All students in 3rd-12th Grade were sent home with their School-Issued Chromebook to allow students access educational resources and connect with their teachers during the closure. This section will contains information on Chromebook Care, troubleshooting and expectations.
Cases stay on Chromebooks at all times and need to remain free of writing, stickers, labels or other damage. Cases are not covered under the district optional protection plan and are a $50 replacement fee.
Devices should be used away from liquids and food.
Devices should remain clear of writing, drawing, stickers and labels.
All repairs are to be done by the district. If your Chromebook is not working or becomes damaged, fill out the form below to set up an appointment to have the Chromebook repaired.
During our extended distance learning days, you may be invited to join a live session with your teacher using Google Meet, Zoom, or Schoology Conferences. All online interaction is an extension of the physical classroom, and expectations of your behavior online is the same as what we would expect in the classroom. If at home, all video connections must be placed from a "common" area of your home.
School rules still apply, follow honor code and Tiger Pride expectations during every meeting.
The online environment is for learning.
School technology expectations apply.
No photos, screenshots, or video may be taken of your teacher(s) or classmates.
Use "raise" hand or use chat if you have a question or school appropriate comment.
Comments or chats need to be school appropriate and content specific.
Everything visible in your camera needs to be school appropriate including hats, clothing and anything in the background.
Save food and flowing your nose for off camera.
You should be the only person in the camera.
When joining a session, after you join the meeting, you should have your microphone muted.
If you would like to speak, we ask that you use the built in chat messaging to request to unmute. This will assist your teacher in facilitating the session, and give you and your fellow students the best learning experience possible.
If you would prefer to join only by audio, you can place tape on your Webcam, or choose not to activate your camera when you join the meeting. You may also join via telephone if you do not have adequate Internet access.
During our extended distance learning days, your child's teacher may offer "live" Webinar sessions using Google Meet, Zoom or Schoology Conferences. This will be a chance for your child to connect with the teacher, ask questions and see classmates. We see this as a valuable tool to allow your child and teacher the ability to maintain their relationship and enhance learning.
The sessions may be recorded by the teacher and posted to Google Classroom or Schoology, so that if a student in the class is unable to attend the session, they could view it at a later time.
If you do not want your child's image to be displayed during these sessions, your child can either:
Place tape on their Webcam
Turn off the Webcam when joining the session
Join using the provided phone number.
Please have students connect from a "common" area of your home and not a private space such as a bedroom.
The Wifi for every district building extends out to parking lots, making it accessible for students and parents to access the Princeton Public wifi from their vehicles. Please view building WIFI maps here.
Midco offers Lifeline, which is a federal program intended to put home phone and internet service within reach of qualifying families – giving low-income households affordable home phone or internet access. The Lifeline Internet Service is $14.95 per month (includes modem), but with a subsidy credit, the customer’s cost is $5.70 a month for 25x3 service. Typically, the free installation takes three-to-five days and that includes the approval process.Midco’s internet services are unlimited, meaning Midco does not impose any data caps or additional fees.
All AT&T home Internet Wireline customers, as well as Fixed Wireless Internet customers, can use unlimited data. AT&T will continue to offer $10/mo Access from AT&T service for qualifying customers. For the next 60 days, AT&T also pledged not to terminate the service of any customer who can’t pay their bill, and will waive the fees associated with late payments. AT&T will keep its public Wi-Fi hotspots open to everyone.
Sprint said on March 13 that it has extended its network to include T-Mobile’s network as well for the next 60 days. Sprint has also signed the Keep Americans Connected Pledge and will waive fees and not terminate services if customers are unable to pay because of the coronavirus for the next 60 days. Customers with metered data plans will now receive unlimited data for 60 days. They will also receive an additional 20GB of hotspot data for the same period.
TDS said on March 16 that it will be providing free broadband access to customer households with K-12 or college students. (Proof will be required.) Other than that, TDS is adhering to the FCC’s “Keep Americans Connected” pledge only by agreeing not to disconnect customers who can’t pay their bills for the next 60 days. TDS has also opened its Wi-Fi hotspots for the next 60 days to the public, for free.
All current T-Mobile plans with data will be granted free unlimited data for the next 60 days, excluding roaming. T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers will be given an additional 20GB of mobile hotspot and tethering services for the next 60 days. Lifeline customers will be given an extra 5GB of data per month for the next two months.
“We do not have an offer available for 60 days of free service and encourage consumers to be cautious of social media posts that may include fraudulent numbers,” T-Mobile added.
Verizon will waive late fees and keep residential and small business customers connected if negatively impacted by the global crisis, the company said on March 13. It is also upgrading the data plan on its Verizon Innovative Learning program for Title 1 middle schools from 10GB/month to 30GB/month for the next two months, effective March 16.