School Reopening Updates

Preston Public Schools is operating in full in-person 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: Grab and Go Meals are available for pick up for virtual students. If you wish to pick up 5 meals for the week, please call Gail Smith; PPMS School Secretary, at 860-889-3831 x2300. She will put your name on the pick up list. After that you will be able to pick up on Monday morning only between 8:30AM and 10:00AM. 

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. 

 

March 31, 2021: The CT State Department of Education released the  Strong Finish Travel Recommendations.

March 1, 2021: CSDE revised its  Addendum 7 - Reopening Considerations for K-12 Music Programs.

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 24, 2020: The  Updated Reopening Plan  (document last updated 9/10/20)   was posted.

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.

PVMS Yearbook Orders

Order your yearbook today and take advantage of our Early Bird special!
$25 Early Bird price until March 19, 2021 then $28 until April 26, 2021. 
Orders received after April 26th will be sold on a first come first serve basis. 
 
To order online please go to: ybpay.lifetouch.com and use yearbook ID code: 11359321
 
If you would like to pay by cash or check, paper flyers will be coming home soon. 
 

Upcoming Events

  • Kindergarten Screening

    This screening is for children that will be 5 years old on or before January 1, 2022. The screening will take place at Preston Veterans' Memorial School, 325 Route 165, Preston, CT.  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.

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  • PPMS Library

    Board of Education Meeting

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  • Early Dismissal

    Professional development for teachers

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  • No School

    Storm Option Day. The school year will begin with this day off for students. If storm days are needed, the BoE and the Superintendent will inform families as soon as appropriate.

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  • Memorial Day

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Latest News

  • BOE FY22 Draft Budget

    See the attached FY22 draft budget that has been submitted to the town by the Preston Board of Education. 

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  • Kindergarten Screening

    On Thursday, May 6, 2021 and Friday, May 7,2021, Preston Veterans' Memorial School will conduct a Kindergarten screening for children that will be 5 years old on or before January 1, 2022. The screening will take place at Preston Veterans' Memorial School, 325 Route 165, Preston, CT.  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.

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  • 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.

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