Princeton Public Schools to delay start of hybrid learning due to the pandemic

The start of hybrid learning for students in the Princeton Public Schools will be delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Interim Superintendent of Schools Barry Galasso said in an email on Thursday that hybrid instruction will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

“We need an extra week to allow students and staff to quarantine given the numbers of people who potentially have been exposed to the virus,” Galasso wrote. “Like other districts in Mercer County, we want to choose the prudent course by continuing with remote learning until January 19.”

When students return on January 19, Galasso said the district will follow a model that increases in-person instruction for kindergarten and first-grade students signed up for hybrid learning, shifting from two days per week of in-person instruction to four days per week of in-person instruction.