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CONTACT: Sean Braisted – 615-259-8790
Metro Nashville Public Schools Updates
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 29, 2020) – Metro Nashville Public Schools are continuing to serve their students and families during the closures caused by the COVID-19 public health crisis. Below are a couple of updates to previously announced programs:
As Dr. Adrienne Battle announced on Thursday, Metro Schools will be providing distance learning materials in grade-/age-appropriate packets at MNPS-run student meal distribution sites, including 16 schools and more than 40 bus stop locations, on Monday, March 30, and every Monday while school facilities are closed. These materials will also be online at https://www.mnps.org/printables for students, parents, and teachers to download and use.
In partnership with MNPS, Nashville Public Television (channel 8) will begin airing educational enrichment programming targeted at all student age groups starting Monday, March 30. More details available here.
This week, district officials will be working with high school principals and staff to distribute MNPS-networked laptops to students who need them for credit recovery programs in order to graduate on time at the end of the 2019-20 school year in May. Principals and school staff will be contacting students and families identified as being in need, and there will be a hotline for reservations open starting on Tuesday, March 31, at 615-269-5956.
Breakfast and Lunch Meals
MNPS nutrition services and transportation teams were able to provide more than 22,000 breakfast and lunch meals across Davidson County last week and will continue to offer service on weekdays while school facilities are closed. Locations and times can be found online at www.mnps.org/covid19
In addition to the previously announced meal pickup locations, YMCA and Camp Widjiwagan will be providing meals to children under 18 at the following locations from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on weekdays:
- Camp Widjiwagan, 3088 Smith Springs Rd., Antioch, TN 37013
- Donelson Middle School, 110 Stewarts Ferry Pike, Nashville, TN 37214
- Margaret Maddox YMCA, 2624 Gallatin Pike, Nashville, TN 37216
MNPS Virtual Town Hall
Director of Schools Dr. Adrienne Battle and other Metro Nashville Public Schools leaders will be answering questions submitted by students, families, and staff of MNPS in a virtual town hall streaming on the Metro Nashville Network 3-4 p.m. on Monday, March 30. A recording of the event will be available for viewing later.
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