Individual at Eshleman Elementary tests positive for COVID-19

Penn Manor School District has become aware of one member of our school community who have 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 Eshleman Elementary 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

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Spirit Days and Spirit Wear

We are proud to roll out our Eshleman Spirit Wear! Click the link for the store: Eshleman Spirit Wear Store

Spirit Days this Week

10/13–Hat day

10/14–PM/Eshleman Clothes day

10/15–Hat day

10/16–PM/Eshleman Clothes day

Picture Day for Group B and Virtual Students

Our fall picture schedule is as follows:

Friday, October 9th for Group B and PMVS students.

Students who were absent on Monday in K, 1, 2 or group A, please call the office to set up a time slot to have your picture taken.

Order online from Lifetouch
enter picture day ID below
School Name: Fred S. Eshleman Elementary School
Picture Day Dates:
Monday, October 5 – Friday, October 9
Picture Day ID: EVTSM7ZXW

Virtual School students are scheduled for picture day on Friday, 10/9 at 9:30 AM.  This is the only opportunity for us to get pictures for our student information system and our yearbook composite.  

Adults bringing children for pictures should pull up in the bus lane in front of the school and we will invite 1 child in at a time and ask that adults wait in the car.  Mask or face shield is requested.  Students will be standing for photo.  

RSVP (if you haven’t already) to jennifer.rohrer@pennmanor.net 

Picture Day

Our fall picture schedule is as follows:

Monday, October 5th for Group A, Kindergarten, Grade 1, & Grade 2.

Friday, October 9th for Group B and PMVS students.

PMVS parents will receive an email early next week with information regarding pictures.

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enter picture day ID below
School Name: Fred S. Eshleman Elementary School
Picture Day Dates:
Monday, October 5 – Friday, October 9
Picture Day ID: EVTSM7ZXW

2020-2021 Yearbook

Eshleman Grown Ups

We have made a change!  Due to the struggles with receiving our yearbooks for last year, we did our homework and found a new company for this year.  There have been plenty of positive reviews and we are so excited with some of the BONUS features offered by TreeRing!

  • We know you have a camera, upload pictures to help us fill the yearbook.
  • Each yearbook purchase allows you to build 2 free custom pages that only appear in your yearbook.  Special memories of this year can be added to your student’s yearbook—designed by you!
  • We can include all students in our yearbook, whether in the building or virtual.
  • Students can sign yearbooks electronically.
  • Buy a Yearbook and TreeRing plants a tree!  For more info, click: https://www.treering.com/Environmentally-Friendly-Yearbooks/
  • Want to order now?  Click the link below and enter 1015989956063242 (our passcode)

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Let’s get started!  Help us by adding pictures to the shared folders.  We’re looking forward to creating the best yearbook yet!

Eshleman Elementary Virtual Meet the Teacher 2020

Welcome to our first virtual back to school night. Use the link below to go to our Meet the Teacher site. You can click on the teacher names to see a video sharing about your child’s classroom.

Meet the Teacher 2020

If you are interested in scheduling a meeting with a teacher, please email the teacher directly. We are holding all meetings virtually at this time using Google Meet.

Thanks for popping in! We wish we could see you in person!

Just a Few Reminders

School begins in just a few hours. We posted a few important reminders here for students attending school in person.

  • Masks/face coverings are required to enter the school or a bus.
  • Water bottles are suggested (no glass please).
  • If you told us that your child would be a car rider at dismissal tomorrow or Wednesday, you should have received an email assigning you to a pick up lane. If you did not receive that assignment, please email krista.cox@pennmanor.net
  • If your child has a school computer at home, it must come back to school on your child’s first day (charged please). We will be using them right away.
  • Grades 3-6: Group A attends Monday, 8/31 & Wednesday, 9/2 this week. Group B attends Tuesday, 9/1 & Thursday, 9/3 this week. Group B first day assignments can be found here.
  • If you haven’t seen our school tour on Information page of Our School tab of the blog, check it out here: Eshleman Elementary Virtual Tour
  • Parents are encouraged to review the Esh Beginning of School- Parent Update 2020 that was mailed home.
  • There will be no bike contracts or skateboard contracts until further notice, due to the increased car traffic and the need for social distancing.
  • Arrival times — due to restrictions and the need for social distancing, students should not arrive for school before the following times:
    • Car rider
      • eating breakfast: 8:40 AM (enter through gym entrance)
      • arriving to school (not eating breakfast): 8:50 AM
    • Walker
      • eating breakfast: 8:40 AM (enter through gym entrance)
      • arriving to school (not eating breakfast) 8:50 AM
    • Bus students will unload for breakfast if they choose and enter through the gym entrance.
See you soon!

It’s almost time!

We have been working hard to prepare for the start of school on Monday & Tuesday of next week. To review information about our opening, please follow the link below. A copy of this document was mailed to each family currently attending Eshleman Elementary (in person/blended learning).

PMVS families: Some, but not all of this information, may be of help to you.

Esh Beginning of School Family Update

This document will be revised as necessary.

Medication Drop Off

In an effort to reduce the number of people in the building and comply with state regulations for social distancing, we are asking if your child takes medication at school, that you would schedule a time with your school nurse to drop off medication prior to the start of the school year.  If you are unable to drop off medication prior to the first day we request that you avoid coming to the school during student drop off and pick up times.  Also, when dropping off medication, please limit to 1 person entering the building.  If you are unable to come alone, please contact the school nurse prior to your arrival so arrangements can be made.  School Nurse Contact information can be found here: School Nurse Contact Information