Thursday, September 8, 2011

Enrollment and Resource Fair Welcomed Military Families to San Diego Unified

More than 150 students found their way to San Diego Unified schools during the recent Enrollment and Resource Fair for Military Families.

Presented by partners San Diego Unified School District, Naval Base San Diego, Naval Base Coronado and MCAS Miramar, the third annual fair welcomed military families to San Diego and shared information on community, school district and military services. Parents and guardians were also able to enroll their students in district schools.

Held at Farb Middle School in Tierrasanta, more than 400 family members were on hand. Thanks to a donation from San Diego Gas and Electric, visitors were served lunch by the district's Food Services Department.

On-site enrollment was a great convenience to parents, as they were not only able to find out about their neighborhood school, but about the many enrollment options that are available in San Diego Unified. Each child enrolled received a backpack filled with school supplies.

More than 35 booths provided information on community services. While parents visited the booths, their kids enjoyed outdoor games and activities led by the more than 70 military service members who volunteered their time and energy to make the event possible.

For more information on services to military families, go to the Military Families website.