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Metro Schools Family University

Together We Equip, Encourage and Empower Students, Families and Caregivers

 

Our educators know a strong partnership between schools and families is crucial to a child’s educational journey and well-being.

It’s why we created Family University to offer events, free trainings, and important resources that families and caregivers can select based on individual needs and interests. Family University is designed to equip, empower, and educate caregivers with ways to support their student.

Not only will the events and trainings provide relevant information and resources, but they will give us a space to foster trust, have meaningful conversations and listen and learn from each other.

 parent and student at Family University

Family University Courses 

Classes will be available at in-person events and online through the MNPS Schoology app. Course subject areas focus on: 

  • College and Career Readiness
  • Family and Community Engagement
  • Health and Wellness
  • Social Services and Adult Development

A graduation ceremony and certificate will mark the completion of course requirements.

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Questions about Family University?

Please email the Family Engagement team for additional information.


Upcoming Family University Events 

  

February 27

Family Success Night

Haynes Middle families are invited to an evening focused on mental health and well-being. STARS Nashville will offer a presentation on nurturing social and emotional compentency.

  • 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, February 27
  • Haynes Middle School, 510 West Trinity Lane

March 2

College and Career Readiness Family Learning Expo

Families can attend sessions on FAFSA, ACT prep, job readiness, plus network with college & career programs at our resource fair. Lunch will be provided.

  • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, March 2
  • Tennessee State University, Downtown Avon Williams Campus, 330 10th Avenue North.
Register for the Expo

Please register for the event.

 
Transportation is Available to the College and Career Expo

Family University is providing free transportation to the event. Here is how it works:

  • Download the Lyft app to your mobile device.
    • You will need a personal account to use your Lyft Pass.
    • You also will need to add the Lyft Pass code to your account. 
  • Our Lyft Pass code for March 2 is FAMU2024. The pass also can be accessed directly through the FAMU2024 link.
    • To enter a code in your app, open the menu and tap 'Payment', then tap 'Add Lyft Pass.'
  • You can request your ride as early as 8:30 a.m. on March 2 and your ride home will need to be completed by 2:30 p.m.
  • When you're requesting a ride, you can select your personal profile by tapping your payment method above the 'Select Lyft' button. The pass should automatically apply to your ride.
  • If you have an issue with a Lyft Pass, you can contact Lyft.

 



New Family University Online Courses

Access Free Courses in Schoology

 

We are now offering new online courses on topics suggested by caregivers. For access, you can easily and simply log into your parent Schoology account to access the free online trainings. Subjects include:

  • Health and Wellness
  • Adult Development
  • College and Career Readiness
  • Family and Community Engagement

If you don't already have a Schoology parent account, contact your student's school for an access code and follow the instructions on our technology site to create your account. 

How to Log Into Schoology
  1. Once you have your Schoology code, log into the site
  2. Navigate to "Courses"
  3. Click "Join Course"
  4. Use the Family University Course Code: 4X5W-58ZR-7QH23

Watch Student and Family Support Videos

The district's Student and Family Support team have a collection of helpful videos on topics that range from responsible decision-making to tips for parent conferences.

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