Dress Code

    Dress Code/ Inappropriate Dress
     In alignment with WCPSS dress code policy:

    Clothing that disrupts the educational environment and violates dress code is not allowed. Violation slips will be issued in the classroom. Students who dress inappropriately will be sent to the Attendance Office and given the following options:

    • Change into clothes provided by WHS.
    • Call a parent to bring a change of clothes.
    • Spend the rest of the day in ISS for non-compliance.

    To help keep our students focused on learning without distractions, we expect each one to dress appropriately. Our Student Dress Code prohibits disruptive, provocative, revealing, profane, vulgar, offensive, obscene or unsafe clothing or bodily appearances. Here are some examples.
    Don't wear:
    • Hats, headgear and sunglasses are not allowed in the building.
    • Shirts must have a strap on each shoulder that is at least 2 fingers wide. They must not expose under-garments, cleavage, or the midriff area in the front or back at any time.
    • Shirts cannot have cut-out sides or backs. See- through clothing cannot be worn.
    • Shorts, skirts must be no shorter than 6” from the top of the knee. Loose fitting athletic wear will be permitted.
    • Clothing or dress, tattoos or adornments may not contain or display explicit language or graffiti relating to (but not limited to) the following: alcohol, tobacco, drugs, weapons, sex or gangs.
    • Uniforms must comply with dress code if worn at school during the school day.
    • see-through or excessively short, tight or revealing clothes
    • bare midriff shirts
    • clothing with lewd, indecent or vulgar messages or illustrations
    • clothing that advertises products or services illegal to minors
    • head coverings
      • Head coverings are allowed if they are an expression of a sincerely held religious belief (e.g., hijabs or yarmulkes) or cultural expression (e.g., geles) or to reasonably accommodate medical or disability-related issues (e.g., protective helmets).
    • chains, spikes or other accessories that could be perceived as or used as a weapon
    • clothing that violates the school system's policies against gang and gang-related activities
    Principals may use their discretion in implementing the dress code, including making reasonable accommodations on the basis of your student's religious beliefs or medical conditions. The Wake Young Men's and Young Women's Leadership Academies have specific uniform policies.