Penn Manor Online Learning Site is Now Available!

Good Morning Everyone!

As you may have seen, the Penn Manor online learning site is up and running.  All the work is optional, but will provide students with unique ways to continue learning from home.  I posted the website to our Google Classroom for students to create and submit their work, if they so choose. 

Students may also send their work to me via email, or through whatever medium is most accommodating. I look forward to seeing all the creative work that students produce!  Please email or Dojo me with any questions as I will be working, and available, each day during normal school hours.

 https://sites.google.com/pennmanor.net/remotelearning/elementary/fourth-grade

Stay Safe!

We hope everyone is staying safe during these unprecedented times. Please use this time to read a book, learn a new skill, explore nature, and most importantly spend quality time with your families.  We will be able to work on new material and catch up when school resumes. As your student does fun things at home, you are welcome to email/dojo us pictures of the cool activities they are doing.  We miss everyone!
From,
-4th Grade Team

 As Penn Manor continues to work with families, teachers, and staff it is more important than ever to check the most recent activity on the district blog (https://www.pennmanor.net/).  Below is the most recent updates on the COVID-19 outbreak and school closings:

Post from PMSD:

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 let students and parents know that the education of children is on hold as the district evaluates options moving forward. Penn Manor continues to follow direction from the Pennsylvania Department of Education.  Please understand that teachers will not be instructing students, grading assignments, or corresponding on instructional matters during the current 10-day closure.  While teachers may have resources for students such as active Google Classrooms for their lessons, there is no expectation for student attendance or submission of assignments between March 16 and March 30. 

 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.

Fourth Grade Field Trip Update

We are sad to report our decision to cancel the 4th grade field trip at this 
time. Our fourth grade team will plan something amazing to replace this
 activity.

We deeply regret having to cancel this wonderful experience for our learners, but we understand the course of action given the circumstances