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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

It's Time for Parent Teacher Conferences

October 13, 3:30-7:30 pm & October 14, noon – 2:00 pm

MAPS Vision Plan

What happens next?



Paid training and start driving at $20.00 per hour!

Call 888-996-8586

Parent Teacher Conference Information

Jefferson & Kennedy Elementary and Manistee Middle/High School will be conducting their Parent Teacher Conferences on or around the following dates/time: Thursday, October 13th in the evening (3:30pm -7:30pm) and Friday, October 14th (noon- 2 pm).  This is an opportunity for you to meet with your child’s teachers to discuss their progress in school.  Your child’s teacher will be discussing the following areas with you:

Conference sign-ups will begin online starting Friday, Sept 30th. 

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 preferred time and date).  Time slots fill quickly so please sign up early; sign ups end at Thursday, Oct 13th at 9:00 pm. 

Directions for Conference Sign-ups

  1. Go to www.myconferencetime.com/manistee
  2. Find and click on the name of your child’s teacher. If you have multiple children and/or any 6th-12th grade students attending our schools, click on “Register for Multiple Conferences” and follow the prompts to schedule your child/children for several conferences.
  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 email confirmation.)
  5. Click “Sign Up for Your Conference” near the bottom of the screen.

You’re done! That’s all there is to it.  

If you are unable to sign up for a time and date online, please send a note/email with three preferred times and dates to your child’s teacher.  We will attempt to schedule a conference for your desired date and time but cannot guarantee your top choices as time slots fill up quickly.  

  • If you need additional time with a teacher, you can schedule with your child’s teacher(s).
  • Thank you for signing up for a parent-teacher conference. We look forward to meeting with you soon.
  • MyConferenceTime does not sell or share student, parent or staff information 


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. $485/every morning of school year if paid 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.

District Announcements


Mon Sept 12th Late Start Monday

Thank you Jefferson Parents! We’ve had some wonderful first days of school, and looking forward to seeing you soon at ATP, parent teacher conferences, or volunteering in the classroom. 1. ALERT: Jefferson has a small person with a life-threatening allergy to nuts. At...

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1st day of school at Jefferson

Hello Jefferson families- We are looking forward to seeing you tomorrow morning! KG SPECIAL WELCOME: 8:30-9:00am at west end of Bryant St. (Tuesday only.) To help with any busy traffic in the morning drop-off areas: - more Jefferson staff are helping in the drop off...

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Jefferson Open House Dates

We are so excited to see all our new and returning students at Jefferson Open House time. MONDAY Aug 22nd: KG Open House *scheduled by teacher throughout the day TUESDAY Aug 23rd: *Mrs. Johnson's *1st Grade Class 5:00pm-6:00pm WEDNESDAY Aug 24th: MAPS Preschool Open...

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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.