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We are… PERRY

stadium at nightWelcome to the official website for Perry Athletics. This will be a source for updates, schedules, links to team sites, twitter updates and more. We are proud of Perry Athletics and we want to share that with the community. We hope that this website will be helpful and useful to you as you support Perry Athletics. Go Perry!

Be sure to check official team athletic websites for the most up to date news.

3rd Nine Weeks Information

Due to the end of the 2nd Nine Weeks being pushed back to Friday, January 15th, students transitioning from the traditional to the VLA setting or vice versa for the 3rd Nine Weeks will not begin in their new setting until Tuesday, January 19th.

Athletics Update

Be sure to check official team athletic websites for the most up to date news. Reminder: Varsity Athletic events are live-streamed and may be watched, free of charge, via perrylocal.org/live or by clicking the PERRYLIVE box to the right. Schedules are updated as events change, cancel or reschedule.  Check schedules often.

School in Session Friday, January 15, 2021

The professional development day scheduled for Friday, January 15th, has been moved to Monday, May 10th. As a result, both in-person and remote classes will be in session on Friday, January 15th. This day will serve as the last day of the 2nd Nine Weeks and 1st Semester.

Quarantine Changes for Perry Local

Dear Perry Families, On Wednesday (Dec. 30, 2020), Governor DeWine released new guidance to Ohio school districts regarding the current accepted practice for student quarantine. After a comprehensive review of statewide data, health professionals are no longer recommending that students who have been exposed to COVID-positive individuals must quarantine. This guidance is only for cases where all students have been wearing masks and the potential exposure took place in a classroom setting. It does not apply to contact in outside settings, including after school activities and athletics.  Currently, it has been our accepted practice to immediately quarantine all students who have come into contact with any COVID-positive individual. Additionally, the district (in collaboration with local boards of health) has assisted in efforts to establish appropriate measures of contact tracing to ensure the health and safety of all who have potentially come into contact with an individual who has tested positive for the virus. While this guidance is a great departure from our current practice, we will respect the data that has been provided to us by local and state health officials. This data supports what we were seeing in Perry Local and thus a welcomed change to help keep our kids in school. Beginning Monday, January 4th, 2021, we will no longer require those who meet the above criteria to quarantine away from the school setting.  We are encouraged that this new guidance will allow our students to remain in the classroom while maintaining their health and safety.  As always, we strive to remain transparent and communicative as soon as new information becomes available. Since the onset of the pandemic, the health and safety of our students has remained our highest priority, and we will continue to follow the best practice guidelines of health officials and to monitor our own data very closely. Should you have any questions regarding these policy changes, please contact your child’s building principal or a central office administrator. 

Return to School Plans for January 4, 2021

Dear Perry Local Families,
We hope you have been enjoying your winter break and holiday season! As we get ready to return to school, we wanted to let all of our families know that we continue to listen to the voices of our community and recognize that our families have different needs when it comes to learning during the pandemic. To address these needs, we’ve provided the option of in-person learning and our virtual academy. However, we continue to see a large majority of our parents prefer in-person learning for their child(ren). We appreciate all of your flexibility and understanding as we continue to navigate our way through this pandemic. As always, our focus has been to provide the best instruction possible in as safe a manner as possible for everyone. Considering all aspects of our current situation and feedback from parents, we will begin with in-person instruction for traditional students at the end of our winter break, starting on Jan. 4, 2021. Virtual Academy students will continue as normal.  We feel this is the best option for our students from an educational and social-emotional perspective. 

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Perry Local Covid-19 Closing Information

Dear Perry Local Families,
As stated throughout this pandemic, we are committed to informing you of any developments that impact our schools and those we serve.  We are beginning to see a constant rate of positive cases among staff and students. Quarantining, along with additional absences of staff/students, continues to create attendance/staffing issues in our schools. Knowing these numbers are not likely to improve in the immediate future, the District will be switching to the following for the remainder of this week:

Perry High School will start Remote Learning on Tuesday, December 15th.
All other grades, Pre-K through 8, will start Remote Learning on Thursday, December 17th.
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