Wyandotte County Back-to-School Fair to be Saturday

The Back-to-School Fair Committee and Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools have partnered for the 23rd annual Wyandotte County Back-to-School Fair, Saturday, Aug. 6, at Schlagle High School and North Central Office Campus.

The fair will be from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday at the location just north of Parallel Parkway at 59th.

This event is an opportunity for all students across Wyandotte County to receive much needed school supplies, backpacks, hygiene kits, books and more, according to a KCKPS spokesman.

Organizers plan to hand out at least 3,000 backpacks at the event, while supplies last.

Sports physicals will also be offered to students as well as recommended school immunizations, COVID test kits and vaccines, as well as health screenings, such as dental and vision, at no cost.

Leaders of the Enough is Enough campaign, which is an anti-crime prevention group, will be in attendance. They’ll be offering important information on conflict resolutions among students, along with games, live music, and treats, according to the spokesman.

The Wyandotte County Back to School Fair event is important because it helps get students off to a positive school year, the spokesman stated. They don’t have to worry about not having the right supplies, or other necessities for class. The fair also makes going back to school a little easier for parents, according to the spokesman. The heavy burden of making sure their child is ready for class is lifted.

Students will be required to register upon arrival. Parents must also provide proof of residence in Wyandotte County. Parents will also need vaccination card (if applicable) and insurance card for COVID 19 vaccination.

Families will have the opportunity to register and pre-enroll their child for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year, which begins Aug. 15 and 16.

Last year’s Wyandotte County Back to School Fair was drive-through only due to Covid-19 concerns. But this year, the fair will be in-person at Schlagle High School, 2214 N. 59th St. in Kansas City, Kansas.

The Back-to-School Fair Committee is made up of various nonprofit and for-profit organizations who care deeply about the Wyandotte County Community, the spokesman stated.

For more information, visit the school district website at kckschools.org.

  • Information from KCK school district

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