Sinkhole at Central Manor

CM Families,

A sinkhole has formed beneath the property to the rear of Central Manor Elementary School. The area has been fenced off, and the school district is monitoring the situation and developing a plan to repair the damage. Appropriate measures have been taken to keep people away from the site. The sinkhole has not affected the operation of the school.

Regular Start Time for CM for 1/27/22

CM Families:

A malfunctioning heating unit set off an alarm around 7:30 a.m. Thursday, January 27, at Central Manor Elementary. Fire units responded, the heating unit was shut down and is being repaired, and Central Manor has resumed operations on its regular schedule. Many thanks to our local first responders!

K-2 Read-A-Thon Opportunity

K-2 CM Families – The Readathon is back!! It’s that time of year again for the PMHS Civitas Club to offer the Readathon for students in grades K-2. This free, after school, two day event encourages reading while students participate in related crafts and activities.

For Central Manor, our two after school days will take place on:

Central Manor: Thursday, Feb. 10th and Thursday, Feb. 24th

Start: 3:30 PM Stop: 4:30 PM. Please be prompt in your pick-up of your child.

Registration for CM families -click here.

Penn Manor: CLOSED for Friday, Jan. 7th

The Penn Manor School District is closed for Friday, January 7th due to inclement weather. Please stay safe out there!

PSSA 2021 Results

By now, the Spring 2021 PSSA Assessment Results have been uploaded to each student’s individual Sapphire account.  You should be able to access your child’s report through the parent portal; if you have difficulty, please contact the principal for assistance.  Here is an accompanying letter from PA Secretary of Education, Noe Ortega. Message-from-Secretary-of-Education-for-Parent-LettersDownload

The Pennsylvania Department of Education provides schools with reports on individual student performance by Reporting Category and Assessment Anchor. Assessment Anchors represent categories of subject matter (skills and concepts) that anchor the content of the PSSA. For the ELA PSSA, there are four Assessment Anchors that are the same across Grades 3-8: Key Ideas & Details, Craft & Structure, Vocabulary, and Language. Grades 4-8 have one additional Assessment Anchor: Text Dependent Analysis.

For the Math PSSA, the Assessment Anchors differ by grade-band. For Grades 3-5, the Assessment Anchors are: Numbers & Operations in Base Ten, Fractions, Operations & Algebraic Thinking, Geometry, and Measurement & Data. For Grades 6-7, the Assessment Anchors are: The Number System, Ratios & Proportional Relationships, Expressions & Equations, Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. For 8th grade, the Assessment Anchors are: The Number System, Functions, Expressions & Equations, Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. 

For the Science PSSA, the Assessment Anchors are the same for both 4th grade and 8th grade. There are several Assessment Anchors, which can be grouped more neatly into the following Reporting Categories: The Nature of Science, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Earth & Space Sciences.


Students receive a raw score, a scale score and a performance level rating (Below Basic, Basic, Proficient, or Advanced) that is associated with a specific scale score range. The scale score associated with each performance tier differs by grade-level and subject area. For a deeper breakdown, you can consult the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Performance Level Descriptors and Cut Scores.

Correction to KDG Dates

CM KDG Families – our apologies – CORRECTION for Nov. 22nd & Nov. 23rd:

Monday, November 22nd – PM KDG in session all day from 9:00-1:30 PM. (No AM KDG)

Tuesday, November 23rd – AM KDG in session all day from 9:00-1:30 PM. (No PM KDG)

Week of November 22nd

CM Families – here are some important reminders for you this week:

Monday, November 22nd – 1:30 PM Early Dismissal. (AM KDG in session all day)

Tuesday, November 23rd – 1:30 PM Early Dismissal. (PM KDG in session all day)

No school from November 24th through November 29th. School will resume on Tuesday, November 30th. We wish your family a wonderful Thanksgiving Vacation. Please encourage your child to READ, READ, READ over vacation!

Back to School Night

CM Families – we were disappointed that the weather did not allow us to hold our Back to School Night on Wednesday, September 1st. Our CM staff created wonderful videos, so we hope you get a moment to click on your child’s teacher and learn a little more about him or her. Thank you for your ongoing support.

Teacher Name Grade/ Dept.
Lorena GlennKDG
Connie KinserKDG
Emily Mattern1st
Karen Devenburgh1st
Casie Saxton1st
Patti Shover1st
Becca Eichler2nd
Shelly Kyle2nd
Shawna Showalter2nd
Beth Mader2nd
Emily Wise3rd
Megan Collins3rd
Laura Stephan3rd
Johanna Treier3rd
Heather Piatt4th
Amy Wiggins4th
Beth Neumann4th
Trent Soto4th
Josh Nolt5th
Jen Loreto5th
Lacey Winder5th
Lauren McNeely5th
Stacey Brinkman6th
Karli Feaster6th
Matthew Kersic6th
Beth Schoelkopf6th
Paige MartinLS
Gabby ShemonskiLS
Sarah RepkoeMusic
Jill AlmoneyInstrumental Music
Mark AndrewAE
Steve SellersGifted support
Kathy HouckESL
Emily TracySpeech
Shannon MadaraCounselor
Emily ComptonArt
Danielle GentileSchool Psychologist
Grace PainterLibrary
Jason BinkleyPE
Patrice O’BrienAST
Amy FloresAST
NancyJo JohnsonAST

District Update on Face Coverings

Penn Manor School District is providing an update on the required implementation of the Acting Secretary of Health’s face covering order, which took effect September 7, 2021. After meeting with legal counsel and listening to public comment, the school board approved the following action at its Tuesday, September 7, meeting:

The district will extend until September 21, 2021, the need for a physician’s note to provide a mask exception for students or staff without consequences and has directed the administration to seek legal counsel regarding the requirements for a medical exception.

Penn Manor will continue to require all students and staff to wear a face covering while in school. This applies to all students, unless a parent/guardian has submitted a written request for an exception.

The school board action does not impact the federal requirement that masks be worn by all students on school buses.

We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in this matter. The district will provide more guidance as it receives further clarification. Please reach out to your child’s building principal if you have any questions regarding the mask order and/or the exception process.