Kindergarten Registration

Welcome to Nolan's Kindergarten!

  Nolan Kindergarten Families, 
Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! We are very excited to have your child at Nolan! Students must me five years of age by August 15, 2022 to enter kindergarten. We want to encourage you to get involved and actively participate in your child’s education. Parent involvement is critical to the success of our Knights! Thank you in advance for the numerous ways that you will support our school in the year to come.  Please do not hesitate to contact us, 423-886-0898, if we can help you or support your child in any way.
Joyfully Serving Our Community, 
Ashley Aldridge Wilson, Principal [email protected]
Lindie Roden, Assistant Principal [email protected]
Kristi Quave, Secretary [email protected]
Lisa Odom, Registrar/Attendance Clerk [email protected]
Claire Gross, Registered Nurse [email protected]
Debra Smart, Counselor/Character Education/504s [email protected]
Amy Kincer, Special Education Department Chair [email protected]
Brenda Camp, School Nutrition Cafeteria Manager [email protected]
Lisa Wofford, SACC Director (childcare) 423-886-0870 [email protected]   


The big “K” year is right around the corner.

Important Dates

Saturday, July 30

Nolan Campus Volunteer Work Day, 8:30-10am

Great fellowship opportunity! Bring family & friends. Meet at Nolan’s front doors @8:30am to spruce up the campus.  We will be picking up sticks, spreading mulch, trimming bushes, planting flowers, & weeding. Bring: weed eaters, gloves, blowers, rakes, wheelbarrows, & clippers.  

Questions: Samantha Ward, PTA, [email protected]

Friday, August 5

Registration Fair & Meet Your Teacher Day ~ 8:30-10:00am

Bring your children and self-tour Nolan, visit with teachers and see classrooms, visit related arts teachers, confirm phase-in days for kindergarten, join PTA, shop Nolan sportswear for monthly spirit days, purchase a student/parent directory, receive pre-ordered school supplies, partner with MEF, sign up for before and after care (SACC), receive updated bus routes, pay fees, purchase a birthday book for Nolan’s library in honor of your child, learn about volunteer opportunities, and more. 

Saturday, August 6

Kindergarten Popsicle Social - Hosted by PTA

Nolan Kindergarten Playground ~ 10-11 am  

Meet kindergarten students and parents, ask questions, visit with 

Dr. Wilson and get plugged in ~ Rain Plan:  Inside the Gym

Questions: Alexandra Huebner, 2022-2023 PTA President, [email protected]

Wednesday, August 10

First Day of School for 1st – 5th Graders

Hours: 8:40 am – 3:40 pm

Doors Open: 8:15 am

Register for School Age Child Care (SACC), if your child needs to arrive early or stay late. SACC hours: 6am-8:15am and 3:40-6pm 

August 11 & 16 

or

August  12 & 17

Kindergarten Phase-In Days

Your child will only come to school two of the four phase-in days. August 11 & 16 0r August 12 & 17. Lowering the teacher-to-pupil ratio will ensure that your child has a smooth transition into kindergarten. Arrival & dismissal times are adjusted during phase-in to make the experience smooth and more personalized as new students and families learn the routines.  

Phase-in Only: Drop Off: 9am. Please walk your child into school & check in with kindergarten teachers in the gym. Families will say good-byes in the gym.

Phase-in Only: Carline Pick Up: 3pm or your child may stay & ride the bus departing at regular dismissal time - 3:40pm. 

Monday, August 15

Kindergarten Teacher Assignments Announced, 

Your child’s kindergarten teacher will contact you.

K-2 Book Buddy Volunteer Training, 5:30-6 pm ~ Library

Kindergarten Parent Meeting, 6-7pm~Classroom, Please no children.

Tuesday, August 16

K-2 Book Buddy Volunteer Training, 5:30-6 pm ~ Library

1st Grade Parent Meeting, 6-7pm ~ Classroom, Please no children. 

Wednesday, August 17

4th Grade Parent Meeting, 6-7pm ~ Classroom, Please no children.

Thursday, August 18

First Full Day of School for Kindergarteners

8:40 am – 3:40 pm, Doors Open: 8:15 am

3rd Grade Parent Meeting, 6-7pm ~ Classroom, Please no children.

Monday, August 22

K-2 Book Buddy Volunteer Training, 5:30-6pm ~ Library

2nd Grade Parent Meeting, 6-7pm ~ Gym, Please no children.

Tuesday, August 23

5th Grade Parent Meeting, 6-7pm ~ Gym, Please no children.

Thursday, August 25

“New to Nolan” Parent Meeting hosted by PTA, 9-10am or 6-7pm 

New kindergarten families & 1st-5th Nolan newcomers are encouraged to attend. Questions: Emily Lehman, PTA New-to-Nolan Chair, [email protected]

K-2 Book Buddy Volunteer Training, 10-10:30 am & 5:30-6 pm 

Saturday, August 27

CowPies & Kickball hosted by MEF at SMMHS Soccer Complex ~

Form a kickball team by combining families & friends and register at meftoday.org. This is a wonderful fellowship opportunity!

Tuesday, September 6

Nolan’s Open House & PTA General Meeting

5:00-6:00pm ~ Students with last names A-L  

6:00-6:15 pm ~ PTA Meeting in Gym to approve 2022-2023 PTA budget

6:15-7:15pm ~ Students with last names M-Z 

Times are staggered to accommodate parking; however, families are invited to drop-in at a time that best suits their schedule. Your child will tour your family and share about related arts and their school day.  

Saturday, September 17

Ice Cream Social for Newcomers to Signal Mountain and ALL Kindergarten Families hosted by MEF ~ Althaus Park behind Signal Mtn. Golf and Country Club. Opportunity to meet new families & connect.

Questions: Hilarie Robison, MEF Director, [email protected] 

Introductory Kindergarten Info

  • Hamilton County School calendar can be found here.
  • The Hamilton County Schools' website is well-designed and always has good information.
  • While we have the very best teachers, we need our parents to be fully involved in order to provide the premium educational experience. When we reach out to you, please say “Yes!”
  • We depend heavily on our wonderful PTA and the Mountain Education Foundation!

To complete registration, you will need a few documents for uploading:

Required Documents to Enroll

  • Two (2) Proofs of Within Nolan School Zone Residency
  • Tennessee School Immunization Certificate
    • If a student is entering Hamilton County Schools for the first time, the physical exam must have been completed in the last 12 months.
    • Immunizations must be up to date.
  • Certified Copy of Child's Birth Certificate
  • Photo ID of the parent or legal custodian of the child

Important Registration Information: 

Parents are required to complete Steps 1 and 2 for their child to be placed on a class roster for 2022-2023.  


Step 1: To Register: Students Brand New to HCS - Grades K-12 - Hamilton County Schools (hcde.org) 


Step 2: Required Proofs of Residency: As part of the registration process, parents are required to submit two proofs of in-Nolan-zone residency to [email protected]please include your child’s name in the subject lineStudents will be placed on a class list for next year once proofs of residency are provided and verified. Your proofs of residency may include current lease or purchase agreements, utility bills (May, June, or July 2022), or other district-approved documentation reflecting the custodial parent’s name and the address within the Nolan zone.  All residency documentation and registration information will be reviewed. If everything is in order, you will not be contacted after you submit your proofs. Parents will be notified via email or phone if any additional information is needed. If there are residency questions, the school social worker may conduct home visits as needed to verify residency. If you no longer reside within Nolan’s school zone, you will need to register at your new home-zoned school or apply for a hardship waiver at the Equity Office at central office www.hcde.org

Bus Routes - https://www.hcde.org/cms/one.aspx?pageId=698957 .
All bus routes have been re-drawn. Find your bus number, pick-up time and drop-off time using the transportation location guide.

Questions about Enrolling at Nolan? Contact us.

  • Students will need to be living in the Nolan zone at the time of registration.
  • Questions can be directed to Lisa Odom: Email: [email protected] or Phone: 423-886-0898

You can always email or give us a call about anything.

We look forward to working with you and your children!

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