DISTRICT ALERT: No Backpacks on Friday, December 17

Dec 16, 2021 | Dr. Roosevelt Nivens, Superintendent

December 16, 2021

Lamar CISD Parents, 

I want to inform you that the District is aware of, and closely monitoring, several inappropriate social media challenges that have been “trending” nationwide.  

These challenges encourage students to disregard safety measures and promote violence on campus. While there have been no threats made against any of our campuses, I want to remind our community that the safety of every student, staff member and guest is always our first priority. 

As a proactive measure, Lamar CISD has decided to implement a No Backpack Policy for secondary students in grades 6-12 for Friday, December 17.  

Please ensure that your student leaves their backpack at home. 

If there is ever an emergency situation or a credible concern for student safety, parents will always be notified. Additionally, Lamar CISD takes all threats, even those meant in jest, seriously, and students who make these types of comments will receive appropriate disciplinary action. 

Please remind your children that if they hear or see anything that could threaten the safety of our school community, to tell an adult as soon as possible—nothing is too small.  As this semester comes to an end, I want to take a moment to remind our students of the importance of their actions and continuing to do the right thing. Here in Lamar CISD, we pride ourselves in believing that our students strive to make good decisions and I commend them for the leadership they display daily.  

On behalf of all of us here in Lamar CISD, I would like to extend my appreciation for a great fall semester during these challenging times.  Words cannot express my gratitude for your continued support and dedication towards our District.   

If you have any questions regarding this or any other concerns in Lamar CISD, please email

Wishing you and your family a warm holiday season,  

Dr. Roosevelt Nivens  

Lamar CISD Superintendent