Welcome to Peabody Elementary!  Whether you are a new or returning parent – all the back-to-school rules can be a little confusing.  We hope this makes it easier:

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First. Friend us on Facebook! And join our PTA and signup for our weekly email list. You’ll receive updates all year round.

Calendar. Sign up here to subscribe to our constantly updated digital school calendar! Before school begins, only SCS dates are available and updated. But by the first week of August, Peabody’s calendar will be available and we’ll update those in the digital calendar.

Registration. Every child at Peabody must register every year.

Click here for Shelby County School’s Registration page.

The Uniform.  Peabody Elementary has a uniform code.  We’ve made it easy – click this link for uniform guidelines.

School Supplies.  When we were kids it was so much fun to pick out new pencils and notebooks, but as parents, we know we have to plan ahead if we don’t want it to cost a fortune! School supply lists are updated by the school in the summer.  Click here for the Supply List!

Drop off and Pick up.  Teachers are ready to receive students by 8:00 am.  The school bell rings at 8:15 am. You can bring your child to the room or drop him off in front of the school.  Staff members and our own Peabody Watchdogs are there to help get your child safely out of the car.  Don’t be late – or you’ll have to sign in at Principal Nelson’s office (really!)  The school day ends at 3:15 pm.  Your child will be waiting for you outside the school by 3:15 with his classmates and supervised carefully by his teacher.  It’s quite the logistical marvel.

Rainy Day Dismissal & Parking Procedures. Our 100-year old school in a historic neighborhood faces some 21st Century challenges. Like parking!! Please read the parking procedures and check out the handy parking map in the post. You’ll also want to know how dismissal works when it rains! So check it out.

Extended Care Program. Click here if you are interested in Before or After Care for your child.

Lunch.  Breakfast and lunch are free to all registered SCS students, regardless of income! Click here for the link to the school menu.


7:45 A.M.-8:00 A.M. Free breakfast in the Peabody cafeteria!

8:00 A.M. Students start to enter school through main entrance door

8:15 A.M. School begins!


3:05 P.M. Day Care/Bus Riders dismissed

3:10 P.M. After School Care dismissed

3:15 P.M. Car Riders/Walkers dismissed


Sign Up for Peabody College & Career Day!


They may be elementary age, but they’re already thinking about what they want to be when they grow up.

Help our Peabody Eagles dream and understand more about what you do for our annual College and Career Day!

You’ll talk to 2-3 classes of 3rd-5th graders in your time slot. Please share with family and friends and encourage them to sign up!

Sign up here:


Volunteer for Cookie Dough Reward Party

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Help us celebrate the top sellers for the Peabody Cookie Dough Sale with the big Reward Party on Friday, January 25th!

We’re throwing a Dance Party for our Super Star Sellers and they’ll be joined after for an Ice Cream Party by our Star Sellers. We’ll need help from 1:15-3:15pm with set up, bringing/returning kids to/from the party, ice cream scooping, dancing and clean up!

Just a few more slots left and you can sign up right here:

Want to know if your Eagle qualified for a prize? 

Sold 2 – 4 boxes? Dress Down Day

Sold 5 – 14 boxes? Dress Down Day and Ice Cream Party

Sold 15 boxes or more? Dress Down Day, Ice Cream Party & Dance Party

Your teacher will be notified of all students receiving Cookie Dough Reward Prizes for the Friday, January 25th Reward Day. Thank you for selling all that dough!