Students at WMS are encouraged to be responsible and use good taste in selecting their clothes and follow basic modesty codes. Student dress and grooming is the responsibility of the student and parent/guardian. This uniform policy is in effect during the entirety of the school day and students will not be permitted to attend class until the uniform violation is fixed. Student adherence to the uniform policy will be checked every morning during the morning announcements.
The following will be the dress code guidelines but are not limited to:
Students are not permitted to wear
§ Hats, sweatbands, bandanas, or any other head covering. Head coverings are to be left at home or stored in student’s locker.
§ Pajamas, pajama pants, sweats, slippers, blankets, and other sleepwear.
§ Gang related clothing, such as the color red (this includes shoes).
§ Clothing, jewelry and personal items shall be free of writing, pictures, or any other insignia which are crude, vulgar, profane or sexually suggestive, which bear drug, alcohol, or tobacco company advertising, promotions, and likeness, or which advocate violence, racial, ethnic or gender bias, or religious prejudice.
§ All chains, on wallets or otherwise, are prohibited at school.
§ Clothing must fit, not too small, not too big.
§ Underwear/undergarments must be covered at all times.
§ Jewelry or accessories with drug, alcohol, profanity, tobacco, products or sexual message are not acceptable.
§ PE/Gym clothing is only appropriate in the gym.
§ Appropriate shoes must be worn at all times. No solid red or blue shoes.
§ Solid color shirts, polo or t-shirt. No red shirts.
§ Any symbol/logo has to be smaller than the student I.D. card or a driver’s license.
§ Students may wear undershirts (long or short sleeved). Undershirts must not have any writing or artwork and must be a solid color, no color red allowed.
§ Sweatshirts, cardigans, V-neck or crew-neck sweaters must be a solid color. Sweatshirts and sweaters with a hood are permitted as long as they are a solid color, the color red is not allowed. Hoods are not allowed to be worn on top of a student’s head during school.
§ T-shirts sold or affiliated with WSD or the city of Wendell (i.e. rec, honor choir and state sports t shirts) are permitted.
§ Idaho collegiate wear is approved with this uniform policy.
§ Your top must cover the entire chest.
§ Must meet the top of the pants with arms extended up.
§ May include pants, skirts, uniform jumpers, shorts, capris and must be khaki (tan), navy blue, grey or black in color.
§ Cannot be shorter than where the student’s school ID card reaches if the card were placed at the top of the kneecap.
§ Cannot have holes in the area above where the student’s fingertips reach.
§ Clothing that is deemed too revealing because of how it fits, how it is cut, or how it is worn; or clothing that is torn, has holes, or is worn in a way that shows buttocks, undergarments, stomach, or crotch will not be tolerated. Leggings, jeggings, yoga pants etc. are all considered in violation of the dress code.
§ Pants should be secured at the waist and belts must be secured by loops (they may not hang).
Wendell Middle School will not be providing changes of clothes for students who violate the uniform policy.
Any clothing or apparel that is disruptive to the learning process may be deemed inappropriate for school. The dress code as stated above is to be used as a guideline. As there is no way to anticipate changes in student dress and fashion, the building administrator or designee may alter or add restrictions to this dress code to improve the educational process.
Dress code violation consequences:
Warning-documentation in Mileposts and student must fix the problem immediately
Call home to parents
Violation logged in to Mileposts.
In School Suspension until dress code violation is fixed. (WMS will not provide clothing; PE uniforms are intended for PE/Gym use only and will not be an option to change in to for the entire school day.
Call home to parents.
Violation logged in to Mileposts.
In School Suspension for the remainder of the day due to insubordination.
Any violations after the third offense will be considered a discipline issue and the student may face out of school suspension for insubordination and incorrigibility.