General Policies


The Manning School philosophy is founded on the belief that all students can achieve in an environment that includes rigorous standards for academic excellence, a close partnership between home and school and high expectations for student conduct.


The school district goal is to “value diversity and encourage respect and understanding in our school community.”  Students can learn best in a school where all persons are treated with respect.  This kind of positive climate will also help maintain the good reputation of our school in the community.  At this school, we will not tolerate disrespectful or discriminatory behavior.  If a student is found to have treated another person disrespectfully, disciplinary action will be taken.



First period begins promptly at 8:25 a.m. and school is dismissed at 3:25 p.m.  There is no provision for student supervision before 7:50 a.m. or after 3:30 p.m.  Once students arrive on campus they must remain on school grounds until dismissal.  Students arriving prior to 7:05 a.m. will remain outside until the building opens.  Students arriving between 7:50 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. may go to the cafeteria, library or the scheduled daily tutor time.   Students  have the opportunity to go to their lockers to prepare for their first period class at 8:15.  Students must leave school grounds by 3:30 p.m. (unless they are involved in a school sponsored activity).


The office hours are from 7:50 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The main office phone number is (303) 982-6340.  The school office is closed during holidays and vacations.



Students should check with classmates or the teacher to obtain assignments missed due to an absence. Students are allowed 2 school days to make up the work missed during each day of an absence. (e.g., if a student missed school on Monday and returns on Tuesday, the makeup work is due on Thursday.)    Major assignments are expected to be submitted on time since the project is a culmination of several days’ work and due dates are provided well in advance.  Students and/or parents may access assignments on the Parent Portal of Jeffco Campus and individual teachers’ websites.  You may also email the teacher(s) or leave them a voicemail.



Please read individual teacher syllabuses for late work grading policy.



Students can expect to have nightly homework.  Homework may vary in length of time depending on the content area, project deadline or type of assignment (long-term project, test review, reading assignment, etc.)


The School District has approved five modified contact days for the school year.    Students will be released at 12:05 on those days.  Classes are 35 minutes in length and no lunches will be served.



The Manning Library is open from 7:50 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every day, except on of Wednesday, the library will close at the end of the school day.

The purpose of The Manning School Library is to provide an academic venue for all students to read, research, and study.  The library’s primary goal is to support the schools’ curricula, to assist in technology needs and to promote the exchange of ideas. 

Specific District Library Policies, including selection and review procedures, are available upon request.  Books may be checked out for 2 weeks.  Overdue notices will be sent out as they are accrued.  Students will receive a reminder that an item(s) is overdue via email and paper copies.  If a book is not returned, a fine will be charged for the cost of the replacement. 

Before School – Students are expected to use the library resources to read, research, and study.   Standard school and classroom rules apply.

Access - Students may get library access passes during passing periods.  Access time in the library is for students to use library resources for reading, research, study, and homework. Standard school and classroom rules apply.  


The school clinic does not provide any medications for students.  Students who are in need of Advil, Tylenol, Aspirin, cough drops while in school may carry these items with them or keep these items in their locker. However, this can only be a daily dosage in the original container.  Should your student want to have more than a daily dosage of these over the counter items at the school you can leave a container in the clinic for your student’s needs for the year. You will also need to complete a medication agreement form that can be found on our web site.  If your student needs to be given a prescribed medication this should be taken by a parent into the office and you must complete a medication agreement from that will also need your physician signature, prior to delegating medication for the student. If your student is not feeling well and running a fever of more than 100 degrees please keep your student home. 


This class has a required attendance and is an integral part of the school day. Access is a block of regularly scheduled time designed to provide our students with quiet study time or student enrichment.  During Access students may seek clarifying answers for assignments, but the intent is to work quietly and independently.  Teachers may issue a pass for a student to return to their class during Access for additional help or test make-up.


IPODs, cell phones and similar electronic equipment are not to be used within the school building or at any time during the school day Phones are available within the school for students to make and receive emergency calls.  If observed within the building, electronic equipment will be confiscated and returned only to a parent.  The school accepts no liability for lost or damaged items.


Cell phones must be turned off during the school day (7:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) and kept in student’s individual lockers / backpacks. Students will be notified about a parent phone call and be given the opportunity to return the call.  If the message is of an emergency nature, the student will receive a pass to come to the main office or a counselor’s office immediately.


A picture ID card will be issued at registration free of charge to each student and should be carried while at school.  The ID card permits each student to check books out of the library.  Additionally the ID card has the student’s ID number used to access the school lunch payment system. The ID cards are used to check out recess equipment during the lunch periods and admission to after school activities.  Replacement ID cards are available in the main office.


Lost and found is located in the cafeteria.  Valuable lost items are kept in the Main Office.  All unmarked and unclaimed items will be donated to a charitable organization at the end of each month.  Please be sure to mark or engrave any valuable items such as calculators.


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