Education

May 23, 2020

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Superintendent Dr. Diana Mitchell told Plainfield Board of Education members Tuesday that the district received a donation of 20 HP® Chromebooks for students experiencing hardship during the COVID-19 crisis. The donation was made by MRA International, Inc. of Long Branch to help ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Historical Society of Plainfield at the Drake House Museum has announced an online exhibit entitled, “Plainfield During WW1 and the Influenza Pandemic.”  The exhibit is dedicated to the memory of the 45 soldiers and their Gold Star Families from Plainfield and the surrounding ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield's Board of Education Business Meeting started off highlighting student accomplishments, and members cruised through a good portion of the agenda; but the virtual session abruptly came to a close after a personnel issue was raised. Superintendent Dr. Diana Mitchell ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield Board of Education's virtual Work & Study Meeting had a late start Tuesday, but those who waited it out heard about plans for graduation, District plans for new teaching technology, and the approval of the next school year's budget. Superintendent Dr. Diana ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plan to attend some online meetings this week to stay informed on what's going on in the Queen City.  Here's a rundown for you. TUESDAY PMUA -The PMUA Committee Meeting, originally scheduled for Thursday, May 7, at 6:00 p.m. at the Authority's offices, has been rescheduled ...

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EAST STROUDSBURG, PA — A total of 1,101 students will receive degrees from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania on May 9. Two students from Plainfield will be among the graduating class. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, traditional ceremonies could not take place, but all degrees will be ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield's Board of Education members conducted a special public budget hearing to review the 2020-2021 school budget on Tuesday. The Board, at its April 21 meeting, recommended a special public session be held in order to keep budget hearings in line with the school calendar ...

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Teachers Championing Students as Teacher Appreciation Week is observed Nationally May 4-8 May 3, 2020 – As Teacher Appreciation Week is observed nationally from May 4 to May 8, it is the Plainfield Public Schools teachers who are sending their students appreciation messages. Last week students ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plan to attend some online meetings this week to stay informed on what's going on in the Queen City.  A Board of Education special meeting will focus on the school board budget, and deliberations begin for two divisions of city government. Another meeting has been scheduled to ...

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The show called Cafè PAAAS is moving to a virtual platform because of the COVID-19 Pandemic PLAINFIELD, NJ — A “CALL” for P.A.A.A.S. artists to participate in a “LIVE” online show on Friday, May 1 was announced by Teacher Othell J. Miller of the Theatre Arts program at the Plainfield Academy for ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Now that spring break is over and local schools have returned to their virtual learning curriculums, many high school Seniors are wondering how the COVID-19 health crisis will impact their final weeks of school and, ultimately, graduation.  Plainfield revealed on Monday that a ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield Public Library has added remote resources to help residents who have been economically impacted by COVID-19, including chats with employment assistance coaches, and online computer training. The library has added a service to its online chat reference feature on ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Superintendent Dr. Diana Mitchell explained her position on an emergency purchase decision to buy over 700 hotspots for the Plainfield Public School District at Tuesday's Board of Education meeting. The purchase was in response to the district’s move to a virtual learning platform ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ-– The Plainfield Academy for the Arts and Advanced Studies (PAAAS) was ranked among the best high schools in the United States, according to an announcement released today by U.S. News and World Report. PAAAS ranked 174 among New Jersey’s 551 Secondary Schools. U.S. News & ...

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Plainfield, NJ, April 17, 2020 - Plainfield Public Schools' Superintendent Dr. Diana Mitchell released a video message to update students, parents, staff and the Plainfield community on what the District has been doing during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Dr. Mitchell said the District has been closed ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — An update from the administration on Thursday indicates positive COVID-19 cases in Plainfield are up to 694, ranging in age from 24-days-old to 96-years-old.  Cases are up 543 percent since the beginning of the month.  Another two persons have been lost, Hispanic males age ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Following Governor Murphy's daily press conference announcing that public schools would remain closed until May 15th, Plainfield's Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Diana Mitchell followed suit and issued a letter to parents and students.  According to Murphy, “We need to be ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — During the summer months children who are food insecure have an opportunity to receive free meals through a program offered in partnership between the Plainfield Public School District and the Division of Parks and Recreation.  But what happens during a COVID-19 pandemic when ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Superintendent of Plainfield Public Schools, Dr. Diana Mitchell, announced late Thursday the immediate closing of Hub Stine Field and all Plainfield Public School fields. The move came a day after Governor Murphy's Executive Order No. 118 ordered all parks in the state to be ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Last week the Plainfield Board of Education announced that its public meetings for the month of April would be held utilizing the online Zoom platform. On Tuesday, April 7, residents can participate along with the Board members at 8 p.m. at the Work & Study Meeting. Per the ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — In an open letter to parents, students, teachers and community members, Plainfield Board of Education Superintendent Dr. Diana Mitchell expressed thanks for the patience and support of the students during the COVID-19 pandemic. The letter also outlined the schedule for Spring ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ –The Plainfield Board of Education has announced its public meeting schedule for the month of April 2020. Both sessions will take place online via Zoom.com On Tuesday, April 7, Board members will participate in an Executive Session at 6:30 p.m. to discuss personnel and legal ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — A letter from the Plainfield Public Schools Superintendent was sent to staff, students, and parents on Tuesday to inform them that three new employee COVID-19 cases have been identified.  Dr. Diana Mitchell said the employees work at Plainfield High School, Barlow Elementary, and ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Board of Education meeting scheduled for tonight at 6:30 p.m. can be viewed online in real time using ZOOM.  Follow these instructions to join: ZOOM.COM Meeting ID – 5823169579 Password: safety

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Two press releases on Tuesday brought news of another case of COVID-19 in Plainfield.  According to a letter from Superintendent Dr. Diana Mitchell, the City Health Officer confirmed that a Hubbard Middle School employee has tested positive for the virus.  The Plainfield Board ...

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Schools will be closed from March 18 to April 3 PLAINFIELD, NJ — New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy ordered all public, private, and parochial schools in the state to close starting Wednesday, March 18. Plainfield Public Schools’ Superintendent Dr. Diana Mitchell sent a letter Monday to all ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield Public School district has made the decision to close due to increased concerns over the COVID-19 coronavirus.  Schools will be closed Wednesday, March 18 to Friday, April 3. Plainfield Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Diana Mitchell said schools will be open on ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Starting Monday families in the Plainfield Public Schools district who may need Internet service can apply for two free months of service with Comcast through its Internet Essentials program, the nation’s largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption program for low-income ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — An advisory from the Plainfield Public School District was issued on Tuesday, noting classes for in-district students will not be held on Friday, March 13.  Teachers will meet to plan assignments for students in the event the district needs to close for an extended period of time ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield Public Schools issued a press release from Superintendent Diana Mitchell on Tuesday on the precautionary steps the district is taking to protect students and staff from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). According to the release, the district has policies in place ...

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