Latest News for Perry Local Schools

Diploma Delivery Information

In these unprecedented times, the complete Perry Local Schools Staff has committed to do something incredibly special for the Perry High School Class of 2020. With this in mind, it is our staff’s goal to personally deliver a diploma to every single Perry High School Class of 2020 graduating senior from a member of the Perry Local Schools staff!  View the website to learn more about this process!

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.
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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.

PHS Graduations, End of Year Events Update

Dear Class of 2020 Families;   Puede hacer clic aquí para ver la versión en español
In light of recent guidance and directives provided by Governor DeWine and the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) the District has finalized alternative plans to celebrate the Class of 2020 and all other year-end activities. This guidance dictates that commencements cannot take place in the traditional manner and thus we will be holding a virtual commencement ceremony. In addition we have created an assortment of memorable alternatives that will recognize our graduating class. We share in the disappointment with everyone that these activities need to be handled in an alternative manner yet this adjustment further supports our top priority of ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of our students, staff, and community. Throughout the month of May, Perry Local Schools will be holding our 2020 Senior Salute with an assortment of activities. We encourage everyone to continue to look for updates and special messages through our social media outlets ( and As we celebrate throughout our 2020 Senior Salute, we would like everyone to mark their
calendars with these important dates. (more…)

Band Fundraiser Pick up and Information

Dear Band Students and Parents: In February, many of you ordered Butterbraid products to support the Perry Band program.  With social distancing in place, it has been difficult for us to arrange product delivery.  On behalf of the Perry Bands, I apologize for this delay.  We now have a pick up date scheduled for May 15th, from 3PM-6PM near the PHS Wellness Center entrance.  If you ordered Butterbraid products, this will be the only opportunity to pick them up.  Unfortunately, we can’t store the items for you if you are unavailable on this date,  so please arrange for someone else to pick up your order if you are unavailable.  We have limited access to school buildings and this is the very best we can do.  We ask that you stay in your vehicle until one of our volunteers assists you.  Please avoid the main entrance to PHS (near the front steps) as we will be conducting our Uniform/Equipment return for HS Band members during this time. All orders can be picked up in the parking lot near the PHS Swimming Pool/Wellness Center Entrance.  Again, this will take place on May 15th, from 3PM-6PM.  Thank you for your continued support and I hope each one of you is doing well. – Ryan Smith

Perry Bond Levy Update

With the unofficial positive outcome of Bond Levy Issue 15, Perry Local School District has secured the funding to build four new elementary school buildings in addition to targeted renovations to Perry High School and the Career & Wellness Center. Should we receive the official passing of this levy on May 19th , the district will have secured a partnership with the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) to receive $80 million in state funding for this project. These dollars will be used to build a new Middle School and complete the renovations to Perry High School. We are appreciative of those who exercised their right to vote early for the levy in March and those who submitted absentee ballots given our current climate due to the coronavirus pandemic. It has not been an easy past few months for our country and our township. We have faced unprecedented obstacles, but have banded together to display what Perry Pride truly means through the strength and resiliency of our community. I would like to thank those who worked tirelessly to get out in the community and keep residents informed and educated about Issue 15. Their diligence and hard work speaking with residents and answering questions at night and on weekends is truly commendable. We will continue to update Perry Township residents throughout the planning stages of this project. Should you have questions about plan details, please visit the Bond Levy Issue 15 FAQ section on
On behalf of the Perry Board of Education,
Thank You!
Scott A. Beatty
Perry Local Schools