CM Virtual Newsroom

Central Manor families please check out our new virtual newsroom under the COVID-19 & Online Learning tab on the blog. Starting today we will be posting daily morning announcements, similar to what was done in school. 

Report Cards

Third marking period report cards will be uploaded tomorrow, April 3rd. Parents will need to access their child’s Sapphire account in order to review.

Additionally, any student with an Academic Support Plan and/or IEP can also locate their third quarter progress reports in their student Sapphire account.

Accessing a Sapphire Account

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Log in  here for existing accounts.

Here are directions of how to locate the documents in Sapphire.
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Availability of InformationStudent attendance and grading information is available to parents of student in grades 3-12 via Sapphire. The website is: https://sapphire.pennmanor.net/CommunityWebPortal/. Teachers generally update grade information every two weeks.

Student Accounts
A Sapphire login account is comprised of a username, password and security pin code. Student account information are initially given to new incoming 7th graders in August. Students who did not receive initial login instructions or those who are newly enrolled should visit the main school office for login information.

Parent Accounts
Parents and guardians are encouraged to create private login separate from their child’s account. Do so by visiting: https://sapphire.pennmanor.net/CommunityWebPortal/Welcome.cfm and clicking on the Community Portal Application link under the Getting Started section of the site.

Step One of the account creation process is the entry of a keyword. The keyword is: comets

Next, parents will be required to accept the site policy and then complete the online account application.

Finally, Parents must fill out the form electronically.  Be sure to include all of your children that are enrolled in the Penn Manor School District under the “Children Information” section so that they are all linked to your account. Once you have completed all required fields, press “Save and Continue”.

Once your application has been reviewed by the Sapphire Administrator, and approved, you will receive an email at the email address you provided with your assigned PIN. You will then use your selected UserName and Password and the assigned PIN to access Sapphire as a parent.

Parent account holders may also setup email notifications that signal when teachers have posted grades and/or other information to their student’s online Backpack.

Lost Passwords
For security reasons, the district will not disclose username or password information over the phone or via email. Parents or students who have lost passwords may stop by the main office of their school to have the password reset. Parents may be asked to produce proper identification to retrieve their student’s account information.

Compatibility
Sapphire is compatible with Linux, Mac and Windows systems running a current web browser. We recommend the latest version of Firefox or Google Chrome

AntiVirus, Spyware and System Patches
We strongly encourage all parents and students to keep their AntiVirus software up-to-date and apply all security patches released by Microsoft. Also, consider running an anti-SpyWare program for Windows such as AdAware or Spybot on a regular basis. A free Anti-Virus software package is available from AVG and may be downloaded here. Parents are also encouraged to stay abreast of Microsoft system patches via Windows Update.

Browser Cookies & Pop-Up WindowsPlease note that in order for Sapphire to function properly, Cookies must be accepted for pennmanor.net via your web browser. Sapphire may utilize pop-up windows to notify users of important information and announcements. For this reason, please turn off any pop-up blocking software you may use when you enter the website and turn it back on after you log out. Sapphire never uses pop-ups for advertisements.

Contact
Questions, problems, and suggestions regarding Sapphire can be directed to: sapphiresupport@pennmanor.net

Honesty Leaders of the Month

Parents please check your emails, we will be sending February’s Leader of the Month certificates. February’s character trait was honesty. Honesty means telling the truth no matter what consequences you may face. Central Manor’s February Honesty Leaders of the Month were: Hudson C, Adalyn O, Robbie L, Ada H, Kylee M, Isaac V, Chloe C, Dominic L, Michael W, Ian R, Dallas D, Laurel F, Everett A, Corin D, Layla S, Yarelyn V, Aaron C, Tage R, Ashlyn M, Luca B, Kendall D, Ashiya J, Nico F, Jerome U, Maija J, Nathan D, Carly W, and Duvone M.

April 3 update: Restrictions at district outdoor recreational facilities

To help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, all outdoor playground facilities at Penn Manor schools will be closed through April 30. The public is permitted to use walking paths, the practice football field/track at Penn Manor High School, open fields at Comet Field, and other open space while practicing social distancing to do our part to try to reduce the spread of the virus.

Closed facilities include

  • Indoor recreational facilities
  • Water fountains
  • Playground equipment

When considering using Penn Manor School District open spaces please remember to:

  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Don’t congregate in groups
  • Take hand sanitizer, and use it regularly
  • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing
  • Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose and mouth
  • Clean up after pets
  • Avoid activities that put you in crowded areas

Thank you for your cooperation.

Do you need help?

The Loft is open tonight, Wednesday, April 1, from 6-7:30 PM. Drive thru for food and toiletries.

Location – Millersville Brethren In Christ Church – 3116 Blue Rock Road Lancaster

Comet Kindness- Spirit Day Thursday, April 2

Thursday’s Spirit Week theme is Comet Crazy Kindness. Share a kind message and photos that promote kindness. You can create a message on your driveway, front lawn or anywhere that strikes your fancy! If you have an Aevidum, T-shirt, please wear it in support of the group’s motto: “I’ve got your back”! Use the #PMProud hashtag.  

CM Staff Read Aloud Videos

Central Manor teachers and staff have recorded themselves reading books aloud. Please click on the new COVID-19 & Online Learning Tab to listen to some of the selections. Check back often, new videos will be added. We miss you Central Manor!

Counselor Support

Dear Penn Manor Families,

Hello there!  We hope that this message finds you all well!  During this school closing period, not only will there be optional academic offerings, but continued support through our school counselors. The best way to reach us 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. It can be accessed at http://blogs.pennmanor.net/k6counseling

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 Mental Health and Community Resources

As always, you have our continued support. We are here if you need us!

Penn Manor School Counselors

Kimberly Juba- Conestoga / Martic Elementary  kimberly.juba@pennmanor.net

Samantha Strosser- Letort / Eshleman Elementary samantha.strosser@pennmanor.net 

Nichole Hinkle- Hambright Elementary nichole.hinkle@pennmanor.net 

Michele Semple- Pequea Elementary michele.semple@pennmanor.net

Shannon Madara- Central Manor Elementary shannon.madara@pennmanor.net

Penn Manor online learning resources now available

Penn Manor educators have developed continuity of education plans to help students continue learning from home while our schools are closed. 

Here is a link to the resources.

These are optional, ungraded learning activities that students can complete from home. The resources have been developed to meet a variety of students’ needs and may not be the same across our school district. 

Teachers will be accessible to students and parents and will respond to any questions about the learning activities in a timely manner.

Currently, schools are scheduled to reopen April 9, but that date may change depending on Governor Wolf’s orders.

Thank you for your support of your child’s education in this challenging time.

Superhero Spirit Day

Friday, March 27, is Superhero Day in Penn Manor! There are so many real-life heroes sustaining us during this trying time. Show your love for them by wearing your superhero gear and mentioning who YOUR superheros are. Share your photos with the #PMProud hashtag on social media.