MEDIA ADVISORY: Free Military Appreciation Event to Help Families, Children Prepare for New School Year

Posted: Wednesday, August 9th 2017


Free Military Appreciation Event to Help Families, Children Prepare for New School Year

 

WHAT: The San Diego Unified School District serves more than 9,000 military-connected students each year. Many are new to the area and will be entering a new school in San Diego Unified on August 28, 2017. To help make the transition easier for these families and get a head-start on back-to-school preparations, the district, along with the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard, is hosting a Military Enrollment Event. Parents will have the opportunity to enroll new students in the district (appointments are available; walk-ins are welcome) and get vaccinations required for school enrollment (courtesy of Naval Medical Center San Diego). All attendees will receive a free lunch and students will receive free school supplies, courtesy of They Serve 2

WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

7-9 a.m.: Volunteers from the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard will help staff set up for the event.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Hundreds of families will have the opportunity to enroll their student(s), gather helpful information from military and community organizations and district departments, receive free school supplies and free required immunizations, if needed.

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Free BBQ Lunch

WHERE: De Portola Middle School, 11010 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., 92124

INTERVIEWS: Military families, personnel and volunteers; staff and volunteers from San Diego Unified; and representatives from more than 30 military and community agencies. San Diego Unified Superintendent Cindy Marten, Col. Jason Woodworth, Commanding Officer of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Capt. Roy Love, Commanding Officer of Naval Base San Diego, and Mary Kirby, Director of Fleet and Family Readiness, will be available between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. for interviews

VISUALS: Activities with children, families and military personnel including art, rock climbing and robotics demonstrations.

CONTACT: Maureen Magee, San Diego Unified Communications Director, 619-381-7930

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