March 13, 2020

Dear LM Community,

We apologize for the quick changes in information – as is the current nature of things! Just after sending the last coronavirus update we received the notice that Governor Wolf announced closure of Pennsylvania PreK-12 Schools for two weeks (or 10 business days).

LM School Closing:

Per Governor Wolf’s message, all Lancaster Mennonite school campuses will be closed for two weeks from March 16-27th. This also means all school activities are cancelled as well.

Initially, we are providing instructions for the first week, March 16-20. We will deliver four Flexible Instruction Days (FIDS) from Monday, March 16 to Thursday, March 19. Friday, March 20, was originally scheduled and continues to be scheduled as a no school day.

A decision for the second week’s instruction is pending. And at the end of the two weeks/ten days the state will reevaluate and decide whether continued closure is needed.

We are continuing to make the best decisions we can with the information currently at hand. We appreciate your ongoing patience and flexibility as we modify plans and do our best to keep students, families, employees and our community safe. We will continue to keep you updated as more information and decisions are available.

Prayers are appreciated for all in this moment of challenge.

Grace and Peace,

Dr. Pam Tieszen