Clear Backpack Policy


Clear Backpack FAQ:


  • Are elementary students required to use clear backpacks?
    No, this policy is in place for grades 6-12 (middle school and high school) only.

  • Are mesh backpacks allowed?
    No. Mesh backpacks are not allowed. Students are permitted to only use clear backpacks.
    Mesh backpacks are not permitted.

  • Can the backpack have mesh pockets?
    Yes. Mesh side pockets are allowed on the backpack (see example).
    example of clear backpack with mesh side pockets

  • Will backpacks with padded backs (see example) be accepted?
    Backpack must have clear visibility through all dimensions excluding the bottom.

  • Are transparent colored backpacks allowed?
    No. Colored, transparent backpacks are not allowed (see example). Only fully clear backpacks.

    example of colored transparent backpacks that are NOT allowed.

  • Are stripes allowed to be on the backpack?
    No. Stripes in any location are not allowed on the backpack.
    Backpacks with stripes example that are NOT permitted.

  • Can the backpack have colored straps?
    Yes. The backpack may have colored straps.
    Colored strap backpacks ARE allowed.

  • Can multiple 6x9 bags be carried in schools?
    No, students will be asked to limit belongings carried outside of backpacks to one 6x9 purse or similar bag.

  • Are leather reinforcements on the corners of the backpacks allowed?
    Yes, leather reinforcements on the corners are permitted.

  • Are company or trademarked logos allowed on the front of the backpack?
    Small company logos are allowed, but large logos, monograms or other visual design obstructions are not. 
    Large logos on backpacks are NOT permitted. Small logos on backpacks are permitted.

acceptable clear backpacks with school logos


  • Will athletic/spirit bags and instrument cases, which are not clear, be allowed on campus?
    Yes. However, these bags must be stored as soon as the student arrives at school. They must be placed in lockers or secured in Fine Arts classrooms or athletic locker rooms as designated by their instructors.
  • Are lunch boxes permitted?
    Yes, non-clear lunch boxes are permitted to be carried within the backpacks.
  • Are students allowed to have laptop sleeves in their backpack, or are they required to carry the laptop sleeve separately?
    Yes, laptop sleeves will be permitted in backpacks.
  • What are the size specifications for the backpack?
    There are no size specifications.
  • But isn't this an invasion of privacy?
    We understand the concern with the privacy of certain items contained within backpacks. Students will be permitted to carry such items in a small makeup pouch within the backpack or a small purse, sized 6 inches by 9 inches.


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