- March 6, 2015
Regular School Day for Students
- May 19, 2015
Election Day (No School)
No School for Students
Act 80 Day for Teachers
- June 10, 2015
Regular School Day for Students
- June 11, 2015
Last Day for Students
Perry Elementary School GPS program points students in the right direction
Perry Elementary School is fortunate to have a positive and dedicated staff, which is willing to work together and to go above and beyond expectations. The administrators and staff consistently work together to solve problems and to improve the quality and fidelity of our GPS School Wide Positive Behavior Support program.
GPS stands for Great Perry Students and our program has changed the culture of the school as all staff and students have made a commitment to be respectful, responsible and safe. Students work daily to earn compasses, (acknowledgements), for their classroom to reach a common goal.
New students acclimate quickly as expectations are clear. The leadership team meets every six days to review the data, discuss problems and programming, and to develop a plan to address needs.
Monthly meetings are used to inform staff of the data and to gather their input. Since the onset of the GPS program, the Office Referrals have dropped from 4.2 referrals per day to 1.5 referrals per day.
With the active involvement of our Mental Health Specialist and Counselor, students are met with regularly in the classroom, in small groups, and individually to address specific social skills and emotional developmental needs. Quarterly assemblies, with student participation, motivate students to strive to be Great Perry Students.
Those who exceed expectations receive recognition as a Pathfinder. Parents celebrate their child’s success at a monthly breakfast. Once students reach 5th grade, they can be nominated to be an ambassador for our school as Navigators.
With so many of our students living in poverty, it is easy to make excuses. At Perry, students are supported, encouraged, and motivated to make good choices, to overcome the odds, and to reach their full potential.
|Diehl School||STEM Wars Initiative: Tongue Covers||$1,500|
|East High School||Integrity – An Artistic Representation (with Arts Erie)||$1,500|
|Edison Elementary School||Fly Guy at Warner Theatre||$1,011|
|Emerson-Gridley Elementary School||Ding Dong! Ring Those Handbells!||$529|
|Jefferson Elementary School||Mini Society||$547|
|Lincoln Elementary School||"Welcome to the Happy Place!" Mural||$1,500|
|Perry Elementary School||Youtheatre - Erie Playhouse: Peter Pan||$630|
|Pfeiffer-Burleigh School||Interdisciplinary Art and Free Verse||$1,100|
|Wayne School||Once Upon a Time: Imagination Expression & Literacy||$1,000|
|Woodrow Wilson Middle School||Choral Music Library Expansion||$500|
|Woodrow Wilson Middle School||Middle School Band||$500|
|City-Wide||Erie All City Marching Band||$500|
School Closing and Delay Information
Decisions regarding closing or delaying school due to severely inclement weather or other emergencies will be made as early as possible (usually before 6 a.m.) and communicated to Erie’s news media immediately. Notification will also be posted on the front page of the school district’s website (www.eriesd.org).
Schools will be closed only in the event of a declared city-wide emergency or if current or forecasted weather conditions are so severe as to potentially place children in clearly dangerous or unhealthy situations (such as completely impassable streets and/or sidewalks, extremely cold temperatures, dangerous wind chills, or loss of utilities to buildings).
All district activities, including individual school programs, athletic events, and community events being held in Erie School District buildings will be canceled the day of the closing. In situations where a closure is announced, parents are not required to send a written excuse for their child’s absence.
For some children in the city, school may be the safest place for them to be during inclement weather. If weather is inclement, but not severely so, schools will be kept open to serve students and families. Parents are advised to use discretion in sending their children to school. If parents/guardians think conditions in their area are hazardous to their child, they should keep their children at home. In such cases, absences will be excused when verified by a note from parent/guardian that the absences are weather related.
Note: Schools will not be dismissed early because of inclement weather unless there is a declared city-wide emergency. If schools are dismissed early because of emergency conditions, district employees will remain at work to assist children.