Back-to-School Expo event aimed at preparing students, parents for new year

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The Beaufort County School District is teaming up with government agencies and private-sector business partners to hold its annual “Back-to-School Expo,” designed to give students and their families a free day of fun, food, door prizes and valuable information about the upcoming 2019-20 school year.

This year’s Expo is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at Battery Creek High School in Beaufort. 

“Getting ready for a new school year can be a stressful time,” Beaufort County School District Superintendent Frank Rodriguez said, “and this event is a terrific way for families to gather a lot of practical and helpful information. District schools are pitching in, district employees are volunteering on a Saturday, and we’re also getting assistance from our business partners, civic groups and faith-based groups.”

Students and their families are encouraged to attend the events, which will feature:

– Booths operated by district schools that can supply information about school activities.

– Door prizes from local restaurants and businesses.

– Free school supplies for students.

– Free dental and health screenings for adults and children will be provided, including free HIV testing, by Beaufort-Jasper-Hampton Comprehensive Health Services.

– Sodexo Food Services will be taking early school lunch applications.

– The district’s travelling preschool bus will be on site, and staff will share information with parents. 

Transportation is being provided at sites around the county, and details are available online (https://tinyurl.com/y67guxp5) or by calling 843-322-0770.

For additional information, contact Lakinsha Swinton (843-322-5417 or lakinsha.swinton@beaufort.k12.sc.us) at the Beaufort County School District.

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