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.
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Mr. Scott Beatty
Perry Local Schools
March 12, 2020
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.
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.
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.