As a safety precaution, the Forrest City School District is requiring all students to use clear backpacks for the 2022-23 school year.
To ease the cost burden of the transition to clear backpacks, the FCSD will provide student backpacks at our annual Back-to-School Fair, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 6, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Dwight Lofton Mustang Arena. Backpacks will also be provided to students on the first day of school.
The switch to clear backpacks will allow staff and administrators to ensure that prohibited items are not included among the students' belongings. Clear backpacks will also speed up the process of students entering school at the beginning of the school day.
Students are allowed to have a small non-clear pouch in their backpacks to store personal items such as money, cell phones, or personal hygiene supplies.