Important Info

School Hours:

  • Regular Day: 8:55am to 3:30pm
  • School Delay: 10:55am start time
  • Early Dismissal: 1:40pm

Key Email Addresses:

Key Telephone Numbers:

  • Main Office: 203-255-8318
  • Absentee Reporting: 203-255-8414 (Remember to call before 9am to report a child absent)
  • Tomlinson Middle School Absentee Reporting: 203-255-8495
  • Fairfield Warde High School Main Office: 203-255-8449
  • Superintendent, Dr. Toni Jones: 203-255-8371
  • School Transportation: 203-255-8385
  • First Student Bus Company: 203-255-4576
  • Fairfield Public Library: 203-256-3155
  • Fairfield Woods Branch Library: 203-255-7307
  • Fairfield Parks & Recreation: 203-256-3144
  • Wakeman Boys & Girl Club: 203-259-4805

McKinley Website:

McKinley Family Bulletin: Click here for the Family Bulletin, updated monthly

Lunch Payment System: You can deposit money into your child’s account in two ways:

  • Send cash or check payable to Fairfield Public Schools Lunch, in an envelope addressed to the cafeteria. Make sure your child’s name and class is included. There is no fee for this service.
  • Pay online through Infinite Campus Parents Portal. There is a fee for this service.
  • Applications for free and reduced lunch are available at the school office and on the district web site under food services. Food & Nutrition Services: 203-855-8370

Change in Dismissal: If your child has a change from his/her regular dismissal plan, please send a note to his/her teacher on the morning of the day that the change will occur. Or you can contact the office at 203-255-8318 to report the change.

Winter Weather Watch: Fairfield Public Schools notify various media: You can call The Talkline at 203-255- TALK (8255) or listen to local radio stations WICC, 600 AM and WEZN, 99.9 for updates as well as T.V. news stations. You can also visit and click on IAN Cancelations, Schools. Please do not call schools. Set your alert preferences on Infinite Campus.

Office Staff:

  • Ms. Teresa Gingrave, Principal
  • Mr. Eric Therriault, EPF
  • Ms. Chrissy Petrino, School Secretary
  • Ms. Eileen Montgomery, School Psychologist
  • Ms. Becky Miller, Social Worker
  • Ms. Guylaine Kinney, Nurse
  • Ms. Paula Behanna, AM Office Assistant
  • Ms. Denise Lynch, PM Office Assistant