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Free Breakfast and Lunch Information

Free Breakfast and Lunch for all students!    Earlier this month, USDA released nationwide waiver extensions for the Summer Food Program until December 31, 2020 (or until funding is depleted).  Perry Local Schools has chosen to participate and been granted approval to accept the waiver.   What does this mean for your students?  Beginning Monday, September 14, all children enrolled in Perry Local Schools will be eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch meal.  Any al-a-carte items including extra pizza, sandwiches, milk and bottled water will be charged according to pricing.   On January 1, 2021, or when USDA funds are depleted, regular pricing for breakfast and lunch will resume according to student’s meal eligibility: free, reduced, paid.   If you feel you may qualify for free or reduced meals, we encourage you to complete the application now so it will go into effect in January.  Applications may be completed at www.payschoolscentral.com.  

Perry Virtual Academy Update:8-20-2020

Attention K-12 Perry Virtual Academy Parents: At this point in time you should have received an email providing you with orientation information for your child(ren)’s online learning experience.  Completing this online orientation is required and necessary to ensure you have the most up to date information to set your child(ren) up for success.  We encourage you to complete the orientation with your child(ren), especially in grades three through twelve.  This orientation will be available for completion anytime from August 20th through August 21st, 2020. 
 
If you did not receive an email with the orientation link, please contact your child(ren)’s Virtual Academy Principal:
Mrs. DaNita Berry (danita.berry@perrylocal.org)
Ms. Jennifer Reese (jennifer.reese@perrylocal.org)

Perry Local Virtual Open House

Parents/guardians are able to watch an introductory video of their child(ren)’s teacher(s). To join the open house, simply click here, 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!

Athletics and Varsity Football Update

The Perry Athletic Department is anxiously anticipating Governor DeWine’s Tuesday message in which he is expected to unveil guidelines for the return of high school sports.  Upon the announcement, please allow us the opportunity to finalize this information (at our level) and be assured that updated ticket sales procedures, alternative viewing options, and spectator capacity information will be posted on our website, social media, and Ticket Office answering machine.  Thank you for your patience and understanding as we await this information.  In the meantime, please welcome us in announcing Perry High School’s new Athletic Director, Rick Rembielak, AND the most recent updates to the 2020 Varsity Football Schedule! Thank you for your support & GO PERRY!

 

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 perrylocal.org, 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.
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