Student-Parent Handbook

We want to encourage you to take full advantage of the resources and information provided in this online handbook. Engaged parents and guardians are critical partners in student success. The more you know, the more you can be involved – and we want you to be fully involved!

This handbook provides important information on student rights, discipline rules and procedures, and family resources. This site also provides information on important permissions your school needs to allow your child access to certain programs and equipment, or related to the information you wish to have publicly released about your child. It is important that guardians review and respond to these Family Permissions.

While not all of the material on these pages may apply to you and your child, there is essential information that will help you work with your child’s school and be the best advocate for your child’s educational needs. Metro Schools’ may review and update policies and practices during the year. The current text of all policies will remain available online at keepgraphica.com/handbook. For questions or support with translation services, please call the Family Information Center at 615-259-INFO(4636) or contact your student’s principal.

One-page overview: English | Arabic |Burmese| Somali | Spanish


Dr. Adrienne Battle, Director of Schools

Dr. Adrienne Battle, Director of Schools

A note from the director

Welcome to Metro Nashville Public Schools!

Our teachers and staff are ready to greet our students and parents as we start an exciting and productive 2020-21 school year, and seeing everyone in person will be a special thrill after the extended school closures. We know you have choices, and we thank you for selecting MNPS and giving us the honor of educating your children. Throughout the online version of this handbook you’ll find information to help you navigate the school year, including links to policies and procedures, resources for families, and the calendar for the next nine months. You’ll also find important information on the rights of MNPS students, families and staff to learn and work in safe and supportive environments. We have a shared responsibility to uphold these rights while ensuring that children get the high-quality education they deserve. Please take some time to familiarize yourself with this information and use it as a guide throughout the school year. If you need additional assistance, please contact your child’s school or call the Family Information Center at 615-259-INFO(4636). Thank you, and we look forward to a great year!


PERMISSION forms

Our permission forms are available online this year. If you need translation support, please contact the Family Information Center. If you experience any issues using the permissions portal, please contact either your student's school or our Family Information Center, which will send reports to the Information Technology Department.

Permission forms: English | Arabic | Burmese| Kurdish | Nepali | Somali | Spanish

Military Recruitment Opt-Out Forms

Metro Nashville Public Schools is required by law to provide military recruiters contact information for high school students approaching eligibility age for military service, unless the parent/legal guardian has requested that the district not share the information. This permission cannot be denied through the online portal. If you DO NOT wish your child’s information to be included, you must sign and return this printed opt-out form to your child’s school. Failure to return this form will be considered your permission to provide this information to military recruiters.

Military recruitment opt-out forms: English | Arabic | Burmese | Kurdish | Nepali | Somali | Spanish