Atlanta Public Schools will hold its annual “Back to School Bash” on  Saturday, July 28 at the Georgia World Congress Center (Hall C) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The free event, held exclusively for APS students and their families, features more than 50 exhibitors, fun activities for children, immunizations (pre-registration required), free health screenings, and tons of educational, after-school and community resources. Students must be present to receive a free backpack filled with school supplies (while supplies last) by showing their APS report card.

The first day of school for the 2018-19 academic year is Wednesday, Aug. 1. APS students who need to register for school may still do so over the next two weeks. Students will only need to re-register if they have moved, or are entering sixth or ninth grade. Registration takes place at all APS school sites from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Thursday. 

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.