Time to think about heading back to school already? It’s true! While we still have a few more weeks of summer, it’s time to start preparing for that return to the classroom. Austin ISD and the City of Austin are here to help us get ready for the new school year. They’re hosting the annual Back to School Bash & Safety Fair on Saturday, August 6 from 9 a.m. – noon at the Palmer Events Center.  This free event is for all ages, and you’ll be able to get all the info you could ever want about AISD programs and community services, as well as free immunizations, free backpacks & school supplies (while they last), and even door prizes!

20690592039_d8ab19e3fe_kNurses from Dell Children’s/AISD Health Services will provide free vaccinations (families must present student shot records), and Kids Vision for Life Central Texas may be providing free vision exams and eyeglasses.

Austin ISD students must be present to receive a free backpack filled with school supplies, while supplies last. (Arrive early!)

— Getting There: Free shuttles will be provided for AustinISD families every 30–45 minutes beginning at 8 a.m. from the following locations:

  • Bedichek Middle School, 6800 Bill Hughes Road
  • Covington Middle School, 3700 Convict Hill Road
  • Guerrero Thompson Elementary School, 102 E. Rundberg Lane
  • Lanier High School, 1201 Payton Gin Road
  • Martin Middle School, 1601 Haskell St.
  • Mendez Middle School, 5106 Village Square
  • Reagan High School, 7104 Berkman Drive
  • Summitt Elementary School, 12207 Brigadoon Lane

For more information you can visit the AISD website or contact Elsa Perez at elsa.perez@austinisd.org or 512-414-1771.