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!

Health Precautions

Manistee Area Public Schools, in an effort to stay informed about the current state of concern regarding COVID-19, continues to work with local, state, a federal officials. The links below provide the latest information with preventative measures that we can all take to stay healthy.

COVID Prevention Update 8/22/22

August 22, 2022

Dear MAPS Families & Staff,

As we begin the school year, we are looking forward to a return to school that feels a bit more like it did pre-pandemic. With a focus on health and safety for all members of our MAPS family, we can all take steps to keep ourselves and each other healthy throughout the school year.

  • Monitor for symptoms of illness, stay home from school, sports, or activities if not feeling well, and return only after symptom free for 24 hours.
    • Fever or chills
    • New cough not related to a chronic condition
    • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
    • Sore throat
    • New loss of taste or smell 
    • Severe fatigue or body aches 
  • When sick, get tested for COVID – report any positive result to the school
  • Practice proper hand washing
  • Stay up to date on available vaccinations

We will encourage students to practice proper hygiene at school and will continue to follow our cleaning protocols. If there are reports of positive COVID-19 cases, we will follow the attached protocol to help slow down any spread of the virus.

We remain in contact with our local health authorities to stay informed of any health concerns within our community and will stay focused on the protection of our students and staff.  We thank you for doing your part to help in this effort.


Ron Stoneman, Superintendent

Manistee Area Public Schools

Central Office Summer Hours
Monday - Thursday - 8:00am -2:00pm
Should you need assistance outside of our summer office hours, please call the office to schedule an appointment.


School Day Start/End Times & Academic Dates

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jefferson: 11:40 pm
Kennedy:  11:20pm
MMHS: 11:15pm

Morning Care at Jefferson Elementary

We have created a safe and affordable option for morning care at Jefferson Elementary.

  • Morning care is available for students age 11 and younger at the Jefferson Elementary building beginning at 7:00 am. 
  • $3.00 per student Tues-Fri, $6.00 for extended Late Start Monday care, notification of schedule needed 2 weeks in advance. 
  • Request an enrollment packet for MAPS Morning Care by filling out this form: MAPS Morning Care or call 723-9285.
  • If a student is dropped off at Jefferson without enrolling for MAPS Morning Care the daily cost will be $6.00.

Summer Food Service Program

Manistee Area Public Schools Nutrition Department will sponsor a Summer Feeding Program under the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program for Children.  At Jefferson students will stay and eat and at MMHS families can pick up meals to take home.  There will be two Summer Feeding Sites and the locations, dates of service and times of service are as follows:

GRAB & GO                                                                       ONSITE FOOD SERVICE
Manistee Middle/High School                                         Jefferson Elementary
525 Twelfth Street                                                            515 Bryant Ave.
Manistee, MI  49660                                                         Manistee, MI  49660

Breakfast & Lunch distributed Thursdays                    Breakfast & Lunch, Monday-Friday
June 8 – Aug. 23                                                                 June 2 - Aug.22
Distributed between 12-1:30pm                                    Breakfast served 7:45am-8:30am
                                                                                             Lunch Served 11:00am-12:00pm                            
                                                                                             CLOSED ON JULY 3 & 4


  • Grab & Go Meals will be distributed at MMHS each Thursday from noon until 1:30pm. 7-days of breakfast & lunch meals are available for each student not receiving meals at the Jefferson onsite meal service.
  • Students at Jefferson Summer Care can also order packed meals for the weekend by placing the order at the Jefferson serving window. These meals can be picked up by student name during the Grab & Go distribution at MMHS on Thursdays from noon to 1:30pm. 

District Announcements


2023 Graduation Update

Our 2023 Commencement ceremony will be taking place in Chippewa Gymnasium this Friday the 19th @ 7:00pm. Thanks and see you then!

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*MAPS ATP -- MONTHLY MEETING* *Wednesday, May 17, 2023* *5:30 pm - 6:30 pm* *Jefferson Elementary School -- Mrs. Bradford's Room* *515 Bryant Avenue* *Manistee, MI 49660* *Questions? Email: mapsatp1@gmail.com * *Next 2023 Meeting Dates: June 14*

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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.