Whitford & BSD Dress Code
Appropriate School Appearance/Dress Code
Whitford Middle School is committed to maintaining an appropriate climate in our school, aligning with BSD Code 10, and we are making every effort to be consistent in establishing an acceptable dress code. We recognize that a dress code policy enables the school to promote a safe and appropriate educational setting, which is free from unnecessary disruptions or outside influences.
Our main purpose as an educational institution is to assist students in presenting themselves in a manner that promotes a positive and productive school environment, personal pride, and academic success. Students' dress shall be modest, neat, clean, and in keeping with health, sanitary, and safety practices. To clearly establish this climate, the following policies will be enforced:
Beaverton School District Disruptive Appearance/Student Dress Code 10
Dress and grooming are primary responsibilities of students and parents/guardians. However, students may be directed to change dress or grooming if it interferes with the learning process or school climate, is unclean, or threatens the health or safety of the student or others. Clothing, jewelry, or wording/graphics on clothing or on the person (e.g., tattoos) that is sexually suggestive, drug or alcohol-related, vulgar, which depicts violence, insulting, gang membership related or ridicules a particular person or group may be prohibited.
(1) Minimum Safe Attire.
Student attire and grooming must permit the student to participate in learning without posing a risk to the health or safety of any student or school district personnel.
(a) Students must wear clothing including both a shirt with pants or skirt, or the equivalent (for example dresses, leggings, or shorts) and shoes.
(b) Shirts and dresses must have fabric in the front and on the sides (under the arms).
(c) Clothing must cover undergarments (waistbands and straps excluded).
(d) Fabric must be opaque and not see through.
(e) Clothing must be suitable for all scheduled classroom activities including physical education, science labs, woodshop, and other activities where unique hazards exist.
(f) Specialized courses may require specialized attire, such as sports uniforms or safety gear.
Hats / Headwear
Head coverings that prevent school personnel from identifying students are not permitted; this includes, but is not limited to: masks, extensive face makeup, hats, hoods pulled up, stocking caps, and bandanas. Students who have a pre-approved religious, medical, or otherwise approved situation may be given permission to wear such items.
Student clothes for physical education classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Students should wear appropriate clothes that will suffice for school dress and PE class. They must wear sturdy shoes on Tuesday and Thursday that are suitable for PE. They won't be able to change clothes. It’s ok to have personal hygiene items in their cubbies.