Category: News

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.

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.

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

Plant a Garden

Start a garden this summer!! Free garden seeds will be handed out with Grab and Go lunches on Friday, May 8, 2020.
Click the pictures to enlarge.

Kindergarten Screening Update

Kindergarten screening for the 2020-2021 school year will not be conducted on May 28th.  Information concerning rescheduling will be sent soon.