Closure Resources

School Closure Resources for Families

School Closure Resources for Families

Minneapolis Public Schools works with partner organizations during school closures to help lessen the impact on families. 

Below are some resources for families during the current school closures. 

Programs and Activities

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board 
Rec Centers open at noon on school closure days.  For the most up-to-date information, visit: https://www.minneapolisparks.org/ or contact your local recreation center.

Hennepin County Library
Libraries in Minneapolis are open during regularly scheduled hours. Find library locations and hours here .

Meals and food

FoodPantries.org maintains a list of local food banks and meal sites (soup kitchens). Culturally specific organizations are included. Below are some local food banks with mid-week hours.  Please call sites in advance to ensure they are open and can accommodate your needs.

Other needs

The City of Minneapolis has important info regarding rights for families whose employers are located within the City of Minneapolis. Minneapolis’ Sick and Safe Time ordinance covers care of a family member during emergency closures of that family member’s place-of-care or school.

United Way 211 provides free and confidential health and human services information for people in Minnesota. Assistance is available in all languages. Phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. United Way 211 can connect families with resources and information including food, warm winter clothes, and toys/gifts. Call 211 or 651.291.0211.

Hennepin County has a list of warming centers for residents during extreme cold. 

MPS Family Resource Center provides school-based resources and social services for families and students at Minneapolis Public Schools. The Family Resource Center is available by appointments and by walk-ins. For more information and office hours call 612.668.4281.  Family Resource Center will be closed during school closures.