The Manning Weekly Update

February 11, 2022

Manning Community,

I hope you've had a wonderful week and are excited about the Super Bowl on Sunday! Whether you like football or not, it is one of the most iconic events in our country, including some clever commercials and an exciting halftime show. It's a time for gathering with family and friends, enjoying their company, and hoping your Super Bowl square(s) that you picked, pay off. It's a time to remember that we are all together in this journey of life and a time to relax and forget about the world's issues for a brief moment.

As we enter a new phase of Covid, with the mask mandate in Jefferson County being lifted as of 11:59 p.m. this evening, I wanted to remind everyone that we are all in this together. Some people are excited about the lifting of this mandate and some are anxious about this change in protocol. As you speak with your child/children this weekend, please remind them that each family is going to do what's right for their family. Some students will be wearing masks on Monday, while others will not be wearing their masks. A choice is a choice for a reason. No one should judge anyone else for their personal choices, as it's their personal choice. You don't have to agree with those choices, but my expectation as the principal and leader of the Manning community is that we support the choices of others. We will continue to lead with courage and kindness at all times.

Finally, I would like to address Valentines Day at the middle school level. We are going to have a spirit week next week with a different dress up theme for each day (see the newsletter for more details). I think this is a great way to have fun as a community, without putting emphasis on a day that makes many middle school aged kids uncomfortable. We will emphasize the importance of "love" in this world, while leading with courage and kindness through our spirit days. Monday is a full day of learning and we continue to focus on our primary goal; to make sure your child is safe, and has the necessary skills and knowledge to be successful in high school.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Better Together,

Christian Ramaker


The Manning School of Academics & Arts

ALERT - Important Upcoming Bridge Replacement I-70 & 32nd Ave

Attention Manning Parents and Guardians:

Please review the following information regarding the upcoming bridge replacement construction that may impact your and your student's commute to and from Manning. The project will begin mid-February 2022 and is expected to be completed in the late Fall 2023.

We recommend that Manning Parents and Guardians familiarize themselves with the project details to find an alternate route or allocate extra time if needed.

We are also asking parents to try and minimize the student walking traffic around this intersection before and after school.

The two documents are available in printed form in the main office or in pdf format in the most recent Manning Weekly Newsletter. Please refer to the digital pdf to access the links included on the documents.

Project Kick Off Information

Project Fact Sheet

Project Website

Day Without Hate - Friday, April 29th

A Day Without Hate is a student-led, grassroots organization that promotes nonviolence, respect, and unity within our schools. Help your child join his/her fellow students district wide to help end school violence and promote peace. By encouraging students to be tolerant, friendly and kind, and teaching them that there are non-violent solutions to problems, we as a community, can create a better world.

Orders are due by March 8th, 2022.

We will be passing out shirts the week of the April 25th, to students in their access classes.

Place your Order Here

Enrollment / Lottery Updates

Dear Jeffco Public Schools Families,

If you submitted an EnrollJeffco application for your student(s) during the Round 1 enrollment window, we are reaching out to let you know that Round 1 results are coming soon.

After 10:00 am on Tuesday, February 15, you will be able to login to EnrollJeffco and click the “View Choice Results” tab at the top of your homepage. On that tab, you will see all offers received or your position on the waitlist for all schools to which you applied.

If your student receives one or more enrollment offers, you will have three full days to accept or decline before they expire. Once you accept an offer, all other offers will be declined on your behalf. However, accepting an offer does not remove your student from any waitlists or impact their position on any waitlist. If you need assistance responding to your offer, please call the school whose offer you would like to accept.

If you enrolled your student(s) into their current and/or neighborhood school for the 2022-2023 school year, please disregard this message. Your student’s enrollment will be accepted and the school notified of your intent to attend.

If you did not take action in Round 1, your student will be enrolled at their current and/or neighborhood school for the 2022-2023 school year. To view their current enrollment or to apply to another school during the Round 2 enrollment window, please login to EnrollJeffco.


Jade Zentz

Manning Business Manager

Manning Parents - Spring Parent Teacher Conferences Info

Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences:

  • Thursday, February 24th, 4:00-7:30 p.m. (Invite and In-Person Only)

  • As is typical with spring conferences, Manning teachers will be holding conferences with families on an “invite only” basis. Teachers have been asked to reach out to you by end of business today to schedule these in-person conferences with you and your child.
  • Please note: If your student has a teacher for both a core class and an elective, you will only have the one time slot to meet with them to discuss both classes.
  • In addition, please continue to monitor your students' attendance and grades in our online grading/attendance system, Infinite Campus. Of course if you have any questions, please feel free to email your students' teacher or counselor.
  • Of course, at any time, you are more than welcome to email any teacher to set up a time to talk about your student's progress.
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Manning PTA needs new Board and committee members for the 22/23 school year. We will have the open board positions of President, Vice President (will take over as President the following year) and Secretary.

Additionally we need volunteers to help out to either lead or participate in the following committees: Membership, Fundraising, Teacher Appreciation, Student Appreciation.

Please reach out to the Manning PTA at for more information or to volunteer

Thank you so much!

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2021/2022 Yearbook and 8th Grade Well Wish Orders!

Manning Parents,

All yearbook orders are done through Lifetouch directly. (Click Here For Information Flyer)

If you are purchasing an 8th Well Wish Ad, you will need to purchase the yearbook and the Ad all on the same order. You must select a 1/4 page Ad to your yearbook order. Cost is $10. Check your email for a confirmation receipt with links to Shutterfly and directions to upload your picture and dedication to your 8th Grader.

VERY IMPORTANT: There are only 100 well wishes available. Once those have been filled you will not be able to purchase the ad.

Click Here to Purchase Your 2021/2022 Yearbook and Well Wishes (Use Code: 12208122 - Order Deadline is 03/28/22).

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Jeffco Library Teen After Hours: Anti-Valentine's Day

Meh. Blech. Ugh.

Not a fan of Valentine’s Day? Join us for an Anti-Valentine's Day party instead! We'll have crafts and games, plus a blind date with a book display. This after-hours event is for the 12-18 crowd. It's a lot of fun and there's always something entertaining happening when the library shuts down!

Link to the event here

Day of Science - Colorado School of Mines

Day of Science events showcase science, technology and engineering, and math (STEM). We create awareness and interest in STEM, while encouraging participants to see their own STEM future.

Please Click Here to View Info Flyer!

New Recess Equipment Check Out Process

Parents and Students,

Recess equipment is now being checked out when students are outside for lunch. They will need their student ID to check out equipment. All checked out recess equipment must be returned at the end off recess.

Please Note: Student's that check out items and do not return them or go missing, will be charged a replacement fee on their Campus Account.

If students have lost or misplaced their student ID cards, please come see us in the main office for a replacement ID Card.

Thanks for your support!

Manning Team

Wheat Ridge Parks and Recreation Happenings!

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


Jeffco Food & Nutrition Services


Link to insurance coverage

Reminder: No stickers on Chromebooks, only Cases!

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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.