“Back-to-School Kickoff” set for Aug. 17 at Dorey Park

Henrico, Va., Aug. 1, 2019 – While Sept. 3 will be the day students return to their classrooms, the excitement of the 2019-20 school year starts earlier, at Henrico Schools’ second annual “Back-to-School Kickoff.” The Aug. 17 event will be held at Henrico County’s Dorey Park. There will be a mix of family activities, including a DJ, food trucks, performances and onsite school registration.
Photo caption: Students visit the Short Pump Elementary School table at the first HCPS Back-to-School Kickoff, held in August 2018. HCPS schools and community organizations will again staff tables at this year’s edition of the divisionwide event, which will also feature music, kids’ activities, onsite school registration and food trucks.

The divisionwide event is sponsored by Henrico Schools’ Division of Communications and Community Engagement, and all Henrico County families are invited to attend.

Back-to-School Kickoff activities include:
  • An information fair (vendors with information about family resources).
  • School performances throughout the day.
  • Dorey Park Farmer’s Market.
  • DJ and dance contests.
  • Meet and talk with school leaders.
  • Kids’ activities.
  • Giveaways.
  • Food trucks on site.
  • Free books for all ages.
  • Free school supplies (first 50 students get a free bookbag).
  • Help with using Schoology and PowerSchool.
  • Math and reading activities.
  • Onsite school registration.
  • Complete online forms.
  • HCPS job-opportunities booth for prospective teachers, bus drivers and cafeteria workers.

Henrico Schools Back-to-School Kickoff
When: Aug. 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Dorey Park, 2999 Darbytown Road, Henrico, Va.