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.
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.
|Building||Drop Off||Start Time||End Time||Friday End Time|
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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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.
T | TRUSTWORTHY
Chips able to be relied upon as honest and dependable
R | RESPECTFUL
Chips are able to express courtesy to opinions and beliefs
A | ACCEPTING
Chips are able to welcome diversity without judgment
C | COOPERATIVE
Chips are able to work jointly towards common goals
K | KIND
Chips are of good nature, helpful, and appreciative
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