Email Express for the Week of Nov. 7

  • Welcome to the Email Express, the communications tool utilized by Princeton Independent School District. It is distributed weekly throughout the year to keep you informed. Districtwide events are featured at the top, followed by a section for each campus to make information easier to navigate.
     
    We encourage suggestions on how we can improve our communications, so feel free to email jcollins@princetonisd.net with your ideas.
     
    In addition, like the Princeton Independent School District Facebook page and follow Twitter @princetonisd to stay up-to-date, as well. These accounts are also linked to the district website at www.princetonisd.net so you do not need social media to see the postings. In addition, Princeton ISD has an official Instagram page to showcase photos from around the district. Follow @PrincetonISD on Instagram to see the kids in action.
  • Meet a veteran at the flag pole
    VFW Post 9167 members and other Princeton veterans will join together for a new program, “Meet a Veteran at the Flag Pole,” at every campus in Princeton ISD on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Veterans will be available at middle and high schools from 7-7:30 a.m. and elementary schools, 8-8:30 a.m., and they welcome students, parents and school staff who want to stop and say thanks and hello.
     
    Angel Tree adoptions underway
    Adoptions for the 15th annual Angel Tree program are underway for the less fortunate children and families in Princeton.
     
    Counselors have applications on each Princeton ISD campus, and they will be verified using information from the free- and reduced-meal program, as well as recommendations from counselors regarding new circumstances.
     
    The deadline for applications is Monday, Nov. 28. All Angel applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.
     
    Angel Tree adoptions continue until Friday, Dec. 2.
     
    Deliveries to families will begin Wednesday, Dec. 7.
     
    Procedures for adopting an angel:
     
    - New this year is online adoption. Use this link to request angels: https://forms.gle/DVctUp3ooa7nai369
     
    - Guideline: Spend approximately $75 per child.
     
    - Clearly mark all unwrapped presents with the Family and Child number from the adoption form. Donors are asked to use removable labels with the Family and Child number so the items will not have handwriting on them.
     
    - Drop-off deadline is Monday, Dec. 5. The drop-off location for returning unwrapped presents will be determined by Family numbers. Drop-off for Family #101-200 will be at the Auxiliary Services Building, 303 Panther Parkway (bus barn behind Clark Middle School). Drop-off for Family #201+ will be at the PISD Administration Building, 321 Panther Parkway.
     
    - If someone cannot afford to adopt an entire child, pair up to adopt a child.
     
    - Make a monetary donation at any campus, administration office, Peoples Bank or Independent Financial (checks payable to Princeton Lions Club); or
     
    - Sponsor a portion of a child by selecting from the Angel Tree at either Peoples Bank, Independent Financial, the Chamber of Commerce or the City of Princeton. Individual items, including toys or clothing, will be available.
     
    For more information, call 469-952-5400 or stop by the PISD Administration Office at 321 Panther Pkwy.
     
    District dyslexia training
    Princeton ISD dyslexia therapists graduated from McKinney Christian Multisensory Teacher Training in Take Flight on Saturday.
     
    They are, from left:
    Paula Montgomery, Harper
    Shelly Sadler, Godwin
    Kristen Hoar, Southard
    Instructor Peggy Brooks
    Marcella Green, Lacy
    Kristi Small, Clark
     
    Deanna Day, Smith (not pictured)
     
    All Sports Pass
    Princeton ISD athletics now offers an All Sports Pass. These are available for students and community members.
     
    The student-only All Sports Pass is valid for either 10 scans for $36 or 20 scans for $46.
     
    In addition, middle school passes are 20 scans for $63, and the high school passes are 20 scans for $103.
     
    Each pass entitles the holder to claim a single admission or multiple admissions to any PISD high school or middle school regular season home game during the 2022-2023 school year, excluding playoffs, tournaments and varsity football games. 
     
    Single-game tickets will still be available, but this is just another option, and it helps avoid multiple credit card fees for each individual ticket purchase. 
     
    These passes will be non-refundable, so if the purchaser does not use all the admissions on the pass, refunds will not be available for the unused portion.
     
    Passes on sale on the PISD website under the Tickets and Payments tab or by clicking this link:
     
     
    Campus visitors must show ID before entering
    Princeton ISD is excited to welcome visitors back to our campuses. Visitors must first show their ID before they can enter the office on every visit.
     
    With updated security protocols in place, it will be necessary for all parents, grandparents or guardians to be scanned through the current ID system already in use throughout Princeton ISD.
     
    This is a relatively easy process, however, it could create a backup if a line forms for some of our larger campus events, including the annual Thanksgiving lunch, which draws a large number of visitors to campus.
     
    To help streamline this process, it would be helpful for parents who plan to attend on-campus events during the school day to visit the front office at their convenience to have their ID scanned into the Raptor ID system. By having IDs checked prior to any on-campus event, we hope this will allow as many guests as possible to enjoy time with their student at the event. Once they have scanned their ID, it can be retrieved from the system to generate a new visitor badge. This allows for sign-ups in advance instead of printing them all the day of the event.
     
    Students will be limited to four guests per event during the school day.
     
    Boys basketball to play at American Airlines
    The boys basketball team will take on 6A Denton Braswell Nov. 12 at American Airlines Center before the Mavericks host the Portland Trailblazers. Tickets, which are good for all games, must be purchased using this link. The ticket will allow you to sit anywhere for the Panthers games, then you must sit in your assigned seat for the Mavs.
     
    Game times 
    1 p.m. - Varsity
    2:15 p.m. - JV
     
     
    COVID testing
     
    Princeton ISD continues to offer a free COVID testing clinic for students, located at Lovelady High School at the C21 entrance at the back of the school off Mabel Drive.
     
    Days/hours for COVID testing are Monday - Friday from 7-8 a.m. Appointments are still scheduled through campus nurses.
     
    School closed
    Princeton ISD schools and offices will be closed Monday-Friday, Nov. 21-25, for Thanksgiving. Normal classes and office hours will resume Monday, Nov. 28.
     
    Early release
     
    PISD will release early Friday, Dec. 16, for Christmas break. Schools will observe the following release schedule: PHS and Lovelady release at 12:05 p.m., buses run at 12:30 after lunch; Clark and Southard release at 12:35 p.m.; all elementary schools release at 1:30 p.m.; and Canup releases at 1:40 p.m.
     
    Board meeting schedule
     
    Board meetings are held monthly, typically on the third Monday of the month, except on months when the meeting would conflict with a school holiday. Board meetings, which are held in the board room at the administration building between Clark and the stadium, begin at 6:30 p.m. and are open to the public. Schedule for the remaining 2022-2023 board meetings:
     
    Nov. 14, 2022
    Dec. 12, 2022
    Jan. 23, 2023
    Feb. 27, 2023
    March 20, 2023
    April 17, 2023
    May 15, 2023
    June 19, 2023
    July 17, 2023
     
    Office hours
     
    Normal business hours for the PISD administration building are 7:15 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For elementary campuses, office hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, and secondary campuses are 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
     
    District calendar
     
    ‪The school calendars for the next two years are approved.
     
    Click here for a copy of the 2022-2023 school calendar.
     
    Click here for a copy of the 2023-2024 school calendar.
     
    School picture schedule
     
    Double T Photography will be on campuses in the spring following the schedule below to take school photos. These will be used for the yearbook and available for purchase. Order information will be provided from Double T. Spring schedule:
     
    Jan. 11 Lacy class
    Jan. 12 Lowe class
    Jan. 18 Smith class
    Jan. 19 Harper class
    Jan. 20 Godwin class
    Jan. 24 Mayfield class
    Jan. 26 Canup class
    Feb. 1 Smith class
    March 2 Lacy spring
    March 14 Harper spring
    March 15 Lowe spring
    March 16 Mayfield spring
    March 27 Smith spring
    March 28 Canup spring
    March 29 Southard spring
    March 30 Clark spring
    March 31 Godwin spring
    April 11 Lacy kinder cap and gown
    April 12 Godwin kinder cap and gown
    April 13 Smith kinder cap and gown
    April 14 Harper kinder cap and gown
    April 25 Lowe kinder cap and gown
    April 26 Mayfield kinder cap and gown