis or who is thinking of suicide, call: 
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (in English) 
1-800-273-8255
 

 

These crisis lines are operated 24/7, so please call if you have any concerns or questions. 

 

Academic Expectations


Our teaching staff is working to finalize assignments, lessons, and learning opportunities for students, using both electronic and print resources. We appreciate your patience as we work to prepare lessons that help students review what they have learned, extend their knowledge, or reinforce individual student learning goals. While students will not physically attend school, they are expected to complete daily assignments.

 

On Thursday, March 12, all elementary students in grades K-5 were given instructional resources to work on over the next three weeks.  Students were also provided with a list of distance and virtual learning options to continue their learning if internet access is available. Below and on each school's homepage, we have outlined a plan for how instruction and learning will occur during this long-term closure.

 

We are shifting our education from the classroom with four walls to online learning for students in grades 6-12. We understand that transitioning from the classroom to online learning will require computing devices for students in grades 6-12.  For more information, please read the Student Technology section of this letter. The instructional activities will be listed on the website under Student Assignments & Learning Opportunities.

 

 

Preschool - Students will receive educational packets to complete at home, with family members. Students will keep their completed packets and hand them in to their teacher upon returning to school. The instructional activities will be listed on the website under Student Assignments & Learning Opportunities.

 

Grades K-2 - Students will complete learning activities per the direction of their teacher. Students will be required to complete academic work for a minimum of 120 minutes each day and turn the work into their teacher upon returning to school.  The instructional activities will be listed on the website under Student Assignments & Learning Opportunities.

 

Grades 3-5 - Students will complete learning activities per the direction of their teacher. Students will be required to complete academic work for a minimum of 155 minutes daily and turn the work into their upon returning to school. The instructional activities will be listed on the website under Student Assignments & Learning Opportunities.

 

Grades 6-8 - Students will complete online activities per the direction of their teachers. The specific assignments can be found listed on the PCMS district page.

 

Grades 9-12 - Students will complete online activities per the direction of their teachers. Specific assignments can be found listed on the PHS district page.

 

Innovation Center - Students that are in the Innovation Center and enrolled in online classes will continue to work online. EL students will work on a packet of material that was created by the Innovation staff.  The packets were mailed home on Friday, March 13.

 

Students with Disabilities

Students with disabilities will use online learning modules or individualized learning packets assigned by the classroom teacher and/or their intervention specialist. If you had an evaluation or IEP meeting scheduled in the next three weeks, meetings are canceled, and your special education team will contact you to reschedule.

 

Student Technology

If students in grades 6-12 do not have access to a computing device at home, the district will arrange to loan the student a device. All devices must be checked out to the student by completing a registration formPlease call the technology department at 513-864-1162 to make arrangements or if you have tech concerns. Please leave a message, and someone will contact you.  

 

Students can use Google Suites to complete work even if you are not connected to the internet. While offline, you can still create, view, and edit files on Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Click here for more information on how to use these tools offline. 

 

Internet options for the community

To help ease this transition and make it possible for ALL students to have access to WiFi, Spectrum and Comcast are now offering internet services for free or at a discounted rate for 60 days to any K-12 or College student. 

Charter-Spectrum's Free WiFi Deal
Charter-Spectrum is offering free access to broadband and WiFi services to households with students who do not already have the services. The WiFi access will be available for 60 days to households with students from kindergarten to college who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll in the service, you can call 1-844-488-8395 or click the link above to learn more. 

Comcast "Internet Essentials" Program
Comcast says applicants who qualify will get a 25 Mbps connection for free for two months. All new customers in this program will receive a free self-install kit that includes a cable modem and WiFi router. There is no term contract. Click the link above to learn more. 
 

 

All materials can be downloaded for future reference when you are not connected to the internet. Our buildings will not be accessible to students and families. In addition, there are resources for free wifi spots in the community.

 

Students can use Google Suites to complete work even if you are not connected to the internet. While offline, you can still create, view, and edit files on Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Click here for more information on how to use these tools offline.

 

Sample Student Daily Schedule

The following is just a sample schedule to help families who may wish to retain a sense of structure and consistency to their child’s day: 

 

7:30 a.m. - Get up, get dressed, eat breakfast, brush teeth, etc.

8:15 a.m. - Organize learning space, turn on computer/device, log in to Google Classroom

8:30 a.m. - Review any announcements from the teacher(s) and get the necessary learning materials organized.

8:45 a.m. - Engage in the first online session or chat session or video tutorial or whatever the topic is for the day assigned by your teacher.

9:30 a.m. - Begin assignments

10:00 a.m. - Take quick stretch and nutrition break

10:15 a.m. - Return to assignments, keep working, document learning in whatever way is required

11:00 a.m. - Check Google Classroom for any additional announcements

11:15 a.m. - Lunch and movement (Take a walk, dance, do jumping jacks, or run in the yard: just follow some sort of workout routine.)

12:00 p.m. - Return to assignments, keep working, document learning in whatever way is required

1:00 p.m. - Engage in second online session or chat session or video tutorial or whatever you know you've been asked to do

1:45 p.m. - Take a quick stretch and nutrition break

2:00 p.m. - Return to assignments, keep working, document learning in whatever way is required

3:00 p.m. - Summarize your learning in whatever way your teacher(s) have requested, and submit your evidence online

3:45 p.m. - Pat yourself on the back for a full day of online learning.

 

This is undoubtedly an unusual and unique situation in which all of us find ourselves. Please know that we are committed to keeping you informed of any new information as it becomes available. We will keep our website updated with all the information you may need, but please don't hesitate to contact your child's school for assistance.

 

St. Monica 

-Mon. March 16 from 5-6:30 pm provided by New Day at St. Monica's (enter from Douglas St.) Pastor-Mr. Mike 513-678-6194

-Tues. March 17 from 5-6:30 pm provided by LHOI Cafe' Hope at St. Monica's (enter from Douglas St.) Deac. Damon- 513-910-3486/ Pastor-Mr. Mike 513-678-6194

-Wed. March 18 from 5-6:30 pm provided by Mt. Moriah at Mt. Moriah (1169 Simmons Ave.) Pastor Pickens 859-433-6100

-Thurs. March 19 from 5-6:30 pm supplied by St. Monica's at St. Monica's (enter from Douglas St.) Pastor-Mr. Mike 513-678-6194

 

Revive City Church 

-will make 100 grab and go sets of food each week for 3 weeks (300 total).

 

Village Green community 

65 snack bags are being distributed at Village Green community on Monday, March 16th, at 11:00. 

 

Vineyard Church

The Food Pantry Healing Center - Market Place provides food to families which are located in Springdale: 513-346-4080

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we all navigate these unchartered waters.

 

Respectfully,

Tom Burton

Superintendent

 

 


Message #5: Letter to Elementary School Parents

Distributed on March 12, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

 

In the event of school closure, Princeton elementary schools have prepared resources for your child.  

Each day your child will bring home the next day’s lessons. If school is not canceled, they should bring these materials to school because they will be used in the classrooms. 

 

Reading and Math instructional opportunities are listed below.  Distance and Virtual Learning options for students with home internet access are also included.  

 

Reading 

  1. All students should take home an assigned book from the Success for All Reading class.  Students will also be encouraged to take home multiple books of their choice from the building or teacher library to complete an additional reading activity.
  • Complete questions and writing assignments as assigned by the reading teacher.
  • Each building will send optional questions and book projects that can be completed based on the amount of time out of school.
  1. Special Education
    1. In addition to the above, take-home worksheets from their reading intervention materials, fluency practice page, and sight word list. 
  2. English Learners
    1. Items 6-8 below are websites to help support the specific needs of English Learners.  

 

Math

  1. Students should take home Ready Classroom Workbooks.  Teachers will assign workbook pages that have been reviewed in class and challenge assignments.
  2. Special education- in addition to the above, worksheet packets focusing on basic math skills



Distance and Virtual Learning Options for students with Internet access

  1. iReady Math and iReady Reading Learning Path Lessons can be completed
  2. All students should have access to Math lessons
  3. Some students may need to take Reading diagnostic in order to access Reading lessons 
  4. Study Island Reading Learning Path Grades 2-5
  5. 4-5 Study Island Science and Social Studies
  6. https://www.uniteforliteracy.com/
  7. https://www.eslgamesplus.com/sentence-monkey/
  8. https://www.turtlediary.com/games/word-families.html

 

Please contact your school principal or teacher with questions.


Message #4 From Superintendent Burton

 

Princeton City Schools are closed for students March 13 - April 3

Distributed on March 12, 2020, at 3:24 p.m.

 

Today, March 12, 2020, Governor Mike DeWine announced that Ohio schools will be closed starting Monday, March 16, for three weeks.  In preparation for this extended school closing, Princeton City Schools will also be closed for students tomorrow, Friday, March 13, 2020.  All staff should report at the regular time and will receive additional directions from their school principal.

 

We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause. We are taking this opportunity to ensure that we are prepared to continue education for this long-term school closure.

 


Princeton City Schools 

Frequently Asked Questions

Delivered on March 12, 2020, at 8:15 a.m.

 

Yesterday at Governor Mike DeWine’s Press Conference, he announced that the state is not recommending the closure of K-12 schools at this time.  His direct quote was, “I’m not ordering to close schools. We may get to that point, but not today.” As a reminder, Princeton and Ohio schools continue to follow the directives of the state health department. Since we are in parts of three counties, we are paying attention to the recommendations of each county health department as well as our city/village health departments.  Our schools play an important role in providing stability and safety for our region and will take heed to recommendations of health officials. Superintendent Tom Burton has been on conference calls, attended meetings, and been in contact with local superintendents and those from across the state and country to assess and respond to new information.  

 

Are we still holding indoor events at Princeton City Schools?

As of today, March 12, in response to Governor DeWine’s emergency order and the Ohio Department of Health recommendations to limit social contact, all after-school indoor events that include guests/spectators have been canceled until further notices. We will evaluate opportunities to reschedule concerts, musicals, etc.  

 

Are you planning on closing schools?

Princeton City Schools will follow the recommendations of the counties we serve, State of Ohio, as well as other area educational professionals. The current recommendation is not to proactively close schools or the district. Families need to prepare for the possibility that schools could be closed as the outbreak continues. If there are school closings we will follow our all call protocol (phone call, email, and text) as soon as the decision is made to close.

 

Additionally, a school may be closed if staff absences impact school operations and learning. School may also be closed because the cleaning needs across the district surpass the availability of custodial services. In these cases, the district or school will communicate directly with families and the school community.

 

One additional consideration health responders have asked us to take into account is the impact that closing schools may have on our health care community. Cincinnati is fortunate to have great medical institutions and providers. Many of our students’ families are health care providers or work in the healthcare industry. If schools close, fewer people will be able to provide front-line support. As soon as our public health partners determine schools should proactively close, we will.

 

Is there a plan for educating students if schools are closed longer term?

We have plans in place to continue the educational mission; however, the health of our staff and students is what’s most important. If someone is symptomatic or has contracted the disease, their focus should be on getting better.

 

In the event of a school closure, our desired outcome is that students continue to have access to relevant, meaningful learning opportunities using both work that has been sent home and our existing systems for sharing information electronically. 

 

Additionally, if a student needs to self-quarantine, teachers will work with that student to make sure that they do not fall behind. Of course, if a student is ill we want that student to focus on getting better!

 

What about athletics & club outdoor games at Princeton City Schools?

We are following the OHSAA and Governor DeWine’s recommendations to severely limit spectators to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  For indoor contests, each athlete or contestant is allowed four visitors to games or contests until further guidance. At this time, athletic events are canceled.  We will follow OHSAA’s lead.

 

What about school-sponsored travel?

At this time, all school-sponsored travel and field trips have been canceled. 

 

What about spring break travel?

If you will be traveling during spring break, please monitor the CDC travel advisories. Currently, travelers to Italy, Iran, China, and South Korea must self-quarantine for 14 days when arriving back in the United States. The CDC now recommends that travelers, particularly those with underlying health issues, defer all cruise ship travel. Governor DeWine shares that each traveler should ask themselves, “Is it necessary?” Please visit the CDC’s website for more information about travel.

 

What if I keep my child home?

Families know what’s best for their children, and we will honor your decision to keep your child home from school during this time. Absences will be excused.

 

How are schools and buses being cleaned and disinfected?

All schools are cleaned and disinfected regularly with hospital-grade disinfectants as a standard practice in the district. Buildings are now being cleaned and disinfected more often, and frequently touched surfaces such as door handles, desks, water fountains, technology, etc. are cleaned daily. Custodians have been deep cleaning all areas of each school and recently purchased a 360 cleaning system.  Further, we have been rotating a sanitation aerosol cleaning system that is disinfecting large areas on a daily basis.

 

All buses are being disinfected daily, and the Child Nutrition Department will continue to follow food safety practices and use approved disinfectants.

 

How do I talk to my child about COVID-19?

As public conversations around COVID-19 increase, children may worry about themselves, their family, and friends getting ill. Parents, family members, school staff, and other trusted adults can play an important role in helping children make sense of what they hear in a way that is honest, accurate, and minimizes anxiety or fear. The CDC has created guidance to help adults have conversations with children about COVID-19 and ways children can avoid getting and spreading the disease. 

 

How are schools helping students prevent COVID-19?

We are providing resources, supplies, and additional time for students to wash their hands regularly. Please help us by keeping sick children at home.

Anyone that has symptoms of any illness should stay home 24 hours without a fever and without medication. If students exhibit illness or COVID-19 related symptoms, we will isolate them, and contact a parent or guardian to come to pick them up immediately.

 

If you have questions or concern, you should contact:

Butler County Public Health Department: 1-877-774-4636

Hamilton County Public Health Department: 1-513-946-7800

Springdale City Health Department: 1-513-346-5725

Warren County Health District: 1-513-695-1228

 

What can staff and students do to stay healthy?

Please take the extra precautions that are recommended by the CDC, such as hand washing, covering a cough or sneeze with a tissue, and staying home when you are sick.

 

Again, we appreciate your partnership and patience and will continue to provide regular updates as this rapidly changing situation evolves.

 

 


 

Message #3 From Superintendent Burton on COVID-19

Delivered on March 11, 2020

 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

In the Princeton City School District, the health, safety, and well-being of our students and staff are our top priorities. With the recently elevated discussion regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the news, we want to take a moment to reinforce our preventive safety measures and provide additional communication.

 

There has been a great deal of information being reported in the news regarding the Coronavirus Disease, COVID-19.  With that in mind, we want to keep our parents, community, students, and staff informed on how the district is responding to this public health concern.  Student safety has and will always be our top priority. As mentioned in the previous letter on February 28, we have been deep cleaning all areas of each school and recently purchased a 360 cleaning system.  Further, we have been rotating a sanitation aerosol cleaning system that is disinfecting large areas on a daily basis.

 

We want to assure our school community that we are taking this matter very seriously. While we do have representatives attending bi-weekly county-level meetings, we are monitoring the situation and taking guidance from the local health departments, Ohio Department of Health, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). There is currently no recommendation from the Ohio Department of Education to close schools.  In fact, today, Governor DeWine recommended schools remain open, but that officials and families prepare for the possibility of closures. As we monitor the situation, we are making plans to provide alternative educational options if it becomes necessary for our schools to close.

 

For sporting events, the District will follow guidelines from OHSAA. School events will be considered on a case-by-case basis; cancellations and postponements will be communicated using our normal protocol. While we cannot stop anyone from traveling on their personal time, we encourage those who plan to take spring break trips to monitor the spread of COVID-19 in and around their destination and keep a close eye out for signs and symptoms of the virus upon return. We also highly suggest monitoring the CDC’s travel advisories as these can change quickly. 

 

We continue to encourage our students, staff, and families to be mindful of key preventive measures. The CDC offers some tips on its website that can be useful in avoiding the spread of this and other illnesses. 

 

In addition, please remember that if children are sick, they should not be at school. Students need to be fever-free for 24 hours before returning to school after any illness. Please refer to the health guidelines outlined on our district website. Keeping children home when they are sick is critical to prevention.  As always, we encourage parents to report the illness to the school, so we accurately know why a student is absent from school.  Please make sure that your contact information is updated at the schools and in ProgressBook, and that you are on the relevant school and classroom email lists.

 

If you have any questions, the Ohio Department of Health has also opened a call center to help with the COVID-19 Response: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH.  

 

Sincerely,

Tom Burton

Superintendent



Additional resources: 

 

 


News Release from the Ohio High School Athletic Association

from Jerry Snodgrass, Executive Director of OHSAA

Delivered on March 10, 2020
 
 
For Immediate Release – March 10, 2020
Contact – Tim Stried, Director of Communications, tstried@ohsaa.org
 
OHSAA Tournaments to Continue with Limited Spectators
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has ordered most spectators to be kept away from indoor sporting events
 
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced Tuesday afternoon that all indoor sporting events in Ohio, including high school, collegiate, and professional sports, shall continue without most spectators in attendance as Ohio seeks to contain the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19.
 
“This will be a very difficult time for our schools and fans, but we cannot ignore the directive of the Governor,” OHSAA Executive Director Jerry Snodgrass said. “We are pleased that our tournaments can continue, and we will soon determine who can attend. However, we can already say that it will most likely be no more than the immediate family of the student-athletes participating in the event.”
 
Boys basketball regional tournament games scheduled for Tuesday night can proceed with fans. The OHSAA will announce Wednesday morning how the tournaments will proceed moving forward.
 
More information will be released as soon as possible, including the process for tickets already sold and what kind of media coverage will be permitted at the state tournaments.
 
The OHSAA girls basketball state tournament begins Thursday at St. John Arena, the wrestling state tournament begins Friday at the Schottenstein Center and the ice hockey state tournament begins Saturday morning at Nationwide Arena.
 
 
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Universal Precautions 

  • Wash your hands for 20 seconds or more with soapy water. If unavailable, use hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home while you are sick (except to visit a health care professional) and to avoid contact with others.
  • Cover your mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
  • Get adequate sleep and eat well-balanced meals to ensure a healthy immune system.

 

Hand Washing Expectations 

 

Our schools are reminding students to wash their hands anytime they have used the restroom, and prior to lunch. These are always good habits, and critical to the containment of disease.

 

Custodial staff will keep soap fully stocked in bathrooms to support these efforts, and we are increasing the availability of hand sanitizer stations.

 

Staff will also reinforce good hygiene and remind students not to touch their face, nose, or mouth, sneeze into a tissue or elbow, and reduce physical hand contact (high fives, fist bumps, etc.). 

 

Video Links

 

The links below are of videos you can use to help reinforce the importance of proper handwashing and covering of coughs/sneezes with your children and others.

Videos for older and younger students:

 

Click this link to watch a video for older children

 

Click this link to watch another video for older children

 

Click this link to watch a video for younger children

 

Click this link to watch another video for younger children

 

Monitoring Illness 

Many parents are already aware this flu season has been a challenge for many of our students and families.  We have closely monitored student attendance during this flu season. All of our nurses work with our building principals and custodial staff to report student illness, so there can be additional cleaning in those classrooms where increased illness has been reported.  We also encourage parents to report illnesses to the school, so we accurately know why a student is absent from school. Students should be fever-free for 24 hours prior to returning to school.  

 

Environmental Practices 

Custodial staff members have increased the frequency of cleaning common and high-traffic areas. They have been deep cleaning all areas of each school. Recently, the District purchased a 360 cleaning system.  Further, we have been rotating a sanitation aerosol cleaning system that is disinfecting large areas.

 

Prioritized cleaning includes bathrooms, water fountains, the lunchroom, common spaces, door handles, emergency bar on doors, handrails on stairs, etc. Buses are also receiving additional cleaning. All efforts will be made to keep students healthy and safe.  We will continue to explore cleaning options and ensure that best practices are in place.  

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is coronavirus exactly? It is a new, previously unidentified virus, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Similar coronaviruses cause symptoms of a common cold or upper respiratory illness.

 

How does it spread? The exact method of contagion is not known at this time. It is known that it is spread from person to person from individuals experiencing fever and cough. Frequent hand washing is encouraged to limit exposure to this, as well as the flu virus.

 

Should I send my child to school? Just like the flu or common cold, if your child is exhibiting symptoms of fever or cough, they should remain home until they are fever and cough free for 24 hours without medication.

 

Should my child wear a mask? According to health professionals and the CDC, at this time it is not necessary to invest in surgical face masks and exam gloves. These items provide an illusion of safety when actually, without proper training, proper hand-washing and other preventive steps, the benefits are minimal.

 

Can we still travel, for example, over spring break? For the latest updates and advice on travel, please refer to the CDC’s website.

 

Are field trips or extracurricular activities going to be canceled?  At this point, there has been no change in planned field trips or extracurricular activities.  We will continue to operate as usual. We will rely on guidance from the CDC or other Public Health Agencies in our decision making.  

 

 


Message #2 From Superintendent Burton on COVID-19

Delivered on February 28, 2020

 

Dear Princeton Families & Staff, 

 

We are aware of the concerns of our community, as well as the recent statements from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19).

 

While we continue to work closely with local and federal health authorities, as of February 28, 2020, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 coronavirus in Ohio. No additional precautions have been advised for Princeton City School District at this time. However, it is crucial that we are all informed and take reasonable precautions to prevent the spread of any infectious diseases.

 

Princeton City Schools will continue to follow CDC recommendations to prevent any infection of a respiratory virus. 

 

Simple ways to protect yourself and your family include:

 

  •     Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  •     Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  •     Do not share food, drinks, or eating/drinking utensils.
  •     Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  •     Stay home when sick.
  •     Cough or sneeze into an elbow or use a tissue and place immediately in the trash.
  •     Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

 

State medical experts indicate that the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID -19 are the same recommendations for preventing the spread of the flu. Please click here to read information from the Ohio Department of Health regarding the COVID-19. Families may also visit the CDC website for more information regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus.

 

Thank you for your continued support in keeping our students and staff safe. More information on the coronavirus is available at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.

 

Please feel free to contact your child’s building principal or nurse if you have any questions.

 

Sincerely,

Tom Burton

Superintendent

 


Message #1 on COVID-19

Delivered on February 24, 2020 

 

Princeton Families:

Princeton City Schools follows the guidance and expertise of national and local health officials to help protect our students and staff from all communicable diseases. The District is aware that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). 

 

While we continue to work closely with local and federal health authorities, as of Feb. 27, 2020, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 coronavirus in Ohio, and no additional precautions have been advised for Princeton City School District at this time.  

 

State medical experts indicate that the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID -19 are the same recommendations for preventing the spread of the flu. Please click here to read information from the Ohio Department of Health regarding the COVID-19. Families may also visit the CDC website for more information regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus.

 

Additionally, we request that parents/guardians notify their school principal if a child or member of their family has been to China or South Korea (both are on the CDC’s Warning Level 3 traveler’s list) and recently returned to our community. We encourage families to follow the CDC’s information for travel, available at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html.

 

Should you have any further questions, please contact the nurse on your child’s campus or visit www.princetonschools.net/Page/911.

 



 

Click here to view/print letter from the Ohio Department of Health March 11, 2020

 

 

Click here to view/print letter from Governor Mike DeWine March 11, 2020

 

 

Click here to view/print Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Disease 2019 FAQs

 

 

Click here to view/print Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Disease 2019 Prevention Letter