Perry Community School District is following Gov. Kim Reynolds' recommendation that all Iowa School Districts close for the next 30 days in an effort to keep students and staff safe and to prevent the spread of COVID-19. School will start back up on April 13. More changes and recommendations could impact this date. 

A letter was sent out to parents, students and staff from Superintendent Clark Wicks on Tuesday, March 17.

During this unprecedented time, Wicks said decisions are being made and precautions are being taken to respond to challenges posed by COVID-19.

Spring break for PCSD will be extended, including the closure of all school facilities and PACES. The closure will be extended through Monday, April 13, unless there are any changes. State and district officials will continue to monitor the situation.

At this time, the PCSD is implementing and recommends the following actions:

All events, field trips, awards programs, meetings, activities are canceled/postponed until further notice. All athletic/activities practices and competitions/performances are canceled until April 13. No school-sponsored travel is permitted. District buildings are CLOSED to ALL activities until April 13. This date may be changed, as circumstances dictate. Staff, students and families should practice social distancing and limit the size and location of group gatherings. Calendar changes will be released as they become available. “Grab & Go” Meals will be available at Perry High School and Perry Elementary School 10:30-12 p.m. beginning March 23. One “Grab & Go” per student. The student or child (Ages 4-18) must be present.

During this break in school, all students are encouraged to be engaged in learning activities including:

Reading Journaling Reviewing class content Practicing math concepts, problem solving, and educational skills Staying physically active

More information on student learning will be coming from teachers.

For more information, call 465-8535, Spanish; 465-8534, English.

"We want all students and staff to keep learning and growing. We appreciate your cooperation on this fluid situation. Go Bluejays, Go Jayettes!" Wicks said in the letter.