Early Dismissals/Weather Related Information: Delay/Modifided Times

Early dismissals tend to be a bit confusing to kindergarten parents, so here is some information that may be beneficial for you to know!

On early dismissal days, only one group of kindergartners (either AM or PM) comes to school from 9:00 – 1:30.  The information as to which group attends can be found on the district calendar and also on the monthly calendars that I post.  The students are able to ride the bus both to school in the morning and home from school at dismissal.  The specified group of students will come to school in the morning, eat lunch at school and then be dismissed at approximately 1:30.  For PM students, you should have received an approximate morning bus pickup time when you received all other bussing information.  Please keep this information as a reference for the entire year because you will not be receiving it again.

I hope this information is helpful to you.  Please let me know if you need clarification.

Please note: The group of students that does not come to school has the day off.

You can access the school’s breakfast and lunch menus by visiting the Penn Manor School District site, which is found here…


If we should have delays in the start of school because of inclement weather (ex. snow), school will operate on a modified schedule.

If we would have a one (1) hour delay

  • Morning kindergarten students would be picked up by the bus one (1) hour later than usual and will need to be picked up by parents at their regular time to go home.
  • Afternoon kindergarten would operate on a normal schedule.

If we would have a two (2) hour delay (*Modified Kindergarten)

  • Morning kindergarten students would be picked up by the bus two (2) hours later than usual.  They would be dismissed at approximately 12:45 p.m. for parent pickup.
  • Afternoon kindergarten students start 50 minutes later than usual.  School would start at 1:45 p.m.  They would be dismissed at 3:25 p.m. as usual.

We realize that these schedule changes may be confusing and hard to remember.

If the change in the schedule presents a need for any changes in the transportation utilized by your child, please communicate with the school office as soon as possible!

In the event of inclement weather, please try NOT to call the school to find out whether or not school is delayed, closed or leaving out early.  Instead, please check Martic’s Blog or Penn Manor’s Website.  Delays and early dismissals are also announced on the following radio stations: WDAC-FM, WIOV, WLAN, WSBA, WQXA, WJTL, and WRKZ.  They will also be announced on the following television stations: WGAL, and WLYH.  Another option is to call the Penn Manor Emergency Hotline at 872-9500 extension 2333.  Thank you.

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