Manitou Springs Middle School

January 29th, 2021

Dear Manitou Springs Middle School Community,

I can’t believe how quickly time is flying by. This week, our Parent Action Committee (PAC) and Partners for Healthy Choices (PHC) teamed up to provide all students with healthy fruit smoothies during lunch. Thank you to PAC and PHC for bringing a little more joy with this extra lunch time treat.

Communication when your child is sick

When your child is sick and you complete the COVID intake form, a member of the district COVID response team will reach out to you. Timely communication with the COVID response team is critical and helps us determine next steps. Your communication and quick response helps us keep students learning in person. Thank you for your support.

COVID Intake Form

If your student has been exposed to a close contact with COVID 19, diagnosed with COVID 19, or are in the process of being tested for COVID 19 and/or having symptoms, or someone in your household is being tested or suspected of having COVID 19, please fill out the attached COVID intake form and keep them home until you hear further direction from a member of the district’s COVID Response Team. The form is also available on the main page of the district website by clicking on the green box titled ‘MSSD COVID Intake Form’.

Upcoming Schedule

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Hybrid Attendance

Your student is expected to come to campus on their assigned cohort days. It will be counted as an unexcused absence if a student does not attend school in person on those days. Please contact Jenny Guynn (719-685-2127) if you have questions about attendance.

Parent Feedback on MSMS Master Schedule

All parents and guardians are invited to attend a Zoom meeting on Monday to provide feedback on our master schedule. Your voice in this matter is important.

Morning meeting option: Monday, February 1st from 9:00 - 9:30 AM.

Passcode: nH4QvH

Afternoon meeting option: Monday, February 1st from 4:30 - 5:00 PM.

Passcode: BQJyM4

Parent Action Committee Meeting February 3rd

The monthly 6-12 PAC meeting will take place next week! Join us to plan exciting projects that benefit students at the middle and high school. All parents and guardians are welcome.

Next meeting: Wednesday, February 3rd, from 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Passcode: 8HDjiT

After School Tutoring - National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)

Our Middle School NJHS students tutor all subjects for grades 6-8 at 5:00 pm until 6:00 pm Monday through Friday. All students are welcome if they need extra support. Here is the link to join:

Virtual Middle School Robotics! A message from Mrs. Marquardt

Robotics again this year for 6th - 8th graders! Robotics will be virtual for the 6th-8th grade teams. You will have your own EV3 Robot and Lego parts, as well as a team member book to follow along. For experienced 7th and 8th graders, a position could be available for you on the High School Junior Varsity program, First Technical Challenge! This is a team of 10 kids, meeting in person and virtually who construct an 18"x18"x18" robot and learn programming and marketing as a team. This season is longer and meets on Thursday nights 4-6pm. To get started, you need a pass to practice from Ms. Guynn then take a photo of it and email it to Mrs. Marquardt, she will contact you further from there! Please contact Mrs. Marquardt at for any further questions