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Princeton ISD suspends school until May 4

Dear Princeton school community, we are reaching out to you during this time of unprecedented events as we try to navigate the best way to continue educating your children.

While we understand this is a hardship for parents, we are doing our best to make decisions that will keep the community healthy.
Despite the burden this might cause, the guidance of the Center for Disease Control recommends a minimum of eight weeks of continued social distancing to make an impact to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
With this in mind, Princeton ISD will suspend all activities and facility use until May 4.

However, beginning March 23, Princeton ISD will offer curriculum through online or home-based instruction.

Teaching staff will be calling each home to conduct surveys on Tuesday, March 17.
During these calls, they will present options for either high-tech online or low-tech paper/pencil curriculum for students to utilize. Please make every effort to be available by phone at the number of record as teachers coordinate which version of instruction each child will receive.

In addition to instructional needs, the district wants to provide for each family who might need assistance with meals since school will not be meeting until May 4.
Again, these phone calls will be important as the district continues to devise a plan for how to proceed with instruction and provide food for our students.
In the interim, the local food pantry operated by Christ Cares for Princeton will offer a drive-thru pickup service tonight from 5-7 at Faith Baptist, 1306 N. 6th St. They will be providing essentials and canned goods.

Princeton is a resilient community that comes together in times of need, so I know we will overcome the challenges and disruptions COVID-19 has brought into our lives.

In the days ahead, let us continue to keep each other in our hearts. While we cannot know exactly what the coming weeks and months will look like, please know that each decision we make as a school district will be thoughtful and the product of considerable debate and scrutiny. Our goal is to prioritize the health and safety of our entire school community, and we want nothing but the best for each and every member of Panther Nation.

We want to take this opportunity, amidst the challenges of the moment, to thank everyone for your patience, your understanding, your flexibility, your good humor, your optimism, your “can do” attitude and your unwavering support as we navigate what lies ahead.