Dear Manchester Families,
What a wonderful school year! I can't believe it is already drawing to a close. We are entering our season of testing which requires our students to do their very best and showcase all that they have learned during the year. PASS is May 7-9 for our students in grades 3-5. Please do not schedule appointments which would pull your student out of school during those testing days. It is important that students are on time for school and they attend school everyday.
We are working on our Title I needs assessment and we are seeking ideas from our parents. If you have any questions or ideas for school improvement, please call or come by the school. My door is always open and I enjoy getting to know our Manchester families. Our theme is "Manchester Works" and I believe Manchester works because of our supportive families and dedicated teachers. Thank you for helping to make this school year a success!
School Hours: 7:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Breakfast will be served beginning at 7:00. Students who arrive between 7:00 and 7:20 must report immediately to the cafeteria. At 7:20, students will begin entering their classrooms. School begins at 7:45. Students arriving after 7:45 must enter the office with a parent or guardian and sign in. Car riders and walkers will be dismissed at 2:30 p.m. Bus students will be dismissed at 2:30 p.m.
Traffic and Transportation – When you pick up your child after school, please go through the parent pick up lane, follow the flow of traffic, and stay in your vehicle. We will bring your child to your car. Due to safety concerns, we will not dismiss students to parents under the awning who are not in their vehicle with their number posted. During dismissal, please do not park in the parent pick-up/drop-off zone or on the street. . If you need to pick up your child in the front office, you must park in the parking area. If there is a change in the child’s car transportation, the parent must send a note to school. If your child rides the bus and you need to change the location of the destination/origination, you must submit a Request.
Sign-out Policy – For the safety of all children, we will not allow anyone to sign out your child unless his or her name is on the student’s emergency card. Every child must have an emergency card on file in the main office and in the classroom. The persons who have parental permission to sign out your child must be listed on the emergency card. Please complete the emergency card and return promptly. Students who are tardy or who are signed out early will not be eligible for perfect attendance recognition at Awards Day.