Back to School

Welcome Back to school 2019-2020



Metro Schools welcomes students, teachers and staff for the 2019-2010 school year on Monday, August 5.

From immunizations to bus route information, this page will serve as a central location for parents to find everything related to the start of the 2019-20 school year.

We will update this page with information students and parents will need to get ready for the start of school.

Also, be sure to follow @MetroSchools Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for Back to School posts and pictures.

Welcome Back, Everybody! We are looking forward to a fantastic school year of learning and growth.

What’s New

New Principals

A great team of new MNPS Principals have been named. If your child’s school has a new Principal, take a look at bio’s and be sure to read the Welcome Letter from the Principal on your school’s page.

Family Portal: A New App just for parents

Our MNPS Family Portal now consists of two apps: One app for students and one just for parents.

The upgrade and switch to separate apps grants additional access and modification capabilities in Campus Parent that do not exist in the Campus Student account.

Why use the Family Portal apps? You can see real-time class and assignment grades, homework, test scores, upcoming due dates, attendance information, discipline incidents and more.

More details and links for downloading Campus Parent and Campus Student are on the Family Portal page.


Campus Parent and Campus Student Apps integrate in the MNPS ParentLink mobile app that gives you easy access to school notifications, lunch menus and your school social media channels. Be sure to download the MNPS App. Details below.

Communication Apps and Tools

The Metro Schools ParentLink app gives you customizable and quick information on the district and your school. The app allows you to do things such as:


• Receive text and voice mail notifications from the district and your school

• View grades, assignments and attendance

• Follow your school on social media

• Review and manage your student’s school menu

Download: Google Play | iOS

Please visit our new Apps and Tools page to learn more about district approved communications and student learning apps that adhere to required online safety and privacy standards.

School Supplies for the New School Year


All of our school supply lists can be found on TeacherLists. If you do not see your school listed, please contact the school directly.

Please note: 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.

Click here to view our translated glossary for school supplies.

Important Dates

These are upcoming important dates and links to the District Calendar, a printable that is available in seven languages.

  • July 29 to August 2: New Student Registration Week

  • August 5: First Day of School – Full Day for Grades 1 to 12; Half Day for Pre-K and K.

  • August 30: Students do not report to school. Teacher Personal Development Day.

  • September 2: Labor Day Holiday.

Download: District Calendar: English | Spanish | Somali | Kurdish | Burmese | Nepali | Arabic

Tax-Free Weekend

The Tennessee Sales Tax Holiday is from Friday, July 26 to Sunday, July 29. You can stock up for the school year and buy clothing, school supplies and computers and pay no sales tax.


Every year, the Metro Schools transportation department delivers more than 35,000 students to and from school everyday. That’s more than 70,000 bus stops that travel over 28,000 miles.

Students who attend their zoned school, and who live more than 1.25 miles from school (1.5 miles for high schools), are eligible for school bus transportation.

Letters with your school bus number and bus stop will be mailed Tuesday, July 23.

More details about bus routes:

A standard school bus is parked in a parking lot

Need to Know:

Enrollment Information

If you need help enrolling your child in a Metro Public School, our enrollment staff is here to help.

Read detailed information on our enrollment page or visit one of our Enrollment Centers, where our knowledgeable and helpful staff can assist.

Saturday Enrollment Hours

Saturdays in July, from 9 a.m. to noon, you can visit McGavock High School, 3150 McGavock Pike, and the MNPS Family Information Center at 2601 Bransford Avenue for assistance with enrollment and student transfers.

Immunizations and REquired Forms

All students entering Kindergarten, the 7th grade, or who are new enrollees to MNPS, must have an updated Tennessee Immunization Certificate, which may be obtained by your pediatrician or the Metro Public Health Department.

Metro Health Department clinics are open from 7:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for walk-in vaccinations. No appointments are necessary and families should carry their child’s shot record to confirm what immunizations are needed. Eligible children may receive free vaccinations.

  • East Health Center, 1015 East Trinity Lane, 37216..........(615) 862-7916

  • Lentz Health Center, 2500 Charlotte Avenue, 37209 ......(615) 340-5616

  • Woodbine Health Center, 224 Oriel Avenue, 37210 .......(615) 862-7940

Neighborhood Health clinics will also be offering clinics opportunities for students to get their immunizations:

  • July 20: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., East Side Medical & Dental Clinic, 905 Main Street in East Nashville

  • July 27: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cleveland Park Medical & Dental Clinic, 1223 Dickerson Pike in East Nashville

  • August 3: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Napier Medical & Clinic, 107 Charles E. David Boulevard in the Napier/Sudekum community.

  • August 10: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cayce Clinic, 617 S. 8th St. in the Cayce/East Nashville community

Parents can call (615) 227-3000 for more information. Visits are done on a first-come, first-serve basis but appointments for vaccinations and well-child visits can be done weekdays, as well. Parents can call (615) 227-3000 for more information and to discuss transportation needs, if any.

Stay Connected with MNPS

Stay informed about happenings in the Metro Schools:

Connect with MNPS on these platforms: 

Have Questions?

If you have any other Back to School questions, our Family Information Center is here to help.

  • call 615-259-4636 Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am. to 4:30 p.m.

  • email

  • visit in person at 2601 Bransford Avenue.