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MPS welcomes students to virtual learning

Day one at MSOLThe 2020–21 school year got underway on August 17 with students engaging in virtual learning. MPS early start schools across the city, including all high schools, middle schools, and select elementary schools, were back in session. At Milwaukee School of Languages, virtual students were welcomed with a visit from Superintendent Dr. Keith P. Posley, guests, and media.

Dr. Posley, Milwaukee School of Languages Principal Dr. Juan Baez, and MTEA President Amy Mizialko offered remarks to wish success to students and emphasize the importance of a quality education during the pandemic.

“As a district, we are committed to providing a top-notch education,” said Posley. “Our students have Chromebooks and our teachers are prepared for virtual learning. This plan will optimize the health and safety of our students and staff until we can all safely return to our schools.”

MPS schools on the traditional calendar (most elementary schools) will begin Tuesday, September 1. Families who have questions about start dates should contact their child’s school. View all school calendars on the Student Days Off web page.

Families are reminded to help their students be ready for learning.

•   Pick up a Chromebook and instructional materials from your school

•   Charge your Chromebook and test your Internet connection

•   Pick up basic school supplies: pens, pencils, notebooks, paper

•   Find a quiet, comfortable place to work

•   Look for schedules provided by your school; be ready to log in for online learning

Enrollment is still open! Visit to learn more, contact an MPS school, or call the MPS enrollment hotline at (414) 267-5100.



Earl Arms, Media Relations Manager

Shahree Douglas, Director Communications & Outreach

About Milwaukee Public Schools

Milwaukee Public Schools is committed to accelerating student achievement, building positive relationships between youth and adults and cultivating leadership at all levels. The district’s commitment to improvement continues to show results:

  • Ninety percent of 2019-20 budget dollars go directly to classrooms;
  • The MPS Class of 2018 earned $86.2 million in scholarships; and
  • MPS is home to five of the state and nation's top high schools according to U.S. News and World Report.

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