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KCPS Announces Back to School Fair August 7

On Monday, August 7, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., Kent County Public Schools will hold a Back to School Fair at the Kent County Community Center at 11041 Worton Rd, Worton, MD. The fair is open to all students and their families at the county’s five public schools, and will help students prepare for the new school year.
Families will be able to meet and greet staff from each of the county's schools. Staff will assist with registration for new students and provide information for signing up for support services, such as free and reduced lunches. Teachers will be on hand to share information about the KCPS universal Pre-K program, technology resources, family support services, wellness programs, KCPS School Health services, extracurricular activities, the arts and more. Representatives of each school’s PTA will also be on hand.
In addition to meeting school personnel, students and their families will be able to meet with partner organizations that provide support to the schools. Representatives of after school programs, Alphabest and Parks & Recreation, will be on hand to walk families through registering for before and after care. Representatives of Reliable Transportation will be participating as well. Families can board one of their school buses and meet some of the drivers set to transport children in the Fall. Other organizations comprising of over 40 tables include Support Our Schools, KidSPOT, Chestertown Police Department, Kent County Sheriff's Office, Kent County Public Library, Kent County Health Department, Judy Center, Character Counts, Kent Family Center, Kent County Department of Social Services, Minority Outreach and Technical Assistance, Washington College, Boy Scouts, Shore Up!, Kent County Behavioral Health, Eastern Shore Land Conservancy Environmental Education and SEEC, Chestertown Elks, Recovery in Motion, along with Discovery Education.
KCHS-FM Radio will be providing music for the event. The event will be a fun, informative way for families to get ready for the school year.
Each county school will hold an open house on August 31, when students will be able to meet their teacher and visit their new classrooms. More information will be sent home to students about that event.
For more information contact the Kent County Board of Education at 410-778-1595 or visit www.kcpssos.com/events.
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