Thank you for another outstanding school year at LEAD Public Schools! The work doesn’t stop even when we’re on summer break. Check back regularly for information about safety and security, family and community engagement and, of course, academic planning for the 2020-2021 school year. Should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact LEAD via

Safety and Security:

LEAD continues to ensure that our buildings are safe and secure for when we return to school for the 2020-2021 school year.

This includes:

Additionally, we’ve set summer hours for our schools to limit the amount of physical interaction to these set dates and times: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at all six of our schools.

As we prepare for the coming school year, we continue to follow the guidance of both state TNDOE officials and our local MNPS district. Should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact LEAD via

We will continue to timely updates throughout the summer as we prepare for the 2020-2021 school year!

Fall Academic Planning:

Our network academic team is planning for an August 4 opening of the 2020-2021 school year and is closely following guidance from Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) and the state education department.

As we anticipate that there will be periods of time when a remote learning environment is necessary due to the COVID-19 pandemic, every student in our network will be provided with a Chromebook at the start of the school year.

Family and Community Engagement:

Whatever It Takes 2.0 Initiative

Our Family and Community Engagement coordinators are working this summer to make sure that 100 percent of our families have internet connectivity by the time we return for the 2020-2021 school year. 

The goal of the program is to provide a continuum of support for internet access. What does this mean? 

  • Communications with ALL. Through email, phone, and Facebook, we believe that at any point in time, we can communicate with 100% of our LEAD Families. 
  • Internet Access for All.  By connecting every LEAD family to the Internet, remote learning becomes a reality for ALL. 
    • Our Family and Community Engagement Coordinators will work with our LEAD families to connect them to the internet based on their unique family needs. This will include connecting them to providers that have free and reduced rates for internet access. 
    • Families will not only be able to access the internet from home, but will also be informed of community spaces where they can take advantage of free internet. 
    • Similarly, we are able to “build our LEAD community” by developing mutually beneficial partnerships that benefit our LEAD families. 

Additionally, our Operations Team is working with internet providers at our campuses this summer to boost our internet signal so that families can not only use our campuses to access the internet, but also drive up to schools and work from outside the campus. 

Stay tuned for more information about our “Whatever It Takes 2.0” internet connectivity initiative!

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