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.

Counselor Support

Dear Penn Manor Families,

Hello there!  I hope that this message finds you all well!  During this school closing period, not only will there be assignments, but continued support through your school counselor. The best way to reach me during this time out of school is via email. Subscribing to the school counseling blog is a great way to access additional activities and support.

Also please know that county agencies are still available and a few are listed below.

  • Lancaster County Crisis Intervention – (717) 394-2631
  • Crisis Text Line: Text “PA” to 741741
  • Wellspan Philhaven Access Center – (717) 273-8871
  • Lancaster County Mental Health America – (717) 397-7461
  • United Way of Lancaster County – 211 
  • Compass Mark Community (717) 299-2831 
  • Safe2Say 1-844-5-SAYNOW (1-844-572-9669) 

During the school closing if necessary please utilize the following site for Mental Health and Community Resources.

As always, you have my continued support and I am always here if you need me!

Danielle Rogers, School Counselor @

Obtaining a Parent Sapphire Account for ALL Grades

We strongly encourage you to obtain a Sapphire account to review student grades, attendance, etc. especially in these times of uncertainty. Simply click here and follow the directions to obtain this account. 

If you have previously obtained a Sapphire account, there is NO NEED to submit the documentation again. Your username, password and pin # are all still valid.

Thank you!