Posted on October 21st, 2020 in Coronavirus, Featured, News

The Marion County Public Health Department recently announced that districts can allow students in grades 6-8 to return to full-time, in-person classes. Perry Township Schools has decided that Monday, November 9, is the earliest we will consider allowing 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students to return to in-person classes for four days each week.

Once the four-day, in-person schedule begins at the sixth grade academies and middle schools, students will have two options:

  1. Remote learning – Students will receive online instruction from their teacher(s) Monday – Friday.
  1. In-person learning – Students will receive instruction in-person at school on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. On Wednesday, they will continue to receive instruction via remote learning.

Students in our sixth grade academies and middle schools cannot choose the current hybrid learning schedule, which requires two days of in-person classes and three days of remote learning. The hybrid schedule will be available to high school students only.

ATTENTION: If your student in grades 6-8 does not currently ride the bus, you must request transportation, if needed, by October 30, by calling one of the following numbers:

Perry Side (west side) 317.789.6204

Southport Side (east side) 317.789.6247

Student and staff safety is always our top priority. Administrators will continue to track the number of COVID-19 cases in our schools and our county, especially now that fall break activities are over. We will follow the Marion County Public Health Department’s recommendations as we make plans to transition our 6th grade academies and middle schools to a four-day, in-person learning schedule on November 9. Parents will receive another update on this decision by Wednesday, November 4.

Thank you for your patience as we work to balance our community’s public health and academic needs.