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  • 2018-2019 School Year: Student Immunizations

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 8/13/2018 2:45:00 PM

    Pennsylvania state health rules now require that children are vaccinated by the first day of school which is Thursday, August 23, 2018. In addition, the new regulations require additional vaccines, specifically for students entering grades 7 and 12. To read more about the specific requirements, click here.

    Click here for details about free immunization clinics at Ephrata Church of Brethren and throughout Lancaster County.

    Unless the child has a medical or religious/philosophical exemption, a child must have had the required vaccines or risk exclusion from school. If you have not yet provided medical certification, please send updated immunization records with your student on Thursday, August 23. Any student who does not have the required vaccinations will receive additional personal communication.

    If you have questions or concerns, please contact your school nurse.

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  • Send Updated Immunization Records with your Student

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 8/6/2018 2:50:00 PM

    Pennsylvania state health rules now require that children are vaccinated by the first day of school which is Thursday, August 23, 2018. In addition, the new regulations require additional vaccines, specifically for students entering grades 7 and 12.

    To read more about the specific requirements, click here.

    Unless the child has a medial or religious/philosophical exemption, a child must have had the required vaccines or risk exclusion from school.

    If you have not yet provided medical certification, please send updated immunization records with your student on Thursday, August 23. 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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  • 2018-2019 Elementary School Supply Lists

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 7/31/2018 9:15:00 AM

    We are preparing for another successful school year at Hempfield School District!

    To ensure that our students are equipped to learn, we are providing school supply lists, organized by grade level. Please bring the following items listed to school on your first day. Your classroom teacher may require additional items and will communicate those needs directly with students.

    If parents/guardians are unable to supply these materials for their student(s) based on financial need, please contact the building principal or the district's Student Services Office at 717-459-9009. 

    Click here to download a PDF of our 2018-2019 Elementary School Supply Lists or review the list below.

    Kindergarten

    • #2 Pencils - Sharpened
    • Elmers Glue Sticks
    • Crayola Crayons - 24 Pack
    • Large Block Erasers
    • Expo Dry Erase Markers
    • Plastic Pencil Box

    Grade 1

    • #2 Pencils - Sharpened
    • Elmers Glue Sticks
    • Crayola Crayons - 24 Pack
    • Large Block Erasers
    • Expo Dry Erase Markers
    • Plastic Pencil Box
    • Highlighter

    Grade 2

    • #2 Pencils - Sharpened
    • Elmers Glue Sticks
    • Crayola Crayons - 24 Pack
    • Large Block Erasers
    • Expo Dry Erase Markers
    • Highlighter

    Grade 3

    • #2 Pencils - Sharpened
    • Elmers Glue Sticks
    • Crayola Crayons - 24 Pack
    • Large Block Erasers
    • Expo Dry Erase Markers
    • Highlighter
    • Post-it Notes (3” x 3”)
    • Colored Pencils

    Grade 4

    • #2 Pencils - Sharpened
    • Elmers Glue Sticks
    • Crayola Crayons - 24 Pack
    • Large Block Erasers
    • Expo Dry Erase Markers
    • Highlighter
    • Post-it Notes (3” x 3”)
    • Colored Pencils

    Grade 5

    • #2 Pencils - Sharpened
    • Elmers Glue Sticks
    • Crayola Crayons - 24 Pack
    • Large Block Erasers
    • Expo Dry Erase Markers
    • Highlighter
    • Post-it Notes (3” x 3”)
    • Colored Pencils
    • Pens

    Grade 6

    • #2 Pencils - Sharpened
    • Elmers Glue Sticks
    • Crayola Crayons - 24 Pack
    • Large Block Erasers
    • Colored Pencils
    • Fine-Tip Sharpies
    • Post-It Notes (3” x 3”)
    • Highlighters
    • Pens
    • Expo Dry Erase Markers

    Optional Classoom Items

    • Tissues
    • Hand Sanitizers

    If you are interested in making a monetary donation to assist families in emergency situations, please contact the Student Services Office at 717-459-9009. 

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  • 1:1 Info for the 18-19 School Year

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 7/30/2018 9:10:00 AM

    The 2018-2019 school year will be the fourth year of Hempfield’s 1:1 iPad program. All students in grades K-12 will be issued an iPad for use at school, and optionally, to take home. Many individuals throughout the district have been researching and working on this program over the last four years and it has been exciting to see teachers and students develop and explore new methods and activities for teaching and learning at Hempfield. We look forward to the continued expansion of 1:1 to all grade levels.

    As mentioned above, the home use portion of the 1:1 program is optional, but strongly encouraged by the district. Many educational resources and classroom tools will be accessible via the web, but we prefer that students use their individual device to access this content at home. A number of safeguards and security measures are present on the iPads to block inappropriate content and all apps are directly approved by the district prior to installation.

    If your child will NOT be participating in the home use portion of the iPad 1:1 program, there’s nothing more you need to do. Your child’s iPad will be set up for use in class during the first days of school.

    If you would like your child to participate in the home use portion of the program please complete the following steps:

    1. Required Usage Agreement. Sign the iPad 1:1 Usage Agreement and bring it along to an early pickup day or send it along with your child on the first day of school. The Usage Agreement must be signed and received before an iPad can be taken home. Students who previously participated in the take home portion of the 1:1 program do not have to submit a new agreement. 

    2. Insurance: Please read the included instructions for insurance. If you wish to pay the $30 insurance fee from home using a credit card, sign into MySchoolBucks and purchase the 1:1 iPad Insurance from the School Store. After signing in, select School Store > Featured Items. Choose the iPad Tech Fee, select your child, and add the item to your shopping cart. Credit cards will also be accepted on-site during the early pickup days. Insurance must be purchased by September 21, 2018.

    If you wish to pay by check, bring the check to an early pickup day or send it with your student on the first day of school in a sealed, marked envelope.

    2. Early Pick Up: Early pick up days will be held throughout August. The signed Usage Agreement must be brought along or have been turned in prior to pick up. Once this is completed, we will issue you an iPad and walk you through the setup process.

    Please note: iPads will only be handed out to parents or other adults listed as emergency contacts in Sapphire. High school students with a photo ID can pick up their own iPads.

    3. General Distribution: If you cannot make the early pick up dates, send the signed iPad Use Agreement and payment, if applicable, along with your child on the first day of school. It may take a few days before the paperwork is processed and the iPad can be sent home.

    Early Pick Up Days

    Students who turned in their iPad at the end of the school year will pick it up again on the first day of school in homeroom. For students in grades 4, 7, and 10, early pickup days are available in August:

    • Monday, August 6, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, August 8, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, August 11, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    • Tuesday, August 14, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    Landisville Middle School Gymnasium

    340 Mumma Drive, Landisville, PA 17538

    Birds eye view of Landisville Middle School

    Please use the stadium/cafeteria/gym parking lot on the side of LMS and enter by the cafeteria.

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  • Board Announces New Superintendent of Schools

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 6/28/2018 2:55:00 PM

    Since the announcement of Dr. Chris Adams’ intent to retire, the Hempfield Board of School Directors has engaged in a comprehensive, rigorous statewide search to name his successor. The process to select the next superintendent included listening to input from students, administrators, faculty and staff, as well as community members. An application period yielded 19 applicants. Seven pre-screened, well-qualified candidates subsequently participated in personal interviews, followed by thoughtful input and deliberation amongst the board members.

    The board is delighted to announce an agreement with Mr. Michael Bromirski to become the next Superintendent of Hempfield School District. In addition to being the district’s current Assistant Superintendent since July of 2015, Mike has served in the field of education for 21 years, first as an elementary teacher, then, subsequently, as a building and district administrator. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary and Kindergarten Education from The Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Education in Elementary Education from Bloomsburg University. In June 2018, he completed a Master of Business Administration program at Elizabethtown College, and this degree is expected to be conferred in August 2018. Mr. Bromirski’s K-12 Principal Certification is from The Pennsylvania State University (Great Valley) and his Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility is from Edinboro College.

    Formal approval of Mr. Bromirski’s contract is anticipated at the July 10 Hempfield School Board Meeting. The Board looks forward to working with district leadership, as well as Hempfield's dynamic staff to ensure a seamless transition for district educational programming and operations. Transition specifics will be fully articulated through future communications over the course of the coming weeks and months.

    Additionally, the Board wishes Dr. Adams all the best in advance of his early 2019 retirement. We are appreciative of his 34 years of public education service, 11 of which were at Hempfield School District, the last three years as superintendent. Dr. Adams has always been a staunch advocate for students and an outstanding mentor to a generation of teachers and administrators.   

    We also wish to thank the various stakeholders who provided insights and opinions during this process. Our decision is the culmination of intense efforts to find a candidate with a skill set and leadership vision that will enable Hempfield to continue its tradition of providing an outstanding educational experience. We are confident that Mr. Bromirski will fulfill that promise. 

    Final thanks are owed to the Lancaster-Lebanon IU 13 for its highly commendable facilitation of the search process and the professional, confidential manner in which it operated.

    Thank you –

    The Hempfield Board of School Directors

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  • Elementary School Report Cards

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 6/7/2018 2:45:00 PM

    Thursday, June 7, 2018 report cards for students whose parents are set to receive a hard copy should be sent home with the student at dismissal. Electronic report cards will be posted and available on the Sapphire Community Web Portal by 5:00 p.m.

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  • Student Meal Account Balances Due Tomorrow

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 6/6/2018 2:20:00 PM

    Please note, student meal accounts must be paid in full by tomorrow, Thursday, June 7. If you have any questions or need your child's school cafeteria manager or call the Food Service Office at 717-898-5566.

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  • CES Summer Library

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 6/1/2018 1:45:00 PM

    Camp out with a good book this summer! Check out books for the whole summer, or come back each time on Wednesdays June 20, July 11, and August 15 from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. at the CES Library. Students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

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  • Thanks to our Homework/Study Time Program Volunteers

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 5/31/2018 11:35:00 AM

    A special thank you to our Morning Homework/Study Time Program volunteers. We are fortunate to have three to five awesome volunteers each day to work with our students. Many of the primary students reread their guided leveled books, practice spelling patterns and skills, and build sight word automaticity. Basic math facts are drilled, as time allows. Any student is welcome to catch up on homework, make up tests or work, study for tests, and more. We could not offer this morning support without you! The CES staff and students cannot say "thanks enough" to our fabulous Morning Homework Team!

    Children sitting at a long table with papers and pens ready to write as the proctor instructs.

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  • Fifth Grade Students of the Month: April and May

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 5/31/2018 11:20:00 AM

    Congratulations to the CES fifth grade Students of the Month for April and May!

    Three students stand in a row in front of a tree, each child holding a certificate.

    Three students stand side by side holding certificates in front of a tree.

     

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