Back-to-School Forms

1. Nurse’s Office – Welcome Letter – 2022-2023

2. Nurse’s Office – Student Health Questionnaire & Medical Consent Information

3. Nurse’s Office – Consent for EMT and Health Insurance

4. Nurse’s Office – Authorization OTC Medication

5. Nurse’s Office – Medication Authorization Form

6. Nurse’s Office – Physical Evaluation Form – K thru 5

7. Asthma Treatment Plan

8.1. Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Emergency-Care-Plan-English

8.2. Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Emergency-Care-Plan-Spanish

9.1. F&R – Application Form – 2022-2023

10.1. F&R – Instructions – English

10.2. F&R – Instructions – Spanish

11. ASP – Information and Registration- 2022-2023

 

 

 

 

 

Athletics Participation Forms

The after-school sports program is open to students in grades 6, 7 and 8.

Sports Seasons:

  • Fall: Soccer, cross-country and field hockey
  • Winter: Basketball
  • Spring: Lacrosse

In accordance with New Jersey State Law, (N.J.A.C. 6A:16-2.2), completed physicals and histories must be reviewed by our school physician before a student is cleared to begin practice.

Students cannot begin practice until all documents have been received and processed, no exceptions.

To be eligible to participate, the following forms are required:

  1. Parent/Guardian Information & Consent Form (print, review, sign)
  2. Concussion Form (print, review, sign)
  3. Sudden Cardiac Death In Student Athletes Pamphlet (Read and review)
  4. Sudden Cardiac Death Pamphlet Sign-Off Sheet (print, sign)
  5. Opiod Fact Sheet and Signature Form (print, sign.) Effective Spring 2018
  6. Physical Forms – To participate in after school sports you must also complete and submit one of the following. Please note that physical exams are valid for sports participation if they were done within 365 days of the start of practice.

A.  If your child needs to update their physical before the start of a season, click here (print all 4 forms and take these to your appointment.) Please note, the History Form is completed by the parent prior to the appointment. Important Note:  Physical Exams must be performed by the child’s physician, even if a parent or guardian is a practicing physician.

For all subsequent sports seasons your child will be participating in, you will need to complete and submit a (Health History Update Questionnaire) within 90 days of the start of practice.   This form does not require a doctor’s signature.

OR

B.  If your child’s physical exam is up to date, you must complete and submit the Health History Update Questionnaire (print, complete and submit within 90 days of the start of practice.)

Students will not be allowed to begin practice until all forms have been submitted.

Forms are also available here.

Employment Opportunities

Princeton Charter School seeks qualified applicants for the following 2022-2023 positions:

  • MIDDLE SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHY (Part-Time)
  • FIELD HOCKEY COACH (Fall 2022)
  • LUNCHROOM MANAGER (Part-Time)

Additional positions, click here.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to:  Head of School, Princeton Charter School, 100 Bunn Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540, or to pcsoffice@princetoncharter.org.

Princeton Charter School is an equal opportunity employer.

Deadline for application is July 30, 2022.

Must be a resident of New Jersey or willing to relocate. For more school information, review our web site.

AY 2021-22: Covid-19 Procedures and Protocols

Parent Zoom Meeting on  Covid-19 protocols:  September 30, 2021

Link to recording

Medical Clearance for Covid-19 Return to School (Form)

Have your physician fill out this form in order to clear student for return to school after displaying symptoms for Covid-19.  Students must also have a negative test result.

Covid Policies and Procedures:  September 14, 2021

There have been several questions about quarantining and isolating as a result of positive Covid cases, exposure and travel.  We continue to follow the state guidelines which are largely synonymous with the CDC’s guidance.

As a general overview of our process, when we hear of a case of concern,  the nurses, division heads, and I confer as to the appropriate response. We are conservative in double checking on all cases.  I also check with our school doctor and/or the Princeton Health Officer regularly  to be certain.  Often a case is fairly straightforward and may follow the same fact pattern as a case that we previously checked over with the school doctor and/or the Health officer.

In addition, Doctor Helmrich has provided us with a simple chart that he developed for the Princeton Charter School and Princeton Public Schools. (He is the school doctor for both districts.) COVID-19 – Handling Suspected, Presumptive or Confirmed Cases of Covid-19 – Flow Chart and Protocols

– Larry Patton, Head of School

Start of School – Key points in response to Covid-19 (Previously shared with parents in August, 2021)

1. Students will have a full day of school.

2. Students will be in-person.  As per the Governor’s directive, there is no option for remote learning.

3. Students and staff will be required to wear a mask at school, on the school bus, and outside during breaks.

From NJDOH Guidance – The Road Forward:  “Wearing masks is an important prevention strategy to help slow the spread of COVID-19, especially when  combined with everyday preventive actions and social distancing in public settings.”

Students will be given time to take a designated “mask break” while outside, socially distanced. However, if students are playing outside, they will be required to wear their masks.  Here is a link to a recent NYT article on a mask study that you may find helpful.

4. Parents will be required to fill out the daily screening for each child by 7:00 AM each day.  Staff will also fill out a form daily. It is essential that parents complete the screening and that no symptomatic child is sent to school.

5. Classroom set-up/ social distancing: 

  1. Students will be as spread out as possible, minimally three feet apart.
  2. Students in grades 6-8 will not have access to lockers.
  3. Water Bottles:  All water fountains have had the drinking spouts turned off.  They can only be used as bottle fillers.  Students are encouraged to bring  water bottles (non-glass)  labelled with their names.  Bottles taller than 11 inches may not fit.

6. Ventilation/Air Quality:  Classes have adequate ventilation and air conditioners have been retrofitted with Merv 13 filters. In addition, we will use CO2 monitors as proxies for air changes in the room.  (i.e. if we maintain a low level of CO2 PPM in the room, it is an indication of adequate air changes per hour in the room.)

7. Lunches: Will be served outside when possible, and when inside, students will be spread out in large, well ventilated, spaces with Merv14 filtered air.

8. Hand Hygiene:   Students will be asked to wash hands regularly during the day, and/or use hand sanitizer to reduce the spread of germs as per CDC guidance:

“ Hand hygiene is an important part of the U.S. response to the international emergence of COVID-19. Practicing hand hygiene, which includes the use of alcohol-based hand rub (ABHR) or handwashing, is a simple yet effective way to prevent the spread of pathogens and infections in healthcare settings. CDC recommendations reflect this important role.”

Students will be reminded to follow hand washing etiquette and all rooms have hand sanitizer dispensers and bottles of hand sanitizers.

9. Quarantine: Students must quarantine if:

  • They have received a positive Covid-19 diagnosis.
  • They are found to be in close contact with a person that has been diagnosed with Covid-19—this applies only to non-vaccinated students.
  • In addition, parents should not send students to school when sick. For school settings, NJDOH recommends that  students with the following symptoms be promptly isolated from others and excluded from school (From Road Forward):
    • ?? At least two of the following symptoms: fever (measure or subjective), chills, rigors (shivers), myalgia  (muscle aches), headache, sore throat, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, congestion, or runny  nose; OR
    • ?? At least one of the following symptoms: cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, new olfactory  disorder, or new taste disorder.
  • Potentially in certain instances, after traveling (please see below)

10. Travel Guidelines:  The school follows the NJDOH and  CDC guidelines for travel.  Here is a short summary from the CDC website.  I want to be clear on these guidelines given that families may be traveling before the start of school.

Vaccinated individuals

After Domestic Travel

  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms.
  • Follow all?state and local?recommendations or requirements.

After International  travel:

  • Get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel.
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms.
  • Follow all state and local recommendations or requirements after travel.

Unvaccinated individuals

After Domestic Travel

  • Get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel AND stay home and self-quarantine for a full 7 days after travel.
    • Even if you test negative, stay home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days.
    • If your test is positive, isolate yourself to protect others from getting infected.
  • If you don’t get tested, stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.
  • Avoid being around people who are at increased risk for severe illness for 14 days, whether you get tested or not.
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms.
  • Follow all state and local recommendations or requirements.

After International Travel:

  • Get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel AND stay home and self-quarantine for a full 7 days after travel.
    • Even if you test negative, stay home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days.
    • If your test is positive, isolate yourself to protect others from getting infected.
  • If you don’t get tested, stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.
  • Avoid being around people who are at increased risk for severe illness for 14 days, whether you get tested or not.
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms.

11. Vaccines: Princeton Charter School is encouraging all staff and students who are eligible to be vaccinated.  For students, we will send out a poll to ascertain vaccination status. This is important in helping us with any needed contact tracing and may affect the need to close sections, grade levels,etc. We will be closely following the Governor’s guidance regarding any vaccination mandates.

PCS Reopening Plan – Fall 2020 – Updated 08-16-20

08-16-20: Reopening  – Start of School Announcement

07-22-20:

Dear Princeton Charter School parents,

Please see the attached outline of our initial plan for the start of school.   The plan takes into consideration a multitude of variables as we know them at this time, relying on:

  • Guidelines set forth by the NJDOE in the document The Road Back
  • Input from the local health authorities and the New Jersey Department of Health, NJDOH
  • National health and safety guidelines from the Center for Disease Control, CDC
  • Aspects specific to Princeton Charter School: our mission, academic program, facilities, students, and staff

Princeton Charter School’s commitment to excellence in education underpins this plan.

This summer we have been working to enhance our understanding of remote instruction design, and teachers have been working with a consultant to help build this skill set.  Remote instruction is not simply trying to replicate a live class with Zoom.  It is, in fact, using deliberate remote lesson design through technology to maximize student engagement and learning.  We know that remote instruction will have a significant role in the AY 2020-21 school year.

There are a few important caveats:

  1. Planning for these uncertain times has been a massive undertaking. Despite our best efforts it is simply impossible to create a plan that will satisfy every want and need.
  2. All plans are subject to change.  We may have to shift to fully remote instruction at any time, including before the start of school. I am pleased to share with you that due to the dedication and commitment of our staff, we stand ready and prepared for such a possibility.
  3. Just yesterday, July 20, Governor Murphy announced that families will be able to opt for a 100% remote instruction model. While we believe this is not optimal, we understand and support our parents in making what they deem to be the best decisions for their children and families.

We will have more specific information as we approach the start of school.

PLEASE MAKE YOUR CHOICE

Parents will have the option between two plans — 100% remote instruction or a hybrid of in-person and remote instruction.

It is essential for us to determine as soon as practical who will be attending live classes in September so that we can design specific schedules around social distancing and classroom square footage.

Towards that end, I am asking that you please complete the survey indicating your choice for instruction. (Link in email of 7/22.) Please note, if you commit to the 100% remote option, your child will need to remain in that plan for at least the first six weeks of school. Parents will have the ability to move from in-person instruction to 100% remote at any time.

Finally, I am also attaching a letter and transportation waiver form from Donna Bradin, Transportation Supervisor for the Princeton Public School District which provides our bus transportation.  We are asking that if at all possible, families waive bus transportation this year in order to reduce student exposure, address the decrease in bus capacity, and to also allow us flexibility for our schedule of start and end times.

On Thursday at 7:00 PM and Friday at 9:00 AM we will have a zoom meeting to present the plan and for parents to ask questions.

Sincerely,
Larry Patton

Reopening Plan – Fall 2020

PPS Transport Waiver Request – Updated for 2020-2021 School Year

PPS Parental Transport Waiver Form