Welcome Back to School!
The MTSD Administration, School Board and our entire staff hope your family had an excellent summer. We are excited to welcome our students back to school on Monday, August 28th. We hope this school year will be an exciting and fulfilling year for your family.
The information posted on this page is an overview of helpful “back-to-school” information to help prepare your family for the first day of school. During the first week of school, students receive a packet of important information from your child’s school. Please read this information carefully to better acquaint yourself with policies, procedures and day-to-day school operations. We also offer an online calendar with up-to-date information on district events.
District Office Leadership Team
Dr. Robin L. Felty, Superintendent
Dr. Dale Reimann, Assistant Superintendent
Mrs. Donna Robbins, Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Anthony Aldinger, Director of Instructional Technology
Mrs. Marcie Brody, Communication Specialist
Mr. James Dierolf, Director of Food Services
Ms. Laura Heikkinen, Director of Business Operations
Ms. Katherine Heintzelman, Director of Human Resources
Mr. Tom Koch, Director of Plant Services
Mrs. Joni Lefever, Director of Pupil Services
Dr. Karen Nell, Director of Federal Programs, Curriculum and Instruction
Mrs. Bette Oberle, Transportation and Safety Coordinator
Mrs. Sharon Schaeffer, Principal
Mr. Andrew Martin, Principal
Ms. Travis Bash, Principal
Dr. Wendy Hancock, Principal
Mrs. Trudi Smith, Principal
Mr. Christopher Zander, Principal
Landis Run Intermediate School
Mr. Will Gills, Principal
Mr. Dana Schroedel, Assistant Principal
Dr. Joan Withum, Assistant Principal
Mrs. Karen Evans, Principal
Mr. Andrew Hull, Assistant Principal
Mrs. Christine Resh, Assistant Principal
Mr. David Rilatt, Principal
Mr. John Loose, Assistant Principal
Ms. Deborah Niemi, Principal on Assignment
Dr. Daniel Weber, Assistant Principal
Mr. Matthew Johns, Dean of Students
Mr. Roger Czerwinski, Athletic Director
School Hours Early Dismissals
High School (9th-12th) 7:30 am-2:30 pm 12:35 pm
Middle School (7th-8th) 7:25 am-2:35 pm 12:40 pm
Landis Run (5th-6th) 8:05 am-3:15 pm 1:15 pm
Elementary (K-4th) 9:00 am-3:40 pm 1:40 pm
Bus routing information was mailed to every eligible student by mid-August. Students may only ride on their assigned buses and only Manheim Township students are permitted to ride the buses. A student needs written authorization from the district to ride on any bus except the one to which he or she is assigned.
Students should be at their designated stop ten minutes before the scheduled pick up time. Please be patient the first several days of school as buses generally run behind schedule the first several days. Historically, the schedules fall into place within two weeks and we ask that requests for changes be made in writing after this adjustment period.
The District encourages adult supervision at the bus stop for younger, immature or new riders. The District also recommends a yearly review of safety concerns with your children. Students are expected to follow the same behavior guidelines on the bus as they do in their school. Audio and video recorders are on each bus and any inappropriate behavior may result in the revocation of bus riding privileges. The cooperation of the contractor, drivers, parents, students and administration is critical for the safe and efficient operation of our transportation service.
Please contact Brightbill Transportation with any bus operation concerns at 519-1506. Scheduling and routing concerns should be directed to the transportation coordinator at 560-3092 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nutritious and Affordable Lunches Provided
Manheim Township School District is committed to providing our students and staff with high-quality nutritious and affordable school lunches that meet or exceed National School Lunch and Breakfast Program guidelines.
All students are given a cafeteria account in our MySchoolBucks system through which meals can be paid. Funds of any amount may be placed on student accounts through building cashiers or via online. Make checks payable to: Manheim Township School District – Cafeteria Fund.
Visit the Food Services website on Manheim Township’s home page (www.mtwp.net/district/food-service/) for details on how to pay for meals online, and to sign up for parent access that enables you to view your student’s account.
Elementary Breakfast: $1.35
LRIS, MS, HS Breakfast: $1.35/$2.10
Free & Reduced Breakfast: $0.00
Elementary Lunch: $2.20
LRIS/MS Lunch: $2.45
HS Lunch: $2.50/$3.50
Inclement Weather Delays and Closings Information
The announcement of school delays or closings will be posted to the district’s website and Facebook/Twitter page, and Mobile App, as well as reported on the following local radio and television stations on or before 7:00 am:
WITF-FM 99.9 (Lancaster)
WDAC- 94.5 FM
WHP-TV (CBS) (UPN 15)
When weather conditions develop during the day and the district decides to close schools early, high school and middle school students will be dismissed first, followed by Landis Run students and then elementary students. Parents of elementary students should have an emergency plan prepared in case of an early dismissal.
We always keep the safety of our students and staff forefront in our decision-making, however sometimes, as we all know, the weather throws us a curve ball. Please remember to always check our website to receive up-to-date information on closings and delays.
MTSD is active on Facebook and Twitter. Follow us for student news, school reminders, weather announcements and community events.