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2018-2019 Pre-K and Kindergarten 


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2018-2019 Online registration to simplify the process for parents and schools

Kindergarten registration to kick-off online registration Monday


The start of the school year usually involves a lot of paperwork for parents and schools as parents fill-in their information multiple times on a variety of different paper forms, and school personnel spend hours inputting the data into the computer system.  Those chores will become a problem of the past as Hamilton County Schools is taking the registration process digital.  Registration is online this year to streamline the process for parents of children in kindergarten through twelfth-grade.  An application for Pre-K will not be available online but will be available at local schools on Wednesday, April 11.


Kindergarten online registration will open Monday, April 9 and continue thru Friday, April 13.  Parents can access the online registration for Kindergarten at  Parents of returning students will need a “Snap Code” for the online registration to access a child’s current information.  The school system mailed the codes to each current Pre-K student’s home address to allow parents to register online.  Registration for first through twelfth-grade students in Hamilton County Schools will open on Wednesday, July 11 and continue thru Tuesday, September 7, 2018. 


There are several items that you will need to upload during the online registration process including a copy of the child’s birth certificate, social security card, and an up-to-date immunization/physical form.  Two proof of residence documents and a parent identification will also be required.  Acceptable documents for proof of residence can include a current electric, water, gas, phone, or cable bill from within the last 60 days in the custodial/guardian’s name.  Please make a pdf copy of the documents or take a picture of them with your smartphone to upload into the online registration system.

The new online registration process will be for new and current students in the system.  Students attending Hamilton County Schools last year will have current information populated into the online registration documents that parents will access with a “Snap Code.”   Schools will provide codes to parents of students registering for first thru twelfth-grade closer to the registration window opening for those grades.  Parents are asked to please review the information in the system to make sure it is accurate.  If changes are necessary, simply change the information on the online form.  If you have more than one child in the system, you will be able to automatically populate information to the registration of additional children after the first child’s registration has been completed. 


The online registration system is new, but the process should be a tremendous time saver for parents and school personnel.  If you have a question or need assistance, you can contact Hamilton County Schools at (423) 498-7074 or email your questions to  For technical support, parents can visit the school system’s PowerSchool Community help center at or click “Help” from any page while you are in the registration system.


Local schools will hold a Kindergarten registration day at individual school locations on Wednesday, April 11 to assist parents without computer access or uncomfortable with registering their children online. The times for registration at the local schools will vary and are listed on the system website.  Paper forms will also be available that day for parents wishing to use them for registration.  Student Services Department personnel in the Department of Education office will also be available to assist parents during registration on Wednesday, April 11 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The Department of Education location is 3074 Hickory Valley Road.

Parents may apply for a slot in the system’s Pre-K program at the local schools on Wednesday, April 11.  Application times for schools in the system with Pre-K classes may vary and are available on the system website.  The Student Services Department at the Department of Education will also be available to assist with Pre-K registration.  The slots for Pre-K are filled based on income and space.  Parents need to provide proof of income and residence when submitting the Pre-K application.  Pre-K registration is not available online. 



2017-2018 Student Registration

We are excited to announce online registration for our families this year. This is a pilot program for approximately 10 schools in Hamilton County. We hope that the online registration process allows parents more flexibility in completing necessary paperwork for updating your child’s information. To minimize your wait times at the school, please click on the following link to access the online process:

The official registration events for this year have passed, but please bring your required paperwork and your child on August 10th at 8AM to finish registering AND place your child in his/her new class.

We will have all your documents ready to sign once your proofs of residence have been approved. Parents will sign and submit papers then collect additional school information for the upcoming year.

If you are unable to complete the online form in advance, please know that you will have to complete this information on-site. The online registration form takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. Once complete, the parent/guardian will have to move to a printing station for documents and then submission.


Required Paperwork:

1.    Two (2) Proofs of Residency

ALL STUDENTS are required to show (2) different proofs of residency for their zoned school when registering.  Proof of residency is a current (within the last 30-60 days) utility bill - electric, gas, or water - with the parent's name and address printed on it.  If parents have not been living at the residence long enough to have a utility bill, a contract or lease on a house or apartment will be accepted.  Agency, government or court documentation will also be accepted. 

2.   Immunization Records and Physical Examination Records

To get a Tennessee Health Card School Immunization Certificate, parents should contact their child's doctor and schedule an appointment for a kindergarten physical.  At the time of the physical, the health card Tennessee School Immunization Certificate will be issued.

Immunizations must be up to date

3.    Certified Copy of Child's Birth Certificate (new students only)

4.    Child's Social Security Card (new students only)


In accordance with state law, in order to transfer guardianship/custodianship a petition must be filed, approved, and signed by a judge. Any families with special custody arrangements must provide legal documentation to be kept on file at school.

Special Circumstances

A family living with another family or family member, or who cannot produce proof of residence WILL NEED AN AFFIDAVIT:

If a student and his/her custodial parent/guardian are living with another family in the Red Bank Elementary school zone, both families must be present to sign a notarized Affidavit of Housing. Failure to provide accurate information could interrupt your child’s enrollment process. The supporting family member or representative must provide two (2) different proofs of current address to be approved for that zone. Acceptable documents are current electric, water, gas, or cable bills within the last 30-60 days, a current lease or mortgage, and Agency or court documentation. In the case of an agency, a representative must mail or fax a letter to the Student Services Office verifying the student/parent’s residence. 

The Student Services Office will be conducting scheduled days for proof of residency (for the above situation only) daily on days and times TBD in the Hamilton County Department of Education Board Room (3074 Hickory Valley Road, Chattanooga, TN  37421). 

To avoid long wait times in August, parents and guardians are encouraged to bring documentation into the Student Services Office between July 10 and July 27, 2017 for the two situations listed above. Summer office hours (May 31st through July 27th) are Monday through Thursday 8:30 to 3:30.

Please be advised that Thursday, August 10th is a scheduled school day and students must attend or they will receive an unexcused absence.




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