Registering for Pre-School or Kindergarten Begins Here!

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Pre-School Entry

Will your child be (three) 3 years old or (four) 4 years old by December 1, 2021?

If yes, click the button below to share your information to start the registration process for Pre-School.

Kindergarten Entry

Will your child be (five) 5 years old on or before Sept 1, 2021?

If yes, click the button below to share your information to start the registration process for Kindergarten.

Welcome to Manistee Area Public Schools

MAPS Kindergarten & Pre-School Round Up

Register Today!

We are excited to serve as your first step on the “Chippewa Journey” that begins in early childhood and continues through high school!

Madison Early Childhood:  Pre-School (ages 3-5)

Jefferson Elementary:  Kindergarten – 2nd grade

Manistee Area Public Schools Kindergarten and Pre-School Round Up will be managed a bit differently this year since we are unable to gather at the school building.  Registration information can be submitted online by clicking on one of the buttons below.  Please send us your information ASAP. Once we receive your information, we will send to you a registration packet along with something special for your student!

When we are able to plan in-person meetings, we will send you information for our School Registration Clinic.  More details for scheduling appointments will be made available as we receive more information.  

Thank you for considering MAPS Pre-School and Kindergarten for your student, we look forward to meeting your family!


“Chips lead by providing an inclusive, high-quality, diverse educational environment that inspires and fulfills the goals of all learners at every stage of their journey.”


“Leading a connected Manistee learning community, which supports the educational journey of each individual student, delivering The Chippewa Edge.”

Chips Lead!

Important Information for Families!

FIRST….Register today to receive an information packet for starting the 2021-22 school year and a special gift for your kiddo!

Mandatory Information Needed to Enroll

  • Official birth certificate
  • Immunization records
  • Last 4 digits of the student’s social security number

Other Suggested Documentation if Applicable:

  • Proof of current Hearing/Vision Screening (screenings will be offered at no charge during clinic if needed)
  • Individualized Education Plan (IEP) – if applicable
  • Parental Rights/Custody Documentation – if applicable

With the current school closure we are uncertain about when our School Registration Clinic will be scheduled.  We will be sending updates regarding plans for the clinic this summer and will be scheduling appointments as soon as we have more details.  At the School Registration Clinic you will be able to:

  • Submit registration documents
  • Have copies of the required documents made
  • Schedule your student for hearing and vision screening

If you have any questions please contact Connie at Jefferson Elementary School at 723-9285.  We look forward to welcoming you and your child to the MAPS family!

Please submit your information to us ASAP!  

Please click the button above that matches your child’s age and complete the questions.  We will receive it at Jefferson Elementary and will send follow up information as it becomes available.

If your child was in the GSRP,  Headstart, or MAPS Preschool program during the 2020-2021 school year, he/she WILL still need to register for Kindergarten.

If you have questions or need assistance please reach out to us: Jefferson Elementary Office: Call: 231-723-9285 or Email:

Frequently Asked Questions

I don’t have a copy of my child’s birth certificate, what do I do?

Most county clerk’s offices have an option to order birth certificates online and mailed to you for a fee.  Search online using the name of the county where your child was born, add county clerk, and birth certificate. (ex:  Wexford County Clerk, Birth Certificate.)  *We recommend you get multiple copies as they come in handy over the years!

I’m not sure what to do about immunizations right now.
  • Manistee Area Public Schools has a clinic for students located at the MMHS campus.  The Child And Adolescent Health Center is available for immunizations.  Call for an appointment at (231) 887-4801.
  • Manistee County Health Department #10 is also scheduling immunizations regularly (231) 723-3595.  
  • If your child is unable to receive immunizations due to allergies, health conditions, etc, this must be registered through the Health Department before school starts.
What can I expect this summer? Is there an Open House before school starts?

Typically, each Kindergarten teacher schedules a “Home Visit” for your child to get to know the teacher before entering school and an “Open House” evening about a week before school starts.

Because schools follow specific COVID-related rules (different than businesses or regional public orders) these are not yet permitted.  We are monitoring the situation and will make plans to meet virtually if the limitations are still in place in the summer.

Jefferson Elementary Kindergarten team will be hosting virtual Kindergarten Welcome sessions with teachers in the month of May to answer any parent questions you may have.


What will school look like in the fall?

We take guidance from both State and local authorities.  We have an in-person Kindergarten experience that is rich in social development and ample play (both indoors and outdoors.)  But we also know our children must be safe, so masks/social distancing precautions are likely to be in effect until further notice.


Meet Mrs. Adams

Meet Ms. Lundberg

Meet Mrs. Veine

Meet Mrs. Slawinski

Jefferson Elementary
 Kindergarten Staff

Mrs. Lundberg, Mrs, Veine, Mrs. Coyle, Mrs. Adams, Mrs. Slawinski, and Mrs. Miller

Our kindergarten team is ready to meet your Little Chip!

Jefferson Elementary

Principal: Julia Raddatz
Location: 515 Bryant Avenue Manistee, MI 49660 | Map
Telephone: 231-723-9285
Fax: 231-398-2021
School Office Hours: M-F: 7:30am – 4pm

Administrative Team

Principal: Julia Raddatz –    

Administrative Assistant: Connie Miller –