Virtual Learning Parent Playbook


Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSAs of Sept. 2, Metro Nashville Public Schools will be offering no-cost breakfast and lunch to all children 18 and under based on newly released federal guidelines. The new federal guidelines create greater flexibility for families, allowing them to choose any site and minimize the information they need to provide to receive meals.

As a result of this announcement, the district will reevaluate bus routes and timings for deliveries to maximize efficiencies and opportunities for families to receive meals, in addition to exploring opportunities to provide multiple days’ worth of meals at one time.

As the district begins the transition back to in-person learning in the coming weeks, these waivers should allow students to continue to receive no-cost meals during in-person learning.  Currently the waivers are in place until December 31. Because these waivers will eventually end, it is important that students who do not attend a CEP school complete the Free and Reduced Lunch application as soon as possible. The application is linked below.

pick-up times and locations


Grab-and-go will be from 11:30am – 1:00pm. Families can go to any school to pick up meals.

  • High school times should be between 10:00am – 11:00am.

  • Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSElementary times should be between 11:30am – 12:30pm.

  • Middle school times should be between 12:45pm – 1:45pm.

MNPS will also distribute breakfasts and lunches via bus routes. Bus stop pick-up times are available here: .

scheduling updates

Fall Break

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSDuring Fall Break (Monday, Oct. 5, through Friday, Oct. 9), the district will offer grab-and-go meals Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 15 locations across the district. There will be no meal deliveries the week of Fall Break.

cep schools

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSCommunity Eligibility Provision (CEP) is a federal reimbursement program that allows school districts to offer free or reduced lunches to students in eligible schools.  

  • 55 schools will use the traditional free- and reduced-meals application for eligible students to receive free- or reduced-price lunches, and 86 schools will continue to provide lunch at no cost to all students under CEP. 

  • All schools will serve breakfast at no cost to all students.

  • Students who attend a school that will require an application for free- or reduced-price lunch can apply online or via paper application.

  • Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSIt is important for all eligible families in non-CEP schools to apply for free- and reduced-price lunch as soon as possible as the free lunch wavier will end on Dec. 31, 2020.

  • To learn more about the program, a list of CEP and non-CEP schools, and access to the free- or reduced-price lunch application, please visit