WBJH Dress Code 2017-2018
It will be the policy of West Brazos Junior High School students to dress appropriately. Modesty will be the dominant feature. Students will adhere to the following dress code during the school day (7AM-3PM) and while riding District transportation.
All Clothing shall be school appropriate and is subject to the discretion of the school administration.
Shirts may NOT:
- be lewd, offensive, vulgar, or obscene
- advertise or depict tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, drugs, or any other controlled substance prohibited by district policy
- suggest any political affiliation, or anti-American ideology
- convey messages of hate, or be racially, religiously, or ethically demeaning
- promote gangs, violence, weapons, bombs, illegal acts, or anything that could be construed as provocative, as deemed by the administration
- Sheer and see-through shirts, sleeveless shirts, tank tops, tube tops, or shirts that reveal the midriff or visible cleavage are not allowed.
All t-shirts, polo-style, or dress shirts will be tucked in at all times.
Pullover Sweaters/Pullover Sweatshirts/Hoodies
- Oversized styles are not allowed.
- A shirt which meets the dress code requirements must be worn under all pullover outer garments.
- Must be knee length
- Dresses, skirts, and jumpers may be worn by girls only.
- Leggings may only be worn under dresses, skirts, or jumpers of appropriate length.
- Pants must be full-length.
- Pants must be worn at the waist, as defined at the top of the hip bones.
- All pants must have belt loops and be worn with a belt.
- Oversized pants are not allowed. No sagging or baggy pants allowed.
- Sweat pants, and wind pant styles, and pajama wear of any type are not allowed.
- Pants that expose any skin above the knee are not allowed.
- Girls may wear Capri pants that extend beyond the bottom of the knee in the sitting position.
- Shoes are to be worn at all times. Sandals with back straps are allowed. Any type of flip-flop or house shoe is not allowed.
- Students may be required to remove them in their classroom.
- Any garment worn underneath coats, jackets or cardigan-style sweaters must be in dress code.
Dress and Grooming
- Any form of dress that is attention getting, disruptive, or distracting to school activities shall not be permitted. No hats, caps, bandanas, or other head coverings of any type are to be worn. Bandanas and sweatbands are not permitted. Sunglasses are not allowed unless prescribed by a doctor. Heavy chains and spiked accessories are not allowed.
- Earrings may be worn in the ear lobe only and must be removed during physical education or any school related sports activity. Boys are allowed to wear one stud type earring on the ear lobe only. No other visible body piercings, gauges, or spacers are allowed.
- Oral jewelry is not allowed.
- Hair of all students is to be of a natural color, neatly trimmed and kept out of the eyes. Extreme hairstyles (e.g. Mohawks, spiked, hair carvings and designs) that are distracting or designed to be conspicuous shall not be allowed.
- Boys’ hairstyles shall not be worn below the eyebrows in front nor below the bottom of the ear on the side and shall not extend below the top of the shoulder in the back. Boys will be allowed to wear their hair in one nice and neat pony if it meets the above criteria, hair that extends beyond the shoulder must be worn in this manner. Sideburns cannot extend below the bottom of the earlobe.
- Boys will have a shaven face at all times.
- Distracting makeup will not be allowed. Boys are not to wear make-up. Writing on the body is not allowed; tattoos must be covered.
- Medical modifications may be granted on an as needed basis. Medical statements from a physician are necessary and must state that the condition will be worsened by following the dress code.
The District’s dress code is established to teach grooming and hygiene, instill discipline, prevent disruption, avoid safety hazards, and teach respect for authority.
The school prohibits any clothing or grooming that in the principal’s and/or designee(s) judgment may reasonably be expected to cause disruption of or interference with normal school operations. The school prohibits pictures, emblems, writings, or clothing that is lewd, offensive, vulgar, or obscene. Additionally, any items that advertise or depict tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, drugs, or any other substance prohibited under policy FNCA (local) are prohibited.
If the principal determines a student is in violation of the dress code, the student shall be given an explanation of the dress code policy and rules and shall be given the opportunity to correct the problem at school. If not corrected, the student shall be assigned to In-School Suspension (ISS) for the remainder of the day or until the problem is corrected. Repeated dress code offenses will result in more serious disciplinary action such as:
- After School Detention (ASD)
- Corporal Punishment
- In School Suspension (ISS)
- Alternative Education Center (AEC)
The District prohibits any clothing or grooming that in the principal's judgment may reasonably be expected to cause disruption of or interference with normal school operations FNCA (Local).
Any attire deemed distractive, lewd, offensive, or otherwise inappropriate by school administrators will not be allowed.