Interested in receiving a school breakfast/lunch while we are in Remote Learning? Please complete this google form by 9:00 each morning. If for any reason you have difficulty filling out this form, please email Dr. Keddie at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please come to Hambright Elementary between 11:45-12:30 for pick-up. At Hambright Elementary, there will be a drive-thru pick up line by the side, cafeteria door. (This door is close to the playground.)
Manor Middle School is shifting to full remote online learning for all students, effective Friday, December 11, and continuing on Monday, December 14. All co-curricular activities during this period are cancelled, and the building will be closed until Tuesday.
No schedule changes are planned for any other Penn Manor schools at this time.
This decision was made in response to the recommended framework from the Pennsylvania Department of Education for actions necessary following the identification of active COVID-19 cases at the school.
During this time, students and faculty will follow our Full Remote Schedule that can be found here. Classes will begin at 7:30 a.m.
Regular, in-person classes for students will resume on Tuesday, December 15, unless the school district learns of additional information that would require an extension of the closure to assure the safety of the high school community.
We encourage parents and staff to monitor the district website for updates regarding this situation. All families and faculty will receive a follow-up email from principal Dr. Dana Edwards regarding expectations for online learning.
During the closure, we expect students to act responsibly by practicing social distancing, wearing masks in public and monitoring their health. If you or a member of your household tests positive for COVID-19, please contact the school nurse at 717-872-9510, ext. 1356, so we can identify any other individuals who may have been in close contact in the school setting.
As a community, we all need to do our part to assure that in-person learning can safely resume for Penn Manor students.
For more information on the district’s response to COVID-19 please visit www.pennmanor.net.
There was an issue with the printing of some of the student pictures by Lifetouch. We will distribute the missing picture packages as soon as they arrive. Our picture retake day is scheduled for Friday, November 20th. We may need to schedule an additional picture retake day after Thanksgiving break.
Updated Plan for Transition to Full In-Person Learning
We want to thank all the students and parents for the support during the start of the school year and through this new transition. Students have done a tremendous job of wearing masks, socially distancing, and keeping hands clean. As we move into the new phase we ask that the students continue their efforts to help keep themselves and others healthy.
A few highlights for the transition back:
November 9 – Students in grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, and 12 will begin full in-person instruction. Students in other grades will continue in the Blended Learning hybrid format during this week.
November 16 – Students in grades 8, 10 and 11 will begin full in-person instruction.
We will have a new schedule that includes four lunches (one for each team) so we can limit the numbers in the cafeteria. We will still only have 2 students per table, but we will also use seats in the auditorium.
We will continue to use stagger dismissals when entering the school, between classes, and when exiting the school. Lockers will not be used.
Teachers will socially distance seats in the classroom as much as possible.
Below you will find a link to the adapted reopening plan for all students returning to Manor Middle School.
Penn Manor has become aware of one person in the Manor Middle School community who has tested positive for COVID-19. Below is a letter from superintendent Mike Leichliter with more details.
October 8, 2020
Dear Penn Manor Family:
We have recently learned that a member of the Manor Middle School community has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual will not be in school until he or she has recovered, and all individuals considered to have had close contact with this individual in the school setting have been notified.
We are not closing the school at this time.
As a result of the positive case, Penn Manor has taken the following actions:
Contacted the PA Department of Health for further guidance
Cleaned and disinfected locations visited by the individual who tested positive
Identified individuals who had close contact with the infected individual and communicated directly with them on their next steps, which could include a 14-day quarantine.
Please note that personal information about the individual, including his/her name, is confidential to protect patient privacy. We are sending our best wishes to this member of our school community.
As a reminder, please keep your child home from school if he or she is feeling ill for any reason. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are cough, fever, loss of taste and shortness of breath. Muscle aches, sore throat and fatigue also are common. If your child exhibits any of these symptoms, please consult with your family medical provider immediately.
Please continue to practice social distancing, wash hands often, cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces and wear a mask in public, including in school. We face this challenging situation together, and we are grateful for your continued support of our school district.
Friday, Oct 9- Early Dismissal- Students dismissed at 12:20 Monday, Oct. 12- No School Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 13 and 14 Group A in- person. No Virtual Wednesday Thursday and Friday, Oct 15 and 16 Group B in-person.