PDS Reopens

Princeton Day School Reopens is a comprehensive guide to the safe reopening and 2020-2021 program operation of our School. Within this website content is information about key operational aspects of the school and life within each division. It sets out expectations for families, faculty and students in the coming year and provides resources for our community to make safe, sound choices about the PDS learning experience during 2020-2021.

Because the safety of each community member is our top priority, of utmost importance are the detailed Health & Safety Guidelines outlined here, to which all PDS community members have pledged to adhere by signing the 2020-20201 Panther Pledge.

As always, we encourage your questions or suggestions at: PDSreopens@pds.org


Health and Safety


Managing COVID-19 Cases


Activities Outside of School


On-Campus Learning/Remote Learning

Please view the detailed information about the daily program experience for each School division, below.

 

Lower School

Middle School

Upper School


2020-2021 On-Campus and Remote Learning Status

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3 Reopening Webinars: LS, MS and US Divisions

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Schedules

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Classrooms & Outdoor Tents

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Technology

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Lunch & Snacks

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Arrival & Departure

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After-School Activities

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PE & Athletics

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Performing Arts, Visual Arts & Design

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Visitors

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How can you help?

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Additional Information

Updates

Update from Head of School Resumption of On-Campus Learning 11/30 November 23, 2020

Thanksgiving Break 11/25-11/29

NOTIFICATION: All Students Learning Remotely 11/19-11/24; 3Y remote through 11/30

NOTIFICATION: School Closed Wednesday, 11/18; no on-campus or remote learning, only essential personnel present

NOTIFICATION: 8th Grade Students Learning Remotely 11/17 to 11/30

Update from Head of School Policy for On-Campus Learning and Out-of-School Activities Through 12/18 November 11, 2020

Update from Head of School Remote Instruction January 4-15 October 21, 2020

NOTIFICATION: Upper School Learning Remotely 10/13 & 10/14

PDS Protocols in the Event of Positive COVID Case Effective October 2020

PDS Travel Protocols Effective October 2020

Video Update from Head of School October 5, 2020

Daily COVID Health Screening PRINT VERSION for PDS Families

Soft Rollout Extended for Upper School Students Through October 2 September 16, 2020

PDS Video: New Upper School Lunch Schedule Starting 9/17/2020 September 16, 2020

PDS Video: Upper School Welcome Back Information September 16, 2020

PDS Video: Student On-Campus Orientation September 14, 2020

9/14/20 Video Update from Head of School September 14, 2020

First Week of School Update from Acting Head of Upper School September 11, 2020

First Week of School Update from Acting Heads of Middle School September 11, 2020

First Week of School Update from Head of Lower School September 11, 2020

PDS Video: Facilities Preparations for the Start of School, a brief overview from Director of Facility Operations Robert Clemens September 8, 2020

Update from the Head of School September 7, 2020

Important Updates for the Start of School from the US, MS and US division leaders, emailed directly to families and available in the Messages section of the PDS Parent Portal September 4, 2020 

Lower School Hybrid & Remote Learning Policy September 4, 2020

Middle School Hybrid & Remote Learning Policy September 4, 2020

Upper School Hybrid & Remote Learning Policy September 4, 2020

PDS Video: Upper School lunch process in the Campus Center September 4, 2020

PDS Video: School-day Walkthrough & Logistics emailed directly to all PDS families and available in the Messages section of the PDS Parent Portal September 3, 2020

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NEW! Traffic flow changes and maps for 2020-2021 emailed directly to all PDS families and available in the Messages section in the PDS Parent Portal; also updated here in the PDS Reopens Arrival & Departure section September 2, 2020

Middle School Student Schedule Information Available via the Parent Portal! emailed directly to MS families and available in the Messages section of the PDS Parent Portal September 2, 2020

All families, faculty and staff: Don't forget to sign the Panther Pledge! August 31, 2020

NEW! Dining plan and payment information emailed directly to families and updated here in the PDS Reopens Lunch & Snacks section August 31, 2020

Update from the Head of School August 31, 2020

NEW! Arrival and dismissal plans emailed directly to all PDS families and updated here in the PDS Reopens Arrival & Departure section August 28, 2020

Upper School Community Update August 28, 2020

Middle School Community Update August 28, 2020

Lower School Community Update August 28, 2020

Video Update from Head of School August 24, 2020

Middle School Updates on Da Vinci Courses Deans' Meetings with Families August 21, 2020

NEW! Required Daily Health Screening App and Instructions emailed directly to PDS families, required for any students, faculty and staff entering campus on or after August 24, and updated here in the PDS Reopens Health & Safety Guidelines section August 20, 2020

Video Update from Head of School August 17, 2020