Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, Governor Herbert and the Utah State Board of Educations announced that all K-12 schools will be dismissed for two weeks beginning March 16, 2020.  Our state leaders are determined to do our part to protect the health and safety of our communities. We are currently in a dismissal from school. This simply means ‘school’ is still in session but not in its usual format.  I hope that we can all work together during this new challenge! 

 

Manti Elementary School will implement the following plan to continue instruction.

There will be no school on Monday and Tuesday, March 16 and 17th, to allow our school time to finalize our plans of how we will deliver instruction to students.  School will resume at home on Wednesday, March 18 and continue through Friday, March 20. Spring Break is March 23-27, 2020.

 

Instruction

Manti Elementary is prepared to provide online instruction through use of iPads.  Students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades will be issued a school iPad beginning Tuesday, March 16.  Students will use iPads to access content via Canvas and other school approved applications and websites.  Educational materials might also be provided. Students in Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade will be receiving paper packets. Please contact your child’s teacher if you have questions about materials.

 

Material Pickup

Materials will be available to pick up starting Tuesday evening from 1:00-5:30 PM.  This pickup will be much like a fast food delivery.  

  • Families will pull their vehicle on the westside of the school.  (Please no walk ups)  
  • Materials for the student will then be released to an adult family member (no student pickup).
  • Pickup times will be staggered to align with the “no large group” recommendations.
  • Families with students in multiple grades will not be able to pick up all their children’s materials.  If you don’t want to make multiple trips, please come at your family’s latest scheduled time. (Example: if you have a 5th, 4th and 1st grader please pick up all materials at the assigned time for your 1st grader)  
  • To help parking and pickup be as seamless as possible, please drive west on 100 South. Turn right on 100 West and proceed to the tables where a MES staff member will assist you. As you are waiting please pull over to the curb and then pull forward as space opens. Do not wait in the middle of the street. Please stay in your cars. 
  • The schedule for material pick up is the following: 




Tuesday- March 17, 2020

1:00

5th Grade 

1:45

4th Grade

2:30

3rd Grade

3:15

2nd Grade

4:00

1st Grade

4:45

Kindergarten

10:00-3:00

Parents pick materials for Preschool

     

 

Food Services

School lunch will be provided for all children starting Wednesday, March 18th, from 11:30-12:30, at no cost for children ages 0-18 years old.  Lunch will be distributed in front of Manti Elementary (southside of the building) for children living in Manti. Lunch will also be provided to children who reside in Sterling at the church parking lot at 11:30-12:30.  All participants will be required to go home immediately after they receive the meal. Food cannot be eaten on school grounds including the recess areas. These services will continue on Thursday and Friday, March 19th and 20th.  Lunch will not be provided during the week of Spring Break, March 23-27. Adults can purchase the lunch for $3.50.    

 

Home Internet

Our local internet providers have been instrumental in helping our schools.  There will be numerous community hotspots such as Manti City pool and park, Sanpete fairgrounds, and potentially the baseball fields north of town. School issued iPads will automatically connect to the school wifi in the school parking lot.  Please stay in your car if you choose to use any of these services. CentraCom is offering free internet to those who don’t already have internet in their home. Please contact the school for more information.       

 

Gatherings at Schools

All activities at MES have been canceled and no gatherings will be permitted on school grounds.  This includes all recess areas (playground, basketball courts, etc.). This includes individuals and/or families using the playground, courts, blacktop or grassy areas. In short no one can be on school grounds.

 

Parent Updates

As changes occur, updates to parents will be sent out via email and text messages through our Alert system.  If your phone numbers or emails have changed since you registered your child or you haven’t been receiving messages, please contact the school at 835-2271.  Anything sent out via Alert will also be posted to MES School News on Facebook and Class DoJo.




Questions

Our goals are to keep your family safe while continuing to provide quality educational opportunities for your child. It is also our goal to keep parents informed about changes.  If you have any questions feel free to call the school between 8:00am to 3:00pm. Thank you for your understanding and help during this difficult time. Your kindness and support have not gone unnoticed. 

 

Sincerely,

 

David Ipson

Principal

Manti Elementary

435-835-2271

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