Back-to-school events throughout the weekend make sure students are ready for class

Local organizations are getting students started off right for the new school year.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Students in Northeast Florida are gearing up to head back to school. This is the final weekend before many schools open up their classrooms for the new school year, and several organizations are stepping up to make sure kids have what they need.

There’s a long list of back-to-school events planned in the area this weekend.

Saturday morning in Fernandina Beach, Family Support Services of North Florida and the Marauders are joining forces for a shopping spree event at Staples.

“Tee It Up for School” will help 105 foster families get ready for the school year. Each child will get $100 to spend on school supplies. The event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Later, Agape Family Health on Dunn Avenue is hosting a Back-to-School bash from noon until 5 p.m. Saturday. There will be a bookbag drive, students can get their sports physicals done and those eligible can get vaccinated against COVID-19.

This is the final weekend to take advantage of Florida’s back-to-school tax-free holiday.

For a list of more back-to-school giveaways happening around the area Saturday and Sunday, and next weekend, click here.

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