This school year hasn’t closed out yet, but the first day of next school year will be here before you know it! So where will your child be going to school on August 1st?
Enrollment confirmation letters are in the mail and headed to your house. They state very clearly which school your child will attend in 2012-13. Every student in Metro Schools will receive one.
Here’s the important part: if the letter is correct, you do not need to do anything. If the letter is not correct, you must correct it and return it to the Customer Service Center by May 22. You may do this by mail or in person.
I think that’s worth repeating.
If your child’s enrollment letter is correct, do nothing and enjoy the school year!
If your child’s enrollment letter is wrong, correct it and return it to the Customer Service Center by May 22. The corrected letter must be mailed or delivered in person. Faxes, phone calls, and emails will not be accepted.
The Customer Service Center is located at 2601 Bransford Avenue, 37204. It is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
Now that that business is out of the way, I’ll take a moment to wish everyone a happy and successful end of the year!
And don't forget school starts August 1st!
The Spring Application Deadline has been extended! Families wishing to apply for a Spring Application School must submit the application, online or in printed form at the MNPS Customer Service Center, no later than 5:30 p.m., Monday, April 2. To learn which schools are available during Spring Application and how to apply, click here.
The Virtual School is open and looking for students! Metro Schools’ newest and most high-tech learning experience has 135 open spots for full-time students and several more left for part-timers, as well.
At Virtual School students can take courses online in to receive a quality education in a virtual environment. Students will be taught online by highly qualified, certified teachers.
Full-time students can earn their diplomas by earning up to six credits per year. They must apply and meet the qualifying criteria.
Part-time students can choose from dozens of courses offered at Virtual School. These courses may not be offered at every school, but are available to every student online. These include courses in all core subjects, Health & Wellness, and AP courses like English, English Lit, Biology, Marcoeconomics, Psychology, US History & Statistics.
Students interested in part-time work through Virtual School should contact their School Counselors. Much more information is available on the Virtual School website, www.vlearn.mnps.org.
Time is of the essence. If you want to take advantage of this great opportunity, don’t delay! A whole world of classes is available to every high school student online. Sign up! Take part!
If you have a child who speaks a language other than English and has a date of birth between October 1st 2005 and September 30th of 2006, you need to register your child for Kindergarten at the Office of English Learners. Registration will began February 28, 2011 and will be by appointment only. It is best to register your child before the first day of school. For more information or to set up an appointment, please contact the EL Office at (615) 259-8608 Si ustedes tienen niños que hablan un idioma diferente al inglés y con fecha de nacimiento entre el 1º de octubre de 2005 y el 30 de septiembre de 2006 necesitan matricularlos para Kindergarten en la Oficina de Inglés como Idioma Adicional. Nosotros empezaremos a inscribir con cita previa a partir del 28 de Febrero de 2011. No esperen hasta el primer día de escuela, matriculen a sus niños con tiempo. Para más información y para hacer una CITA comuníquense con la Oficina de Inglés como Idioma Adicional (615) 259.8608
Roughly 13,000 of the MNPS's 78,000 students will change schools this school year. This high level of mobility, due in large part to family relocation, can have a significant impact on student achievement levels as it forces students to get accustomed to a new school, new teachers, and new classmates. It also can create difficulties for students if the new school is on a different learning pace than the first school attended. The district has adopted tier-level pacing guides to minimize the fluctuation in instruction, but each class must go at a pace that benefits the students.But guess what? Even if the family moves outside of the zone, the student does not have to switch schools mid-year. MNPS is proud to offer families a Continuity Option; i.e., the opportunity to stay at the current school even if you move out of zone. The continuity option can be used for the remainder of the school year, or even as long as it takes for a child to finish that tier.For example, if a 5th grader at JT Moore moves to Antioch, he or she can choose to finish the school year at JT Moore. The student can even choose to stay at JT Moore all the way through the 8th grade. In 9th grade, he or she would enroll at the school of zone, or utilize Open Enrollment or the annual magnet and optional school lottery. The issue of mobility is one that is often foreign to small rural school districts, but one that is very real to MNPS. Of the 13,000 students who will change schools this year, less than 1,800 will utilize the Continuity Option. To read more about mobility rates, the impact on student achievement, and ways MNPS is addressing the issue, check out today's article in the Tennessean, Nashville Schools Tackle Student Mobility.