Public PK-12 School District in Dalton, Georgia

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The first day of school is Tuesday, August 9!

We can't wait to see all of our students back in class. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us

As we get closer to the first day of school, this page will continue to be updated. Please check back frequently for updates! 

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School Supply Lists 

Click on the links below to see school supply lists for each school. Students in eighth grade and above will receive their school supply lists from their individual teachers on the first day of school.

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As we prepare to go back to school, share your photos on social media using #DPSFirstDay! Be sure to tag us in your photos so we can see them. 

Find us on Facebook at Dalton Public Schools GA and on Instagram and Twitter @dpsschools. 

School Meal Information

All students attending Brookwood, Westwood, Hammond Creek Middle, Dalton Junior High, The Dalton Academy and Dalton High need to complete Free and Reduced Lunch Applications this year. 

Click here for more information.

School lunch menus will be posted at this link.  

2022-23 Start Times


Elementary - 8:00 a.m.
Middle - 8:35 a.m.
High & Junior High - 7:35 a.m.


Elementary - 2:45 p.m.
Middle - 3:35 p.m.
High & Junior High - 2:00 p.m.

School Orientations 

All orientations will take place on Monday, August 8 (EXCEPT for HCMS 7th grade students). The times for each school's orientation are listed below.

Blue Ridge School: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Brookwood School: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
City Park School: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Park Creek School: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Roan School: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Westwood School: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Hammond Creek Middle School: 
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
7th GRADE ONLY: Friday, August 5 from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.  

Dalton Junior High School: 9 a.m.

The Dalton Academy: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Dalton High School (For 10th grade students and new students ONLY): 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Getting Ready Guides

As part of Georgia Home Classroom, the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) has identified key skills for children getting ready for kindergarten through fifth grade. 

These skills will help families understand what children have already learned and can expect to learn when they get back to school. The guides are available in English and Spanish. 

Click here to view the Getting Ready Guides for kindergarten through fifth grade.

School Calendar

View our 2022-23 school calendars.

2022-23 English Calendar

2022-23 Spanish Calendar