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Welcome to the General McLane School District

All General McLane School District buildings will be closed through the end of the academic school year due to a mandate issued from Gov. Tom Wolf in response to COVID-19. We began planned online instruction on Monday, March 30, 2020.

End of the 2019-2020 School Year

Here are important dates you need to know in order to ensure the end of the school year goes as smoothly as possible.

We’ve also gotten many questions about when students may return to buildings to collect their belongings. Each building has its own plan that contains specific times that each student can choose to gather his or her belongings and return materials they have that belong to the school:
Edinboro Elementary
McKean Elementary

James W. Parker Middle School

General McLane High School

GMHS Class of 2020

The Erie County Technical School is inviting families to honor the class of 2020 with a virtual ceremony that will be presented on Wednesday, May 27, at 7 p.m. on the ECTS website,

Many GM senior parents have been asking about details on senior events. High School Principal made a call out on Friday, May 22 that details the senior breakfast and senior awards. Read the details here.

Students and families can find details of the commencement recording, including the schedule, procedures, costs, dress and more, here.

What are those cords/ropes that some GM graduates wear during commencement? Find an explanation of graduation honors here and a breakdown of which colors mean what.

GMHS also streamed its prom coronation ceremony live on Friday, May 15, live on YouTube. You can watch here.

Financial Refunds

Before schools closed, money had been collected for various events across the district.

Find a information on the status of all events and what parents should do to get refunded for events here.

Lunch Pick-Up

We are offering breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday (except holidays) to residents age 18 or younger. We will not be serving any meals on Monday, Monday, 25, 2020.

If you are interested, please complete the order form here no later than 3 p.m. each day for pick up the next day between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in front of General McLane High School. We need an order form every day for each individual along with the name of the person who will pick up the meal(s). 

We encourage residents to coordinate pickups with friends, relatives and neighbors if possible to minimize traffic congestion at the high school.  For those without internet access, call 814-273-1033 ext 2618 to place an order.  If there is no answer, leave a message with your name, telephone number, the number of meals you are ordering for one day, allergy concerns, the name of person who will pick up the meal(s) and (for General McLane students only) the student’s first and last name, grade level and lunch PIN.

GMHS Cares

General McLane High School has started what is called the GMHS Cares Initiative. We are collecting donations of different levels to help out members in our community that may need a little extra during these trying times in our country.

Find the form to donate here.

Resources/Information in response to COVID-19

For more community resources, accurate information and additional services, read this letter from our district’s health services staff.

Instruction at Home Resources

Instruction During the Pandemic Frequently Asked Questions

Parents of Students in Grade K-4 FAQs
Parents of Students Grades 5-12 FAQs

Tech Support:
814-273-1033 x8999
Tech Support
Connectivity Resources

We’ve also compiled a list of free online educational resources for GM parents, families and students to use for enrichment on their own during this shutdown. We’ve got these sites sorted by subject and by grade level. Find them here.

Counselors will be available to help online with students who may be struggling during this time. Please visit the SAP Referral Request Form.

AllCall messages sent to families from Superintendent Rick Scaletta.

Become a Tuition Student

Get The McLane Advantage

Don’t live in the General McLane School District but want the McLane Advantage for your child? General McLane accepts tuition students for parents looking to send their children to a school with strong arts, athletics and academics in Erie, PA. Tuition for Pennsylvania residents during the 2019-2020 is only $4,050. General McLane also accepts students from outside of the United States. For more information on our tuition programs, visit our tuition website or call 273-1033 x. 5901.