Start School Right was started by a teacher in 2015 to support families with the items students need before heading back to school. A volunteer committee of district staff and community members plans and hosts this event each year in early August. Students attending receive school supplies, haircuts, vision and dental screenings, clothing, hygiene items, tennis shoes, breakfast food and more thanks to a variety of local partners. Community resource tables are also an important part of the event so families can learn about what year-round support is available in the local community through other non-profit organizations.
If you are interested in contributing to this effort, we encourage you to visit our Donate page and note “Start School Right” in the Comment box.