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04-14-20 Superintendent Letter to Families Regarding Online Learning

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Dear MPS Families,

Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) wants to thank you for your patience and let you know we are working to ensure that students continue learning and that necessary supports are in place to aid student needs. Please rest assured that MPS is committed to the success of each child.

MPS is providing new online learning opportunities to reinforce academic skills, minimize instructional loss, and provide routine to help students stay engaged and connected during this extended school closure. Visit the Online Learning Resources page to see grade-specific information, community support, and virtual experiences. New instructional materials will also be available beginning April 14 at all 20 Stop, Grab, and Go locations throughout the city.

On Thursday, April 16 and Friday, April 17, high school students will begin to receive MPS-issued Chromebooks. We are prioritizing high school students to make sure they can meet graduation requirements. Principals or school staff will contact families who have been identified to receive a Chromebook to provide instructions for picking up their device.

On Monday, April 20, distribution to middle school students who have been identified as needing a device will take place. Families will be notified by their school leader that they may pick up devices at their schools during specified time periods.

Distribution of devices for elementary school students will take place on Wednesday through Friday, April 22, 23, and 24. Families will be notified by their school leader that they may pick up devices at their schools during specified time periods.

To ensure that everyone remains safe during the distribution days, it is importation that families contacts their school leader to arrange a pick up time in order to maintain safe social distancing guidance.

If you have completed the survey and have not been contacted by your school, please contact your school’s principal. If you have not yet completed the survey, MPS Student Device and Internet Access Survey you may still do so. All schools will make efforts to ensure students receive a device to continue learning at home.

Thank you for your support and cooperation through this longer-than-expected school closure. We will continue to provide updates to keep you informed as additional information is available. Stay healthy and happy at home!

Sincerely,

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Dr. Keith P. Posley
Superintendent of Schools

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