Due to the ongoing health crisis, Princeton Friends Summer Camp will not operate on the campus of Princeton Friends School, but will instead offer a virtual camp and enrichment program. Camp Director John Zimmerman describes these new programs and our decision regarding this summer, in this letter to the camp community.
We are delighted to announce the hiring of two new members to the Princeton Friends Community.
Dr. Robbin Washington-Smart will be serving as the Director of Strategic Enrollment Management and Financial Aid. Sherika Campbell has been hired as our new Director of Advancement. It is with sincere gratitude that we thank Corinna Bisgaier who has served as the Interim Coordinator of Admissions.
It has been affirming to have the voices of many as we seek to fulfill the mission and uphold the values of Princeton Friends School throughout our hiring process.
The times we’re in present us with great challenges and great opportunities. One of the challenges we face is adapting to a new normal in every facet of our lives. At PFS, we are ramping up to adjust to virtual learning as our primary mode of teaching and learning.
We realize the tremendous opportunity to continue to be a consistent presence in our students’ lives. The wellbeing of our students and their continued vigorous learning are our foremost concerns. We understand that maintaining a school connection, even virtually, will be an important factor in helping students find balance in these unprecedented circumstances.
Thank you for your patience during these extraordinarily challenging days. Our team is staying up to date with the most reliable and consistent sources of information. We’ve been in contact with Heads of School at Princeton area independent schools, the Princeton Health Department and Mayor’s office, the NJ Departments of Health and Education and various networks of independent schools. We are monitoring the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) websites. Yet, the situation is unfolding as I write. One of our goals is to remain steadfast and calm and to make intentional, data-based decisions.
It is an exciting time in the 2019-2020 academic year! The Princeton Friends School community is engaged in progressive educational practices that develop students, from our youngest to oldest, into leaders of their own learning. Our days have been filled with activities that inspire deep learning, develop and amplify each voice, and provide service to the community here and abroad.