Recent LZHS Communications Detail

Football Game Day Bag Procedures




Dear Lake Zurich Parents/Guardians,

As part of our ongoing commitment to the safety and security of our school community, I am writing to inform you of an important change that will be implemented at Lake Zurich High School (LZHS) beginning August 2024.

To enhance safety measures during football games at the LZHS Stadium, we will be implementing "Game Day Safety" procedures. These procedures include clear bag and bag size requirements that limit what is permitted inside the stadium. The decision to implement these measures stems from our dedication to utilizing local data, industry best practices, and collaborative input from our community partners and the District Safety Committee.

Key aspects of the “Game Day Safety” procedure are as follows:

Approved bags:

  • Clear bag (12" x 12" x 6" dimensions)
  • One (1) gallon clear plastic storage bag
  • One clutch purse or small belt bag (5" x 7.5" or smaller - about the size of your hand)

Prohibited bags:

  • Backpacks
  • Drawstring bags
  • Large purses
  • Camera bags
  • Fanny packs (small belt bags ok)
  • Coolers
  • Other non-transparent containers

Exceptions to these regulations include: diaper bags (when a child is present) and medical bags/supplies. However, these bags entering the premises will be subject to search. Additionally, please be aware that your clear bags will undergo a visual search upon entry.

For more detailed information about "Game Day Safety," we encourage you to review our guide, which can be found HERE.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we move to implement these important safety measures. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Dr. John Walsh
Lake Zurich High School