Positive Covid case reported at 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.

March 8, 2021

Dear Penn Manor Family:

We have recently learned that members of the school communities at Manor and Marticville Middle School and Eshleman, Letort and Pequea Elementary 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 the individuals who tested 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 Schools

March Lunch and Learn

Penn Manor Lunch and Learn
Penn Manor Lunch and Learn – We’re Different, We’re the Same

We are happy to release our Lunch and Learn book for March. We’re Different, We’re the Same is available for front office pick up for any child. Please contact your local elementary school to arrange for your child to get their very own copy. Enjoy all of the activities associated with this book and we look forward to our next Lunch and Learn event in April.

Specials Changing Soon

Beginning Monday March 1, 2021 your child will be switching their specials.

Physical Education with Dr. Janssen (please remember sneakers):

  • 6-Johnson
  • 5- Moyer
  • 4-Binkley
  • 3-Wolfe
  • 2-Peart
  • 1-Braun

Library with Mrs. Paules:

  • 6-Mitchell
  • 5-Beighley
  • 4-Gwyn
  • 3-Wright
  • 2-Winters
  • 1-McElheny

Virtual Learning (Snow) Day for Friday, February 19th

Due to the icy conditions, all Penn Manor schools will shift to full remote learning for ALL students on Friday, February 19. We plan to resume in-person learning on Monday, February 22.

Teachers will communicate assignments and learning expectations to students through Google Classroom or Seesaw by 10:30 AM. Teachers will be offering two hours of office/instructional hours – one hour in the AM and one hour in the PM. This information will also be provided to students through SeeSaw or Google Classroom.

Students’ attendance will be based on completion of assignments by MIDNIGHT on the virtual learning snow day.  Students MUST complete these required assignments in order to account for their attendance for Friday, February 19th.

If special arrangements are needed for students, parents should contact Mrs. McPherson at carly.mcpherson@pennmanor.net.

Two-Hour Delay for Friday, February 19, 2021

Penn Manor will be operating on a two-hour delay on Friday, February 19th.  The Letort office will open one hour late.  Please see below if you have a Kindergartner at Letort:

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 3:30 PM as usual.

Virtual Learning (Snow) Day for Thursday, February 18th

Due to the impending inclement weather, all Penn Manor schools will shift to full remote learning for ALL students on Thursday, February 18. We plan to resume in-person learning on Friday, February 19.

Teachers will communicate assignments and learning expectations to students through Google Classroom or Seesaw by 9:30 AM. Teachers will be offering two hours of office/instructional hours – one hour in the AM and one hour in the PM. This information will also be provided to students through SeeSaw or Google Classroom.

Students’ attendance will be based on completion of assignments by MIDNIGHT on the virtual learning snow day.  Students MUST complete these required assignments in order to account for their attendance for Thursday, February 18th.

If special arrangements are needed for students, parents should contact Mrs. McPherson at carly.mcpherson@pennmanor.net.

Helping hands within our community – free meals

Announcing more great things happening in our community. We’re excited to announce a new partnership with an awesome group of people. CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health along with the Steinman Foundation are working together to support residents and families of the Penn Manor School District during this time of great need throughout our community.

Starting on February 16, they will begin sharing meals with the Penn Manor Community. Pick up will be at the Pequea Township Police Department, 53 Marticville Rd. Lancaster PA 17603 with the first pick up being Tuesday 2/16 beginning at 10:30. Pick ups will continue every 5 days after that.

As a part of the Healthy Communities Crisis Meals – Penn Manor Edition – each household member will receive 5 healthy dinners, fresh fruit and snacks. This is available to all families in the Penn Manor community, there are no income requirements nor is there a need to pre-register to participate. The team from CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health will have 200 meal sets to share that morning.

We are excited to help in this venture to support our community during this time. Questions should be directed to CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health – 717-397-7625 or visit https://stjosephchildrenshealth.org/

Deadline is February 19th for input on the superintendent’s performance

This is a reminder that Penn Manor is seeking input from parents and community members on the performance of superintendent Dr. Mike Leichliter.

The online survey is available here via the Survey Monkey tool, which is easy to use and includes an open-response area where community members may share their opinions directly with the superintendent and Penn Manor board of school directors.

All nine school directors will review the comments and summary scores.

Even those who do not feel they have had enough interaction with Dr. Leichliter to fully evaluate his performance are urged to take this survey to share their overall impressions of Penn Manor School District.

Surveys should be completed no later than February 19.

Thank you for your participation!

Lunch for Tomorrow!

Our lovely ladies in the cafeteria will be serving cheese pizza, assorted veggies and fruit, and choice of milk.

Virtual Learning Day today Feburary 11th

Due to weather conditions, all Penn Manor schools will shift to full remote learning status for all students on Thursday, February 11. We plan to resume in-person learning on Friday, February 12.

Teachers will communicate to students, through their Google Classroom or Seesaw, the assignments for students to complete by the end of the day. Assignments will be posted by 9:30 AM. Students will sign in and follow the teacher’s expectations for the class. Teachers will have two one-hour times for office hours so students can reach out for assistance.

Students’ attendance will be based on completion of assignments by midnight of the virtual snow day. 

If special arrangements are needed for students, parents should contact Mrs. McPherson via email.