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School Dress Code

In keeping with the Wilkes County Schools dress code, our students are expected to conform to good taste and non-disruptive type dress. All rooms are air-conditioned and students should dress accordingly. Failure to comply will result in disciplinary action for insubordination. Student dress will be the responsibility of each student within the following guidelines:
§ Clothing that promotes drugs, alcohol, or anything illegal to minors, and/or displays language, pictures, and/or themes offensive to other individuals or groups are not permitted.
§ Baseball or football shoes or helmets, or headgear are not permitted inside the school building.
§ Caps, hats, toboggans or bandanas, or any other item considered to be headgear are not permitted inside any school building.
§ The law requires shoes to be worn at all times. Tennis shoes or sneakers will be required of all students while participating in Physical Education.
§ Items that promote gang colors or involvement are not permitted.
§ Exposed undergarments or cleavage are not permitted.
§ Clothing that exposes the midriff are not permitted.
§ Tank tops, halter tops, tube tops, or spaghetti straps are not permitted.
§ The back and hips should be completely covered.
§ Racerback or backless tops are not permitted.
§ Sleeves should cover from the top of the arm pit vertically to the top of the shoulder.
§ Sheer clothing shall not be worn unless other clothes meeting the dress code are underneath.
§ Leggings must be worn with a shirt or dress that falls to the mid-thigh.
§ Holes in jeans are strongly discouraged and will not be allowed if the hole is above mid-thigh. No extremely oversized pants or shorts. Pants and shorts must be worn above the hips—no sagging.
§ Shorts, skorts and skirts shall be of modest length. The length of these articles of clothing
shall fall to the mid-thigh.
§ Sleep pants, pajamas, and house/bedroom slippers are not permitted.
§ Students should not write or draw on their persons causing a disruption to the learning process.
§ Additional dress requirements may be made of students who come to school with unacceptable clothing, items worn and/or appearances that are disruptive to the learning environment. It is left to the administrator and/or staff member to judge if an item is a classroom distraction.
§ All staff members are responsible for enforcing the dress code.
Students who are not dressed in an acceptable manner will be required to call home for clothing. If a parent refuses to bring clothing, the student may receive ISS/OSS. Multiple occasions in failing to follow the policy will result in disciplinary action taken by the administration. As always, we encourage you to monitor your child’s dress and assist us in removing distractions to learning bybfollowing the code.