Roadmap to Readiness

On Thursday, January 28, 2021, the Milwaukee Board of School Directors voted unanimously to continue planning to gradually begin in-person learning.

Students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) returned to in-person learning on February 8, 2021. Students and families were being identified and contacted individually to discuss each student’s needs and plan moving forward.

The remaining students are slated to return to in-person learning following the schedule below. MPS will share developments with students, families, staff, and the community as they become finalized. The district will continue to offer a virtual option for students whose families prefer virtual learning.

  • April 12, 2021: Students in PreK through grade 2 begin in-person learning.
  • April 19, 2021: Students in grades 3 through 8 begin in-person learning.
  • April 26, 2021: Students in grades 9 through 12 begin in-person learning.

Please note that the Milwaukee Board of School Directors will revisit this proposal in March to ensure the proposed timeline is appropriate.

Summer Academy

Registration for Summer Academy is open! For information, please visit the MPS Summer Academy webpage.

MPS Phases to Face-to-Face Learning

Phase 1:
Full Virtual

Students will learn outside of school. All instruction will be virtual.

Phase 2:

Instruction will be provided both face-to-face in school and online.

Phase 3:

Face-to-face instruction will be provided in school. A virtual option will be available.

Learn more about Phase 1: Virtual Learning.

Stay Connected

It is vital that your contact information is up-to-date in our records so you can be sure to receive Back to School information from the district and your school.

The district is now utilizing the SchoolMessenger system to send text messages to the mobile phones of MPS staff and families to keep everyone up-to-date with important information, safety alerts, school closing and more.

MPS staff and families will need to opt-in to continue to receive important district and school messages to their phone. Everyone will need to opt-in by sending a text message to 67587 with “Y”. You can do this step with any mobile phone you would like to receive messages. For questions or assistance, please contact the Department of Communications and Marketing at 414-475-8274 or

Parent Portal Technical Support

To set up a new parent portal account or receive assistance with an existing account, please visit the Technical Help webpage.