See you August 3, 2017



Registering your child or children for the 2017-2018 in Hamblen County Schools has never been easier.
No need to fill out paperwork packets for each student.
You can now register on-line, beginning in mid-July.

“With PowerSchool Registration, parent/guardians can conveniently enroll and register their children online,” said Harold Jones, supervisor of technology.”   

“Parent/Guardians were spending a lot of time managing paperwork every year and PowerSchool registration allows Hamblen County Schools to improve efficiency for both the parent/guardian and district, and provide accuracy of student data by the first day of school,” he said.

The online registration allows families who have more than one child in the district to conveniently duplicate data from one child's form to their other children’s forms.   
“This should help reduce the amount of time a parent/guardian takes on filling forms out for their children for each of their schools,” Jones said.  

For returning students, PowerSchool Registration collects data based on previously entered information and allows the parent to update any information that may have changed without having to complete a full "registration packet.”

The data submitted by families is reviewed, polished, and formatted to meet district policies and then delivered into the student information system, resulting in up-to-date records on the first day of school.

The district goal is to have "SNAP" codes on current student's end-of-year grade cards for those parents who may not be able to get a ParentPortal account before the end of the school year, but the best option for a parent is to use their ParentPortal account to complete the registration.

If you do not have a ParentPortal account, please get the code from your child’s school office before school is out for the summer.

Registration will open sometime in early July and we ask that parents complete the registration prior to registration day at the school.  

Completing the online registration does not change the need for your child to attend on registration day, but hopefully will dramatically reduce the amount of time you must spend registering your child.

An active email address is required to register online whether you use the ParentPortal option or not. If you do not have one, you can try a free site like Gmail, Yahoo or Outlook.

If you do not have access to the Internet at home, you can try the local library, or other location.  Also, PowerSchool registration now supports registration on mobile devices.


Links to TN Homework Hotline
Have you ever had problems helping your fifth grader with fractions, or your high schooler with physics?
What about wondering which punctuation mark goes in that essay that’s due first thing in the morning?
Help is just one phone call away. The Hamblen County School System is partnering with Homework Hotline, a free tutoring service from certified teachers for kindergarten through 12th grade students. “Homework Hotline is an excellent resource for our students and our families in Hamblen County,” said Brantley Smith, assistant director of schools for curriculum and instruction. “It has been used statewide for a number of years to the benefit of students in all grades,” he said. “As a district, we are excited to partner with Homework Hotline because it is another way we can support all of our students as they strive to reach their academic and personal goals,” Smith added.
HCDOE encourages students and families to take advantage of this very effective, and free, service.The Hotline has most Tennessee textbooks available and bilingual tutors can help with a language barrier.  Help is offered in reading, language arts, math, social studies, science, Spanish, and more. Hotline helps students tackle new concepts, complete challenging assignments, learn to read, and gain academic skills. Students who get the help they seek return to school more prepared and less discouraged. Homework Hotline’s “Call It Reading” program provides basic reading skills for students. The program is designed to reach low and non-reading students in the third grade, giving them a chance to succeed. High school students can receive assistance in calculus, trigonometry, physics, chemistry, and most other subjects. Homework Hotline has provided one-on-one tutoring by phone to Tennessee students and parents since 1990.
The program’s teachers and volunteers have completed more than 500,000 sessions of tutoring. Call Monday-Thursday from 4-8 p.m. CST – 615-298-6636 or toll-free 1-888-868-5777. You can also follow Homework Hotline on Facebook and follow on Twitter @HomeworkHelp4TN. For more information, log on to

"Hard copies of course and content area syllabi are available upon request of the Principal. Requests must be made ahead of time, and in writing, in order to allow time for school personnel to reproduce the requested material. This applies to social studies, science, math, and english language arts content areas."

School Messenger Logo-Links to School Messenger Instruction PDF
(Click on SchoolMessenger link above for the PDF instruction document)
SchoolMessenger will now be used as a notification system that will call, email and/or SMS text message important information from your student's school.  In the event that a notification is sent, SchoolMessenger will pull your contact information from ParentPortal.  Please click on the logo above for instruction on how to update your contact information in ParentPortal by going to
(If you are unable to download the PDF instruction document,
click on SchoolMessenger in the left side menu of the district home page.)


Bears Vs Indians Day Game

Take a look at the Middle School Art Show 2017!

Check out our scholars being honored at the Hamblen County Middle School Scholars Banquet!

Watch our student learn the science of making elephant toothpaste!

Our students learn how to make a helmet to protect their brains!

Check out this class project that teaches parenting skills!

Pink day photos

Check out the masks created by the Art classes

City of Life Video

ERMS Has Spirit!

East Ridge receives funds
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East Ridge Mud Flow Test

East Ridge Bear Hunt 2016 Promotional Video Registration Form

Watch ERMS students explore career options with Junior Achievement.

Watch ERMS technology students learn about the design process of roller coasters.

Watch East Ridge Middle School students as they explore career options.

Check out the wonderful student talent at the Ridge!

College and Career Day 2016 Video

Take a look at Hamblen County's Middle School artwork on display at the Rose Center!

PI Day video

East Ridge students recently participated in making a video about Fuel Up To Play 60

Learn about water volume versus mud flow in this experiment

Pink Day Photos

8th Grade Students and Teachers Dressed in Colonial Attire As They Study the Colonial Times

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MyPaymentsPlus is a system used by all Hamblen County Schools for online payment of school fees, PreK tuition,  ESP...
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Did you know that you can access the student Handbook online?

PowerSchool Parent Portal allows parents to view student grades, attendance, discipline, and assignments in real time. ...
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