One individual at high school tests positive for COVID-19

Penn Manor School District has become aware of one member of the high school community who has tested positive for COVID-19. Below is a message from Superintendent Dr. Mike Leichliter with more information.

October 29, 2020

Dear Penn Manor Family:

    We have recently learned that one member of the Penn Manor High School community has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual will not be in school until he or she has recovered, and all individuals considered to have had close contact with the individual in the school setting have been notified.

    We are not closing the school at this time.

    As a result of the positive case, Penn Manor has taken the following actions:

  • Contacted the PA Department of Health for further guidance
  • Cleaned and disinfected locations visited by the individual who tested positive
  • Identified individuals who had close contact with the infected individual and communicated directly with them on their next steps, which could include a 14-day quarantine.

    Please note that personal information about the individual, including her or his name, is confidential to protect patient privacy. We are sending our best wishes to this member of our school community.

    As a reminder, please keep your child home from school if he or she is feeling ill for any reason. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are cough, fever, loss of taste and shortness of breath. Muscle aches, sore throat and fatigue also are common. If your child exhibits any of these symptoms, please consult with your family medical provider immediately.

    Please continue to practice social distancing, wash hands often, cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces and wear a mask in public, including in school. We face this challenging situation together, and we are grateful for your continued support of our school district.

    For additional information about COVID-19, please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website or Penn Manor’s COVID-19/Reopening Updates page.

Sincerely,

Michael G. Leichliter, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

Blended Learning Schedule week of Nov. 2

Please note the following changes to the Blended Learning schedule for the week of November 2nd:

  • Monday, Nov. 2 — Group A is in session
  • Tuesday, Nov. 3 — Group A is in session
  • Wednesday, Nov. 4 — Group B is in session (no virtual instruction)
  • Thursday, Nov. 5 — Group B is in session
  • Friday, Nov. 6 — K-12 in-service day; No school for students

One new COVID-19 case reported at Penn Manor High School

Penn Manor School District has become aware of one member of our high school community who has tested positive for COVID-19. Below is a message from Superintendent Dr. Mike Leichliter with more information.

October 27, 2020

Dear Penn Manor Family:

    We have recently learned that one member of the Penn Manor High School community has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual will not be in school until he or she has recovered, and all individuals considered to have had close contact with the individual in the school setting have been notified.

    We are not closing the school at this time.

    As a result of the positive case, Penn Manor has taken the following actions:

  • Contacted the PA Department of Health for further guidance
  • Cleaned and disinfected locations visited by the individual who tested positive
  • Identified individuals who had close contact with the infected individual and communicated directly with them on their next steps, which could include a 14-day quarantine.

    Please note that personal information about the individual, including her or his name, is confidential to protect patient privacy. We are sending our best wishes to this member of our school community.

    As a reminder, please keep your child home from school if he or she is feeling ill for any reason. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are cough, fever, loss of taste and shortness of breath. Muscle aches, sore throat and fatigue also are common. If your child exhibits any of these symptoms, please consult with your family medical provider immediately.

    Please continue to practice social distancing, wash hands often, cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces and wear a mask in public, including in school. We face this challenging situation together, and we are grateful for your continued support of our school district.

    For additional information about COVID-19, please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website or Penn Manor’s COVID-19/Reopening Updates page.

Sincerely,

Michael G. Leichliter, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

One COVID-19 case reported at Penn Manor High School

Penn Manor School District has become aware of one member of our high school community who has tested positive for COVID-19. Below is a message from Superintendent Dr. Mike Leichliter with more information.

October 22, 2020
Dear Penn Manor Family:

    We have recently learned that a member of the Penn Manor High School community has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual will not be in school until he or she has recovered, and all individuals considered to have had close contact with this individual in the school setting have been notified.

    We are not closing the school at this time.

    As a result of the positive case, Penn Manor has taken the following actions:

  • Contacted the PA Department of Health for further guidance
  • Cleaned and disinfected locations visited by the individual who tested positive
  • Identified individuals who had close contact with the infected individual and communicated directly with them on their next steps, which could include a 14-day quarantine.

    Please note that personal information about the individual, including his/her name, is confidential to protect patient privacy. We are sending our best wishes to this member of our school community.

    As a reminder, please keep your child home from school if he or she is feeling ill for any reason. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are cough, fever, loss of taste and shortness of breath. Muscle aches, sore throat and fatigue also are common. If your child exhibits any of these symptoms, please consult with your family medical provider immediately.

    Please continue to practice social distancing, wash hands often, cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces and wear a mask in public, including in school. We face this challenging situation together, and we are grateful for your continued support of our school district.

    For additional information about COVID-19, please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website or Penn Manor’s COVID-19/Reopening Updates page.

Sincerely,

Michael G. Leichliter, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

PLEASE READ: Important Penn Manor High School Schedule Update

Dear Penn Manor Family:

Over the weekend, we learned that two additional individuals in our Penn Manor High School community have tested positive for COVID-19.

We have notified the Pennsylvania Department of Health and our contacts at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health. Individuals who may have been in close contact with the individuals who tested positive have been notified and instructed to quarantine, following Department of Health guidelines. In addition, we have cleaned and disinfected locations visited by the individuals who tested positive.

After consultation with medical professionals, the district has been advised to shift to online learning for all Penn Manor High School students, effective immediately, through Sunday, October 18. All co-curricular activities during this period are canceled, and the high school building is closed to students. This decision was made due to the number of positive cases and the need for additional quarantines of close contacts over a 14-day period. 

Regular, in-person classes for high school students will resume on Monday, October 19, unless the school district learns of additional positive cases that would require an extension of the closure to assure the safety of the high school community. All students and faculty will receive a follow-up email today from high school principal Baron Jones regarding expectations for online learning.

During the closure, we expect students to act responsibly by practicing social distancing, wearing masks in public and monitoring their health. If you or a member of your household tests positive for COVID-19, please contact the high school nurse at 717-872-9520, ext. 1356 so we can identify any other individuals who may have been in close contact in the school setting. As a community, we all need to do our part to assure that in-person learning can safely resume for Penn Manor students.  

For more information on the district’s response to COVID-19 please visit www.pennmanor.net.

Sincerely,

Michael G. Leichliter, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools 

Individual at Penn Manor High School tests positive for COVID-19

Penn Manor has become aware of one person in the Penn Manor High School community who has tested positive for COVID-19. Below is a letter from superintendent Mike Leichliter with more details.

October 8, 2020

Dear Penn Manor Family:

    We have recently learned that a member of the Penn Manor High School community has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual will not be in school until he or she has recovered, and all individuals considered to have had close contact with this individual in the school setting have been notified.

    We are not closing the school at this time.

    As a result of the positive case, Penn Manor has taken the following actions:

  • Contacted the PA Department of Health for further guidance
  • Cleaned and disinfected locations visited by the individual who tested positive
  • Identified individuals who had close contact with the infected individual and communicated directly with them on their next steps, which could include a 14-day quarantine.

    Please note that personal information about the individual, including his/her name, is confidential to protect patient privacy. We are sending our best wishes to this member of our school community.

    As a reminder, please keep your child home from school if he or she is feeling ill for any reason. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are cough, fever, loss of taste and shortness of breath. Muscle aches, sore throat and fatigue also are common. If your child exhibits any of these symptoms, please consult with your family medical provider immediately.

    Please continue to practice social distancing, wash hands often, cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces and wear a mask in public, including in school. We face this challenging situation together, and we are grateful for your continued support of our school district.

    For additional information about COVID-19, please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website at: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx or Penn Manor’s COVID-19/Reopening Updates page at: https://www.pennmanor.net/covid19/

Sincerely,

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Michael G. Leichliter, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

Important Graduation Announcement – Cap and Gown Order Process

Attention seniors,

Your high school graduation will occur in June but our preparations have already started.  It is your responsibility to purchase your graduation cap and gown outfit by November 16, 2020.  

Students must have a complete Graduation Outfit to participate in the graduation ceremony. A Graduation Outfit includes:  Cap, gown, tassel and victory hood.  The Graduation Outfit should be purchased from Herff Jones at www.highschool.herffjones.com    Please see the attached flyer for more information.  Specific questions should be directed to Jeff Crouse at 717-526-4373 or at jacrouse@herffjones.com  Your order for your Graduation Outfit must be completed no later than November 16. 

A reminder:  If you have not already done so, you must complete the Google Form to indicate how you would like your name displayed on your diploma.  The link can be found at https://forms.gle/LarW43wxZWq99qF4A