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Welcome to Manistee Area Public Schools (MAPS) – Home of the Manistee Chippewas. Each and every day, the students, staff and families aim to be leaders in our school and community. By making positive choices, striving toward personal goals, and supporting each other, we can all make a difference in the world around us.

As leaders, we inspire each other to dream more, learn more, and do more.

Chips Lead!

COVID Protocol Update 4/28/22

April 28, 2022

Dear MAPS Families & Staff,

The MAPS Board of Education have updated the COVID-19 protocols as of Wednesday April 27. The new protocols we will be following are outlined below.

The protocols are based upon two levels of contact:

High-Intensity Contact– contacts at higher risk of contact to airway secretions; their relationship to the person contagious with COVID-19 could include anyone living in the same house (family member, roommate, partner), anyone sleeping in same room (friend, partner), anyone they have had full bodily contact (friends, partners, certain athletics), contact with bodily secretions (intimate partners, kissing, sharing water bottles/food, sharing towels, cleaning up tissues)

Low-Intensity Contact – contacts at lower risk of contact to airway secretions. Their relationship to the person contagious with COVID-19 do not include any of the risks listed for the high-intensity but otherwise meet the definition of close contact below.

Close Contact - Someone who was less than 6 feet away from an infected person (laboratory-confirmed or a clinical diagnosis) for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period

NEW COVID PROTOCOLS

Review the instructions below to determine which protocol suits your circumstance:

#1 When an individual has symptoms of COVID-19 and has tested positive for COVID-19:

  • Stay home until:
    • At least 5 days have passed since symptoms started AND you have not had a fever for at least 24 hours AND your symptoms are improving
    • Notify the school that you have tested positive
    • Report any high-intensity contacts that attend school

Return to school after isolating for a minimum of 5 days (return on day 6) AND when fever free and no longer symptomatic. Wear a well-fitting mask days 6 through 10.

#2 When an individual does not have symptoms of COVID-19 and has tested positive for COVID-19:

  • Stay home until:
    • At least 5 days have passed since the day of your positive test
    • If you start to have symptoms, follow instructions for protocol #1
    • Notify the school that you have tested positive
    • Report any high-intensity contacts that attend school

If no symptoms develop, return to school after isolating for a minimum of 5 days (return on day 6). Wear a well-fitting mask days 6 through 10.

#3 When an individual has symptoms of COVID-19, but has not tested and did not see healthcare provider:

  • Stay home until:
    • At least 5 days have passed since symptoms started AND you have not had a fever for at least 24 hours AND your symptoms are improving
    • Notify the school that you are sick and the symptoms you are having
    • Consider reporting any high-intensity contacts

Return to school after isolating for a minimum of 5 days (return on day 6) AND when fever free and no longer symptomatic. Wear a well-fitting mask days 6 through 10.

#4 When an individual has symptoms of COVID-19 and has tested negative or has been diagnosed with something else by a healthcare provider:

  • Stay home until:
    • Until you have not had a fever for at least 24 hours AND you have felt better for at least 24 hours (depending on your diagnosis and healthcare provider instructions)
    • Notify the school that you are sick and the symptoms you are having and any diagnosis you have received
    • When returning to school, follow current COVID-19 recommendations

#5 When an individual has had high-intensity contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 10-14 days and is NOT up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations AND has not tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 90 days:

  • Stay home until at least 5 days have passed since exposure to the person with COVID-19
  • Return to school after isolating for a minimum of 5 days (return on day 6)
  • Wear a well-fitting mask days 6 through 10
  • It is recommended to get a COVID-19 test around day 5
  • If you develop symptoms or test positive, see protocol #1 or #2

#6 When an individual has had high-intensity contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 10-14 days and

IS up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations OR has tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 90 days:

  • No need for quarantine
  • Monitor closely for symptoms
  • Wear a well-fitting mask for 10 days from the last date of contact with someone with COVID-19
  • It is recommended to get a COVID-19 test around day 5
  • If you develop symptoms or test positive, see protocol #1 or #2

#7 When an individual has had low-intensity contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 10-14 days:

  • No need for quarantine
  • Monitor closely for symptoms
  • Wear a well-fitting mask for 10 days from the last date of contact with someone with COVID-19
  • It is recommended to get a COVID-19 test around day 5
  • If you develop symptoms or test positive, see protocol #1 or #2

We remain in contact with District #10 Health Department to stay informed of COVID-19 concerns within our community and will stay focused on the protection of our students and staff.  Together we can work to keep the virus at bay.

Sincerely,

Ron Stoneman, Superintendent

Manistee Area Public Schools

Health Precautions

Manistee Area Public Schools, in an effort to stay informed about the current state of concern regarding the coronavirus, COVID-19, is working with local, state, a federal officials.  The links below provide the latest information from the State of Michigan and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention along with preventative measures that we can all take to stay healthy.

 

School Day Start/End Times & Academic Dates

Below are the start and end times for the in-person learning schedule for each building and important academic dates.

BUILDING OPEN:
Jefferson & Kennedy:  8:40am (Breakfast in Classrooms)
MMHS: 8:35am (Breakfast in Classrooms)

START TIME: 
Jefferson & Kennedy:  8:50am 
MMHS: 8:45am 

END TIME: 
Jefferson & Kennedy:  2:50pm 
MMHS: 2:40pm 

BUILDING OPEN:
Jefferson & Kennedy:  7:40am (Breakfast in Classrooms)
MMHS: 7:35am (Breakfast in Classrooms)

START TIME:
Jefferson & Kennedy:  7:50am
MMHS: 7:45am

END TIME:
Jefferson & Kennedy:  2:50pm
MMHS: 2:40pm 

BUILDING OPEN:
Jefferson & Kennedy:  7:40am (Breakfast in Classrooms)
MMHS: 7:35am (Breakfast in Classrooms)

START TIME:
Jefferson & Kennedy:  7:50am
MMHS: 7:45am

END TIME:
Jefferson & Kennedy:  11:20am
MMHS: 11:15am 

October 29 – 1st marking period ends
November 1 – 2nd marking period begins
January 14 – 1st semester ends
January 18 – 3rd marking period/2nd semester starts
March 24 – 3rd marking period ends
April 4 – 4th marking period starts
June 6 – 2nd semester ends, last day of school

Last Day of School

For clarification, we are sharing additional details to be certain everyone has the correct information.

Friday, June 3 – ½ day of school – MMHS exams scheduled

Monday, June 6 – Last day of school, ½ day – MMHS exams scheduled

½ Day Start Times: NO late start

Jefferson & Kennedy:  7:50am

MMHS: 7:45am

½ Day End Times:

Jefferson & Kennedy:  11:20am
MMHS: 11:15am

Late Start Monday Morning Care

Each Monday morning, the MAPS educational community engages in the critical work of professional development at each school. This means schools starts on Mondays later than a typical school day. In order to assist families who may need student care on Monday mornings, we have developed the following options:
 
K-5th Graders
To address any Monday morning childcare needs, MAPS will be piloting Monday morning childcare from 7:00 am until 8:20 am at Madison Community Learning Center for Kindergarten through 5th grade students.
 
Please let us know if you are interested in receiving more information about Monday Morning Care by completing this form: Pre-Registration Form:

 

6 – 12 Graders

6 through 12  grade students can be dropped off at the Armory at 7:30 am on late start Mondays, and MAPS will provide bus transportation to MMHS.  We greatly appreciate the Armory Youth Project for providing this convenience.

While at the Armory Youth Project, students will first check in and can then spend their time catching up on homework, grab a snack, or use the facilities for games and activities.

The Armory Youth Project follows MAPS District guidelines with regard to COVID19.

If interested in dropping off your student at the Armory for late start Mondays, please fill out the form below to register and click submit. All participants must also have an updated (after June 2021) Youth Registration and Waiver Form on file.

 

Food Service Program

2021/22 School Year

MAPS will following the USDA National School Lunch Seamless Summer Option, which allows us to offer all students free breakfast and lunch for the entire school year..

Our Grab & Go program has been changed under the USDA Seamless Summer Option, as of the first day of school (Aug. 31st) This means:

  • All students attending school, within our buildings, who are offered meals at school CANNOT have families pick up meals through the Grab & Go line. Those students will all be fed at school.  Any student following required quarantine protocols can use the Grab & Go service.
  • If students are virtual learners, home schoolers, or any other children within the Manistee community not attending school they are still eligible to participate in the Grab & Go program.
  • We will offer pick up of a 5-day breakfast & lunch pack on Mondays between 9am-10am at MMHS in the drop-off lane.
  • Grab & Go meals are no longer able to be offered for weekends or holidays. They can only be provided for those days that school is in session.
  • Accountability is required, student names will be recorded when families are picking up Grab & Go meals to verify those students are not in attendance at our buildings.
  • If a holiday, snow day or school day scheduled to be off occurs on a Monday, the meal pick up will be Tuesday.

We ask that all families complete the free/reduced applications for this school year even though we are feeding all children for free, link below.  This will allow for student meal accounting for the program. This information will be used by the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services for future PEBT distributions and to account for student benefits for the 22/23 school year.  Student benefits will follow them for the first 30 days of the next school year (22/23), to allow families time to complete another free/reduced application without loss of benefits.

Student Nutrition Program Application

 

SUMMER FOOD SERVICE

Manistee Area Public Schools announce the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program for children. Free meals will be made available to children 18 years of age and under or persons up to age 26 who are enrolled in an educational program for the mentally or physically disabled that is recognized by a State or local public educational agency.  Meals will be provided at the site(s) listed below:

Congregate Meals Provided for children at the following sites:

Manistee High School                                         Jefferson Elementary

525 Twelfth St.                                                                                        515 Bryant Ave.
Manistee, MI 49660                                                                               Manistee, MI  49660

Breakfast & Lunch:   Mon.-Thurs.                                                        Breakfast & Lunch:   Mon.-Friday
June 7-August 11                                                                                    June 7 - August 11                                                                                         
Breakfast served 7:45am-8:30am                                                       Breakfast Served 7:45am-8:15am
Lunch served 11:30am-12:30pm                                                         Lunch Served 11:30am-12:30pm

NO SERVICE DURING THE WEEK OF  JULY  4                                 SERVICE DURING THE WEEK OF JULY 4 / CLOSED ON JULY 4   

All Details of our Summer Feeding Program and menus available on our Nutrition Services page.

 

District Announcements

MAPS News

Class of 2022 Graduation Photos

Linked below is a folder containing photos from the May 21st, 2022 MMHS graduation ceremony. The photos are unlabeled so you may have to scroll through the folder to find the picture of your graduate. Class of 2022 Graduation Photos

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2022 Graduation Update

May 18, 2022 Dear Senior Class of 2022 and Families; Due cooler temperatures and a high probability of rain, we are announcing that our Class of 2022 commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 21 will be held indoors at Manistee Middle High School in the Chippewa...

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As Manistee Chippewas, we are all leaders in our own way. Chips Lead at school, with friends, and in the community by developing healthy relationships, using responsible decision-making and respectful communication.

T | TRUSTWORTHY
Chips able to be relied upon as honest and dependable

R | RESPECTFUL
Chips are able to express courtesy to opinions and beliefs

A | ACCEPTING
Chips are able to welcome diversity without judgment

C | COOPERATIVE
Chips are able to work jointly towards common goals

K | KIND
Chips are of good nature, helpful, and appreciative

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Manistee Area Public Schools is a leader in regional educational and cultural opportunity, addressing its diverse community of learners by providing specialized educators, leading-edge technology, adaptive facilities, and unwavering dedication to student-centered success.

 

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Manistee High School Athletics proudly partners with various local and regional media outlets.  Frequently our athletic games are broadcasted on Eagle 101.5. For recaps of our games across all of our sports, visit: ManisteeNews.com, the area's local news source for analysis and interviews.

Manistee Chippewa 350 Club Athletic Boosters is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to preserve, enhance and expand the total interscholastic athletic programs of Manistee High & Middle Schools.

Manistee High School Athletics strictly adheres to the principals and directives of the Michigan High School Athletic Association, and is a proud league partner with the Lakes 8 Activities Conference.