Tell students ‘you’ve got their backs’ through fundraiser

May 31, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. May 31, 2015

Help ensure students arrive at school with the tools required to succeed. Through the Issaquah Schools Foundation’s Basic Student Needs fund, you can provide food, health care, clothing and school supplies for students in need.

With Tools 4 School, “you’ve got their backs” means students have new backpacks filled with supplies to help them thrive throughout the school year. The annual drive collects backpacks and school supplies for hundreds of local students.

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Pack light when it comes to backpack safety matters

August 20, 2013

As the bustle of the back-to-school shopping season descends upon Issaquah School District families, it’s likely that a new backpack is at the top of the shopping list.

The backpack featuring a student’s favorite cartoon character will likely stand out, as will the one with that particularly hip design, but it’s not the color that matters so much as the function.

Thinkstock Backpacks, with increased capacity for a growing homework load, can cause problems with students’ backs if worn incorrectly.

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Backpacks, with increased capacity for a growing homework load, can cause problems with students’ backs if worn incorrectly.

Studies show that overloaded or improperly worn backpacks can cause back, neck and shoulder pain that, if left untreated, could grow worse into adulthood.

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