This is an important message from MPS. Due to snow storm, All MPS day programs, 50 Stop, Grab & Go locations, and school building are closed. All virtual learning will continue and Milwaukee Public Schools district offices will remain open. Thank you and be safe.
Students and families can pick up packaged breakfasts and lunches plus a Winter Break Meal Bundle ahead of the scheduled holiday break at MPS Stop, Grab, and Go locations. Distribution will take place on December 21 and 22, 2020. MPS recognizes the importance of school meals for students and nutritional support during the holiday break and is working to support those needs.
On Monday, December 21, families can pick up two breakfast and two lunch packages for each student or child age 18 and younger.
On Tuesday, December 22, Winter Break Meal Bundles will be available. Every child age 18 or younger can receive a bundle, which includes recipes. Because several items are refrigerated or frozen, families are recommended to make space in the refrigerator and freezer for safe storage.
Winter Break Meal Bundles will include the following items. Items cannot be substituted in the meal bundles.
- 1 pound penne pasta
- 1 large can peaches
- Frozen items:
- 1 pound diced chicken
- 1 quart sliced carrots
- 1 quart green peas
- 1 quart blueberries
- 8 4-oz. cups orange juice
- 16 pancakes
- Refrigerated items:
- 8 8-oz. cartons 1% white milk
- 8 8-oz. cartons skim chocolate milk
The ongoing Stop, Grab, and Go meal distribution remains popular with Milwaukee families. Distribution of packaged breakfasts and lunches will resume Monday, January 4, 2021.
Milwaukee Public Schools wants to hear from families about virtual learning this school year.
Your feedback is important to us! Please take our survey and offer input about your child’s virtual learning experience this semester, along with your thoughts about returning to face-to-face learning.
As we navigate virtual learning, family feedback is more important than ever. The best way to help us serve students is to take part in our survey as soon as possible.
Please complete our Roadmap to Readiness Survey to help us adapt and plan. The survey takes about 10 minutes and will remain open until Friday, January 8, 2021.
Access the survey at Roadmap to Readiness Survey.
Thank you in advance for your participation!
Milwaukee Public Schools students should get ready to enter the art, speech, and writing competitions that are part of the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration. The program is open to students in kindergarten through grade 12. Winners will be recognized during the virtual celebration on January 17, 2021.
Next year’s celebration will be the 36th annual event hosted in our community. Milwaukee is one of only two cities that have celebrated the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. annually since 1984.
Students should begin planning their entries to reflect the theme for 2021: Keep Moving Forward. These words were chosen from King’s address given at Spelman College on April 10, 1960. In their entries, students should reflect on this theme and how it relates to themselves or their families, schools, neighborhoods, or world.
The art, speech, and writing contests are open to students who live in the city of Milwaukee, Wauwatosa, or West Bend or are enrolled in a public or private school within the city of Milwaukee, Wauwatosa, or West Bend.
Entries in the writing contest must be submitted by 5:00 P.M. on Monday, November 16, 2020.
Entries in the art and speech contests must be submitted by 5:00 P.M. on Friday, November 20, 2020.
To read more about this celebration and to find the complete rules for the art, speech, and writing contests, visit the MLK Birthday Celebration page on the Marcus Performing Arts Center website.
Wondering if your student has a day off? You may access the 20-21 Traditional Calendar with this hotlink. It contains information on student days off, holidays, and Professional Development days.
Milwaukee Public Schools wants to understand how we can best support student learning and family needs. We also want families to know about opportunities to offer input to schools and the district. Your opinions are important to us!
As we navigate virtual learning and we anticipate ongoing changes, family opinions are more important than ever. The best way to help us serve students is to take part in our survey as soon as possible.
Please complete our Family Interest Survey to help us understand your needs. The survey takes about 10 minutes and will remain open until October 31, 2020.
Access the survey at Family Interest Survey 2020.
Thank you in advance for your participation!
Join MFIS Staff for a LIVE Virtual “Meet and Greet” this Thursday! The evening will begin with a YouTube Session to Welcome Families at 6 PM. You may access the meeting here: https://youtu.be/jT2sFqe98Ig
Following the 6 PM introduction, refer to the guide provided, to find a link to enter your child’s classroom at 6:20, and then again at 7:00 (if you have more than one child). Sessions / links will be on Google Meet and accessible through your student’s account (be sure that you are signed under their account on Google) via a Chromebook or a home computer.
If you do not have wireless internet and are unable to secure it, you may request a hotspot to day to use for virtual learning. Please send an email to email@example.com as soon as possible.
Families in need of a reliable internet source to facilitate their students’ distance learning are eligible for access to a WiFi Hot Spot through MPS. A single Wi-Fi hotspot can be used by several students in the same home.
Please complete the information in the Google Form here if you need access to a Wi-Fi Hotspot in order for virtual learning this fall.
Once you have completed the form, staff from the Library Department will reach out to you to schedule a day/time to pickup an Internet hotspot.
Wondering what to expect and how to prepare before distance learning begins? MFIS and MPS have helpful resources for you!
To access several helpful tutorials for families on Google Classroom choose this icon…
To learn about adding multiple students to the family app click here…
We hope you find these resources helpful. “See” you soon!
MFIS Staff has been hard at work this summer developing schedules and activities that will optimize virtual learning for your students. To help families prepare we have created a calendar with important dates. You can find the calendar here, in addition to information about your student’s “Remote Learning Supply Box”, supply box pick-up schedule, and information on our VIRTUAL Meet and Greet on August 27th.
“See” you soon!