Superintendent's Message

Martin Handler

Superintendent's Message:

Welcome to the Pine Plains Central School District website!  Our redesigned website is part of a major initiative on the part of the school district and the Board of Education to reach out to our community and parents in particular with the most current information about our programs.

The website has been designed to make it as convenient as possible for people looking for information.  We also have an “app” that gives an abbreviated version of the website available for both IPhone and Android devices.  Our website is managed by Mrs. Julia Tomaine in the district office.  We welcome any suggestions for its improvement.

Another part of this improved communication effort is our new signs at each of our school buildings.  The signs at both the Cold Spring Early Learning Center and the Seymour Smith Intermediate Learning Center have been replaced with new message boards announcing upcoming events.

A digital display sign has been installed at the entrance to the Stissing Mountain Middle/High School.  This new sign will allow us to update information continuously and will also permit many more announcements to be displayed.  We plan to post school delays, early dismissals and weather closings on the front sign.

Finally, we have increased the number of districtwide newsletters to be sent to all residents.  At least three newsletters are planned with additional expansion in the coming years.

We are continuing to look for ways to increase our outreach.  I welcome suggestions to my email


Dr. Martin D. Handler

Superintendent of Schools



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