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WCPSS High School Spectator Clear Bag Update

The safety of our students, staff, families and visitors to our school campuses is our district’s top priority. For this reason, the district is implementing rules regarding what bags attendees at WCPSS-sponsored high school events may bring into an event. 

Starting March 1, attendees at all high school WCPSS-sponsored spectator events may not bring into the event bags that do not meet the descriptions below. Attendees carrying prohibited bags may be denied entry.


Bag Rules

Individuals attending WCPSS events may be subject to searches of their belongings or persons consistent with governing law and Board policies. Event entry may be dependent on the inspection of any items. 

Permitted Bags

One clear bag no larger than 12” x 15” x 3”

In addition to one clear bag, event attendees may carry:

  • A small, clear clutch bag/wristlet no larger than 4" x 6" x 1";

  • Bags containing medically necessary items for that attendee's assistance (e.g., an oxygen tank); and

  • Diaper bags.

Each attendee is permitted to bring the following loose items, as long as any compartments capable of storage are left open and are empty (e.g., coat pocket, zippered compartment, etc.), including:

  • Coats;

  • Blankets;

  • Seat cushions not exceeding 18 inches wide;

  • Soft baby carriers, slings, strollers; and

  • Medically necessary equipment (e.g., oxygen tank with fabric casing, wheelchair, walker).

Bags NOT Permitted

No other bags are permitted. This includes but is not limited to: fabric backpacks, fanny packs, belt bags, purses; string bags; briefcases; roll bags; briefcases; and duffle bags. 


WCPSS schools and/or staff members are not responsible for items left behind, lost, stolen, or damaged.

District staff may amend the list of permitted and prohibited bags as needed.