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August 31, 2021

Welcome back,
I would like to welcome our new and returning families to the Plainfield Public Schools for the 2021-2022 school year.  We have set the stage for an exciting year. I am delighted to be leading the district, and I look forward to partnering with our families as we move into the fall. 
As I shared in many of my earliest communications as your new superintendent, I truly believe in the impact parents have on the success of the schools in our community. I believe that by continuing to work together as a team, we can make this school year a positive and amazing experience, no matter what new challenges we may face. 
As a reminder, tomorrow is the first day of schools for grades K-9.  It is also an early release day for students (1/2 day).  Our district calendar is always available on our website. The 2021-2022 calendar can be found  HERE
To assist families, I have re-listed the opening date for each program below. 
  • Wednesday, September 1st: First Day of School for Grade K – 9: Early release day
  • Thursday, September 2nd:     1st Day of School for Grades. 10-12:  Full Day
  • Tuesday, September 7th:         1st Day of School for PreK
Please remember that CT Technical Schools, and out of district magnet programs may not operate on the same schedule as our programs. If your child attends an out of district program, please contact the school directly for their calendar updates.  
Transportation: Parents should have received their child’s bus information already at this time.  As a reminder, information on transportation can be found on our transportation website, and specific route information can be found on our Bus Route Portal.  Transportation may run slightly off the listed times on the portal during the first few days, as we adjust to our new riders. This can be due to new routes, or because students take longer to board the bus then anticipated. I would ask parents to please be understanding that drop off and pick up time may vary slightly during our first few days. 
Free Meals for Students: As noted in an earlier email, Plainfield Public Schools has worked with the SDE to ensure breakfast and lunch will be free to all students this year.  As part of this accommodation, lunch applications will still need to be filled out this year for purposes of our eligibility for the Pandemic Benefit program.
As we open our doors to students, I am so grateful for our families. Our community is fortunate to have parents and guardians who are as involved and deeply committed to their children’s education as all of you. Thank you for your support and for entrusting your children to us. 
I look forward to a wonderful year.  
 Paul M Brenton
Superintendent of 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:

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