COVID-19 Guidelines and Updates

April 29, 2021

Due to the absence of positive COVID cases, and the number of immunizations completed, the School Board voted to change the mask policy and make the wearing of masks on campus optional. 

March 31, 2021

We are thankful to our students, staff, and families for being so determined to keep our school open by following the face covering and social distancing guidelines for the past year.  Numbers are steadily decreasing in the school and community because of these efforts.  Normalcy is our goal and we want that as quickly as possible.  However, after listening to health professionals, the Manila School Administration and Board feel for that to be achieved, we need to stay with the current mask policy for the remainder of this school year.  We understand there are differing opinions regarding the mandate, but we believe this is the safest decision for all students and staff members.

 November 11, 2020

During our previous move to blended instruction, staffing numbers had become insufficient to allow for face to face instruction.  At this time, Manila Public Schools has 9 positive student cases of COVID, 3 positive staff cases, 16 students awaiting results with a total of 187 staff and students in quarantine.  These numbers are spread throughout the district and are not contained to one building.  It is for this reason that we are giving students the option to participate in blended instruction OR to attend school face to face.  Beginning Thursday, November 12th through Friday, November 20th, students will have the choice of completing assignments at home through Google Classroom OR by attending school as usual.  On Monday, November 23rd and Tuesday, November 24th  buildings will be closed for face to face instruction and students will attend through blended only.  November 25th-27th is the Thanksgiving holiday, and all campuses and blended instruction will be closed.

On the dates where students may choose blended or face to face (November 12th through 20th), buses will run as usual and meals will be served at school as usual.  If you are choosing to attend blended on those days, lunch may be picked up at the elementary and high school circle drives from 11:00 until 12:00.  Please call the office if you are planning on picking up a meal so that we can plan for the appropriate number of take-outs. School will resume normal face to face instruction after the Thanksgiving holiday.

We appreciate all that you do to help support student learning both at home and at school!