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July 28, 2023


Hello MSCS Families,

We're excited about the 2023-24 school year, and we hope you are too!

Please read, save, and share our newsletter filled with articles, District news, events, and timely information.

As we count down to the 2023-24 school year, MSCS is partnering with organizations across the city and county to engage families and ensure students have the resources needed for a successful school year.


Bright futures now loading! Don't miss out on registration for the 2023-24 school year! #SEETHEFUTURE with this step-by-step video.




  • Gear Up Day: Aug. 2
  • Stuff the Bus: Aug. 3
  • Unity Run: Aug. 5
  • Back-to-School Block Party/Community Fair: Aug. 5
  • Immunization Event(s): July 29, Aug. 5
  • First Day of School: Aug. 7
  • MSCS Alumni Hall of Fame Gala: Aug. 24
  • Back to School Parade: Aug. 26



  • Courage To Grow Scholarship: Link
  • Too Cool to Pay for School Scholarship: Link
  • The Scholarship For Aggressive Scholarship Applicants: Link
  • Calvin L. Carrithers Aviation Scholarship: Link
  • Make Me Laugh Scholarship: Link
  • CHASA Educational Scholarship: Link
  • Clubs of America Scholarship Award for Career Success: Link

Tennessee's traditional sales tax holiday on clothing, school supplies and computers begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 28, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 30.  

During this time clothing, school supplies and computers may be purchased tax-free. Certain restrictions apply. Items sold online are also eligible. Items must be purchased for personal use, not for business or trade. CLICK HERE for more information.

During the period beginning at 12:01 am on Tuesday, Aug. 1, and ending Tuesday, Oct. 31 at 11:59 pm, food and food ingredients are exempt from sales tax.  

Sales of prepared food, dietary supplements, candy, alcoholic beverages, and tobacco are not included in items exempt during this period. CLICK HERE for more information.

MSCS saw some impressive gains on the TCAP this year. This informative video breaks down the data and the impact on students.

The Memphis Grizzlies celebrated the end of Summer Learning Academy at Frayser-Corning Elementary.

Cummings K-8 is getting ready for the return of students by unveiling a newly renovated gym!

The MSCS family is made up of newsmakers! From our students and teachers to our coaches and support staff, everyone in Memphis-Shelby County Schools has a story. We are committed to showcasing those stories!

Below are a few highlights shared by local news outlets.

Here's everything you need to know about free back-to-school vaccines and health services in Shelby County

Click here to read the story from ABC 24.

Shelby County Commission looks at ways to address homelessness in schools

Click here to read the story from WMC 5.

Teachers sue over Tennessee law restricting what they can teach about race, gender, and bias

Click here to read the story from Chalkbeat.

MSCS Nutrition Services is responsible for all District cafeterias, serving breakfast and lunch to 105,000 students daily. Click here to view the meals being served at your child's school.

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