Start School Right – Sign Up Open Until July 4th

Start School Right Assistance

Dear MISD Families,


Start School Right is an annual August event started in 2015 to support families, providing back-to-school items for students. To ensure the safety of participants, instead of gathering at Vernon Middle School, items this year will be delivered to homes August 13-17. If you are a family in need of assistance, we encourage you to complete one or both of the forms below by July 4th. 


Backpacks & School Supplies

Families can sign up on the Marion Cares website at to receive a backpack and supplies (donated by local families for those in need of assistance). Registration is open now through July 4th to guarantee a backpack and supplies for your student. If you have any questions, please text 319-377-5344 or email    


Other Back-to-School Items

Families can sign up on the Marion Ind. School Foundation website at to receive haircut vouchers, hygiene kits, breakfast food, clothing and/or tennis shoes. While we do our best to meet requested needs, please know that all items are donated so we cannot guarantee availability. If you have any questions, please contact District Social Worker Michelle Wilson at or Foundation Director Erin Steffen at 319-377-4691 Ext. 1110 or


Erin Steffen

Executive Director

Marion Independent School Foundation & Alumni Association

319-377-4691 x1110