Superintendent of Perry Township Schools
It’s hard to believe that 2017 has arrived. As we enter the second half of our school year, many of our Perry Township families are already looking forward to the upcoming school year.
Kindergarten registration is underway. Perry Township Schools is excited to welcome our newest scholars to our new kindergarten academies at Jeremiah Gray, Homecroft, MacArthur and Rosa Parks elementary schools. The academies will not only help accommodate the district’s growing enrollment but will also help kindergartners get acclimated to classroom culture while learning the lessons they need to know before advancing to the next grade.
The academies were thoughtfully built to support our students based on their home school, which is determined by their residence address. Now that registration is open, parents can sign up their incoming kindergartners at the home school, which will forward the paperwork to the appropriate kindergarten academy. Transportation information will be communicated in the near future.
Kindergarten academies are assigned as follows:
• Jeremiah Gray: if home school is Clinton Young (if residence is north of Edgewood Avenue and east of Keystone Avenue), Mary Bryan or Southport elementary schools.
• Homecroft: Clinton Young (all areas not included above) Homecroft or Winchester Village.
• MacArthur: MacArthur or Burkhart.
• Rosa Parks: Lincoln or Glenns Valley.
For more information on the hours of registration, parents should call their home school. Parents should be prepared to submit paperwork such as their children’s birth certificates, immunization records and proof of residence (e.g. utility bill or bank statement).
On Tuesday, Jan. 10, we will kick off our choice application process for students entering Grades 1-5. This program allows parents and caretakers the opportunity to apply for their student to attend another elementary school of their preference.
We do require students who live on the district’s east side (Southport) to select a school on that side. Students who live on the west side (Perry Meridian) must choose a school on that side. Applications must be received by Feb. 24 to be considered. Applicants will begin receiving notifications starting March 17. Once approved, the student may continue at the school throughout the elementary grades.
For middle and high school students, choice applications are accepted year-round.
Additional information about the program can be found at http://www.perryschools.org/.