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. 

Important – Face Coverings Required In School Starting Tuesday, September 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 comment. 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:  https://www.pennmanor.net/ board/agenda/ 

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 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:

Early Dismissal for Wed. 9/1

Due to the impending storms with the potential for flooding Penn Manor School District will be dismissing today (September 1) at 12:20 p.m. for secondary and 1:30 p.m. for elementary. No afternoon kindergarten. All evening activities, including Back to School Night, are canceled. 

Morning kindergarten will dismiss at the normal time. There are NO YWCA Wrap Services being provided.

District Food Services Update

Dear Penn Manor Families,

We wanted to inform you of an update concerning the upcoming breakfast and lunch menus. Feesers, the Penn Manor School District’s main food distributor, is currently experiencing labor and product shortages.  Many products we use are not currently available to us. Unfortunately, our food orders through Feesers are not being filled completely, are arriving later than scheduled, and/or are being cancelled altogether.  Published menus may not match what is served in the cafeteria for the upcoming weeks. Our school food services department is working hard to prepare nutritious and delicious meals for our students utilizing the products we have received. Please bear with us during these challenges, and know that we will do our best to get the products we need so our menus are accurate. 

Thank you for your understanding.

The Penn Manor School District

Penn Manor Job Fair

The Penn Manor School District is holding a Job Fair on August 3rd & August 4th. Many job opportunities throughout the district.

Job Fair

Changes to YWCA Services for ’21-’22 School Year

Families,

A quick update on YWCA services that are being offered for students for 2021-2022 school year.

  • WRAP KDG care for Central Manor and LeTort will be housed at Central Manor Elementary School.
  • WRAP KDG care for Hambright and Eshleman students will be housed at Manor Middle School.
  • WRAP KDG care for Conestoga, Pequea and Martic students will be housed at Pequea.
  • Before and after school care through the YWCA will be offered at CM, Esh, Ham, LeT and Peq.
  • Con students will be offered before and after school at Pequea and the district will transport back and forth
  • Martic students will be offered before school at Pequea and the district will transport from Pequea to Martic in the mornings – they are NOT offering after school care for Martic students at Pequea.

Before- and after-school “wrap” programs offered for kindergarten 

If your child is enrolled in the Penn Manor kindergarten program for the 2021-2022 school year and is in need of “wrap” services, please review the information here and contact Charles Linares at clinares@ywcalancaster.org for more information or an enrollment packet.

COVID Cases reported at Penn Manor High School, Central Manor, and Letort

Penn Manor School District has become aware of members of our school community who have tested positive for COVID-19. Below is a message from Superintendent Dr. Mike Leichliter with more information.

May 24, 2021

Dear Penn Manor Family:

    We have recently learned that members of the school community at Penn Manor High School and Central Manor and Letort Elementary Schools have tested positive for COVID-19. These individuals will not be in school until they have recovered, and all individuals considered to have had close contact with them in the school setting have been notified.

    We are not making any instructional changes at these schools at this time.

    As a result of the positive cases, Penn Manor has taken the following actions:

  • Contacted the PA Department of Health for further guidance
  • Cleaned and disinfected locations visited by the individuals who tested positive
  • Identified individuals who had close contact with the infected persons and communicated directly with them on their next steps, which could include a 14-day quarantine.

    Please note that personal information about individuals who test positive is confidential to protect patient privacy. We are sending our best wishes to these members 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.

For additional information, including an updated count of cases at all Penn Manor schools, visit Penn Manor’s COVID-19 Information, Resources & Updates page. Most cases we report to the public are not active cases. Only those cases involving individuals physically in the school setting during the infectious period of their illness are considered “active,” according to the PA Departments of Education and Health.

    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.

Sincerely,

Michael G. Leichliter, Ed.D.
Superintendent of School

COVID cases reported at Marticville and Central Manor

Penn Manor School District has become aware of members of our school community who have tested positive for COVID-19. Below is a message from Superintendent Dr. Mike Leichliter with more information.

May 4, 2021

Dear Penn Manor Family:

    We have recently learned that members of the school communities at Central Manor Elementary School and Marticville Middle School have tested positive for COVID-19. These individuals will not be in school until they have recovered, and all individuals considered to have had close contact with them in the school setting have been notified.

    We are not making any instructional changes at these schools at this time.

    As a result of the positive cases, Penn Manor has taken the following actions:

  • Contacted the PA Department of Health for further guidance
  • Cleaned and disinfected locations visited by the individuals who tested positive
  • Identified individuals who had close contact with the infected persons and communicated directly with them on their next steps, which could include a 14-day quarantine.

    Please note that personal information about individuals who test positive is confidential to protect patient privacy. We are sending our best wishes to these members 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.

For additional information, including an updated count of cases at all Penn Manor schools, visit Penn Manor’s COVID-19 Information, Resources & Updates page. Most cases we report to the public are not active cases. Only those cases involving individuals physically in the school setting during the infectious period of their illness are considered “active,” according to the PA Departments of Education and Health.

    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.

Sincerely,

Michael G. Leichliter, Ed.D.
Superintendent of School

COVID cases reported at Central Manor Elementary and Penn Manor HS

Penn Manor School District has become aware of members of our school community who have tested positive for COVID-19. Below is a message from Superintendent Dr. Mike Leichliter with more information.

April 28, 2021

Dear Penn Manor Family:

    We have recently learned that members of the school communities at Central Manor Elementary School and Penn Manor High School have tested positive for COVID-19. These individuals will not be in school until they have recovered, and all individuals considered to have had close contact with them in the school setting have been notified.

    We are not making any instructional changes at these schools at this time.

    As a result of the positive cases, Penn Manor has taken the following actions:

  • Contacted the PA Department of Health for further guidance
  • Cleaned and disinfected locations visited by the individuals who tested positive
  • Identified individuals who had close contact with the infected persons and communicated directly with them on their next steps, which could include a 14-day quarantine.

    Please note that personal information about individuals who test positive is confidential to protect patient privacy. We are sending our best wishes to these members 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.

For additional information, including an updated count of cases at all Penn Manor schools, visit Penn Manor’s COVID-19 Information, Resources & Updates page. Most cases we report to the public are not active cases. Only those cases involving individuals physically in the school setting during the infectious period of their illness are considered “active,” according to the PA Departments of Education and Health.

    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.

Sincerely,

Michael G. Leichliter, Ed.D.
Superintendent of School