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Family Updates (English)

Family Updates

Minneapolis Public Schools sends out weekly family updates about the start of the 2020-21 school year. You will get these updates via email if you are signed up, but this page will have any messages you may have missed. 

If you want to receive these family updates directly, please sign up to School Messenger.

2021.6.10: Year-end reflections and gratitude

Year-end reflections and gratitude

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2021.5.27: Weekly Family Update

This week’s family update includes:

  • Student devices for summer programs 
  • Transportation notices for summer programs
  • MPS Online School welcomes Principal Jenkins
  • Graduation dates and times
  • Updated MPS 2021-22 calendar
  • Virtual school tours are a great way to find out more about your new school 
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2021.5.20: COVID updates and resources

This week’s family update includes:

  • Face coverings required indoors for remainder of school year
  • Free COVID-19 vaccines now available for students 12 years and older 
  • Free COVID saliva tests for students and families 
  • Student Quarantine: Length and COVID vaccine (first shared on May 13) 
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2021.5.20:
2021.5.13: MPS Weekly Family Update

This week’s issue includes:

  • Fall Transportation Registration
  • Student Quarantine: Length and COVID vaccine
  • Rent Assistance
  • Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program 
  • Hmong Heritage Night “Fostering Hmong Culture and History” 
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2021.5.6: MPS Weekly Family Update

This week’s issue includes:

  • May 7 transportation deadline for Summer Scholars
  • Edison High School teacher Lauren Wheeler finalist for Minnesota Teacher of the Year
  • Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month
  • OBSA invites you to Story Time events in May and June
  • COVID-19 vaccine resources and facts
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2021.4.15: MPS Weekly Family Update

This week’s issue includes:

  • Summer Program Opportunities: Summer Scholars: Explore. Create. Connect; Community Education - Super Summer 
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Expanded to all Minnesotans 16+
  • COVID-19 Emergency Rent and Utility Bill Assistance
  • Subscribe to MPS’ YouTube Channel!

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2021.4.2: COVID-19 Quarantine Reminder; Food Box Changes; Spring Break Activities
  • 14-Day Student COVID-19 Quarantine Reminder
  • Important Food Box Changes
  • Expect the unexpected with Metro Transit busing to high schools 
  • Student activities and family resources over Spring Break, April 5-9 
  •  6th Grade Hangout on Tue., April 6 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
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    2021.3.25: College & Career Week; Summer Programs; Emotional/Mental Health Supports
    • March 29-April 2: Virtual College and Career Week for grades 6-12 students 
    • Summer Program Opportunities
      • Summer Scholars: Explore. Create. Connect.
      • Community Education - Super Summer 
      • Learning Works at Blake 
    • Free emotional and mental health support for families
      • Virtual Support Groups for Parents 
      • Mental Health Support Line
      • Resources to help with talking about the trial related to the killing of George Floyd
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    2021.3.18: College and Career week; Spring Break food box schedule and student activities and more
    • March 29-April 2: Virtual College and Career Week for grades 6-12 students 
    • Spring Break student activities and family resources
    • 6th Grade Hangout on Tue., April 6 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    • COVID-19 vaccines available for caregivers of children with health conditions and disabilities
    • Supports and resources for families around the trial of Derek Chauvin
    • Planning for school dances and graduation underway
    • "No School" dates
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    2021.3.12: Grades 6-12 in-person learning reduced from 5 days/week

    Grades 6-12 in-person learning reduced from 5 days/week

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