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Coronavirus Community Update: 3-12-2020

March 12, 2020

Dear Perry Local School Families and Residents:

Due to the state of emergency caused by Coronavirus, this afternoon Ohio Governor Mike DeWine made the decision to close all preK-12 schools throughout Ohio.  Perry Schools will be closed at the conclusion of class tomorrow, Friday, March 13th through Friday, April 3rd.  The district will soon be releasing additional information regarding our plans during this closure which will address necessary resources for students and families.  We recognize the enormity of this decision as it impacts the lives of our families and community members.  We ask our families and community members for their patience and understanding during this unprecedented event.  We will provide a future update by the end of the day tomorrow.
Click here to download. Click for the Spanish Version of this letter.

Thank you,
Mr. Scott Beatty
Perry Local Schools


Coronavirus Update: 3-12-2020

March 12, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians:
In keeping with the recommendation regarding COVID-19 from the Governor’s office, the Stark County Health Department, and the Ohio Department of Health, the district is proactively preparing for the possibility of remote learning. Our students have been requested to take certain materials home with them at the end of each school day until further notice.

The following grade levels have been encouraged to take home:
Elementaries (K-4) – Notebooks, binders, supply boxes
Pfeiffer Intermediate (5-6) – Chromebooks (as of today, 3/12/20)
Edison Middle (7-8) – Chromebooks
Perry High School (9-12) – Laptops

While the Stark County Health Department has advised and recommended that there is no reason for the school to close at this time, these instructions are solely precautionary and preparatory. As the district continues its partnerships with public health experts, updates and new relevant information will continue to be communicated. Thanks so much for your patience and understanding.  Click here for the Spanish Version of this information.

Perry Facilities Information Update 3-12-2020

The Athletic Department has been working hard to do our part in preventing any exposure to and or spread of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).   With this being said UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE any rentals and or Youth organizational practices within any of our facilities have been POSTPONED. This will be enforced to any program from within our district and/or from outside of the district. In doing so Tom Litman, Rick Rembielak, and Scott Campbell have done their best to reach out to the organizations who will be in the gymnasiums to let them know that our facility usage will be POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  We will continue to work hard and make sure we communicate effectively to everyone involved. If you have any questions and or concerns please do not hesitate to email or call Scott Campbell in the Athletic Office.

Coronavirus Update – 3/11/2020

Dear Perry Local Families,
At the Perry Local School District, the health and wellbeing of our students and staff is our highest priority. The District learned after school today that one of our Perry High School students was exposed to the individual in Stark County who has since tested positive for COVID-19, the coronavirus. The affected student is in self- quarantine per the directions of medical professionals.  Perry Local administrators consulted with public health officials this evening to be certain we are following the appropriate and most-current guidance for schools. According to the Stark County Health Department, there is no reason for the school to close or other individuals to be quarantined at this time. Per the Health Department’s direction, all of the Perry Local Schools will be in session tomorrow.
In addition to the heightened daily cleaning regimens in classroom and common areas districtwide that we have already begun, our staff is again sanitizing and disinfecting the classrooms and common areas with exceptional attention and care this evening. If the recommendations from public health officials change in any way, we will take immediate and appropriate steps for the safety of our students, staff members and families.
It is important that everyone continue to practice commonsense precautions to help prevent the spread of all illnesses, including respiratory viruses.
 Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing; using the restroom; and before eating or preparing food.
 If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol base.
 Stay home when you are sick. Students should not return to school until they have been fever free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication.
 Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose and mouth.
 Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue directly into the trash. If a tissue is not available, use the bend of your elbow.
Thank you for your support of our students and we will stay in communication with you as we continue to monitor this situation.  Click here for the Spanish Version of this letter.

PHS Musical Production of Pippin Postponed

In keeping with advice and recommendations regarding COVID-19 from Governor DeWine, Stark County Health Department, and the Ohio Department of Health, K- 12 schools will remain open at this time, but the recommendation is to postpone school activities. Based on this recommendation at the state level, we have made the difficult decision to postpone Perry High School’s performance of Pippin. Our high school theater performance is a big part of the Perry tradition and we have every intention to celebrate the students and all of the hard work they have put into this production at a later date. Please note that the performance of Pippin is not canceled, but will be postponed until further notice. It is important to understand that Ohio now has confirmed cases of COVID-19. This is a rapidly evolving situation, and one which we are monitoring closely. For the safety and wellbeing of our students, families and staff we feel this is the best decision at this time. We will notify students and parents of the future date for the production of Pippin once confirmed.

Coronavirus Update for Perry Local Schools

In keeping with advice and recommendations regarding COVID-19 from Governor DeWine, Stark County Health Department, and the Ohio Health Department of Health, K-12 schools will remain open at this time, but we will be cancelling all out of state trips and all field trips until further notice.  Parents, please be prepared to make arrangements for the possibility of your child needing to stay home.  Also, based upon those recommendations, we have made the decision to postpone all indoor student performances until further notice.  Click here to read the entire press release.


Red Carpet Event – March 18, 2020

Next Wednesday, March 18th, is the second annual Red Carpet event for the opening night of Pippin–Perry’s Broadway musical. We are so thankful for the support from the Perry Rotary, Falcone’s, the Waikem Auto Family and our own 3737 Kitchen in sponsoring this event.  Please click here to see the invitation.  This is a wonderful opportunity to join the families and friends of our theater students who have worked for months to prepare for this production.  Show your support for our Perry Theater and attend the Red Carpet celebration!