Arlington ISD’s Back to School Kickoff Set for August 12

The third annual AISD Back to School Kickoff – a community effort to help more than 10,000 Arlington ISD students and their families prepare for the upcoming school year – will be from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

At the AISD Back to School Kickoff, pre-registered students will receive a backpack filled with school supplies appropriate to their grade level. Students have the opportunity to register for immunizations, vision checks, dental screenings and haircuts. Students and parents can also visit the more than 100 resource booths that will be on site.

“To see so many organizations and volunteers come together for the benefit of our students is truly heartwarming,” Superintendent Dr. Marcelo Cavazos said. “I know that the backpacks, supplies and resources our students and their parents will receive at the event will help them start the school year on the right foot and that having confident students translates into a successful year.”

To register to receive school supplies, serve as a volunteer, or donate to provide the backpacks and supplies, please visit www.aisd.net/kickoff.

Representatives from a multitude of Arlington organizations are collaborating for this event, which is intended to maximize each organization’s resources in order to reach the most students in need. The event is hosted by the Arlington ISD and co-hosted by the Arlington NAACP, Junior League of Arlington, Churches of Arlington, The Gene and Jerry Jones Family North Texas Youth Education Town, and the Gene and Jerry Jones Family Arlington Youth Foundation. The Gene and Jerry Jones Family Arlington Youth Foundation donated a $50,000 grant, as well as the use of AT&T Stadium as the event’s venue, to go toward the initiative.