Bus 165 Today & Possibly Other Buses

Tina, driver of bus 165, called to say that there is a big trash truck broken down on Stone Hill Road, which required her and probably some other buses, to have to reroute their drop off stops this afternoon. What that caused is some students getting dropped off a little earlier than expected, as well as some are going to be later than normal. She basically had to get kids in the closest stop order that she could, but it’s not the exact order.  Thanks for your understanding.

Free Clothing Day Tomorrow

Tomorrow is Penn Manor School District’s free clothing distribution day.

It’s located at the Loft in Millersville Brethren in Christ Church at 3116 Blue Rock Road.  Everyone is invited.  There will be spring and summer clothing, prom dresses, adult, child and infant sizes.

All FREE – no requirements!

Are you Signed Up for Sapphire?

Are you signed up for Sapphire?

SapphireConestoga Families,

Have you checked your student’s grades in Sapphire recently? We’re almost halfway through the fourth and final marking period of the year! Parents in grades three through 12 can view their child’s grades on our Sapphire Community Portal.


Sign up for Sapphire NOW so you can view your student’s progress in third-grade next year. Posted below are the directions to create an account.

  1. Sapphire Community Portal
  2. Select the Community Portal Application and Acceptable Use Policy Form
  3. The keyword to sign up is comets.
  4. Your Community Web Portal User Account will be set up as soon as you mail your completed and signed Community Web Portal Registration to the address below, or give it your student’s homeroom teacher to submit to our Sapphire administrator.
Sapphire Administrator
2950 Charlestown Road
Lancaster, PA 17603
Contact our Sapphire Administrator at sapphiresupport@pennmanor.net with any questions.

Top 5 Reasons to Get Your Volunteer Clearances

Conestoga Families,

  1. It’s FREE!
  2. Your information is on file for FIVE YEARS!
  3. You can chaperone field trips!
  4. You can volunteer for classroom activities!
  5. It’s FREE!
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Penn Manor School District welcomes and encourages opportunities to engage volunteers. That being said, our number one priority for all students is a safe and supportive learning environment. Pennsylvania now requires all volunteers to obtain clearances. Chaperones for field trips must complete the process posted below, and we encourage our families to complete the process as soon as possible.

Clearances are now free for school volunteers with the exception of the FBI Criminal Background. Posted below is information to learn more about the clearances required and how to get them. Please contact the school office for the volunteer packets.

New state-mandated background clearance requirements for school volunteers

Pennsylvania now requires that all current school volunteers obtain the following clearances. There is no charge for any clearances, except for the FBI Criminal Background Check ($27.00):

  • Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
  • FBI Criminal Background Check (if you have lived in Pennsylvania for less than the past 10 years).
  • Exemption form from FBI Background Check (if you have lived in Pennsylvania within the past 10 years)
  • Completed Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification Form (PDE 6004)

Instructions for Completing Clearances

State Police Criminal Records Check (no fee)
Applicants can access the website  https://epatch.state.pa.us or apply by mail at:  PA State Police Central Repository – RCPU, 1800 Elmerton Ave., Harrisburg PA 17110-9758.

When applying on the website, click the yellow box labeled “new record check.” A “record check details” response status screen will appear. Please select and print the Certification Form.

Child Abuse Clearance (no fee)
Applicants can access the website https://www.compass.state.pa.us/CWIS. Creating an account and submitting a clearance application online will provide access to the results or the status of the request if results cannot be processed immediately.

A paper application can be submitted by using this form: Child Abuse History Certification final
Instructions on completing the application are on the last page of the form. Results will be mailed within 14 days of receipt of the application.

For more information, contact the ChildLine Verification Unit at (717) 783-6211 or toll free at 1-877-371-5422.

FBI Criminal Background Check ($27.00 fee)
This must be completed ONLY if you have not lived in Pennsylvania for the past 10 years or longer.
Applicants must register at www.pa.cogentid.com and click on the Dept. of Education icon or by calling 1-888-439-2486.Applicants will be fingerprinted at an approved center and share their fingerprint confirmation number with the Penn Manor Human Resources Department.

Here’s where to go for fingerprinting: Local fingerprinting locations

Affidavit for Exemption from FBI Clearance (no fee)
Volunteers who have not submitted to the FBI clearance must complete and submit this form, with the exception of one-time volunteers: PMSD Volunteer Affidavit

Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification Form (no fee)
All volunteers must complete and submit this form. Arrest or Conviction form PDE Form 6004

School Board Meeting

May 1 Meeting

Spring Fling 2017

R & K Sub Sale

The PTO is asking your help with one more fundraiser this year – a Spring Sub Sale.  Flyers are coming home today.  The sale starts tomorrow and runs through May 3rd.  Orders will be picked up at Pequea on Wednesday, May 17th from 5 to 7 p.m.

Our goal is to make a profit of $3,500. Each student only has to sell 5 subs/sandwiches to reach this goal.  The 12-inch sub is $6, with a profit of $2.50 per sub.  The pretzel sandwiches are $5, with a $2.25 profit per sandwich.

If we reach our goal, all students will get an extra recess and a freeze pop. The two TOP SELLERS will each receive a $50 gift card to Walmart.

Any questions please contact Jenny Roberts at 584-6718 or jroberts122@gmail.com with any questions.  THANK YOU in advance for helping to make this a big success for Conestoga and our students.


School Closed Tomorrow and Monday

Enjoy a long weekend, as school is closed tomorrow and Monday.

Buses Running Late

Due to an earlier accident on Millersville Road, several buses were late picking up their high school students, which means the buses will be late picking up our elementary students.  Please allow some extra time today before expecting your children.  The only buses NOT running late for Conestoga are 134, 139 & 165.  Thank you parents!

Eating Outside at Martic

Celebrate the weather by eating outside

When the weather starts to turn nice the students at Martic Elementary like to have lunch outside in their beautiful courtyard on Fridays.  Parents, if you have a child who does not like sitting outside to eat, please send in a towel or blanket so they don’t have to touch the grass.  They will also have a table available in the lunch room for any child who does not wish to eat outside.  


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