The key word this year is flexibility!! After two days of seeing some kids struggle with their belongings and hearing from some parents we have made the district wide decision to allow optional backpacks.
Most kids in grades K-3 do not need them since they do not change classes or carry a lot of items. We want to reduce germs and clutter in the rooms so please only send a backpack if your student is struggling carrying things. Smaller backpacks or drawstring bags would be most appropriate; the ones we handed out are heavy and bulky.