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 have sooooo much great information we divided it up into three sections to make it easier for you.
- HOW TO GET PREPARED. Get your students ready to hit the books with these tips on buying school supplies, riding the bus, and more!
- FOCUS ON STUDENTS & TEACHERS. We’ve got valuable information on how to keep your kids and their teachers happy year-round.
- FINALLY – STAY 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 2021?
Huntsville City Schools – August 4
Madison County Schools – August 4
Madison City Schools – August 4
Limestone County Schools – August 6
Athens City Schools – August 11
Decatur City Schools – August 5
Florence City Schools – August 19
Gadsden City Schools – August 12
Guntersville City Schools – August 11
Hartselle City Schools – August 9 & 10
Jackson County Schools – August 7
Marshall County Schools – August 10
Morgan County Schools – August 11
Scottsboro City Schools – August 5
Who is offering After School Care?
If you need After School Care for your student, there are a variety of options for Huntsville City, Madison City, and Madison County on our After School Care List.
Where Can I Find a Tutor?
Local tutors and tutoring services can be found in our NEW North Alabama Tutoring Directory.
Should masks be required at school this Fall?
We asked over 1,000 parents in Huntsville, Madison, and Madison County. Here’s what they said.
As of July 26, 2021:
Huntsville City Schools will require masks for all students & staff when school starts
Madison City Schools will not require masks; they will be optional when school starts
Madison County Schools will not require masks; they will be optional when school starts
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.
Where Can I Find Information About Homeschooling in Huntsville?
Check out our Homeschooling Guide to Huntsville & North Alabama.