M.S.D. of Wayne Twp. Student Dress/Personal Electronic Device Guidelines
The Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township is committed to providing an environment that is the most beneficial for student’s safety and learning. A broad-based committee of parents, teachers, and administrators developed the following guidelines to reflect Wayne Township’s Community values. These guidelines are consistent with the Student Conduct Rules for the MSD of Wayne Township.
No article of clothing or tattoo may contain language or graphic representations depicting the use of drugs, alcohol, tobacco, showing gang affiliation or encouraging gang activity, violence, or sexual activity. These guidelines are provided to assist students and their families in recognizing what is acceptable in the Wayne Township schools. Please contact your student’s principal for further clarification and requests for special circumstance exemptions.
All shirts or tops must cover the underarm, chest, shoulders, stomach, and back. Shirts or tops may not extend beyond a student’s wrist when the arms are comfortably at his/her side.
Pants, Skirts, Skorts, Shorts
All articles of clothing on the lower torso must rest naturally at the top of the hip to ensure that undergarments are not visible in the standing or sitting position. All belts must be fastened in the front of the clothing. Shorts, skorts, and skirts must be fingertip in length when a student’s arms are comfortably at his/her side. Clothing which is primarily constructed of spandex or spandex type material is not permitted as an outer garment. Pajamas or pajama-like clothing shall not be permitted without prior administrative approval. Any holes in the clothing above fingertip length must be covered with tape. Chains and straps which are accessories to the clothing are not permitted. Rubber bands and tight rolls at the ankle are not permitted.
Footwear must be worn at all times. House shoes and house slippers are not permitted. Flip-flops are not permitted at the elementary schools, only secured shoes with a strap on the back of the foot.
Jackets/coats designed for outdoor wear are not to be worn in the school during the instructional day. Building temperatures may vary throughout the year and students are encouraged to plan accordingly.
Headwear and Glasses
Sunglasses shall not be worn in the buildings. Only prescription or corrective glasses may be worn. Head coverings will not be permitted including (but not limited to) hats, do-rags, bandanas, or hoods. Headwear, including hair picks and combs, may not be left in the hair and should remain in a student’s locker. Students may appropriately use articles designed to pull or hold hair.
Student’s hair color and style or facial jewelry should not interfere with the educational environment of the school or safety of each student. Only approved dental work is permitted such as braces or retainers. Grills are not allowed.
Electronic devices including (but not limited to) cell phones, hand-held game systems, pagers, I-Pods, CD players, etc are not permitted to be heard, seen, or used during the school day.
Book bags and backpacks are permitted before and after the regular school day to transport school materials to and from school. Secondary level students shall only carry draw-string packs during the school day.