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Schools now closed for the year

Gov. Wolf has announced that all schools in the state will remain closed through the current school year. Remote learning will continue throughout the school year, based on the district calendar. The last day of school is May 29.

Penn Manor will provide more details as they become available.

Penn Manor has introduced a Continuity of Education plan for remote learning to continue throughout the school year. You can access that plan here on the district’s remote learning website.


Penn Manor introduces Continuity of Education plan

Penn Manor has introduced a comprehensive Continuity of Education plan, which is available for viewing here on the district’s remote learning website.

The plan explains in detail how teachers will provide learning activities for all students to access by grade level or subject area. The current level of activities will continue through April 9, and the school district will begin transitioning to more robust learning activities the week of April 13.

Beginning April 20, all teachers will move from reinforcement and review of material previously taught to the introduction of new material.

Teachers will keep track of student participation and reach out to encourage all students to participate. Learning activities will not be graded, but student participation is expected.

Given the current unprecedented circumstances, Penn Manor has tried to be intentional about transitioning to online learning and its impact on our students, families and staff. We want to be mindful of the stressors brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and the increased demands on parents working from home. 

Throughout this process, we will continue to evaluate our Continuity of Education plan and make adjustments as needed. 

Thank you for your support in these challenging times, and please stay safe!


School closures extended indefinitely

Updated March 30, 2020 — Schools are now closed indefinitely.

Updated March 23, 2020 — The state Department of Education has announced that all schools will remain closed through at least April 6 as a result of the COVID-19 response efforts. The closure order could be extended beyond April 6 if necessary to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus and save lives.

Under the new timeline, schools would reopen on April 7 for two days to allow school administrators, teachers and other staff time to prepare classrooms, set up cafeterias, schedule transportation and arrange other business operations. Students would return to school on April 9, unless the closure is extended in response to the situation involving the virus.

April 9 and April 13, which were previously snow make-up days, will be used as school days. There will be no school on April 10 (Good Friday).

While school is closed, Penn Manor plans to implement optional at-home student learning plans for grade levels and subjects. Teachers and administrators will be meeting this week to formulate details on delivering these activities to families beginning Monday, March 30.

The district also will continue to deliver meals to students at their regular morning bus stops this Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Details and updates regarding the food delivery program are available here.

Please check back for updates later this week regarding the optional at-home learning plans, and please stay safe. 


Meal distribution continues for Penn Manor families

Penn Manor has implemented a meal distribution plan for students that utilizes their morning bus stop locations. The free, bagged meals will be delivered by school buses and will include lunches and breakfasts comprised of foods that meet school nutritional standards. Complete details on this effort, which will be in effect during the current COVID-19 shutdown, are available here.