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!