Milwaukee Public Schools’ (MPS) phased-in reopening recommendation for the 2020-21 school year was unanimously approved by the Milwaukee Board of School Directors. The Board, in a 7-2 vote, also approved to maintain the early and traditional start calendars for the school year.
The phased in approach includes, Phase 1-full remote learning, Phase 2-hybird learning, and Phase 3-face-to-face learning with virtual option.
MPS will start the school year with virtual learning for all students. As the spread of COVID-19 decreases, students will return to schools for two days each week for face-to-face learning and virtual three days each week. Phase three will allow all students to return to the classroom five days a week, when conditions are healthy to return. MPS will monitor public health conditions to determine movement between each phase.
“To help preserve the health and well-being of our students and staff, we believe virtual learning is the best scenario at this time,” MPS Superintendent Dr. Keith P. Posley said. “This was a difficult decision but a necessary one as we work diligently to provide the best education for our students. We look forward to returning to in-class instruction but only when we can do so safely.”
As details continue to develop, the district will provide information to students, families, and staff regarding the upcoming school year. Families are encouraged to stay up to date with information about the fall semester by visiting the MPS website, downloading the MPS App on their smartphones, and following MPS on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
To enroll, visit mpsmke.com/enroll, call 414-267-5100, or take part in Curbside Enrollment at MPS Central Services on August 3 and 4.
Pre-applications will be accepted online only at : waitlist.hacm.org
The Pre-Application Opening for the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Program Wait List time and dates are 9:00 a.m., June 23rd,(CDT) Through 6:00 p.m., June 25th 2020,(CDT).
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click here to see Flyer Food Application Flyer
With schools closed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, students still need to be able to access healthy meals. To help with this, families with a child or children who usually get free or reduced price meals through the National School Lunch Program can get temporary food benefits. These benefits are called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is automatically providing these benefits to most children who usually get free or reduced price school meals based on information they have on file. If the Wisconsin Department of Health Services doesn’t have enough information about you, you’ll be able to apply for the benefits.
You may also contact Mrs. Pollock(SSW), at her Google voice number, 262-528-3714 with questions.
Please call 414-810-1545 for more information.
Milwaukee Public Schools is providing packaged breakfasts and lunches for students along with printed learning materials. Families can stop at any location to pick up meals and printed grade-level worksheets for students. All meals are provided by the Department of Nutrition Services.
Families are reminded to practice social distancing when arriving to pick up meals and materials. School sites are open 11AM – 1PM food trucks have specific hours.
Distribution sites will continue to provide food and learning materials through the end of the scheduled school year. Here’s a list of locations!