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    Important Notice to Guests for Ticketed Events at William Fleming and Patrick Henry High Schools and Addison, Breckinridge, Madison, Woodrow, and Fishwick Middle Schools

    To provide a family-friendly and safe environment for all, effective Friday, September 8, 2023, Roanoke City Public Schools (RCPS) secondary schools will introduce TWO procedures for ticketed athletic events. RCPS middle and high schools will enforce a Clear Bag/Security Screening Procedure along with a No Outside Drinks Procedure in gymnasiums and stadiums.

    To ensure everyone’s visit is as smooth and enjoyable as possible, please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the updated security procedures that apply to everyone who enters RCPS secondary facilities for ticketed athletic events. This includes students, parents, friends, and families of both teams. These restrictions exclude players, participants, and officials of events.

    Clear Bag Procedure/Security Screening

    Clear bags that allow contents to be seen. Sizes and bag style are not restrictive, if it is a clear see-through container. This includes a gallon storage bag. Clear bags will be made available for purchase upon request to guests. Medical supplies are allowed but prefer to be in a clear bag if possible.

    Not Permitted (These are examples but not exhaustive. Any item deemed unsafe will not be allowed.)

    • Backpacks
    • Camera Bags
    • Cinch Bags
    • Purses
    • Weapons of Any Kind
    • Fanny Packs
    • Coolers/Ice Chests
    • Computer Bags
    • Bikes
    • Skateboards
    • Fireworks
    • Laser Pointers
    • Drones
    • Hoverboards

    Important Notes

    1. Event staff, with the support of school administrators, will enforce the clear bag rule upon entrance.
    2. Security screenings will occur at extracurricular events. This can include metal/weapon detectors, wands, and the use of clear bags.

    No Outside Drinks Procedure

    Spectators and guests are prohibited from bringing outside drinks and containers into secondary school ticketed athletic event venues. Event staff and school administrators will enforce this procedure at the ticket gates.

    Thank you for your support and cooperation,
    Dr. Karen Leslie, Principal, Patrick Henry High School
    Tracey Anderson, Principal, William Fleming High School
    Dr. Joshua Dowdy, Principal, James Breckinridge Middle School
    Katherine Duncan, Principal, James Madison Middle School
    Ryan Loose, Principal, John P. Fishwick Middle School
    Jonathan Rosser, Principal, Lucy Addison Middle School
    Bradley Jenkins, Principal, Woodrow Wilson Middle School