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Perry Local School District Virtual Open House

Join us for our Perry Local School District Virtual Open House on Monday, Aug. 17!
Beginning at 2 p.m. on Aug. 17, parents/guardians will be able to watch an introductory video of their child(ren)’s teacher(s). To join the open house, simply visit, click on the Virtual Open House post, choose your child’s school, then choose their individual teacher to view the video. The videos will be available any time after 2 p.m. on Aug. 17 so you can watch them at your convenience! Please reach out to us or your child’s teacher with any additional questions. Thank you and see you at the Virtual Open House!

Transportation Information

Greetings from the transportation department:
Postcards have been sent and you should receive them by Monday, August 17, 2020. The times listed for pickup and dropoff on the postcards are estimated and not actual. In the afternoon, please allow a 15 minute window due to the zone loading that will be done at each school. At this time we are not sure which buses will be loaded in each zone in the afternoon. This could allow students to arrive early or possibly past the posted time on the postcard. For elementary students ONLY, a parent or guardian must be present at the bus stop in the PM. If you wish, you can give a letter to the bus driver stating that the student is allowed off the bus unsupervised. Include student(s)’ name, date and sign your name. Give to your driver. If you would like to review bus safety with your child, go to the Perry website and click on your building. There is a quick link section on the right side of the page and under that is a “Bus Safety” section. We encourage parents of all new students to review this section with your child. ALL students must wear a mask while on the school bus.
Thank you and GO PERRY.

Perry Local School District Face Covering Policy

As we prepare to open the 20/21 school year, we thought it was important to share the specific policy as it relates to the requirement of wearing of face coverings for staff and students. Take Some time to read the policy. Hopefully it clears up the details in regards to specific questions surrounding what is acceptable. In a nutshell, guidance from all health organizations recommend multi-layer cloth masks. If different guidance is given in the future, the district will adapt the policy. Please note there are the exemptions as laid out in the policy.
When we began this journey, the face covering requirement was a bit broader in regards to “types” of masks but as we’ve progressed, the health professionals have really narrowed down the most effective, recommended barriers and have discouraged use of items like gators or masks with vents (non 95). We appreciate everyone’s cooperation. The district will continue to release information as get it or sense the need to clarify an issue. As stated before, following these guidelines gives us the single best chance to give our students the opportunity for a traditional educational setting.

While the Perry Local School District has reopened its schools to students, the global COVID- 19 pandemic continues. Schools are places where diseases like COVID-19 can quickly spread given the number of students, teachers, and others who often come into close contact with one another. For the safety of our student body and community, all Perry Local School District staff and students in grades Pre-K-12 are required to wear multi-layered cloth face coverings at all times while at school or on school buses, subject to the exceptions at the end of this policy. Face coverings must comply with our Dress Code, and must not contain profanity or other prohibited images or material. Failure by students to comply with this policy may result in discipline under the Student Code of Conduct. Furthermore, outright refusal by
a student to wear a face covering will result in the student being enrolled in the Perry Virtual Learning Academy. COVID-19 is highly contagious, and not everyone infected with the disease shows symptoms. When a student wears a face covering, though, it is more difficult for the student to spread COVID-19 to friends and classmates. And because we don’t always know who has COVID- 19, it is safest for all of us if everyone wears a cloth face covering. We wear face coverings to help protect our friends and classmates in case we are infected but don’t know it. Face coverings are effective only if worn properly.

Opening Dates for 2020-2021 School Year

The Perry Local School will be delaying the start of school for students. Students grades 1-5 & 7-9 will start on Thursday, August 20th. All Grades 1-12 will be in session on Friday, August 21st.  Your child’s buildings will be communicating out specifics as it relates to these opening dates. These additional days will allow the Perry staff to be trained on the health department guidance as it relates to district and building opening plans.  This will allow for sufficient time to train on the various aspects of opening and operating a safer school.  These additional days will also allow for added preparation in the event the District would be required to shift to all remote learning.  Our desire was to start the school year as scheduled but it became clear that additional time was needed to best prepare our staff and address the many changes implemented. Kindergarten screening and start dates will not be affected by these date changes.  The Perry Virtual Academy is still scheduled to begin on August 24th, 2020. Once all intent forms are returned, the District will be pushing out relevant dates to those families indicating when their child(ren) will begin the year in the Virtual Academy. As always, we appreciate your patience and understanding as we prepare for the 2020/2021 school year.  Everyday we get closer to getting back to education and bringing some normalcy to our children’s lives.