Milwaukee Public Schools announced in a statement Sunday that all MPS schools will transition to virtual learning beginning Tuesday, January 4, 2022.
MPS was scheduled to resume in-person learning on January 4, 2022, but due to an influx of reported positive COVID-19 cases among district staff, this emergency safety measure is being implemented.
All district staff that are not in quarantine in accordance with MPS COVID-19 protocol are expected to report to their work location, according to the announcement.
MPS will continue providing expanded COVID-19 testing opportunities for MPS students and staff Monday, January 3, 2022, at six MPS locations from 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. When in-person learning resumes, testing will continue to be available for students and staff at each school location.
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.
The district’s goal is to resume in-person learning Monday, January 10, 2022. Administration will continue to assess the situation and provide updates as new information becomes available.
Meanwhile, Racine Unified School District announced Saturday that it would extend its winter break by two days, resuming classes Wednesday. All staff will return to work Monday, however.