To celebrate and kick off the new school year, Hamilton
County Schools (HCS) is hosting our 6th annual Back to School Bash on Saturday,
August 5. This year’s Back to School Bash has a new home at the Tennessee
Riverpark and will go from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The event will also include an HCS EdConnect press conference beginning at 10:30
a.m., with a joint proclamation from the City of Chattanooga and Hamilton County,
including remarks from Superintendent Justin Robertson, Mayor Tim Kelly, Deputy
Mayor Tucker McClendon, and families participating in HCS EdConnect.
“The Back to School Bash is a great opportunity to mark the new school year with
our families and community while also helping ensure students are First Day Ready,”
said HCS Superintendent Robertson. “In Hamilton County, we believe that being
connected to high-speed broadband is an important part of being ready for school,
so it’s exciting to be able to celebrate HCS EdConnect at this year’s Back to School
The annual Back to School Bash furthers the district’s commitment to ensuring
Every Community is Served. Families attending the Back to School Bash will have
the opportunity to participate in many activities throughout the day and learn about
important community resources such as:
- Learning & Fun: learning activities and resources with HCS educators and
community partners; an interactive art exhibit; fun STEM activities; face
painting; and so much more!
- Health & Wellness: The Health Department will be able to print vaccination
records; BlueCare Tennessee will be offering well check screenings for
students who are BlueCare members; health resources for families; therapy
dogs on site; and sports activities.
- Resources: There will be many community resources for families available at
the event from free WIFI for eligible families through HCS EdConnect,
powered by EPB; energy assistance programs; and even job opportunities.
- Food: free snacks and meals for families while supplies last; food trucks will
also be there to add to the delicious food options.
Join us for a day in the park to celebrate the new school year together! Follow along
on HCS Social Media or visit [short link] for more information about parking.
Interested in volunteering at the event? Sign up here or contact