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AISD’s back-to-school event goes virtual

Friday, August 28, 2020 by Tai Moses

In years past, AISD’s Back to School Bash has been a way for families to access services and connect with local organizations before the first day of school. At this year’s necessarily virtual event, families will still be able to access the services of up to 60 community organizations – and get a free car booster seat to boot. Backpacks stuffed with school supplies and informational resources are also being distributed directly to campuses. Superintendent Stephanie Elizalde said in a news release, “I am proud to join a community that comes together to support our students in this year of unprecedented change. The supplies and services available to our families through the virtual Back to School Bash will help our students prepare for the year as we work together to adapt to our new normal.” According to the release, “Since there are no district-wide mandated in-person events for this year’s Backpack Bash, campus leadership teams will decide how and when to safely distribute backpacks to individual students/families. For example, some campuses may choose to hold a drive-through supply pick-up with appropriate approval while following safety guidelines.”

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