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06-17-22 Family Friday Newsletter

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Summer Meal Program

MPS will offer meals for children age 18 and under at more than 50 sites during the summer. Free breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be offered and will vary by location. Stop by for a well-balanced breakfast including whole grains, fruit, and local milk. Lunches and dinners include an entrée, fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and local milk.

Parents or students can find the nearest meal location and check dates, schedules, and offerings on the MPS Nutrition Services page.

We look forward to serving children in our cafeterias this summer!


News and Updates

Summer Academy-Enroll Now!

Summer will be here soon! Sign up now to reserve your spot in Summer Academy. MPS has summer programs for students in K5 through grade 12. Summer programs are free for students living in the city of Milwaukee. Some sites offer after-school care for a fee.

Find out more about what's happening in Summer Academy this year on TMJ4 and WISN-12.

Registration for July sessions of Summer Academy has been extended to July 1!

Summer learning is designed to be fun and to support skill building. Students who attend a summer session start stronger in fall and feel better prepared for the challenges of the next grade level.

New this year: College 101 courses that earn both high school and college credit!

Detailed information and online registration are available on the MPS Summer Academy web page. Seats may be limited. Sign up soon!

MPS will host walk-up registration at the Central Services building.

Thursday, June 30, 2022 from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Friday, July 1, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

MPS Central Services
5225 W. Vliet St.
Milwaukee, WI 53208

Fun and Reading to Avoid Summer Slide

Help your child keep learning and reading all summer long! Children who read over the summer start stronger in fall. Milwaukee offers many fun and educational activities over the summer months. Check out a list of events along with recommended books to read before you go. Children will absorb more when they have knowledge of an activity before they attend. Have fun and keep reading!

Download a list of free Milwaukee events with reading suggestions.

Earn an Equivalency Diploma and Business Skills this Summer

Attend a free 16-week program to earn a High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) while also developing skills to run a business. The program runs four days per week, July 11-October 27. This course is offered through Literacy Services of Wisconsin, the African-American Chamber of Commerce, and RISEMKE.

For details, download a flyer or visit

Attend an information session on June 24 at 1:00 p.m. at

Milwaukee Public Library Summer Reading Program

Join the Super Reader Squad or take part in the Teen Summer Challenge! Children of all ages can sign up to enjoy adventures, great stories, and exciting characters through reading. Adults are encouraged to be reading role models by participating in the Book by Book Adult Summer Reading Program.

Learn more about free summer reading programs.

Milwaukee Summer Jobs

Milwaukee Recreation is hiring full-time, part-time, and seasonal positions such as instructors, leaders, field attendants, coaches, umpires, and referees who support programming at school and community locations throughout the city of Milwaukee. View current job openings with Milwaukee Recreation.

Milwaukee County Parks hire seasonal employees with many different skill sets to serve the community. Visit the Milwaukee County Parks website to find positions that offer training and work experience in your area of interest.

Lifeguards Wanted! Milwaukee County Parks need lifeguards for the summer. Starting pay is $16.14 per hour. Training is provided. Candidates must be age 16 or older and able to swim 100 meters in 1 minute and 45 seconds to qualify. Apply as a lifeguard and for other County Park jobs at Positions are available for gardening, golf course maintenance, food service, and more.


District Highlight of the Week

MPS Alumni are NBA Champions

Congratulations to MPS alumni Kevon Looney and Jordan Poole! Both went on to play for the Golden State Warriors and are now NBA champions. Golden State defeated the Boston Celtics on June 16, winning four of six games.

Read more about this impressive achievement!

In case you missed it . . .

Marshall's Jaden Bandy Catches up, Earns Valedictorian Honors

Giving up was never an option for Jaden Bandy. At age 10, he was not reading at grade level, and at age 11, he decided to turn things around. Crediting many individuals for supporting him and encouraging him, Bandy got going and never looked back. He surged to the top of his class in high school and captured the honor of valedictorian. "I want people to look up and see the light and see that they can chase their dreams and desires," he shared.

Read more of his inspiring story on TMJ4.

MPS Releases Preliminary Budget

Milwaukee Public Schools has released the 2022–23 proposed budget totaling $1.3 billion. The superintendent’s proposal represents a student-focused budget. Ninety-one cents of every dollar budgeted in the School Operations Fund is used to support students, schools, and school staff.

View the entire budget on the MPS Financial Planning and Budget Services webpage.

Childhood Immunization Clinics

Is your child up to date on vaccines? The City of Milwaukee Health Department offers free vaccines for children who qualify. Protect your child from measles, mumps, whooping cough, hepatitis A and B, and more!

Northwest Health Center, 7630 W. Mill Rd.
Southside Health Center, 1639 S. 23rd St.

  • Fridays: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays: 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Vaccines are given on a walk-in basis. For a list of vaccines and how to qualify, visit Milwaukee Health Department Immunization Clinic Services.

For questions, please call (414) 286-8034.


COVID-19 Vaccine Locations

COVID-19 vaccine is available FREE for all Wisconsin residents age 5 and older. Health insurance is NOT needed. Call the hotline at (414) 286-6800 for questions, to schedule an appointment or home visit, or to speak with a nurse.

Milwaukee Health Department Clinics
Northwest Health Center, 7630 W. Mill Rd.
Southside Health Center, 1639 S. 23rd St.

Mondays & Fridays: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 12 - 6 p.m.
Saturdays: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Menomonee Valley Site, 2401 W. St. Paul Ave.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 12 - 6 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Vaccines are also available throughout the city at many pharmacies including CVS and Walgreens. Visit the Milwaukee Health Department COVID-19 Vaccine page (available in English, Spanish, and Hmong) for more information about COVID-19 vaccine locations.


Stay Connected!

MPS offers tools to help families find the information and support they need. Log in to the Infinite Campus Parent Portal, download the MPS App for updates, and follow us on social media. The Parent Coordinator at your child's school can also assist.

Infinite Campus Parent Portal Technical Support

Live Parent Portal (Infinite Campus) support is available from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

To recover a username/password: Parents/guardians should email 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


Get all the latest news and updates! Download the MPS App and follow us on social media. Fast access to news, updates, and the entire MPS website is available on the MPS App (for Apple and Android smartphone platforms). To download, use the links below.

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Milwaukee Board of School Directors

Upcoming Meetings: June & July

If you'd like to follow the meetings of the Milwaukee Board of School Directors, visit the Milwaukee Board of School Directors page to find the meeting schedule, agendas, and links to watch or listen to live meetings. Instructions for public testimony are also offered on this page.

  • Committee on Accountability, Finance, and Personnel: Tues. June 21, 2022, 5:30 p.m.
  • Committee on Legislation, Rules and Policies: Tues. June 28, 2022, 5:30 p.m.
  • Regular Monthly Board Meeting: Thurs. June 30, 2022, 5:30 p.m.
  • Regular Monthly Board Meeting: Thurs. July 28, 2022, 5:30 p.m.

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