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Upcoming Changes to WMS for the 2018-19 School Year
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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Upcoming Changes to WMS for the 2018-19 School Year

WMS Uniform

Students at WMS are encouraged to be responsible and use good taste in selecting their clothes and follow basic modesty codes. Student dress and grooming is the responsibility of the student and parent/guardian. This dress code is in effect during the entirety of the school day and students will not be permitted to attend class until the dress code violation is fixed. Student adherence to the dress code will be checked every morning during the morning announcements.

The following will be the dress code guidelines but are not limited to:

Students are not permitted to wear

§  Hats, sweatbands, bandanas, or any other head covering. Head coverings are to be left at home or stored in student’s locker.

§  Pajamas, pajama pants, sweats, slippers, blankets, and other sleepwear.

§  Gang related clothing, such as the color red and royal blue (this includes shoes).

§  Clothing, jewelry and personal items shall be free of writing, pictures, or any other insignia which are crude, vulgar, profane or sexually suggestive, which bear drug, alcohol, or tobacco company advertising, promotions, and likeness, or which advocate violence, racial, ethnic or gender bias, or religious prejudice.

§  All chains, on wallets or otherwise, are prohibited at school.

General Clothing

§  Clothing must fit, not too small, not too big.

§  Underwear/undergarments must be covered at all times.

§  Jewelry or accessories with drug, alcohol, profanity, tobacco, products or sexual message are not acceptable.

§  PE/Gym clothing is only appropriate in the gym.

§  Appropriate shoes must be worn at all times. No solid red or blue shoes.

Upper Body

§  Shirts must be golf style polo’s with a collar, buttons, and sleeves. Buttons must start at the collar of the shirt. Shirts must be solid colors: white, grey or black.

§  Any symbol/logo has to be smaller than the student I.D. card or a drivers license.

§  Students may wear undershirts (long or short sleeved). Undershirts must not have any writing or artwork and must be a solid approved top or bottom color. When layering with an undershirt, polo shirts must be the top layer.

§  Sweatshirts, cardigans, V-neck or crew-neck sweaters, with the exterior of the same solid colors listed above, may be worn. They must be worn over a collared shirt and not be oversized. Sweatshirts and sweaters with a hood are permitted. However, hoods are not allowed to be worn on top of a student’s head during school.

§  T-shirts sold or affiliated with WSD or the city of Wendell (i.e. rec, honor choir and state sports t shirts) is permitted as long as they are not solid red or solid blue.

§  Idaho collegiate wear is approved with this uniform policy.

§  Must cover the entire chest.

§  Must meet the top of the pants with arms extended up.

Lower Body

§  May include pants, skirts, uniform jumpers, shorts, capris and must be khaki (tan), navy blue, grey or black in color.

§  Cannot be shorter than where the fingertips reach above the knee.

§  Cannot have holes in the area above where the student’s fingertips reach.

§  Clothing that is deemed too revealing because of how it fits, how it is cut, or how it is worn; or clothing that is torn, has holes, or is worn in a way that shows buttocks, undergarments, stomach, or crotch will not be tolerated. Leggings, jeggings, trigging, yoga pants etc. are all considered in violation of the dress code.

§  Pants should be secured at the waist and belts must be secured by loops (they may not hang).

Any clothing or apparel that is disruptive to the learning process may be deemed inappropriate for school and the learning process. The dress code as stated above is to be used as a guideline. As there is no way to anticipate changes in student dress and fashion, the building administrator or designee may alter or add restrictions to this dress code to improve the educational process.

Dress code violation consequences

First offense:

§  Warning-documentation in Mileposts and student must fix the problem immediately.

Second offense:

§  Call home to parents.

§  Violation logged in to Mileposts.

§  In school suspension until dress code violation is fixed. (WMS will not provide clothing; PE uniforms are intended for PE/Gym use only and will not be an option to change in to for the entire school day.

 

Third Offense:

§  Call home to parents.

§  Violation logged in to Mileposts.

§  In school suspension for the remainder of the day due to insubordination.

Any violations after the third offense will be considered a discipline issue and the student may face out of school suspension for insubordination and incorrigibility.

Regular Bell Schedule

Period

5th/6th

Minutes

Period

7th/8th

Minutes

Breakfast

7:20-7:45

25 min

Breakfast

7:20-7:45

25 min

Staff

7:30

 

Staff

7:30

 

1

7:45-8:46

61

1

7:45-8:46

61

2

8:50-9:51

61

2

8:50-9:51

61

3

9:55-10:55

60

3

9:55-10:55

60

Lunch

10:55-11:25

30

4

11:00-12:00

60

4

11:25-12:25

60

Lunch

12:00-12:30

30

5

12:30-1:31

61

5

12:30-1:31

61

6

1:35-2:36

61

6

1:35-2:36

61

7

2:40-3:41

61

7

2:40-3:41

61

Staff

4:00

425 min

Staff

4:00

425 min

Lunch

Wendell Middle School no longer qualifies for the “Community Eligibility” program. Lunch will no longer be provided for free for all of WMS students. Parents/Students need to fill out a free/reduced lunch form with the front office in order to still qualify for free or reduced lunch. Lunch prices for the 2018/2019 school year are $2.25 for breakfast and $2.85 for lunch. Students who qualify for reduced breakfast and lunch will pay $.40 for breakfast and $.30 for lunch.

School IDs and Lanyards

In an effort to make Wendell Middle School a safe environment, all students are required to wear their school issued lanyard and ID badge. By wearing your lanyard and ID badge, all staff will know that you are a student at WMS. Students will wear their badge and ID above their neck and have their ID visible at all times.

WMS uses PBIS rewards that allow students to earn points and spend them in school. In order to earn these points, students need to wear their lanyard and ID badge. The first lanyard and badge are at no cost to the students. If you lose your lanyard and/or badge, there will be a $5.00 replacement fee to cover the cost of the lanyard and badge.

Checking out of school

Whenever a student needs to leave the campus during the regular school day, including the lunch break, he/she must notify the office prior to leaving. Only a school official or a parent may excuse a student from campus. Siblings, relatives, or friends cannot check a student out of school without prior parent/guardian approval. If a student leaves without checking out through the office, he/she will be deemed truant. Parents cannot excuse the student “after the fact.”

Parental Concerns

From time to time, patrons have concerns that need to be expressed. In order to maintain continuity, it is best to resolve issues in the following manner:

1.       The first and most effective step is to take the concern to the staff member (teacher, coach, etc.) who is closest to the situation. Most problems are due to a misunderstanding or miscommunication and can be resolved at this level.

2.       If there is still a problem, it should be brought to the principal. Unresolved concerns are usually satisfactorily resolved by the building administrator.

3.       If the concern persists, then the concern should be taken to the superintendent of schools.

4.       If the patrons feel that the issue has yet to be resolved, they may appeal to the Board of Trustees.

Visitors/Student Gifts

All visitors to WMS must check-in at the main office and get a visitor’s pass. Students are not permitted to have guests during school. Students from other schools are not allowed to visit unless advanced permission has been given by the principal. Parents wishing to visit are required to check-in at the main office and obtain a visitor’s pass.

When parents or family members want to give a student a gift, the student will not be pulled out of class. The student will be notified that they can pick up their gift/item at the end of the school day.

Because the student’s education is important, students will not be pulled out of class to talk with their parents. The front office will write down a note and deliver it to the student while it is least disruptive to the educational process.

Students will not be called out of class to receive phone calls. A message can be left in the front office and the student may pick it up between classes.

If a parent calls in and wants to speak to a teacher we will take a message. No calls will be transferred to the classroom during instructional hours.

 

 

The upcoming 2018/2019 Student Handbook does contain other minor changes that will be discussed with students at the beginning of the year.

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