Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce

Let’s Go Back to School

It’s hard to believe that school starts back soon. The entire community is getting ready. Stores are stocking up on school supplies and preparing for back to school shopping. Local organizations and restaurants are planning events to help support our students and educators. Here are somethings you’ll need to know to prepare you for back to school!

Stuff the Bus

Through July 30, the Gilmer Optimist Club will be stuffing not one but two buses full of school supplies. Below are the locations of the Stuff the Bus collection boxes:

Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Metrobrokers
Bank of Ozarks (both locations)
Bealls Outlet
Blue Sky Cabin Rentals
Century 21 In the Mountains
Charlie’s Restaurant
Chateau Meichtry
Country Corner Kitchen
Coldwell Banker
Dairy Queen
Gilmer County Courthouse
Davita Ellijay Dialysis
Gilmer Chamber
Gilmer County Courthouse
Gardner Dermatology
Piedmont Mountainside – Jasper
Regions Bank
Ronnie Thompson Ford
Remax Town & Country
Times Courier
United Community Bank
UPS Store









On July 28 and 29, the Optimist Club will be outside Walmart collecting school supplies or money to buy supplies for Stuff the Bus.


Chick-fil-A Back to School Night

August 1- August 17  receive one FREE Chick-fil-A sandwich by bringing in 5 school supply items. On August 17 from 5-8pm Chick-fil-A will be hosting Back to School Family Night. There will be a bounce house, games, face painting, and a dunking booth for your favorite principal.

Back to School Healthy with the Gilmer Co. Health Dept.

Contact the Gilmer County Health Department they are the one-stop-spot for schools’ state health requirements. Required Hearing, Dental, Vision and BMI/Nutrition Screenings as well as Immunizations will be available for school-age children. Medicaid (including Americgroup, Peachstate and Wellcare), Peachcare for Kids, HUMANA, AETNA, United Health Care, Blue Cross/Blue Shield (immunizations, only), CIGNA and Coventry will be accepted.

Back to School Bash

On July 22, Georgia Mountains Health will be hosting their annual Back to School Bash. There will be free school supplies, a free bounce house, and free health screenings for registered students. The Craddock Center will also have the Story Express on site. To register for the Back to School Bash call 706-946-4647.

Gilmer Chamber Education Celebration

Each year the Gilmer Chamber collects door prizes to be given out to our educators. This year the chamber is asking volunteers to help us  during school open houses. Volunteer duties will vary by school but could include greeting parents and students, handing out maps of the schools, helping parents and students to locate classrooms by escorting them, possibly working with a staff member to look up bus routes, cut out laminating, handing out forms, etc. There are many opportunities for you or your business to help support our educators and school system. Click here for more information. 

Gilmer County Charter Schools Important Dates

July 29 9am-12pm 9th Grade Orientation
August 2 Open House

Ellijay Primary School 4:00-6:00pm Title One Presentation at 3:30pm and Pre K at 6:30pm
Ellijay Elementary School 4:00-6:00pm
Mountain View Elementary School 4:00-6:00pm  and Pre K 6-6:30pm
Gilmer Middle School 4:30-6:30pm (Homerooms will be posted outside the front door on Monday, July 31 at 5pm)
Clear Creek Middle School 4:30-6:30pm
Gilmer High School 5:00-7:00pm 
August 4 First Day of School

If you need information on registering your child, bus schedules, or free and reduced lunch information please visit their website or call 706-276-5000.

School Supply Lists
CCMS 8th Grade
CCMS 7th Grade
GMS 5th Grade
GMS 6th Grade
MVE All Grades
EES 2nd Grade
EES 3rd Grade
EES 4th Grade
Ellijay Primary School

GHS Parking Permit Information
July 26 Parking Permits for Seniors
July 27 Parking Permits for Juniors
July 28 Parking Permits for Sophomores

North Georgia Christian Academy

August 15 Open House BBQ
August 17 First Day of School

Click Here for NGCA school supply list