MILWAUKEE (December 14, 2021) — Milwaukee Public Schools has taken an active step to ensure the safety of its students and staff. Ninety-Fifth Street School
and Lowell International Elementary School
have moved to virtual learning starting today, Tuesday, December 14. Due to the end of MPS’ 10-day COVID-19 quarantine policy falling during Winter Break
, students who attend these schools will return to in-person learning Tuesday, January 4, 2021.
The students, families, and staff of these schools were first notified about the transition to virtual learning Monday, December 13. The decision to move to virtual learning was made to decrease the likelihood of spreading COVID-19, due to the school community reporting that three percent or more of the total school population has tested positive for COVID-19 within a 14-day period.
Staff from each school will report to their respective buildings and work independently from their individual classroom or office space. Students and families can expect additional outreach from their child’s teacher on instructions for virtual learning. Families should contact the school if they are in need of technology assistance.
The district will continue to encourage safe and healthy guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. MPS requires all students, staff, and visitors to wear face-coverings, and encourage everyone to cover sneezes and coughs, practice physical distancing, and wash hands thoroughly and often.