PDS Together

Princeton Day School Together is a comprehensive guide to the 2021-2022 academic year. Within this website content is information about key health & safety guidelines and policies 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 2021-2022.

All students, faculty & staff will be on-campus for the 2021-2022 school year.

Our community longs to be together. We each have a role in ensuring a safe, positive school year. Use this web page as a reference throughout the year.

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

School Protocols


Health and Safety


School Information

Princeton Day School COVID-19 Dashboard


Date: November 29, 2021

Princeton Day School is requiring all eligible faculty, staff and students to be vaccinated for COVID-19. We are calling upon all eligible individuals to support our efforts to become a highly vaccinated community and assist us in providing a safe learning environment for our community.

All close contacts will be notified directly by the Princeton Day School Health Office.

Lower School Students


Middle School Students


Upper School Students


Faculty & Staff Members


Close contact exposure for indoors and outdoors is 3 feet or less for more than 15 minutes to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Please note that members of the same household are considered in close contact.

Close Contact Protocols

Fully Vaccinated:

  • People who have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 are not required to quarantine if they have been fully vaccinated (two weeks after the final dose of vaccine) against the disease and show no symptoms. 

  • Fully vaccinated students, faculty, and staff who have had a close contact exposure should report the exposure to the Health Office, ensure that their vaccination record is on file, and monitor for symptoms for 14 days. 

*Individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the previous three months do not need to quarantine or test, but do need to monitor for symptoms for 14 days per CDC guidance.

Unvaccinated/Not Fully Vaccinated:

If a student or household member has a known close contact exposure (to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, the student and household members should not come to campus.

  • The student’s family should contact the Health Office.

  • A member of the Health Office will interview, contact affected community members, and implement response protocols. The affected community member's identity will be protected.  

  • The student and household members can choose from two different options for returning to campus

    • Option One (Testing):

      • Return on the 8th day with the date of the last exposure to the positive person being day 0 under the following circumstances;

        • with a negative PCR test administered on day 6 or day 7,

        • no symptoms.

    • Option Two (No Testing):

      • Return on the 11th day with the date of the last exposure to the positive person being day 0 under the following circumstances;

        • no testing is required,

        • no symptoms

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