School is closed on Monday, October 12. As a result, Group A will meet in person on Tuesday (10/13) and Wednesday (10/14). Group B will meet in person on Thursday (10/15) and Friday (10/16). There will be no online instruction on Wednesday (10/14).
There is no school for students on Friday, November 6. As a result, Group A will meet in person Monday (11/2) and Tuesday (11/3) and Group B will meet in person Wednesday (11/4) and Thursday (11/5). There will be no online instruction on Wednesday (11/4).
Tomorrow is another virtual learning day so I want to make sure I remind students and parents of what we hope to see during that time. We recognize that this is new for students but if they aren’t attending and paying attention they miss valuable instruction time. So, I am providing these reminders about appropriate conduct during a google meet with our teachers, as this is an extension of our commitment to teaching and learning.
Children should be in front of their laptops in a quiet space and ready to learn.
Children should refrain from eating while on their meets. They can have a snack during the break.
Work space should be free of pets and toys since these are distracting to our learners.
Cameras should be on at all times during the session for all children during the lesson.
Messages sent to the chat during the lesson are reserved for instructional purposes ONLY.
Students should pick one location to remain for the duration of the lesson. This location should be an appropriate learning space.
If your child is unable to attend during Wednesday and does not hand in their assignments they are considered absent. Thank you in advance for all the support, reminders, and help your are giving your child.
Click below to visit the link for the virtual messages from all of our teachers. This is our virtual Meet the Teacher night. After you have viewed the informative video from the teacher, if you have questions remaining, please reach out to your child’s teacher to discuss by phone or Google Meet. Remember the questions we are focusing on now are about the classroom set up and the procedures associated with the classroom. Specific questions about your child will come once we have your children for a little while longer and for our parent-teacher conferences.
We can’t wait to see everybody! Just a couple of tips for the first day of school.
Students are encouraged to bring a water bottle to keep at their desks. The bottles can be refilled from classroom sinks.
Students are also encouraged to bring an extra mask just in case the one they are wearing gets dirty. Please consider putting your child’s name on the mask just in case it gets misplaced.
Thank you to everyone who filled out the transportation survey. It did give me an idea of what to expect as far as car riders and bus riders. Please remember to send in a note if your child is being picked up. The first couple of days are very hectic at dismissal, so knowing that information first thing in the morning really helps. Remember that the bus runs are slow the first couple of days, so your child may be a little later than normal getting home. That always gets better over time as the bus drivers get more comfortable with their routes.
We are handing out car signs to each child on the first day of school. Please keep them in your car so that when you pick your child up, they can be displayed in your window. That helps us identify which student goes in which car and adds another layer of security to our pick up line.
If your child has a school computer, it should be brought in on the first day of school. All students in grades three through six who do not yet have a computer will be assigned one. A signed permission slip must be in the system before a new computer can be sent home. If you child has a consent form from the previous year, then nothing else needs to be done.
For the parents and students attending the PMVS (the virtual school) homerooms for grades k, 2, 3, and 4 are not yet set up. Teachers and families will not be able to access to it until the classes are established. The other classes (1, 5 and 6) will be ready for Monday. We will send out updates as soon as we receive them.
Attention Penn Manor families: “Edible’s Outdoor Classroom” is an 8am-4pm enrichment program available to Penn Manor 3rd-6th graders on the days they’re not in school. Located at Greider Park and The Vegetable Garden, this program is all the fun of Garden Camp combined with time dedicated to completing your child’s remote learning requirements. Edible’s Outdoor Classroom Virtual Tour
Edible Outdoor Classroom is not affiliated with the Penn Manor School District.