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									            Warrensville Heights High School – Home of the Tigers



Mr. Larry Ellis, Principal                   Mrs. Carla McDonald, Assistant Principal
Mr. Phil Stevens, Director of Athletics      Mrs. Constance Rudolph, Assistant Principal



January 26, 2010

Dear Parent/Guardian;

In the spring of 2009 the Warrenville Heights School Board approved a dress code to be
implemented at the high school at the beginning of the 2009-2010 school year. The High
School was unable to implement the dress code at that time. However, we are planning to
implement the dress code at the start of the 2010-2011 school year. The aim of the dress
code is to create an appropriate academic climate. The school believes that standards of
neatness and appropriateness in clothing encourage an atmosphere conducive to learning,
work and discipline. Furthermore, it is felt that pride in one’s school and oneself is, in
part, influenced by appearance.

All clothing worn to school must be in good repair. Recognizing the ever-changing nature
of fashion, the school reserves the right to make decisions about the appropriateness of
specific clothing and appearance not covered below. The school will not deem
appropriate any expressions such as unconventional use of hair coloring, adornments or
immodest attire. The cooperation of parents and students in adhering to the letter and the
spirit of the code is both expected and appreciated. Students not in dress code will be
asked to change into appropriate clothing before returning to class. Students are expected
to be in dress code from the time they enter the school building in the morning until the
end of the school day.

There will be a meeting held at the high school on February 10, 2010, 7:00 p.m. to further
discuss the board adopted dress code policy.

The Legality and Efficacy of Dress Codes and Uniforms

Courts have sided with school systems adopting uniforms and dress codes if the goal is to
further the process of education. In May 2008, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th
Circuit upheld a Nevada policy, stating that the school district’s policy was “consistent
with the…goals of creating…productive, distraction-free educational” environments.

The court’s decision reflects a chief goal advanced by schools for uniforms and/or dress
codes: creating a less distractive educational environment that enables better classroom
management and promotes a higher degree of learning.
 Target Start Date; August 2010



 What to Wear:
Tops                      Solid colors only: white,   Oxfords/polos/blouses            Appropriately sized - no
All tops must be tucked   tan/cream, yellow, green,   Must have collars.               oversized or tight-fitting.
into bottoms.             blue, black                 Turtlenecks, sweaters,           Long or short sleeved. No
                                                      vests, suit jackets/blazers.     sleeveless.
Bottoms                   Solid colors only: tan,     Pants, skirts, capris, skorts,   No oversized or tight fitting.
All tops must be tucked   navy, brown, black.         shorts. Skirts/skorts and        Must be worn at waist. Must
into bottoms.                                         shorts must be knee length       have belt loops (except
                                                      or longer. Shorts: April-        skirts/skorts)
                                                      October
Belts                     Solid colors only: tan,     Worn with all pants, capris      Skirts/skorts that have belt
                          navy, brown, black.         & shorts                         loops must be worn with a
                                                                                       belt.
Dresses/Jumpers for       Solid colors only: white,   Jumpers worn with                Knee length or longer. No
Girls                     tan/cream, yellow, green,   approved tops underneath.        sleeveless dresses.
                          blue or black.              Dresses must have tops with
                                                      collars or turtlenecks.
Spirit Wear               Blue, gold, yellow,         Clothes which identify           May be worn on Fridays or
                          white/cream, navy, black,   school district/athletic         other days designated by
                          gray.                       team/student activity.           principal. No sweatpants.
                                                      Hoodies allowed, but
                                                      hoods must be down.
Footwear                  Any color.                  Hard-soled or tennis shoes       Maximum heel height: 1 1/2
                                                      with closed toes and closed      inches. No boots during
                                                      backs.                           school hours. No shoes with
                                                                                       wheels.




                                        Inappropriate Dress
         Jean or jean-style pants
         Cargo pants
         T-Shirts of any color
         Cut-offs
         Sweat pants
         Rolled-up pants
         Sagging pants
         Athletic shorts
         Leggings - unless worn with a skirt
         Hats/hoods/bandanas/ sweatbands & other head coverings
         Outerwear—including coats/jackets, gloves, boots, sunglasses, outerwear vests
         Any clothing with tears or holes "transparent “clothing that reveals undergarments
         Derogatory tattoos
         Belts made of chain link, or with wording, name plates or oversized buckles
         Chains or metal accessories attached to clothing
         Jewelry with spikes
         Other articles judged potentially harmful.



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What are the consequences for not being in dress code?
1st Offense-Warning and student changes clothes using available clothes at school or calls
parent/guardian to bring a change of clothes. If neither one of these options is available,
student spends day in isolation. Parent must be informed that dress code policy has been
violated.

2nd Offense-Warning and student changes clothes using available clothes at school or calls
parent/guardian to bring a change of clothes. If neither one of these options is available,
student spends day in isolation. Parent must be informed that dress code policy has been
violated.

3rd Offense-1 Day Out of School Suspension and student changes clothes using available
clothes at school or calls parent/guardian to bring a change of clothes. If neither one of these
options is available, student spends day in isolation. Parent must be informed of suspension.

4th Offense-2 Days Out of School Suspension and student changes clothes using available
clothes at school or calls parent/guardian to bring a change of clothes. If neither one of these
options is available, student spends day in isolation. Parent must be informed of suspension.

5th Offense-3 Days Out of School Suspension and student changes clothes using available
clothes at school or calls parent/guardian to bring a change of clothes. If neither one of these
options is available, student spends day in isolation. Parent must be informed of suspension.

6th Offense-4 Days Out of School Suspension and student changes clothes using available
clothes at school or calls parent/guardian to bring a change of clothes. If neither one of these
options is available, student spends day in isolation. Parent must be informed of suspension.

7th Offense-5 Days Out of School Suspension and student changes clothes using available
clothes at school or calls parent/guardian to bring a change of clothes. If neither one of these
options is available, student spends day in isolation. Parent must be informed of suspension.




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