School Supply Drives: Organizations such as United Way and local businesses often run school supply drives to collect donations for children in need.
Back to School Night: Many schools in the Sacramento area hold a Back to School Night where parents can meet their child's teacher, see their classroom, and learn about the upcoming school year.
Back to School Health Fairs: Organizations often host health fairs where students can get free or low-cost immunizations, physicals, vision screenings, and dental check-ups.
Back to School Sales: Many local retailers like Arden Fair Mall, The Galleria at Roseville, and various local boutiques often have sales to help families get the clothes, shoes, and supplies they need for the new school year.
Sacramento Public Library Programs: The Sacramento Public Library often runs programs around back-to-school time, including reading programs, school readiness workshops, and homework help.
Safety Workshops and Events: Local police or community organizations may offer workshops or events focused on safety as kids go back to school, such as bike safety or pedestrian safety events.
Meet & Greet Events at Local Parks: Some Parent-Teacher Associations organize meet & greet events at local parks for families to get to know each other before the school year starts.
School Registration and Enrollment Assistance: School districts and community organizations often provide assistance or host events to help families navigate school registration and enrollment processes.