Daily Update From PLSD

Daily Update From Perkins Local Schools
Posted on 04/06/2020

 

Happy Monday

A sign that spring is in the air: Our custodial crew has been busy getting our buildings and grounds ready for warmer weather. The snow blowers are being removed from the buildings (knock on wood that we won’t need ‘em again.) The crew also is back on the mowers keeping the grass in check.


Familiar Faces

The four Perkins school buildings have been very quiet with only a few administrators coming in during the pandemic. 

Most support staff, including the secretaries at each building have been working from home to keep up with email, phone calls, and other duties. Today, our PHS secretaries, Mrs. Galloway and Mrs. Davis, briefly came into the office to sort mail and take care of other business.


Tales From The (Virtual) Classroom

Wondering what classroom learning looks like during a pandemic? Here’s a sample of how Perkins School teachers are academically engaging our students while the four buildings are closed.


Briar Middle School Sixth Grade teacher Andrea Baker has connected with her students every day through Google Meet to read the book, “Among the Hidden.” Mrs. Baker displays the book on their shared screen, and the students take turns reading passages and discussing and answering questions about the story. 

They also enjoy catching up with each other by playing Kahoot together.

I enjoy doing this as much as they do,” Mrs. Baker says. “I love seeing their faces everyday and hearing their stories. I also enjoy seeing their pets snuggling next to them as they do their assignments. I want them to know that they are not alone, and we are in this together." 


And, yes, the drama does extend beyond the real classroom and into the virtual classroom. Of course, we’re talking about theatrical drama, the kind Meadowlawn Intermediate School teacher Jackie Williamson and Michelle Hand are sharing with their students. 

The 4th graders gather in small groups to perform a reader’s theater in Google Meet sessions of “King Midas and His Golden Touch.” The students take turns reading lines and, when appropriate, get creative with the mood of the play. Bravo! Bravo! 


You gotta look closely at the photo above. 

Lillian Peters, a PHS sophomore doesn’t get to physically sit in PHS teacher Ashlie Gowitzka’s class, but she got a rather sweet sidewalk chalk message from her. “Hi Lillian, I miss you! Love, Mrs. Gowitzka 😊”


Shout out to PHS seniors

Senior Parents: We are excited to celebrate your PHS senior. Your student was sent an email with directions to complete a senior slide. Each day we will be doing shout outs to a couple of our seniors via the district announcements. 

Today’s senior is…


New Lunch Distribution Begins


The Perkins Schools cafeteria staff rolled out the new lunch distribution system on Monday morning. Nearly 200 people came through the line to get lunches – and breakfasts – for today, Tuesday, and Wednesday. On Thursday, the crew will be back to distribute lunches for Thursday, Friday, and next Monday, April 13. The lunches today included sandwiches, fruits and vegetables, and milk for the three days. 

If families are not available to pick up the lunches, please contact the Perkins School Administrative Service Center via email or by calling (419) 625-0484.

 

 


Spring Break

Perkins Local Schools will recognize the previously scheduled spring break from Friday, April 10, to Sunday, April 19. Students and teachers will not have classes during that time. The administrative staff will be working and available during that time.

PLSD Board Meeting Postponed

The April meeting of the Perkins Local School District Board of Education has been postponed until 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22. The meeting will be conducted via online methods and open to the public. Stay tuned for details.

Looking Ahead To 2020-2021 School Year

Just a reminder: Preschool, kindergarten, and new student registration, including Open Enrollment for residents outside Perkins Local School District, is NOW OPEN. Registration can be done via PerkinsSchools.org

For students already Open Enrolled into the district for the 2019-2020 school year, please be advised you will need to re-apply. You will receive a separate email with further directions.

If you have any questions, please call the Administrative Service Center at (419) 6625-0484 or email us.

A Message From Our Counseling Staff

If you have a question for one of our counselors, they are available for families and will continue to do whatever possible to help make sure that the children continue to find success in the coming weeks.

Please feel free to email counselors.


How To Contact Perkins Local School District

Here are general email accounts that will be monitored while the school buildings are closed. Please add these emails to your address book:


Please feel free to send any questions or comments. Parents and guardians can also phone the Administrative Service Center at (419) 625-0484.

 

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The Perkins Family strives for unsurpassed educational opportunities so every student may achieve their greatest potential.