Students should submit entries for the 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration

Students should submit entries for the 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday CelebrationMilwaukee 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.


Virtual Teen Art Contest – Nov. 1-30

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Enter your favorite original art piece ONLINE at mpl.org/teenartcontest
between November 1-30 (ages 13-18). Submissions will be displayed online
for one week (December 7-11) during our Virtual Art Gallery. All eligible
submissions will be voted on by “Community Choice” during that time.
The three submissions with the most votes will be the winners. Winners will be
announced the following week and will remain displayed on our website.
Visit mpl.org/teenartcontest for complete Rules & Regulations.

Prizes: Three $100 gift cards to Blick Art

 

Discussions on Classroom Conduct

Community Conversations Flyer Final

MPS continues to focus on collaborative discussions around student conduct
and classroom management. Using a multi-tiered system of support, the
district is adapting discipline practices to create a positive climate, respectful
interactions, and thoughtful engagement. We invite families and community
members to participate in these important discussions.
* Share experiences regarding behavior and communication
* Discuss approaches, actions, and attitudes to build trust
* Suggest ways to strengthen school culture
* Address concerns on discipline practices that deter learning
* Provide ideas to enhance the learning climate/environment
Share your comments at: http://tinyurl.com/mpscommunityinput
Responses will be anonymous when shared publicly.
VIRTUAL MEETINGS
MPS will host monthly virtual meetings to provide updates on community input,
discipline trends, and best practices along with open discussion. Attend online
sessions from any device with Internet access.
http://tinyurl.com/disciplinezoom
Recordings of meetings will be available at https://tinyurl.com/
mpscommunitydiscipline. For questions, contact the Office of School
Administration at (414) 475-8645. For more information, visit
mpsmke.com/discipline. Spanish interpretation available.

WEDNESDAYS
November 11, 2020
December 9, 2020
January 13, 2021
February 10, 2021
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Share comments at: http://tinyurl.com/mpscommunityinput

 

Chromebook Care

 

As students continue to use MPS-issued chromebooks for virtual learning, it is essential that these devices are taken care of and used properly.

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RIVERSIDE UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL TEXTBOOK & TECHNOLOGY DISTRIBUTION

RIVERSIDE UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL
TEXTBOOK & TECHNOLOGY DISTRIBUTION
2020-2021

All students are required to attend textbook and technology distribution according to the schedule listed below. Please plan accordingly. Students are to report according to their present grade level.

NEW FRESHMEN – Grade 9
Monday August 3 Freshmen whose last name begins with letters A – M 8:00 – 12:00 p.m.
Monday August 3 Freshmen whose last name begins with letters N – Z 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

SENIORS – Grade 12

Tuesday August 4 Seniors whose last name begins with letters A – M 8:00 – 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday August 4 Seniors whose last name begins with letters N – Z 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

JUNIORS – Grade 11

Wednesday August 5 Juniors whose last name begins with letters A – M 8:00 – 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday August 5 Juniors whose last name begins with letters N – Z 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

SOPHOMORES Grade 10

Thursday August 6 Sophomores whose last name begins with letters A – M 8:00 – 12:00 p.m.
Thursday August 6 Sophomores whose last name begins with letters N – Z 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

8/17/20 – First Day of School – Virtual

How do you know what day to come? See grade level by credits below. Students and/or parents may log in to Infinite Campus and look at their transcripts for credits obtained to date.

Freshman: less than 5 credits
Sophomore: 5 credits or more
Junior: 10 credits or more
Senior: 16 credits or more 

ESCUELA UNIVERSITARIA RIVERSIDE
DISTRIBUCION DE TEXTOS Y TECNOLOGIA
2020-2021

Es REQUISITO para todos los estudiantes asistir a la distribución de textos y tecnología de acuerdo con el horario abajo indicado. Por favor programe su asistencia a este importante evento. Los estudiantes deben asistir la fecha que corresponde con su grado, basado en créditos obtenidos.

Nuevos estudiantes – Grado 9
Lunes 3 de agosto Estudiantes cuyo apellido empieza con las letras A – M 8:00 – 12:00 p.m.
Lunes 3 de agosto Estudiantes cuyo apellido empieza con las letras N – Z 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Grado 12

Martes 4 de agosto Estudiantes cuyo apellido empieza con las letras A – M 8:00 – 12:00 p.m.
Martes 4 de agosto Estudiantes cuyo apellido empieza con las letras N – Z 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Grado 11

Miércoles 5 de agosto Estudiantes cuyo apellido empieza con las letras A – M 8:00 – 12:00 p.m.
Miércoles 5 de agosto Estudiantes cuyo apellido empieza con las letras N – Z 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Grado 10

Jueves 6 de agosto Estudiantes cuyo apellido empieza con las letras A – M 8:00 – 12:00 p.m.
Jueves 6 de agosto Estudiantes cuyo apellido empieza con las letras N – Z 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

8/17/20 – Primer día de escuela – Virtual

¿Cómo saber la fecha correcta para asistir? Vea los grados basados en el # de créditos obtenidos. Los estudiantes/padres pueden entrar en Infinite Campus para saber el # de créditos obtenidos por el estudiante.

Freshman: menos de 5 créditos
Sophomore (grado 10): 5 créditos o más
Junior (grado 11): 10 créditos o más
Senior (grado 12): 16 créditos o más

Milwaukee Public Schools Reopening Plan Approved by Board of School Directors

Central Services BuildingMilwaukee 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.

MPS School Reopening Survey will gather input until July 8, 2020

Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) released its School Reopening Survey for students and families to gather input on how to safely welcome back students for the 2020-21 school year.
Amid the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, surveys will be distributed to families via email, US Mail, and other methods and will ask how they feel MPS can best serve families this upcoming year. MPS administration recently outlined scenarios that will be considered for students and educators returning in the fall.
“This survey is one of the ways we are giving MPS families a voice in how we can meet the needs of our students and our community,” MPS Superintendent Dr. Keith P. Posley said. “We will use this input, along with guidance from health officials and state and local leaders, to come up with the safest plan to provide our students the best environment to learn.”
MPS families can find a link to the School Reopening Survey on the MPS web site. The survey will be available until July 8, 2020. The Milwaukee Board of School Directors has called for a special board meeting in July to further discuss the district’s reopening plan.

Together for Justice – A letter from the Superintendent

June 6, 2020

Dear MPS community,

I know this week has been particularly difficult. Amid our efforts to cope with a global pandemic, we now must confront the hurt, pain, disappointment, and other emotions that have resurfaced with the racial injustice crisis following the alarming and tragic murders of Joel Acevedo, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and others.

I acknowledge the range of emotions that our students, staff, families, and community members are experiencing. I think about how you are taking all of this in and coping, especially when compounded with the stress of facing COVID-19 and the school closure for the past three months. I think about how these racist and unjust acts affect your sense of self and development, and how so many of our parents, especially our Black parents, carry the burden of fear every time their sons and daughters walk out of their homes.

I understand the desire to be involved in planned marches and actions. I share your outrage, and I want everyone in our MPS community to be safe, heard, and valued. I want our city, state, and nation to move as one to finally face the difficult history that we have avoided for so long. These recent events have generated renewed urgency and importance for our collective efforts in that mission.

I am always humbled and inspired by our students’ resilience, intelligence, and fortitude. My hope rests with all of our children, and their capacity to move past the divisions, racism, and bigotry that have marked our country since long before its founding. I share their vision and belief in a just world where every person, of every race, belongs and is honored and celebrated.

MPS is committed to supporting our students and staff with curriculum and materials that reflect all of the students and families we serve. We will also have support teams available for students and staff to help process these recent events.

I ask the staff, city leaders, and all Milwaukee residents to listen to the voices of our young people. Together we can transform our city into a place where life-changing opportunities are within reach of every family.

If you are looking for resources to support you in talking to your child about race and racism, you can find a few suggestions in the link.
https://files.constantcontact.com/f2f33cc0401/949a4f13-10bd-47a4-84e4-2cb430ad8576.pdf
Please stay safe and well.

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Dr. Keith P. Posley
Superintendent of Schools

Milwaukee Public Schools
Office of the Superintendent
5225 W. Vliet Street
Milwaukee, WI 53208
(414) 475-8001 • mpsmke.com