Back-to-School Expo set for Aug. 12 at Berry Center

July 27, 2017

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A line forms inside the Berry Center for the fourth annual Back-to-School Expo on Aug. 13, 2016. More than 4,200 guests attended the event.

July 27, 2017—In its fifth edition, the annual CFISD Back-to-School Expo is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Berry Center (8877 Barker Cypress Road). The Expo provides a number of helpful resources to incoming students, parents and prospective employees, allowing for a smooth transition into the school district.

New students (K-12) can register for the 2017-2018 school year at the Expo with proper documentation. A parent/guardian's photo ID, student's birth certificate, immunization records and proof of residency are required. Registration forms will be available in English and Spanish.

Health-related opportunities will also be available for parents and students. Immunizations will be administered by the Harris Health System for children who have Medicaid, CHIP, and Gold Card or no medical insurance. Parents are asked to provide shot records.

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Walmart Neighborhood Market will again distribute fresh fruit and vegetables at the Back-to-School Expo. The event sponsor distributed more than 700 pounds at the fourth annual event Aug. 13, 2016. 

Business partner Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital will conduct athletic physicals for $20 apiece (cash only).

The CFISD nutrition services department will have Blender Bikes and applications for free and reduced-priced meals.

CFISD human resources representatives will be onsite regarding employment opportunities.

Other Expo highlights include:

  • Club Rewind before-and-after school care registration;
  • vision screening (not a complete eye exam); and
  • Walmart Neighborhood Market giveaway of fresh fruit and vegetables to qualified participants while supplies last.

The following business partners have sponsored this year’s Back-to-School Expo:

  • Cy-Fair Community Health Center;
  • Harris Health System;
  • Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital; and
  • Walmart Neighborhood Market.

“Cypress-Fairbanks ISD truly creates opportunities for all with its annual Back-to-School Expo which serves as a ‘one-stop’ shop resource for newcomers to the District,” said Ify Ogwumike, CFISD assistant superintendent for student services. “There’s no better option than the Expo.”

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