Return to Learn Update 9/9/20

Schmucker Middle School

Hybrid & Virtual Details

Please note the additions and changes in bold.


Students in sixth through eighth grade have the choice of hybrid in person instruction or remain with virtual instruction beginning September 21, 2020. One questionnaire MUST be completed for each middle school child. If you have children attending a P-H-M elementary school or Penn High School, you must complete a different questionnaire for those students. (You will receive a newsletter including an additional questionnaire from the principals of those buildings as well). Please complete this questionnaire by this Friday, September 11th.

The Hybrid in person instruction plan is as follows:

Mondays - all students will attend virtual instruction at home. School day will be from 9:05am - 4:00pm.


The in person school days (Tuesday - Friday) usual start time will be delayed by 30 minutes in order for teachers to connect with those students who have chosen virtual instruction. Bus schedule pick up times will be adjusted to accommodate for the later start. Families who request bus transportation through this questionnaire can check the Infofinder i program (on the P-H-M website) to find out their students' specific bus pickup and drop off times and locations.


Tuesdays and Wednesdays - students with the last name beginning with A-L will attend in person. As a result of the delay, bus drop off time will be at 9:20am and the in person school day will be from 9:35am - 4:00pm. Students with the last name beginning with M-Z will attend virtual instruction at home with the school day running from 8:50am - 4:00pm.

Thursdays and Fridays - students with the last name beginning with M-Z will attend in person. As a result of the delay, bus drop off time will be at 9:20am and the in person school day will be from 9:35am - 4:00pm.. Students with the last name beginning with A-L will attend virtual instruction at home with the school day running from 8:50am - 4:00pm.

Universal masking will be a requirement. Students will be given instruction related to all of the safety protocols which have been put in place due to COVID-19.

The Virtual instruction plan is as follows:


Virtual learning will continue to be a blend of instructional videos, independent guided practice and daily live check ins with their current classroom teachers. All class periods will start with a live Google Meet where virtual students will connect with their teacher/class. Teachers will also hold virtual office hours on Tuesday - Friday to support virtual students from 8:50am - 9:20am.

ACTION NEEDED - Complete this Questionnaire by Friday, September 11th

Example Student Schedule

Below are examples of student schedules. Please note, that times may vary depending on each student's schedule.
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Return to Learn 2.0 Update - District Overview

Click here to review the district overview of the return to learn plans.

Return to Learn Plan - Schmucker Middle School

Click here to review the Return to Learn Plan for Schmucker Middle School.

Safety, Food Service, & Transportation Videos

Please view the following videos that detail safety, food service, and transportation information.
Return to Learn Safety Modifications, Cleaning
Return to Learn Safety Modifications, Food Service
Return to Learn Safety Modifications, Transportation

Attention New Students & 6th Grade Students

More information will be coming soon about an opportunity for our new students and 6th grade students to visit Schmucker prior to the first day of face to face instruction with the hybrid model.

Classroom Layouts

Please see the video below to view some classroom layouts at Schmucker.
Schmucker Middle School 50% and 75% Room Spacing

September 10th & 11th Update

On September 10th and 11th, students will have a live check-in time with their teacher during advisory. For the remainder of the day, students will complete assignments and learning activities that are posted on Canvas. Teachers will be dedicating these two days to prepare their rooms for face to face instruction.

Transportation Reminder

Bus transportation information is now available.


Tools for accessing your child’s school bus information:

Want to know your child’s bus route? Enter your home address and infoFinder i will show you route information such as scheduled stop times and locations.


Click here for other PHM transportation details.