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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.

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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.

Back to School Orientation Dates

Jefferson Elementary:

  • Preschool: Information will be made available soon
  • Kindergarten: August 22, Teacher will schedule Kindergarten Welcome with each family
  • Grades 1 & 2: Wednesday, August 24, 5:00-7:00pm

Kennedy Elementary: (at the new location at Madison Community Learning Center) @ 1309 Madison Rd., Manistee) – Thursday, August 25, 5:00-7:00pm

MMHS – Middle School Open House (Grades 6-8): Wednesday, August 24, 5:00-7:00pm
Grades 6 – 12 Orientation (Schedules, photos, and building tour):

  • Monday, August 22 – 9:00am – 1:00pm
  •  Tuesday, August 23 – 3:30pm – 7:00pm
  •  Wednesday, August 24 – 3:30pm – 7:00pm
  •  Thursday, August 25 – 9:00am – 1:00pm

NOW HIRING & TRAINING NEW SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS

 

Paid training and start driving at $20.00 per hour!

Call 888-996-8586

MAPS Vision Plan

What happens next?

Calling All Little Chips!

It’s time to register for Preschool and Kindergarten!

Summer Road Construction

Beginning Tuesday, June 7, 2022, Twelfth Street will be closed to all traffic between Oak Street and Elm Street. They will be reconstructing the road, curbs, and sidewalk. Anyone accessing Manistee Middle High School beginning June 7, will need to enter via Tamarack.

Update August 4: Due to weather this week, paving on 12th Street has been pushed back to Monday – Tuesday and Wednesday as a back-up date for paving. Signs are being installed this week. Pavement markings and hydro-seeding topsoil areas to follow paving operations next week.  Alternative parking will be available in the main lot during that period of time. Those needing handicap parking at the pool should use the gravel access road behind the school building to get to the parking lot. 

We are still asking anyone that is using the practice field on Elm Street to park in the school parking lot. Cars will not be able to use Elm Street during road construction.

We appreciate your patience and cooperation while the City of Manistee works to make improvements to our roadway.


 

 

School Day Start/End Times & Academic Dates

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

BUILDING OPEN: (Breakfast in Classrooms)
Jefferson: 8:50 am
Kennedy:  8:40am
MMHS: 8:50am

START TIME:
Jefferson: 9:00 am
Kennedy:  8:50am
MMHS: 9:00am

END TIME:
Jefferson: 3:10pm
Kennedy:  2:50pm
MMHS: 2:43pm 

BUILDING OPEN: (Breakfast in Classrooms)
Jefferson: 7:50 am
Kennedy:  7:40am
MMHS: 7:50am

START TIME:
Jefferson: 8:00 am
Kennedy:  7:50am
MMHS: 8:00am

END TIME:
Jefferson: 3:10pm
Kennedy:  2:50pm
MMHS: 2:43pm

BUILDING OPEN: (Breakfast in Classrooms)
Jefferson: 7:55 am
Kennedy:  7:35am 
MMHS: 7:50am 

START TIME:
Jefferson: 8:05 am
Kennedy:  7:45am
MMHS: 8:00am

END TIME:
Jefferson: 11:40 pm
Kennedy:  11:10pm
MMHS: 11:15pm

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   

UPDATE 7-12-22: We have been informed that President Biden has signed a bipartisan bill into law allowing a 3-month extension of free universal school meals with critical waivers that include the ability to offer FREE Grab & Go Summer meals for 7 days a week, up until the first day of school. 

MAPS Nutrition Services will participate to help our families with the high cost of food. 

Our Grab & Go program will begin on Monday July 18 and will continue through Monday, August 22:

  • We will offer pick up of a 7-day pack of breakfast & lunch on Mondays between 1pm-2pm at MMHS in the drop-off lane. 
  • If you are a family with student(s) participating in Summer School and eating meals at school, you can request a 2-day pack available for pickup at the same time as above, for weekend meals. Please contact Keri Carlson at kcarlson@manistee.org to place your order for these weekend meals for your Summer School student(s).
  • All children 18 & younger may participate and those up to 26 years of age enrolled in an educational program for the mentally or physically disabled that is recognized by a State or local public educational agency.

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

 

District Announcements

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