Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021
New Teacher Orientation
The Countdown Continues ...
THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL IS WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 8:
That's when grades K-5, 7 and 9 return
Students in grades 6, 8 and 10-12 join in on Thursday, Sept. 9.
Pre-school starts Sept. 8 and HEAD START (full day) begins Sept. 13.
Manchester Adult and Continuing Education classes also begin Sept. 8.
Click here for the full-year calendar.
THE BIG NEWS
- Remote Learning: The state has decreed that instruction must be in-person except in cases involving quarantine.
- Masks: The state also is requiring that masks be worn in schools by all students, staff and visitors through Sept. 30.
- Visitors: Will be allowed again with masks required and names, dates and locations recorded in the event contact tracing becomes necessary.
- Sports: Fall sports are back as usual except masks must be worn indoors.
The Latest News
- Superintendent Matt Geary this week sent a letter to the MPS community with health and safety updates as well as other important news.
- The Board of Education meets Monday and will include even more updated updates. It's at Lincoln Center and starts at 7 p.m. and you can attend in person or follow on line.
Also Of Note
LET’s Talk: Latasha Easterling-Turnquest, the district’s Chief of Family Partnership & Student Engagement, is sharing reminders related to attendance as well as general town happenings and you can see her latest video here.
Before- and After-school Programming: It’s offered in partnership with MELC (the Manchester Early Learning Center) at Bennet / Bowers / Buckley / Highland / Keeney / Martin / Odyssey / Verplanck and Waddell and online registration is ongoing. Click here for information.
Thursday, Sept. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at Northwest Park
Peaches and Pooches
Friday, Aug. 27
2-4 p.m. -- Painted Banner craft event at Mary Cheney Library
Saturday, Aug. 28
8 a.m. - noon -- MACC Manchester Farmers Market at Forest St. parking lot
8 a.m. - 1 p.m. -- Hazardous Waste Collection at the Town Landfill, 231 Olcott St.
8:30 a.m. -- Center Springs Park 5k starting at 39 Lodge St.
9 a.m. - noon -- Knights of Columbus can and bottle drive at St. James Church, 896 Main St.
9-11:45 a.m. -- Doggie Dunk at Globe Hollow
Monday, Aug. 30
Tuesday, Aug. 31
6:30 p.m. -- Manchester Symphony Orchestra band concert at MCC Band Shell.
Wednesday, Sept. 1
4:30 - 7:30 p.m. -- Farmer’s Market at Northwest Park
Manchester Road Race: Registration opens on Wednesday, Sept. 1
Bon débarras !
Also and Elsewhere
- The JI has a Peach Festival preview.
- The Courant writes that a regional food bank is coming to town.
- The town Health Department is hosting a mobile vaccine clinic at Charter Oak Park Sept. 4 and Sept. 25; details are on a flier printed in English, Spanish and Bengali
- For the latest Manchester Matters please click here.
- Click to see the latest newsletter from The Manchester Historical Society
Somewhat related: A life-size bronze statue of Elisabeth Bennet is in the works and The Sculpture Project is holding a fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 25. It's a tour (and more) of the David Hayes Sculpture Fields in Coventry, and the details are here.