Welcome to Manistee Area Public Schools

At Manistee Area Public Schools we want the very best for all of our students. We have developed a continuum of education from Pre-School to 12th Grade that support each student on their Chippewa Journey. Our devoted teachers, administrators and support staff take a very personal approach to educating students at every level. We encourage parents and community members to join us as we guide our students toward their peak potential.

Register for Kindergarten Round up 2020!

Madison Early Childhood/Elementary:  Pre-school (ages 3-5) and site of Kindergarten Roundup

Jefferson Elementary:  Kindergarten- 2nd grade

Register before Friday, March 20th and join us Wednesday, April 22nd for Kindergarten Round Up at Madison Early Learning Center. Children meet our staff and are screened for school readiness on concepts like: numbers, letters, colors, writing, cutting, as well as age appropriate social development.


“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!

MAPS Kindergarten Round Up

Welcome to Manistee Area Public Schools!  We are excited to to serve as your first step on the “Chippewa Journey” that extends from early childhood to early college!

Madison Early Childhood/Elementary:  Pre-school (ages 3-5) and site of Kindergarten Roundup

Jefferson Elementary:  Kindergarten- 2nd grade

Manistee Area Public Schools Kindergarten and Pre-school Round Up is taking place soon.  At Kindergarten Round Up, children meet our staff and are screened for school readiness. (ex:  concepts like numbers, letters, colors, writing, cutting, as well as age appropriate social development.)

Kindergarten Round Up Appointments can be made online: chipslead.org/Jefferson or www.myconferencetime.com/manistee

Please follow the steps below to sign up for your preferred conference date and time.  

There are only a select number of appointments for a given time slot (we recommend that you sign up early for your preferential time and date).  Time slots fill quickly, so please sign up at your earliest convenience but no later than Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

Directions for Conference Sign-ups

  1.    Please go to www.myconferencetime.com/manistee
  2.    Find the “Kindergarten Round Up Folder” and click the link for Kindergarten Round up.
  3.    Select your preferred date and time.
  4.    Enter required information. (E-mail address is not required, but if you enter one, you will receive an e-mail confirmation.)
  5.    Click “Sign Up for Your Conference” near the bottom of the screen.
  6.    You’re done! That’s all there is to it.  

Kindergarten Registration for Manistee Public Schools will be held Wednesday, April 22nd at Madison Elementary School.  By law students must be (five) 5 years old on or before Sept 1, 2020.  

There is only one Kindergarten Round Up held each year.  It is important to keep your scheduled appointment. You must present your child’s immunization records and an official birth record at the time of the Round Up.

Please complete the form below and return it to Jefferson Elementary no later than Friday, March 20th, 2020.

Please mark your calendar for Wednesday, April 22nd.  You will receive a letter in mid-April confirming your child’s registration time. If you have questions, please call or email:

Jefferson Elementary Office: Call: 231-723-9285 or Email: camiller@manistee.org

If your child was in the GSRP,  Headstart, or MAPS Preschool program during the 2017-2018 school year, he/she WILL still need to attend the Round Up.

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!

Important Information for Parents!

FIRST….Register today for your Kindergarten Round Up appointment time. Then…

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


There is only one school registration clinic held each year, so we appreciate it when you keep your scheduled appointment.  

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

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 – raddatzj@manistee.org    

Assistant Principal: Kenn Kott – kkott@manistee.org

Secretary: Connie Miller – camiller@manistee.org