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Modified MPS calendar adjusts for school days lost due to weather closings

Milwaukee Public Schools declared its sixth school closure day this year due to weather on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. To account for all instructional hours required by the State of Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, a number of calendar changes were proposed by MPS. The calendar changes were approved by the Milwaukee Board of School Directors on February 12.

The calendar changes are designed to minimize the impact on the overall school calendar and to avoid adding school days to the end of the year. Parents should take note of a significant change that makes Tuesday, February 19, an attendance day for all students. Prior to the weather closings, school was not scheduled to be in session on this date.

MPS partnership and charter schools, whose calendars may differ from the MPS calendar, may opt to revise and distribute calendar changes directly to families.

The complete list of adjustments to the remainder of the 2018–19 school year appears below. To download a flyer showing the calendar modifications, visit mpsmke.com/calendar

 

Students in Grades K–8 on the Traditional Calendar

• Beginning Monday, February 25, 2019, five additional instructional minutes will be added to each school day.

• February 19, 2019, formerly a professional development day for staff, will be a full student attendance day.

• April 2, 2019, formerly a professional development day for staff, will be a full student attendance day.

• June 13, 2019, formerly a records day for staff, will be a full student attendance day.

• June 14, 2019, formerly a professional development day for staff, will be a records day (no student attendance).

 

Students in Grades K–8 on the Early Start Calendar

• Beginning Monday, February 25, 2019, five additional instructional minutes will be added to each school day.

• February 19, 2019, formerly a professional development day for staff, will be a full student attendance day.

• April 2, 2019, formerly a professional development day for staff, will be a full student attendance day.

• May 23, 2019, formerly a records day for staff, will be a full student attendance day.

• May 24, 2019, formerly a professional development day for staff, will be a records day (no student attendance).

 

Students in Grades 9–12 on the Early Start Calendar

• Beginning Monday, February 25, 2019, 12 additional instructional minutes will be added to each school day.

• February 19, 2019, formerly a professional development day for staff, will be a full student attendance day.

• April 2, 2019, formerly a professional development day for staff, will be a full student attendance day.

• May 20, 2019, formerly an exam day, will be a full student attendance day.

• May 21, 2019, formerly an exam day, will be a full student attendance day.

 

• May 23, 2019, formerly a records day, will be a half-day of student attendance for exams.

• May 24, 2019, formerly a professional development day, will be a half-day of student attendance for exams.

 

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Earl Arms, Media Relations Manager

armsev@milwaukee.k12.wi.us
414-688-9664

Shahree Douglas, Director Communications & Outreach

douglas@milwaukee.k12.wi.us
414-940-2702

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