HCS Reentry and Continuous Learning Plan
HCS Continued Tech Support Hotline: The district has launched a Tech Hotline for families and staff that need assistance with technology. The hotline will be open Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Callers can leave a message outside of those hours that will be returned by a staff member. The Tech Hotline number is (423) 493-0350.
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Family Resources
HCS Continued Help Hotline: To aid families during the school closure, the district has created the HCS Continued Help Hotline. Families can call 423-498-5437. For our speaking Spanish families, please dial: 423-498-6744.
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Central High School and Hamilton County Schools Response to Valedictorian Graduation Speech Audio Concerns
Principal of Central High School, Phil Iannaronne stated, “DayOnna Carson, Valedictorian of the Class of 2020 at Central High School, delivered an excellent graduation speech at the Central High ceremony on Saturday. We apologize to DayOnna and her family that the last words of her speech were not able to be heard by those in attendance or by family and friends viewing on the live stream, this was by no means intentional."
Jun 30
Graduations to be streamed live this week for those not able to attend
Graduation day is finally here with the first planned for Sequoyah High at Soddy Daisy High’s Stadium this evening. There are another four set for Friday evening and the rest will take place on Saturday.
Jun 25
Scholarship Dollars Top $121 Million for 2020 Graduates of Hamilton County Schools
It is graduation week in Hamilton County Schools and a great week to celebrate scholarships earned by this year’s seniors. Reaching graduation day is an important milestone for high school teens, but it is also a starting point for the rest of a graduate’s life. More 2020 seniors of Hamilton County Schools will have a head start on their next step in college as the class once again significantly increased the amount of scholarship offers received this year. The Class of 2020 had over $121 million in scholarship offers from colleges and universities, which has steadily increased, moving up from $31 million just two years ago. The total scholarship dollars at this point for the Class of 2020 are $121,773,278.60, with scholarship offers still coming in for graduating seniors.
Jun 22
Financial Assistance Available for Families that Qualify for Free or Reduced School Meals
The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) and the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) announced Tennessee families are now eligible to receive financial support for their children’s nutritional needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program provides the support that would include $5.70 per child for each day the child qualifies for P-EBT up to $256.50.
Jun 15
Free Summer STEAM Fun for Kids
Do your children like a challenge and working with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) projects? Register your child today for free Summer STEAM Weekly Design Challenges offered by Hamilton County Schools. Sign up today for the special Zoom internet sessions that will begin on Monday. The design challenges are open to students from kindergarten to eighth-grade.
Jun 12
Senior Video Feature - Karissa Luckey, Tyner Academy
To celebrate the Class of 2020, Video Features for Hamilton County Schools will highlight a senior from each learning community in May. The spotlight today is on Karissa Luckey, a 2020 senior at Tyner Academy in the Missionary Ridge Learning Community.
May 28
CHI Memorial awards first Future Ready Institute Scholarship at Hixson High
CHI Memorial awarded its first scholarship as a partner in the Future Ready Institute at Hixson High to Suhani Patel, a senior in the healthcare program. The scholarship was established by CHI Memorial for a student in the CHI Memorial Institute of Healthcare and Medical Careers at Hixson High. The student had to meet academic criteria, complete an application, and an essay.
May 27
Hunter Middle seventh-grader wins Best in State for water conservation video
Water is an essential element that every living thing needs to survive, and a seventh-grader at Hunter Middle School produced an award-winning video to help conserve the precious resource. Ella Davis, a seventh-grader this past school year at Hunter Middle, won Best in State in the World of 7 Billion contest. Davis took top honors in Tennessee with her video titled “Preserving Clean and Safe Water.” She produced the video as part of a class project for gifted students in Angie Hentz’s class at Hunter Middle.
May 27
Book of the Week Summer Reading Video
With another school year ending and summer here, it is time to pick up your favorite book and celebrate reading all summer long. The librarians of Hamilton County Schools have partnered with the Chattanooga Public Library to produce a fun-filled summer reading video to encourage students to keep reading.
May 27
Construction setbacks delay the new school opening in Harrison, but plans move forward for the school communities coming together
The new STEAM designated Harrison community school is opening for the 2020-2021 school year, but it will be at two campuses initially due to construction delays at the new school site. Construction has been delayed at the new school in Harrison due to rain, the pandemic, and other setbacks this spring.
May 26
Four New Principals Named for Next School Year
Four new principals have been selected to lead schools for the 2020-2021 School year in Hamilton County Schools. The schools getting new leaders are Allen Elementary, East Brainerd Elementary, Daisy Elementary, and Red Bank Middle School. Three of the new school leaders are familiar faces in Hamilton County Schools. Two are stepping up to accept new assignments in the district as the school system prepares for challenges we face in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the devastating tornado that impacted the eastern part of our county.
May 22
Center for Creative Arts senior named a 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholar
Maggie Wilkinson, a senior at the Chattanooga High School Center for Creative Arts (CCA), is one of 161 high school seniors in the country named a 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholar. The U.S. Presidential Scholars award is one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students. Seniors selected exemplify academic excellence, leadership qualities, and community service. The distinction is presented on behalf of the President of the United States to seniors of high potential each year.
May 22

COVID-19 Closure Update

Hamilton County Schools has announced that schools will be closed through the end of the school year. This closure includes scheduled in-person meetings, school-related events and many of the dates listed in our calendars. This is in a collective effort to combat the spread of coronavirus in our community. Please call our HCS Continued Hotline, please dial: (423) 498-5437 Monday - Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. if you have any questions regarding a specific event. For our Spanish speaking families, please dial: (423) 498-6744 Monday - Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


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