• School Closing and What you need to know..

    Dear Parents,
    Please help your child complete assignments on Google Classroom.  I thank you for your continued support!
    Mrs. B.
    p.s.  Check out my Annie wagging her tail on the 'Reading Independently' lesson!!!

    April 19, 2020 
    Perry Families:  We are excited to see you in our online classrroom tomorrow!
    If you do not have access to technology, you can find the required work in packet form on the district webpage, www.eriesd.org.
    If you want a required packet, please come to the school on Tuesday OR Friday between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
    1.  Go to www.eriesd.org
    2.  click "menu"
    3.  click "schools"
    4.  scroll down and click "Perry Elementary"
    5.  click on the link that says "click here for online instruction materials"
    6.  Choose the grade level or levels needed for each student.

    April 15, 2020
    Hello Families,
    Additional school assignments will be available for your child on Google Classroom beginning Monday, April 20th.  Please go to Perry's home page where you can read about online learning.  (Click on the link Online Learning in gold letters).  There is additional information for you on the Erie School District homepage as well.
    I hope everyone is healthy and happy.
    Mrs. B.

     *Beginning today April 6th the Downtown YMCA will be serving Grab n Go dinners from 3:30 - 5:30 PM daily.


    *Pennsylvania Attorney General Shapiro concerning the  federal order in place preventing evictions and foreclosures insured by the FHA, and Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court issued an order closing all state courts to eviction proceedings and halting enforcement of eviction orders for the duration of this emergency.


    Update - March 23 - 3 p.m.



    Gov. Tom Wolf announced today that all schools statewide, including Erie's Public Schools, will remain closed for AT LEAST another two weeks, through April 6. It is unknown when our district will reopen and in-person classroom instruction will resume.


    We will resume distribution of grade-specific paper packets for continuing education this week. Packets with instruction for the week of 3/23 will be available beginning this Thursday, March 26, at all district schools during meal distribution times, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Packets with instruction for the week of 3/30 will be available beginning Monday, March 30, at all schools during meal distribution times. All work is supplemental and will not be graded. We are working to reschedule technology distribution.


    Please stay connected to all district communication channels for updated information as it becomes available.


    Please see link below for Food Bank distribution locations for families:


    A reminder to all our EPS families: please continue to follow all local, state and national guidance to contain the spread of COVID-19. That includes recommendations against sleepovers, play dates and group gatherings and activities. Practice personal hygiene, including proper hand washing technique, and social distancing.



    All students should be logging on to Amplify and iReady apps to continue their learning during this closure. All passwords were sent home Friday, March 13, 2020 with students who were present. Students who were absent can call the office to recieve their passwords or email me (abayhurst@eriesd.org) and I will get you the information. Ask your child first because most of them have memorized their log in information.


    The CKLA and Ready Math lessons are posted for students to attempt to complete at home. 

     I will monitor student progress on the apps and reassign any lessons that may need done again.


    In response to a growing number of schools and districts planning for potential closure (or closing) over the past week, Amplify has created guidance for using our programs remotely. Please visit www.amplify.com/remotelearning to view instructional options for each program. We plan to update this site regularly and to let you know when we add new resources.  
    We have received requests from districts for student print materials, and as a result, have made the CKLA student activity books available online through a password-protected website. The login information for that site is below.
    Password: cklasupport
    Parent login to the CKLA Teacher Resources site:
    Username: CKLAparentCOVID19
    Password: CKLAparentCOVID19



    Update - March 20, 10 a.m.: ERIE'S PUBLIC SCHOOLS CLOSED

    In compliance with Gov. Tom Wolf's order to close all non-life sustaining businesses, Erie's Public Schools is closed indefinitely. The only operation that will continue is the daily distribution of meals. Distribution of meals to all persons under age 18 will continue at all district elementary, middle and high schools, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. THAT SCHEDULE MAY CHANGE. Please stay connected to district communication channels for updates.

    The distribution of technology devices scheduled for Monday, March 23, Tuesday, March 24, and Wednesday, March 25 is now canceled. The distribution of paper packets at all meal distribution sites is also suspended. (The packets are, however, available online at eriesd.org.)

    Students can access educational opportunities online through teacher websites (primarily middle and high school) and via online platforms such as iReady, Amplify and Smart Futures (elementary students). All work is supplemental and will not be graded.

    No decision has been made about the remainder of the academic year or when in-person classroom instruction will resume. Any information about the academic schedule will come from official district communication channels, including this Facebook page, the district website, and the One Call telephone system.

    These uncertain times have required all of us to adapt as we continue our mission of serving our students and families. Thank you for your patience and understanding.




    Spectrum has released the following information in terms of community support:


    Community Assistance

    More than ever before, Americans rely on high speed broadband in nearly every aspect of their lives. In the coming weeks, many will be affected either directly or indirectly by COVID-19. We're committed to serving our 29 million customers and ensuring they maintain reliable access to the online resources and information they want and need. To ease the strain in this challenging time, beginning Monday, March 16, we commit to the following for 60 days:

    • We'll partner with school districts to make sure local communities are aware of these tools to help students learn remotely.
    • We'll open our WiFi hotspots across our footprint for public use. https://www.spectrum.com/wifi-hotspots.html
        • Enable WiFi on your mobile device.
        • Select SpectrumWiFi from the list of available networks.
        • Open your web browser, which displays the sign-in screen.
        • Select Free WiFi Trial.
        • Enter your name and the email address or the mobile phone number to which you want your access code delivered.
        • Once you’ve reviewed the Terms & Conditions, select Get Access Code. An access code is then delivered to you.
        • Copy the access code and then enter it in your browser.
        • Select Get Started to connect to the Spectrum WiFi network.
    • We'll continue to offer Spectrum Internet Assist, our high-speed broadband program to eligible low-income households.
    • We'll offer households with students in Pre-K to 12 or college, who need remote education, two free months of internet and WiFi for new customers.     

     A message to our students:

    Keeping your head in the game is very important - even when you are not physically in your school building. We've created English Language Arts and Math packets to provide you with opportunities to enhance the skills you've been working on the past several months.

    Some of the passages and/or questions may seem easy while others may be a bit challenging. It is important to complete the lessons to the best of your ability. We included a wide variety of topics and activities to keep you engaged.

    You can work at your own pace. We don't expect you to complete everything in one day. If you finish the packet, our best advice is to read for pleasure.

    When school begins again, simply bring these packets to your teachers for review.

    Click here to view/download ELA and Math packets for grades K-12.