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 27th. 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. 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
Mrs. Elizabeth Edwards, 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) 8:00 am-3:10 pm 1:10 pm
Elementary (K-4th) 9:00 am-3:40 pm 1:40 pm
New this Year: Elementary Six-Day Cycle
Beginning the 2018-2019 school year, all elementary schools will utilize a six-day cycle. This will impact your child with regard to “specials” (Art, Music, P.E., Library). This is extremely helpful when school is closed for weather, in-service, holidays, etc. The cycle days resume once the students are back in school, so they will not miss a “special” day. Your child’s teacher will keep you informed of the upcoming cycle days.
MT Board of School Directors
Mrs. Nikki Rivera, President
Mr. Stephen Grosh, Vice President
Mr. Mark W. Anderson
Mrs. Janet Carroll
Mrs. JoAnn Hentz
Mr. Curtis Holgate
Mr. Bill Murry
Dr. John Smith
Mrs. Joyce Stephens
Board Work Sessions: Second Thursday of each month – 7:00 p.m. (Except July and December)
Board Meetings: Third Thursday of each month – 7:00 p.m. (Except July)
Location: School Board Work Sessions and School Board Meetings are held at the District Office unless otherwise noted. The public is invited to attend both the Work Session and the School Board meetings. Meeting agendas may be found on the website, under School Board, the week of the scheduled meeting.
Bus routing information is 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 email@example.com.
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.
New this year! The Food Services Department is excited to announce SchoolCafe as our new online payment system. SchoolCafe is your one-stop-shop to make payments, view menus, set purchase restrictions, and apply for free and reduced meals. Download the SchoolCafe app from the App Store or Google Play. You can access the website at www.schoolcafe.com Instructions on how to register with SchoolCafe and make payments can be found here.
As always, our school cafeterias accept checks or cash payments. Please send payments in a sealed envelope with your child’s full name written on the envelope/check memo line. Please make the check payable to MTSD Cafeteria Fund.
Elementary Breakfast: $1.45
LRIS, MS, HS Breakfast: $1.45
Free & Reduced Breakfast: $0.00
Elementary Lunch: $2.20
LRIS/MS Lunch: $2.45
HS Lunch: $2.50
Free & Reduced Lunch: $0.40
Inclement Weather Information
The announcement of school delays or closings will be posted to the district’s website, mobile app, and Facebook/Twitter page, as well as reported on the following local radio and television stations on or before 7:00 am:
WITF-FM 89.5 (Harrisburg) 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, and sign-up for News Flashes, 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.