County By County When Do Tampa Bay Students Return To School? Time for Back To School kids. Mom and Dad sure are happy. For You, I mean. Happy for you! Here’s a list of each county’s back to school date. Yes, you need back to school supplies, and they like everything else are more expensive than ever. Our friends at News Channel 8 are holding a back to school supplies drive this Friday August 12th. This is with help from The Rays, Achieva, The Pinellas Education Foundation, and The Hillsborough Education Foundation. You can donate in their parking lot from 6am till 1pm Friday.