Kindergarten Information for 2020-2021 School Year

Dear Kindergarten Families,
As you are aware, Governor Mike DeWine has closed Ohio’s school buildings for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year due to COVID -19 (Coronavirus). Due to the closures, we will be adjusting the timeline for Perry Local School’s kindergarten screening. The original screening on May 29, 2020 will be cancelled. This means you will not need to bring your child to your designated screening appointment on this day. The screening process will now take place in conjunction with the state required Kindergarten Readiness Assessment on August 18th, 19th, or 20th sometime between the hours of 8:15 am to 3:30 pm. You will receive notification of a specific day and time for your child’s fall screening at a later date. Specific appointments will be scheduled by your child’s elementary building. Because of the need to have the screening information to assist with strategically placing students for balanced classes, your child will not be placed with a specific teacher until the phase in days. While this initially may not seem ideal, it will allow for better educational opportunities throughout the school year. Additionally, kindergarten phase-in days will now be scheduled for the August 24th through the 27th . More information regarding specific phase-in dates for your child will be provided during your screening appointment; however, your child will attend either the A or B phase – in days with half the students. We hope this information helps answer some questions you may have regarding our district’s kindergarten screening plan. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact your building principal or the curriculum department at 330-477-8121 ext. 1018.
Thank you and stay safe,
Debbie Poland, Curriculum Director

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