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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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March 2 - High School COVID Notification

We have recently learned that a member of the L-S High School community has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual will not be in school until they have recovered. Read the notification letter.

February 26 - High School COVID Notification

We have recently learned that a member of the L-S High School community has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual will not be in school until they have recovered. Read the notification letter.

February 25 - Martin Meylin COVID Notification

We have recently learned that a member of the Martin Meylin community has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual will not be in school until they have recovered Read the notification letter

February 19 - HS COVID Notification

We have recently learned that member of the L-S High School community has tested positive for COVID-19. read the notification letter

February 9 - Martin Meylin COVID Notification

We have recently learned that a student or staff member at Martin Meylin Middle School has tested positive for COVID-19. Read the notification letter

February 4 - Webinar: Get the Facts About the COVID-Vaccine

A webinar from Penn Medicine LGH about the COVID-19 vaccine and its variants.

February 4 - Hans Herr COVID Notification

We have recently learned that a Hans Herr student or staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. Read the notification letter

February 3 - High School and Martin Meylin COVID Notifications

We have recently learned that a student or staff member at L-S High School, as well as a student or staff member at Martin Meylin Middle School, have tested positive for COVID-19. Read the HS notification letter Read the MM notification letter

January 27 - Martin Meylin COVID Notification (Probable)

We recently learned that an additional Martin Meylin student or staff member tested positive for COVID-19. The individual has not been in school since before the 3-day weekend. Read the notification letter

January 26 - High School, Martin Meylin, Hans Herr, and Lampeter COVID Notifications

One student or staff member at each of the four school buildings has recently tested positive for COVID-19. L-S High School, Martin Meylin Middle School, Hans Herr Elementary School, Lampeter Elementary School

January 22 - Martin Meylin, Hans Herr, and High School COVID Notifications

We have recently learned that one individual each at Martin Meylin, Hans Herr, and L-S High School have tested positive for COVID-19. Read the Hans Herr notification letter, Read the Martin Meylin notification letter Read the High School notification letter

January 21 - Lampeter Elementary COVID Notification

We have recently learned that a member of the Lampeter Elementary community has tested positive for COVID-19 Read the notification letter

January 19 - High School, Martin Meylin, and Hans Herr COVID Notifications

This weekend we learned of additional members of the L-S High School, Martin Meylin, and Hans Herr communities who tested positive for COVID-19. With the long weekend, we were able to complete case investigations, contact tracing, and extensive cleaning and disinfecting of school buildings. Read the High School letter Read the Martin Meylin letter Read the Hans Herr letter

January 19 - COVID-19 Webinars Scheduled for February 3

Get the facts about the COVID-19 vaccine from Penn Medicine. Webinars are scheduled on February 3 at 1pm and 4pm. Learn more

January 15 - Lampeter, Hans Herr, and Martin Meylin COVID Notifications

A student or staff member at Lampeter Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19 and there is one probable case each at Hans Herr Elementary School and Martin Meylin Middle School. Read the Lampeter notification letter Read the Hans Herr notification letter Read the Martin Meylin notification letter

January 13 - Martin Meylin COVID Notification

We have recently learned that a student or staff member at Martin Meylin Middle School has tested positive for COVID-19, and an additional student or staff member is a probable case Read the notification letter

January 11 - High School and Martin Meylin COVID Notifications

We have recently learned that two students or staff members at L-S High School and one at Martin Meylin have tested positive for COVID-19, as well as a probable case at the middle school. Read the HS notification letter Read the MM notification letter

January 7 - Hans Herr Elementary COVID Notification

A student or staff member at Hans Herr Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual will not return to school until they have recovered. Close contacts have been notified and are quarantining at home. Read the notification letter

January 5 - HS COVID Notification

We have recently learned that one member of the L-S High School community has tested positive for COVID-19, and another is a probable case. Neither individual will be in school until they have recovered. Read the notification letter

December 23 - Martin Meylin COVID Notification

We have recently learned that a student or staff member at Martin Meylin Middle School has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual will not be in school until they have recovered. Read the notification letter

December 22 - Hans Herr COVID Notification

We have recently learned that a student or staff member at Hans Herr Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual will not be in school until they have recovered. Read the notification letter

December 18 - High School COVID Notification

We have recently learned that a student or staff member at Lampeter-Strasburg High School has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual will not be in school until their quarantine period has expired. Individuals who were in close contact also have been notified and quarantined at home for the recommended period of time. Read the notification letter

December 17 - Resources to Navigate Stress and Uncertainty

These resources offer help for parents, guardians, and caregivers in navigating stress and uncertainty and building resilience:

December 16 - Hans Herr and Martin Meylin COVID Notifications

A student or staff member at Hans Herr Elementary School and a student or staff member at Martin Meylin Middle School have tested positive for COVID-19. Individuals who were in close contact will be quarantined at home for 14 days from their last exposure. Read the Hans Herr notification letter
Read the Martin Meylin letter

December 15 - Martin Meylin COVID Notification (Probable)

We have recently learned that a student or staff member at Martin Meylin Middle School is a probable case for COVID-19. The individual will not be in school until their quarantine period has expired. Individuals who were in close contact also have been notified and quarantined at home for the recommended period of time. Read the notification letter.

December 14 - High School COVID Notification

posted on December 14, 2020

We have recently learned that two students or staff members at Lampeter-Strasburg High School have tested positive for COVID-19. The individuals who were in close contact have been notified and will be quarantined at home for the recommended period of time from their last exposure. Read the notification letter

December 11 – Limited-Time Mitigation Order issued by Governor Wolf and Secretary Levine

Governor Wolf and Secretary Levine have issued a Limited-Time Mitigation Order effective December 12, 2020 through January 4, 2021. The PA Department of Health has posted a Frequently Asked Questions Document for the Limited-Time Mitigation Order. Lampeter-Strasburg School District is required to follow all components of the Limited-Time Mitigation Order applicable to K-12 Schools.

December 10 - Checklists for Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers

These checklists, developed by the CDC, are intended to help parents, guardians, and caregivers to plan and prepare for in-person school.

December 7 - Martin Meylin COVID Notification

We have recently learned that a student or staff member participating in an extra-curricular activity at Martin Meylin Middle School has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual will not be in school or participating in school-related activities until they have recovered. Individuals who were in close contact will be quarantined for 14 days from last exposure. Read the notification letter

December 7 - Spectator Guidelines for Winter Sports

We ask that parents and fans review these expectations for 2020-2021 winter sports spectators so that student athletes can safely compete for the full season.

December 3 - Hans Herr and Lampeter Elementary COVID Notifications

A student or staff member at Hans Herr Elementary School and a student or staff member at Lampeter Elementary School have tested positive for COVID-19. Individuals who were in close contact will be quarantined at home for 14 days from their last exposure.
Read the Hans Herr notification letter Read the Lampeter notification letter

December 1 - High School COVID Notification

Two L-S High School students or staff members tested positive for COVID19 during the Thanksgiving vacation. Individuals with whom they had close contact have been notified and will remain at home for 14 days from last exposure. Read the notification letter

November 30 - Attestation Form Posted

On November 30, L-S administrators and school board members submitted a signed Attestation Form to the PA Department of Education (PDE) and PA Department of Health (DOH) as an addition to the current Health and Safety Plan. Read the Attestation Form.

November 25 - Updated Mitigation Efforts

This letter from Dr. Peart explains how L-S is complying with recent state mandates as well as what to expect in the coming months. Updated Mitigation Efforts

November 24 - Martin Meylin Probable COVID Notification

We have recently learned that a student or staff member at Martin Meylin Middle School is a probable case for COVID-19. The individual will not be in school until their quarantine period has expired. Individuals who were in close contact have been notified and will be quarantined at home for 14 days from their last exposure. Read the notification letter

November 23 - High School and Martin Meylin COVID Notifications

A total of five students or staff members (three at Martin Meylin Middle School and two at Lampeter-Strasburg High School) have recently tested positive for COVID-19. Individuals who have been in close contact have been notified and will be quarantined at home for 14 days. We are not closing either school and will continue to clean & disinfect following CDC recommendations. Read the High School letter, Read the Martin Meylin letter

November 20 - Probable Martin Meylin COVID Notification and Lampeter Elementary COVID Notification

We have recently learned that a student or staff member at Lampeter Elementary School have tested positive for COVID-19, as well as a probable case at Martin Meylin Middle School. Neither individual will be in school until they have recovered. We continue to clean and disinfect the school, and we have worked with the Department of Health to ensure that individuals who were in close contact have been notified and will be quarantined at home for 14 days. Read the Martin Meylin letter, Read the Lampeter letter

November 20 - PA Travel Mitigation Order

The PA Department of Health’s new travel mitigation order went into effect today. It states that “individuals traveling into and returning to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from any other State or Commonwealth or an international location, must produce evidence of a negative SARS-CoV2 (COVID-19) test from a specimen collected within 72 hours prior to entering the Commonwealth, or quarantine for 14 days.” Read the full order and exemptions

November 19 - Probable High School COVID Notification & Martin Meylin COVID Notification

We have recently learned that a student or staff member at Martin Meylin Middle School have tested positive for COVID-19, as well as a probable case at Lampeter-Strasburg High School. Neither individual will be in school until they have recovered. We continue to clean and disinfect the school, and we have worked with the Department of Health to ensure that individuals who were in close contact have been notified and will be quarantined at home for 14 days. Read the High School letter, Read the Martin Meylin letter

November 19 - Update to Universal Face Coverings Order

On November 17, the PA Department of Health released an update to the universal face coverings order as well as the associated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document.

November 18 - High School COVID Notification

We have recently learned that a student or staff member at Lampeter-Strasburg High School has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual will not be in school until they have recovered. We continue to clean and disinfect the school, and we have worked with the Department of Health to ensure that individuals who were in close contact have been notified and will be quarantined at home for 14 days. read the notification letter

November 16 - Probable High School COVID Notification and Martin Meylin COVID Notification

posted on November 16, 2020

We recently learned that a student or staff member at Martin Meylin Middle School has tested positive for COVID-19, as well as a probable case at L-S High School. We are not not closing either school but will continue to clean and disinfect both schools following CDC recommendations and have worked with the Department of Health to ensure that individuals who were in close contact have been notified and will be quarantined at home for 14 days. Read the Martin Meylin notification letter Read the High School notification letter

November 13 - High School COVID Notification

We have recently learned that a student or staff member at Lampeter-Strasburg High School has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual will not be in school until they have recovered. We continue to clean and disinfect the school, and we have worked with the Department of Health to ensure that individuals who were in close contact have been notified and will be quarantined at home for 14 days. read the notification letter

October 28 - Penn Medicine/LGH Educational Webinars

posted on October 28, 2020

Penn Medicine/LGH has released a series of helpful COVID-related webinars through Hempfield School District.

October 28 - Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide

posted on October 28, 2020

The U.S. Department of Education has released a new Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide to help parents and guardians to better understand digital learning tools, online safety, assessment resources, and laws governing privacy and safety.

October 15 - High School Probable Case Notification

posted on October 15, 2020

We have recently learned that a student or staff member at Lampeter-Strasburg High School is a probable case for COVID-19. We are NOT closing the high school, but will continue to clean and disinfect the school following recommendations from the CDC, and we have worked with the Department of Health to ensure that individuals who were in close contact have been notified and will be quarantined at home for 14 days. read the notification letter

October 14 - High School COVID Notification

posted on October 14, 2020

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

October 12 - Updated Spectator Guidelines

posted on October 12, 2020

On October 6, 2020, Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine signed an Amended Order for restrictions on mass gatherings that took effect on Friday, October 9, 2020. The District's Spectator Guidelines have been revised accordingly.

October 7 - High School COVID Notification

posted on October 7, 2020

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

October 2 - Spectator Guidelines Reverted

posted on October 2, 2020

On October 1, 2020, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals issued 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. As of October 1, the spectator guidelines have reverted back to the original 25/250 limitations.

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 - help.l-spioneers.org - 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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