Principals Newsletter

Dear Parents/Guardians of current PHS student,  

 

The 2018/2019 school year is underway and it is looking to be another successful and memorable year! One of the major changes this year affecting all PHS students is the transition from the traditional “class dues” to student activity fees. This letter is to provide you with information regarding this transition, and how it will affect your PHS student.

 

In response to a survey sent to parents last year regarding funding and class dues, the decision was made by the Plainfield Board of Education to replace the traditional class dues with student activity fees, now totaling $200 ($50 per year over the course of their four years at PHS). The money contributed will help to defer the growing costs for student activities including class events, dances, junior/senior ball, class trips, and graduation.

 

The school district understands that this will be a transition and for this reason, exceptions have been made for upper classmen. Below is the breakdown of what each student is required to pay as well as this year’s due dates.

 

Year of Graduation:

Total amount due over four years:

Due Dates for the 2018/2019 School Year:

Freshmen, Class of 2022

$200

$50 (This must be paid by June if your child is asked to be a guest at the junior/senior ball and wishes to attend.)

 

Sophomores, Class of 2021

$200

$100 (This must be paid by June if your child is asked to be a guest at the junior/senior ball and wishes to attend.)

 

Juniors, Class of 2020

$140

$100 (This must be paid by June in order to attend the junior/senior ball.)

 

Seniors, Class of 2019

$90

All $90 must be paid by June in order to attend the junior/senior ball and to walk at graduation. Any student who enrolls as a senior between now and June 2019 will be required to pay $50.

 

 

Per Superintendent Kenneth Di Pietro, student activity fees cannot be waved and NO student is exempt from paying the amount designated above. Student activity fees can be paid to Beth Turenne in the main office via cash, check, and credit or debit card. All checks should be made payable to Plainfield High School. Those students wishing to attend the junior/senior ball must be up to date on their student activity fees in order to purchase a ticket.

 

If you have any questions regarding how much your student currently owes please call Beth Turenne in the main office at 860-564-6422. For any questions or concerns regarding the transition to student activity fees please contact the superintendent’s office at 860-564-6403.

 

Sincerely,

James C. Worth
Pricipal