We hope you had an enjoyable summer, and are looking forward to the upcoming school year. Our first day of school for students in Grades 1-12 is Tuesday, August 23; kindergarten in our six elementary schools begins on Wednesday, August 24.
The information posted on this page is an overview of helpful information to prepare your family for the school year.
District Office Leadership Team
- Dr. Robin L. Felty, Superintendent
- Dr. Dale Reimann, Assistant Superintendent
- Mrs. Donna Robbins, Chief Operating Officer
- Mrs. Katelyn Barlet, Supervisor of Multilingual Learning
- Mr. Paul Barr, Supervisor of Special Education
- Mr. James Dierolf, Director of Food Services
- Mrs. Jaclyn Dudzic, Supervisor of Health Services
- Mr. Matthew Gillis, Director of Transportation
- Mr. Tom Koch, Director of Plant Services
- Mrs. Joni Lefever, Director of Pupil Services
- Mr. Dan Lyons, Director of Technology Services
- Mrs. ShaiQuana Mitchell, Director of Communications and Marketing
- Mrs. Courtney Nowak, Assistant Director of Pupil Services
- Mrs. Bette Oberle, Director of Safety, Security and Custodial Services
- Mrs. Jessica O’Gorman, Supervisor of K-12 English Language Arts & Federal Programs
- Dr. Sharon Schaefer, Director of Curriculum & Instruction
- Mrs. Jennifer Snyderman, Business Manager
- Mrs. Katherine Ward, Director of Human Resources, Title IX Coordinator
Dr. Nicole Irish, Principal
Dr. Andrew Martin, Principal
Ms. Travis Bash, Principal
Mrs. Smita Weakland, Principal
Ms. Lindsay Capoferri, Principal
Mrs. Elizabeth Edwards, Principal
Landis Run Intermediate School
Mr. William Gillis, Principal
Mr. Dana Schroedel, Assistant Principal
Dr. Erin Birk, Assistant Principal
Dr. Christine Resh, Principal
Mr. Andrew Hull, Assistant Principal
Mrs. Elizabeth Bender, Assistant Principal
Mr. David Rilatt, Principal
Ms. Tara Newhouse, Assistant Principal
Mrs. Laura Rakoczy, Assistant Principal
Mrs. Lisa Lyons, Assistant Principal
Mr. Matthew Johns, Dean of Students
Mr. Tim Hollenback, 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-2:30 pm 12:35 pm
Landis Run (5th-6th) 8:00 am-3:10 pm 1:15 pm
Elementary (K-4th) 9:00 am-3:40 pm 1:40 pm
MT Board of School Directors
Mr. Stephen Grosh, President
Mrs. April Weaver, Vice President
Mrs. Janet Carroll
Mrs. Joann Hentz
Mrs. Erin Hoffman
Dr. Keith Krueger
Mr. Michael Landis
Mrs. Nikki Rivera
Mrs. Kim Romano
Mrs. Jennifer Davidson, School Board Secretary (Non-voting member)
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 will be uploaded to the Sapphire Community Portal 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 director at email@example.com.
School Breakfast and Lunch
Nutritious and Affordable Meals Provided
Manheim Township School District is committed to providing our students and staff with high-quality nutritious and affordable school meals that meet or exceed National School Lunch and Breakfast Program guidelines.
The Food Services Department uses SchoolCafe as our online payment system. SchoolCafe is your one-stop-shop to make payments, view transaction histories, set purchase restrictions, and apply for free/reduced meals. Download the SchoolCafe app from the App Store or Google Play. You can access the website at www.schoolcafe.com. Families are encouraged to view online instructions on how to register with SchoolCafe and payments, access school breakfast and lunch menus, and sign up to receive the menus directly to your email address.
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 and Landis Run students turn payments into their homeroom teacher. A lock box is provided for Middle School and High School students to drop off payments.
Elementary Breakfast: $1.55
LRIS, MS, HS Breakfast: $1.55
Free & Reduced Breakfast: $0.00
Elementary Lunch: $2.45
LRIS/MS Lunch: $2.70
HS Lunch: $2.75
Reduced Lunch: $0.40
All students that live in the district have the opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities offered by the district.
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, mobile app, and social media to receive up-to-date information on closings and delays.