WS/FCS Event Safety and Security Clear Bag Rules

  • To provide a safe and secure environment for our parents, community members, students, and staff, beginning the week of September 13, 2021, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools is instituting a clear bag rule for all school events.  This means all visitors are prohibited from entering school events with camera cases, briefcases, backpacks, cinch bags, large purses, and similar items.  Approved bags include clear, gallon-sized zip storage bags, clear totes (12”x 6”x 12”) and small purses.  Spectator chairs and blankets will be allowed but are subject to search. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How many bags can each person bring into WS/FCS athletic venues?

  • Can fans carry cameras, binoculars, smart phones, or tablets separately from what they put in a clear bag?

  • Are seat cushions or spectator chairs allowed to be carried into the WS/FCS venues?

  • What about bringing blankets in cold weather?

  • What happens if I show up at a venue with a bag that is not permitted?

  • If I have certain items that I need to bring into a venue for medical reasons and they won't fit in the clear bag, what do I do?

  • Are all purses prohibited?

  • Do I have to put everything I'm carrying into the permissible bags?

  • What will happen if a gun, knife or other prohibited item is found during a bag search?

  • Will the media be allowed to bring bags into the venue?