JACKSON, Miss — Pencils? Check.
Packed lunch? Check.
Excited dad? Check!
A Mississippi elementary school implemented a creative idea in welcoming back their students.
As students entered Barack H. Obama Magnet Elementary School for their first day back, encouraging fathers lined the walkway.
Photos: Dads welcome students back to school
The dads gave high fives and cheered for each student as they made their way through the tunnel of fatherly positivity and back to class.
"The inspiration behind it was the want for our kids to know their dads believe in them and support them," a representative from the elementary school told CBS.
The school posted a series of photos of the sweet welcome with the caption, "A tunnel of WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) were on hand to greet our scholars on their first day of the 2019 school year."
WATCH D.O.G.S. is a national program that works to help thousands of father and father figures make a positive impact on children by volunteering in their local schools.
The Mississippi elementary school said the dads' warm welcome impacted the kids by helping get rid of those first day jitters and give the scholars more confidence.