New Backpack Procedure

New Backpack Procedure
Posted on 12/04/2019

New Backpack Procedure

The administrative team is reassessing our cinch bag procedures.  Effective January 1, students will be allowed to carry either a cinch bag or a medium-sized backpack during the school day.  The WE Middle School Store has a new backpack and a new cinch bag available for sale, or students may purchase a bag from an outside vendor.  Students may also continue to use the cinch bag that was distributed at the start of the school year.


Heavy backpacks put undue stress on students’ developing backs, as well as pose a safety risk in classrooms and hallways.  With student health and safety of utmost importance, please adhere to the following guidelines: Cinch bags must not exceed 18x14x2 in size, which is approximately 1100 cubic volume. Backpacks must not exceed 17x12x5 in size, which is approximately 1200 cubic volume.

Larger bags may still be brought to school, but are to remain in student lockers during the school day.  Our backpack procedures will be reassessed at the end of the school year.