Need-Based Services

Families are encouraged to visit the L-S Need-Based Services page to learn more about community resources that may be available at this time.

Childcare Providers

PA Department of Human Services provides a statewide list of childcare providers for employees who work in life-sustaining positions.

Health & Wellness Resources

The L-S Health Department provides health and wellness resources to support mental & physical well-being during the closure.

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Coronavirus/Reopening Updates

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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.

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September 30 - Updated Spectator Guidelines

posted on September 30, 2020

Given the changing rules surrounding spectators at athletic events, Lampeter-Strasburg School District has updated our plan to allow a limited number of additional invited guests to our venues. These updates may be invalidated in the event the Third Circuit Court of Appeals issues a "stay" of the decision of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania holding that the Governor's restrictions on mass gatherings are unconstitutional and unenforceable.

September 22 - High School COVID Notification

posted on September 22, 2020

We have recently learned that two students or staff members at Lampeter-Strasburg High School have tested positive for COVID-19. We continue to clean and disinfect the school, and we have worked with Department of Health to ensure that the individuals who were in close contact have been notified and will be quarantined at home for 14 days. read the notification letter

September 14 - Free Meals for All Students Starting September 16

posted on September 14, 2020

Thanks to waivers from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the PA Department of Education (PDE), we are pleased to offer free breakfast and lunch to all students, including online-only students, for the remainder of 2020. (more)

September 14 - Coronavirus Notification: Martin Meylin Middle School

posted on September 14, 2020

We have recently learned that a student or staff member at Martin Meylin Middle School has tested positive for COVID-19. We continue to clean and disinfect the school, and we have worked with Department of Health to ensure that the individuals who were in close contact have been notified and will be quarantined at home for 14 days. read the notification letter

September 10 - Fall 2020 Spectator Guidelines for Athletic Events

posted on September 10, 2020

For the safety of athletes, staff, fans, and our community, events will follow the guidelines laid out in the District’s Athletics Health and Safety Plan, as well as plans from the CDC and the PA Department of Health. We are also working in partnership with Wellspan Family & Sports Medicine and the Lancaster-Lebanon Athletic Association (the L-L League) for the upcoming season. We ask that fans review these spectator guidelines so that student athletes can safely compete for the full season.

August 26 - L-S Support Page Launched

A brand new knowledge base - - has been created to assist students, staff, and parents to navigate their devices and applications. The new resource features step-by-step tutorials and troubleshooting guides as well as a link to the district's ticketing system and help desk. The support page will be updated throughout the school year.

August 20 - Food Service Information

posted on August 20, 2020

A letter from the L-S Food Service department outlines what will be different in cafeterias this year and includes details about an opt-in bagged breakfast/lunch program for online students.

August 20 - Health Information Resource for Parents

posted on August 20, 2020

Parent information session provided by Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health: Strategies to Keep Calm in Difficult Times

August 20 - Updated PA Dept of Health Order

posted on August 20, 2020

The PA Department of Health (DOH) has updated the order on wearing of face masks/coverings in schools. Please note--ALL L-S staff WILL be implementing consistent “face-covering breaks” for students, as permitted by the updated DOH order.

August 19 - Transportation Guidelines

posted on August 19, 2020

Details about boarding, riding, and exiting the bus for the upcoming school year as well as cleaning procedures are shared in the district's transportation guidelines for the upcoming school year.

August 18 - United Way Survey

posted on August 18, 2020

The United Way of Pennsylvania has asked for our help in disseminating a survey on the impact on PA families of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please feel free to complete the survey to provide your input.

August 14 - for Lampeter Elementary Parents

posted on August 14, 2020

All Lampeter Elementary placement and back to school information will be coming in the mail the week of August 17th. Families who selected the virtual option for their students will be notified via email.

August 4 - Instructional Model Selection for Start of 2020-2021 School Year

posted on August 4, 2020

Thank you for your continued support, patience, and understanding as we navigate the changing orders and recommendations for the reopening of schools. Please visit the Instructional Model Selection page for videos from each school, survey links, and additional information. The survey closes at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, August 10.

August 4 - Revised Health and Safety Plans Approved

posted on August 4, 2020

A revised Health and Safety Plan and PK-12 Athletics Health and Safety Plan were approved at the August 3 school board meeting.

July 28 - Traffic Flow Alterations in Place

posted on July 28, 2020

With safety in mind, campus traffic flow was altered over the summer. Rosier Way is now one way from the stadium field house intersection to the entrance of the L-S High School parking lot. See how this impacts you.

July 23 - SACC Registration Dates Announced

posted on July 23, 2020

School Age Child Care (SACC) registration will take place from August 4-6, with sessions in the morning and afternoon. Please visit the SACC registration page for details.

July 17 - Reopening Update and Parent Survey

posted on July 16, 2020

Dr. Peart provides an update regarding reopening and requests feedback through a parent survey. Parents/guardians are asked to complete the survey by Wednesday, July 22.

July 1 - Sports Physicals Rescheduled for July 27

posted on July 1, 2020

Lampeter Strasburg School District plans to hold sports physicals on July 27th from 8 am-2 pm. We will be requiring sign ups this year to ensure appropriate social distancing as well as sanitizing in between each student due to COVID-19. Please see the attached announcement from Dr. Lippy detailing what is expected for sports physicals as well as sign up and day of details.

June 30 - Phased Reopening Plan and Athletic Plan Approved

posted on June 30, 2020

The L-S Board of School Directors approved the District Phased School Reopening Health and Safety Plan and the PK-12 Athletics Health and Safety Plan at their June 29 meeting. Read Dr. Peart's Letter

June 18 - Health and Safety Plan, Parent Survey

posted on June 18, 2020

Our team is creating a Health and Safety Plan to serve as our local guidelines, as required by the PA Department of Education (PDE). Our recommended plan will incorporate the elements included in the guidance from PDE and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Read Dr. Peart's letter

June 5 - Preliminary Guidance for Phased Reopening

posted on June 5, 2020

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) released Preliminary Guidance for Phased Reopening of Pre-K to 12 Schools this past week. This guidance is a starting point for schools to consider in our preparations for the upcoming school year. Read Dr. Peart's letter

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Phone: 717-464-3311

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Hans Herr Elementary School: 717-509-0300
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