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Head of School Update, August 25

We are in the final countdown to the start of the 2020-2021 school year, exactly one week away.  I need to first begin with a heart full of gratitude to our heroes, the faculty and staff at PJS.  Without their dedication to PJS and their students, the reopening of our school would not have been possible. We are embarking on yet another novel experience together;  the hybrid teaching model. 

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Head of School Update, Reopening Plan

Educational institutions have never dealt with  a pandemic  on the scale we are now experiencing. I have drawn on the talents of our staff, health officials, government leaders, our peer schools and the National Association of Independent Schools. Our decisions are based on scientific evidence supported by our medical advisors, the educational and health needs of our students, as well as practical wisdom. 

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Head of School Update, June 17th

I am humbled by how our school is navigating through this unprecedented time in our world's history. As a community, we have remained steadfast in our unity, and I am exceedingly grateful. We support one another, holding to the knowledge that we will come out of this trial more resilient. In the meantime, my leadership team and I have been proactively planning various scenarios for our return to school.  The declining rate of coronavirus transmission in New Jersey is encouraging.

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Head of School Update, June 1st

Amid turmoil and conflict in the world, Princeton Junior School is guided by our mission, emphasizing intercultural engagement and respect, a shared vision across our differences, and a commitment for peace, educating a bright and prosperous future for all. I firmly believe that if we continue on this trajectory as a safe and cohesive community, our children will be the peacemakers themselves and forge ahead with confidence, competence, compassion, and the robust capacity to make our world a better place.

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Head of School Update, May 4th

Our utmost goal is to always ensure the safety and well-being of our school community, children and parents alike, as well as our faculty and staff. 

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