Last day: Input sought from parents on school reopening for 2020-2021

You have received information regarding the survey requesting input on school reopening for 2020-2021. Today is the final day to complete the survey. Please see information below if you have not already providing your input.

Penn Manor School District plans to reopen our schools for the 2020-2021 school year, and it’s important that families feel comfortable about sending their children back to school.

Current guidance from the Pennsylvania Departments of Education and Health indicates that we will have to implement social distancing, which will impact the number of students on buses, maximum class sizes, and movement throughout our school buildings.

We would like your input as we develop our programs and the district’s health and safety plan, which is required before we can reopen. Please fill out this survey by June 26, 2020. Thank you for your input!

School Lunch Hero Day

In honor of our cafeteria workers who continue to serve us even now. Please take time tomorrow, Friday, May 1st to show your appreciation! Wear your PM colors tomorrow and send an email, picture, or video to thank our ladies for all their hard work throughout this year and every year! Please send your emails to:

Student Belongings

The health and safety of all Penn Manor students, families, and staff is the number one priority for the Penn Manor School District during this impact of Covid-19.  Due to this unwavering commitment, we are informing all elementary families that your child’s teacher will be taking inventory of items in your child’s locker and desk.  These items will be secured and stored in your child’s school until school resumes in the Fall of 2020.  Upon return to our physical buildings, your child will receive his/her property to begin the 2020-2021 school year. If there is an essential item that your child needs prior to the start of the 2020-2021 school year, please contact Mr. Howe at

6th grade students who are transitioning to the middle school will be given a different set of directions in the near future.

Hambright Dodgeball

Terrific activity at Hambright Elementary this morning! Police officers from Lancaster City and Manor Twp. take on the school’s sixth-graders in friendly game of dodgeball. Special Thanks to Mrs. Hockley for organizing this for our school.

Lock-Down Drill

Today Hambright Elementary School practiced a lock-down drill.  The following was read to the students and staff for our drill:

“Today we are going to be practicing our lock-down drill.  This is a reminder that it is just a drill to help us in the event of an emergency.  In the event of a real emergency it is important that you are quiet so you and your teachers can listen to any directions that are being given.  Because we never know what emergency situation may occur we are going to be practicing different scenarios throughout the year.  Today we are going to practice securing our classrooms.  Remember this is just a drill, but it is very important that you listen to your teachers and directions as quietly as possible.  At this time please lock-down the building.”

Teachers made sure their classroom doors were locked and students were moved away from windows.  We take the safety and security of our school very seriously and we wanted to make you aware of how we do that here at Hambright.  Thank you for allowing us to teach your children.