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.
If you have a child in kindergarten through twelfth grade in your household who was receiving free or reduced-price meals while in school, your child is eligible for the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program to receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits as a result of the school closure. Click here for the flyer with more information.
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.
5th–8th Grade Chromebooks for only $7.50.
9th–12th Grade Laptops for only $8.50.
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
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
With the unofficial positive outcome of Bond Levy Issue 15, Perry Local School District has secured the funding to build four new elementary school buildings in addition to targeted renovations to Perry High School and the Career & Wellness Center. Should we receive the official passing of this levy on May 19th , the district will have secured a partnership with the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) to receive $80 million in state funding for this project. These dollars will be used to build a new Middle School and complete the renovations to Perry High School. We are appreciative of those who exercised their right to vote early for the levy in March and those who submitted absentee ballots given our current climate due to the coronavirus pandemic. It has not been an easy past few months for our country and our township. We have faced unprecedented obstacles, but have banded together to display what Perry Pride truly means through the strength and resiliency of our community. I would like to thank those who worked tirelessly to get out in the community and keep residents informed and educated about Issue 15. Their diligence and hard work speaking with residents and answering questions at night and on weekends is truly commendable. We will continue to update Perry Township residents throughout the planning stages of this project. Should you have questions about plan details, please visit the Bond Levy Issue 15 FAQ section on www.perrylocal.org.
On behalf of the Perry Board of Education,
Scott A. Beatty
Perry Local Schools