Latest News for Perry Local Schools

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!

Coronavirus Update For Perry Local Schools

As coverage of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in China and throughout the world, including the U.S., has become more prevalent, our school system and the Stark County Health Department are fielding an increasing number of questions from anxious parents and residents.  Please know that, as we do in all health-related cases, we are working closely together and receiving additional guidance from the Stark County Health Department, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Please read the entire letter by clicking here.

Perry Active Gym Information

Are you a student or parent of a student looking for a fun way to be active with others? Are you looking for a group to join where all are welcome no matter the level of skill, ability, or age? A place where you can meet others and participate in a variety of fun physical activities in a relaxed atmosphere? Well, Perry Active Gym is for you!  Click here for all the details! 

National School Breakfast Week

To encourage more families to take advantage of school breakfast, Perry Local Schools will celebrate National School Breakfast Week during March 2-6, 2020.  A healthy breakfast at the start of the day is a great way to ensure students get the best education they can. National School Breakfast Week helps us educate parents and students about all the healthy, great tasting, and appealing choices Perry Schools offer. Each breakfast consists of whole grains, fresh fruit, juice and milk while limiting fat, calories and sodium.
Studies show that students who eat school breakfast are more likely to:
 Reach higher levels of achievement in reading and math
 Score higher on standardized tests
 Have better concentration and memory
 Be more alert
 Maintain a healthy weight
Breakfast is offered before the start of the school day at all Perry Local School Cafeterias. Cost is $1.35; Reduced $.30; Qualify for free lunch-free breakfast.