Milwaukee Public Schools Will Be Virtual This Week
"Emergency safety measure" has students virtual and staff in-person through Jan. 10.
Milwaukee Public Schools announced Sunday evening that its more than 150 schools will all be virtual for the next week following the holiday break.
Classes were scheduled to resume in-person on Tuesday, Jan. 4, but “due to an influx of reported positive COVID-19 cases among district staff, this emergency safety measure is being implemented,” said the district in a statement.
MPS is offering COVID-19 testing for students and staff at six locations on Monday, Jan. 3 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The participating schools are Hamilton, Marshall, Obama, Pulaski and South Division high schools and the Wisconsin Conservatory of Lifelong Learning.
The district will be providing free breakfast and lunch at a number of pickup sites. “To support students and families during virtual learning, student meals will be provided daily at various Stop, Grab & Go locations from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. More information on student meals will be posted on the district website, school websites, and social media,” said MPS.
MPS said it hopes to resume in-person instruction on Monday, Jan. 10.
The district was virtual for most of the 2020-21 school year, with optional in-person instruction offered starting in April 2021. It returned to in-person school for this school year, maintaining a mask mandate and offering a cash incentive for students to be vaccinated.
- 10 Health Centers Offering COVID-19 Tests - Matt Martinez - Jan 24th, 2022
- City of Milwaukee COVID-19 Sites Closed on Tuesday, January 25 - City of Milwaukee Health Department - Jan 24th, 2022
- City Hall: Mask Mandate Anticipated To Go Into Effect Saturday - Jeramey Jannene - Jan 20th, 2022
- MTEA Statement on Passage of Mask Requirement by Milwaukee Common Council - Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association - Jan 18th, 2022
- City of Milwaukee Weekly COVID-19 Update - City of Milwaukee Health Department - Jan 14th, 2022
- DHS Now Auto-Importing Positive COVID-19 Test Results - Wisconsin Department of Health Services - Jan 14th, 2022
- National Guard Deploying to Hospitals, Nursing Homes - Jeramey Jannene - Jan 13th, 2022
- City Moving Toward Cash Vaccination Incentives, Free Rapid Tests - Jeramey Jannene - Jan 13th, 2022
- MKE County: COVID-19 Deaths Rising in Milwaukee - Graham Kilmer - Jan 11th, 2022
- Gov. Evers and DHS Announce Rate Increase to Help Support Healthcare Workforce in the Midst of COVID-19 Case Surge - Gov. Tony Evers - Jan 11th, 2022
Read more about Coronavirus Pandemic here