LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Summer vacation will be coming to an end shortly as Clark County students will head back to school in mid August. Here are some events for parents and students to help with going back to school.
Clark County School District (CCSD) will assist students and families as they prepare for the 2019-20 school year during the 12th Annual Cox Back to School Fairs, being held at local shopping malls during July and August.
Sponsored by Cox Communications of Las Vegas and Nevada Health Link, the fairs are free and open to the public, providing “one-stop” opportunities to obtain information and resources in many areas including the following:
• School Lunches
• Academic Unit
• School Choice
• Nevada Learning Academy
• Employment Opportunities
• Equity and Diversity
• Family and Community Engagement Services (FACES)
• Police Services
• Vegas PBS
There will be over 50 booths at the fairs; various booths will be staffed by CCSD personnel, while the others will represent community agencies, nonprofit organizations and businesses. School-required immunizations will be offered only at The Galleria at Sunset, The Boulevard and Meadows Mall fairs. Costs will range from no co-pay to low-fee and no charge, depending on a family’s insurance status. Parents are advised to bring their child’s immunization record and insurance card.
Back to School Fair #1
July 20, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Galleria at Sunset, 1300 W. Sunset Road, Henderson 89014
Attending: CCSD Board of School Trustees Vice President Linda P. Cavazos, CCSD Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara
Back to School Fair #2
July 27, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Boulevard Mall, 3528 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas 89169
Back to School Fair #3
Aug. 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Meadows Mall, 4300 Meadows Lane, Las Vegas 89107
Back to School Fair #4
Aug. 10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Downtown Summerlin, 1980 Festival Plaza Drive, Las Vegas 89135
Additional Back-to-school fairs and events around Clark County:
Derfelt Back-to-School event
Students ages 5-18 are invited to participate in the Derfelt Back-to-School event on July 31. Youth will enjoy free haircuts, eye exams and dental services from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Derfelt Senior Center in Lorenzi Park, 3343 W. Washington Ave.
Iglesia Neuva Jerusalen back-to-school festival
(2727 Civic Center Drive in North Las Vegas) will be hosting a community back to school festival on August 3 from 1 to 5 p.m. featuring over 40 organizations and community partners to offer free backpacks and school supplies, free immunizations, sports physical exams, dental and vision screenings, live music, a petting zoo, free food, a farmers market and more.
The Smarts & Smiles Dental Care Fair takes place at the Ronald McDonald House of Greater Las Vegas on July 29 through Aug. 1. There will be dental, vision and nutrition services as well as back packs with school supplies for students.
The Environmental Health Expo is a fun event for kids and the whole family. There will be informative and interactive exhibits that include a working model of a milking cow, how to pack a safe lunch, the big 8 food allergens, information about trash and recycling, and mosquito fish and equipment. This year’s Environmental Health Expo coincides with the Health District’s Back-to-School activities. Parents and caregivers can make sure their children are immunized and ready for the first day of school while enjoying the Expo! The event takes place Friday, Aug. 9 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Southern Nevada Health District on 280 S. Decatur Blvd.
Bikes and Backpacks with councilman Scott Black takes place from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 3. Silver Mesa Rec Center located at 4025 Allen Lane, North Las Vegas.
The Southern Nevada Health District’s third annual Environmental Health Expo is a fun event for kids and the whole family. There will be informative and interactive exhibits that include a working model of a milking cow, how to pack a safe lunch, the big 8 food allergens, information about trash and recycling, and mosquito fish and equipment. This year’s Environmental Health Expo coincides with the Health District’s Back-to-School activities. Parents and caregivers can make sure their children are immunized and ready for the first day of school while enjoying the Expo on Aug. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 280 South Decatur Boulevard, Las Vegas.