August 17th, 2022
Dear Manhattan Parents/Guardians,
It’s hard to believe that summer vacation is coming to an end and our 2022-2023 school year is right around the corner. The District has been working hard to prepare for another successful year at Manhattan Public Schools. We look forward to seeing you and your student(s) at our August 23rd Open House from 3:00-5:00pm. The first day of school is Wednesday, August 24th at 8:25am sharp.
This is an exciting time for everyone. Please remember to drive slowly on and around school property. Traffic flow during the peak times of 8:00 to 8:15am and 3:30 to 3:45pm will run south to north. Vehicles should not exit the parking lot from the south entrance near the tennis courts during the peak times. All vehicles will exit from the middle and north entrances to the parking lot. High school students will park in the southern half of the parking lot, parallel to the library and high school. Please share this information with your student driver. Please remember to yield to pedestrians in the parking lot crosswalks, and please do not park in the crosswalks.
Please welcome Mrs. Jill Thomas to our staff. Mrs. Thomas will serve the District as our Food Service Manager/Head cook. Beginning in August 2022, the Nutrition Services Department will change back to the way it operated before March 2020. Breakfast and lunch will still be available to all students; however, they will not be free to all students. That means that families will need to complete the Free and Reduced-price application (attached below) to qualify for free or reduced-price meals. We do encourage families to fill out and submit an application for Free and Reduced-price School Meals, as this benefits multiple programs within the district, including but not limited to food services and funding for internet and electronic devices. The students who do not qualify for free or reduced-price meals must pay full price for breakfast and lunch. Those prices and lunch menus can be found on the District’s website. If your child brings a cold lunch from home and would like to purchase milk for their cold lunch, their account will be charged $0.50. Please make sure to deposit money onto your children’s lunch accounts before the beginning of the school year. You can bring a check or cash to any of the three administrative assistants: (Mrs. Howells, Mrs. Moon and Mrs. Grievous) or you can deposit money online through the Infinite Campus parent portal which is on the District’s website at www.rollontigers.org
In closing, we are looking forward to another great year! Please do not hesitate to reach out to your building principal, classroom teacher, and/or the District Office if you have any questions.
Brian K. Ayers