March 2, 2017

PCSD No. 32 responds to the disaster

PERRYVILLE – Perry County School District No. 32 has responded to the tornado.

Administrators met Wednesday morning to implement its crisis response plan.

According to a posting on the district’s Facebook page, district officials have contacted all staff members and students who lost homes or had damages in the storms.

The posting stated:

• If you are a staff member or student’s family who has damage and have not yet done so, please call the Board Office at 547-7500 Ext. 328 and let us know what resources you need.

• Thursday morning broadcasts at all buildings will provide instructions for students who need counseling or other services.

• Students will be provided any and all school supplies they need. They simply need to tell their homeroom teacher.

• Families of our students who have been affected by the storms are invited to eat breakfast, at no charge, in our cafeterias, from 8 to 8:30 am. (Students should eat breakfast in their buildings between 7:25 – 7:55 am as usual.)

• At this time, our CERT-trained administrators are assisting D32 family members with recovery, and collecting their clothing to be washed by volunteers at the Blue Sky Laundromat in Perry Plaza.

• On Friday, our campus will come together to hold a special Dress For Charity to benefit the American Red Cross Perry County Tornado Relief Response. Students and staff are invited to wear their "We Are D32" T-shirts (or other school T-shirts) and make freewill donations to the cause.

Special thanks to Windsor High School and Jefferson R-VII Schools, who are conducting a school supply drive for our students. Many other schools in our area have also offered counseling and other services that we may need in the days and weeks ahead.