Coronavirus Update: 3-13-2020

In keeping with our Governor’s advice and recommendation regarding COVID-19, schools should work during this extended period of time to provide education through alternative means. School district leadership has the ability to decide on how and when to use their school building during this mandated closure. Staff members should continue to report to school if directed by administrators.  Over the next 72 hours, the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) will be developing guidance for K-12 schools to ensure the continuity of important student services, including a strategy for providing meals. 

As the district awaits clear direction from the Governor’s office and ODE, we will be taking the following measures next week in preparation for providing remote education to our students starting Monday, March 30th. It is important to clarify, the following dates are not considered calamity days but are designated for the district to plan and engage in the remote learning process. 

Monday, March 16: PLSD Administration & Essential Personnel (as identified by administration) Report
Tuesday, March 17: PLSD Administration & Essential Personnel (as identified by administration) Report
Wednesday, March 18: PLSD Administration, Certified Staff & Essential Personnel (as identified by administration) Report
Thursday, March 19: PLSD Administration, Certified Staff & Essential Personnel (as identified by administration) Report
Friday, March 20: PLSD Administration, Certified Staff & Essential Personnel (as identified by administration) Report
**Buildings will be open FRIDAY ONLY for students to retrieve personal items from lockers. 

Saturday, March 21-Sunday, March 29: Spring Break (as scheduled)
Monday, March 30: Remote learning will begin and continue until further notice. Students and parents will be provided with additional guidance prior to this date. 

Please be patient with us as we navigate uncharted territory. There are still a number of areas on which we are awaiting clarification. We understand that the mandated school closures will cause many inconveniences and disruptions for parents and our community. We are working diligently to develop solutions to these challenges and we will continue to update staff and the Perry Local families as details are confirmed. 

We ask that everyone take a deep breath, be supportive of each other, and rise up as a united community in this difficult time. Together, let us exhibit the Perry Pride that positively sets us apart.