Bags and backpacks that are too large and/or heavy are both a safety and health hazard. The Wood Oaks policy regarding bags and backpacks in the classroom is as follows:
- Students are expected to store materials in their lockers, exchanging out materials 2-3 times throughout the day.
- Backpacks MUST be small enough to fit easily UNDER the student’s desk.
- Students that arrive to class with a backpack too large will be asked to go to their locker and organize materials so their bag will fit under the desk. This will result in the student getting a tardy for that class period.
- Students are to leave coats and after school materials in their locker until 3:30 p.m. Any student in need of assistance in organizing materials or figuring out when the best time to visit their locker, can work with their homeroom teacher.