Interested in participating in March Madness? See the calendar below. We look forward to seeing your creativity and fun spirit this month!

Read Across America Day!

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,

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All future snow days will be virtual instructional days

Due to the cancelation of school on December 17 and February 1 and 2, all scheduled weather make-up days for the 2020-2021 school year have been exhausted.  

As a result, any additional weather-related school closures will be virtual instructional days (also known as “cyber snow days”) which have been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Teachers will post assignments to their Google Classroom, Moodle or SeeSaw pages for students to access on these days. Students will receive thorough instructions and a description of expectations for what they are to complete during the virtual snow day. 

Secondary teachers will post assignments by 8 a.m., and elementary teachers will post assignments by 9:30 a.m.

Students are expected to submit completed assignments by midnight of the virtual snow day.  Student attendance will be based on the submission of assignments. 

Teachers will schedule two office hours during which they will be available to students for questions and/or instruction — one hour in the morning and one hour in the afternoon within the school day.

As a result of the school closures so far this winter, the previous snow make-up days of March 19, April 1 and April 5 are now regular instructional days. 

Public input sought on PM superintendent’s performance

Penn Manor is seeking input from parents and community members on the performance of superintendent Dr. Mike Leichliter so the school board and superintendent can assess his strengths and areas in need of improvement.

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!