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Redistricting plan to be implemented in Manchester

Superintendent Dr. Bolgen Vargas and school district administrators are working to carry out the redistricting plan that was approved by the Board of School Committee this month.   Various discussions and plans around the concept of redistricting have been discussed for more than ten years in Manchester. The proposal presented by Dr. Vargas is the first to make any significant progress toward implementation. It is made up of several stages that will be put into place over time through 2020, subject to budget approval where financial implications are noted. Beginning in September 2018, all incoming sixth graders from Beech Street Elementary School will attend McLaughlin Middle School. The current school feeder pattern splits Beech Street graduates between McLaughlin and Southside middle schools. The new proposal will reunite those students at one school. They will all attend Central High School for ninth grade. Plans also are underway to establish a collaboration between Memor

Operation Safe Stop is May 1

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Last day of school and academic calendar confirmed

Dates for the last day of school of the 2017/18 school year and the first day of the 2018/19 school year have been confirmed. Because Manchester schools closed for seven days related to weather this school year and also had two delayed openings and two early releases, the loss of instructional hours exceeded the five-day allowance in the academic calendar. Therefore, three more days have been added to the year, and other adjustments have been made. ·          The last day of school for students in kindergarten through grade 11 will be Friday, June 15 instead of June 12, 2018. ·          The last day for preschool students remains on Friday, June 8. ·          The scheduled teacher professional learning and organizational activities will be June 18 and 19, 2018. ·          June 15 will be an early release day for elementary students and teachers as well as preschool teachers; middle and high school students and teachers will go to school for the full day. ·         

Substitutes wanted!

Manchester School District is looking to enhance its pool of substitute faculty and staff. Substitutes for classroom teachers and paraprofessionals are needed regularly when there are unexpected absences, but school districts regionally and across the country are experiencing a shortage of subs. A degree is not required, but people who have earned at least 48 college credits and a desire to be a positive role model for our students may qualify to be substitute teachers in the Manchester School District.   For those who do wish to be full-time educators, substitute teaching is a great way to make contacts and get to know the schools. The pay rate for substitutes is $70 per day; paraprofessional subs earn $10 an hour. Please email to ask for an application packet. Candidates who submit applications will be interviewed.  

New attendance notification begin April 9

Dear Manchester School District families, Our district attendance procedures will change beginning on Monday, April 9.  We know you understand and believe in the importance of school attendance. Our schools are committed to accurately monitoring and reporting attendance information. We also want to communicate more efficiently with parents and guardians about their children’s attendance. Beginning on Monday, April 9, if your child is absent from school or tardy to school you will receive a phone call and/or email notification through our SchoolMessenger system at 11:05 a.m. each day. The attendance message will go to the phone number and/or email address we have on file for your child(ren). If you wish to update your contact information, please notify your child(ren)'s school(s). We want to ensure you will not be surprised by this process and will understand the purpose of the notification. We thank you for your support in advance of this new effort.   Sincerely,