MPS (Minneapolis Public Schools) – It’s Time to Talk Calendar

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Welcome! This resource was created as a way to provide information about MPS initiatives, programs and meetings that may interest you. On occasion community specific events and opportunities will be highlighted here, as well. Information will be shared here on the many ways to be involved at your child’s school, such as Site Council and Volunteering, in addition to district level parent meetings.  We do our best to stay current and provide relevant information, however, if there are topics you would like to see covered, please feel free to let me know. Jocelyn Beard, Community Liaison –

MPS School Calendar: 2016-17,2017-18, 2018-19

Seeking input for 3 year district calendar
Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) is developing the district calendar for the next three years. From now until Oct. 22, students, parents, and community members are encouraged to provide their input via an online survey to help determine school start and end dates, as well as the length of winter and spring breaks. A balanced calendar can meet state requirements for instructional and testing days, allow for professional development opportunities for staff, and build in time off for holidays and snow days.
We want input about YOUR needs and preferences for the district calendar.

Please take five minutes to share your thoughts about Minneapolis Public Schools’ calendar for the next three years. English | Soomaali | Español | Hmoob
Important Links
MPS Calendar Survey (Survey closes Thursday, October 22 )

Three Year Calendar Scenarios (View the 2 different proposed calendar options)

Mark Your Calendars
Indian Education Fall Gathering (flyer)Saturday, October 10
High School Information Meetings (flyer) – October 12 – November 3
Latino Heritage Day – Tuesday, October 13
Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration (flyer) – October 13 begins at 3:30 p..m.
Parent – Teacher ConferencesWednesday, October 14
No School on Wednesday, October 14 – Friday, October 16
OBMSA: Parent and Community Meeting (flyer) – Monday, October 26
Upcoming Dates to Remember
Fall Long Weekends
Oct. 14-18
Oct. 29 – Nov. 1
Thanksgiving break
Three days from Nov. 25-27
Winter break:
Two weeks from Dec. 21Jan. 1
MPS Board of Education Dates

Next meeting is Tuesday, October 13 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m..
Click here for the Meeting Agenda.
Want to participate in public comments? Review – How to address the board for details about the process and to possibly sign-up!

FREE Parent Advocacy Workshop – School Governance
Saturday, October 24 | Registration begins at 9:30
Learn about Site Councils at your school, decision-making processes, and tools for making your voice heard!
Childcare, Breakfast and Lunch provided.
Parent Advocacy Workshop – School Governance (flyer)