Shelby County municipalities release back to school plans

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SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. — We’re getting a clearer view of what the school year should look like in the municipal school districts in Shelby County. Depending on where you live, the plans may throw a real change in your family’s routine.

Across the six municipal school districts and Shelby County Schools, we have 4 different back to school dates, and several options as far as virtual or in-person learning – all things you and your student will want to know about ahead of time.

Germantown is back to school earliest starting August 6.

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Arlington, Bartlett, Lakeland and Millington start school August 10.

Collierville is August 17, and Shelby County Schools are the latest as of now with an August 31 start date.

No matter which municipality you’re in, if you need school bus transportation this year, it’s best to reach out to your district now. Many districts say there’s no safe way to have all busses running normally. They ask parents to help by driving kids to school if they can.

Bartlett, Collierville, Lakeland and SCS are offering in-person or virtual learning options.

Arlington is offering a hybrid program for grades 9-12, and Bartlett may do that. They say it depends on how many students sign up for virtual learning.

Millington's hybrid plan sends most students back to school two days a week on a staggered schedule.

Depending on which municipality you’re with, schools ask families who choose online learning to commit to either a semester or a year.

The only school system not offering a choice is Germantown.

Kindergarten through 6th graders will learn in person, while grades 7-12 will have 2 days in person and 3 days of digital learning.

CLICK HERE to see the ‘Return To School Plans’ for each district in the Mid-South

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