Welcome To

Manistee Area
Public Schools

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!

UPDATE 6/29/21

The MAPS Board of Education assembled for a special meeting to, in part, discuss State orders rescinded on June 22: https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/0,9753,7-406-98178_98455_98456_103043-562057--,00.html , which include recommendations for masking and gathering restrictions. The Board agreed to continue to collaborate with and take direction from the District #10 Health Department regarding preventative measures, guidelines, and directives. 

Current district guidelines:

  • Continuation of preventative cleaning protocols previously established will continue.
  • Mask wearing for indoor and outdoor district properties will be suspended unless conditions are otherwise warranted. Mask wearing will continue to be required on school buses as federally mandated.
  • Arrangements for physical distancing and cohorting will be continued.
  • There are no longer any MDHHS COVID requirements or restrictions on testing, gatherings, groups, and face masks for any sports activity, both indoors and outdoors.
  • Eligible staff and students are encouraged to be vaccinated. Appointments can be scheduled with DHD #10: https://www.dhd10.org/covid-19-vaccine/

Procedure and policy adjustments will require flexibility as we continue to monitor COVID-19 updates.  As the 2021/22 school year begins, changes may need to be made to ensure the safety of all populations. 

We will continue to follow the guidance from our local health department and will provide any further information or details that become available.  Again, we thank you for your flexibility and cooperation.



In an effort to keep our MAPS community informed, below we are providing notification regarding any COVID-19 concerns related to our District.



School Day Start/End Times

Below are the start and end times for the in-person learning schedule for each building.  Each Friday will be early dismissal at the times indicated below. 

BuildingDrop OffStart TimeEnd TimeFriday End Time


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.

Food Service Program

With support from the United States Department of Agriculture and Michigan Department of Education, Manistee Area Public Schools is grateful to be able to extend free meals for all children 18 and younger, and students with disabilities up to 26 years of age, in our Manistee community through the summer of 2021.  Once funding is no longer available, our Food Service Department will return to the National School Lunch Program parameters for public school food service.

MAPS will be serving all in-person learners free breakfast and lunch every school day at each building in the district.  We will also be offering free Grab & Go meals Mondays and Thursdays at Manistee Middle High School at MMHS at 525 Twelfth Street from 9 am to 10 am.  This food service program is available to all MAPS online learners in addition to any Manistee community families with children 18 & younger and students with disabilities up to 26 years of age.

Grab & Go Food Service program details:

  • Grab & Go meal service will offer breakfast and lunch meals distributed Mondays and Thursdays from 9 am to 10 am each week.
  • Curbside pick-up will be available at the MMHS main entrance drive at the student drop off area.
  • Meals provided on Monday will be breakfast & lunch for 3 days.
  • Meals provided on Thursday will be breakfast & lunch for 4 days to provide meals through the weekends.
  • Families of in-person learners are also able to pick up 2 breakfast and 2 lunch meals for their students on Thursdays to provide food through the weekend, following the same pick up instructions above.
  • If a holiday, snow day or school day scheduled to be off occurs on a Monday, the meal pick up will be Tuesday.
  • If a holiday or school day scheduled to be off occurs on a Thursday, the meal pick up will be Wednesday.  (Example Thanksgiving)
  • If a snow day, or other closure, occurs on Thursday meal pick up will be Friday.

Summer School Students
We will be serving meals to all students attending summer school within the building.  Only summer school students can be served indoors at this time.  The district will reevaluate early July, whether we can open to the public for daily service inside.

Students attending summer school can also request meals to be taken home for the weekends. Please make your request with one of our Nutrition Services team members or send an email to kcarlson@manistee.org to place an order for a Thursday meal pick-up after class.

We are grateful for the ability to continue providing this important service for the children of our community through the funding support of Federal and State agencies.

District Announcements


7th-11th Grade Laptop Returns

MMHS Students, Congrats on making it through the school year! Next week you will need to turn in your laptop for the summer so here is some info on that. *Turn in:* Make sure you have all the parts when you turn them in (more info on that below). - Laptop or iPad -...

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Sixth Grade iPad Returns

6th Grade Students, Congrats on making it through the school year! Next week you will need to turn in your iPad for the summer so here is some info on that. *Turn in:* Make sure you have all the parts when you turn them in (more info on that below). - iPad - Charger -...

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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.

Chips able to be relied upon as honest and dependable

Chips are able to express courtesy to opinions and beliefs

Chips are able to welcome diversity without judgment

Chips are able to work jointly towards common goals

Chips are of good nature, helpful, and appreciative

Giving our students the Chippewa Edge

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.