Manchester Proud Newsletter: March 19, 2020

Dear Manchester Proud Supporters,

As our city, state, and nation work to keep all of us safe, we celebrate and thank our dedicated educators and school leaders for their commitment to our students in this most challenging time.

We also want to update you on Manchester Proud’s work since the Board of School Committee accepted our community’s plan for the future of our city schools. 

First, our amazing school district:

Still providing meals

Nearly 60 percent of our students receive free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch when they are at school. The Manchester School District – in partnership with the Manchester Transit Authority and City Year New Hampshire staff – is making sure that food continues to reach students while our schools are closed. 

Cereal, milk, fruit, and sandwiches are being delivered along school bus routes.

What remote learning looks like

The district is also using bus routes to deliver materials for remote learning for all students, including English language learners and those receiving special education services. Additionally, the district is rolling out online lessons and materials on its website, beginning with elementary school. 

Teachers remain available via email and Google classroom and are taking attendance. Remote services will include video conferencing with students, instructional phone calls, and even individual and small group therapy. For all details see the district’s letter to parents and guardians.

Q & A on coronavirus

Superintendent Dr. John Goldhardt and Mayor Joyce Craig went live on Facebook and Manchester Public TV today to talk with students and families and answer their questions about Coronavirus. 

If you missed it, catch it here:

Story time

Our teachers are using YouTube to read with students. Check the Manchester School District Facebook page for links.


Manchester Proud Update:

Our work continues! 

The Board of School Committee’s Feb. 20, 2020 acceptance of the plan for the future of our schools was a new beginning, not the end of our community’s engagement with our schools. 

Our Manchester Proud Champions Council and Community Planning Group have begun meeting to discuss Manchester Proud’s next steps, including how we can continue to partner with and support Dr. Goldhardt and his team as well as the Board of School Committee.

We will keep you updated via newsletters and our website, Please stay in touch with us. You can always reach us at