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2016-2017 DRESS CODE POLICY!!

WIMS Dress Code Policy for 2016/2017 (Updated Tuesday, July 12, 2016)

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2016-2017 STUDENT DRESS CODE                Approved by School Improvement Team May, 3, 2016

The school dress code is adopted to enhance the learning environment of West Iredell Middle School students.  This includes field trips and after school events.  Events and activities to which dress code will not be required will be announced prior to the event or activity.

Tops / Shirts

Shorts / Pants / Bottoms

Outerwear

Color: 

Any color of shirt is acceptable

Color: 

Khaki (tan), dark blue, grey, or blue jeans. 

NO OTHER COLORS ALLOWED

Color: 

Any color of outerwear is acceptable.

Types:

Crewneck (T-shirt like), Polo type (3 or 4 buttons), button-up shirts (must be buttoned) 

Types:

Males may wear slacks or shorts.  Females may wear slacks, capris, shorts, skorts, or skirt.  Bottoms should be appropriate size and worn above the hip

Types:

Sweatshirts, hoodies, light jackets, or sweaters are the only outerwear allowed in the classroom.

Students should NOT wear:

• V-neck or low cut shirts

• Shirts that cannot be tucked in

• Sleeveless shirts/tops

Students should NOT wear:

Knit, athletic shorts, skinny pants, sweat pants, camouflage, or stretchy material. 

• Saggy pants worn below the waist.

• Writing, logo or artwork on male or female pants, shorts or slacks.

•  Slits in the hemline of any skirt, or skort. 

• Shorts, skorts, and skirts that are more than three inches above the knee. 

• Pants/shorts that have holes in them or are frayed above the knee.

Students should NOT wear:

• Heavy coats or coats (too thick must be put in the locker).  These will not be allowed in the classroom.

• Gloves, winter scarves, and windbreakers.  These are not allowed in the classroom and must be stored in lockers.

APPROPRIATE logos and print are permitted on TOPS and OUTERWEAR ONLY as long as the logo/print does not distract from the educational environment. Students are encouraged to wear West Iredell Middle School and Iredell-Statesville School system t-shirts, sports jerseys or uniforms, and sweatshirts.

Shoes

Students are required to wear shoes at all times.  No shower shoes, bedroom shoes, or shoes with heels higher than two inches

Headgear

No hats, caps, hoods, toboggans, visors, combs, or brushes are to be worn in the building.  Students will be asked to remove any headgear that is causing a distraction in the classroom or the building.

Jewelry

No jewelry with inappropriate symbols or that could pose a health or safety hazard to either the student or the other students in his/her presence. 

 Physical education uniforms

1.     Each student will have a PE uniform consisting of a shirt, shorts, socks and athletic shoes. 

2.      Only school PE uniforms are to be worn in physical education class. 

3.      PE uniforms should be taken home to be cleaned every Friday.

4.      WRITE YOUR FULL NAME ON YOUR PE SHORTS AND SHIRT.

5.      No PE uniforms can be borrowed from the PE department during PE classes.

6.      Shorts MUST be at waist level at all times.

7.     The cost for PE uniforms: $7.50 shirt, $7.50 shorts or $15 for shirt & shorts.

Exceptions

New or transferring students shall be given a reasonable time, as approved by the school administration, to obtain proper uniforms, not to exceed 10 school calendar days.  Student shall be allowed to participate in religious expressions to the extent they currently are allowed to do so under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.  This policy shall not violate any other law or statute. 

Hardship

Upon request and documented need, West Iredell Middle School will assist parents/guardians in obtaining items outlined in dress code for students.  Please contact one of the school counselors.

Non-compliance

Any student violating the dress code will be asked to change the inappropriate clothing. Should the student have repeated violations of the dress code, parents will be notified and asked to help correct the situation.  Repeated violations may result in disciplinary action up to and including OSS.




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