The school day is from 7:30-2:30, Monday through Friday
Keeping our scholars safe is our #1 priority at MESA; the following procedures will take place immediately:
As a reminder, the school day is from 7:30-2:30, Monday-Friday. Before/Aftercare is available through the YMCA. Please contact the main office for an application.
Due to the rising cases of Covid our school has taken the following safety measures:
1. All staff and scholars are required to wear a mask when inside the building.
2. All visitors must make an appointment to enter MESA and a mask is required for entry. ( Please call or email to make an appointment )
3. Visitors will remain in the main office for their appointment.
4. No more than two visitors are allowed in the main office at a time.
Thanks for your support during these times of uncertainty. We will adjust and readjust our visitors policy based on the data from the Department of Health. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our
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Locate pantries and other sites providing meals or call 211
Friedens Community Ministries has several food pantry locations in Milwaukee.
Apply for FoodShare: Wisconsin families whose children receive free or reduced lunch, including all MESA families, are eligible for free food benefits during school closures and summer. Families currently receiving FoodShare benefits will have the funds automatically added to their account. If your family does not receive benefits or does not receive full benefits, you can still apply online at https://access.wi.gov/s/pebt. For information, visit the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
Wauwatosa School District has approval from the Department of Public Instruction to extend our meal program to serve non-District community members who may also benefit from this free service. Meals may be picked up between 11 am and 12:30 pm on Mondays at Whitman Middle School (11100 W. Center Street) and on Tuesdays at Longfellow Middle School (7600 W. North Avenue). If you’re in need of transportation to/from a meal pick-up location, please contact Food Services at (414) 773-2635 to make arrangements. Please click here to place your order.
Mental Health Resources
Optum Public Crisis Line offers a toll-free emotional support helpline available to anyone. Caring professionals will connect you to resources. It’s open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call: 866-342-6802.
Doctor on Demand: Medical care and mental health care available with insurance. It’s an app that can be downloaded to your phone.
MindStar: Are able to do telehealth sessions. 414-435-1115
Family Healing and Wellness Center 414-367-8793
Parent Helpline: 414-671-0566 – talk to a live person for any parenting support needed
Mon. – Thurs. 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM, Fri. 8:30 AM-3:00 PM
IMPACT 2-1-1 responds after hours
Mental Health America and COVID-19 Resource List:
Website featuring 200+ online support groups.
For Like Minds:
Online mental health support network that allows for individuals to connect with others who are living with or supporting someone with mental health conditions, substance use disorders, and stressful life events.
Offers a free, peer-to-peer online support community for those struggling with a wide range of mental health issues.
Offers online mental health resources, quizzes, news, an “Ask the Therapist” function, and online support communities.
Free online text chat with a trained listener for emotional support and counseling. Also offers fee- for-service online therapy with a licensed mental health professional. Service/website also offered in Spanish.
An international fellowship of people who desire to have a better sense of emotional well-being. The EA is nonprofessional and can be a complement to therapy.
MHA’s Inspire Community:
An online community where people can connect with others. MHA hosts a dedicated mental health community, but there are communities related to a variety of topics.
Lyf App: download app at
Lyf is a social media app where users share highly personal aspects of themselves without the fear of judgment. It’s the one app where you can be yourself or write anonymously and people won’t degrade or bring you down.
A warmline is a peer-run listening line staffed by people in recovery themselves.
SAMHSA’s National Helpline: Call 1-800-662-4357
SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Disaster Distress Helpline:
Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746
Disaster Distress Helpline: Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.
The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) provides crisis counseling and support for anyone in the U.S. experiencing distress or other behavioral health concerns related to any natural or human-caused disaster, including public health emergencies.
Crisis Text Line: text MHA to 741741
You’ll be connected to a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line provides free, text-based support 24/7
Ways to Keep Active
Senior Citizen/Disability Resources
The Milwaukee County Department on Aging is offering home delivery and some meal pick up options.
Milwaukee residents older than age 60 who meet certain income requirements can get a free box of healthy food from the Hunger Task Force. Call at 414-777-0483
Google for Education
INTRODUCING TEACH FROM HOME
To support the hundreds of millions of students and educators currently facing school closures, we’re introducing Teach from Home—a hub providing information, tips, training and tools to help remote teaching and learning.
Recent weeks have been especially challenging for teachers, students, and families as schools close and normal routines are disrupted. This transition is all the more daunting for educators who aren’t yet comfortable using technology, let alone our tools, so we want to make it easier to get started. To help with that, we’ve developed Teach from Home, a temporary hub of information and tools to help teachers during this crisis. You’ll find resources to enable remote instruction, student engagement, collaboration with peers, and more.
Check out the Google for Education blog
Here are the Google Classroom tutorials for teachers
For More Grade level IT Resources Read more on our IT website www.mesait.org
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