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Covid-19 Health and Safety Overview

Please CLICK HERE for PHM Safety Protocols. Please CLICK HERE for specific details that pertain to Penn.

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Back-to-School Bash set for Friday, Sept. 17


The Silver Mile Back-to-School Bash, hosted by the P-H-M Education Foundation, is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 17. It is a super fun event and every school that has at least 20 percent participation with advanced registrations will receive a grant from PHMEF to use on anything your school might need.

PHMEF supports programs and grants for innovation in all 15 P-H-M schools and we are excited to get our school families together at this outdoor event taking place at TCU Freed Field and Jordan Automotive Baseball Stadium. Plus, you get free admission to the Penn/Elkhart football game following the event with your entry in the Silver Mile. Don't miss out!! Register today at under the events tab. Contact with any questions.

Academic Teams meeting set for Thursday, Sept. 16

An informational meeting for all Penn Academic Teams will be held on Thursday, Sept. 16, in Room 161/163 from 3:30-4 p.m. If students are unable to attend, please review the following slides to gather information about coaches, meeting times, meeting dates, and fees.


he PHM DVT/Planetarium will be showing LEGENDS OF THE NIGHT SKY: PERSEUS/ANDROMEDA & FALL NIGHT SKY LIVE on Thursday, Sept. 16, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens and can be pre-ordered by visiting, or they can be purchased with cash, check, or card 30 minutes before the show starts. The DVT is located inside Bittersweet Elementary.

Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus/Andromeda engages the audience with a wonderful story filled with humorous and exciting characters, and also engages their desire to learn about astronomy. This educational and entertaining laser show is for adults as well as children. Aesop the owl and Socrates the mouse tell how Perseus saves Andromeda from Cetus the Sea Monster. After the show, join us for a brief overview of the current night sky, which includes constellations, stars, the Milky Way, and the planets. Come see what you can look forward to in the sky this fall!

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College visits to Penn

Weekly Updates from the CCRC!

(College and Career Resource Center)

Please email Mrs. Jensen to sign up or stop by the Counseling Center for more information.

Virtual College visits/meetings scheduled for Sept. 13-17:

9.14 - Northwestern 9:25 a.m.

9.14 - Saginaw 10:50 a.m.

9.14 - Wisconsin 2:45 p.m.

9.15 - Notre Dame 10:55 a.m.

9.15 - Embry Riddle 2:45 p.m.

9.16 - Southern California 2:45 p.m.

9.17 - Holy Cross 9:25 a.m.

Students MUST sign up to get a pass to attend! Either stop in the Counseling Center or email

Kids Club needs workers

Kids Club is in need of high school students to work for their before- and after-school programs.

Times: these can be flexible. 2-5 days per week.

2 p.m.-6 p.m. (if you have Work-Based Learning or early dismissal; Gold/Black Day schedules can be accommodated)

Contact Ms. Shah at 574-258-9514


  • Bittersweet Elementary School, 55860 Bittersweet Road, Mishawaka, IN 46545
  • Elm Road Elementary School, 59400 Elm Road, Mishawaka, IN 46544
  • Elsie Rogers Elementary School, 56219 Currant Road, Mishawaka, IN 46545
  • Horizon Elementary School, 10060 Brummitt Road, Granger, IN 46530
  • Mary Frank Elementary School, 13111 Adams Road, Granger, IN 46530
  • Meadow's Edge Elementary School, 16333 Kern Road, Mishawaka, IN 46544
  • Moran Elementary School, 305 N. Beech Road, Osceola, IN 46561
  • Northpoint Elementary School, 50800 Cherry Road, Granger, IN 46530
  • Prairie Vista Elementary School, 15400 Brick Road, Granger, IN 46530
  • Walt Disney Elementary School, 4015 N. Filbert Road, Mishawaka, IN 46545
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Become a Penn Booster !!!!

We truly appreciate your dedication and support of Penn High School. The Penn Booster's main function is to enhance the overall educational experience for the students here at PHS, and we couldn’t do it without you. The Boosters provides resources for our PHS athletic and student groups through various fundraising efforts, including events, sponsorships, donations, concession stand income, and most importantly through our memberships.

Memberships are $10 a year and are open to anyone interested in supporting Penn. Becoming a Booster Member does not mean you have to be on the Booster Board. You can be a representative for your respective athletic or academic team and be the liaison to the Board, or you can just support the Booster program by becoming a member with your $10 donation.

We are also excited to have launched our new Booster website. Please visit us at as we continue to connect with the PHM community.

If you are interested in sharing your gifts or talents with the Boosters, we would very much enjoy finding an opportunity for you to do that. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I look forward to the opportunity to meet you and talk about how you can help our group continue to provide the “Gold Standard” that we are accustomed to here at Penn.

Click here for details.

21-22 Booster Membership Form

Silver Mile Back-to-School Bash set for Friday, Sept. 17

The Silver Mile Back-to-School Bash will be from 4-6:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 17,at Penn High School.

This fun, family-friendly event is just before Penn's big rivalry home football game against Elkhart High School. It will be a chance for our P-H-M families to get together and have a great time before cheering on Penn High School.

The Silver Mile Back-to-School Bash will include a 1-Mile Bubble Bash, Kickball Tournament and Fun Zone sponsored by Sodexo. The 1-Mile Bubble Bash is an upbeat and entertaining mile long fun run/walk starts and finishes on the TCU Freed Field track and follows a multi-terrain course within P-H-M’s campus that includes foam bogs and spirit stations along the way. Registration is $10 per person and includes entry to NEW Fun Zone!

NEW THIS YEAR - Come meet & reconnect with your fellow P-H-M families at the new Fun Zone while enjoying a variety of inflatables sponsored by Sodexo (Cost is $5 per person) or Round up your friends and register your team of 8 members for our Inaugural Silver Mile Kickball Tournament. Organizations, clubs, businesses & families welcome. Final game to be played on Jordan Baseball Field (Registration closes September 15, $100 per team)

The Silver Mile Back to School Bash will also include an expanded Family Fitness Expo and FREE health screenings by Saint Joseph Medical Center. Concessions will be available. Please visit for more information and updates.

Questions?? Contact Amber Kennedy at

Work Permits no longer required

The State of Indiana is creating an Employer Registration system for any employer that employs five (5) or more minors.

Effective 7/1/2021, Indiana will no longer require work permits for minor employees. Employers will no longer be required to complete the “Intent to Employ” form, and schools will no longer issue work permits.

Employers will be responsible for maintaining an accurate list of all minor employees. If an employer has four (4) or fewer minor employees, registration will not be required. This registration does not have any impact on the work hour requirements for minors. All employers must still comply with the Teen Work Hour Restrictions.

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Band to host mattress sale fundraiser

Are you or someone you know looking to replace a bed in your home? Now is the time. Penn High School Band is excited to announce they will be hosting a one-day mattress fundraiser from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, September 11.

There will be over 25 beds on display for customers to try. The brand name mattresses are made to order, have full factory warranties, are available in all sizes, and are priced below retail. In addition to beds, there will also be luxury pillows and even adjustable power bases! Delivery & financing is available.

The mattresses will be set up in the commons area at the southwest corner of the TCU Freed Field. The back drive will be blocked from Jefferson, so all traffic will need to enter from Bittersweet if they are trying to access the parking lot behind the school.


As a thank you for helping spread the word, attached is a very special coupon flier just for faculty and staff!

Check out this video to see how it works: VIDEO

Cheer on Kingsmen Volleyball

Cheer on the Penn Volleyball Team for a fun and exciting experience.

Click here for the schedule.

Student Lunch Delivery Policy

If a student forgets their lunch, only a lunch from home will be able to be dropped off at Penn. In order to support P-H-M’s Wellness Guidelines, we ask that food from outside vendors not be dropped off at school. Services such as Door Dash, Uber Eats or Grub Hub are not permitted on campus.

Update address changes in Skyward

If you have changed residences, you can update your address in Skyward in order to receive important communications from Penn High School.

It's very easy to update your address if you've moved. You can take two pieces of mail, like a utility bill, mortgage/lease statement, etc,...and either drop them off at Penn's Counseling Center or scan or photograph them and email them to Wendy Hayes at

Be sure to include the student's name and grade, and if there needs to be a bus change form completed for a new route.

Chromebook insurance available

If you wish to purchase Chromebook insurance, please make a $25 payment at the Penn High School bookstore or online at (click “Chromebooks” then “Penn High School” ). Online payments are only accepted until Friday, Sept. 17, 2021. If you purchase insurance after Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, your Chromebook must pass an inspection by the Technology Department and the fee can be paid in the bookstore.

Please reference this document for additional insurance information.

Free and Reduced Meal Application information

Click here for Free and Reduced Meal Application information.
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P-H-M offers free breakfast and lunch to students

P-H-M will be supplying free breakfast and lunch to all P-H-M students for the upcoming school year.

We will also be operating Community pick-up sites at the schools hosting summer school and at several Mishawaka parks.

Click here for detailed information.

You will receive a breakfast and lunch meal per child. Students who are attending summer school will get their meals with summer school.

P-H-M locations for pick up are:

  • Penn High School, Door K (Southeast corner of the building) – 6/7/21- 8/13/21
  • Walt Disney Elementary School, Door B (Main Entrance) – 6/7/21- 8/13/21

FREE MEALS will be available to children 18 years of age and under, or persons more than 18 who are determined by a state or local public education agency to be mentally or physically disabled and who participate in a public or non-profit private school program established for the mentally or physically disabled.

The program will operate Monday through Friday during designated weeks.

P-H-M will also be running sites at several Mishawaka Parks. Meals can be consumed on site or taken off site.

P-H-M announces new transportation routing platform

The Penn-Harris-Madison Transportation Department is excited to announce our transition to our new transportation routing platform, 3DEZRouting, for the 2021-22 school year.

This will allow for streamlined communication with Transportation that enables you to view bus information, make requests, and receive regular correspondence directly from the Transportation Department.

The Parent Portal will provide frequently updated information, so please be on the lookout for emails from the following addresses allowing you to create your Parent Portal Account beginning in July.

Penn seeks Robotics Volunteer Coordinator

Penn High School is in need of a Volunteer Coordinator for the fourth Annual FIRST Robotics Competition in March of 2022.

The Volunteer Coordinator finds volunteers from the St Joe County and surrounding areas, as well as the FIRST Robotics community, places volunteers into positions, connects volunteers to any training required, schedules and coordinates the volunteers for the three-day event (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) in March of 2022.

The FIRST Robotics Michiana District Event hosted by Penn High School is fun, high-tempo, exciting high school competition for robotics teams across the state and the greater region. With more 5,000 participants, spectators, coaches, and mentors it will showcase some of the most dedicated, smartest, passionate, and innovative high school students.

  • The Volunteer Coordinator duties will star in November/December and run through March
  • The Volunteer Coordinator must be willing to communicate with local agencies, businesses, volunteer groups, and other stakeholders to sign-up volunteers
  • The Volunteer Coordinator will work within Indiana FIRST Robotics volunteer system
  • The Volunteer Coordinator will conduct 1-2 meetings per month to begin and then weekly meetings (virtual/phone)
  • This is a volunteer position. It is a great way to network and do some event planning.
  • Co-Volunteer Coordinators or Volunteer Coordinator Assistant are also options

See Something, Say Something ... Call PHM's Safe School Helpline App

Safe School Helpline now available as an app

The Safe School Helpline® is a confidential way to report student concerns about threats, suicide, drugs, bullying or anything that threatens the safety of our schools. It's Available 24/7. Click to watch a video on how to get in touch with Administration anonymously 24/7/365.

Four Ways to Report to the Safe School Helpline®

Call: 1-800-418-6423 ext 359

Text: TIPS to 66746


Mobile App: Download the FREE app from the GOOGLE PLAY STORE and the APPLE APP STORE

  • The app makes it easy to anonymously report a safety or mental health concern using your mobile device to text, call, or submit an online form.

P-H-M seeks bus drivers

P-H-M is in need of Bus Drivers.

All drivers begin as Sub Drivers and are guaranteed four hours of work a day at a rate of $19.75/hr. Once a driver is elevated to a route driver they will continue to be guaranteed four hours of work per day. Their pay will be increased to $21.61/hr and they will have opportunities to drive field trips, and athletic events. Trip pay is $13/hr with a minimum pay on a trip being $30. After 60 days of work they will be elevated to a rate of $22.33/hr. These wages are effective 1/1/2021 and all training is provided by the Penn-Harris-Madison Transportation Department.

Please apply at the link below.

Community events open to P-H-M students and families

Click here for a list of non-school activities and events made available to P-H-M students and families by area organizations.

Community Resources list

Click here for a listing of non-school community resources available to Penn students and families by businesses area organizations.

Adobe Acrobat Reader will be required to view the pdfs on this page. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, please visit Adobe’s website, at this link, to download your free version. Or you can stop by the Educational Services Center at 55900 Bittersweet Rd., Mishawaka to pick up a copy.

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Meet the PTO

CLICK HERE for PTO updates, calendar and more.

Penn PTO is a group of devoted parents and volunteers who work hand-in-hand with administration to support our students, staff and teachers through events that bring together community and show appreciation.

The PTO provides grants to our teachers, clubs and student groups.

We also coordinate Snowball (an event your student will not want to miss), teacher appreciation week and monthly appreciation events for teachers and staff, as well as organizing and funding things such as Freshman Frenzy.

We have meetings once a month and would love for you to join us and learn more. Please email to be added to our meeting invite list for a virtual meeting option or check the calendar and join us in person.

Support the PTO through Amazon Smile

Help support your Penn High School PTO!

Simply follow the directions below and search for: Penn High School PTO Incorporated. Every time you order eligible items, a percentage at no extra cost to you, will automatically go to PHS PTO.

How to turn on AmazonSmile in the mobile app

Join AmazonSmile

If you’re not already an AmazonSmile member, sign up on your web browser. Simply select your favorite charity to start generating donations, at no cost to you.

Get the app

Download or update to the latest version of the Amazon Shopping app on your phone. You can find it in the App Store for iOS or Google Play for Android.

Turn on AmazonSmile

Open the app and find ’Settings’ in the main menu (☰). Tap on ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your phone.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

We appreciate your support!

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Key Club Welcomes New Members

Attention all freshmen or new members interested in joining Key Club this academic school year:

Please fill out this Google Form to be added to Key Club's email list and receive all of our emails about general information, upcoming meetings, and current volunteer opportunities.

If you were a member last year and received emails, there is no need to fill the form out. But if you feel that you did not receive our emails last year when you should have, please go ahead and fill out the form above.

Questions or concerns? Please email

Thanks for your interest!

E-sports Club to meet on Tuesday, Sept. 14

There will be a meeting about joining E-sports for all interested students on Tuesday, Sept. 14, at 3:30 p.m. in Room 258.

We will have Overwatch, Rocket League, and Super Smash teams again this year, and we are checking for interest in Valorant.

Model U.N. to meet on Monday, Sept. 13

For anyone interested in Model U.N., there is a meeting on Monday, Sept. 13 at 7:45 a.m. in Room 163 for all new members.

Our first meeting for all members will be Monday, Sept. 20, at 7:45 a.m. in Room 163. All club information can be found at

Quiz Bowl Call-Out Meetings set for Monday, Sept. 13, and Tuesday, Sept. 14

Quiz Bowl Callout Info

What is Quiz Bowl?

Callout Meeting #1 - Monday, Sept. 13 - 3:30-4:15 p.m. - Room 136

Callout Meeting #2 - Tuesday, Sept. 14 - 3:30-4:15 p.m. - Room 136

Quiz Bowl Practice Info

Meets on Mondays/Wednesdays from 3:30-4:15 pm in Room 136

Interested? Email Mr. May ( or Mr. Conner (

Freshmen Mentoring scheduled for Thursday (Sept. 16) and Friday (Sept. 17)

Freshmen Mentoring will be held on Thursday (Sept. 16) and Friday (Sept. 17) during PCC.

Short Hair Because We Care Club to meet on Monday, Sept. 13

Short Hair Because We Care Club was just founded this year by Sophomore Ella Smoker. The club's mission is to give students a space to use their talents to plan a hair donation event during an athletic game. A local salon comes out and cuts hair for this event. Students will focus primarily on planning these events and communicating with outside sources if necessary.

Our first meeting is Monday, Sept. 13, at 7:30 a.m. in Room 259.

Writers' Guild to meet on Sept. 17

If you would like to write with us, join the Writers' Guild on Friday, Sept. 17, at the same time and place.

We are excited to share ideas, writing activities, and finish up with Author's Chair. If you have a love of writing, this is the place to be!

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Connect with Kingsmen Court

Follow Kingsmen Court !!!

Instagram: @pennkingsmencourt

Twitter: @courtkingsmen

E-mail us with any questions

Kingsmen Court applications now open

Kingsmen Court applications are now open! Kingsmen Court is Penn’s student council, and it's made up of about 40 representatives from clubs, organizations, and our freshman class.

If you are a freshman looking to be a freshman rep, here is the Freshman Application.

If you would like to be a club representative, here is the Club/Organization Representative Application. Make sure to reach out to your club sponsors before applying!

If you have any questions, email us at

Applications are due September 10th by 11:59 p.m.

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GSA meetings scheduled

Penn GSA will meet in Room 196 after school on the first and third Wednesday of every month beginning on Sept. 1. Meetings will end no later than 4 p.m.
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Girl Up Club seeks members

The Girl Up Club is seeking members. The club seeks to inspire girls in the Penn High School community to become leaders, change-makers and discover their true voices.

The first meeting is set for 7:45 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 13 in LGI-B.

Here is the sign-up google form:

Sign up for Girls Who Code Club

Girls Who Code is a club that will begin meeting after school later this year. If you are interested in more information, and/or joining the club, please complete the below form.
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Freshmen Boys Basketball meeting set for Tuesday, Sept. 14

Attention all ninth-grade boys not in a Fall sport who plan to try-out for Boys Basketball:

There will be a meeting in Room 165 at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 14.

Bring your gear for open gym after the meeting!

Girls Track/Field conditioning starts on Tuesday, Sept. 14

Conditioning for Girls Track and Field begins on Tuesday, Sept. 14, from 3:45-5:45 p.m.

Meet at Door B dressed to workout!

Make sure you are signed up on Register My Athlete before coming to Tuesday's conditioning!

Penn Athletics All-Sports Passes on sale

All-Sports Passes are on sale for students and adults. Passes may be purchased in the Athletic Office from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-through-Friday.

Click here for details on purchasing All-Sports passes for Penn Athletics.

Join Kingsmen 100

Join the winning team, the Kingsmen 100.






CLICK HERE for details.

Girls Basketball League (Grades 3-8) Registration set for noon-2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 12

Registration for the Kingsmen Girls Basketball League (Grades 3-8) is set for noon-2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 12. Enter at Door D.

Click here for the Registration form and league cost/details.

Students must register online to participate in Athletics

Anyone interested in participating in athletics or a club must complete the online registration at Click here for the Code of Conduct.

Student-Athletes must be picked up at Door D after practice

Student-Athletes who are getting picked up at the main Penn High School building must be picked up at Door D after practices.

Parents/Guardians are asked not to pick up student-athletes at Door E due to safety concerns.


St. Joseph Health System Sports Medicine, Beacon Medical Group Sports Medicine and the South Bend Clinic notified Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation and other St. Joseph County high schools that they would not be able to continue the practice of their physicians providing school-based "on-site" pre-participation physical examinations for student-athletes.

Click here for more information.
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Student may only ride on assigned bus

Students may only ride on their assigned bus. Students are not allowed to ride the bus home with their friends.
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Student before-school drop-off procedures

The designated student morning drop-off at Penn High School is in the Jefferson Rd. Student Parking Lot (south of the football practice field). All entrances will open for students at 8:05 unless there is a previously scheduled appointment. Students must then report to door A.
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Student after-school pick-up procedures

The designated after-school student pick-up areas include the Jefferson Rd. Staff Parking Lot and the Jefferson Rd. Student Parking lot. Left turns are not allowed into the Jefferson Rd. Staff Parking Lot.
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Fitness Center currently closed to community

The Penn High School Fitness Center is currently closed to the community.

Important School Information

Click on the following links for IMPORTANT SCHOOL INFORMATION:

School Messenger, the alert notification service:

Parent FAQ on Emergency Preparedness:

12th-grade Immunization Requirements:

Skyward and student progress

All parents and guardians are encouraged to review Skyward information for your student. General directions are listed below to access Skyward. Please take some time to review student progress and encourage your student to develop a plan for any missing work as we get ready to start the school year.
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Join the Kingsmen Team as an employee

Join an institution committed to excellence. P-H-M is looking for prospective employees in a number of areas.

Click here for the jobs board.

Penn High School app now available

A Penn High School app for I-Phones and Android devices is now available on the Apple Store and Google Play Store.



The app was developed by Penn Sports Journalism Class interns Riley Clauss and Micah Focht.

The app provides quick links for students to the Penn website for the following categories:

  • School news
  • Google Calendars (Black-and-Gold Day Calendar, Athletics Calendar, Fine Arts Calendar)
  • Student resources, including links to HAC and Canvas
  • Counseling
  • Clubs
  • Fine Arts/Performing Arts
  • Contact us/Staff Directory search engine
  • The Pennant Sports News website
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Contact Independent Study at

Independent Study has a NEW email account.

If you are enrolled in Independent Study, please use the following email address for all questions and help:

Attendance reasons can now be reported through Skyward/Family Access

Parents/Guardians now have the ability to submit attendance reasons - for full-day absences, early dismissals or late arrivals - for approval by the school - through Skyward/Family Access, instead of calling Penn High School.

Requests can be entered on the day of the absence (i.e. a student is ill) or scheduled in advance (i.e. - a student has a doctor appointment).

Click here for instructions on how to submit attendance reasons through Skyward/Family Access.

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Click the link for information about reporting absences and late arrivals:

Penn High School Calendars

Download Penn High School Calendars for your phone by visiting You can download a Penn High School Calendar that lists Gold and Black days, as well as important dates. There is also a Fine Arts Calendar and an Athletics Calendar. You can also print out a Gold/Black Days Calendar.

Check out P-H-M's Community Events webpage

Click here to check out the P-H-M Community Events webpage for listings of non-school activities and events made available to P-H-M students and families by area organizations.

ebooks now available through Penn High School

Did you know ebooks are available to you to check out 24/7? Go to, type in Penn High School, and then use your full email address for your username and your ID number for your password. Email if there is a title you want or if a password isn't working.
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