FES News

  • CHIP Health Care Coverage for Children

    Posted by Cheryl Irwin-Bass on 8/9/2022 2:00:00 PM

    Pennsylvania’s Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) covers uninsured children and teens up to age 19 who are not eligible for Medical Assistance. No family earns too much to qualify. For many families, CHIP is free; for others it is low cost. 

    CHIP provides quality, comprehensive health insurance for:

    • Routine check-ups
    • Prescriptions
    • Hospitalization
    • Dental
    • Eye care
    • Eyeglasses
    • Behavioral care
    • and much more

    For details, click here for the CHIP flyer, available in English and Spanish.

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  • Important Upcoming Dates

    Posted by Alicia Jay on 8/8/2022 4:45:00 PM

    We look forward to the start of a wonderful school year! Here are some important dates to note.

    Thursday, August 18 from 10:00-11:00 AM. We invite students and their families to visit the building, see their classrooms and meet their teachers.

    First Day of School:
    Tuesday, August 23. Doors open at 8:40 AM. For grades 1-6, this is a regular full day ending at 3:30 PM. Kindergarteners do NOT stay for their full session on this first day. Instead, each kindergartener will receive a letter explaining their assigned scheduled time of an hour where a parent/guardian will stay with the student to help in acclimating them to school. 

    Back to School Night:
    Thursday, September 1 from 7:00-8:30 PM. Your child’s teacher will meet with parents as a group and explain their classroom goals for the upcoming school year.

    Teacher Assignment Letters:  A letter containing students’ teacher assignments will be mailed at the end of this week, so be on the lookout for an envelope from Farmdale!

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  • PowerSchool Now Open for 2022-2023 School Year

    Posted by Brooke Fisher on 8/8/2022 12:00:00 PM

    PowerSchool is now open for students and parents to access for the new school year. As a reminder, on July 19, student and staff logins to PowerSchool and Schoology were integrated with Office 365. Parent logins for PowerSchool have not changed.

    For parents, there were two minor changes to Schoology logins:

    • Parents will need to log into Schoology via the main page at https://www.schoology.com. The former login page at https://schoology.hempfieldsd.org will no longer work for parents.
    • Parents will now use their email address to log into Schoology rather than a username. This email address is the same one you registered for PowerSchool and Schoology with. Your Schoology password has not changed and can still be viewed after logging into PowerSchool.


    Please contact the Technology Department at (717) 898-5596 if you have trouble accessing Schoology or PowerSchool or need help creating your account.

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  • Successful Popsicles on the Playground Event

    Posted by Alicia Jay on 8/4/2022 4:45:00 PM

    Last Thursday, we held a Popsicles on the Playground Event–tennis edition! Students and their families had the opportunity to join us for tennis drills and games organized by our Principal, Mrs. Pearson, along with Cathy Shaak, from USTA, and Katie Miller, Hempfield Rec Director of Tennis Development. (See fun photos below.)

    Besides playing tennis, kids and their families had fun on the playground equipment, playing gaga ball, enjoying time in the reading nook, and of course, eating popsicles on a hot day. Thank you to the staff who volunteered their time as well as the students and families who came to play!

    If your child is interested in tennis, there are a variety of opportunities available at the Hempfield Recreation Center. 


    Hempfield Rec Center is home to the Koser Jewelers Tennis Challenge, a professional tennis tournament that brings world-class singles and doubles players to Landisville from all over the world.  The event will take place August 8-14 and is FREE to the public.  

    Friday, August 12th is Kids Day, a free event for kids children ages 4-14.   There will be six courts of tennis fun and games from 10-11:30 for those who register.


    students playing tennis on playground at FES

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  • Important Information for Students Interested in Cross Country

    Posted by Cheryl Irwin-Bass on 8/3/2022 4:00:00 PM

    Rising students into CMS or LMS who have an interest in running Jr. Cross Country need to have their PIAA physical and an ATS portal set up as early as possible. When setting up the ATS portal, please make sure to select Jr High Cross Country, not Cross Country. 


    Practices will be held at LMS, M-F from 3-4:30 pm.  There will be an activity bus that transports CMS students to LMS.  Please click on the link below for directions to set up your ATS portal and get your PIAA physical paperwork.  Students can also join our Schoology Group by using code: 7WRWQ-9KNN2
    Any questions, please contact Coach Willman at clint_willman@hempfieldsd.org


    Physical Paperwork

    ATS Portal Setup

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  • Attention Rising 7th Grade Girls Interested in Playing Jr. High Soccer

    Posted by Cheryl Irwin-Bass on 8/1/2022 3:00:00 PM

    There will be two open field opportunities in August:

    Wednesday, August 10 at the Quad from 6-7:30 pm

    Wednesday, August 17 at the field near LPC from 6-7:30 pm


    Official tryouts will begin Monday, August 22 at 3:30 pm on the field near LPC. All students interested in trying out must have a completed PIAA physical uploaded to the Athletic Training System Portal prior to tryouts.  

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  • Last Chance to Register for Black Knight Youth Soccer Camp

    Posted by Cheryl Irwin-Bass on 8/1/2022 10:00:00 AM

    WHO: Hempfield students entering grades 1-6 (2022/23)

    WHEN: August 8 - 11 (8-10 am)

    WHERE: Hempfield High School Quad Turf Fields


    Register HERE!


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  • Celebrate National Book Lovers Day with Hempfield School District on Tuesday, August 9!

    Posted by Brooke Fisher on 8/1/2022 9:00:00 AM

    The Communications department is seeking short videos (20 seconds or less) or photos of HSD students and staff showing off their favorite summer reads. In your video or photo caption, tell us what you loved most about your book choice. Please include your name and school in your submission.

    Submissions should be e-mailed to communications@hempfieldsd.org by 4:00 p.m. on August 8 for your chance to be featured on HSD's social media on Book Lovers Day!

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  • Free and Reduced Meals Update: Universal Access to Free School Meals Has Ended

    Posted by Brooke Fisher on 7/27/2022 4:00:00 PM

    Universal access to free school meals, that was made available for the past two school years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has come to an end. The federal funding for the program was not renewed for the upcoming school year. Therefore, only eligible families will receive free or reduced meals upon successful completion of the application process for the 2022-23 school year.

    An application for an eligible family must be completed, at any time, for every school year. Applications are approved based on federal standards for family size and income.

    To apply for Free and Reduced Meals for the upcoming school year, please visit the Food Services Department page. The page includes resources such as:


    The Food Services Department page also includes information on school menus, SchoolCafé login information, meal prices, payment options, nutritional information, and much more!

    Questions regarding Free and Reduced Meals can be directed to the Food Services Department at (717) 898-5566.

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  • Save the Date for Hempfield Spirit Night at the Barnstormers: September 15, 2022

    Posted by Brooke Fisher on 7/27/2022 11:00:00 AM

    Mark your calendar for September 15, 2022 for Hempfield School Spirit Night at the Barnstormers! All students get a free ticket and parent/guardian/family tickets are only $5. 

    The first 500 students receive a free hat courtesy of sponsor, Student Transportation of America. To secure your tickets, click here.

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