Back to School

It's that time of the year again. As summer draws to an end, parents and students are preparing for another school year in the Bay area. Here's when students return:

Friday, Aug. 10: Hillsborough

Monday, Aug. 13: CitrusHernando, ManateePasco, PinellasPolk

PHOTO GALLERY - BACK TO SCHOOL
BACK TO SCHOOL HEALTH & SAFETY
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SCHOOL RESOURCES
HERNANDO COUNTY SCHOOL RESOURCES

Hernando County Schools

First Day of School: Monday, Aug. 13, 2018

PINELLAS COUNTY SCHOOL RESOURCES

Pinellas County Schools

First Day of School: Monday, Aug. 13, 2018

PASCO COUNTY SCHOOL RESOURCES

Pasco County Public Schools

First Day of School: Monday, Aug. 13, 2018

CITRUS COUNTY SCHOOL RESOURCES

Citrus County Public Schools

First Day of School: Monday, Aug. 13, 2018

MANATEE COUNTY SCHOOL RESOURCES

Manatee County Public Schools

First Day of School: Monday, Aug. 13, 2018

POLK COUNTY SCHOOL RESOURCES

Polk County Public Schools

First Day of School: Monday, Aug. 13, 2018

TAX-FREE HOLIDAY

Get ready to shop and save. 2018's sales tax-free holiday dates in Florida are:

August 3 to August 5

Learn more about the holiday

Back-to-school tax-free day blood drives
BLOOD DRIVES

Area businesses are hosting "Back to School" blood drives from Aug. 3 - 5. 

Donors can help stock local hospital shelves with lifesaving blood and enjoy a $10 gift card to stock up on tax free school supplies. 

Visit OneBlood.org/school for hours, locations, and appointments. 

Appointments are honored and walk-ins are welcomed.

BACKPACK SAFETY
  • Pack lightly: A backpack should never weigh more than 10 to 20 percent of the student’s body weight.
  • Organize: Make use of all compartments and pack heavier items closest to the center of the back.
  • Pick a comfortable pack: Choose one with wide, padded shoulder straps and a padded back.
  • Always use both shoulder straps: Slinging a backpack over one shoulder can strain muscles and may increase curvature of the spine.
SCHOOL SAFETY