The Manning Weekly Update

April 22, 2022

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Robbie's Hope Run is TOMORROW!!!!

Runners check in at 9:30am

Everything you need to know is right here! EVENT DETAILS

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IMPORTANT - Manning Parents & Students - ELECTIVE REQUESTS FOR 2022-2023

Hello Manning Parents,

Very Important - Next week, on Thursday April 28th, students will be inputting their choices for their electives for the 2022-2023 school year. For that to take place, we are asking for you and your student(s) to follow the below instructions.

  1. Please have students PRESENT for their access classes on Thursday April 28th.

  2. Take time and review the 22-23 Course Description Guide with your student to appropriately pick their TOP FIVE CHOICES.

  3. Fill out the below Google Doc Form based on their current grade level.

****Very Important*** - The email that goes on this form, MUST be the students “” email address, so their responses go back to them directly, and they can reference those during access on April 28th, when they will input those into student campus portal with their access teachers.

Current 6th Grade Student - 7th Grade Elective Request Form 2022-2023 School Year

Current 7th Grade Student - 8th Grade Elective Request Form 2022-2023 School Year

If students will not be present on Thursday, April 28th during access, please reach out to their school counselor.

Manning Staff

Traffic Update - Week of April 24th - 30th

***Please be advised that both directions of 32nd Avenue under the I-70 bridges at Exit 264 in Wheat Ridge will be FULLY CLOSED overnight (8 p.m. to 5 a.m.) on Sunday, April 24 while crews move drill rig equipment.***

All vehicle, cyclist and pedestrian traffic will be detoured to 40th Avenue during these overnight closures.

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We need your Chromebooks!

8th grade students and any 6th or 7th grader leaving Jeffco, will need to turn in their Chromebook and charger no later than Monday, May 23

How Sick is Too Sick?

We all want our kids to attend as many school days as possible and believe us- We LOVE having your kids here- but there are times we ask that you keep your students home to help keep us all healthy. Please, take a look at the list below as a reference from our Health Room.

  • Persistent, loud or productive cough
  • Nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea
  • Temp > 100 within the past 24 hours
  • Exposed to anyone with Covid and unvaccinated.
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Not feeling well enough to participate in class (unable to focus, overly tired)

Warm Weather Choices

We are so excited that it is beginning to feel like Spring and almost Summer with this beautiful weather we are having. As it warms up, we are seeing more dress code violations with our young men and women.

We need your assistance as parents, as part of our "Manning Village", to check that your student is meeting dress code standards when they leave home.

In our parent/student handbook in accordance with Jeffco District Policy Dress Code for our Manning Staff and Students states:


The Manning School believes in high standards for student behavior and conduct so that the students can focus on learning. The Manning administration is responsible for working with students on all dress code violations. If a student violates the dress code, the student will be called to the office and the parent will be called to bring them something else to wear. At this time, the student will have the option to fix the dress code violation prior to returning to class if we have clothing to change into, but we are running low. Students who violate the dress code repeatedly will be disciplined according to The Manning School guidelines and Jefferson County Public Schools Conduct Code for defiance."

**ANY Manning Staff member may “dress code” a student and send them to the office for a change of clothes.

We have been seeing many students wearing half shirts under their jackets with ​spaghetti straps and then unzipping the ​hoodies, so you see the straps, undergarments, and bellies. Also, male and female running shorts that barely cover their backsides. If your student wants to wear running shorts, please make sure they have spandex shorts underneath. The spandex must be visible and go below the running short hem. Additionally, tight tank tops are being worn that would typically be used as an undershirt for our young men.

Consequences for offenses may result in after school detention, lunch detention, in-school suspension, out of school suspension and/or loss of school participation in activities in alignment with Jeffco Public Schools Discipline Policies.


Danelle Yocum

Assistant Principal

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SEL Corner

Spring Mental Health and Wellness Campaigns All information below can be found in the School Toolkit

April 2022: Mindfulness

May 2022: Mindfully Navigating Screen Time and Technology

  • May 4 & May 5 - FREE Jeffco VIRTUAL Seminar Session:

Navigating the Challenges of Screens & Technology: Help for Parents and Caregivers Spanish flier

  • May 13 - 11:00-12:30 - Free QPR for Parents & Caregivers QPR Flier and Registration: English I Spanish


Kari Gray, LSW; MA ed., MSW

The Manning School of Academics and Arts

Social Emotional Learning Specialist (SELS)-Learn more here

Important Library Dates!

No books can be checked out after May 10th.

Universal due date for all books is May 11th.

All 8th graders need to turn in Chromebooks and chargers by May 23rd at the latest, Friday May 20th is preferred.

Attention Outdoor Lab Parents!

If your child will be taking medications at Outdoor Lab please submit The Extended Field Trip Medication Form below to the Health Office by Friday, May 13th.

Extended Field Trip Medication Form.

We will be collecting the actual medications starting Monday, May 16th between 8am and 4pm. Plan to pick up medications Friday, May 20th by 4pm.

Please feel free to call Heidi Glow, Manning's Health Aide, if you have any questions.

Get Your Outdoor Lab Gear--Deadline May 1st

Manning PTA News

2021-22 PTA Meetings

Join us for our PTA Meetings during the 2021-2022 school year! Check out our PTA Minutes page for more information, including meetings dates/times as well as previous meeting minutes.

Our next meeting will be on April 28th, 2022 at 5:30PM ~ on ZOOM.

Our first Silent Auction raised $3,700!

Thank you for supporting our Silent Auction! The raised funds will support every student, as the PTA has future plans for a school carnival, a student movie night, and additional fun surprises.

To pay for a Silent Auction item purchased, you can pay by check/cash in the Manning office, or pay ONLINE HERE.

Stay tuned for the next Restaurant night Tuesday May 10th at Teller's! More info coming up

The PTA Needs YOU!


Open Positions for Manning PTA 2022 - 2023

Did your student enjoy the Skate City night? Do they enjoy playing basketball, soccer, tossing a football at recess? Did they partake in the Halloween festivities - candy fundraiser and treat? Did your family have fun at Back to School night? Do you appreciate everything the teachers do for our kiddos? If your answer is YES to any of the above, then please consider volunteering to serve on PTA for the 2022-2023 school year. We need YOU!

After two long pandemic years, our future looks bright; it’s a great time to make new connections and get involved! Whether you want to lead the pack or plan a picnic, we have a place for you. If you’re interested in finding out more, please click here and check out our open positions. Signing up does NOT mean you are committing to take on the role, we’ll reach out to answer any questions and provide any additional information before you commit.

Manning PTA needs new Board and Committee Members for the 22/23 school year. We have the following open board positions:


Vice President (will take over as President the following year)


Additionally we need volunteers to help out to either lead or participate in the following committees:



Teacher Appreciation

Student Appreciation.

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

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Japan STEM tour Summer of 2023

Sarah Maud is leading the tour, in the summer of 2023, more information can be found by scanning the QR code on the flyer below.

Japan 2023

Girls’ Mountain Biking Clinic

Hosted by the Ralston Valley Mountain Bike Team. Visit us at

Who: Girls 7th – 12th grade who are interested in learning more about mountain biking

(Moms are welcome too!)

When: Saturday, May 7th from 8:30am – 11:30am (light lunch included)

Where: Ralston Valley High School, 13355 W 80th Ave, Arvada, CO 80005

We’ll meet on the southwest side grass. Look for the RVMTB trailer.


  • Intro to mountain biking
  • Learn some basic skills
  • Learn about the bike team
  • Connect with other girls who like to ride bikes
  • Have fun!

Cost: Free

Click HERE to Register.

Bring your bike, helmet, and water bottle. No mountain biking experience necessary. Must be able to ride a bike.

Golden High School Mountain Bike Team

Are you an 8th grader who will be going to Golden High School and interested in joining the GHS Mountain Bike Team?

On April 28th at 6:00 pm, there will be a meeting for all students and parents who would like to participate in the Fall 2022 program. Come and find out all about practice times and what mountain bike racing is like at the high school level.

The meeting will be held both Virtually and In Person so you can attend whichever is best for you.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please reach out to Jesse Swift ( or Andy Logan (

Click here for our flyer- Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on the dirt next fall!

- Jesse Swift

Golden High School Mountain Bike Team Coach

Attention 8th grade girls going to WRHS interested in playing volleyball next year!

Starting May 3rd, you are invited to participate in WRHS volleyball practices for the entire month of May on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The only exception is that the Thurs. May 5th practice got moved to Fri. May 6th. Stay tuned for information on practices in June and July.

WHEN: Every Tues./Thurs. in May, starting Tues. May 3rd, 4:00-6:00pm


Interested students and parents can view the calendar on the WRHS Volleyball Instagram @WheatRidgeVolleyball. Direct any questions to Coach Tim Wompey at

Wheat Ridge High School Basketball Camp

June 13th- 15th

Grades K-6, 9-11am

Grades 6-9, 11:30-1:30pm

Cost is $50 and includes a t-shirt Scan QR Code To Register

Boys & Girls Welcome!

Shooting, Ball Handling, Passing and Defensive Drills

Shooting and Team Competitions

Camper of the Day and Week Prizes

Teach the Skills we look for in High School Players

Contact: Coach Vince Dowd 303-982-7749

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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.