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by Fronda Cohen, Baltimore County Office of Communications

We are all clinging to the last weeks of summer vacation, but it’s time to get down to business and check off the back to school list. Help is on the way from Baltimore County.

Games, Music and Free School Supplies

Fun! Festivals! Friends and family! Start the school year off on a fun and productive foot by enjoying entertainment and gearing up with school supplies at Back to School events hosted by Baltimore County Public Schools and Kevin Liles for a Better Baltimore. 

Baltimore County Public Schools Back To School Festival

Join Baltimore County Public Schools at a free outdoor festival to celebrate the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. Visit the Mobile Innovation Lab, climb up on a working fire engine and see an antique fire engine. Learn more about supporting student success on the BCPS Parentmobile. See how good you are with hula hoops and jump ropes. Enjoy the psychedelic funk of special musical guest The Groove Machine – a band comprised of seven Grade 10 students at George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology. This event is sponsored by The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools. Backpacks filled with school supplies, donated by Patient First, will be awarded as door prizes every 15 minutes.

Saturday, August 26, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Boscov’s at White Marsh Mall, lower parking lot
8200 Perry Hall Boulevard, 21236

Kevin Liles for a Better Baltimore 6th Annual Back To School Event

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and BCPS Interim Superintendent Verletta White co-host  the popular resource fair and backpack giveaway, sponsored by the Kevin Liles For A Better Baltimore Foundation, Inc. “Protecting and Serving Our Communities” is the theme of the day, with educational games, free backpacks and free school supplies for Baltimore County school children of all ages. Children must be present to receive giveaways and supplies are limited, so plan to arrive early.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 3:00-7:00 pm
Randallstown Community Center
3505 Resource Drive Randallstown 21133
Banneker Community Center
27 Main Avenue Catonsville 21228
Sollers Point Multi-Purpose Center
323 Sollers Point Road Dundalk 21222

Immunizations a Must

No shot. No record. No school! Be sure your child’s shots are up-to-date before school starts. Check Maryland State vaccine requirements for students enrolled in school or preschool. Immunizations save lives and prevent serious complications from infections. Getting immunized protects you and those around you, and are required for all Baltimore County students. If your child needs shots, several clinics are scheduled across the County.


August 22        Essex Health Center and Hannah More Health Center

August 25        Dundalk Health Center and Liberty Family Resource Center

September 9     Eastern Family Resource Center and Woodlawn Health Center

September 23   Eastern Family Resource Center and Woodlawn Health Center

Walk-ins August 28-September 28

Walk-ins for school immunizations will be accepted at all seven Baltimore County health centers from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, August 28 to September 28, 2017.

  • Baltimore Highlands-Lansdowne
  • Dundalk Health Center
  • Eastern Family Resource Center
  • Essex Health Center
  • Hannah More Health Center
  • Liberty Family Resource Center
  • Woodlawn Health Center

Do it early. If your child has not received the required immunizations by September 25, he or she will be excluded from school.

Get ready - first day back to school is Tuesday, September 5, 2017.  

Revised September 11, 2017