High school switching to full remote learning Jan. 27, 28 & 29

Penn Manor High School is shifting to full remote online learning for students, effective Wednesday, January 27, and continuing through Friday, January 29.

Monday, February 1, will be a remote asynchronous day for all students, except those who are scheduled to take Keystone Exams, which will be administered in person on that day. 

This decision was made due to the number of positive COVID-19 cases recently reported among the high school community, along with additional quarantines of close contacts, and the need for deep cleaning throughout the building.

We have notified the Pennsylvania Department of Health, and students/staff 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.

All co-curricular activities during this period are cancelled, and the high school building is closed to students and staff until Monday, February 1. 

Students and faculty will follow our Full Remote Schedule that can be found here on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, January 27, 28 and 29. Classes will begin at 7:40 a.m.

Monday, February 1, will be an asynchronous remote learning day for students, with the exception of those scheduled to take Keystone Exams in Algebra, Biology and/or Literature. Those students are to report to school at the regular starting time on Monday; transportation will be provided. Updated information about Keystone Exam testing will be sent directly to students’ email accounts.

Full-day CTC students will continue to report to the Lancaster County Career & Technology Center (CTC) during the school closure. Transportation will be provided for full-day CTC students who have requested it. Half-day CTC students will not report to the CTC during the school closure, but will participate in their Penn Manor classes and their online CTC classes.

Regular, in-person classes for high school students will resume on Tuesday, February 2, unless the school district learns of additional information that would require an extension of the closure to assure the safety of the high school community. We encourage you to monitor the district website for updates regarding this situation. All families and faculty will receive a follow-up email from principal Baron Jones regarding expectations for online learning.

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. 

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