School Information


The elementary day begins as 9:00 am and ends at 3:25 pm. Morning kindergarten begins at 9:00 am and is dismissed at 11:35 am. Afternoon kindergarten begins at 12:50 pm and is dismissed at 3:25 pm.

When inclement weather or other emergencies interfere with our start or dismissal time the following will happen:

Two Hour Delay: (modified kindergarten) Students will be picked up two hours later than their normal bus pick-up time. Morning kindergarten students will then stay until 12:45 and be dismissed at that time. Afternoon kindergarten will begin at 1:45 and then be dismissed at 3:25 PM as usual.

Notifications: For weather related cancellations, the Penn Manor School district will send out an automated phone call to all contacts in Sapphire alerting everyone. This information is also posted to the Penn Manor School District blog and our Central Manor Elementary blog. Please do NOT call the school for this information. You can also download the Penn Manor app to stay informed.


Our school operates on a 4-day schedule. The first day of school each year is called Day A; the next is Day B, third day is a Day C, etc. The school day which follows Day D begins another cycle as Day A and the cycle continues.


To ensure building security, all parents, visitors, and former students are required to report to the office to obtain a visitor’s pass. To avoid interruptions to the classroom, parents are asked to leave all messages and materials at the office. The office will notify the teacher or student as soon as possible.

Parents are also requested to notify the teacher in advance when they wish to confer on matters concerning their child. Arrival and departure times are particularly busy for teachers and we would appreciate you scheduling appointments that do not interfere with these times.


All medication, including prescription and over-the-counter medications, including Ibuprofen (Motrin or Advil) and Acetaminophen (Tylenol) require the written permission of the prescribing physician and the parent or guardian.

Per PMSD school board policy, students may NOT transport ANY medications except emergency auto injectors, inhalers, and prescription eye drops.