Join Team Peabody!

We want you to join Team Peabody! Whether you enjoy gardening, organizing events, fundraising, taking pictures or greeting kids in the morning — we have a space for you!

If you are interested in a team — just sign up here. You’re not committed to do anything, just showing your interest. A Team Leader will contact you when an opportunity in that area sprouts!

Check all that interest you!

Half School Day Information

Message from Peabody Principal Nelson:

Shelby County Schools has 8 half days of learning this school year.  Half Days are from 8:15 A.M.-12:15 P.M. Students will be dismissed at 12:15 P.M.

Please communicate the Half Day dismissal time of 12:15 P.M. with your child’s Daycare if they ride a daycare bus.  If they ride SCS school bus, the bus will pick them up from school at 12:15 P.M.  However, parents must be available to receive students at home.  If parents can’t make arrangements to be home by 12:30 P.M. to receive students from the SCS Bus, please sign up for SCS Half Day Care Program.

These are the (8) half days for the 2019-2020 school year:

  • September 20
  • October 11
  • November 8
  • December 20
  • January 17
  • February 14
  • March 13
  • May 22

If parents need Half Day Care, SCS is providing Half Day Care from 12:15 P.M.-3:15 P.M. Parents must sign up by Friday, September 6th via your PowerSchool Parent Portal. Click the tab that says, “Half-Day Program” to sign-up.

If parents sign-up for the Half Day Program, students must be picked up by   3:15 P.M. Parents have to sign up for the program each time there is a half day. SCS will notify you via email if your child was approved to stay for the Half Day Care Program.

If your child is a part of our school’s Y-Care Program with the YMCA, that program will not start until 3:15 P.M. This means that if you plan for your child to stay for the Y-Care which starts at 3:15 P.M., you must register them for the SCS Half Day Care program from 12:15-3:15 P.M. via the PowerSchool Parent Portal. At 3:15 P.M., we will transition your child to Y-Care when their services start.

Register to Be a Volunteer with SCS


We’re so excited you’re here and want to be a volunteer at Peabody Elementary!

Shelby County Schools is dedicated to keeping children safe, so all volunteers must go through this process, every year (See Level 2 & 3 Renewal process at the end of this post.) There are different levels of approval for different types of volunteering. Check this out!


Speakers, program guests, jurors/judges, test monitors, class readers, one-time volunteers, registration helpers. 

The screening for Level 1 volunteers will take place at the school. Please sign in at the front desk in the school’s main office and provide identification when requested by school personnel.


Classroom aides, office assistants, daytime field trip chaperones, hall monitors, safety patrol. 

You must got to the school and have this process witnessed by school personal.

  1. Watch an orientation video
  2. Complete an online application
  3. Expect results between 5-7 business days. So, if you know you’re going to chaperone, make sure to do this in time!


Overnight chaperones, interpreters, mentors or tutors, athletic assistants or coaches, after school assistant.

You must got to the school and have this process witnessed by school personal.

  1. Watch an orientation video
  2. Complete an online application
  3. Schedule and complete fingerprinting at the Board of Education
  4. Expect results between 7-10 business days. If you know you’re going to go on an overnight field trip as a chaperone, make sure to get this done in time!


You must got to the school and have this process witnessed by school personal.

  1. Watch an orientation video
  2. Update online application
  3. Expect results between 5-7 business days


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:

back to school

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