Email Express for week of May 25
Welcome to the 34th 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.
Kindergarten graduationKindergarten graduation for all elementary schools will be Saturday, May 30, at Jackie Hendricks Stadium.Ceremony schedule:Godwin Elementary - 9 a.m.Smith Elementary - 11 a.m.Lowe Elementary - 2 p.m.Lacy Elementary - 4 p.m.Harper Elementary - 6 p.m.In case of rain, individual graduation ceremonies could be rescheduled to Sunday, May 31. Watch district social media, which can also be found on the district website, for rain-out information.For the ceremonies, the district will be required to adhere to the TEA guidance to maintain social distancing so families will be assigned to certain seating areas. In addition, everyone must follow dismissal procedures.Each kindergarten student will be accompanied on the field with two family members. In addition, students will be issued a ticket for five additional family members, who will be seated in the stadium bleachers. Tickets will not be transferable because it has the potential to violate social distancing guidelines. Guests of each kindergarten student need to enter the stadium together to be seated.Tickets are available for pickup on campus while picking up the weekly instructional packets or in the campus office.Each guest will be screened at the gate for symptoms of COVID-19, which includes cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, diarrhea, fever or known close contact with a person confirmed with COVID-19 (as determined by CDC guidelines).
The athletic department has released information regarding physicals for athletes
Summer school begins June 8
Summer school will be held at Southard Middle School beginning June 8. Students who will attend have been notified.
Summer office hours begin June 1
Beginning Monday, June 1, Princeton ISD will transition to summer office hours, which are 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Offices will be closed on Fridays.
PISD opens outdoor facilities
Princeton ISD has opened its outdoor facilities, including the tracks and tennis courts at PHS and Southard Middle School. Users are reminded to adhere to social distancing guidelines issued by the CDC. The stadium track will remain closed to the public at this time
Pre-K roundup scheduled at Canup
Pre-K roundup will be July 21-23 at Canup Early Childhood Center, 301 N. 5th St. This is the new school all Pre-K students in the district will attend beginning this fall. Registration times and more complete details will be released soon.
Weekly meals available Mondays 4 until goneWeekly box meal distribution for anyone who qualifies for the free and reduced meal program will continue on Mondays at Princeton High School. This box contains breakfast and lunch for the entire week, Monday-Friday.Distribution begins at 4 p.m. and continues until all boxes are distributed.This is an initiative the school board committed to when Princeton ISD moved to home-based instruction. It ensures children who normally had breakfast and lunch provided each day at school have enough food at home for the week.