The Manning Weekly Update

January 14, 2022

Manning Community,

I hope this message finds you well and ready for the weekend. Just a reminder that Monday is MLK day and there is no school for students or staff. Students will return on Tuesday, January 18th. The remainder of my note is very logistical in nature as I have several different important topics to cover and make sure you are aware of going forward.

1.) Please do not park in the Maple Grove parking lot during early release pick-up on Fridays. I've received several complaints from Maple Grove parents, as we are taking up the spots they use to pick up their kids at 2:30 p.m. on Fridays.

2.) I would like to thank PTA for ordering and bringing in new recess equipment. Starting Tuesday, students will be required to check out the balls. If a student checks out a ball, they are responsible for bringing the ball back at the end of recess.

3.) Please continue to monitor the symptoms of your child/children and keep them home if they have any symptoms of Covid or test positive for Covid. Please refer to the several emails that you've received from our district communications team for isolation and quarantine protocols.

4.) We've revised our two hour delay schedule to reflect a full, "two hour delay start". We will have this new schedule posted to our website next week for reference in case another two hour delay is called by the district office due to unsafe conditions.

That's it for now. Enjoy the snow and have a wonderful weekend!

Better Together,

Christian Ramaker


The Manning School of Academics & Arts

Early Dismissals and Lunchtime

All students leaving outside of the normal school hours, MUST sign in or out of the front office. If you need to pick up your student early, please send a note with your student to bring to the front office BEFORE school starts. They will be given a pass to leave class at the appropriate time to meet you in the office. It is the student’s responsibility to keep track of the pass and the time to leave class at the right time. You can also call the Attendance line in the morning to report an early dismissal, we will send a pass during first period for dismissal.

We ask that you try not to pick up your student during lunch periods. If possible, schedule pick ups for before or after lunch and recess. The lunch schedules are below:

Monday- Thursday 6th/7th grade lunch is 11:16-11:56

Friday 6th/7th grade lunch is 11:00-11:37

Monday- Thursday 8th grade lunch is 12:13-12:53

Friday 8th grade lunch is 11:51-12:28

We understand that emergencies arise and the above procedures are not applicable sometimes. But, please follow our procedures whenever possible. Our goal is to keep the classroom interruptions to a minimum.

Attention 6th and 7th Grade Families - Enrollment for Manning Next Year

Good afternoon Manning Community,

Beginning on Monday, January 10th, ALL current Manning Families will need to log into to confirm their enrollment for next year. It is very important that we know who plans on attending Manning during the 2022-2023 school year for budgetary and scheduling purposes. Therefore, it is mandatory that all families complete this process by Friday, January 28th.

If you are returning to Manning next year, this is the only task you will need to complete until August. If you are not returning to Manning, enrollment will need to take place with your new school of choice within Enroll Jeffco.

All families can log into, with the same username and password that you used with Jeffco Connect. If you are unsure of your username/password, please utilize the Personal Account Manager to manage your account information.

If you have any technical issues, please reach out to the after-hours support line at 303-982-2372.

Thank you for your understanding and patience these past few weeks as we worked through the technical challenges that delayed the enrollment process.


Jade Zentz

Business Manager

The Manning School of Academics & Arts

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PTA Happenings

Manning's Winter Wonderland Roller Skating Party!!!

February 2, 2022
6-8 pm
Skate City Arvada

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Our next meeting will be on JANUARY 27TH, 2022 AT 8:30AM ~ IN PERSON

Manning PTA Website


Don't forget your 8th grade Well Wishes available as an add on

District Trainings for the Community:

One foot in and one foot out: Managing moments when emotions and behaviors get big and feel out of control

Jan. 25 6:00pm - 7:30pm & Jan. 26 10:00am - 11:30am

Have you noticed that when your child’s stress levels rise, yours do, too? Or, when their behaviors escalate, yours escalate as well? Have you been caught in the trap of yelling, slamming doors, and hollering empty or extreme threats? This all makes sense. Brain science can help us understand these crazy dynamics we get stuck in with our children. Learn how to use this information to guide you through the toughest of moments. This session is for parents and caregivers of toddlers to teenagers.

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Free QPR for Parents & Caregivers

January 21, 2022 11:00-12:30

Attend a Life-Saving Training

QPR: Question, Persuade and Refer

3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.

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Colorado's youth can access Free Therapy at I Matter

If you know youth that are struggling, encourage them to visit to take a mental health survey and get connected to professionals for free.

The program provides up to three free behavioral health sessions for Colorado youth ages 18 or younger, or 21 or younger if receiving special education services. The program reimburses participating providers, who are licensed clinicians.

The Colorado Department of Human Services connects people with assistance, resources and support for living independently in our state.

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January Digital Citizenship

This month’s digital citizenship topic is Media Balance & Well-Being.

Students go beyond screen time to explore the impact their digital lives can have on their well-being and relationships while learning to balance media in their everyday lives.

Motto: We find balance in our digital lives.

Guiding question: How can we help students use media in healthy ways? January Family Letter

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Upcoming Spring 2022 STEM sessions for girls at Mines

Registration is open for the School of Mines after-school DECtech sessions for girls in STEM and computer science. Explore different STEM fields with hands-on activities for 3rd-6th graders. Lessons are led by female School of Mines students, who are excited to engage with and mentor younger students. Visit:

  • 5th/6th Grade (choose ONE day of the week):

      •MONDAYS: February 14, Feb 28, March 7, March 14 (no class on President’s Day)
      •TUESDAYS: February 22, March 1, March 8, March 15
      •THURSDAYS: February 24, March 3, March 10, March 17
  • VIRTUAL SESSION VIA ZOOM (small groups):
      •WEDNESDAYS: February 23, March 2, March 9, March 16
  • Register:
  • January Achievement

    Friday, January 21st will be the first and only Achievement for January. Notices will be distributed to students on Tuesday, January 18th. Achievement is held from 2:15- 3:25 on the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month.

    Achievement time is Manning’s way to keep students aware of their grades and hopefully help them repair grades if a student falls into an “F” in any one class.

    Click here for more information.

    Clubs and Activities at Manning

    Manning Students and Parents,

    Be sure to check out our Clubs and Activities at Manning. We have had a lot of updates for the Spring!

    Click here to view Manning Clubs and Activities

    The Manning School of Academics & Arts

    The vision of The Manning School of Academics and Arts is to challenge all students to work to their highest potential and encourage student responsibility as they develop intellectually, socially, physically, emotionally and creatively.