RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas (ValleyCentral) — School districts across the Rio Grande Valley are preparing students for the 2023-2024 school year with free community resources.

Weslaco Independent School District

Weslaco ISD is hosting its second annual Back to School Bash with over 40 communities, agencies, and organizations preparing students for the upcoming year.

The school district is offering students free haircuts, backpacks, and vaccines.

The Rio Grande Valley Food Bank will give out food and the Hidalgo County Constable’s Office will provide free student ID cards.

Parents will be able to register their children and visit with campus administrators during the Back to School Bash.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, August 17 at the Weslaco East High School Gym, located at 810 Pleasantview Dr.

Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District

Harlingen CISD is hosting a Texas Parents Day event to welcome families and their children back to school for the new academic year.

Informational booths and community resources will be available to assist with online registration.

The school district will be giving out free school supplies and free school clothes while supplies last.

The event begins at 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, August 11 at the Boys and Girls Club located at 1209 W. Washington St.

Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff J.E. “Eddie” Guerra and the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting their annual back-to-school supplies giveaway on Aug. 9. The event begins at 6 p.m. at the Aurora Valley Park located at 11300 Bella Vista Dr. in Donna. For more information call 956-292-7070.

Cameron County Sheriff’s Office

The Cameron County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a Back To School FREE Hair Cuts Event on Saturday, Aug. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 7300 Old Alice Road in Olmito.