Ready or not, here it comes! Schedules. Early bedtimes. Shiny new supplies. Homework. Some call it a hassle, while others call it a return to sanity, but we all know it as Back To School Madness! We hope this Back to School Guide for Huntsville helps you up your BTS game and make your year a bit easier.
There’s something here for parenting Preschool through High School. Just click on the orange article titles to read more – you’re guaranteed to be at the top of the parenting class!
Back to School Guide for Huntsville & the Tennessee Valley
We’ve put together four sections that will help you and your students have a smooth school year. We tried to think of everything – from parent-teacher relationships, to special needs, to all our favorite ways to get prepared to be a lifelong learner in Huntsville and the surrounding areas.
- VIRTUALLY – School 2.0 (Pandemic Version). It’s a new school year and at some point all students are going to be learning virtually for at least a bit. We’ve compiled tips, tricks, resources, and more to help make it less of a headache for everyone.
- FIRST – You gotta prepare. Get your students ready to hit the books with these tips on buying school supplies, riding the bus, and more!
- NEXT – Focus on the students & teachers. We’ve got valuable information on how to keep your kids and their teachers happy year-round.
- FINALLY – Be informed. Stay in the know about all your educational options and resources from tutors, classes, and inspiring local educators.
Back to School Frequently Asked Questions
When Do Kids Go Back to School in 2020?
Huntsville City Schools – August 17
Madison County Schools – August 19
Madison City Schools – August 12
Limestone County Schools – August 7
Athens City Schools – August 17
Decatur City Schools – August 12
Florence City Schools – August 20
Gadsden City Schools – August 17
Guntersville City Schools – August 6
Hartselle City Schools – August 10
Jackson County Schools – August 7
Marshall County Schools – August 20
Morgan County Schools – August 12
Scottsboro City Schools – August 12 (Everyone August 17)
What Vaccines Do My Kids Need for School?
Each child enrolled in day care, Head Start, and public or private school in Alabama must have a valid Alabama Certificate of Immunization on file at the facility that they attend. The certificate may be obtained from the physician or clinic that administers the vaccine or may be completed by any county health department in the State if the parent presents a vaccine record from the provider.
Get details about which vaccines are needed per age and grade on the Alabama Public Health Department website.
What if public school isn’t a fit this year?
- Check out our Homeschooling Guide to Huntsville & North Alabama.
- Private Schools in TN Valley
- Preschool Directory
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