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  • News January 25

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 1/25/2021 10:45:00 AM

    MORNING CAR RIDER DROP-OFF

    For the safety of everyone, please following the guidelines listed below as we recently have noticed several safety concerns for students, staff, and drivers. Also, if everyone is following the guidelines for entering and exiting the school safely and following the expected procedures for dropping off students in the car rider line, we can eliminate cars being lined up on Noll Drive, the process will be much quicker, but more importantly safer. 

    1. The first car(s) arriving at Rohrerstown must drive to the end of the sidewalk; a pylon (orange cone) is set up so that the first driver knows where to drive their car to & stop.
    2. The first five to six cars will form a single row. The single line will extend from the pylon to a barricade, which will be positioned in the driveway. At this point, a double line of cars will be formed. The double line of cars should extend to Noll Drive. Drivers should merge at the barricade in a 1-1 fashion. Please be considerate of each other as everyone will be able to drop-off their son/daughter. Do not drop-off any children in the outer line of cars as this is very dangerous; students should not be walking through a line of traffic. Students only can be dropped off from a car that is stopped alongside the curb/pavement.
    3. All students should be able to get out of the car and close the car door independently. Parents/guardians should not get out of the car.  This slows the drop-off line down,  and cars are backed up on Noll Drive. 
    4. As students are dropped off, the next set of cars will drive to the end of the sidewalk where the pylon is set up.
    5. All parents/guardians must use the drop-off lane. Several parents/guardians are parking their cars on both sides of the parking lot and walking through lanes of moving cars and/or buses. This is not safe and must stop.  Please use the drop-off lane.

    ROHRERSTOWN PTO MEETING

    Please join the Rohrerstown PTO for our next Zoom meeting is tonight, Monday, January 25 at 6:30 p.m.!


    Topic: Rohrerstown PTO Meeting
    Time: Jan 25, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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  • Details About COVID-19 Reporting Protocols & Community Chart Reporting

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 1/22/2021 11:30:00 AM

    We have received additional questions about our COVID-19 reporting protocols and Reporting to the Community chart, which is updated by 4:00 p.m. each school day. Specifically, this communication will cover two topics: explanation of the 14-day rolling period and the temporary closure threshold.

    What is the rolling 14-day period?

    A building’s 14-day rolling count begins with the date of the first COVID positive case. This date is either the date the individual was first symptomatic (if known) or the date the individual was tested. Only individuals who are physically present in the school setting while infectious count toward the number of cases in a school. 

    For example, if an in-person student was identified as COVID+ on December 1, and three more students in the building are identified as COVID+ cases on December 13, there are four total cases in the school’s rolling 14-day period until December 14. That is 14 days from the date that the first student was identified as a case. On December 14, the building’s 14-day rolling count would be reduced by one case to account for the student who was identified on December 1 but is no longer in quarantine/infectious. The other three students would then remain in the 14-day rolling period until December 26 (14 days from December 13).

    How does the district determine if a temporary closure is necessary?

    The temporary closure threshold range is based on the size of the school as indicated by the number of students enrolled in the building. When we reach a COVID+ case count that is within the building’s temporary closure threshold, we look at multiple factors including: 

    • Current COVID+ case counts and where they fall within the school’s 14 day rolling period. For example, will the case count be reduced soon, as explained above?
    • How are we doing with cleaning, disinfecting, and contact tracing?
    • Can we identify how an individual contracted COVID-19, either outside the school setting or within the building?
    • Do we have information about possible new cases?

    The PA Department of Health provides the temporary closure threshold range for each school. If there is the potential to exceed that range, we will need to make a temporary switch to virtual instruction.

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  • Kindergarten Registration is Open for the 2021-2022 School Year!

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 1/21/2021 11:00:00 AM

    Children residing in Hempfield School District who will be five years old prior to September 1, 2021 are eligible to begin kindergarten in the fall of 2021. We ask that households complete the online registration process no later than Monday February 22, 2021. To learn more visit www.hempfieldsd.org/kindergarten.

    3 Simple Steps to a Successful Countdown to Kindergarten!

    1. Create an account and complete the online enrollment. Check your inbox for a confirmation email. (Please use a current email address, as this email will be used for ongoing district communication.) Then, login to complete the online registration.
    2. Call the Student Services at 717-459-9009 to schedule a time to bring your child's birth certificate, proof of residency, immunization records, and parent photo ID to the Registration Office.
    3. Attend Virtual Kindergarten Orientation Night. Details to come soon. 

    We can’t wait to meet the class of 2034!

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  • Penn Medicine LGH COVID-19 Community Webinars: February 3

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 1/20/2021 10:15:00 AM

    Two Zoom webinars about the COVID-19 vaccine are being offered in partnership with Penn Medicine LGH to the Hempfield community. Both are Facilitated by: Jeffrey R. Martin, M.D., Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health Medical Director, Lancaster County Contact Tracing Program.

    These webinars will be recorded if you are unable to attend live. Zoom meeting details are as follows: 

    Title: COVID-19 Vaccine Get the Facts

    Date: February 3, 2021

    Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

    Zoom: hempfieldsd.zoom.us/j/93809137297

    Join by phone: 1-646-558-8656

    Meeting ID: 938 0913 7297 

    Description: A webinar for school employees, parents/guardians, and students. 

    • How do these vaccines work?
    • How effective are the vaccines?
    • How safe are the vaccines?
    • When will the vaccine be available to schools?
    • And much more...
    • Q & A

    Title: COVID-19 Vaccine Get the Facts

    Date: February 3, 2021

    Time: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

    Zoom: hempfieldsd.zoom.us/j/99260995147

    Join by phone: 1-646-558-8656

    Meeting ID: 992 6099 5147

    Description: A webinar for school employees, parents/guardians, and students.

    • How do these vaccines work?
    • How effective are the vaccines?
    • How safe are the vaccines?
    • When will the vaccine be available to schools?
    • And much more...
    • Q & A
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  • COVID-19 Community Update: Testing Available to Students & Staff

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 1/19/2021 12:15:00 PM

    Since August 2020, Hempfield School District has partnered with Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health (PMLGH) for medical guidance and consultative services related to COVID-19 and the school setting. Beginning in January 2021, PMLGH will partner with Hempfield School District to pilot COVID-19 testing for students and staff members, if specific health criteria are met. 

    Specifically, students and staff can receive immediate testing if there is a sudden onset of symptoms during the school day or if the student or staff member is in school and notified that day that they are a close contact to someone else who is COVID positive.

    We have set up a dedicated page on our HSD Coronavirus Update Center website with a section for frequently asked questions and more details regarding the specific criteria to meet for testing. Click here to go directly to the Hempfield COVID-19 Testing page

    Click here to watch Superintendent Mr. Bromirski announce this information in the January episode of our 2 Minute Talk.

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  • Reminder: Schools Closed Monday, January 18

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 1/15/2021 10:45:00 AM

    Monday, January 18, 2021 all Hempfield School District schools are closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Classes will be back in session on Tuesday, January 19.

    To see the full district calendar, click here.

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  • Reminder About COVID-19 Quarantine Protocols

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 1/14/2021 3:15:00 PM

    Our nursing staff is reminding families that we have detailed quarantine protocols on the HSD Coronavirus Update Center> Community Information Page.

    • If a student or staff member is quarantining because there is a COVID positive case in the home, there is a 14 day requirement for quarantine.
    • If a student or staff member is quarantining because of being a close contact of someone who is COVID positive, a 14 day quarantine is ideal. However, the exposed person can shorten their quarantine to 10 days if they are asymptomatic or if they are asymptomatic for seven days AND have a COVID test after day five with negative results.


    We are sharing this information again to help clarify questions from students or families. Should you need further information, please contact your school building health room nurse.

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  • 2020-21 Winter Weather Reminders

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 1/13/2021 1:15:00 PM

    Unplanned Early Dismissals

    In the event of an unplanned early dismissal, we will use our automated calling system to inform you of the dismissal. Any contact flagged as “Emergency” or “Lives With” within PowerSchool will receive a call. Notifications will also be posted to the normal Hempfield School District communication channels.

    Recess Winter Weather Guidelines

    Now that the weather has become more "winter-like," it is a good opportunity to remind parents of Hempfield's weather guidelines for recess.

    Anytime the “real feel” temperature, which factors the impact of wind chill on the actual temperature, drops below 20˚F, students will not be taken outside for recess. Principals will use their discretion if weather conditions are such that the real feel temperature has not dropped below 20˚F but believes the conditions to be unsuitable for students to be outside.

    Students should dress accordingly for the colder weather. Families in need of winter jackets, hats, or gloves may contact our Student Services Office, 717-459-9003.

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  • Hempfield Happenings: January 2021

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 1/11/2021 2:45:00 PM

    Click here to watch the January episode of Hempfield Happenings to learn about important topics and activities around our school district and in our community! Features include:

    • Wreaths Across America
    • Public Libraries
    • Students who are pen pals with St. Anne's Retirement Community residents
    • An interview with Hempfield School District Human Resources Director, Karen Hall
    • CMS Virtual Chess Tournament

    ...and more!
     
     

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  • Reminder: Schools Closed Monday, January 18

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 1/11/2021 11:00:00 AM

    Monday, January 18, 2021 all Hempfield School District schools are closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Classes will be back in session on Tuesday, January 19.

    To see the full district calendar, click here.

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