Posted on July 23rd, 2020 in Coronavirus, Featured, News

Based on new recommendations from the Marion County Health Department, Perry Township Schools will delay the start of in-person and virtual classes for all students until Wednesday, August 5.

Once classes begin, we will adjust our reopening plan to follow new guidelines, which will reduce the number of students who are in our secondary buildings at one time.

Beginning August 5, students in kindergarten through fifth grade (K-5), who have chosen in-person learning, will still attend classes at their school Monday through Friday. Remote learning will take place every day for students who chose the virtual option.

However, students in grades sixth through twelve (6-12), who selected in-person learning, will attend classes at school two days per week. They will receive remote learning the other three days of the week.

Note: because our start date is delayed for one week, we will make up the missed days during the first week of fall break which is October 5-9. Instruction will continue during that week.

The new schedule for in-person learning is as follows, effective August 5:

Kindergarten through fifth grade (K-5) 

All students, who have chosen in-person learning, attend school Monday through Friday.

Sixth through twelfth grade (6-12), including Compass students

  • Last name starting with A-L:   In-person learning is Monday and Thursday. Remote learning is Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.
  • Last name starting with M-Z and all Central Nine Students:   In-person learning is Tuesday and Friday. Remote learning is Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
  • Students in grades 6-8 who attend JWR will attend Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Remote learning is Wednesday.

This blended learning plan is recommended by the Marion County Health Department based on recent health data that indicates children younger than 10 transmit COVID-19 less often than older children and adults.

Students and staff will still be required to follow safety precautions, including mask wearing and social distancing, as much as possible.

Continue to watch ParentSquare for additional information from your school. 

If you have questions, please contact your child’s building principal.

Thank you for your patience as this situation continues to evolve.