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Back to School Guide

The first day of school is almost here! Wednesday, August 9th 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 23-24 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 
Click here for bus information for the 23-24 school year. 
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]
(Some schools are currently scheduling, and all information will be posted shortly!)
Dogwood Elementary School
  • First Grade: Monday, August 21, 2023 from 5:00pm-6:00pm
  • Second Grade: Monday, August 21, 2023 from 6:00pm-7:00pm 
  • Third Grade: Tuesday, August 22, 2023 from 5:00pm-6:00pm
  • Fourth Grade: Tuesday, August 22, 2023 from 6:00pm-7:00pm 
  • Fifth Grade: Wednesday, August 23, 2023 from 5:00pm-6:00pm
  • ESE: Wednesday, August 23, 2023 from 6:00pm-7:00pm
Houston Middle School:
  • Eighth Grade: Thursday, August 24, 2023 at 5:30pm 
  • Sixth Grade: Monday, August 28, 2023 at 5:30pm 
  • Seventh Grade: Tuesday, August 29, 2023 at 5:30pm 
Houston High School
  • Thursday, August 17, 2023 from 6:00pm-8:00pm
To view all of the events happening in the GMSD neighborhood throughout the 23-24 school year, click here
How to Become a GOALIE
The Germantown Online Academy of Learning (GOAL) is now accepting applications for the 23-24 school year. To learn more about GOAL, visit their website here
Interested in apply for GOAL? Click here
To view the 23-24 school year's instructional calendar, click here
  • Dogwood Elementary, Farmington Elementary, Forest Hill Elementary, and Riverdale will host their Meet the Teacher night on Monday, August 7, 2023 from 3:00pm-6:00pm.
  • Dogwood Elementary will also host their Kindergarten Parent Meeting on Tuesday, August 8, 2023 at 4:30pm. Their Kindergarten Meet & Greet will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2023 at 10:00am. 
  • Houston Middle will host their Meet the Teacher night on Tuesday, August 1, 2023 from 3:00pm-6:00pm
  • Houston High School will host freshman orientation on Thursday, August 3, 2023, from 12:00pm-3:00pm.
  • GOAL will host a virtual Back to School Kickoff on Wednesday, August 2, 2023 from 4:30pm-5:30pm. To learn more, click here.
GMSD uses SchoolCash Online for all school items and activity payments. Click here to learn more about SchoolCash, including how to register. 
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 23-24 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.
School Supply Lists 23-24