Roadmap to Readiness

On March 23, 2021, the Milwaukee Board of School Directors approved the Administration’s recommendation to return to in-person learning. Read the Board-approved motion.

Students will attend four days of in-person learning and virtual instruction on Wednesdays. A virtual option is available for families who do not wish to return to in-person learning.

Families and staff can review the questions and responses from the Milwaukee Board of School Directors for additional details on returning to in-person learning.

Forms for Safely Returning to the Classroom

Visit the Forms for Safely Returning to the Classroom webpage for answers to questions about COVID-19 testing at Milwaukee Public Schools, calendars for testing, and the consent form required to return to in-person learning. For more information, visit the Frequently Asked Questions webpage.

Download the Ready, Set, Return to Classroom – A Family Guide Flyer

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Parent Engagement Sessions

The district held three virtual family engagement sessions to help families learn about school routines, procedures, and safety measures that will allow students to safely return to in-person learning. Topics covered include:

  • Personal protective equipment in schools
  • Bus transportation
  • Supports provided by school nurses
  • Procedures for sick children
  • Morning wellness checks at home
  • Before- and after-school care

Parents of K3–3rd grade students can watch the video of their session.

Parents of students in grades 4-8 can watch the video of their session.

Parents of high school students can watch the video of their session.

Summer Academy

Registration for Summer Academy is open! Learn more about our FREE virtual or in-person summer programming for K5–grade 12 city of Milwaukee residents!

For information, please visit the MPS Summer Academy webpage.



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 comm@milwaukee.k12.wi.us

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.