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Princeton ISD launches plan for offsite food, lessons

Dear Princeton ISD community,

As a result of the parent surveys this week, the district has devised a plan to meet the needs of our students, both with instruction and nutrition.

These efforts have been in the planning stages for a week and will kick off on Monday, March 23.

We know this is an evolving process as we implement the plans and work out the bugs, but we are asking for patience and understanding as we prepare to launch online learning for our students.

Roughly 90 percent of secondary students in the district have responded that they have access to technology that will allow for online instruction. By access to technology, this means the student has some form of internet service, as well as a device (computer, tablet or cell phone).

ELEMENTARY INSTRUCTION

Teams of elementary teachers have prepared a paper packet for each grade level. Parents may access the packet in one of two methods.

  • Method 1 – Drive by your school and pick up a hard copy of the packet.
  • Method 2 – Receive and print a PDF of the material through your email or at princetonisd.net

For students needing hard copies of instructional packets containing a week’s worth of work, they will be available at your home campus on Mondays from 6 a.m.–7 p.m. starting Monday, March 23. This service is only available from the front parent pickup line.

We are reminding parents to stay in cars because this will be a drive-thru format and someone will come to your car.

In addition, someone will be at each campus daily from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. if packets are needed. There will be no need to enter the building, someone on staff will be available to help at your car.

Instructional packets should be returned each Monday. 

SECONDARY INSTRUCTION

Middle school and high school teachers have prepared two methods for students to receive instruction.

  • Method 1 (high tech) – For students with access to internet (including cell phone access). The district is providing the Edgenuity program.
  • Method 2 (low tech) – For students without access to internet. Teams of secondary teachers have prepared individual packets by a student’s schedule.

Approximately 90 percent of students will be able to utilize online learning. The district will be sending emails with instructions on how to access Edgenuity. This format will provide a more complete curriculum. Teachers will be communicating through an electronic means, so be sure to check emails for those communications that contain important access information.

Accessing Edgenuity

Students will log into Edgenuity through Classlink

Student will use the same username and password they use to log into Princeton ISD computers. (More detailed information and video instruction as to the process will be posted to www.princetonisd.net)

For students needing hard copies of instructional packets containing a week’s worth of work, they will be available at each campus on Mondays from 6 a.m.–7 p.m. starting Monday, March 23. This service is only available from the front parent pickup line.

We are reminding parents to stay in cars because this will be a drive-thru format and someone will come to your car.

In addition, someone will be at each campus daily from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. if packets are needed. There will be no need to enter the building. Someone on staff will be available to help at your car.

Hard copy instructional packets should be returned each Monday.

NUTRITION DAILY PICKUP

The district will have grab-and-go breakfast and lunch pickup daily between 8-9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Both meals will be available at either pickup time. These meals are available for any student 18 and younger.

Daily meals will be distributed from the front parent pickup line for each campus with these exceptions: Southard students will get meals from Smith and PHS students will get meals from Clark due to their close proximity.

Reminder to stay in your car, and someone will come to your vehicle.

NUTRITION WEEKLY PICKUP

Also, once a week from 4-7 p.m. on Mondays beginning March 23 at PHS, the district will provide a box filled with five breakfasts and five lunches.

These meals are available for elementary or secondary students who qualify for the free and reduced meal program.

For the first week only, quantities may be limited based on availability. Our food service vendors were not geared up to provide high quantities of individual servings.

Weekly meals will be distributed through the bus pickup loop located on the east side of PHS off of Bois D’Arc Avenue.