Manor’s Breakfast

First and foremost, THANK YOU all for your patience, feedback and support as we strive to make Manor Middle School a wonderful learning environment for all. Due to increased demand for breakfasts, we will be implementing a reconfigured voluntary breakfast program, beginning on Friday, Oct. 8. The details are:

  • It will be a Grab & Go-bagged breakfast. Any student who wants to eat breakfast will go to the cafeteria immediately after entering the building at 7:30 a.m., grab a bag and head directly to homeroom/period 1.
  • All students are expected to be in homeroom no later than 7:40 a.m. Students will eat their breakfast in their homeroom/period 1 classrooms. 
  • Friday’s breakfast menu will be muffins, fruit and juice. Moving forward, a variety of other items will be served each day.

Admirably,

Dr. Edwards, Principal

Start With Hello Week

We are celebrating #StartWithHelloWeek to build a culture of inclusivity and empathy! Please see the list of activities Manor students will participate in the week of October 4th – 8th.

School Pictures 9/28/21

Remember school pictures are on Tuesday, September 28th…SMILE! You can order your pictures online.

Free Breakfast and Lunch

Free Breakfasts and Lunches: We are pleased to announce that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is allowing schools to offer free breakfasts and lunches to all students in grades K-12 through the end of the 2021-2022 school year. Families should complete the 2021-2022 Free/Reduced Lunch application as there are additional benefits (such as reduced internet costs) for those who qualify. Thank you!

Face covering mandate takes effect Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021

On Tuesday, August 31, 2021, the Acting Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health issued an order that requires the wearing of face coverings at schools starting on Tuesday, September 7, 2021.

The order is issued pursuant to authority granted to the Department of Health under the Disease Prevention and Control Law, 35 P.S. Section 521.5, and requires that all teachers, students, staff and visitors wear a face covering indoors at school. Furthermore, the order states that it does not impact the obligation of schools to comply with CDC requirements concerning masking on school buses.

As a public school district in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Penn Manor School District is required by law to comply with this order.

Penn Manor will use the same procedure followed during the 2020-2021 school year in considering face covering medical exception requests from parents/guardians. Parents/guardians will need to provide documentation from a medical provider by completing a Face Covering Order Exception Request Form from their child’s school and submitting it to the building principal.

The Penn Manor Board of School Directors will meet on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium of Penn Manor High School. At the beginning of all school board meetings, there is a public comment period. If you are interested in speaking during that time, the school board respectfully requests that you pre-register here so that an appropriate amount of time can be allocated for public comments. The school board will be accepting comments regarding the face coverings order during the meeting; however, the school board is not scheduled to take a vote on the order.

The school district is obligated to comply with the provisions of the face coverings order, including during school board meetings, unless or until a court of competent jurisdiction issues an injunction against the Acting Secretary of Health regarding the implementation and enforcement of the order.

The school board agenda will be posted to the school district website by the end of the day on Friday, September 3, and will be available here.

The timing of the face coverings order is unfortunate and disappointing, coming as it does with the 2021-2022 school year already under way. It creates a new challenge for Penn Manor community members, students and our school employees. That being said, it will not deter Penn Manor from making this school year the best that it can be, and we will continue to adjust as needed in order to provide an outstanding educational program for our students.

For more details about the face coverings order and Penn Manor’s Health and Safety Plan, please click on these links:

Back-to-School Night

Back-to-School Night (BTSN) for Manor Middle School (see attached) is slated for Tues., August 24th (5 PM – 7 PM). As you will see, our BTSN is an Open House/Drop-in format for parents/guardians only.

We are looking forward to seeing all of our students’ beautiful smiling faces on the first day of school, Monday, August 30th.

Be well.

Dr. Dana James Edwards, Principal

Manor Middle School

717-872-9510 (office)

School Lunches

We are pleased to inform you that Penn Manor School District will be participating in the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option during the 2021-2022 school year. This program is available to districts as part of the waivers issued by USDA on April 20, 2021. For the 2021-2022 school year, all enrolled students of the Penn Manor School District are eligible to receive a nutritional breakfast and lunch each school day at no charge to your household. Even though all students are receiving Free and Reduced lunch, we still highly recommend that all families complete an application. These applications need to be completed online (see below). If you do not have access to a computer, the main office in each of our buildings is equipped with one for you to use. Please know that these applications are used to determine eligibility for other programs and services. A few examples would be: waivers on PSAT, SAT and many college applications, as well as reduced internet through Comcast.

· Free-Reduced Online Application: https://www.schoolcafe.com/PennManorSD

· Reduced Internet: https://www.xfinity.com/learn/internet-service/ebb

We are certainly looking forward to the return of our fantastic students to Manor Middle School. There will be approximately 500 students occupying our classrooms when the school year begins on Monday, August 30th, and we remain committed to providing quality educational programs, services, and personal attention to each student in our school. Please feel free to contact the school should you have any questions or concerns about the upcoming school year.

Sincerely,

Dr. Edwards, Principal

August Open House (for incoming 7th grade students)

We are pleased to announce the following dates for Manor Middle School’s Open House:

Tuesday, August 17th: 9 AM – 11 AM & 1 PM – 2 PM

Wednesday, August 18th: 12 PM – 3 PM

Thursday, August 19th : 12 PM – 2 PM & 6 PM – 7 PM.