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.

Useful links

From the PTO

Starting on the first day of the Book Fair, families can shop online for 14 days in The Scholastic Store. They’ll connect through a link on your school’s Book Fair homepage. During those 14 days, your school earns 25% of every online purchase in Scholastic Dollars™.

Here is the link to shop until December 3rd:   Scholastic Book Fair 


Order now by scanning the QR code. 


In an effort to provide a safe and secure educational setting for our students, all Penn Manor school buildings will begin to ask guests to provide identification when entering buildings for meetings or to pick up a student.  

We appreciate your flexibility and support with this process.

Morning Drop-off Reminder

As always please be mindful of your surroundings as students and staff can be crossing at any time.

Please be mindful of students crossing the Car Rider lanes in the morning and the School Zone speed limit.

Thank you for helping to keep our students safe.

Early Dismissal/Change of Dismissal/Pick-Up Procedures - The Hambright Office is asking parents/guardians to please use this NEW form if you plan on picking up your child/children early or at the end of the day.  We are asking parents/guardians that all changes occur BEFORE 2:30pm.  

Just a few reminders...