Wednesday, January 9, 2019
MPS will host a Kindergarten Enrollment Fair on February 2, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Milwaukee High School of the Arts. The Fair will help families explore schools, make choices, and enroll students for fall 2019. Wisconsin law requires children to complete five-year-old kindergarten before entering first grade.
All MPS schools that offer kindergarten will be present so families can ask questions, learn about programs, and identify the best options for their children. Families will have the chance to speak directly with school staff and get help filling out enrollment forms. Interpreters will be available. The event will include fun activities to help children get excited about starting school including face painting and make-and-take crafts.
MPS provides free breakfast and lunch for all students. Many schools have before- and after-school care to accommodate parents. Bus transportation is available; each school can provide information. Uniforms are worn by students in many MPS schools.
Preschool is available through the federal Head Start program for families who meet income limits. Head Start prepares children for school and teaches important early skills. Transportation is available.
- 3-year-old Kindergarten: Limited programs are available at some schools. Children must turn 3 by September 1 to be eligible.
- 4-year-old Kindergarten: Programs are available at most schools across the district. Children must turn 4 by September 1 to be eligible.
- 5-year-old Kindergarten: Programs are available at most schools across the district.
- Children must turn 5 by September 1 to be eligible.
For questions about enrollment or the Enrollment Fair, call 414-475-8159.