Virtual vs Face to Face: 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!
Drive -up Clinic at Manton: Wednesday, December 16th from 8:00-4:00, the Wellness Center will be hosting a drive-thru flu clinic to all individuals age 6 month 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 $5.00 Subway Card or $6.00 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.
Drive thru Flu Clinic: Manton & Mesick Adolescent Wellness Centers and DHD#10 are in partnership with Munson-Cadillac offering 3 drive Thru Flu Clinics in Wexford County for anyone ages 6 months and older, no out-of-packet costs, and they don't even need to get out of their cars. In efforts to reach as many community members as possible including school-age families we are offering 3 different Drive Thru Clinics. If you have insurance it will be billed, if you don't then the vaccine is free and every person in each vehicle that receives their flu vaccine will get a gift card. Tuesday, Dec. 1st, from 5:00-8:00 pm at the Cherry Grove Fire Department. Friday, Dec. 4th, from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm a the Haring Township Fire Department. Wednesday, Dec. 9th from 5:00-8:00 pm at the Mesick Bus Garage.
If you are looking for instructions on how to use the Hot Spots and getting into your google classroom please go to the Manton Middle School Face Book page. There is a very helpful video there.
Today, November 18, 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, November 20, 2020, for K-8 students and will resume face to face learning on December 9. 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! Hot Spots will be set up at: School Parking Lot Caldwell Twp Bloomfield Twp Liberty Twp Greenwood Twp Rollins Church and Cedar Creek will be available in the near future.
Project Christmas information: We are so sad to have this kind of news in a world that needs good news. However, we feel we must cancel Project Christmas this year. It breaks our hearts and we know it is so for hundreds of people. This decision wasn't made lightly and we tried diligently to make it happen but with the increase of the virus happening at a rapid pace, we felt it was the appropriate thing to do. We pray that God will bless those who need help with another source of assistance this year. We trust God that we will be able to hold our event again next year.
Project Christmas is still taking calls through December 4 to assist people in Wexford and Missaukee counties that have found themselves in a tough place financially. If you, or someone you know, need a source of encouragement for Christmas, we would love to help. Wexford County residents may call 231-779-5205 or 231-468-3204 Mon-Fri / 9:30AM to 3:30 PM (office will be closed November 25-27) and Missaukee County residents may call 231-839-8816 Mon-Fri /10AM to 5 PM (closed November 26-27) Please have ready your social security numbers for everyone in the family, job supervisor names for those who have a job, and your DHHS case number IF you receive help from them. A screening process happens and if one qualifies, you will be invited to attend the event at the WEX in Cadillac on December 12. Because of COVID-19, there are new guidelines but we look forward to serving lots of families. If you would like more information on how to give or help, please use our website at www.projectchristmaswexmiss.org or send a donation to Project Christmas, PO Box 554, Cadillac MI 49601.
Important announcement: The 7th and 8th Grade Boys Basketball game has been cancelled for tonight. It will be rescheduled for a later date. There is NO practice.
Project Christmas information: Beginning October 19-December 4, If you would like some help, from Wexford County: call 231-779-5205 or 231-468-3204, Mon. - Fri. 9:30-3:30. For help in Missaukee County call 231-839-8816, Mon - Fri. 10:00-5:00. When you call, please have the following: Social Security numbers for all in the home, Sources of income & supervisor names, DHHS Client # IF you have one, (it is not necessary to have one to apply.)
Message from Mr. Morrow: 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/ Parents: If you are thinking on coming back face to face please let the office know by this Friday. We will need to make schedules for you. Thank you
Reminder to everyone: School pictures are tomorrow, Tuesday, September 29th. Virtual Students: You will need to go to the Lobby by the Ranger Room to have your pictures taken from 1:00-3:00.
Thank you student counsel for these adorable stress balls and Chromebook cleaner duo! The students love them. Plus, it’s a good year for everyone to practice having a little less stress and being a little more clean.
Next week, Sept. 28-Oct. 2 is SPIRIT WEEK!!! Monday - International Harvester - Yee Yee Day Tuesday - Picture Day - Fancy Wednesday - Thriller - Wear a costume Thursday - Let's get physical - Exercise Attire Friday - Our House - Ranger Day!
Reminder about VJ and Varsity Football home games. We will not have an open gate for either the VJ or Varsity Football Games. You must have a pass in order to purchase a ticket at the game. Players have the passes and they are limited. There is be no concessions and you must wear a face mask. Please direct any questions to the High School.
It’s All About Chocolate. Sept. 28 through October 21, 2020 .Youth ages 8-14 are invited to participate in this fun, self-paced, 4-H learning experience. Each participant will receive a box in the mail prior to start of the program. The box will include 5 individual lessons with the supplies to complete at least two activities per lesson. Youth then use the GooseChase app to complete challenges by submitting photos of their projects or answering questions about what they learned. Each new lesson’s challenges will be available 24 hours after the last, but youth can complete them at their own pace. Information will be placed in each box on how to use GooseChase and program information. Cost is $15 per participant. For more and to register visit: https://events.anr.msu.edu/ScienceChocolate/. Registration deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 15.
2020-21 - School Calendar: Aug. 26 - First Day with Students Sept. 4 - NO School Sept. 7 - NO School Oct. 19 - 5-8 :00 Parent/Teacher Conferences Oct. 21 - 5-8:00 Parent/Teacher Conferences Oct. 22 - Half Day School for Students --1:00-3:30 Parent/Teacher Conferences Oct. 23 - NO School Nov. 2 - NO Students --Teachers PD Nov. 25-29 - NO School Thanksgiving Break Dec. 23 - Jan. 3 - NO School -- Christmas Break Feb. 11 - 1:30-3:30 & 5-8:00 Parent/Teacher Conferences Feb. 12-15 NO School Mar. 27-Apr. 4 - NO School -- Spring Break May 31 - NO School June 4 - Tentative Last Day of School
Attention all 5th Graders! 🔊Welcome to the Middle School - you're gonna love it here! 🧡🖤 Please take time to view your virtual open house. We can't wait to meet you! https://youtu.be/gcuKnzGnKZ4
Attention all 6th Graders! 🔊Welcome to the Middle School - you're gonna love it here! 🧡🖤 Please take time to view your virtual open house. We can't wait to meet you! https://vimeo.com/451189011
Attention all 7th and 8th Graders! 🔊Welcome to the Middle School - you're gonna love it here! 🧡🖤 Please take time to view your virtual open house. We can't wait to meet you! https://youtu.be/nGvHdc_v0vw