• All of the information you need to successfully start the 2021-22 school year can be found here. 

    Please keep in mind that some information, such as bus routes, is updated throughout the summer and may not be available until closer to the start of the school year. If you have any questions, please contact your child's campus.
    We look forward to seeing students on the first day of school!

Back to School 2021-2022 FAQS

  • Where is the 2021-2022 District Calendar?

  • How can I watch the School Committee meeting?

  • How can I stay up-to-date with the most current information?

  • Download our Mobile App

  • How do I register for transportation?

  • How much is the transportation fee?

  • How will I know where my bus stop is?

  • What school supplies does my child need?

  • Are meals free again this year?

  • How will I know what is for lunch?

  • What are the open house dates?

  • Will PCMS host building tours?

  • When is freshman orientation at PHS?

  • Where can I find summer reading requirements?

Covid Related FAQs

  • If a student or staff member is sick and experiencing symptoms, such as fever, cough, runny nose, what should they do?


  • What happens if a student is considered a close contact of someone with Covid-19?

  • How are close contacts notified?

  • Is anyone excempt from testing and quarantine response protocols?

  • What are the close contact determination and quarantine protocols?

  • What is the Test to Stay Protocol?

  • Are masks required in school this year?

  • What are the current mask guidlines?

  • What would happen if we do not adhere to the DESE mask requirement?

  • Are masks required on school buses?

  • Can students have mask breaks?

  • Do students need to wear masks at sporting events or after school activities?

  • Can I get a religious exemption for my child?

  • What steps can I take to be granted a mask exemption for my children?

  • If a classroom allows for 6-feet of distancing between students do students/staff still need to wear masks?

  • What heath and safety protocols will remain in place for the 2021-2022 school year?

  • My child is immunocompromised and in-person learning does not feel safe to me. Is there a remote option this year?

  • Will there be a full remote option for the 21/22 school year?

  • What if I want to homeschool my child?

  • Are there any social distancing requirements?

  • Will there be assigned seating this year in classrooms and lunch rooms?

  • Can students change classrooms/mix cohorts?

  • Will we have Back to School Nights and Open House?

  • What are the current travel restrictions? Will I be able to travel out of state without a quarantine?

  • What PK-12 health and safety protocols are being recommended now by health experts and key decision-makers in light of the Delta variant of the virus?

  • What steps need to be taken to prove that your school is 80% vaccinated (includes staff AND students) on Oct 1st? Are we asking staff/students for proof of vaccination?

Back to School Quick Links

  • Update to Covid-19 Testing Program
  • PPS Covid-19 Dashboard
  • Symptomatic Test Consent Form
  • Student Opt-In At Home Test Form
  • Staff Opt-In At Home Test Form
  • Vaccination Attestation Form
  • Mask Medical Waiver
  • Homeschooling
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Registration
  • School Supply Lists
  • Weekly Updates by School
  • Technology Help
  • School Committee Recordings

Back to School Presentations 2021-2022

District Updates