News & Events
Covid 19 Information
March 26, Evening Update
Our main update is the big one – on the orders of Gov. Chris Sununu, schools will be closed through at least May 4 as part of a state-wide stay-at-home order. That order closes all non-essential businesses and calls for all to stay home unless absolutely necessary.
Schools will remain closed through May 4: As part of the stay-at-home order, Manchester School District schools will remain closed through that time and in remote learning status. We will bring you more information on the impact this order will have as soon as we can.
Meal distribution continues: We will continue meal distribution daily by bus routes – you can find information on the routes at www.mansd.org. We are also dropping food at the YMCA of Downtown Manchester Teen Center at 42 Stark St. Those packaged breakfasts and lunches are available for pickup between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. along with grab-and-go dinners prepared by the YMCA. Please see below for the Westside bus route in our neighborhood.
Location change for weekend meal pickup: Our weekend meal package pickup will continue as planned with one exception – we have moved one pickup site from JFK Arena to the Police Athletic League parking lot at 409 Beech St. Packs will be available for pickup at all locations starting at 9:30 a.m. this Saturday, March 28. Here is the updated list of pickup locations:
- Police Athletic League building, 409 Beech St. (replaces location at JFK Arena) - please enter from Lake Avenue and exit onto Beech Street
- Crystal Lake Park, 679 Bodwell Road
- Parkside Middle School, 75 Parkside St.
- Smyth Road School, 245 Bruce Road
- Memorial High School, 1 Crusader Way
Playgrounds closed and hard courts are closed: Playgrounds and hard courts (for example, basketball courts) are closed in order to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Westside Bus Route - Monday through Friday
Please find the stop nearest your home.
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
We have just a few updates for you tonight.
You’re doing great: This goes out to everyone in our community: parents, students, teachers, administrators, volunteers, food service workers, bus drivers … all of you. This is a stressful time, made more difficult by our effort to continue the learning process remotely. Remote learning has been successful because we’re approaching this as a community. Parents, please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher or the school with any questions about assignments. If you need technical support from the school district, you can call our helpdesk at 413-3420.
Get #caughtlearning and share with us: Parents: starting tonight, we’d love for you to share your #caughtlearning moments with your students. Send a photo with a brief description to email@example.com with the subject line “Caught learning” any time, and we'll share on social media.
Availability of food for children: A reminder that food distribution by bus continues. You can find the route schedule at www.mansd.org. You will be able to pick up bagged breakfast and lunch from the YMCA of Downtown Manchester’s Teen Center at 42 Stark St. around midday each weekday. Watch our Facebook page for a daily update that food is available. In addition, the Teen Center is distributing grab-and-go dinners every evening from 4:30-5:30 p.m. to children 18 and younger. Curbside pickup is available, so you can stay in your car
March 16, 2020
Good evening gator families,
I hope you are all healthy and safe. You should have received several emails from the Superintendent's office over the last few days explaining the plan for the next three weeks as our country deals with the CoronaVirus. I wanted to explain this a little bit further. Math and Reading/Writing specialists have worked diligently since Friday to prepare packets of math and reading/writing assignments for all students. These packets are designed to last for two weeks. Classroom teachers, Special Educators, English Language Learning teachers and specialists will be in contact with your students via Google Classroom, Remind, Class Dojo or the Class Tag apps, email and by phone. They will all be checking in remotely with you and their students to check on them and their progress with their assignments. We want all of our students to know that we are here for them even though they are not sitting in front of us!! We miss them and it's only been one day!
Food drop offs will begin tomorrow morning. Drop off times and locations are listed below. Find a drop off point closest to you and wait for the bus. Please be patient with this process since we do not know exactly how long the bus will be at each stop. You do not have to have free/reduced lunch status to have breakfast & lunch. Buses will run once a day according to the schedule below. You will receive breakfast and lunch at the same time.
The remote learning packets will be delivered on the bus later this week. You will be updated as soon as we know what day. The work packets will be on the bus every day so that if you miss getting the work the first day, you can get it the following day when the bus arrives!
We are in uncharted waters and need your help. Please be patient with the process. We are here to help you, so please reach out to your child's teacher or to me with questions and concerns.
Be sure to check your email daily since this is the primary mode of communication from the Superintendent. If you need to reach me, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Thanks so much in advance for all of your support and flexibility during this remote learning time.
The bus schedule begins Tuesday, March 17th:
Gossler Park Bus Stops