School Robo Calls

Information that the district provides through the district wide Robo call system will be listed below as to when they broadcasted.

Robo call system

3/26/2020    

Good evening, this is Kim Zippie.  It’s exciting to see so many of our students continuing to engage in learning! Whether it’s review or enrichment, online or paper and pencil, students are taking advantage of the wonderful opportunities our teachers are providing to them!  One way some parents are helping their students to cope to the change is by creating a schedule to help establish some structure in their days.  It helps children to feel a little “normalcy” when everything else is far from normal!

Now for an update:  Meals are going to be available two days per week, starting next week.  Parents may pick up multiple meals on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:00 – 1:00.  Two days’ meals will be given on Mondays, and three days’ meals on Wednesdays.  This will assist in lessening the social distancing demands of both our staff and families.  If you haven’t signed up for meals, you may still do so via the survey on our website.  Please also be reminded if you sign up for meals, please be sure to pick them up as multiple meals have been left most days.  Please know that we are working hard to support our CP families in any way we can and appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue down this new path in history!  Thank you and have a great evening!

3/23/2020    

Good evening, this is Kim Zippie.  First, I hope that your students were able to begin accessing the educational opportunities that have been offered through either paper/pencil or online.  I know that many of our teachers and support staff have been busy answering questions and providing lots of assistance to our students. If you have questions or experience challenges, please feel free to either call the elementary or high school offices and leave a message or contact your students’ teachers.  We’ll get back to you as soon as possible. We will also begin to post some interesting informational videos and resources on our website to assist parents and students. Please check often for updates.

As many of you may have heard, this afternoon Governor Wolf issued an extension for school closures until at least April 9th.  There is obviously a chance that it may be extended beyond that date, but this is our guidance as of today. We will continue to update you with additional information regarding student learning opportunities and instruction as we move forward.

Additionally, we have had a few requests for students’ to access materials in their lockers.  Because we are extremely concerned about our students’ and staff’s health and safety, we would like to limit the number of people who are present in the building.  If it is absolutely necessary for your students to retrieve something from his/her locker, please complete the survey on our website to let us know your needs. Once we determine the number of students that must access materials, we will provide additional information to those families as to the procedures we will follow.

Finally, lunch distribution will continue as scheduled; however, we are evaluating the possibility of limiting it to two days per week and supplying multiple meals at one time.  As a reminder, though, if you ordered breakfast and lunch, please be sure to pick it up. We’ve had 10-15 meals that were not picked up each day. If you want to cancel your complete order, please call 724-253-3255  Extension 1228.

As always, we are very grateful for your patience, support, and flexibility as we continue to journey through this unknown territory!

3/20/2020  

Good evening, this is Kim Zippie.  First, a huge thank you to all of the staff, parents, students and others in our CP family that made our instructional material distribution yesterday such a success!  The day went smoothly and close to 97% of all of the materials were delivered.

While the Governor’s mandate for school closure continues, students can access educational opportunities online through teachers’ Google classrooms (primarily grades 2-12) and/or via paper packets (grades K and 1 and those without access to the internet) as distributed yesterday. All work is supplemental and will not be graded at this time.

No decision has been made about the remainder of the academic year or when in-person classroom instruction will resume. Any further information about the academic schedule or work requirements will come from official district communication channels, including the district website and our robocall system.

The only operation that will continue is the daily distribution of meals. Distribution of meals to all school-age persons under age 18 will continue daily from 11:00 to 1:00.  If you have not previously completed the survey on our website or called the school at 724-253-3255, Ext 1228, you may still do so prior to Monday at 9:00 AM.  Please do NOT add your information if you have already done so.  Also, please be sure to pick up the meals if you’ve ordered them.

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 continued patience, support, and understanding.

3/18/2020  Evening

Good evening.  This is Kim Zippie.  Commodore Perry School District will be providing curbside meals, free of charge, to any student residing within the district 18 years of age and under, including those students who attend Head Start within the district. We will provide a cold breakfast and lunch. This service will begin Friday, March 20, and will continue each weekday through March 27, during the hours of 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM. The pick-up location will be at the side door of the cafeteria. Parents will line their vehicles up in front of the cafeteria where meals will be brought out to them curbside, just like the instructional materials distribution, making meal pick-up easier and traffic patterns more efficient. For planning purposes, we are asking that you order ahead of time by either completing the Meal Request Survey on our website at www.cppanthers.org, or by calling (724) 253-3255 X1228.  Please complete the survey OR call by noon tomorrow, Thursday, March 19th, if you are interested in taking advantage of this meal service.  Should the need arise for meals to continue to be offered beyond the March 27th date, we will update you with next steps. If your student is in need of a gluten-free meal, please notify the person handing you food upon pick-up.

In case you missed any details of this message, you can find it posted on our website along with the Meal Request Survey link.  Thank you again for your support and patience!

3/18/2020  Afternoon

This is Kim Zippie.  In light of the current state of all things related to COVID-19 going on in the country, Commodore Perry is making preparations for the potential that students may need to receive instruction from home. We understand the extreme challenge and difficulty that this may present for many of our families and students, and we are working tirelessly to make it as smooth as we possibly can, given the circumstances. Part of that process is ensuring that you have all of the materials necessary to help make instruction at home possible for your child(ren).    In order to distribute instructional materials, the following procedures will be implemented. Families may come to the school tomorrow, Thursday, March 19th, during one of three windows to receive their students’ materials.  These hours include 9:00 – 11:00, 1:00 – 3:00, and 4:00 – 6:00.  Parents will be asked to enter at the high school or north entrance and proceed around the building to the elementary entrance, forming a line as directed by a staff member. Vehicles will stop in front of the cafeteria where a staff member will greet them and ask for names of students. The materials will be retrieved and brought directly to the families.

Please know that this will require patience and understanding to accomplish this task.  We appreciate your understanding, flexibility, and support as we navigate this uncharted territory.

Also, this is very important.  Although we are distributing materials we are NOT, and I repeat, NOT asking your children to start completing work.  You will receive notice from the District when official work should begin.

Finally, if you are interested in receiving meals during the closure, a second call will be sent this evening to explain this process.  If you missed any of this announcement, you can access this information on our website.

Again, thank you for your patience and support.

3/17/2020  

Good morning, this is Kim Zippie.  While we are extremely hopeful that it will not be necessary to extend our school closure past the March 30th mandate, we are trying to be realistic and prepared in our planning.  A number of you have responded to our technology survey, and we learned some good information from it.  Thank you!  Now we need more specific information in our next step of preparation.  If your child or children are in the second through twelfth grades, and you do NOT have access to Wifi or have limited data available, please call the school office this morning to let us know.  We are preparing paper/pencil assignments and are considering other possible options to ensure that learning continuity can happen if necessary.  The number to call is 724-253-3255, and you can select either the high school or elementary school to report your technology needs.   Again, if your child is in grades 2-12, and you do NOT have Wifi access or have limited data available, please call the school this morning at 724-253-3255 to report this important information.  Thank you!

3/13/2020  

Good evening, this is Kim Zippie.  As many of you have heard, Governor Wolf issued a statement closing all K-12 schools for the next two weeks beginning Monday, March 16th.  This means that school will not be in session, and there are no instructional requirements through March 29th.  There will be no activities taking place, and no one is to be in the building with the exception of those cleaning it.  Our hope is to resume classes on March 30th.  We will provide further updates as we receive them.  As I reported last night, these are unprecedented times, and we appreciate your support and cooperation as we move through them! Thank you!

3/12/2020 

Good evening, this is Kim Zippie.  I am calling to provide some important information that the Commodore Perry School District will be providing regarding potential plans to address the Coronavirus Pandemic that has become an unprecedented focus for our country.   Please know that we are not panicked, but we are being prepared.   We want you to know that our students, staff, and families’ health and safety are the utmost importance to us.  We are taking the necessary steps to keep our building and facilities as clean and germ-free as possible.  However, additional steps may be necessary as directed by the Department of Health or the Governor’s office.  We will strictly follow any mandates given.  To that end, if we are instructed to close our schools, we are developing a plan to assist our students to continue learning.  A letter will be sent home tomorrow and is currently posted on our website with important information regarding potential actions.  You’ll find it linked as CP Superintendent Pandemic Planning Update with today’s date.   In preparation for any action, we need your assistance in two areas.  First, if your contact information has not been updated since the beginning of the year, please call the school offices tomorrow morning.  If you want to receive brief text updates, you’ll need to provide a mobile number if you haven’t already done so.  Second, there is a link to a survey on our website to identify your child’s grade level and your accessibility to the internet.  If you are able, please follow the link to answer these brief questions.  Thank you in advance for your assistance in helping us journey through uncharted territory and times.