Teachers attended a two-day orientation at Plainfield High School

PLAINFIELD, NJ – The Plainfield School District held a two-day orientation session to welcome all new teachers to the district for the 2017-2018 school year. In the meetings, teachers hired last year were also invited to attend.

The Human Resources and Support Services Administrator Kim Artis said, “The orientation centered around providing the new staff with information and resources to support their transition into the Plainfield Public Schools’ year.”

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Presentations for the new members included the Security Office, Communications & IT, Payroll, Personnel and many more, including Mr. Stacy Green from the School Based Youth Services Program, who spoke about reportable activities teachers must report to school authorities if they should become aware. Such incidents could include student abuse, bullying, verbal or physical abuse, assaults and incidents that may be considered of a criminal nature or that would put the safety of a student or school personnel in danger.

The new teachers and all district personnel reported to school today to begin the new 2017-2018 school year. The students report on Wednesday, Sept. 6th. At the helm is Acting Superintendent of Schools Dr. Caryn Cooper, named to the position by the Plainfield Board of Education on June 26, 2017.

The district is comprised of 15 schools (10 Elementary Schools, 2 Middle Schools, 3 High Schools), and 16 Child Day Care Centers. It employees over 600 educators and 400 staff to service approximately 8,096 students and 1,446 pre-k early learners.

See who participated in the two-day orientation here.pdf

For additional information, please contact Gloria Montealegre, Community Engagement Liaison, 908-731-4333 or email gmontealegre@plainfield.k12.nj.us.