Free Meals for ALL Penn Manor Students

All Penn Manor students are now eligible to receive free breakfasts and lunches through the end of the 2020 calendar year under a school meals program that was recently extended by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Beginning September 17, Penn Manor students can receive the standard breakfast or lunch offered at any of our schools at no charge. This applies to students enrolled in both the Blended Learning and Penn Manor Virtual School programs. 

Families will be charged for snack items and other extras not included in the regular daily breakfast and lunch menu.

All students will be offered meals automatically when they are physically in school. On the days they are not in school, meals must be ordered in advance to be sent home with students or picked up. Penn Manor Virtual School students also are eligible for meals whenever school is in session.

Meals must be ordered in advance each week using this order form.

Group A students will receive their meals to take home at the end of the day on Tuesday for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Group B students will receive meals to take home at the end of the day on Friday for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. 

Meals for Penn Manor Virtual School students must be picked up at one of the middle schools from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Mondays.

At this time, it is not clear if the free meals program will be extended beyond December 31, 2020. Because of that, families that may qualify for the free and reduced-price breakfast and lunch program should fill out an application if they wish to continue to receive free or reduced-price meals in 2021.

For additional information, please contact the food services department at 717-872-9500, ext. 2228.

Picture Day is coming soon….

Students will be bringing flyers home about picture day. We are holding 2 picture days this year. Please mark your calendars as to when your child will be getting their picture taken.

September 29- Kindergarten AM & PM, Grade 1 and all Group A students

October 2- Grade 2, all Group B students and PMVS (from 1-3 PM)

If you have any questions please contact the office at 717-872-1401.

Fall Sports Spirit Day- Friday, Sept. 18th

Help us kick off Penn Manor’s fall sports season this Friday, September 18th by wearing your favorite sports jersey or Penn Manor spirit wear! Students who are in Group A and virtual take a picture and email it to Mrs. Suydam at Watch our blog for a spirit day slide show. Let’s Go Comets!!

Attention Grades 3-6 Wednesday, Sept. 16th, is our first Virtual day

We are delighted that this is our first full week of school! That makes the schedule a little more consistent. As a reminder for our students in grades 3-6, school is virtual on Wednesday, September 16th. Below is a reminder of the general schedule so you are clear with the times. If your child has been given anything specific by his/her teacher – please be sure to follow that directive.  Your children will be guided by their teacher how to access the online instruction and children should be experts on getting online. If you are having trouble signing on please email your child’s teacher directly.

Grades 3-6
8:20-9:00 AMTeacher office hours by appointment
9:00-9:15 AMHomeroom Check in
9:15-10:15English/Language Arts (ELA)
12:00-3:45Teacher Office Hours by Appointment

Free and Reduced Lunch Information Sent Home

All parents… please consider applying. This even applies to kindergarten. It provides you a great benefit that lasts all year. Applications should be submitted ASAP. See previous post below.

Our cafeteria is ready to serve breakfast and lunch to any child. One wonderful service is our Free and Reduced meal program. I encourage all parents to fill out the application to determine if they are eligible. It helps our school and it helps our families. To complete this application, you can follow this link to our food services page. Once there, scroll down to the APPLY for FREE / REDUCED APPLICATION.

Many parents don’t fill out the application because they begin the year with free meals. This application MUST BE RENEWED every year. If you are still getting this service, it is left over from a previous year and the service will run out in October. Please be proactive and fill it out in advance of this deadline.

Voluntary Student Accident Insurance 2020-2021

Below you will find the PDF file for the 2020-2021 Voluntary Student Accident Insurance Brochure.  Also included is a notice that directs parents how to find the brochure online with enrollment instructions and an accident description with claim instructions.
Enrollment is completed online

First Agency:  www.1stAgency.comAccident-Description-and-Claim-Form-InformationDownloadNotice-directing-parents-to-student-accident-insurance-websiteDownloadPA-voluntary-student-accident-insurance-brochure-2020-21Download

Update: Back to School Night

We have officially changed our plan for Back to School Night. We will NOT be hosting this on Wednesday, September 2nd as the recent mailing shared. Instead we will be hosting Back to School via a virtual method with teacher videos. You can expect to see the posted information on September 8th.

Agreement for District Laptop Use

There has been some confusion about what form to send in for your child to be able to take home a district laptop.  Some parents sent in an “Acceptable Use Internet Form”; however, that is not the correct form. We apologize for any confusion this has caused.

Please click the link below for the 1:1 Laptop Agreement Form.  Parent and student should sign the last page and either email it to the student’s teacher, or send it with the student on the first day of school.  All other pages may remain at home for future reference.

1 to1 Agreement

Central Manor Dismissal Procedures and Times

This year’s dismissal will look a bit different. Below are the times when students will be dismissed from school.

3:15 PM– Car Rider Group 1 will be dismissed to the car line. (Green Group)

3:20 PM– Students attending the YWCA After School Program will be dismissed to the gym.

3:25 PM– Students in grades K-2 will be dismissed to buses.

ALSO: 3:25 PM– Car Rider Group 2 will also be dismissed to the car line. (Pink Group)

3:30 PM– Students in grades 3-6 will be dismissed to buses.

*** If you would like to pick your child up instead of them riding the bus home you must call the office at 717-872-1401 before 2:00 PM. Thank you***

Below is the new car rider dismissal procedures. This will come home with your child on the first day of school.

Computer delivery….attention 1st-4th graders and families

August 21, 2020

As you know the Penn Manor School Board voted to provide computers for all learners in grades 1 – 12. This means we will be trying to coordinate the delivery of MANY computers to children over the next few weeks. In order for any student to be provided a laptop, parents and students must complete and return a signed document.

Teachers are excited to begin distributing laptops so they can teach children how to log on and practice accessing certain learning opportunities.

If you follow this link: please click on policies related to our laptop learning program, look here. Please read the 3 policies documents 815.2 and print to sign the student agreement for laptop use. The best ways to return this signed document and ensure that your child will get their laptop right away are listed below. If you are not able to print this document from home, hard copies will be given to students on the first day of school.

  1. Print this document, sign it, and drop it off in the bin located in Central Manor’s office lobby next week during the hours of 8:00 AM-4:30 PM.
  2. Print this document and send it in with your child on the very first day of school.

If your child is new to the district and registered for school this year… you already signed this document and there is no reason to sign it again. This applies most to children in grades 1-4.