Remote Instruction

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.

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.

Educational Resources

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.

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Coronavirus/Closure Updates

COVID

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.

April 6 Update - Board Meeting Broadcast

posted on April 6, 2020

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 Update - 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 Update - Chromebook/iPad Support

posted on April 2, 2020

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 31 Update - K-4 Device Pickup on Friday, April 3

Chromebooks will be available for curbside pickup on Friday, April 3. Please visit the Hans Herr Elementary School and Lampeter Elementary School pages for times and detailed instructions.

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

posted on March 27, 2020

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

posted on March 24, 2020

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!

Sincerely,

Kevin S. Peart, Ed.D.
Superintendent

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.

District Operation

posted on March 30, 2020

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

posted on March 20, 2020

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.

Educational Resources

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.

School Meals

posted on March 16, 2020

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.

Student Medications

posted on March 19, 2020

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

  • Cover any coughs or sneezes with your elbow, do not use your hands!
  • Clean surfaces frequently, such as countertops, light switches, cell phones and other frequently touched areas.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Contain - if you are sick, stay home until you are feeling better.
Source: DOH Coronavirus Fact Sheet


For the latest information about coronavirus, please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Phone: 717-464-3311

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