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Arrival & Dismissal Procedures

Exiting Traffic Pattern

In an effort to increase student & community safety the exit from Manor onto Penn Valley Road will now be a Right Turn Only during arrival and dismissal times. This change will eliminate the dangerous situation that exists when vehicles attempt to enter and exit our lot from opposite directions. In addition, this change will help to increase the traffic flow of our parking lot reducing the wait time that currently exists and eliminating the interference with our students who cross Penn Valley Road towards North Park. A sign indicating this new policy has been installed near Manor's exit to alert our community.

Student Arrival by vehicle:
  1. As you enter the school from Penn Valley Road turn right to follow the parent drop-off loop to the student drop off stop line located in front of the Gym area.
  2. Never park in the crosswalk.
  3. Children should always exit cars on the passenger/curb side of your vehicle.
  4. If you need to enter the building for any reason, park in a designated space in the parking lot.
  5. Do Not Park in the drop-off lane and leave your car unattended.
  6. Pull forward to the student drop-off stop line when dropping off your child to allow for as many parents as possible to drop their children off at the same time.
  7. Parents/guardians must enter the building to sign in their child after 9:00 AM.
Dismissal Times :

We begin the dismissal of our students at approximately 3:30 and by 3:40 all students have been dismissed. The order of our dismissal procedures are as follows:
  1. Buses and shuttles
  2. Students being picked up by vehicle through Manor's main entrance
  3. Thornridge Walkers through the side cafeteria exit at the playground
  4. Birch Valley Walkers through the front door

Kindergarten Dismissal (PM):

All kindergarten students will be dismissed from the Main Door entrance. We will continue to ask parents to meet their kindergarten children at the Main Doors where the classroom teacher will release each student to his or her parents. If your child will be escorted by an older sibling at dismissal, they will continue to exit the building at the Main Doors. This dismissal will occur at approximately 3:25 PM.

Parents who meet their children at Manor for PM dismissal:

To allow our students a clear path to their bus, shuttle, or parent we ask that all parents or guardians who are waiting for their child NOT to go past the 50 th Anniversary Manor Benches unless you are the parent of a kindergarten student.

Parents of Thornridge Walkers:

If you plan on meeting your child at school to walk home please wait at the playground adjacent to our building near the cafeteria. This is the playground that students cross to reach the Thornridge section. There is a clearly identified crosswalk for students to utilize and an ample amount of room for parents to wait for their children at this location.


As a reminder, ONLY students in third, fourth, and fifth grade are permitted to ride a bike or scooter to school as long as we have a permission slip signed by their parent on file. In addition, students are reminded to wear their helmets and to WALK their bike or scooter through the dismissal area.

Dog & Pet Owners :

While many of us own dogs (including myself), bringing dogs or pets to our dismissal area is NOT permitted. Dogs can become startled at the sight of our students, buses, vehicles, parents, and other dogs. This, in turn, can present a situation for our students (especially our younger students) that is not safe.

Changes in Your Child’s Dismissal Plans:

Any change that is made in your child’s dismissal plan must be indicated in writing for your child’s teacher. This could include a change in how your child leaves (walker vs. vehicle rider) or even a change in who your child is leaving with for the day. If a student is planning to go home with a friend and arrangements have been made between both sets of parents we require that both students have notes from their parents indicating what the dismissal arrangement change that has been made for that day.

Dress Code

Student Dress Code Reminders
Throughout the school year and especially during warm weather we remind our students and their parents of the following dress code guidelines that are highlighted from the Pennsbury School District Student Conduct Policy:
  • Backless shoes of any type (including flip-flops) are discouraged due to safety concerns during recess and physical education.
  • Shorts must be no shorter than mid-thigh (fingertip length when arms are extended at sides).
  • Students are not permitted to wear string tank top shirts (girls), or muscle shirts (boys).
  • No wearing of hats, bandanas and other headwear in school, except for medical or religious purposes.
Students who violate the dress code policy will be removed from class and asked to make a parental contact in order to obtain attire that is more appropriate for school. Repeat offenders of the dress code policy will be subjected to progressive student discipline which may include recess detention.

Attendance Procedure

 Attendance Letter to Families August 2019
This letter, which can be viewed HERE, overviews attendance requirements and procedures 
Attendance Excuse Form
For an optional, fillable attendance excuse form, click here: 
When your student is going to be absent from school you can report the absense by calling 215-949-6770 ext. 10751 or you can email [email protected]

Educational Trip Requests

Although parents are urged to take pre-planned trips during planned school holidays; parents may request one educational family trip up to five (5) days per school year. Parents must file this request with the office at least five days prior to the planned educational trip. A formal permission slip must be filed and completed by both the child’s parents and the school principal. Days taken in excess of five days will be marked unlawful for attendance purposes. As a reminder, approval may be denied for the following reasons: Poor Academic Achievement, Excessive Absenteeism, Second Vacation Request within the School Year, or a Request that Exceeds Five School Days.

Electronic Devices

There are no public telephones in any of our elementary buildings. Therefore, telephone calls by our students are not permitted unless permission is given. Students may not use classroom telephones without specific permission from the teacher.

Students may not use cell phones to make phone calls or text message during school hours. We understand that some parents are concerned about emergency situations and feel that it is necessary for their child to have a cell phone available. While we discourage the possession of a cell phone in school, it is permissible if the parent writes permission for the child to carry it. The cell phone must be turned off and kept in the child’s backpack. It is not to be used during the school day for any purpose including making or taking phone calls, pictures, or text messages.

We would also like to remind students and their parents that after the first warning of a cell phone violation, parents will be notified and asked to pick up the device. Repeated offenses of the cell phone policy will lead to further disciplinary action. Please review this information with your children and help them understand the potential negative impact of electronic media.

Electronic devices such as video games, Nintendo DS, iPods, etc. are not allowed to be used during the school day. Pennsbury School District is not responsible for any damage, lost or stolen items. Thank you for your help in monitoring the use of this equipment.

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Manor Elementary
401 Penn Valley Road
Levittown, PA 19054-2919
Telephone: 215-949-6770
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