School Reopening Update

Preston Public Schools is operating under the hybrid model.

See details below.

 

 Click here  to view the Preston Public Schools' Reopening Plan (updated 11/06/20).

You can also read the  Executive Summary Update, Understanding of COVID that outlines actions and reflections from March 2020 to January 2021. 

 

Reporting Student Attendance and Engagement: The CT State Department of Education is requiring that all school districts track and record student attendance during in-person and virtual school days. See  Dr. Seitsinger's Attendance Letter to learn more about this requirement. 

School Lunch Program: Meals will be available  for pick up for ALL Preston students under the age of 18,  on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8:30AM to 10:00AM at Preston Plains Middle School, 1 Route 164, Preston, CT 06365. Meals will be provided free of charge. All meals served in school will also be served free of charge to ALL students.

Intention to participate in distance learning: In the event that your children will temporarily participate in distance learning due to COVID-19, please fill out the  Distance Learning Form and submit it electronically to building principals. 

 

October 16, 2020: Read Dr. Seitsinger's Message regarding the latest updates from Uncas Health District. 

September 22, 2020: The Connecticut State Department of Education released Adendum 14  to clarify student attendance and engagement during the hybrid model.

September 4, 2020: As we approach the end of the first week of school for students, the superintendent released the  September 4 Update

August 28, 2020:  The Welcome Back Letter from Dr. Seitsinger has been posted. We can't wait to see all our students! 

August 25, 2020: The 2020-2021 school bus routes have been posted on our transportation page.

August 23, 2020:  The 2020-2021 Acceptable Use Form and  Chromebook/Mobile Device Student User Agreement Form have been posted here for your convenience. Mobile devices will be assigned to students in grades 3-8. Please contact our schools for more information regarding this initiative.  

August 17, 2020: The district published the  FAQs for the Hybrid Model Opening document. Please be aware that answers to the questions may be modified or substantially changed at any time, based on state, regional, and local events, guidance, and decisions. 

August 11, 2020: The Superintendent released his August Update and the  Reopening Schools Presentation. Preston Schools will reopen in a hybrid model. In an effort to help working parents find childcare, the Regional Education Service Center compiled a list of  Programs with Increased Capacity for Children.  

July 20, 2020: The July Update #2 is based on work and information that has occurred over the last few weeks. We continue to state that this is a fluid and dynamic circumstance, so our plans may change.

July 3, 2020: The July Update #1 talks about two of the most significant events: the setting of the Board of Education FY 21 district budget and the issuance by the Commissioner of Education of the Adapt, Advance, Achieve: Connecticut's Plan to Learn and Grow Together.

  • Preschool Screening

    On Thursday, March 25, 2021 and Friday, March 26, 2021, Preston Veterans' Memorial School will conduct a screening for 3 and 4 year old children who are interested in attending preschool during the 2021-2022 school year. The screening will take place at Preston Veterans' Memorial School, 325 Route 165, Preston, CT 06365.  You must be a Preston resident to attend the screening.  Please provide proof of residency at your appointment.  Call the school between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm for an appointment at 860-887-3113.

    Preston Public Schools
  • Marking Period II Newsletter

    Happy 2021! We welcome you to take a moment to read the second marking period PPMS Newsletter.

    Preston Plains Middle School
  • New Student Registration

    Time to enroll new students! Preston now uses an online registration system. The first step for each child is to provide basic student information, and contact information for at least one parent/guardian. After completing the initial form, you will receive an email with further instructions.

    You must have an email account to use the online enrollment process.

    If you require paper forms or assistance, please call the school office.

    Visit PPS Enrollment Express Portal to get started. The portal's user guide is posted below.

    Preston Public Schools
  • Remind App Notifications

    Stay updated with text messages from our school. See attached letter from Dr. Davis-Tomczuk for more details.

    Preston Plains Middle School
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