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Message to Families: School Closure Extension


Dear Parents and Community Members:

As you know, Northern Lebanon School District has been closed over the past several weeks to help prevent the further spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community. A few moments ago, Governor Wolf ordered an extension to the school closures in our state.  Per the latest guidance from Governor Wolf and PDE, schools will be closed through at least April 8, 2020.  At this time, we are unsure if the closure will be extended again.  We will provide updates on further closures as well as how the return date impacts Spring Break as information becomes available.  

The closures will continue to affect all NLSD programming, including before- and after-school activities, all athletic and extracurricular practices and competitions, and all weekend events.

This week, our teachers and staff are preparing to provide online activities to students. We are preparing our staff to continue activities through the end of the school year, if needed. By early next week, teachers will be reaching out to students to establish which students are in need of technology or internet access.  We will then work on alternate arrangements for students that need it. Our intention is to start slowly and increase activities as students become comfortable with online learning. If you have any questions about how these activities will be delivered, please contact your child’s building principal. 

This has been an incredibly challenging time for the entire NLSD community. I want to thank you for your patience and understanding as we have dealt with this unprecedented situation. We will continue to keep you updated via email, text, social media, and our website, at 

Once again, thank you.



Gary R Messinger Jr, Superintendent

UPDATE: March 13, 2020 4:00PM


Letter to all Parents and Guardians regarding the NLSD school closing.


March 16, 2020

Good Afternoon Northern Lebanon School District,

The Northern Lebanon School District in partnership with Metz Culinary Management will be offering ALL Northern Lebanon School District students a free three-day Grab-N-GO style bagged breakfast and lunch on Wednesday, March 18.  However, in order for us to appropriately prepare you must preregister by Tuesday, March 17 at 1:00 PM using this link.

We would like to thank Mr. Rob Best, Metz Food Services Manager and the terrific cafeteria employees who have and will be preparing for this feeding program.  Please email Mr. Best at if you have specific questions about this opportunity.


Registration deadline:   Online Registration by Tuesday, March 17, 1:00

Pick-up location:            Northern Lebanon High School (345 School Drive) by the loading dock.

Pick-up time:                  Wednesday, March 18, 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM

How much is it:              Free

How will it work:           Families should enter the school parking lot from School Drive and pull up to the loading dock (by door 40).  Someone will greet you at your passenger side window.  You will supply your student(s) information.  The food will be delivered to you in your car.  No one should get out of the car.  Once the food is received, proceed straight around the building and exit the school onto Airport Road.

What will be served:      Three breakfast and three lunch meals as defined by school food regulations.  Milk will be included.


This is a feeding option we have never attempted.  We ask for your patience and support along the way.  We anticipate running another food distribution, Friday, March 20 and additional distributions next week.  Communication will be forth coming about that opportunity. 


Within the community, JOY Pantry will be open Thursday, March 19 from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM for families in the Northern Lebanon School District.  The pantry may be reached at for more information.


Please Continue to diligently follow the guidance of healthcare officials to stay healthy: thoroughly wash hands frequently; keep surfaces clean; and stay home if you are experiencing any flu-like symptoms.

UPDATE: March 13, 2020 4:00PM


Letter to all Parents and Guardians regarding the NLSD school closing.




Communities around the country are preparing for a potential wide-spread outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).  Preparedness begins with you.  The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has background and preparation information available for the public here:

We are providing this additional information as a resource, which has been provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Health specifically for schools. 


General Preventative Measures

  • Cover - any coughs or sneezes with your elbow, do not use your hands
  • Clean - surfaces frequently; wash hands often with soap and water; use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Contain - if you are sick, stay home until you are feeling better

The district has plans in place to prepare for and respond to health or safety issues that may impact us. We will continue to modify these plans as a part of our on-going safety and security preparedness planning.

Coronavirus Fact Sheet for K-12 Schools (The following resource is shared by the Pennsylvania Department of Health)


What we are doing at NLSD:

  • Following guidance from the PA Department of Health and Center for Disease Controls (CDC)
  • Encouraging students, parents/guardians, and staff to stay home when they are sick and exhibiting the following symptoms:
    • Fever of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or more
    • Vomiting/Diarrhea
    • Severe sore throat or persistent cough
    • Shortness of breath
  • Continuing to clean, sanitize, and disinfect our buildings