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Perry Local Schools
4325 Manchester Road
Perry, OH. 44081
Phone: 440.259.9200
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A Message from the Superintendent - April 28, 2020

Greetings,

I hope this message finds you healthy and safe.  Thank you for your patience as we work to better understand how to best serve you and your children during this global emergency.  As we close week seven of remote learning and have over 1 million confirmed COVID-19 cases within our nation’s borders, it has become clearer how we must operate over the next few months.   With Ohio beginning to relax the stay-at-home order and people being called back to their workplaces, we are sensitive to the increased burden continuing remote learning may put on families.   Keeping this in mind, the following end of year schedule has been developed:

=         May 8 - Last day for seniors

=         May 15 - Last day of 4th quarter term

=         May 18-22 –Individual student intervention/enrichment, make ups, and supplemental activities

=         May 22 - Last day of 2019-2020 school year for all students

Your child’s teachers will provide details on how each course/class will close the school year.  The week of May 18-22 will also be used to coordinate any pick-up of personal items that students may have left in classrooms or lockers and drop-off of school property.  Please communicate with your teachers or building administration any difficulties you may have adhering to the above schedule.  I assure you we will make every effort to be flexible with the specific needs of your family.  Look for information from building principals on how we are handling many of the time-honored traditions we have grown to love.  (Class of 2020 Commencement has been moved to July 12)

Additionally, on Thursday, May 7th, we will be hosting a live update on our Facebook pages from 6:30 to 7:00pm. Viewers may submit questions during this time via an email to Allen Kellogg at [email protected].  We will try to answer as many questions as we are able.  You may also submit your questions in advance to the same email address. Submitting in advance is preferred as it may allow us to answer your question more thoroughly.

As we look to implement summer programs and the start of the 2020-2021 school year, we will continue to monitor the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic and prepare to provide the best possible educational experiences allowed.  To accomplish this, we will be reaching out to each of our Perry families to better understand your needs.  The planning has already begun so, no matter the situation, we will be prepared to offer our students the most diverse educational options available.

Until you hear from us again, I wish you the best in these extraordinarily challenging times.

Sincerely, 

Jack Thompson

Superintendent

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