Planned instruction during the spring 2020 school closure began Tuesday, April 14, and will continue through the rest of the 2019-2020 school year. Instruction for each grade level, building, and subject will likely look different given each set of unique circumstances.
Frequently asked questions about internet connectivity, login procedures, web filtering, device care, and tech support are addressed on this page dedicated to the use of district-issues devices from home.
PA Department of Human Services provides a statewide list of childcare providers for employees who work in life-sustaining positions.
Resources are available for all grade levels, as compiled by L-S teachers, to provide educational content during the school closure. Families are also encouraged to visit Schoology and SeeSaw pages for information from classroom teachers.
- Continuity of Education Plan
- April 9 FERPA Notice of Privacy Rights During Continuity of Education
- April 9 Statement from Dr. Peart
- April 9 - General Expectations for Planned Instruction
- April 3 - Virtual Board Meeting Notice
- March 30 - General Expectations for Continuity of Education
- March 24 Statement from Dr. Peart
- March 12 Statement from Dr. Peart
Our top priority is maintaining the health and safety of students and staff. The District is closely monitoring the developing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and receiving communications directly from local, state, and federal agencies. We will continue to share information on this page as it is released. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this rapidly-changing situation.
- May 28 - Yearbook Update
- May 28 - Graduation Community Parade
- May 19 - Commencement Details Set
- May 18 - State SNAP-CARES Act Information
- May 11 - Frequently Asked Questions Answered
- May 4 - Sports Physicals Postponed
- May 1 - Class of 2020 Graduation Letter
- April 28 - Community Input Sought for Feasibility Study Project
- April 28 - Yard Signs for Seniors
- April 20 - Mask & Glove Best Practices
- April 17 - School Lunch Accounts
- April 14 - Community Aid Bins Closed
- April 14 - Medication Pickup 4/17
- April 13 - Kindergarten Assessment Update
- April 13 - Committee Meetings Broadcast
- April 9 - Planned Instruction for ALL students begins April 14
- April 6 - Board Meeting Broadcast
- April 3 - Virtual School Board Meetings & K-4 Device Pickup
- April 2 - Chromebook/iPad Support
- March 31 Update - K-4 Device Pickup on Friday, April 3
- March 30 Update - School Closure Update
- March 30 Update - General Expectation for Continuity of Education
- March 27 Update - At-Home Education Plans
- March 25 Update - Kindergarten Registration
- March 24 Update - Statement from Dr. Peart
- March 23 Update - New PA Guidelines
- March 19 Update - Communicating During the Closure
- District Operation
- PSSA, Keystone, and AP Testing
- Educational Resources
- School Meals
- Student Medications
- What Can You Do
May 28 - Yearbook Update
L-S High School yearbooks will be here next week! Students and soon-to-be graduates can still order online but supplies are limited. There will be no onsite sales next week. Yearbooks will be distributed at pickup at Lampeter Elementary School and will arrive later in the summer at Hans Herr Elementary School and Martin Meylin Middle School.
May 28 - Graduation Community Parade
A parade in honor of the Class of 2020 will wind through Strasburg, Lampeter, and Willow Street on May 28. The parade will leave campus at 7pm. Please visit our parade page for details and the route map.
Commencement will look different this year due to the pandemic, but L-S High School staff are working hard to ensure that the Class of 2020 have a special and memorable graduation season. Seniors received information about Baccalaureate, the Senior Parade (which takes the place of the Senior Walk), and commencement and details will be posted on the website and social media. After Memorial Day, we look forward to a great week of celebrating seniors!
Information about pandemic electronic benefits transfer (P-EBT)supplemental payments and benefits issuance for SNAP and TANF households.
Dr. Feeney shared plans for commencement and end-of-year activities with seniors and their families in a letter today. Plans were made through consultation with the Class of 2020 Task Force, which includes students, teachers, and staff members.
Residents are invited to get involved in the district’s long-range buildings plan by viewing a virtual presentation and completing a community input form. The information was originally to be shared at a pair of community engagement meetings this spring but was postponed due to the school closure. You can provide feedback and learn more about the future of our buildings at the Feasibility Study page.
April 28 - Yard Signs for Seniors
Graduation yard signs have been ordered by the Class of 2020 for each senior! Stay tuned for distribution details after they have arrived.
April 20 - Mask & Glove Best Practices
Sarah Stuart, L-S High School's nurse and the district's K-12 health coordinator, demonstrates how to properly use a mask and gloves in this video.
April 17 - School Lunch Accounts
In accordance with past procedures, all monetary balances for students in grades K-11 will roll forward to the 2020-2021 school year and will be available on the first day of school. Options for seniors
April 14 - Community Aid Bins Closed
CommunityAid Thrift Stores and donation centers are closed in compliance with the Governor's order. They are legally prohibited from picking up at bins or receiving at donation centers. They need your kindness now and when they re-open, so please, keep your donations safe for by keeping them at home. THANK YOU!
April 14 - Medication Pickup 4/17
Medication pick up days will be Friday, April 17th and Tuesday, May 5th. Parents must call their child’s schools to get on the schedule. Pick up will be curbside at L-S High School from 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. both days. Medication will only be delivered to an adult and the adult must be on the schedule for the delivery to be made.
April 13 - Kindergarten Assessment Update
Due to the closure, 2020-2021 kindergarten small group assessments have been cancelled. Parents/Guardians are asked to complete a brief yet very important informational survey no later than May 1, 2020. read more
April 13 - Committee Meetings Broadcast
The Academic Committee meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 14, and the Finance Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 15, will be streamed live on the District's YouTube channel. The Academic Committee meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. and the Finance Committee meeting begins at 6 p.m.
To leave a public comment, please send an email with your name, address and comment to firstname.lastname@example.org (academic) or email@example.com (finance). Public comments will be read aloud during meetings.
April 9 - Planned Instruction for ALL students begins April 14
Governor Wolf announced today that all Pennsylvania school districts will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Planned instruction will continue remotely.
The transition to planned instruction will officially begin on Tuesday, April 14. This will replace the previous Continuity of Education plan and will be required for ALL students. Planned instruction for each grade level, building, and subject will likely look different given each set of unique circumstances. Read Dr. Peart's April 9 message
April 6 - Board Meeting Broadcast
The April 6 meeting of the L-S Board of School Directors will be broadcast on the District's YouTube channel at 7:30 p.m.
April 3 - Virtual School Board Meetings & K-4 Device Pickup
Due to the current stay-at-home order from Governor Wolf, the District shall hold regularly scheduled Board meetings in a virtual manner. Directions for connection and participation in public meetings will be posted on our website. Read more
And thank you to everyone who participated in today's K-4 Chromebook and iPad pickup event. We sent instructional devices home with of 93% of 3rd and 4th grade Hans Herr students and 97% of Lampeter students. Any K-4 student who still needs to pick up may do so Monday, 4/6, between 10:30am-1pm at the Hans Herr bus loop.
April 2 - Chromebook/iPad Support
Frequently asked questions about internet connectivity, login procedures, web filtering, device care, and more are answered on the new Remote Instruction page from the L-S technology department. Starting Monday, April 6, tech support questions regarding devices can be answered by emailing TechHelp@L-SPioneers.org and questions regarding apps and login issues should be reported to homeroom teachers. Students in grades 5 - 12 should continue to submit tickets through the helpdesk if they are able.
March 30 Update - School Closure Update
As ordered by Governor Wolf, the Lampeter-Strasburg School District is closed until further notice. School Age Childcare (SACC) will also be closed and all school activities are cancelled during this time period.
March 30 Update - General Expectation for Continuity of Education
Our goal is to provide students with continuity of education. This means the opportunity to maintain and develop skills while away from the customary school environment through supplemental, enrichment, and review activities. These are informal activities to reinforce or extend students’ prior learning. This does NOT include advancing the curriculum or the introduction of new content and is not assessed or graded. Read more
March 27 Update - At-Home Education Plans
Teachers and staff have been preparing this week to provide all students with at-home education plans, activities, and resources. Students and families will receive AlertNow phone calls from their building principals on Monday morning with details about how and where to access these materials. Thank you and stay well!
March 25 Update - Kindergarten Registration
More information about the 2020-2021 kindergarten registration process will be available after April 9. This includes information about upcoming small group assessments.
March 24 Update - Statement from Dr. Peart
Dear L-S Parents and Guardians,
I sincerely hope that this correspondence finds you and your family in good health. The Pennsylvania Department of Education has announced that all schools will remain closed to students through at least April 9th as a result of the COVID-19 response efforts. This closure order could be extended beyond April 9th, if it is necessary to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus and save lives.
Under the new timeline, schools would reopen on April 7th for two days to allow school administrators, teachers, and other staff time to prepare classrooms, set up cafeterias, schedule transportation, and arrange other business operations. Students would return to school on April 9th, unless the closure is extended.
During this extended closure, Lampeter-Strasburg School District is planning to provide continuity of education for students by implementing optional at-home learning plans for grade levels and subjects. Teachers and administrators have been collaborating virtually this week to formulate the details and prepare to make these activities available to ALL students, beginning Monday, March 30th.
As previously posted, the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) cancelled all PSSA testing and Keystone exams for the 2019-2020 school year. Please visit the College Board website for the most up to date information regarding Advanced Placement (AP) testing.
While all of us would prefer to be in school and providing face to face instruction, we recognize that the current closure is in the best interest for the safety and wellbeing of all Pennsylvanians. We will continue to monitor, assess, and further develop the continuity of education plan in the event the school closure extends beyond April 9th. Plans at each grade level, building, and subject will likely look different given each set of unique circumstances (not all students have District issued Chromebooks, not all students have home internet access, etc.). If your student experiences any issues accessing the at-home learning plans being developed by our teachers, please reach out to your student’s building principal for assistance. We will do our best to remove any obstacles for our students. I recognize that there are many unanswered questions regarding the future of the 2019-2020 school year. For the most up to date information and guidance being provided to school districts by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), please visit the PDE school guidance link.
Please continue to check our website for any updates regarding optional at-home learning plans. Thank you for your patience and continued support of our students and staff during this unprecedented time. TOGETHER, we WILL get through this!
Kevin S. Peart, Ed.D.
March 23 Update - New PA Guidelines
The Pennsylvania Department of Education has announced that all schools will remain closed through at least April 6 as a result of the COVID-19 response efforts. The closure order could be extended beyond April 6 if necessary to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus and save lives.
Under the new timeline, schools would reopen on April 7 for two days to allow school administrators, teachers and other staff time to prepare classrooms, set up cafeterias, schedule transportation and arrange other business operations. Students would return to school on April 9, unless the closure is extended in response to the situation involving the virus.
While school is closed, Lampeter-Strasburg School District plans to offer optional at-home student learning plans for grade levels and subjects. Teachers and administrators are collaborating remotely this week to develop a plan that will be communicated to our students and families once the specific details are finalized. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time.
Please check back for updates later this week regarding the optional at-home learning plans, and please stay safe.
March 19 Update - Communicating During the Closure
During the mandated closure, Lampeter-Strasburg School District offices will be operating on an appointment-only basis and encouraging electronic communication if at all possible. You can also leave a message for the district receptionist at 717-464-3311. Press 6 to leave a message. Your message will be forwarded to the appropriate party or you will receive a return call from the receptionist during normal business hours.
The March 24 meeting for parents of children entering kindergarten has been cancelled. Information about next steps in the kindergarten registration process will be forthcoming.
As ordered by Governor Wolf, the Lampeter-Strasburg School District will be closed for students from Monday, March 16, until further notice. School Age Childcare (SACC) will also be closed. All school activities are cancelled during this time period.
PSSA, Keystone, and AP Testing
On March 19, the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) cancelled all PSSA testing and Keystone exams for the 2019-20 school year. Please visit the CollegeBoard website for the most up to date information about AP testing.
During the school closure, we want to provide students and parents with a list of possible learning resources, supplied by L-S teachers, that are accessible from home. All of these resources are optional, and nothing will be collected or graded. We encourage you to check the educational resources page often for new ideas and activities.
Bagged breakfasts and lunches are available throughout the school closure to students on the free/reduced lunch program. Several days of meals will be distributed every Monday and Thursday. Eligible parents should contact their child's school office if they have not been receiving calls. Families who have had a recent change in their financial situation can complete a free/reduced lunch application to join the program.
The district would like to thank all who have offered assistance. Once we know our demand and need for serving students, we may solicit additional assistance.
If your child has daily medication(s) at school that you need access to during the State closure, please contact your child's school office to make an appointment to pick it up.
What Can You Do
For the latest information about helping to stop the spread of coronavirus, please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And please visit the district's health and wellness page for tips about using a mask and gloves.
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Lampeter-Strasburg School District
1600 Book Rd., Lancaster PA 17602
Administration Building: 717-464-4699
Lampeter Elementary School: 717-358-1880
Hans Herr Elementary School: 717-509-0300
Martin Meylin Middle School: 717-509-0289
Lampeter-Strasburg High School: 717-509-0485