- Clothing that materially and substantially interferes with schoolwork or discipline.
- Clothing that provides a consistent distraction to students
- Clothing that causes other students to feel uncomfortable, threatened or afraid.
- Clothing with inappropriate messages of a racial, sexual or lewd nature, or other wording that is “wholly inconsistent with the fundamental values” of public schools.
- Clothing that does not meet state requirements for health and safety (for example State law requires that shoes must be worn in public buildings)
- Clothing worn inappropriately (“sagging” of jeans or trousers for example)
Examples of prohibited attire include, but are not limited to the following:
- Clothing showing belly buttons, bare midriffs, excessive cleavage or intentional exposure of undergarments
- Halter tops, strapless tops or one-strap tops
- Items referring to alcohol, drugs, gangs, tobacco or sex
- Jeans with rips or openings between the waist and lower thigh
- Sunglasses (permissible outdoors)
- Gang-related apparel or items that could be perceived as gang-related.
- Roller blades, shoes with roller blades (Heelys) and skateboards are not allowed in the school building
The World Learner School dress code extends to school-sponsored activities off the school premises.
Swimwear is restricted to “Tankinis” or a single piece suit for female students and swimming shorts for male students. Bikinis and Speedo-style trunks are not permitted.
Classroom teachers will enforce the policy. The Director will arbitrate any dispute. Students violating the dress code will be asked to either fix the problem or return home and change.
Each child should also be equipped with outdoor clothing suitable to the season. We make an effort to go outside every day, except for pervasively rainy days and if the temperature is below -10 degrees Fahrenheit. Please provide a full set of clothing including socks, underwear, pants and shirt. Changes of clothing may be necessary due to accidents, wet weather, or other reasons. Please keep a pair of soft-soled indoor shoes at school. It is very important that each child has indoor shoes. Not only do they protect their feet, they allow muddy or wet shoes to be removed, thereby preserving our carpets and the beauty of our classrooms.