Welcome Back to School, Everybody

The morning rings August 8, welcoming students, teachers and staff in schools across the district - ushering in a traditional and exciting start of a new academic year.

We are so glad we'll be back together.

  • This page offers information to help get families and students ready, with information ranging from enrollment to COVID protocols to transportation.
  • If there is other information you need, use the website's powerful search function, contact the district Family Information Center or your school directly. 
  • Enroll in a Metro School
    Are you new to Davidson County? Is your student a rising Kindergartener? It's time to enroll for school. The good news is, you can do it all online or in person. Here's how:

    Have you moved?

    • If you moved to a new school zone, you'll need to re-register your student for either their new zoned school or an optional school where seats are still available.

    Do you speak a language other than English?

  • School Supplies

    First check your school website for the school supplies list, or contact your child's school if they aren't listed yet.

    Although some name brands are listed on Back to School lists, generic items are acceptable. Please contact your child’s teacher or principal with specific questions.

     
  • Immunizations & Vaccines
    • All Metro Schools students must have an immunization record on file with their school. 
    • Rising 7th graders must also provide their school with updated records that include proof of the TDAP booster immunization.

    Immunizations are available through your child's doctor or the Metro Public Health Department at the Lentz, East and Woodbine Health Center locations.

    For more information on vaccinations and exemptions, visit the Register for School  page.

  • Student-Parent Handbook

    The Student-Parent Handbook provides important information on student rights, family resources, and district procedures.  

    Families can use the online permissions portal to submit important programming and privacy forms that schools need. New this year:

    • Bullying/Harassment Online Incident Form: Students and/or families can now submit incidents of bullying and harassment using an online form.
    • COVID-19 Testing Permission Form: Allowing students to be tested by a school nurse (or an outside vendor, if necessary) for COVID-19 if they present symptoms or if random testing is needed to identify a potential outbreak or cluster.
  • Nutrition Services

    Our Metro Schools Nutrition Services team is proud to be a reliable source of healthy meals to thousands of students each day.

    • For this school year, all student meals are no cost to students thanks to the support of the MNPS Board of Education and the federal Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).
    • While meals are no cost, families who may qualify for Free & Reduced meals not attending a CEP school are highly encouraged to submit a Meal Benefits Application because qualification also helps connect families to things such as:
      • discounts for fees associated with college application processes
      • scholarships and fee discounts for SAT, ACT and AP tests
      • greater federal reimbursement to aid for program improvement

    Visit the Nutrition Services section see breakfast and lunch menus online, and get the latest nutrition news.

  • Transportation

    Visit the Metro Schools Transportation webpages for information on:

    • Bus stop information.
    • Using free public transportation for eligible students
    • Services for students with disabilities, Pre-K
    • Alternative transportation requests

     

  • School Attire
    Schools set the requirements for standard school attire or uniforms. Schools will add the information to their websites and/or contact families directly with the information.
  • Student & Family Services

    Metro Schools offers a wide range of programs and services to ensure Nashville’s students and families are fully supported, in and out of the classroom.

    Qualified professionals such as school counselors, psychologists, school health nurses, social workers and qualified, caring staff from community agencies provide wrap-around services that support students and families.

    This school year, we kick off Community Support Hubs at four schools. Families can seek help in-person for both technical support and things specific to your family needs.

    The schools are: Maplewood, Glencliff, Hillwood and Pearl-Cohn high schools. Hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

     

 

Digital Tools, Technology & New Mobile App

  • New Mobile App

    The new Metro Schools mobile app is a powerful tool, connecting you to the most frequently used information and services - for students, families and staff.

    It's free and includes direct links to:

    • School and district calendars
    • School directory
    • District and school updates
    • Lunch menus
    • Family Information Center
    • Tech Support
    • Schoology, Teams and Clever
    • Campus Portal
    • Folders specifically for staff, students and families.

    The app is available in Google Play and the Apple app store.

  • Subscribe to Calendars

    Never miss an important date or school event again.

    Subscribe to the district calendar, or your school calendar, to receive event reminders via email, or directly onto your calendar using RSS or by using iCal.

     

     

  • Technical Support

    Need help? Technical support for laptops, hotspots, password reset and digital tools is available online or on the telephone. Translators are available.

    MNPS also will provide tech support Community Support Hubs throughout the school year. Details to come.

  • Campus Portal

    Using Infinite Campus, our district Family Portal, families and students can see real-time class and assignment grades, homework, test scores, due dates, attendance information, discipline incidents, and more. 

    Is your contact information up to date?

    It is vital your contact information is current because our schools and district use your portal email and phone number to connect with you.  Follow the instructions on the Campus Portal to verify and/or update your contact information. 

    For ease and convenience, the login link to Campus Portal can be found in the gray bar at the top of every district and school website.


  • Software & Devices

    Every MNPS student is assigned a device at the start of the year or they can keep the one they used last school year.

    Metro Schools students also use a variety of digital tools - like Schoology, Clever and Microsoft Teams.

    Visit the technology website for instructions, in several languages, on using these important tools for learning.  

    By the way, the login for Clever is linked in the gray bar at the at the top of every district and school site. 

 

Grading Procedures Have Changed

  • All Grades are on a 10-point Scale

    All high schools in the state of Tennessee will now use a 10-point grading scale.

    This change, instituted by a bill passed this Spring in the Tennessee state Legislature, is intended to bring consistency with the grading scale at postsecondary institutions across the state and provide an even playing field with student peers from other states who also use a 10-point scale. Another positive outcome is to increase the number of students who qualify for Tennessee’s HOPE Scholarship.

    MNPS elementary students already have been on a 10-point grading scale. And, to ensure consistency, all grade levels K to 12 will use the same 10-point grading scale. The MNPS Grading Procedures have been updated to reflect these updates.

    The new Metro Schools K to 12 grading scale:

    • A: 90 to 100
    • B: 80 to 89
    • C: 70 to 79
    • D: 60 to 69
    • F: 0* to 59

    *The lowest grade a student may receive for any given quarter or exam is a 50.

    If you have any questions about these changes, please reach out to your child’s school.


 

COVID-19 Protocol

  • Protocols for 2022-2023

    Masks are optional but highly encouraged when school starts August 8.

    Updated protocols will be posted and bookmark the district's COVID-19 page for the latest updates. 

 

School Support & Community 

  • Sales Tax Holiday

    The state's sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 29 and ends at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, July 31.

    Eligible items include clothing, school supplies and computers. Get the details on goods and exemptions on the state Department of Revenue website.

    Additionally, a tax holiday on food, food ingredients and prepared food will be Monday, August 1 to Wednesday, August 31.

  • School Support Organizations

    August 1 is the deadline for school support organizations to submit a completed registration packet for renewal or registration for the 2022-2023 school year.

    Thank you to families and volunteers who give their time in school. You make a difference.

  • Back to School Events

    Check your school website and school social media channels for school-specific Back to School Events.

    Schools may also send email or call-out with information, so make sure your contact is correct in the Campus Portal.  

     

  • Community Resources & Student Support
    • The MNPS Community Resource Guide is a listing of organizations in Nashville that offer support - from comprehensive service providers to after-school programs to youth mentoring programs.
    • The You Matter webpage is specifically for students to find resources and information they need on topics ranging from growth and development to mental and emotional well-being to LGBTQI+

 

Team MNPS

  • Information for Staff
    Team MNPS staff can find information like calendars, work and pay schedules and professional development information pm the My.MNPS.org employee intranet, which requires your Office 365 login.
  • Join Team MNPS

    Spread the word! Team MNPS is looking for great people who want to make a positive difference in the lives of the students we serve.

    We are hiring for many positions -from certificated classroom teachers, to advocacy center specialists, bus drivers, nutrition services, substitute teachers.

    Learn more on the Careers page.