MPS Back to School Guide
Dear MPS families,
As you may have heard, all Minneapolis Public Schools are beginning the school year with distance learning. Protecting the health and safety of our students, families and staff is our top priority. We will transition to in-person learning once the rates of COVID-19 decline significantly in Minneapolis and surrounding communities.
To help you prepare for the of the school year, we have some essential information for you to review. All this information is provided in this Back to School Guide as well as on our website. We will continue to share information with you on what you can expect for the new school year as it becomes available.
Grades 1-12 and Transition Plus: Tue., September 8
Prekindergarten and Kindergarten: Thurs., September 10
The Back to School Guide provides information on the following topics:
Distance learning with student supports
What families can expect when school s in September
What to expect for distance learning in September
MPS 5 Phases to Safe Learning
Special Education services
Early Childhood Education
What families need to know
School open houses
Attendance and absences
Food and nutrition
Education Benefits: Fill out your form as soon as possible
Child care - Minneapolis Kids
How families can help their children stay healthy and safe
Immunizations (also known as vaccinations or shots)
COVID-19 testing resources
Protection from COVID-19: Stop the spread of germs
Screen at 3: Early Childhood Screening
School starts September 8: Are you ready?
Is your child enrolled?
Important phone numbers
Stay connected: Update your PHONE, ADDRESS and EMAIL
Now more than ever, it's critical that families make sure your school has your most recent contact information. Before school starts, please make sure and call your school if there are any changes to your child's home address or your phone number or email.
All MPS schools use SchoolMessenger to share important information about weather closures, building safety, school events, transportation and more. Make sure you receive text messages by texting "Y" to 67587. Families can manage their contact preferences by creating a SchoolMessenger account. To learn more visit: mpls.k12.mn.us/school_messenger.