3 MPS schools moving to virtual learning after passing COVID-19 threshold

Posted at 1:24 PM, Oct 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-08 19:21:53-04

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Public Schools is moving three of its schools to virtual learning after COVID-19 cases passed the threshold of 3 percent on Friday.

Earlier in the day MPS announced Metcalfe School will transition to virtual learning. In the evening, MPS added two more schools to the list: LaFollette and Milwaukee Sign Language.

Students are set to return to in-person learning at those schools on Oct. 19.

Two other schools, Hartford and Meir School (Lower Campus), have already switched to virtual learning.

Staff from the three schools will work independently from their classrooms or office spaces. MPS said students and families should expect outreach from teachers with instructions for virtual learning. The district urges families to contact the school if they need technology assistance.

The policy for MPS schools is if 3 percent or more of the total school population has tested positive for COVID-19 within a 14-day period.

All other MPS schools will continue in-person instruction.

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