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(UPDATE) City Schools of Decatur back-to-school bash postponed


(UPDATE) City Schools of Decatur back-to-school bash postponed

Elizabeth Wilson School Support Center, City Schools of Decatur. Photo by Dean Hesse.

Update: Due to inclement weather, City Schools of Decatur is delaying the outdoor back-to-school bash activities. Indoor activities will still be offered on July 21. CSD will reschedule the outdoor activities for early fall. 

The indoor events include sports physicals, hairstyling, haircuts, immunizations, COVID-19 vaccinations, and COVID-19 testing.

Registration is required for the sports physicals. To register, click here.

Parents must be present for the hairstyling and haircuts.  The hairstyles and haircuts will be available from 1-4 p.m. and the barbers from 4-7 p.m. Students must come with freshly washed hair to receive these services.

COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters will be available for individuals ages five and older. To pre-register for a vaccine, click here
Walk-ins will still be welcomed. Children between ages five to 17 must be accompanied by an adult. Proof of health insurance is necessary for immunizations.  

Here is our previous story: 

Decatur, GA — As the start of the school year gets closer, City Schools of Decatur will host a back-to-school bash on Thursday, July 21, from 4-7 p.m. at the park located at 125 Electric Ave. in Decatur.

The first day of school for CSD is Aug. 2.

The event is sponsored by CSD, the Decatur Prevention Initiative and the Decatur Education Foundation.

The back-to-school bash will feature free food and games, free giveaways, and free immunizations and sports physicals. Free school supplies will also be available.

Other highlights of the event include:

– Food trucks

– A marketplace of items for sale

– Free hairstyling and haircuts

A barber, CEI Hair School, Empire Beauty School and sports physicals will be available at the Ebster Recreation Center gym at 105 Electric Ave.

The immunizations will be available in the CSD boardroom at the Wilson Center, 125 Electric Ave. In the parking lot at the Wilson Center, there will be a school bus, a mobile dental van and a mobile shoe truck.

Various tents and vendors will be set up at the greenspace across the street from the Wilson Center. Some of the vendors include:

– Decatur Prevention Initiative

– Parent network

– Beacon Hill

– PTA/PTO’s from some of the elementary schools

– Decatur YMCA

– Decatur Education Foundation

– Decatur Housing Authority

– Decatur Children and Youth Services

– CSD departments and services

– Teacher marketplaces

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