In response to concerns that the popular grade notification system PowerUpdate may have lead to a security breach, the PHS administration has expelled all students from Princeton High School. The mass expulsion, referred to publicly as “restructuring,” comes on the heels of an administrative decision to disable all PowerSchool accounts.
When asked about the expulsions, Assistant Principal Dave Beagle told The Dungeon, “PowerUpdate was an example of a PHS student using creativity and independent thinking to help the school community.”
Critics of the administration’s opposition to PowerUpdate have been quick to point out that the new policies are less than consistent with the school’s motto, “Live to Learn, Learn to Live.” The administration, in response, has put forth the following addendum to the motto: “Please refrain from applying any skills acquired in school to any products and/or services outside of the classroom setting. ‘Live to Learn’ is a registered trademark of Princeton High School, LLC (all rights reserved).”
To notify students of the new policy change, the administration has posted a notice on the front doors of the school, which reads, “School open for all schools except Princeton High School.”
PHS students have displayed mixed reactions to the decision to reduce the PowerUpdate app to a mere lab-day notification service. “PowerUpdate can no longer help us check our grades,” remarked former PHS student John Mayburn ‘15, “But still, two out every seven school days it’s a really useful app.”
Despite having expelled all students from Princeton High School, the administration will continue to stand with the school board and demand that teachers in the district work without a contract.