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Important Notice



195 McGregor Street, Suite 201

Manchester, NH 03102

Telephone: 603.624.6300 • Fax: 603.624.6337

Debra Livingston, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

David M. Ryan

Assistant Superintendent

Secondary Education

Christine D. Martin

Assistant Superintendent

Elementary Education

Karen DeFrancis

Business Administrator

Patricia A. Snow

Exec. Dir. Innovation Zone

Dear Manchester families:

On November 30, 2015 the hours for elementary, middle and high schools are being adjusted based on the new teachers’ contract with the Manchester Education Association.

The hours-based calendar provides us with more instructional time for our middle and high school students. It also gives us the advantage of knowing the last day of school with much more certainty. The anticipated last day of school, if we don’t have more than three snow days this winter, is Thursday, June 9, 2016.

The new school day hours listed below apply to all schools except Manchester School of Technology.

The hours for MST will remain the same.

Elementary students who eat breakfast served at school may arrive at 8:15 am.

The drop-off times for before school care provided by our partner organizations, New Morning, 21 Century, Manchester Boys & Girls Club, and the YMCA, will not change.

On early release days for elementary schools, dismissal remains 11:15.

Delayed openings for weather will be two hours later than the new arrival time.

    Buses arrive/student drop-off Class begins Dismissal

Elementary schools 8:30 am 8:45 am 2:50 pm

Morning preschool     9:05 am 9:15 am 11:45 am

Afternoon preschool 12:35 pm 12:45 pm 3:15 pm

Full-day preschool 8:45 am 9:00 am 2:00 pm

Middle school 7:20 am 7:35 am 2:20 pm

High school 7:38 am 7:45 am 2:53 pm

All middle school morning buses will pick up five minutes later than the current time; all elementary school morning buses will pick up ten minutes later than the current time. The adjusted bus schedules are posted online at http://transportation.mansd.org/ or are available upon request if you contact your school.

Another update to the current academic calendar is that students in the Manchester School District will not attend school on February 9, 2015, the date of the 2016 New Hampshire Presidential Primary.

Please call your school if you have any questions or concerns we can assist you with.


Debra Livingston, Ed.D


It is the policy of the Manchester Board of School Committee, in its actions, and those of its employees, that there shall be no discrimination on the basis of age, sex, race, color, marital status, physical or mental disability, religious creed, national origin or sexual orientation for employment in, or operation and administration of any program or activity in the Manchester School District. The Title IX Coordinator is Pamela Hogan; the 504 Coordinator is Nash Reddy. Please see above for contact information.