MPS School Reopening

As we prioritize the health and safety of all students, staff, and families Milwaukee Public Schools will begin the 2020-21 school year teaching and learning online. Although the start of school will look different than before, we are excited about how we will embark on the academic school reopening at MPS.

Schools will follow the Early Start calendar which begins August 17 and the Traditional calendar that will begin September 1.

Learn more about Phase 1: Virtual 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.

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.