Dress Code

All students are encouraged to be appropriately dressed and groomed in order to promote pride in oneself and the school he/she attends. Each student must be neat, clean and wear clothing that is not disruptive to the educational process, or that constitutes a threat to the purpose of education, safety and health.

This dress code provides specific expectations for appropriate dress at Wilmington Area School District.

Acceptable Dress

Footwear must be worn at all times.
Pants and shorts must be worn at waist level.
Skirts, dresses and shorts must be worn at a length of not more than 3 inches above the knee (even with leggings worn underneath).

Unacceptable Dress

Untied or unfastened shoes. Additionally, flip-flops and sandals will not be permitted due to potential safety issues related to the renovation of the middle school/high school building.
Garments with suggestive or questionable language such as designs, wording, or advertising with implications concerning tobacco, alcohol, illegal drugs, violence, racial/ethnic slurs and/or sex
Spaghetti strap tops, see through tops, tank tops, tops that expose midriff, chest, or back while sitting or standing, or tops that expose undergarments, tops with low necklines which expose cleavage
Sagging pants or shorts, pants or shorts worn in a manner that exposes undergarments, pants or shorts that inhibit leg mobility, pants with hanging or unbuckled straps, pants with inappropriate holes or tears, pajamas
Biker shorts, spandex shorts, boxer shorts, swim shorts
Heavy coats or outerwear designed to be worn outside
Oversized outerwear
Headgear that includes, but is not limited to, hats, caps, scarves, bandanas, sweatbands, hoods, sunglasses
Spiked jewelry, exposed chains

For reasons of health and safety, additional restrictions may be required for students participating in certain activities or classes. These restrictions will be determined by the person in charge of the activity or class and reviewed by the principal or other district administrator.