Email Express for week of October 19

  • Welcome to the 10th edition of Email Express, the communications tool utilized by Princeton Independent School District. It is distributed weekly 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.

  • District News 

    Early voting underway voting_people.jpg

    The General Election and Special Elections, which includes the PISD Board of Trustees Election, will be 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3. Any eligible Collin County registered voter may vote early at any early voting location.
     
    The Princeton early voting location will be:
    First Baptist Church Princeton-Activities Building, 511 Jefferson Ave.
     
    Times and dates for early voting:
    7 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 17, Oct. 19-24, Oct. 26-30
    1-6 p.m. Oct. 18 and Oct. 25
     
    On Election Day, Nov. 3, there will be two Princeton voting locations open 7 a.m.-7 p.m.:
    First Baptist Church Branch-Fellowship Hall, 7011 FM 546
    First Baptist Church Princeton-Activities Building, 511 Jefferson Ave.

    Alumni earns ETBU honors 

    East Texas Baptist University refashioned its Homecoming celebration into “Home on the Hill." Each day of event included student-life activities.
     
    To culminate the week, they announced the Homecoming court, which included 2019 PHS graduate Laura Staley as a junior duchess.

    Athletic Booster Club to meet Oct. 28

    The Athletic Booster Club will meet at 6 p.m. Oct. 28 in the PHS cafeteria.

    Athletic Booster Club has friends and family membership option

    To join the PHS Athletic Booster Club as friends and family, click the link below:
     
    ○ You do not need to be the parent of a high school athlete to join
    ○ This link is to pay 2020-2021 PHS Athletic Booster Club dues. The cost is $20 per individual or $30 for family (significant other in the same household). Provide names upon payment and send as Friend/Family transaction

    Athletic Booster Club needs help with concessions

    The Booster Club needs help with concessions, which are fund-raising opportunities for the organization. Click on the link below to sign up for available concession dates. https://signup.com/group/1017034655937424096?fbclid=IwAR3tZcUhlUqCzZrBD9C nScsJd6EcbX5XaBPKGHXZgTDOS0qymtV866O7lhU

    Athletic Booster Club senior night 

    The Athletic Booster Club thanks Sign Gypsies, which provided the recognition signs for senior night.

    How to contact Athletic Booster Club

    Ways to contact the Athletic Booster Club:
     
    Join the Remind App with group code @66ghag
    Follow social media pages: Twitter @AthleticPHS and Facebook Group

    Sports on live stream 

    Princeton ISD has partnered with NFHS Network to provide live streaming for school events.
     
    Click the link below:
     
     
    Once on the page, you will need to subscribe to the NFHS Network by clicking the "subscribe" button near the top right of the page. Cost is $10.99 per month for a monthly pass or $69.99 for a yearly pass. A portion of these fees are returned to the district.
     
    Once subscribed, you can follow NFHS Network by clicking the "follow" button also at the top right. This will make sure you see all of the PHS games scheduled for NFHS. Subscribers will also be able to access the streams "on demand" after the games have ended.  
     
    Viewers also have the ability to stream and upload for "on demand" viewing certain "non-athletic" events. These can be set to be accessed WITHOUT a subscription.

    PISD job openings

    Princeton ISD has several job openings right now, including:
     
    Custodian
    General maintenance worker
    Bus mechanic assistant
     
    Applications for these positions can be accessed on the website using this link:

    Admission restrictions in place for district events

    With restricted capacity to allow for social distancing at all school functions, including sporting events, the district needs to closely monitor admission to control the number of spectators and fans allowed to enter.
     
    As a result, ALL TICKETS WILL BE SOLD ONLINE for middle school and high school games.
     
    The link to purchase tickets will be on the main Princeton ISD website under the tickets tab and on the athletics page. Tickets can be purchased one week prior to the event. Tickets will be available to purchase at the game (NO CASH), however availability is not guaranteed. Gyms and stadiums will be sold at 35 percent capacity.
     
     
    PISD will not accept any passes this year because of limited capacity rules required by UIL.
    (This includes employee passes, student passes, district passes, THSCA, TGCA, etc.)
     
    Senior citizens will need to come to the administration office to obtain their complimentary ticket.
     
    Every person above the age of 3 must obtain a ticket from the online service.
     
    RESERVED SEATING – VARSITY FOOTBALL
    Because of COVID-19, there will not be assigned seats in the reserved section. However, the reserved section seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for those who have purchased season tickets. You must purchase a reserved ticket to sit in this section. Fans will be asked to maintain social distancing and wear a face covering.
     
    FOR AWAY GAMES
    Fans and parents will need to go to the opponent’s school website and purchase tickets. Most opposing schools will not be selling tickets at the gate, so be sure to pre-purchase tickets in advance. When provided with ticket information from the opposing team in advance, the information will be posted on the Princeton ISD website under the Away Tickets tab.

    Online learner meals 

    PISD provides weekly curbside meal pick-up for remote learners. This is only for students not attending school on campus.
     
    MEAL PICK-UP PROCESS:
    Children 18 and under that are currently NOT in school may pick up meals on Mondays from 5-6 p.m. at Southard Middle School or Harper Elementary. These meals are for kids not already receiving the meals at school. You must show proof that you have children 18 and under. The kids can be with you, or if they are not with you, you must show either school badge (remote learners), or birth certificate of the children. 

    Technology help line and hours

    To assist students and parents utilizing the virtual method of instruction, the PISD technology department offers a help line from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 469-952-5414 or email help@princetonisd.net.

    School pictures

    Double T Photography will be on campuses to take school photographs following the schedule below. In addition, Double T will use a new ordering format this year instead of the traditional paper ordering forms. Parents/guardians will receive an electronic notification through email/text message to the contact on file through the district's student registration system. This method will be used for ordering photos.
     
     
    Oct. 21 - Lowe retakes
    Nov. 3 - Godwin retakes
    March 3 - Smith spring pictures
    March 18 - Lacy spring pictures
    March 23 - Lowe spring pictures
    March 24 - Southard spring pictures
    March 25 - Godwin spring pictures
    March 30 - Clark spring pictures
    March 31 - Canup spring pictures
    April 13 - Lowe kindergarten cap and gown
    April 14 - Harper kindergarten cap and gown
    April 15 - Lacy kindergarten cap and gown
    April 20 - Smith kindergarten cap and gown
    April 21 - Godwin kindergarten cap and gown

    Updated district calendar for 2020-2021

    ‪The Princeton ISD calendar for 2020-2021 is approved. The school board recently approved changing the date of Homecoming to Oct. 16, which will be an early release day, to be in line with the adjusted football schedule. Click here for PDF.