MSCS prepares for return of students

Sydney Hawkins, WMC-Action News 5

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) -Memphis Shelby County Schools, the largest school district in Tennessee returns to the classroom on Monday.

The first day of school will bring thousands of students back into the classroom.

MSCS leaders spent the past weekend and last week gearing parents and students up with information and supplies needed for the school year.

A school supply drive and free immunization clinic were just some of the ways district leaders helped prepare students. The clinic will be available from:

  • August 9, 10 from 4-6 p.m., East High School, (3206 Poplar, entrance is behind the school off Walnut Grove)
  • August 8 from 4-6 p.m., Sheffield CTC (4350 Chuck)

Parents can call 901-842-2379 or text SCS901 to 91999 to schedule an appointment. Services will be provided for annual checkups, sports physicals, immunizations, and more – offered in partnership with Christ Community Health Services. Elementary, middle and high school students welcome!

There were also opportunities for parents to register their children before Monday, and an opportunity to learn about what will be on the menu for this year’s lunch hour.

A truancy clinic was also held for parents facing charges related to their child’s absenteeism.

District leaders tell us they are also focused on maintaining safety and security this school year with more than 128 school resource officers across the district.

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