July 28th, 2023: It’s that time of year again! A new school year will be starting shortly and teachers & families across the district are gearing up. As we prepare for a new year, I want to make sure you are aware of the back to school events happening around District 101. If you or your child are in need of school supplies, health screenings, backpacks, or shoes, make sure to check out the events below:
AISD Back to School Kick Off
Saturday, August 5, 8 – Noon
1 AT&T Way
Arlington, TX 76011
Registration required for backpacks, dental screenings & vision screening
MISD Back to School Bash
Saturday, August 5, 7:30- AM – Noon
Dr. Jim Vaszauskas Center for the Performing Arts
1110 W. Debbie Lane
Mansfield, Texas 76063
No registration is required, but families will be required to check in for the backpacks, school supplies, health services and shoes.
Parents/students should be ready to provide the student’s ID number on the day of the event for verification.
African American Police Officers Association of Arlington
Teacher Appreciation Back to School Giveaway
Saturday, August 5, 11 AM – 2 PM
AISD Career Technology Center
2101 Browning Dr
Arlington, TX 76010
August is also the perfect time to make sure your children are up to date on all their vaccines. Vaccines that protect us from preventable but dangerous diseases like polio, mumps, measles, diphtheria and chicken pox remain the most effective way to keep your kids and our entire community safe.
It is extremely important that all children are up to date on required vaccinations before the school year begins. You can find a list of required vaccinations here. To get your child vaccinated, contact your child’s physician or click here for information on Tarrant County’s 2023 Back-to-School vaccination clinics.
Texas Sales Tax Holiday
The annual Texas sales tax holiday takes place from Friday, August 11th to Sunday, August 13th. During that time, most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks sold for less than $100 will be exempt from sales taxes. This is a great opportunity to save money while getting your back-to-school shopping done. Click here for a full list of qualifying items.
Good luck to all the parents and teachers as you prepare for another school year!