This week, Manchester School District announced we will launch our first dual-language immersion program in the fall of 2024. The Spanish-English program will start at the elementary level, with two classes of kindergarten students, and it will be open to students from across the city. We'll be hosting a pair of informational sessions on the program – one in Spanish (at 4:30 pm) and one in English (at 5:30 pm) – next Wednesday, October 4, at Memorial High School. You can find more information on the program and the event here: https://www.mansd.org/article/1259332.
Bus routes have been updated on our website – please check for possible changes to your route at https://www.mansd.org/page/transportation.
The Board of School Committee meeting schedule for the week of August 28 through September 1: Monday, August 28 5:30 pm: Special Board of School Committee. Agenda – https://5il.co/232os 6:30 pm: Board of School Committee. Agenda – https://5il.co/233e0 There are no other meetings scheduled this week. All meetings will be held in the Aldermanic Chambers at City Hall. Meetings can be viewed live on Manchester Public Television Channel 22 or online at https://www.manchestertv.org/22.
It's the final countdown! We are now 10 days away from the start of school, on Tuesday, September 5. We've pulled together lots of important information for the 2023-2024 school year on one page on our website: https://www.mansd.org/page/school-year-information-2023-2024. There, you'll find: ✅ Suggested supply lists ✅ Bus routes ✅ Registration information ✅ School meals information ✅ Calendars ✅ School day start/end times ✅ Jobs in Manchester schools We're excited to welcome students back to school on September 5 – until then, enjoy the last full week of summer!
Join us at National Night Out this Tuesday from 5-8 pm at Beech Street School/JFK Coliseum. Look for the Manchester School District table to learn more about our job opportunities, and get info on the importance of good attendance. There will be lots of free entertainment, activities (including the Bookmobile!) and plenty of helpful information for families – we hope to see you there!
The festivities will roll out on Saturday, September 23rd, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Manchester, NH. Free transportation to and from the park will be available from the Manchester Transit Authority. Link to Facebook event: https://fb.me/e/5ZFgkwJ70
🔅 Summer Learning Spotlight: Manchester School District's summer learning programs are now in full gear, so over the next week, we'll be highlighting these awesome programs. New this year, Blast Off to Kindergarten offers incoming kindergarten students a chance to learn about how school works before actually starting school. The play-based program is structured to simulate a typical kindergarten day, right down to the lunch room. You can read more about the program here: https://www.mansd.org/article/1175804.
Trying to keep cool and keep the kids busy too? Manchester, NH Parks & Recreation pools and splash pads are open daily (weather-permitting) at the following locations: 🧊 Livingston Pool, 156 Hooksett Road 🧊 Raco Theodore Pool, 66 Head Street 🧊 Dupont Splash Pad, 207 Mason Street 🧊 Sheehan-Basquil Splash Pad, 297 Maple Street
SCHEDULE UPDATE: Due to the weather forecast, Wellness on Wheels has been postponed to Thursday from 4-6 pm at Brookside Church, 2013 Elm St. This FREE pop-up resource fair features fun activities, the Bookmobile, raffles and giveaways, and helpful information for families. We'll see you Thursday night for the free fun at Brookside Church!
All summer long, anyone 18 and younger can get free meals through the Summer Food Service Program, provided by Southern New Hampshire Services. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available at sites all across the city. You can find a full listing of the meal sites here: https://www.mansd.org/article/1154133.
Program flyer: Registration is now open for Boys & Girls Club before- and after-school programs for the 2023-2024 school year. In addition to the main clubhouse on Union Street, the Boys & Girls Club operates on site at Jewett Street School and Highland-Goffe's Falls Elementary. You can register online at mbgchh.org or at the Union Street clubhouse.
Program flyer: FREE YMCA Safety Around Water Program geared toward 4th grade students at the YMCA of Downtown Manchester’s annual Rock the Block celebration on June 17. Swimmers will learn how to respond if they find themselves in unexpected water situations such as performing a reach assist, how to reach the water’s surface if they submerge, and safely reaching a pool’s edge and exiting the water. The class will end with a short open swim. Free, registration required: bit.ly/ydt-water-safety
Summer is coming quickly and, along with our community partners, we've got summer programs for students of all ages. You can read more about the summer programs around the city and sign up today at https://www.mansd.org/page/summer-2023.
The state Board of Education is proposing changes to state minimum standards, known as Ed 306. As part of that process, a series of listening sessions has been scheduled around the state, including one at Memorial High School at 6 p.m. on June 5. You can find more information about the proposed rule changes here: https://bit.ly/NHED306.
Need to register a new student? We're hosting an in-person registration event from 5-6:30 pm TONIGHT, Thursday, May 11, at Beech Street School. Assistance will be available. Please note: Students must be age 5 by September 30 to start school this fall. More info at https://www.mansd.org/o/msd/page/register-a-student.
Registration is NOW OPEN for new students for the 2023-2024 school year! We are excited to welcome new students and families in September. Please note: In order to start school next school year, students must be age 5 by September 30. You can apply online today or sign up in person at one of our sign-up events. Find information on sign-up events and a link to register at https://www.mansd.org/article/1057652.
There is a two-hour delay for Manchester School District on Wednesday, March 15, due to winter storm clean-up. This affects Kindergarten through Grade 12 and full-day pre-kindergarten. Morning pre-kindergarten is cancelled. Afternoon pre-kindergarten starts at regular time. You can find detailed start times for each school level under a two-hour delay at https://www.mansd.org/page/school-closings-and-delays. Please use caution traveling in the morning.
Due to the winter storm, Tuesday, March 14, will be a remote learning day for students in Kindergarten through Grade 12. There is no pre-kindergarten on Tuesday. All after-school activities are cancelled on Tuesday. Remote learning technical support will be available during the day Tuesday. To get support, you can call 603-413-3420 or email email@example.com.
There is no school next week – February 27 through March 3 – for February vacation. Have a happy, safe break and we'll see you back on Monday, March 6.
There is a two-hour delay for Manchester School District on Friday, February 24, due to icy road conditions. There is no morning pre-kindergarten. Under a two-hour delay, schools open two hours later than normal. Please be cautious getting into school today.