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Notes from the Superintendent
John H. Heard, III
John H. Heard, III






August 3, 2018




Dear Students and Parents:


     Welcome back to what promises to be a great school year.  The energy among the staff this year excites me.  I am excited about how contagious that mindset will be when they interact with students.

      This year our focus will be on writing.  Our system was fortunate to receive a writing grant entitled the UAB Red Mountain Writing Program I3 Scale-Up grant.

      The central goal of the College Ready Writers Program (CRWP) is to help students become skilled at writing, arguments from non-fictions sources, raise student achievement in writing and ultimately build leadership capacity.  The program will provide professional development to 4th-10th grade English Language Arts (ELA) teachers.  Our teachers are confident that this writing program will help students improve their writing skills.

      We will continue to prepare our students for the 21st Century by providing every child with a computer.

      The Perry County Board of Education joins me in wishing you a productive school year filled with many opportunities for students to excel.

      We will give every child the opportunity to discover the genius that lies within.



                                                                                                     John H. Heard, III










May 17, 2017



Dear Parent/Guardian,

Perry County School District has determined that it is important to introduce a new communications tool called Anonymous Alerts®. Anonymous Alerts® allows students or parents to quickly, easily, and anonymously report urgent information to school officials across all of our school campuses. The system encourages students, parents and staff to confidentially report bullying, cyber-bullying, and other sensitive topics through private messages to our administration. Perry County School District does not support, encourage or tolerate any behavior that prevents any student from reaching their full potential.

We also believe that the best way to address problems that our students face in school is personal contact with a teacher, school administrator, psychologist or counselor and we strongly encourage and fully support that continued practice. However, we do know that sometimes there is a concern that a student or parent may want to communicate anonymously.

 How do I place an incident report from Internet connected computers/tablets?


1)   Go to from any Internet connected device


 2)  Click on the web button called “Anonymous Alerts”. Fill out your incident report.

 How do I place a report from an iPhone or Android phone?


1)     From the iPhone Store, download the free app by searching for “Anonymous Alerts”. If you have an Android phone, go to the Play Store, search for “Anonymous Alerts” and download.


a.     After downloading the app, click on it, enter setup/login perrycs and enter perrycs as your Password.


The mobile apps and Web-based reporting system provides secure 1-way or 2-way encrypted messages, increasing the flow of important information to school officials. Message topics for submission may include bullying, cyber-bullying, family difficulties, self-harm/cutting, drug and alcohol abuse, student depression, sexual harassment, gang related issues or strange/abnormal student behavior.

All reports remain completely anonymous, although submitters have the option to reveal their identity if they prefer to have a person-to-person discussion. The program is monitored from 7AM until 5PM, and should only be used for serious and urgent matters. Indeed, if something disturbing or life threatening occurs at other times, it is imperative to call 911.




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