New School Start and Dismissal Times this Fall
All MPS schools will have new start times and dismissal times for fall 2020. Schools have been aligned into three tiers to allow changes to bus schedules. The new plan will save money and is expected to provide better service for students who ride a bus to school.
MPS is prepared to support families who have questions about school schedules in fall. The new schedule will apply to both in-school learning and at-home learning depending upon the way schools will be structured for the 2020-21 school year.
Watch for more information in the coming weeks.
Families who have questions can contact their child’s school or the MPS Department of Student Services at (414) 475-8922.
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News and Updates - June 19, 2020
Student Personal Items
Families who have not yet picked up their child's personal belongings from their desk or locker should contact their child's school by June 30. We want to make sure all students receive their belongings that might be needed over the summer.
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.
MPS will continue to distribute packaged breakfasts and lunches throughout the summer. A list of locations can be found on our COVID-19 Updates page under Stop, Grab, and Go sites.
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.
Milwaukee Public Library Summer Reading Programs Are Open!
Milwaukee Public Library branches remain closed but are still offering Super Reader Squad, Teen Summer Challenge, and Book by Book Adult Summer Reading. Visit the Milwaukee Public Library Summer Reading web page for more information.
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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 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.
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!
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 more information, visit the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
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.
New this year! Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses will be available for high school students who need career readiness credits to graduate. Summer offerings will also allow students to access CTE classes that may not be available in their own schools.
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.
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.
If your student's Chromebook is not working properly, do not try to repair it yourself. Email the MPS Technology Support Center at email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
- MPS website: Everything you need to know about the district.
- Summer Academy: Important information about summer programming.
- MPS Coronavirus Updates page: Find district communications, Frequently Asked Questions, locations for meal distribution, learning resources, and more.
- Frequently Asked Questions: Answers to many popular questions are found here.
- Online Learning Resources page: Get access to educational websites so students can continue learning.
- MPS Reads: Find monthly lists of recommended books so your child can read every day.
- OverDrive/SORA: Help your child log in and access online library books for summer reading.
- Enrichment Activities: Dance, yoga, crafts, and more to keep children engaged.
- Family Resources: Get support with helping your child learn at home.
- Community Resources: Find supports for food access, mental health, financial assistance, and more.
- Talking to Your Child About COVID-19: Read advice from experts to help children during this confusing time.
- IMPACT 2-1-1: A network of local resources to assist families.