Students attending Wahlquist Junior High School should dress appropriately so as not to detract from the learning environment and also to exhibit pride in themselves and Wahlquist Junior High School. Clothing should be clean, modest, in good taste; and promote safety, personal hygiene, and a proper academic environment. Students are expected to maintain an appearance that is not distracting, detrimental or disruptive to the educational process. This dress code will be enforced while students are on campus and at all school-sponsored activities. The administration will make the final decision regarding the appropriateness of any student clothing, including performance attire. The way one dresses affects one’s perceptions and actions.
Unacceptable items of clothing include, but are not limited to:
• Clothing not ordinarily worn in the workplace (i.e. robes, pajamas, pajama pants, house slippers, etc.)
• Clothing which displays obscene, vulgar, lewd words, messages, or pictures; clothing that advertises controlled substances such as alcohol, drugs, tobacco and breweries, weapons or which is otherwise plainly offensive.
• Apparel or accessories including, but not limited to bandanas, jewelry, belts, etc., with gang symbols, monikers, insignias or other gang identifiers ( including sports jersey numbers 13, 18, 26, 31, 81 or any other number that might be gang-related), and other items that could pose a potential risk of injury (i.e. spiked jewelry/clothing, chains, etc.) will not be allowed.
• Inappropriately short (shorts/skirts must be at least mid-thigh length), tight, revealing, or mutilated attire (tights must be worn with appropriate outerwear).
• Bare or stocking feet—shoes must be worn at all times
• No headwear will be permitted. This includes but is not limited to hats, caps, hoodies, scarves, bandanas, headbands, sunglasses, etc.
• All shirts, tops and dresses must have a sleeve. Sleeves must cover the ball of the shoulder. (Tank tops are not allowed).
• Excessively baggy, ‘sagging’ pants or shorts are not permitted. Outerwear must cover all underwear areas. (A long shirt, etc. does not negate the need for other items of clothing to cover underwear areas.)
• No low backs, deep necklines, or exposed cleavage.
• Clothing that exposes bare midriffs, abdomen or buttocks; fishnet, sexually provocative clothing, see-through athletic jerseys or undergarments are not permitted. No trench coats.
• No sleepwear permitted—including pajamas, pajama pants, house slippers, hospital scrubs and open-fly attire.
• No cross-dressing.
• It is recommended that body piercing jewelry be limited to ears only.
Students who violate this policy:
• Will be asked to call home for a change of clothing, remove inappropriate items, or be asked to wear school-owned apparel, etc.
• Continued dress code violations may result in disciplinary action (i.e. suspension, referral to the District Office, etc.)