Welcome Back to School

When the morning bell rings for the 2024-2025 school year, students, teachers and staff in schools across the district will celebrate a beautiful tradition by ushering in the exciting start of a new academic year.

This page is being updated for the new school year, and it will help students and families get ready with information ranging from enrollment to transportation.

If there is other information you need, use the website's powerful search function, contact the district Family Information Center or contact your school directly. 

School Schedule

August 6 and August 7
  • Full Day of School for Grades 1 to 12
  • Half Day for Pre-K and Kindergarten
August 8
  • Full Day of School for All Grades
  • Enroll in a Metro School
    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?
    New to MNPS or Switching Schools?


  • School Supplies
    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.

  • School Attire
    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.
  • Nutrition Services
    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 who are 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 in program improvement

    Visit the Nutrition Services section to 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.
      • Please note: Transportation information for the upcoming school year is currently unavailable. All bus stop information is expected to be updated by the last week of July.
    • Using free public transportation for eligible students
    • Services for students with disabilities, Pre-K
    • Alternative transportation requests


  • Immunizations & Vaccines
    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 an updated immunization certificate that includes proof of the TDAP booster immunization. The certificate must be turned into the student's school before the August 6 start of school.

    Immunizations are available through your child's doctor or the Metro Public Health Department at the Lentz, East and Woodbine Health Center locations. The Health Department can serve those whose children have TennCare, do not have insurance or have an insurance plan that does not cover immunizations.

    For more information on vaccinations and exemptions, visit the Register for School page. You also may contact the Metro Public Health Department Immunization Program, 615-340-5667.

    Visit the Metro Health website for immunization clinic information with times, dates and locations in English, Spanish and Arabic.

  • Student-Parent Handbook
    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.

  • Student & Family Services
    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.

    And, our Family University team offers in-person and online classes for families on topics ranging from college and career readiness to health and wellness.


  • Subscribe to Calendars
    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.




Digital Tools and Technology

  • Campus Portal
    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 log-in link to Campus Portal can be found in the gray bar at the top of every district and school website.

  • Remind App
    Remind App

    Our schools and teachers may use the Remind app to communicate with students and families via text, email or telephone. 

    Remind is a free and convenient tool to engage on everything from class assignments to field trips to personalized student support. It also translates and meets safety and privacy requirements.

    If your child's teacher uses Remind, you and your student will receive a notification to join the class. 

    The best way to make sure teachers and schools can reach you is to have current contact information in Campus Portal. 

    Learn more about using Remind and updating your contact information. If you need help updating your information, please contact the Family Information Center.


  • Technical Support
    Technical Support

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

    Translators are available.


  • Software & Devices
    Software & Devices

    Every MNPS student is assigned a device at the start of the year. Students in grades Pre-K to 2 will keep their devices at school, while students in grades 3-12 will take theirs back and forth between home and school each day.

    For more information on student devices, review the district administrative procedure.

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

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

    By the way, the log-in for ClassLink is linked in the gray bar at the at the top of every district and school site. (We previously used Clever.)


School Support & Community 

  • School Support Organizations
    School Support Organizations

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

    Registration Deadline

    School Support Organizations must register organizations for the school year.

    August 1 is the deadline for all registration documents to be submitted for compliance purposes in the school support organization online portal, MemberHub/Givebacks.


    School Support Organizations can watch an informative video on how to add school families as contacts on MemberHub, which is a new tool this year.

    SSO Websites and Social Media

    If your SSO has a website or a social media account, please read the procedure on adding school information to an external SSO-run website and social account. There also is information on:

    • How to add MNPS email addresses to an SSO-website to protect our accounts from phishing and scams.
    • Required website disclaimer.
    • Social media guidance and disclaimer.


  • Back to School Events
    Back to School Events

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

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


  • Community Resources & Student Support
    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+



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

    Learn more on the Careers page.