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The first day of school is almost here! Wednesday, August 7th is coming up quickly, and GMSD wants each family to be ready for the new adventures ahead. Below are resources that might be helpful in preparing for the 24-25 school year. We are so happy to welcome you into the new school year!
For everything you need to know about registration, visit our Student Services registration page here. For any questions that you might still have, you can contact Student Services (901) 752-7889. 
Parent Responsibility Zone 
The Parent Responsibility Zone is 1.5 miles for elementary school and 2 miles for middle school and high school. If you live within these zones, you are responsible for providing transportation for your student/students. For more information about the Parent Responsibility Zone and Transportation overall, click here
Bus Route Information 
The bus route information for the upcoming 24-25 school year can be found here.
Coordinated School Health (CSH) works to ensure the safety and health to every family with the GMSD community. For an overview of CSH, click here
To learn more about immunizations, click here.
To download a sports physical, click here
For more specific information regarding CSH, please contact Andrew Martin [email protected]
(GMSD schools are currently scheduling, and all information will be posted shortly!) 
To view all of the events happening in the GMSD neighborhood throughout the 24-25 school year, click here
How to Become a Golden Eagle
The Germantown Online Academy of Learning (GOAL) is now accepting applications for the 24-25 school year. To learn more about GOAL, visit their website here
Interested in apply for GOAL? Click here to apply. 
  • Virtual Back to School Night: Wednesday, July 31, 2024 from 5:00pm-6:00pm
  • New Student Device Pickup: Thursday, August 1, 2024 from 3:00pm-6:00pm & Monday, August 5, 2024 from 3:00pm-6:00pm
To view the 24-25 school year's instructional calendar, click here
  • Meet the Teacher at Dogwood Elementary, Farmington Elementary, Forest Hill Elementary, and Riverdale School will take place on Thursday, August 1, 2024 from 3:00pm-6:00pm.
  • Houston High School will host freshman orientation on Thursday, August 1, 2024, from 12:00pm-4:00pm.
GMSD uses SchoolCash Online for all school items and activity payments. Click here to learn more about SchoolCash, including how to register. 
  • Houston Middle School 6th Grade Summit & Schedule Pickup: Thursday, August 1, 2024 from 4:00pm-6:00pm 
  • Houston Middle School 7th & 8th Grade Schedule Pickup: Tuesday, July 30, 2024 from 3:00pm-6:00pm
  • Houston High School Schedule Pickup: Tuesday, July 30, 2024 from 3:00pm-6:00pm
Dogwood Elementary School 
Farmington Elementary School 
Forest Hill Elementary School 
Riverdale School 
Houston Middle School 
Houston High School 
District Office 
To view menus for each school once the year begins, visit Nutrislice and select your child's school. 
Menu prices for the 24-25 school year:
  • Breakfast for Pre-k through 12th grade is $1.60
  • Lunch for Pre-k through 8th grade is $2.95
  • Lunch for grades 9-12 is $3.35
To view itemized prices for the middle school and high school, click here.
To learn more about nutrition at GMSD, visit the Nutrition homepage here.
For all cafeteria services, GMSD uses MySchoolBucks. Through MySchoolBucks, parents can keep track of their students' purchases and set alerts for when the balance gets low. Click here to learn more about MySchoolBucks and get registered. 
For attendance zoning information, including the interactive zoning map, click here.
The GMSD Student Handbook is currently being updated for the upcoming 24-25 academic year. This information will be updated shortly!
For the upcoming 2024-2025 school year, per GMSD policy #6.2061, non-resident transfer students will be required to pay tuition. For non-resident students who live in Shelby County, but outside of Germantown, the tuition amount is $521.00. This fee is non-refundable and must be paid in full as a one-time payment. Tuition fees must be paid by July 22, 2024. Tuition can be paid here.
To learn more about Tuition, please click here
School Supply Lists 24-25