The Atlanta Public Schools’ Back-to-School Bash will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center’s Halls C1 and C2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 22.

Onsite registration will be available for families who have not registered. Halls C1 and C2 are located closest to Northside Drive at the center at 285 Andrew Young International Blvd.

The Back to School Bash is expected to assist up to 11,000 APS families with free backpacks stuffed with school supplies, educational and healthcare resources, fun activities, and giveaways. Each APS student may receive one free backpack stuffed with school supplies.

The Back to School Bash is a free event exclusively for APS families.

APS parents and guardians will have an opportunity to visit more than 150 exhibitors, including a career fair presented by CareerRise via Southwire. Back to School Bash attendees who are 16 years old and older are welcome to attend the career fair and may be offered an interview on the spot. Event attendees interested in attending the career fair should bring a resume. Casual dress is acceptable.

Additionally, families may receive health screenings for children ages seven and older, vision screenings for all ages, free haircuts for students, financial literacy assistance, and more.

The APS Nutrition Department will provide small food samples.

Families who need to register their students must make an appointment by contacting Student Registration and Records at (404) 802-2150.

Event attendees are encouraged to ride MARTA and exit at the Vine City Train Station. For those who drive, free parking will be available at the Georgia World Congress Center Yellow Lot on Northside Drive. A fee will be charged for parking in surrounding lots.

An APS School Bus Shuttle will be available for APS families. But children under 3 years old are not permitted to ride on an APS bus. Students aged 4-13 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Car seats and strollers are not allowed.

Students who have an orthopedic disability and are transported via specialized transportation during the school year should contact Renita Pearson Roberts at 404-802-5523 or email her at to arrange for transportation.

Open house for APS on July 31

An open house for the 2023-2024 APS School Year will be held on July 31.

Elementary schools will hold their open houses from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Middle Schools are scheduled from 1 p.m. And high schools are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Bob Pepalis covers Sandy Springs for Rough Draft Atlanta and Reporter Newspapers.