Bag Policy for Athletic Events


Bag Policy for Athletic Events Effective September 22, 2023 – more info here

The safety, security, and well-being of everyone within the Sanderson community, as well as guests and visitors to the school, remains a top priority to school officials. The intent of this new bag policy for ALL Sanderson High School athletic events, as well as other individually identified school events during the course of the year, is to promote a safe environment by enhancing security. It emerged from the school’s continuous evaluation of its security protocols and procedures, in collaboration with the WCPSS’s Security Department, the Raleigh Police Department, and the Wake County Sheriff’s Office.

Sanderson High School requests attendees bring NO bag into an athletic event on our campus. The following items will be permitted, but permitted items are subject to inspection before entry will be allowed.



  • One clear bag no larger than 12’’ x 15’’ x 3’’
  • Clutch bag or wristlet no larger than 6’’ x 8’’ x 1’’
  • Bags containing medically necessary items for that attendee’s assistance (e.g., an oxygen tank)
  • Diaper bags

In addition, each attendee is permitted to bring loose items, including:

  • Coat
  • Blanket
  • Seat cushions not exceeding 18 inches wide with no pockets, zippers, or concealable areas
  • iPad or other mobile devices
  • Camera (no camera bag)
  • Binoculars (no case or bag)
  • Soft baby carriers or slings are preferred to rigid-frame carriers or strollers



No other bags are permitted, including but not limited to:

  • Backpacks
  • Fanny packs
  • Belt bags
  • Purses
  • String bags