Latest News for Knapp Elementary

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.

Speak Life Virtual 5K Run/Walk

It’s another first! A “Speak Life Resiliency Virtual 5K Run/Walk”. We ask that you complete the 5K before July 4th. There is more information on the link provided. Proceeds to benefit the Coleman Professional Services (Stark County) & Perry High School and Edison Middle School SMART Labs. Those who register will get a race “tech” shirt and the option to purchase a participation medal. Click this link to register.

Knapp Talent Show 2020!

Career Wellness Center Closed

Although the Governor has declared private gyms/fitness centers and pools may open to the public on May 26. The Perry Wellness Center and Natatorium are owned and operated by the Perry Local Schools. As such, we must follow the directives established by the Governor and State/Local Health Departments regarding the opening/closing of schools.  Due to those directives, the Wellness Center and Natatorium will remain closed until further notice. 

Summer Computer Insurance Option

We have contacted the Worth Group and have arranged for optional insurance for the summer months (now through August 18th, 2020). If you previously purchased device insurance during the school year, your child’s device is already insured through August 18th, 2020. The rates are as follows:
5th–8th Grade Chromebooks for only $7.50.
9th–12th Grade Laptops for only $8.50.
The flyer with details on how to purchase is attached and the purchase window is open until May 31st.  Click here for the flyer and information. 

Computer Drop Off Information

Computer drop off is available at the following dates and times at door 24 of Perry High School. When you arrive please stay in your car and call 330.477.8121 extension 4357 if no one is outside. We will ask you to put the device and charger in a plastic bag we provide.
Mon. May 18th 8 – 3.30 – Senior and exchanges only
Tues. May 19th 8- 3.30 – Senior and exchanges only
Wed. May 20th 12.30 – 8 – Senior only and last day for exchange
Thurs. May 21st 8- 3.30 – Senior, 8th, 4th, and 3rd grade
Fri. May 22nd 8- 3.30 – Senior, 8th, 4th, and 3rd grade

Tues. May 26th 8- 3.30 – 8th, 4th, and 3rd grade
Wed. May 27th 12.30 – 8 – 8th, 4th, and 3rd grade
Thurs. May 28th 8- 3.30 – 8th, 4th, and 3rd grade
Fri. May 29th 8- 3.30 – 8th, 4th, and 3rd grade

Check out the map to show the drop off spot and traffic direction.

Fourth Grade “Drive-In” Recognition Night

Fourth Grade “Drive-In Style” Recognition Night Tuesday May 19 at 8:30 PM

Dear Parents, In an attempt to recognize our fourth graders, the staff and I decided to bring the students and families back together again for one final celebration.   We are planning a Fourth Grade “Drive-In Style” Recognition Night.   This special night will require you to park your cars in the upper and bottom parking lots facing the school.  We will be speaking to you from the rooftop of the building  and showing the fourth grade slideshow.   We will have a transistor set up so you can hear the teachers and the video over your car radio.    We are hoping to make this night super special for our fourth graders last hurrah at T.C. Knapp Elementary!! 

Just a couple directions to make for a perfect night.

  • If you have an SUV or  truck we are asking you to park your cars in the upper lot and the last row of the bottom parking lot.  If you have a sedan, we are asking you to  park in the bottom lot in the first two rows.  We are doing this in an effort so everyone can see the screen on the side of the school. Our custodians will be directing traffic to assist with parking.  
  • Only one car per family because of space issues.
  • Please stay in your vehicles for the safety of the students and families.
  • If you have an SUV or a truck, you may back it in and open your hatchback or sit in the pickup bed. Please stay within the limits of your vehicle.   Please be careful not to block anyone’s view with your hatchback. 
  • At the end of the evening,  we are going to direct the cars to drive through the bus lane to pick up your child’s gift bag.   The custodians will be directing traffic to get everyone through safely. 

We will start parking cars around 7:45 PM with the hopes of starting the night around 8:30 PM.  After the teachers’ presentations, we will begin the video around 9:00 PM when it is dark.  After fourth grade recognition, Mrs. Tilton will be sharing the video with the families through your child’s email. Please know we are trying to make this event the best we can due to the circumstances.  Our goal is to create a lasting memory for our students.

Thank you and we are looking forward to this special night.
Miss Self

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