Doing our best and being successful every day relies on looking and feeling our best. Clothing and dress can be a form of individual expression; however, it should always convey a sense of personal pride and confidence that is conducive to learning. In order to ensure that our learning environment reflects a professional atmosphere, WJCC middle schools have the following guidelines and expectations for school dress.
If contacted by the school administration, a parent/guardian may be requested to come to the school to provide acceptable clothing. If a parent/guardian is unavailable or cannot be reached, the student will be provided with a change of clothing. Students unable to correct their dress may receive low-level disciplinary consequences.
All students should be able to dress comfortably for school and engage in the educational environment without fear of or actual unnecessary discipline, body shaming, or discrimination.
All students will learn and practice skills of personal responsibility and decision-making through making choices regarding daily dress that allow for individual expression while also preparing them for life beyond high school.
Students Must Wear:
Shirt/Dress (or the equivalent) – Tops must cover the chest from one armpit across to the other armpit and down to the waist so that the stomach is covered. Tops must have straps.
Pants/Jeans (or the equivalent)
Shoes – Appropriate athletic shoes must be worn in PE class.
Students May Wear:
Fitted pants, including nontransparent leggings, yoga pants, and skinny jeans
Ripped jeans without exposed underwear, genitals, or buttocks
Clothing with commercial or athletic slogans
Students Cannot Wear:
Sleepwear to include pajamas, slippers, blankets, and robes
Violent language or images that includes hate speech, profanity, or pornography
Images or language depicting/suggesting drug use, illegal activities, or threats
Images and/or language that creates a hostile or intimidating educational environment based on identity or class
Accessories that could be considered dangerous or could be used as a weapon ·
Anything that could affiliate with illegal organizations or criminal activity
Any clothing or manner of appearance that disrupts the educational/school-related environment will not be allowed.
Head covers such as hoods, hats, caps, or facemasks are permitted for religious beliefs, health or safety, or when worn in connection with a school sponsored event. Head covers should not be worn in a manner to disrupt the educational environment.