January 8th News

Posted January 9, 2024

Hello Manual Families, 

It was a great three days with students and I am so excited for what will be accomplished and achieved by students this semester. As I always say in my community letters, it is going to take all of us coming together for our children to help them graduate with options and I want to recommit to the message that I cannot and we cannot do this without the support and involvement of our families. 

Quarter III Focus Areas:

1. 85% School-wide Attendance, Reducing Chronic Absenteeism and Reducing Morning Tardies. 

2. Reducing F’s by students to less than 150 throughout the whole school.  

3. Increasing programs and student engagement so that all students are connected with a co-curricular or extra-curricular activity. 

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, 1/6: Manual Basketball vs. FNE Warriors (Away) Girl at 11:30, Boys at 1:00.

Monday, 1/8: Boys Basketball (Home) vs. DSST: Cedar 4:00, 5:30, 7:00. 

Tuesday, 1/9: Breakfast with the Principal in the Library at 7:30 a.m. Meet with Principal DeRemer and Principal Clinkscales about the state of the Manual campus. 

Friday, 1/12: Late Start for Students – Class Starts at 10:00 a.m. 

Monday, 1/15: No School – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Holiday. 

Important Announcements and Links:

Free SAT Classes for Juniors:  All parents / guardians of a 11th Grader can sign up for a FREE SAT classes this spring! Information about the days and times of these classes can be found on that website linked above. 

Prioritizing Mental Health at Manual – Digital Mental Health in DPS focusing on Manual High School 

Celebrating our New Football Field –  DPS made a short video highlighting the new football field paid for through the 2020 bond. 

I am excited for the work we will be doing together this semester as we see our student achieve and accomplish great things. It will take all of us together to make all kids succeed and I am thankful to be a part of this work with you. 

In Community, 

Dr. Chris DeRemer