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Penn Manor school reopening plan available to the public

Penn Manor School District’s proposed school reopening plan has been shared with the board of school directors and can now be viewed here.

The school board is scheduled to vote on the plan at its Aug. 3 meeting. It is important to note that this plan is subject to change, based on updated information and guidance related to the health and safety of students and staff.

It is our intention to fully reopen all Penn Manor schools in a safe manner on Aug. 31.

Our “Phased School Reopening Health and Safety Plan” includes physical distancing practices, health screenings, reduced student movement through buildings, enhanced cleaning protocols with green products, and other measures recommended by health professionals for safely resuming in-person teaching.

In accordance with an order from the state health department, all students and adults will be required to wear face masks and/or shields in our school buildings and buses. Exceptions are permitted for individuals with medical conditions, including those with respiratory issues that impede breathing, mental health conditions or disabilities, and students who would be unable to remove a mask without assistance.

For parents who may not be comfortable with sending their child/children to school, the Penn Manor Virtual School program will be available for grades K through 12. The program, which has been successfully operating since 2011 for grades 7 through 12, is being expanded to a full-time elementary program for 2020-2021. Information on the 7-12 program is available here. Information on the elementary program will be available soon.

If you have any comments or questions about the reopening plan, please contact:

Dr. Philip Gale, Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education,
Dr. Jerry Egan, Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education,