First Day Ready August 10, 2022

The first day of school is important for students of all ages- whether it is the first day of kindergarten or the first day of senior year. Attendance on the first day sets the tone for the rest of the school year. Hamilton County Schools wants every student to be #FirstDayReady!

Over the summer, Hamilton County Schools builds excitement leading up to the first day of the school year. We have many opportunities for you to ensure your child is #FirstDayReady such as our back-to-school bash, online school supply lists, and connections to resources. Our community members can get involved, too, through several engagement opportunities such as volunteering, donating school supplies, and encouraging the students in your community to be #FirstDayReady.

Everyone can help Hamilton County School students be #FirstDayReady.

First Day ready Timeline


1/31                      School Choice application deadline

 2/9/22             School Choice lottery runs

2/16/22           School Choice lottery results available

2/23/22           Deadline to accept school first Choice offer

3/1/22              School Choice applications reopen for second round

3/3/22           Summer Reach registration opens

3/15/22            Spring Break SACC registration opens (for current HCS students)

4/1/22          Spring Break SACC registration deadline

4/4/22          Summer SACC registration opens 

4/4/22          Kindergarten registration (online)

4/6/22          Pre-K and Kindergarten registration Day (school based)

4/6/22          Pre-K registration opens

4/11/22          Spring Break starts

4/15/22          Spring Break ends

5/1/22          Returning Student registration begins

Summer Reach registration closes

5/13/22          Summer SACC registration deadline

5/31/22          Returning student registration closes

6/1/22          New Student registration

6/6/22           Summer Reach starts

Camp K begins

7/15/22          Camp K ends

Summer Reach ends

Deadline for second round of School Choice

Fall SACC registration opens

Back to School Bash (First Horizon Pavillion, 10 am - 2 pm)

First Day of School

The first day ready timeline is a great tool with all the important dates for our families to keep an eye on. Here, you will find key dates, deadlines, and events. Download a copy now!