CLEAR BACKPACK POLICY

  • In an effort to improve the safety measures currently in place, CFISD requires all high school and middle school students to use clear backpacks.  Students participating in an extracurricular activity are permitted to carry non-transparent bags to store items pertaining to their particular activity (i.e. band, athletics, etc.). Upon entry into the school, all extracurricular activity bags must be stored in lockers or designated areas. All bags are subject to search. Additionally, the maximum size for non-transparent bags that students in grades 6-12 will be permitted to carry during the school day, such as lunch kits, pencil bags and purses, will be 6” x 9”. Elementary school students will be allowed to continue using traditional backpacks.

CLEAR BAG POLICY AT CY-FAIR FCU AND PRIDGEON STADIUM

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CLEAR BACKPACK FAQS

  • Are elementary students required to use clear backpacks?

  • What are the size specifications for the clear backpack?

  • Are mesh backpacks allowed (see example)?

  • Can the backpack have mesh pockets?

  • Can the front pocket of the backpack have a mesh organizer?

  • Will backpacks with padded backs be accepted?

  • Are transparent colored backpacks allowed?

  • Are stripes allowed on the backpack?

  • Can the backpack have colored straps?

  • Are leather reinforcements on the corners of the backpacks allowed?

  • Are company or trademark logos allowed on the front of the backpack?

  • Will athletic/spirit bags and instrument cases, which are not clear, be allowed on campus?

  • Are lunch kits permitted?

  • Can multiple 6” x 9” bags be carried in schools?

  • Are clear totes, clear purses and transparent plastic bags allowed?

  • Are students allowed to have a laptop sleeve in their backpack, or are they required to carry the laptop sleeve separately?

  • Can I line the inside of the backpack?

  • Where do I purchase a clear backpack?

  • Is there a health concern related to carrying clear backpacks (exposure to plastic)?

  • Is this an invasion of privacy?

  • What about students that must carry medical items/equipment to school?