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Elementary and Primary Education
Galveston Independent School District
News Release
Thursday, August 16, 2012

GISD Back to School Fair kicks-off August 17 at San Luis Convention Center
Parents will be able to register children, sign up for Pre-Kindergarten, apply to join before- and after-school programs, receive school uniforms as well as learn about other services offered at the district

GALVESTON, Texas – Galveston Independent School District will host the annual GISD Back to School Fair at the San Luis Convention Center (5600 Seawall  Boulevard) on Friday, August 17 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The fair will serve as a central place for students, parents, and community members to get everything done for the first day of school. The event is expected to draw thousands of visitors.

Last year, the Back to School Fair featured over 60 different booths last year. This year will feature dozens of vendors as well as an opportunity for parents to register their children for the new school year, collect school uniforms, sign-up for before- and after-school programs and much more. Entertainment will be provided by local spirit groups. Services offered at the Back to School Fair include:

·         School registration

·         Sign-up for before- and after-school activities through 21st Century Centers for Learning/ACE program

·         Transportation registration

·         Sign-up for free uniforms

·         Free school supplies available

  • Bilingual Services
  • Parent Liaison/mentoring program
  • New state assessments
  • Special Education information
  • College and Career Readiness
  • Bullying prevention

The 21st Century Centers for Learning/ACE program will be conducting orientation and registration meetings for parents at the Back to School Fair at 10 a.m., noon, and 3 p.m. If parents can’t make the Back to School Fair, they can attend meetings at the GISD Annex Building (3906 Ave. T) on Monday, August 20. The meeting will be held at 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Donations are currently being accepted for the Back to School Fair. Door prize drawings will be held and organizers are in need of school supplies and school uniforms for those in need. To sign your business up to attend or to make any donations, please call Kelley Romar at 409-392-3066 or 409-939-7418 or email her at

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