Input sought from parents on school reopening for 2020-2021

Penn Manor School District plans to reopen our schools for the 2020-2021 school year, and it’s important that families feel comfortable about sending their children back to school.

Current guidance from the Pennsylvania Departments of Education and Health indicates that we will have to implement social distancing, which will impact the number of students on buses, maximum class sizes, and movement throughout our school buildings.

We would like your input as we develop our programs and the district’s health and safety plan, which is required before we can reopen. Please fill out this survey by June 26, 2020. Thank you for your input!

End of the Year Highlight Videos

Blue 8 Award winners  – Click here.

Green 8 End of the Year Video – Click here.

Green 8 Award winners – Click here.

Green 7 End of the Year Video – Click here.

Presidential Award for Educational Excellence – Click here.

Presidential Award for Educational Achievement – Click here.

Principal’s Award winners – all teams – Click here.

Tenacity Award winners – all teams – Click here

MU/PMSD Buddy Program – Update & Feedback

Dear Penn Manor Families,

Thank you for your participation in our Penn Manor/Millersville University Buddy Program.  Millersville students & Penn Manor families have expressed interest in continuing this program over the summer.  GREAT NEWS!  While there will not be the traditional, school year academics, our Millersville buddies are happy to continue with specific areas of educational need.  For example: multiplication tables, spelling words, reading/writing, even telling time, are skills we can continue to work on throughout the summer.  In lieu of the academic piece during the school year, are there any additional subjects, hobbies, and/or extracurriculars that you would like the Buddies to (remotely) meet about?  For example: maybe a specific sport, type of art, music, video games, etc.

Please complete the form HERE to give us valuable insight as we grow the program in the future and to help us pair buddies who are wishing to continue throughout the summer.


We are excited to announce that the MANOR MIDDLE SCHOOL yearbook signing tradition is alive and it’s fully digital to suit our socially distanced students. Jostens has just launched a new platform, Yearbook Digital Signing Pages, that gives every student in our school the chance to create virtual signing pages, invite their friends to leave messages, and print out the final pages to keep with the yearbook as a permanent keepsake. This is free for every student whether they purchased a yearbook or not. Register an account for your student today and help them get started collecting messages. 

Curb-side Pick-up

Hello Parents & Students,

Thank you so much for your ongoing support and patience this year and especially during the past few months of our virtual instruction.
Please be advised, we’ll be having the Student-items Curb-side Pick-up (flagpole entrance) on Tues., June 2nd and Wed., June 3rd. In order to keep it organized and to support physical distancing, we’ll be adhering to the schedule that is listed in the Google Sheet below:

This is for any student who had items in their locker as well as yearbook distribution. Yearbooks are available for purchase until the day before your assigned pick-up date…please purchase online at Jostens. In addition, we’ll be collecting classroom books and/or library books from 8th grade students ONLY.

School Pictures: We haven’t been able to distribute the Lifetouch picture packets as we have in the past. Of course, we do not want this to be the year without photographic memories…your portraits are available and can be purchased. Please click here to be provided your personalized access code and ordering information.

A friendly reminder, we will NOT be collecting the students’ 1:1 laptops…ALL students will keep them through the summer.

Take care!

Dr. Edwards, Principal

Can you guess the teacher?

Thank you to Mrs. Ennis, the G8 Science teacher, for creating this FUN video. Can you guess which baby picture belongs to which teacher
Students, please stay strong with your school work and reach out to your teachers.
You’ve got this!

Grading Guidelines

We certainly hope you and your family are staying healthy and strong during this time.  We greatly appreciate your support at home as we continue to provide Penn Manor students with a quality education. As you know, throughout the past few weeks there have been significant educational changes that are reflected in Penn Manor’s Continuity of Education (COE) plan. This message contains the PMSD’s (K-8) grading guidelines and the impact on marking period four grades as well as final course grades. In addition, please see an example of the Sapphire Parent Portal…showing how to navigate the to the details, such as student assignments and grades.


As always, if you need assistance, please call us @ 717-872-9510.

Dr. Dana James Edwards, Principal

Manor P.R.I.D.E.