Plainfield School Superintendent Outlines Memorial School Site and Beginning of Year Plan

This article was published on: 08/20/18 9:02 PM by Mike Minarsky

In a letter posted on the Plainfield Public Schools website, Superintendent of Schools Kenneth Dipietro outlined the plan to have more than 300 students from Plainfield Memorial School start the school year at the old Killingly High School which is currently vacant. Restoration efforts have started at Plainfield Memorial and will continue through the Christmas holiday break. Here are a list of Start of School Events as outlined in Dipietro’s letter. They are as follows: PMS Recovery Effort: It appears that PMS will be under restoration from August 14 to December, 2018. Interim School Location: PMS students and staff will be housed at Killingly Administrative Offices 79 Westfield Avenue, Killingly, CT 06239 Start of School Year: Monday, August 27, 2018 – Teacher Orientation Tuesday, August 28, 2018 – Teacher Professional Development Wednesday, August 29th, 2018 (PMS students do not attend) – Start of School Thursday, August 30th, 2018 (Students only attend 3:00 -5:00 PM with parents – PMS Students & Families attend School Welcome At Killingly School Site Friday, August 31, 2018 – PMS students’ first full school day at new site – Note: Friday will be the first day transportation is provided. – The school year for PMS students will be 180 with no added days. Transportation: Students will ride the same bus as planned for the school year in the morning. Students will arrive at PCS at the regular time and will load waiting busses to travel together to the Killingly school site for arrival by 8:20 AM. School day will be 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM. Busses will transport students directly home from the Killingly school site. Communications: PMS staff will continue to provide information regarding the start of school. This letter is being mailed to all PMS families. This letter will be posted on the District website:

Dipietro expressed his gratitude within his letter by stating “The outpouring of support has been nothing short of inspiring. Killingly school district has offered to house our entire Memorial school students and staff in a section of their school administration complex which was the former Killingly High School. As a facility used for both school administration and educational programs, the site has security, technology WIFI, and large appropriate classrooms. It will serve well as a temporary location for our students and staff. The location is approximately five miles from Plainfield and less than a mile from Ellis Tech where more than 100 Plainfield students attend school daily. No site in Plainfield was large enough to provide this opportunity for our students. We greatly appreciate the generosity and support of Killingly Schools!”

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