Greetings Plainfield Community,

I hope that the summer is proving some much-needed time for relaxation and recharging.

As we approach the fall, I continue to receive questions from families about what classrooms will look like in the fall.  The topic on the mind of many parents is masks.  

At this time, the State Department of Education has not released updated guidelines for mask use in the fall.  We anticipate that shortly, the governor and the Department of Public Health provide new guidance on masks and communicate this guidance to the public.  Once we have this guidance, we will communicate more detailed information about Plainfield Public Schools’ opening plans for the fall.

While mask rules are still unknown, what we do know is that the availability of vaccines for students age 12 or over will change the landscape of how we quarantine students in the fall.  Under the current guidelines the 2021-2022 school year, vaccinated and asymptomatic students will not miss school, practices, games or performances for a contact that last year would have put them into a two-week quarantine.  Furthermore, we anticipate that high school age athletes who are vaccinated will face less restrictions related to travel and competition in out-of-state contests, camps and recruiting events.

We recognize that in order to have your child fully vaccinated against COVID for the start of school, parents have a limited window to make an appointment for their first shot.  To assist families who wish to have a student vaccinated, Plainfield Public Schools will be hosting a vaccination two clinics at Plainfield High School for our students.  

The first clinic will be August 2nd, 10:00-2:00 and the second clinic (for 2nd shot Pfizer) will be August 23rd 10:00-2:00.  

For children age 12 and over, parents will need to be present to complete consent documentation. If a child is over 18, a parent is not required, but the student should bring applicable insurance and identification information. We will be sending a second email later this week with additional documentation for families.

I wish you and your family well for the rest of your summer, and I look forward to welcoming all of our students back to our buildings for what will be a very important year of learning.

Thank you for your commitment to our learning community,

Paul M. Brenton

Superintendent of Plainfield Public Schools


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School’s Back in Session with FREE Meals

for All In-School and Remote-Learning Students!

Free Meals include both Breakfast and Lunch!

(available through December 31st or until USDA funds are depleted)
 

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that schools may extend the free meals program that our district participated in from March until August. Plainfield Public Schools have been approved to allow any child in the Town 18 years old or under regardless of financial eligibility status to receive FREE meals. This will begin Monday, September 14. This includes meals for students who are enrolled in our remote learning model and all students eating in school. Per the USDA, this program will be available through December 31, 2020, or until allocated Federal funding is depleted, whichever is sooner. We will continue to keep families updated if this occurs before December 31, 2020.

It is important that families submit updated free/reduced meal applications if there are any changes in household size or income. Confidential applications are accepted throughout the school year and, if approved, are effective through the last day of the 2020-2021 school year. Applications and instructions for applying can be found by visiting:

https://www.plainfieldschools.org/resources/school_lunch

Free meals for children 18 and under will only be provided as a complete meal per program

guidelines. Bagged meals picked up daily will include a nutritious lunch and a nutritious breakfast for the next day.

Students In-School Programs will receive meals in the classroom at their school.

Families with students on remote-home learning whether by choice or by the

alternate hybrid-day program may pickup meals at:

Plainfield High, Plainfield Central Middle, or Moosup Elementary

Monday –Friday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Plainfield Public Schools Online Learning Page