School Schedules

School Building Start and Dismissal Times

Elementary: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Kindergarten: AM Session — 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.; PM Session — 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Middle School: 7:40 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
High School: 7:40-2:45 p.m.

Scheduled early dismissals

Elementary — 1:30 p.m. Secondary — 12:20 p.m. Kindergarten schedule — 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
District calendars indicate whether A.M. or P.M. kindergarten is in session on early-dismissal days.

Delays, Early Dismissals, and Closings

Delay and closing updates are posted to the district website, Twitter, Lancaster Newspapers, and local television stations. The district uses the Sapphire Community Portal for email, phone, and text closing notices.

Two-hour delays with modified kindergarten
All school-related functions, including transportation, will begin exactly two hours later than normal.

Modified kindergarten schedule
Morning kindergarten will start at 11 a.m. and run until 12:45 p.m. Afternoon kindergarten will run from 1:45 p.m. until the regular dismissal time.

Early dismissals: High school and middle school students will generally be dismissed first, followed by elementary students.

When weather conditions develop during the day, resulting in an early closing, parents will be notified via automated phone call. Phone calls will not be made for closings/delays announced before the school day begins.

Snow days: Penn Manor plans to use snow days built into the school calendar before using flexible instructional days (also known as “cyber snow days”) when school buildings are closed due to inclement weather. Instruction will occur remotely during a flexible instructional day.