• Back to school bash

  • Greetings!

    Atlanta Public Schools will host the annual Back-to-School Bash (Drive-Thru Experience) on Saturday, July 31, 2021, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Halls C4, C3, and C2 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Back-to-School Bash will provide a FREE backpack stuffed with school supplies for students and families. In addition to school supplies, the backpack will contain registration bell schedule, Let’s Talk and bus locator information, the Day One Checklist, and COVID-19/vaccination resources. Additionally, families will have an opportunity to drive through and receive PPE and a nutrition kit. The kit will contain seven-day meal kits (7 breakfasts and 7 lunches with milk and juice).

    Guests are required to register via https://bit.ly/BashRegistration to receive back-to-school items.

    Registration Note: The Empty Stocking Fund is a partner of the APS Back-to-School Bash. Please select Atlanta Public Schools and the Georgia World Congress Center as the pick-up location to receive back-to-school items on Saturday, July 31.

    Participants may choose to receive back-to-school items via two entry points:

    Drive-Thru Experience

    Families should enter through the GWCC Marshalling Yard located on (362 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. Atlanta, GA 30313). Upon arrival, guests will check in with an APS service leader to receive drive-thru directions. Guests should remain in their vehicles for the entire Georgia World Congress Center drive-thru experience. APS service leaders will provide guidance and load each car with back-to-school items.

    Walk-Up Experience

    Families who opt for the walk-up service will receive items in front of the Georgia World Congress Center Hall C2 located on Northside Drive. This service is an outdoor experience. Persons traveling via public transportation are encouraged to bring carrier options to aid in containing multiple Back-to-School Bash items. The Vine City Transit Station is the most convenient MARTA train station. Other transportation options include the GWCC/CNN Center MARTA transit station, or a ride share service such as Uber or Lyft. Paid parking is available in the Blue Lot. Prices vary.