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Perry Virtual Learning Academy Policies and Procedures

Dear Perry Families,
As you continue to contemplate the best educational setting for your child, the district wanted to provide you with the Perry Virtual Learning Academy policies and procedures (click here for the document in English, click here for the document in Spanish).  Again, as we work through these various components and get more stakeholder input, adjustments will be made to this plan.  Hopefully this document will convey the basics of what the Virtual Academy will entail. We believe this option will provide a rigorous and appropriate education.  Please be reminded, to better help us prepare, submit your intent form so we are aware what educational path you will be selecting for your child(ren). We have already seen a 37% return rate from our families with approximately 17% of those returns opting for the Virtual Academy.  Building Plans –  we continue to fine tune building specific plans. Those plans have been completed but we are just putting them in an easily consumable format..  Please be patient as we put these additional pieces together.  Thank you for your patience and understanding as we attempt to communicate as many details as possible.

Perry Local Fall 2020 Reopening Plan

Dear Perry Families and Guardians, (click here for Spanish version)
As we approach the upcoming 2020-2021 school year, I know many of our students and their families/ guardians have a number of concerns. The administration team and Board of Education understands that; we have concerns as well. As such, the health, well-being and safety of all of our Perry students, staff members and their families has been the top priority when developing our Perry Local School District Fall 2020 Reopening Plan.  (CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE ENTIRE REOPENING PLAN, CLICK HERE FOR THE ENTIRE REOPENING PLAN IN SPANISH).

We considered many factors in the development of our plan, including the guidelines set forth by Governor DeWine, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) as well as local health officials. Our plan is based on our goal to provide a high-quality, standards-based curriculum that helps students achieve academic progress, focus on social-emotional learning and meet all of their other needs, whether in-person or online. Therefore, as we reopen, families will have the option to send their children to school or utilize the Virtual Learning Academy.

For families who choose the traditional, in-person educational model, there will also be a number of additional safety practices and procedures that must be adhered to. We are asking our parents/ guardians to assess their children for symptoms or a fever prior to sending them to school; if any symptoms are present, children must stay home. Students and staff members will be required to wear face coverings at all times while in school buildings and on school buses. Additionally, social distancing rules will also be implemented in all classrooms, buses, hallways, restrooms, cafeterias, gyms, libraries and any other common areas when possible. Intensified cleaning/sanitizing procedures will be implemented in addition to a number of other protocols. (more…)

Perry ReStart Plan for 2020-2021

The Perry Local School District is offering two educational options for families to choose from when returning to school this fall (click here for the document). The options include the following;
1) Traditional (face to face) education in which students would attend school daily with increased safety and cleaning protocol or
2) Remote Learning model with all teaching conducted online.
 
“We considered many factors in the development of our plan, including the guidelines set forth by Governor DeWine, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) as well as local health officials, but our number one priority is always the health, well-being and safety of our students, their families and staff members,” said Perry Local School District Superintendent, Scott Beatty. “There is no way to make everyone happy with any plan because this has become so polarizing but our number one objective should be to give our kids the best chance at a normal school
year and keep them safe.
 
If we take as many precautions as outlined in the guidance we may be able to meet that unified objective. With these options, we believe we will be able to provide a high-quality, standards-based curriculum that helps students achieve academic progress, focus on social-emotional learning and meet all of their other needs, while also protecting them against COVID-19 to the best of our ability.” Perry Local Schools’ traditional, in-person model includes a number of additional safety practices and procedures that must be adhered to.
 
Parents/guardians will be required to assess their children for symptoms or a fever prior to sending them to school; if any symptoms are present, children must stay home. However, student temperatures may also be taken at school each day with a touchless thermometer.
 
Students and staff members will be required to wear a face covering at all times while in school buildings and on school buses (exceptions exist).
 
Additionally, social distancing rules will be implemented in classrooms, buses, hallways, restrooms, cafeterias, gyms, libraries and any other common area when possible. In the event sufficient social distancing can be achieved, staff can use discretion to have face coverings removed.
 
Intensified cleaning/sanitizing procedures will be implemented, along with many other protocols, fully detailed in the Fall 2020 Reopening Plan that will be posted on the Perry Local School District website Friday, July 24th, 2020.
 
Perry’s Virtual Learning Academy is the remote learning option that is available to all students, kindergarten through 12th grade. All Virtual Learning Academy students are expected to complete online content five days per week. Kindergarten through sixth-grade students will interact remotely with their teacher for instruction. Seventh through 12th-grade students will learn via computer/internet with interactions between students and educators.
 
To help the district better prepare, we are asking you to indicate the educational model you will be utilizing for your child(ren) for the 2020-2021 school year. For your convenience, parents/guardians will be receiving an email on Friday, July 24th, 2020 that will allow you to indicate the educational model of your choice. For planning purposes, the sooner you submit your intent the better. The deadline for submission is August 4th, 2020.
 
“We know this is a difficult decision to make for our families, and that is why we are trying to provide as much information as possible before they choose the best option for their child(ren),” Beatty said. “The full district plan and school-specific information will be available on our website for parents/guardians to review on July 24th, 2020. We also know that things can change quickly with this virus. As such, Perry Local Schools will be ready to return all of our students to the remote learning option with access to technology and food service if necessary. In the meantime, we must work collectively to create the safest environment possible to keep those children in school who desire the traditional setting”

Reopening Plan Information – July 6, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,
 
As we navigate through a unique time, it is our goal to create a reopening plan that will ease as much uncertainty as possible for our parents, guardians and students while answering as many questions as possible. We ask for your patience as we work through this process.  As many of you are now aware, this past Thursday Governor DeWine reviewed specific details of the state’s plan to reopen school buildings. The plan provides guidance on best practices that all Ohio school districts are expected to follow as they consider educational and programming options for the fall. During his address, the Governor provided several key points that we must consider here locally as we make decisions that will impact our students, families and staff members. The Governor’s guiding points included:
 
1. Parents and guardians assessing their child(ren) for symptoms and conducting daily health checks prior to their child(ren) attending school. Schools will be required to provide opportunities for students to wash their hands throughout the day in addition to providing hand sanitizer at all entrances and exits.
2. Continuing to educate your child(ren) on the importance of washing hands, not touching
one’s face and other best practices when it comes to hygienic guidelines.
3. Enhancing the schools cleaning protocols to ensure the safest possible environment for students and staff in all locations and places students gather such as playgrounds, classrooms, school busses, etc.
4. Continuing to practice social distancing. Schools should strive to maintain 6ft of distancing as often as possible. We know this will look different in every building and will require a great deal of flexibility.
5. Creating a face covering policy. While school staff will be required to wear masks unless unsafe or it interferes with the learning process, the district is exploring policy for students grades 3-12.
 
We have been working diligently for weeks to formulate several draft plan options in anticipation of this guidance. Now that these parameters and guidelines have been provided to us, we will immediately begin the finalization of our plans. We certainly understand the difficulty that this delay has caused our families with respect to planning. Additionally, we recognize that many of our students and families still feel uneasy about returning in the fall. We will continue to update the community on our recovery plan in the coming days and weeks. We appreciate your patience and flexibility as we work through this process.
 
Sincerely,
Scott Beatty, Superintendent Perry Local Schools

Grab & Go Meals for July

Perry Local Schools will continue to provide Grab & Go meals throughout the month of July (excluding July 3) at three locations:  Perry High School, Watson Elementary, Whipple Elementary.  Breakfast & Lunch Meal bags may be picked up: Monday thru Friday from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. All children 18 and under are eligible to receive these free meals.

Perry Bowling Summer Camp 2020 Information

Perry Bowling Summer Camp for grades 5-12 will take place at AMF Hall of Fame Lanes on Fridays at 3:15 pm beginning on June 19th.  There are a few pricing options:

  • Ages 15 and under can buy a summer pass for $29.95
  • Ages 16 and older will be $45.95 for the summer pass
  • $4/game x 3 games = $12.00 per week (includes shoes)

*** Summer pass gives you 3 free games on Thursday before 8:00 pm and Friday through Sunday before 6:00 pm***

AMF has a COVID Policy in place that we will be using

Summer Camp Flyer

Phones Down

Phones are down for the district and we are in the process of troubleshooting the issue.