Christmas Collection 

Dear Parents and Guardians,                               

In order to support Penn Manor families during the holiday season, we will be collecting the below items at each school throughout the district.  If your family is able and willing to donate, we would very much appreciate your generosity!  We will be collecting the items listed below between Monday, December 4th and Friday, December 8th.  

Kindergarten – deodorant

1st grade – toothpaste

2nd grade – bars of soap

3rd grade – tissues

4th grade- bottle of shampoo

5th grade – bottle of conditioner

6th grade – trash bags

7th and 8th grade – NEW socks (all sizes)

High school – NEW drawstring bag

If your family would like to provide more than is listed above and would like to make a monetary donation, please send the amount you choose by check to your child’s school secretary by December 8th.  Make your check payable to the Loft Community Partnership and on the memo line write “Holiday Gifts”.

As Winter Weather Approaches...

As we approach the winter season, we want to remind parents/guardians of the procedures Penn Manor will follow in announcing changes to our school schedules caused by inclement weather.

School closings and delays will be posted on the district website and X (Twitter) feed and shared with Lancaster Newspapers and local radio and television stations as early as possible. You can also call the inclement weather hotline at (717) 872-9500, ext. 2333, to check on the status of Penn Manor schools.

When inclement weather conditions develop during the day, resulting in an early closing, parents will be notified via automated phone call. Phone calls will NOT be made for closings/delays announced BEFORE the school day begins.

During an early dismissal for inclement weather, high school and middle school students will generally be dismissed first, followed by elementary students. 

During two-hour delays with modified kindergarten, all school-related functions, including transportation, will begin two hours later than normal.

Modified kindergarten schedule: AM Kindergarten will start at 11 a.m. and run until 12:45 p.m. PM Kindergarten will run from 1:45 p.m. until the regular dismissal time.

Snow days: There are four weather makeup days built into the 2023-2024 district calendar, and if schools need to close because of inclement weather, school will be in session on these days. Once the weather makeup days have been exhausted, students may have virtual days or days will be added to the end of the school year in the event of additional school closings.

Sapphire notifications: Penn Manor uses the Sapphire phone and text communications service for rapid notifications. The system uses contact information from the Sapphire student information system. To assure you are contacted, please make sure your email address and phone information are updated in your Sapphire Community Portal account. For instructions, please see this guide.

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LeTort Named One of "2024 Best Schools"

Eight Penn Manor elementary and middle schools have received “2024 Best Schools” honors from U.S. News & World Report in a recently published report.

Six of our seven elementary schools and both Penn Manor middle schools were named to the Best Schools list, based on student scores on state assessments in math and reading/language arts, and the socioeconomic status of each school’s student population.

U.S News released the report November 14. You can see how Penn Manor’s schools fared here.

Marticville Middle School was ranked 70th of the 2,134 Pennsylvania public middle schools in the report, and Manor Middle was ranked 111th. In Lancaster County, Marticville had the third-highest ranking, and Manor was fifth.

Five Penn Manor elementary schools – Letort, Eshleman, Conestoga, Pequea and Central Manor – were ranked among the top 10 percent of the 2,978 Pennsylvania public elementary schools included in the report.

Letort was ranked 124th overall in the state, Eshleman was 170th, Conestoga was 230th, Pequea was 236th, Central Manor was 251st, Martic was 349th, and Hambright was ranked 622nd.

Based on the rankings, Letort, Eshleman, Conestoga and Pequea were among the top 10 public elementary schools in Lancaster County.

Earlier this year, Penn Manor High School earned similar accolades from U.S. News. & World Report, which ranked the school No. 2 of the 18 public high schools in Lancaster County.

The high school rankings were based on graduation rates, advanced-placement test participation and scores, and standardized test scores.

“Penn Manor is honored to receive this recognition for our schools,” said Dr. Phil Gale, superintendent. “It is a true testament to the effort and commitment that our students and teachers put forth.”

“Congratulations to the students, faculty, and staff of our elementary and middle schools!”

23-24 Student Pick-Up Form 

Please use this form to schedule your child for an early dismissal or if he/she is a car rider.