Bus number 20-15, the black bus, driven by Stanley Troxel will be running 1 hour and 10 minutes behind this evening.
Bus number 9-15, the yellow bus driven by Miss Jody is running about 1 hour and 10 minutes behind today.
Manton Consolidated Schools will be closed today, Tuesday, January 12, due to icy road conditions.
Just a reminder that meals for virtual students are today from 3:00-4:00 in front of the high school gym. The next pickup of meals for virtual students will be this Friday from 3:00-4:00 in the same location and then will be every Friday from 3:00-4:00 until further notice.
Tomorrow, Monday, December 28th, we will have 150 meal boxes containing breakfast and lunch for 7 days. Pickup will be from 3:00 to 4:00 in front of the high school gym. These 150 meals will be handed out on a first come first serve basis. Anyone 18 and under is eligible. We are limited to the 150 boxes.
I regret to inform you that due to a positive Covid-19 case in our district, all Manton students K-12 will be virtual on Monday and Tuesday next week. This is due to the number of quarantines required that would make it impossible to get all students to and from school next week. We were hoping to get through these last days prior to break without having to go remote, but unfortunately are unable to do so. These days are virtual for everyone K-12 and not considered days off. K-12 instruction will resume face to face on Monday, January 4th, when we return from our scheduled Christmas break. We will be running Latchkey for the full day on Monday and Tuesday next week from 7:00AM – 6:00 PM. The next food pick up for virtual students will be January 4th. If you are a middle school parent you will receive another call tonight providing information regarding the virtual plan for Monday and Tuesday. Thank you for your continued support of Manton Consolidated Schools.
This is a reminder that our local health department is conducting a drive-thru flu clinic located in front of the high school gym. That flu clinic will be open until 3:00 PM. Also, today is meal pickup day for both our virtual and high school students. Meals will be available for pickup from 3:00PM-4:00PM in the same location as the flu clinic, in front of the high school gym.
The decision has been made to make next Monday and Tuesday virtual for high school only. In other words, next Monday and Tuesday school will look like it has over the last week. The current plan is that K-8 will be face to face until Christmas break and the high school will be virtual. Lots of thought has gone into this decision with the state having shut the high school down until a minimum of Sunday and not knowing what the state is planning to do with us after that, then having extra contact with students on the busses and additional student and the staff contacts in the high school for only 2 days, no other high school in our ISD being open next Monday and Tuesday for face-to-face learning, and having some consistency for all of our students. We feel this is in the best interest of all of the school community at this time. So again kindergarten through 8th grade will continue to meet face to face through next Tuesday and the high school will remain virtual, regardless of any decision the state issues over the next week.
This is just a reminder for those middle and high school students who are looking to switch from either virtual to face-to-face or from face-to-face to virtual, the window for doing so is currently open. In order for planning purposes those choices need to be made by next Friday to get students ready to start the new semester on January 4th. Please contact your building office at the latest by next Friday, December 18th, if you want to make a change for second semester. Thank you!
Please see the news section for the latest school closure/opening plan for our school district.
On Wednesday, December 16th from 8:00 to 4:00, the Wellness Center at Manton School will be hosting a drive-thru flu clinic to all individuals age 6 months and older. Please call Andrea at (231) 306-3010 to schedule your drive-up time. There are no out-of-pocket costs for anyone! Please bring your insurance card if you have one. All individuals who receive a flu shot will be given a $5 Subway card or $6 Little Caesar’s card! The clinic will run out of the high school gym lobby. You may pull up in front of the gym to get your flu shot.
We were informed today, Tuesday, November 24, that we had two people, one individual in the middle school and one in the high school, who have tested positive for Covid-19. All close contacts of these individuals have been notified. As we get additional Covid related information, we will keep you informed. Thank you!
We were informed today that we had a high school student who has tested positive for Covid-19. All close contacts of this individual have been notified. We will continue to keep you informed of cases within the school district. Thank you!
If you are interested in meals for your children during remote learning, please fill out the form located under the "News" section on our website. Any child under the age of 18 is eligible for breakfast, lunch, & supper. Meals will be available for pickup or delivery on Tuesday, November 24th and Tuesday, December 1. Pick up time will be 3:00-4:00 pm in front of the main entrance of high school gym. There will also be a meal pickup on Friday, November 20. This is PICK UP only. Please specify on the form if you are interested. Any questions, please contact Shelley Ritchie at 231-824-6411 ext 285
This is an official notice of a possible Covid 19 exposure on Tuesday, November 10th at the Regional Volleyball game between Traverse City St. Francis and Beaverton. Attendees should monitor themselves for symptoms.
Today we were notified that we had a staff member test positive for Covid-19. Through contract tracing, this impacted 4 additional staff members who will have to quarantine. There were no quarantine contacts with students. Unfortunately with this development, we will be moving to remote learning starting tomorrow for K-8 students and will resume face-to-face learning on December 9th. Our teachers and students are ready for this challenge. We all know that face-to-face learning is what is best for students, but we feel this is the correct move at this time for both students and staff. Again, this remote learning will take place until December 9th. Thank you!
Today we were informed that an individual in the Adolescent Wellness Center located in our high school tested positive for Covid-19 and was in our building last Monday and Tuesday. If you were in the clinic last Monday, November 9th or Tuesday, November 10th, you should monitor yourself for symptoms for the next 6-7 days. Individuals considered close contacts who need to quarantine have been contacted. We will continue to keep you informed if other cases impact our school. A reminder that the high school will be closed tomorrow until December 9th, but the elementary and middle school will be open tomorrow.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services ordered new COVID restrictions that impact Manton. Beginning Wednesday, Manton High School students will be learning remotely until their return to face-to-face instruction on December 9th. All athletics and co-curricular activities are suspended until December 9th. Food will be distributed to all interested 9th-12th grade students this Friday, November 20th, next Tuesday, November 24th, and Monday, November 30th, from 3:00-4:00 PM at the main entrance to the high school gym. You can sign up for the food distribution by filling out the form located under the “News” section of our website and app. Starting this Wednesday, we will not have our intervention times from 1:00-2:00 until Monday, December 14th. All K-8 students will be dismissed at 1:00. We will continue to work with our local health department to evaluate COVID numbers in each building and to notify our parents if we have staff or students test positive. We will keep you informed if additional changes are needed.
MHSAA Update: All school sports activities (practices and contests) are suspended effective immediately through at least Dec. 8.
Today it was announced that the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is closing all high schools to combat the rising case numbers of Covid-19. Starting this Wednesday, November 18, our high school will be moved to remote learning for 3 weeks until December 8. Effective immediately all after school athletics are being suspended by the MHSAA and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services at all grade levels. We will have more information for you over the next two days as we get it. Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time!