The Arlington ISD and Partners Announce Inaugural
AISD Back to School Kickoff at AT&T Stadium
For the first time, Arlington partner organizations combine efforts to host one collaborative event to help thousands of AISD students and their families get ready to go back to school.
Arlington, TEXAS (May 7, 2015) – Representatives from a multitude of Arlington organizations announced Thursday that together they will host the inaugural AISD Back to School Kickoff on Sat., Aug. 15, 2015 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. The event will help 15,000 Arlington ISD students and their families get the supplies and resources they need to be ready for the 2015-2016 academic year.
The AISD Back to School Kickoff event will be hosted by the Arlington Independent School District 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 collaboration is intended to maximize each organization's resources in order to reach the most students in need.
At the AISD Back to School Kickoff, which will be held from 8:00 a.m. to noon on the west outdoor plaza and indoor platform of AT&T Stadium, pre-registered students will receive a backpack filled with school supplies appropriate to their grade level, as well as the opportunity to visit a variety of resource booths. Booths will include an immunization station, vision checks, eyeglasses fittings, information on after-school care programs and more.
To be eligible to attend the AISD Back to School Kickoff, students must qualify for the free or reduced-price meal program. Parents are required to pre-register their students by visiting http://www.aisd.net/kickoff
. Transportation is available for pre-registered attendees and should be requested via the online registration form.
To learn more about the AISD Back to School Kickoff, including updates on participating vendors and how to get involved, visit http://www.aisd.net/kickoff