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!
Please see the letter to parents dated November 4 for information regarding the required phase 4 change by the health department regarding face masks in the elementary.
A friendly reminder as Covid cases in our area increase: Please be vigilant about screening your children before school every day and taking precautions by keeping them home if you see any signs of illness. If you have a positive case in your home, your child needs to stay home to quarantine as well. We are proud of the plans we've put in place this year to keep students and staff safe. Thank you for all of your support in this mission!
This is just a reminder that tomorrow, Thursday, October 22, we will be dismissing students at our regular 1:00 time with no intervention groups from 1:00 to 2:00. Our parent teacher conferences will continue tomorrow from 1:00 to 3:00 o’clock. There will be no school this Friday, October 23. Also, due to the 1:00 dismissals this year, there will be no ½ days of school this year.
The Manton Adolescent Wellness Center will be holding a Flu Clinic for middle and high school students during the school day on: Monday - October 12 Wednesday - October 14 Friday - October 16 The number of shots available are limited, so please email or call to register as soon as possible. If you would like to get your flu shot, please email Andrea at email@example.com or call at 231-306-3010 with your student's name and grade level.
I wanted to provide you with an update regarding the Michigan Supreme Court ruling that was handed down Friday evening stating that Governor Whitmer did not have the authority to issue Executive Orders after April 30th. We are still unsure of the full impact this ruling has on our school in a variety of ways and are in constant contact with our legal team and other state organizations to give us the most accurate information regarding this ruling. With that in mind, we are continuing with our current board approved school opening plan that has been in place for school the last 6 weeks. So right now, school will continue on like it has been, until further notice. Thank you for your understanding as we try to get a full explanation of what this means for our school.
Virtual Students- the deadline for returning to face to face instruction is Friday October 2. You will attend face to face beginning Monday Oct 5. Please let Mrs. Nyland or the office know by Friday if you plan to return. The next opportunity to return to face to face to face is in January.
Any high school student interested in joining the cross country team this fall, practice will be at the high school from 3:00-5:00 next week. Please email Jeff Harding at jharding @mantonschools.org or join the "Manton Running Rangers" Facebook page for additional information.
Just a reminder that if you plan on using bus transportation this fall, please fill out a transportation form on our website or call 824-6411 ext#1 by the end of the day tomorrow. Also, we are in the process of contacting our parents who are interested in virtual classes this fall. If you have not received a phone call by Tuesday at 3:00, please contact your student's office to make sure we have the correct contact information.
Here is a brief video on our school reopening plan. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xh4uywMXuKgyVZ_3zQxycQJSD7MjKFjx/view?usp=sharing
Varsity and JV football practice starts today at 4:30 at the football field. Please make sure your child has a physical on file from last school year or has a current physical in order to participate in practice.
High school volleyball tryouts begin Wednesday, August 12, from 7:00PM-9:00PM in the high school gym.
A reminder that today is the last day for food service for the district. Starting the 28th of August we will be offering free breakfast and free lunch to all students enrolled in the school district.
Manton Consolidated Schools is currently working on 3 different plans for the Return to School Roadmap released by the governor. We will share those plans with you once they are finalized. We are currently planning on face-to-face instruction to open our year. We will have on-line options for parents who choose to keep their children home. Thank you!
Manton Consolidated Schools Planning Survey: Please click on the link to take a brief survey to help us plan for next year. Thank You! https://forms.gle/HNfDhe7z49Sydptm6
Just a reminder that drop off of materials is tomorrow from 5:30-7:00 in the evening and Tuesday from 11:00 to 12:30 during the day.
Our last drop off of materials will be next Monday, June 1st, from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM and Tuesday, June 2nd, from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM. Students can drop off their packets, library books, band instruments, and their Chromebooks/IPads and chargers.
Just a reminder that packet pickups are today from 5:30-7:00 and tomorrow from 9:30-1:30.
Our next packets will be available next Thursday the 7th from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM and Friday the 8th from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Please see our App or Website for detailed information.
Please see our website or app for information regarding lesson packets for students.
Please see our website or app for updated closure information.
Please fill out our brief internet access survey at www.mantonschools.org. Please only do one per family. Thank you!
The breakfast/lunch program will continue for the next three weeks that school is shut down. Our new opening date is April 13th, 2020.
Please see our website for important information regarding the closure of Manton Consolidated Schools. You can also get a copy of the letter at Central Office.
The MHSAA has suspended the postseason for athletics at this time. There will be no Regional Championship game this evening or District Championship game tomorrow.
Manton Consolidated Schools is closed today, Tuesday, February 18th due to road conditions.
Due to the road conditions, Manton Consolidated Schools will be closed today, Monday, February 10th.
Due to the icy secondary roads, Manton Consolidated Schools will be closed today, Tuesday, February 4th.
The Manton NHS is sponsoring a Blood Drive with Versiti Blood Center of Michigan on Friday, January 24 from 8-2 in the high school gym. Appointments are preferred. Please see Mrs. Zagata or call 866-miblood or visit versiti.org/miblood. Each donation saves THREE lives! Thank You
Due to the icy secondary road conditions, Manton Consolidated Schools will be closed today, Friday, January 10.
Our phone system is up and running. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.
Our phone system is currently down, we will notify you when they are up and running
In order to allow plows a little more time to clear some secondary roads, Manton Consolidated Schools will be on a 2 hour delay Monday, December 2nd.
Our phone call out system for attendance is currently not working correctly. Our tech department is working on this problem. Thank you for your patience!
Due to the amount of snow on our roads, Manton Consolidated Schools will be closed today, Friday, November 8th.
We still have a few openings for physicals being conducted tomorrow and Wednesday at the Manton Adolescent Wellness Center located in Manton High School. Please call (231) 306-4900 for information.
The Manton Summer Feeding Program/Chartwells School Dining Services is offering free lunch for children 18 and under Monday through Friday, 11:30 - 12:30 in the Ranger Room. Starts June 17th and ends August 9th. Adult cost to eat is $3.50.
This is just to inform you that all non-staff building swipe keys will be turned off starting June 17 for building renovations and cleaning. Starting August 1st, swipe keys may be reapplied for with a new form. Thank you!
Our local health department is offering sports physicals June 18 and 19 in the Manton Adolescent Wellness Center located in the high school. Please go to our website or call (231) 306-4900 for additional information.
Class of 2019 Graduation is May 19 at 3pm in the High School Gym
Our new last day of school will be Tuesday, June 11. That will be a 1/2 day of school. Please see the article on the News section of our website and app titled, Community Calendar Update.
Manton Consolidated Schools is on a 2-hour delay today, Monday, April 15th due to current road conditions.
Reminder for Wednesday- Juniors-Breakfast will be served in the home ec room starting at 7:45am. Testing will begin in the gym at promptly 8:30!
Good evening! This is a reminder that 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students will be testing Tuesday morning. Please make every effort to have your students in school, and on time. Also, 11th graders will be testing Wednesday morning as well.
Due to the possibility of ice in the morning, but warm afternoon temperatures, a delay may be called tomorrow. We will make a decision in the morning if a delay is warranted.
Manton Consolidated Schools will not have school on April 19th. Our current projected last day of school is June 14th. For more information, please see the letter dated April 3 on our school website, www.mantonschools.org, under the news section or go to our school app.
Due to the icy conditions of our secondary roads, Manton Consolidated Schools will be closed today, Thursday March 14th.
Boys regional basketball tickets will go on sale tomorrow Monday Mar. 4th at noon in the high school office, for the game Tuesday night at 6:00pm in Houghton Lake.
Due to weather and road conditions, Manton Consolidated Schools will be closed tomorrow, Monday, February 25th.
There is an updated Pesticide Use Advisory letter on our website. Go to MCS main page, click Menu - Documents - Pesticide Information. Please refer to the letter if you have any questions. Thank you!
Please read the February 13, 2019 Snow Day Update Letter located under the News Section of the Manton App or Manton Website for important information regarding snow days.
Due to the number of snow days we have had, tomorrow's 1/2 of school is now a full day for students. We are cancelling parent-teacher conferences for the afternoon, but the evening conferences are still on. We are working on ways to make up those cancelled conferences.
Due to the drifted road conditions, Manton Consolidated Schools is closed today.
Due to the impending storm and expected travel conditions throughout the day, Manton Consolidated Schools will be closed today, Tuesday, February 12.
Due to icy road conditions, Manton Consolidated Schools will be closed tomorrow, Friday, February 8th.
Due to expected ice accumulation and travel concerns expected during the school day, Manton Consolidated Schools will be closed today, Thursday, February 7.
Due to icy secondary roads, Manton Consolidated Schools will be closed today, Monday, February 4th.
Please see the article about the provided lunch opportunity tomorrow under the news section of our app or website.
Due to the extreme wind chill predicted for the entire day tomorrow and road conditions, Manton Consolidated Schools will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, January 31st. The NHS Blood drive is rescheduled for Friday.
Due to the extreme wind chill predicted for the entire day tomorrow, Manton Consolidated Schools will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, January 30th.
Due to the road and weather conditions, Manton Consolidated Schools will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, January 29th. Please stay safe and warm!
Please read the January 28th Snow Letter located under the News Section of the Manton App or Manton Website for important information regarding snow days. A decision on school tomorrow has not yet been made.
Due to the incoming storm and dangerous travel conditions predicted for tomorrow morning and throughout the day, Manton Consolidated Schools will be closed tomorrow, Monday, January 28. Please stay safe!
Manton Consolidated Schools will be closed today, Monday, January 21, due to wind chill and buses not being able to start.
Manton Consolidated Schools will be closed today, Thursday, January 17, due to the icy secondary roads.
Due to the icy road conditions Manton Consolidated Schools will be closed today, Wednesday, January 16.
No Ski Club tomorrow - Wednesday, January 9
Manton Consolidated Schools will be closed tomorrow Tuesday, January 8, due to icy back roads. High school exams will be Thursday, Friday, and Monday. See the Manton High School Facebook page for more details.
Manton Consolidated Schools will be closed today, Monday, January 7 due to current and expected road and weather conditions.
Please remember that Friday, December 21 is half a day of school. School is dismissed at noon
This message is to inform you that a case of Scabies has been identified at Manton Elementary and Manton Middle School and your child may have been exposed. Scabies mites may be transmitted through skin to skin contact or sharing clothing. Please see our website for more info.
Congratulations to Jake Renfer on his 100th career wrestling win!
Manton Elementary will be having a food drive on Monday, December 10 and will end on Friday, December 14. Thank you!
Manton Consolidated Schools will be closed today, Monday December 3rd, due to icy road conditions on our back roads.
A quick reminder that next week we have a full day of school on Monday and Tuesday. No school on Wednesday. This is a change from the schedule sent out before the school year started.
Just a quick reminder of a couple of things. Today's Elementary Halloween Parade is at 9:30 inside the school and the 5th Street Gym is open for parents. Today is 1/2 day of school. There is school tomorrow, but there is no school on Friday. Also a friendly reminder of the band taco dinner fundraiser is tomorrow from 5-7 PM in the Multipurpose Room.
Just a reminder that next week we have a half day of school on Wednesday the 31st of October and no school on Friday November 2nd. The band is also sponsoring a Taco Dinner in the MPR on Thursday November 1st from 5-7 PM to raise funds for their band trip in March.
Pre-ordered "Fight Like a Ranger" shirts are now available for pick up in the high school office.
Fight Like a Ranger shirts will only be on sale until 6am Wednesday October 17. Shirts are only available through the online link. http://forms.kelgraphics.com/manton_fights_back
Kira's Crew Shirts - If you ordered a lime green shirt for tonight's game/fundraiser, they are available for pickup in the High School Gym lobby from 10 - 2:30 today (9-27-18). They will also be available at the game tonight
I was notified today that we had some issues regarding milk quality with our vendor Prairie Farms. Our kitchen staff has isolated the dates of the milk that have been impacted. The issue, we are told, is that the milk was not holding its shelf life and spoiling quicker than the date on the milk. Our kitchen staff is taking precautions with each crate to make sure we are having a quality product in front of kids. Prairie Farms has stated that they have rectified the situation and that there were no health risks involved. Please contact the office if you have any questions. Thank you. Len Morrow
Due to a down power line obstructing US 131, the buses are unable to pick up any student south of 22 road. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Unfortunately the flyer did not attach. Please call 1-800-443-2297 to schedule an appointment or see the flyer on our website at www.mantonschools.org under the Livefeed section.
Sports physical appointments are still available this Thursday 6/14 and Friday 6/15 at the Manton Adolescent Wellness Center. Please call 231-306-4900 for more information and an appointment.
The Manton School Board Meeting for this evening has been cancelled due to scheduling conflicts. All agenda items will be moved to the June 20th board meeting. Thank you!
Starting Monday June 11th, we will offer free lunch in the Ranger Room Cafeteria to all children 18 and under. Meals will be served Monday - Friday from 11:30-12:30.
Just a reminder that this Friday, June 1st is a full day of school. This is a change from the original calendar and was changed due to the snow day make-ups next week. Next Tuesday, June 5th, is the last day of school and is a half day.
Our additional snow day waiver has been approved by the Michigan Department of Education. Our official last day of school is currently Tuesday, June 5th. That Tuesday will be a 1/2 day.
Due to road conditions Manton Consolidated Schools will be closed today Tuesday, April 17th.
Due to road and weather conditions, Manton Consolidated Schools will be closed Monday, April 16, 2018.
Attention Elementary Parents: Due to the weather, we are rescheduling the Elementary Daddy/Daughter, Mother/son dances. Both dances are rescheduled for May 5th, with the Mother/son from 2-4 and the Daddy/daughter from 6-8 in the Multi Purpose Room
Due to road conditions and poor visibility Manton schools will be closed today Wednesday, April 4th, 2018.
Michael’s Place Grief Support Center out of Traverse City, will be here on Monday, March 19, 2018 beginning at 10:30 in the morning to conduct “debriefing” sessions with our 7th - 12th grade students so that these students have an opportunity to talk about how everyone is holding up, hear what others are feeling, and take the time to just be together. This will be a voluntary activity for the students and students from other grades MAY participate if they choose to. If you wish to have your student NOT participate in this activity next Monday, please phone the appropriate school office and opt the student OUT of the debriefing session. Please again take note that this will be completely VOLUNTARY, and no students will be forced to participate in any debriefing sessions if they choose not to attend.
This is an important message from Manton Consolidated Schools: Attached is digital copy of a letter that went home with each middle school student today regarding yesterday's tragedy. In addition, we included grief information and resources you may find helpful in supporting your child. We will continue to do all we can to support them at school as our community grieves and counselors will remain on site.
This is an important message from Manton Consolidated Schools. It has come to our attention that there are some concerns regarding the walkout protest which included roughly 20 students today. The school was not aware ahead of time that students had plans on protesting today. We have had students come and talk with the administration about participating in a protest on April 20th, not today. While the school does not encourage such activities, we respect that students do have rights to express their opinions in a peaceful and appropriate manner. The students who participated today were supervised to ensure their safety.
Manton Consolidated Schools conducted a lock down drill at approximately 2pm today as part of our state mandated drill schedule. Students and staff did an outstanding job!
There will be a paper sign up for summer baseball/softball on Tuesday, March 20th from 5:30-7:30 in the hallway between the 5th street gym and multipurpose room. Thank you!
The Manton High School Robotics team finshed 18th out of 40 teams after the 1st round of competition! Nice job Rangers! Awesome job for our 1st year program!
Girl's Basketball District Championship Game at St. Francis at 7pm tonight! "BLACKOUT" Spec busses leave at 5:30pm sharp! Listen on 107.1 if you can't make it to the game! Go Lady Rangers! #RANGERPRIDE
Rangers win 74-29! Come cheer them on in the District Championship Wednesday at 7:00pm at St Francis vs Glen Lake! #RANGERPRIDE
Manton clinched at least a share of its first Highland Conference girls basketball championship in 20 years with a 72-20 road victory over Evart. Congratulations ladies! #RANGERPRIDE
Manton Consolidated Schools would like you to know that we went into secure mode this morning so that we could have trained drug dogs from local law enforcement agencies do a sweep of our school. Our number one priority is the safety of all of our students and this is one way to help ensure that. Thank you!
The Manton National Honor Society, in coordination with the American Red Cross, will sponsor a blood drive on Friday, February 9, in the high school gym. Donors do not need appointments, and walk-ins are welcome. Please plan to stop in and donate a pint of life-saving blood, anytime between 8:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. You may save a life! #RANGERPRIDE
This is an important message from Manton Consolidated Schools. We have again analyzed our absentee rate today. Our percentages were better in the morning, but fell again in the afternoon. In light of the situation, Manton Consolidated Schools will be closed Friday, February 2nd, to allow for the weekend to hopefully break the cycle of sickness we are experiencing. Activities for tonight will go on as planned. The games for tomorrow night have been cancelled.
I apologize for this late message, but I have received several reports that a news article stated we were resuming school on Friday. That is an error. School does resume tomorrow morning. I am sorry for any confusion. - Len Morrow
The local health department has provided us a link for additional information regarding the flu. Please see https://www.cdc.gov/flu/resource-center/freeresources/print/print-schools-childcare.htm for details.
This is Len Morrow with an important message from Manton Consolidated Schools. Yesterday we heard of a number of students who had been diagnosed with influenza. Today we were able to look at our absentee rates and consulted with the health department and a pediatrician. Based on all of this information, we have made the decision to close school for the next two days, Tuesday the 30th and Wednesday the 31st. School will be dismissed today at its regular time. We will not have practices, or games for today, Tuesday, or Wednesday. Information regarding rescheduling of athletic events will be provided as soon as possible. Latchkey will run during its regular time today. We recommend keeping socialization to a minimum during this time. There will be no community access to the buildings or gyms during these days. Closing school is never taken lightly, but with the information we now have we feel it is the best one for our students. Thank you for your time.
This is an important message from Manton Consolidated Schools: It has been brought to my attention today that several students that attended Camp Rotary have been diagnosed with influenza. Please keep a watchful eye on your child for any flu like symptoms, including a cough/fever and take appropriate precautions. It is flu season and all parents, regardless of grade level, should stay vigilant in recognizing flu symptoms and seeking medical attention if necessary! The school will continue to monitor the situation, thank you.
Congratulations to the Ranger Wrestling team for taking 2nd at the Reed City Tournament! 🏅
Congratulations to Jayden Perry for recording his 1000th career point tonight! #RANGERPRIDE 🏆🏀