Penn Manor schools are closed through March 27 in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. It is unclear whether that status will change or when we may be able to resume normal operations. As we all deal with this unprecedented challenge, we want to share some important information with parents:
The education of children is on hold as we consider options moving forward under the direction of the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
We have decided not to pursue online learning for our students at this time. We would not be able to fulfill our legal and ethical obligation to serve every student appropriately via this means, and many of our students lack access to the internet at home.
March 13 is now officially the end of the third marking period. Students’ grades will reflect assignments and assessments completed through that date.
We are working to establish a system to provide breakfasts and lunches to families with children who qualify for free- or reduced-price meals, beginning Wednesday, March 18. More details will be released as they become available.
All buildings are undergoing a deep cleaning, including all carpeting, fabric surfaces and touch points. Essential school district personnel, with minimal exceptions, will begin working from home Wednesday.
Buildings will be open to teachers and the public by appointment only beginning Wednesday, March 18. Visitors should call the school office to arrange a visit.
Our first graders will be going on a field trip on Tuesday, May 26th. We will be visiting Livengood Family Farm and Herr’s Chip Factory. We will be taking along a limited number of parent chaperones. If you think you might like to join us, please make sure that you have up to date clearances on file in the main office. Please let me know if you would like a volunteer packet to begin the process of securing clearances. Please note that this process can take up to one month to complete, so the sooner you get started, the better!
More info on our field trip and picking the chaperones will be sent home in April, stay tuned!
Are you able to help during Conestoga’s Awesome Activity Day? Dr. Janssen, our physical education teacher, needs volunteers to help make this day happen. All volunteers MUST have their volunteer clearances on file with Penn Manor School District and be on the district’s approved volunteer list. Click on the link below to sign up.