USD 383 Manhattan / Ogden Superintendent of Schools Dr. Marvin Wade has issued a statement saying that in May, the Kansas State High School Activities Association established a summer conditioning start date of June 1. Based upon COVID-19 conditions within Riley County at that time, a start date of July 1 was set for USD 383. Given the accelerated pace at which other community venues (such as health clubs) are opening, plans have been implemented for Manhattan High School conditioning and summer workouts to begin on June 15 rather than July 1. Guidelines have already been approved for supervision, daily cleaning and weekly deep cleaning, and procedures to maintain social distancing with equipment being used this summer.
Arrangements are being made for Anthony Middle School and Eisenhower Middle School voluntary summer workouts/camps for basketball, football and volleyball. As was done with the high school, middle school COVID-19 precautions and guidelines have already been submitted and approved. More information will be provided from the middle schools in the near future as dates become finalized.