|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|Contact: David Schleck
|News Release No. 001
|Email: [email protected]
Free services, fun and backpacks available
Virginia Beach City Public Schools will host a Back-to-School Care Fair on Aug. 12 to help families connect with valuable resources in the division and community. Due to the tremendous popularity of this event, this year’s care fair will be at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. VBCPS is also arranging bus transportation to the event for several communities.
The Care Fair is free, open to all VBCPS families and will feature more than 100 youth-serving community partners. With family-friendly entertainment, raffles, a backpack giveaway and fun activities, there’s sure to be something for everyone to enjoy.
Giveaways include books, door prizes and free backpacks for the first 2,000 students.
Back-to-School Care Fair
Students will also receive free haircuts, vision screenings, school entry physicals, required school vaccinations for seventh and 12th graders and posture screenings. Sports physicals are not offered at this event. To receive a physical and/or vaccinations, parents should bring an ID, vaccination record and insurance card (if available).
Interpreters will be available on site.
Event participants have a great opportunity to learn about the following programs and resources:
Community partners for the 2023 Back-to-School Care Fair include Virginia Beach Education Foundation, Coastal Edge, Beach Municipal Credit Union, Rudy & Kelly Academy, Colgate Smiles for Children, the Lions Club and many more. For questions about the event or how to become a community partner, please contact Jennifer McGowan, Coordinator of School and Community Partnerships, by calling 757-263-1799 or by emailing at [email protected].
VB Schools Back to School Care Fair Transportation Information
Bus A - Bayside Middle School and Newtown Elementary School
• Buses will repeat runs from the convention center and back throughout the event.
Department of Communications and Community Engagement, [email protected]