Beaufort County school district plans back-to-school events

Two "Back-to-School Expos" are planned to for Beaufort County families to learn more about their upcoming school year.

The annual expos will be at Hilton Head Island High School on July 27 and Beaufort High School on Aug. 10. Both events will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Students and families are encouraged to attend the events, which will feature several information sessions and prizes, according to a news release.

The events include: forums on the year's GradNation 2020 theme, "The Tassel is Worth the Hassle"; information on school activities; door prizes, including bicycles, an iPad and themed baskets; free school supplies; and free health screenings.

There will also be sessions designed to energize and inspire students and families from Leading to Change, a Charlotte professional development and training company.

"These events are terrific ways for families to get ready for school because there's a lot of practical and helpful information to share," superintendent Jeff Moss said in a news release. "It's also gratifying to see how much assistance we get from business partners, civic groups and faith-based groups."

Free transportation via school bus is available.

For the Hilton Head High event, buses will pick up attendees at 8 a.m. at H.E. McCracken Middle School, 8:15 a.m. at Bluffton Middle School, 8:25 a.m. at Bluffton House Apartments and 8:50 a.m. at the Oaks Apartments on Hilton Head.

For the Beaufort High event, buses will pick up attendees at 8:30 a.m. at St. Helena Elementary School and 8:45 a.m. at Lady's Island Middle School. A bus will also pick people up at 8:15 a.m. at Whale Branch Middle School, 8:30 a.m. at Robert Smalls Middle School, and 8:45 a.m. at Beaufort Elementary School.

The events are co-sponsored by Hargray and other corporations, according to the news release.