PM Learning Activities

As the Penn Manor School District moves forward with online learning, students and parents/guardians can expect that new learning activities will be posted on the district website each Monday starting Monday, April 13, 2020.

Please look for guidance from your individual teachers or grade levels for submitting completed activities. Teachers will be keeping track of and giving you feedback on your assignments.

Happy online learning! We miss you!

Report Cards

Third marking period report cards will be uploaded on April 3rd. Parents will need to access their child’s Sapphire account in order to review.

Additionally, any student with an Academic Support Plan and/or IEP can also locate their third quarter progress reports in their student Sapphire account.

Accessing a Sapphire Account

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Log in  here for existing accounts.

Here are directions of how to locate the documents in Sapphire.
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Availability of InformationStudent attendance and grading information is available to parents of student in grades 3-12 via Sapphire. The website is: https://sapphire.pennmanor.net/CommunityWebPortal/. Teachers generally update grade information every two weeks.

Student Accounts
A Sapphire login account is comprised of a username, password and security pin code. Student account information are initially given to new incoming 7th graders in August. Students who did not receive initial login instructions or those who are newly enrolled should visit the main school office for login information.

Parent Accounts
Parents and guardians are encouraged to create private login separate from their child’s account. Do so by visiting: https://sapphire.pennmanor.net/CommunityWebPortal/Welcome.cfm and clicking on the Community Portal Application link under the Getting Started section of the site.

Step One of the account creation process is the entry of a keyword. The keyword is: comets

Next, parents will be required to accept the site policy and then complete the online account application.

Finally, Parents must fill out the form electronically.  Be sure to include all of your children that are enrolled in the Penn Manor School District under the “Children Information” section so that they are all linked to your account. Once you have completed all required fields, press “Save and Continue”.

Once your application has been reviewed by the Sapphire Administrator, and approved, you will receive an email at the email address you provided with your assigned PIN. You will then use your selected UserName and Password and the assigned PIN to access Sapphire as a parent.

Parent account holders may also setup email notifications that signal when teachers have posted grades and/or other information to their student’s online Backpack.

Lost Passwords
For security reasons, the district will not disclose username or password information over the phone or via email. Parents or students who have lost passwords may stop by the main office of their school to have the password reset. Parents may be asked to produce proper identification to retrieve their student’s account information.

Compatibility
Sapphire is compatible with Linux, Mac and Windows systems running a current web browser. We recommend the latest version of Firefox or Google Chrome

AntiVirus, Spyware and System Patches
We strongly encourage all parents and students to keep their AntiVirus software up-to-date and apply all security patches released by Microsoft. Also, consider running an anti-SpyWare program for Windows such as AdAware or Spybot on a regular basis. A free Anti-Virus software package is available from AVG and may be downloaded here. Parents are also encouraged to stay abreast of Microsoft system patches via Windows Update.

Browser Cookies & Pop-Up Windows

Please note that in order for Sapphire to function properly, Cookies must be accepted for pennmanor.net via your web browser. Sapphire may utilize pop-up windows to notify users of important information and announcements. For this reason, please turn off any pop-up blocking software you may use when you enter the website and turn it back on after you log out. Sapphire never uses pop-ups for advertisements.

Contact
Questions, problems, and suggestions regarding Sapphire can be directed to: sapphiresupport@pennmanor.net

April 3 update: Restrictions at district outdoor recreational facilities

To help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, all outdoor playground facilities at Penn Manor schools will be closed through April 30. The public is permitted to use walking paths, the practice football field/track at Penn Manor High School, open fields at Comet Field, and other open space while practicing social distancing to do our part to try to reduce the spread of the virus.

Closed facilities include

  • Indoor recreational facilities
  • Water fountains
  • Playground equipment

When considering using Penn Manor School District open spaces please remember to:

  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Don’t congregate in groups
  • Take hand sanitizer, and use it regularly
  • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing
  • Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose and mouth
  • Clean up after pets
  • Avoid activities that put you in crowded areas

Thank you for your cooperation.

Spirit Day for Thursday (4/2/2020)

Thursday’s Spirit Week theme is Comet Crazy Kindness. Share a kind message and photos that promote kindness. You can create a message on your driveway, front lawn or anywhere that strikes your fancy! If you have an Aevidum, T-shirt, please wear it in support of the group’s motto: “I’ve got your back”! Use the #PMProud hashtag.  

A New Video from the Hambright Team

Sports teams have been posting videos of themselves passing baseballs, lacrosse balls, soccer balls, etc. We wanted to create our own video from the Hambright team! Check out what educators are passing along!