It’s time to get ready to go back to school! To help students and families prepare, Vancouver Public Schools is hosting its third annual back-to-school event.

Go Ready! Back-to-School-Readiness Festival
Friday, Aug. 19, 2016
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hudson’s Bay High School, 1601 E. McLoughlin Blvd.

This event is free and open to all VPS students and their families.

The festival will feature food; entertainment; family-friendly activities; and information about early learning, counseling, health care, housing and other resources. It also will provide free immunizations, haircuts and gently used clothing. Approximately 60 district partners from the community will be in attendance to provide services and information.

Go Ready is organized by the district’s network of Family-Community Resource Centers, which provides support for families all school year long. The event is designed to serve the district’s students and families who need assistance with preparing for the first day of school, especially families who qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Eligibility for subsidized meals is one indicator of poverty, which can affect readiness to learn.

Go Ready is a 2015 first-place winner of the National School Boards Association’s Magna Award.