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Guidance Department

The Manchester Middle School Guidance Department provides activities, interventions and services which assist students in achieving their maximum personal development both as learners and as human beings. It is important to help students recognize their needs and abilities and to develop strategies to realize their full potential.

Contact Us

We look forward to working with you and your child! We can be reached by email or phone.

Phone: 732-657-1770

Our Counselors:

Bruce Panzarella
8th Grade/ Anti-Bully Specialist

Jennifer Barrett
7th Grade

Kristen Gannon
6th Grade

Homework Requests

Sick Absences

If your student is absent for 2 or more days, please contact the Guidance department at 732-657-1770. You must call by 9:00am to make the request if you would like to pick up the work on that day. Pick up time for Homework requests is between 2:30pm and 3pm in the Guidance department or before 4pm in the Main Office.

Vacation Absences

If you are planning a vacation, please send in a written letter one week prior to the vacation. Please include the dates that your student will be absent and give them to the Guidance department. This letter will be given to all of your student's teachers and the work will be given directly to your student prior to the vacation.


Showing up for school has a huge impact on a student’s academic success starting in kindergarten and continuing through high school. Even as children grow older and more independent, families play a key role in making sure students get to school safely every day and understand why attendance is so important for success in school and on the job. The links below provide you with information about why school attendance is imporant to your child's academic success.

Keeping attendance on track

Locker Use

    The following are the scheduled times your student will be allowed to use their locker.

    Grade 6:
    Before Period 4
    Before Period 5L (lunch)
    Before Period 7

    Grade 7:
    Before Period 2
    Before Period 6L (lunch)
    Before Period 8

    Grade 8:
    Before Period 3
    Before Period 5
    Before Period 8

    **All grades may use lockers before homeroom and after period 9(end of day)**