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Virtual school year begins for MPS elementary students

Siefert School BuildingStudents across the city logged in to computers and Chromebooks on September 1 as the 2020–21 school year began with online learning. MPS held a celebration at Siefert School to get students and families excited about learning.

At Siefert, MPS leadership, school board members, and the media gathered to help inspire students for the virtual school year. Speakers included Superintendent Dr. Keith P. Posley, Principal Wanda Varela Katz, Milwaukee Board of School Directors member Bob Peterson, and MTEA President Amy Mizialko. They wished students success in the new school year and reinforced MPS’ commitment to a quality education for every child, even during the pandemic.

“Successful learning has never been more important,” said Posley. “We are committed to keeping our students on track and delivering a quality education. Despite the pandemic, we are striving every day to ensure that our children succeed.”

MPS educators have taken part in extensive professional development to facilitate online learning and are sharing creative ideas to keep students engaged. School leaders and staff are working diligently to ensure that every student has access to education and can participate fully.

MPS has developed a School Reopening website where families can find everything they need for successful learning. Help is also available through each MPS school.

Families who still need to enroll students should contact an MPS school, visit mpsmke.com/enroll, or call the MPS enrollment hotline at (414) 267-5100.

 



Contacts

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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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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