MMS is piloting a new electronic student handbook, resulting in cost savings to the district.
Manteno Middle School is piloting the electronic distribution of their student handbooks. Instead of receiving a handbook on paper, students will receive electronic copies linked on their Chromebook.
"We already saved $3,000 in expenses for printing", says David Conrad, Principal at Manteno Middle School.
Students will still receive a calendar book for recording their assignments and activity schedule. The school is studying whether to maintain the printed calendars or to move to an on-line assignment notebook in Skyward or Google Calendar. For now, students will be required to write down their homework in the printed calendar and use the agenda as a hall pass.
The student handbook is also available on the school website at http://www.manteno5.org/mms. Families who wish to receive a printed copy may request one from the office.
Parents and students will sign a form agreeing that they have read the handbook and agree to follow the school procedures. A handbook receipt form will be distributed to students at open house August 12 or on the first day of school. Please sign and return the form to school by August 21.