MES News

  • Immunizations Required for Attendance During the 2021-2022 School Year

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 5/7/2021 12:00:00 PM

    For the 2021-22 school year, we are asking parents/guardians to plan ahead for the following health documents and immunizations. Being prepared allows our Hempfield School District nurses to best serve our students.

    The following exams must be conducted for the listed incoming grades, as required by PA Public School Code. Printable forms can be found at


    Certain immunizations are also required for all children attending Pennsylvania schools, in accordance with PA Public School Code. The Immunization Law in Pennsylvania requires that all students have required immunizations by the first day of school unless the child has a medical or religious/philosophical exemption. All students must have at least one dose of the vaccinations listed below or risk exclusion.

    For attendance in all grades, students need the following:

    • 4 doses of tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis
    • 4 doses of polio
    • 2 doses of measles, mumps, and rubella
    • 3 doses of hepatitis B
    • 2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) or evidence of immunity


    If a child does not have all of the doses listed above, needs additional doses of the next dose, and the next dose is not medically appropriate, the child must provide an alternative medical plan within the first five days of school for obtaining the required immunizations or risk exclusion.

    In addition, the vaccines required for entrance into grades 7 and 12 are as follows:

    Grade 7 Students

    • 1 dose of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap) on the first day of 7th grade
    • 1 dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV) on the first day of 7th grade


    Grade 12 Students

    • 1 dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV) on the first day of 12th grade. If one dose was given at 16 years of age or older, that shall count as the twelfth grade dose.

    Please send updated immunization records with your student as soon as possible or no later than Tuesday, August 24, 2021.

    For incoming Kindergarten students, please be sure that any immunization records have been provided to the building school nurse prior to entrance in August. Private physical exam forms and dental forms can be completed and returned to the nurse as well.

    Any student who does not have the required vaccinations will receive additional personal communication. If you have questions or concerns, please contact your school office.

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  • School Board Meeting: May 11

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 5/6/2021 11:00:00 AM

    The Board of Directors of the Hempfield School District will convene a meeting of the Board on May 11, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Primary public participation for this meeting is through Zoom, our virtual meeting platform. 

    If a Hempfield resident is requesting to address the board during the public comment portion of the meeting, or a resident would like to sign up to attend the meeting in person, please contact the Board’s Recording Secretary at 717-898 5564 or by Tuesday, May 11 at 4:00 p.m.

    The public may join as attendees using Zoom. Please click the link below to join the webinar:

    Or One tap mobile :

        US: +13126266799,,81810498800#  or +16465588656,,81810498800#

    Or Telephone:

        Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

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    Webinar ID: 818 1049 8800

        International numbers available:

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  • MES Car Rider Reminder

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 5/5/2021 2:45:00 PM


    Please remember to put your car rider tag on the front dash of your car for the next couple weeks as not all teachers and staff know each car. Thank you for your cooperation.

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  • Early Dismissal: May 7, 2021

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 5/3/2021 10:30:00 AM

    Hempfield School District schools will have an early dismissal on Friday, May 7, 2021. Dismissals are as follows:

    • Hempfield High School Students will be dismissed at 12:50 p.m.
    • Middle Schools will be dismissed at 12:40 p.m.
    • Elementary Schools will be dismissed at 1:30 p.m.
      • Kindergarten sessions as follows:
        • Morning Session 9:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
        • Afternoon Session 11:40 a.m. - 1:30 p.m

    Classes will be back in session on Monday, May 10, 2021. To see the full district calendar, click here.

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  • COVID-19 Community Information: Student & Family Vaccines Now Available

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 4/30/2021 2:30:00 PM

    Student & family vaccines are now available at the Lancaster County Community Vaccination Center for people aged 16 and older. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

    Download a PDF of an informational flyer with this same information here.

    Click. Call. Or Walk in.

    Lancaster County Community Vaccination Center

    • 600 Park City Center
    • Lancaster, PA 17601


    Open 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Every Day


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  • Hempfield Happenings: May 2021

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 4/30/2021 2:15:00 PM

    Watch the May episode of Hempfield Happenings to learn about important topics and activities around our school district and in our community!

    In this episode, student journalists feature coverage on the Hempfield High School MORP event, bus driver shortages, how elementary school specials are being conducted during COVID-19, the highlights of Hug your Dog Day, and more!

    Click here to watch Hempfield Happenings.

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  • Grade 6 Cyber Safety Lesson: May 6

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 4/28/2021 3:20:00 PM

    An officer from our local township is coming to Mountville for a classroom lesson on cyber safety and social media with our 6th graders on May 6, 2021. Parents/Guardians are to check teachers Schoology pages for additional information. If you have any questions or concerns please contact your student's classroom teacher and or Mrs. Foote.

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  • MES Kindergarten Lunch Experience: May 19

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 4/28/2021 3:15:00 PM

    Current Kindergarten students and families,

    Welcome to the world of school meals! The Food Services Staff is here to provide your child with good nutrition, fun and lots of new adventures in dining.

    The Kindergarten Lunch Experience at Mountville Elementary School is an activity where your child comes to the cafeteria and enjoys a great school lunch! This will happen on Wednesday, May 19. This activity is used to help transition your kindergarten student into the first grade.

    Lunch is provided free this year!

    Food Nutrition Program Information 

    Meal portions and menu items are based on the nutritional needs of children at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.  We strive to provide meals that are nutritious and appealing and have found this to be a wonderful opportunity to introduce new food items to the students.

    In a typical year, the price for a school lunch is $2.45 for full pay students, $0.40 for students whose families qualify for reduced price meals, or free lunch for the students whose families qualify for free meals.

    For future payments, parents can electronically deposit funds into their child’s meal account by using our on-line service: MySchoolBucks accessed at  The cost of this service for each credit or debit transaction is $2.49. You may also send cash/check with your student by using the prepay envelopes going forward; they can be obtained at the school cafeteria.  Teachers will collect envelopes and send them to the cafeteria daily.  Payments are deposited directly into the student’s individual Cafeteria Account as they are received.

    Remaining funds in the student’s account at the end of the school year will be available for use in the next school year.  All negative balances are to be settled immediately and must be paid prior to the end of the current school year.

    Monthly Menus are posted on your student’s school webpage each month.     

    Free & Reduced Price Meals:  Families who feel they may qualify for free or reduced price meals, (breakfast and lunch), may apply online at  This online application is easy, convenient and confidential.  Eligibility is based on family size and gross income. You will be notified by mail as to whether or not you qualify for free or reduced price meals. 

    Please go to to apply for free and reduced price meals for the 2021-2022 school year.  Applications should be completed after July 12, 2021 for the 2021 - 2022 school year  

    Dietary Restrictions:  If your child has special dietary restrictions (i.e. food allergies, diabetes, eating restrictions, etc.), you must complete a Medical Plan of Care Form and have it signed by your child’s physician.  Forms are available from the school nurse, the Food Services Office or on our website at: (Document:  Medical Plan of Care Form). 

    Please contact the Food Services Office at (717) 898-5566 with any questions. We are pleased to offer breakfast and lunch to our students and staff every school day and look forward to meeting your kindergarten student!

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  • PTO: Teacher/ Staff Snack Sign-Up

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 4/28/2021 3:00:00 PM

    It's almost the end of school year let continue to provide snacks for the teacher and staff.

    The Mountville PTO is requesting the help of all the parents/ guardians to yet again fill our Teacher/ Staff faculty Room with snacks and drinks. This time around we are looking to make this ongoing. We will keep this sign up open until the end of the school year for everyone to pick an item/ items that fits in your schedule to drop off to the office.
    There is NO due date and this will be on going for the coming weeks!

    Please remember to add exactly what it is you are donating in the comment section and label the items for Teacher/Staff faculty lounge and either have your student walk it in to the office or you can drop off in the front vestibule.

    Sign-Up Link:

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  • Mountville PTO Minutes Available

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 4/28/2021 3:00:00 PM

    The April 2021 Mountville PTO minutes are available for you to review. Click here to read them.

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