Roadmap to Readiness

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This fall, all MPS schools are returning to in-person learning five days per week. School buildings are open to the public, and families should contact the school office to schedule a visit.

  • Students and staff are required to wear masks on buses and indoors. Masks will not be required while outdoors.
  • Students and staff will practice three feet of physical distancing.
  • HEPA air filters have been placed throughout buildings.
  • All fall high school sports will resume.
  • Before- and after-school care will be open.

Please make sure your student is at school on the first day and every day. To view the 2021-22 school calendars, visit mpsmke.com/calendar.

2021 – 22 Family Guides

Families can download the 2021 – 22 Family Guide in the languages below.

Arabic | Burmese | English | Farsi | Hmong | Karen | Rohingya | Somali | Spanish

School Supply Lists

Gather school supplies so your student has the needed tools to be successful. Find school supply lists on the MPS website at mpsmke.com/supplylist.

Gmail for Students

MPS will use Google’s Gmail as the new platform for student email this year. Students received new email addresses in the format studentID@mymps.org. The old student email addresses (studentID@student.milwaukee.k12.wi.us) will be disabled. Read more about this important change.

School Meals

The Department of Nutrition Services is committed to providing healthy meals at no charge to anyone age 18 and under throughout the school year and summer months. Visit the Nutrition webpage to read about the upcoming changes that affect MPS meal service.

Registration for High School Fall Sports

Sign up now for high school fall sports! Find details, required forms, and the registration link at https://mpsathletics-ar.rschooltoday.com. Student-athletes must be registered by a parent/guardian.

If you need help registering, contact the athletic director at your school or the MPS Athletics office at (414) 475-8133.

For additional information on returning to school in the fall, visit the FAQ webpage.

Safely Returning to the Classroom

Vaccinate Now — Return to School Safe & Healthy

COVID-19 vaccine is available FREE for all Wisconsin residents age 12 and older. Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two shots at least three weeks apart. The vaccine reaches maximum effectiveness two weeks after the second shot. To be fully protected when school starts, plan to get your family vaccinated as soon as possible.

Visit the Safely Returning to the Classroom webpage for more information on vaccinations.



Stay Connected

Keep your contact information up to date in our records so you can 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.