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06-12-20 Family Friday Newsletter

Career and Technical Education to Be Offered this Summer

For the first time, MPS will offer Career and Technical Education during Summer Academy. This opportunity may allow high school students to meet their graduation requirement of one credit of college and career readiness work.

Career and Technical Education courses vary by school. This summer, students may be able to access classes that are normally not offered in their schools such as health care, hospitality, and culinary arts. Find out more on the Summer Academy web page.

Have a safe and educational summer!

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News and Updates - June 12, 2020

NAF Academy Recognitions

Congratulations to Reagan High School for earning Distinguished Level and North Division for earning Model Level from NAF Education Network. Both schools submitted extensive records and hosted site visits to earn these distinctions. The NAF program promotes college and career readiness for students. Learn more about NAF offerings in MPS!

Milwaukee Recreation to Host Safe Summer Fun

Some Milwaukee Recreation summer programs are open! Class sizes and locations are limited. Twilight Centers for middle and high school students will also be open on a limited schedule. Milwaukee Recreation will offer free meals at 13 playfields along with structured play sessions. Get all the details on the Milwaukee Recreation web page.

MPS Reads

Every month, MPS offers recommended reading on the MPS Reads web page. Books are selected for all grade levels, and lists are available in a printable format that can be taken to the library or bookstore. Many books are accessible through Overdrive for free. Set a summer reading goal and enjoy some great books!

 

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Milwaukee Recreation Summer Survey

Milwaukee Recreation is exploring options for summer childcare and programming. Please help us make plans by taking our family survey. Your responses will help ensure that we can meet the needs of our families.

Food Box Distribution

Feeding America is partnering with MPS to distribute free food boxes at North Division High School and South Division High School on June 17, 2020. Please see our flyer for information and instructions.

Summer Academy

July Academy will take place this summer through an online format and is scheduled for July 6-31 for K-12 students who need credit recovery (retaking a class), credit acceleration (taking a required class that was missed), support with the transition to high school, and extra learning to stay on track. Register by June 26, 2020.

For more information and to enroll, visit the Summer Academy web page. Students will need a computer or Chromebook. If you have not yet received a Chromebook from the district, please contact your child's school. Please note that login instructions will be sent to your MPS student email address.

Family Food Benefits

Wisconsin families whose children receive free or reduced lunch, including all MPS families, are eligible for free food benefits during school closures. Families who do not currently receive benefits and need to enroll should visit https://access.wi.gov/s/pebt.

For information, visit the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Enroll Now for Fall 2020!

If you have not enrolled your student for Fall 2020, enroll now to make sure your child is on our records when school starts. Contact a school, visit mpsmke.com/enroll, or call the Department of Student Services at (414) 475-8159.

 

We're here to help!

For questions about your child or your school, or to receive a Chromebook, please email your child's teacher or principal.

MPS Central Services Phone Line: (414) 475-8393

MPS Hotline during school closures: (414) 475-8900

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

For specific questions regarding a child with disabilities, call the Department of Specialized Services at (414) 438-3648.

Families who need support for English language learners can call (414) 777-7806.

Enrollment: Enroll now for fall 2020! Contact a school directly, visit mpsmke.com/enroll, or call (414) 475-8159.

Chromebook Support

If your student's Chromebook is not working properly, do not try to repair it yourself. Email the MPS Technology Support Center at tsc@milwaukee.k12.wi.us immediately. Please include a phone number, school name, student name and ID number, and description of the problem in the email so we can contact you.

Parent Portal Technical Support

Live Parent Portal (Infinite Campus) support is available from 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M., Monday through Friday.

To recover a username/password: Parents/guardians should email parentportal@milwaukee.k12.wi.us. Include the parent/guardian name, child’s name, birth date, and a contact number. If you do not receive a phone call or email within 24 hours, please call (414) 475-8159 for further assistance.

For assistance setting up a new Parent Portal account: Parents/guardians may call (414) 475-8159 or email parentportal@milwaukee.k12.wi.us.

 

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