Thursday, August 31, 2023
Be in school when the bell rings on Day One! Milwaukee Public Schools wants to help students get the new school year off to a great start. The district is offering important information to guide families as the start of school approaches this fall.
MPS schools on the traditional calendar (most elementary schools) begin school Tuesday, September 5, 2023.
MPS schools on the early start calendar (all high schools, all 6th–8th grade middle schools, all K–12 schools, and several elementary schools) began school on Monday, August 14, 2023.
To check which calendar is used by your child’s school, visit our School Calendars webpage.
This year, make attendance a priority! We want to see every student in class on time every day. Excellent attendance in the first few weeks of school starts good habits that will carry through the school year. Every day counts!
A new school year means new school supplies! Find the supply list for your child’s grade level (K3–8) on our Supply Lists webpage. High school students will receive information regarding classroom supplies from their instructors.
MPS is proud to offer free breakfast and lunch to every student in the district on school days. For more information, visit the MPS Nutrition Services webpage.
Bus information will be mailed to families and should arrive sometime during the week before the first day of class.
We know that families will have questions—please contact your child’s teacher, principal, or school office any time assistance is needed.
We’re looking forward to a great school year!