Plainville Community Schools, 47 Robert Holcomb Way, Plainville CT 06062, (860)793-3200
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Plainville Community Schools
Frequently Asked Questions

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Student Lunches

Adult & Continuing Education

Q: Does Plainville Community Schools have a summer school program?
A: Yes. Summer school is offered through Plainville Adult and Continuing Education. A brochure of summer courses is available online or by calling (860) 793-3209.

Q: Does Plainville Schools offer any classes for adults?
A:
Yes. Plainville Adult & Continuing Education offers a variety of programs for residents, non-residents, and students 17 years or older. Government Mandated courses such as Adult Basic Education, GED Preparation courses, English as a Second Language, PARC, and the Credit Diploma Program are available tuition free for qualified individuals. Plainville Adult & Continuing Education also has computer courses and a variety of enrichment courses. A catalog of courses is available online in the Family Resources section of this website.

Q: Is there a GED Program?
A:
Yes. Plainville Adult and Continuing Education offers a Pre GED and GED program. Preparation clases are available to individuals who are at least 17 years old and officially withdrawn from school. Entry assessment and interview are required to allow for appropriate placement in classes.

Plainville Adult & Continuing Education also offers a Credit Degree Program. This provides students with the opportunity to enroll or continue to earn credits for a high school diploma by taking required and elective course at Plainville High School.

You can find more information about these programs in the Plainville Adult and Continuing Education catalog, or by calling (860) 793-3209.

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Directions

Q: How do I get to the Board of Education?
A:
Directions are available online in the Board of Education portion of this website.

Q: How do I get to one of Plainville's schools?
A:
Directions are available in the Schools section of this website.

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Enrollment

Q: At what age do I need to enroll my child?
A:
According to state law, parents are allowed to withhold their children from a formal education program at age 5 for one year and then again at age 6 for one year. The child must be enrolled in an education program at age 7. The law requires that parents who wish to hold their age 5 or age 6 child from school must go to the Board of Education office in person and sign an option form exempting their child from attendance at school. Parents of 5-or 6-yearold children who are not attending school are urged to contact the Board of Education.

Q: What school will my child be enrolled in?
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Plainville Community Schools has three elementary schools. To find what elementary school your child will attend, please call (860) 793-3200 or look up your address online. Middle School of Plainville is the only middle school and Plainville High School is the only high school in the school district.

Q: Who do I contact to enroll my child in kindergarten?
A:
Please contact the elementary school your child will be attending for more information regarding registration dates and times. Listed below are phone numbers for the three elementary schools. To find out what school your child will be attending, please look up your street address in the Elementary School Street Assignments.

  • Linden Street Elementary School: (860) 793-3270
  • Toffolon Elementary School: (860) 793-3280
  • Wheeler Elementary School: (860) 793-3290

Q: My family just moved to Plainville, what do I do to enroll my child?
A:
You are required to provide proof of residency before enrolling your child in Plainville Community Schools. Please send a letter requesting the necessary affidavit(s) to:

Dr. Maureen Brummett, Ed.D, Superintendent
Plainville Community Schools
One Central Square
Plainville, CT 06062

Q: I am purchasing a home in Plainville; the sale or construction will not be completed until after the start of the school year. Can I still enroll my child in Plainville Schools?
A
: Please send your request to:

Dr. Maureen Brummett, Ed.D, Superintendent
Plainville Community Schools
One Central Square
Plainville, CT 06062

Q: I would like my child to attend an elementary school out of our neighborhood. What do I need to do?
A:
Please send your request in writing to:

Dr. Maureen Brummett, Ed.D, Superintendent
Plainville Community Schools
One Central Square
Plainville, CT 06062

Q: I do not live in Plainville, but would like to have my child attend Plainville Community Schools. Is this possible?
A:
Nonresidents are required to pay tuition. The 2014-15 tuition for grades 1-12 is $15,023.

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Inclement Weather

Q: How do I know if school has been cancelled or delayed?
A:
School delays and cancellations are posted online at www.ctweather.com. Many local radio and TV stations broadcast the delay and cancellation announcements as well.

Q: How do I know if there has been an early dismissal
A:
If conditions warrant, we have the option to close earlier. Early dismissals will be posted online at www.ctweather.com. Also, many local radio and TV stations broadcast these announcements.

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Job Opportunities

Q: Are there any job openings?
A:
Job openings are posted online and updated on a regular basis. If you have questions concerning the application process, please contact Marilyn Nelson, Office Professional/Human Resources, at (860) 793-3210 x-213 or email nelsonm@plainvilleschools.org.

Q: How do I apply for a position at Plainville Community Schools?
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We have an online application system which can be accessed through our website www.plainvilleschools.org. Just click on "Employment Opportunities" and follow the prompts. Please also visit our website for a complete listing of vacancies. If you are interested in a position, please complete the online application and attach all required documents since all applications will be reviewed using this online application system.

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Phone Numbers

Q:What is the phone number for my child's school?
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Main office phone numbers are as follows:

  • Plainville High School: (860) 793-3220
  • Middle School of Plainville: (860) 793-3250
  • Linden Street Elementary School: (860) 793-3270
  • Toffolon Elementary School: (860) 793-3280
  • Wheeler Elementary School: (860) 793-3290

Q: What is the phone number for the Board of Education and/or one of its departments?
A:
Please click here for a Central Office phone directory.

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Policies

Q: Where can I find a copy of a certain Board of Education Policy?
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First, please check our new Policy Database. Policies that have been recently revised/approved are posted to this database. If you do not find the policy you are looking for, please contact Joan at 793-3210 x202. The policy database is a new feature to the Plainville Community Schools website. Please be patient as we add more policies and features to improve your user experience.

Records

Q: I was a former student, how can I get a copy of my records?
A:
Please contact the Plainville High School Guidance Office at (860) 793-3220.

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Student Lunches

Q: What should I do if I have a question or complaint about the food service?
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It is best to talk to the cafeteria manager at the school in order to resolve any issue. The district food service director can be reached at 793-3234 if you need additional assistance.

Q: My family is experiencing financial difficulties. Is financial aid available for student lunches?
A:
Yes, the Plainville School District participates in the national free and reduced price lunch program. You may pick up an application from the school office or contact the business office at 793-3210 x205.

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Transportation

Q: When and where will the bus pick up my child?
A:
Click Here for DATTCO Bus Route and Schedules. Information regarding bus stop locations will be mailed prior to the start of school. You may contact the Board of Education's Business Office for more information by calling (860) 793-3210 x205.

Q: How do I change my child's pick up or drop off location for busing?
A:
You must submit a request in writing to Steven Michaud, Plainville Community Schools' Director of Administration and Personnel. You may send your letter to:

Steven Michaud
Director of Administration and Personnel
One Central Square
Plainville, CT 06062

 

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