MILWAUKEE (December 21, 2021) — Milwaukee Public Schools has taken an active step to ensure the safety of its students and staff. Henry David Thoreau School
will move to virtual learning Wednesday, December 22, 2021. Due to MPS’ 10-day COVID-19 quarantine return date concluding during Winter Break
, Thoreau School students will return to in-person learning on Tuesday, January 4, 2022.
The students, families, and staff of Thoreau School were first notified about the transition to virtual learning Tuesday, December 21, 2021. 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.
School staff 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.