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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. 

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2021.3.4: Important COVID-19 information for families
  • A family guide on deciding when to keep students home if they’re sick
  • Traveling strongly discouraged by health experts
  • COVID-19 Testing for Students and Families
  • Stay safe after getting the COVID-19 vaccine
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2021.2.18: Grades 3-5 return to in-person learning on Monday, Feb. 22 ; Other important updates
  • Grades 3-5 Return to In-person Learning on Monday, February 22
  • Community Education After-School Online Registration opens February 22
  • MPS Process for Reporting COVID-19 Cases to Families
  • P-EBT reminder
  • Next School Year’s Budgets Proposed
  • Career Opportunities with MPS
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2021.17.21: Update on Governor Walz's announcement today

Update on Governor Walz's announcement today

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2021.1.21: Returning to in-person learning!

This update includes information on:

  • Returning to in-person learning plan for grades PreK-5
  • Registering for in-person or distance learning
  • No school Feb. 1-5 for PreK-5
  • ACCESS testing for students receiving EL services: Feb. 8 - April 16
  • Reminder about school open houses
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2021.1.8 | PK-5 students returning to in-person learning in February

Dear MPS families,

I'd like to share with you how MPS plans to respond to Governor Walz's order in late December to have all elementary students - grades PreK-5 - return to in-person learning.

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2020.12.18 | Family Update

This update includes information on:

  • Governor Walz's executive order on schools
  • Registering for virtual after-school programs
  • Free holiday meal boxes for kids...and adults!
  • Winter Break resources and district office closures
  • Reminder about school open houses
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2020.12.16 | Family Update: Update on Governor Walz's announcement today

Today, along with all of you, we learned about Governor Walz's plan to prioritize getting elementary students back to class in person.

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2020.11.12 | Family Update

This update includes information on:

  • 5 Phases to Safe Learning
  • Changes to school and end times (2021-22 school year)
  • New ethnic studies graduation requirement (For 2025 graduates)
  • School Request timeline and process
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2020.11.9: | Family Update: 5 Phases to Safe Learning

As you know, MPS has maintained one of the most cautious stances in keeping staff and students safe from COVID-19 by remaining in distance learning. While we have been pleased to offer Add-On Supports after-school to some students during Phase 2, the recent significant rise in COVID rates requires that we move the dial back, pausing those Add-On supports in order to ensure the safety of those staff and students.

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2020.11.03 | Family Update

This update includes information on:

  • Potential changes to bell times
  • Status of Phase 3
  • Resources for discussing the election
  • Resources for those experiencing housing instability
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2020.10.08 | Family Update

This update includes information on:

  • Conferences next week
  • Supporting children in times of grief and loss
  • New 5 Phases to Safe Learning data dashboard
  • Your thoughts on in-person learning needed
  • Free meal boxes for all youth 18 and under
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