Wood

Dress Code

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Students of Wood School are expected to dress in a neat, attractive fashion reflecting pride in themselves and their school.  It is the responsibility of the parents and students to ensure compliance with these standards. We believe in the positive impact that school uniforms have on the academic success and safety of our school. We appreciate your cooperation in making certain that your child’s clothing at school follows our uniform policy. All students in kindergarten through fifth grade are required to follow the Wood School Mandatory Uniform Policy. 

Benefits of having a school uniform

  • Helps school staff recognize intruders on campus
  • Helps prevent inappropriate clothing and insignias
  • Eliminates competition among students related to clothing
  • Helps students concentrate on schoolwork
  • Supports financial savings due to cost of uniforms versus other school clothes
  • Increases safety within the neighborhood
  • Increases field trip safety

Uniform Colors

Shirts

  • Solid red, solid navy, or solid light blue collared shirt with sleeves
  • Wood School spirit shirts may be worn ONLY on Friday.

Bottoms

  • Navy blue or tan (NO DENIM, JEANS, or LEGGINGS ALLOWED)

Boys

  • Solid red, solid navy, or solid light blue shirt with a collar and short or long sleeves. Shirts must be tucked in.  No logos/insignias should be visible.
  • Solid navy blue or solid tan slacks, sweat pants, or shorts (no more
    than 4 inches above the knee).
  • Baggy or oversized clothing (more than 1 size larger than the student’s clothing size) is not acceptable.

Girls

  • Solid red, solid navy, or solid light blue shirt with a collar and short or long sleeves. Shirts must be tucked in.  No logos/insignias should be visible.
  • Solid navy blue or solid tan slacks, sweat pants, jumpers, shorts, skirts,
    or skorts (no more than 4 inches above the knee).
  • Baggy or oversized clothing (more than 1 size larger than the student’s clothing size) is not acceptable.

Outerwear

Outerwear, including sweaters and sweatshirts, worn in the classroom, must be solid red, solid navy, or solid light blue without any logos/insignia.  Outerwear worn outside and not inside the building may be any color.  Outerwear, not in school uniform color, may not be worn inside the classroom or tied around the waist.

Shirts worn under uniform shirts should be basic, the color of the uniform and without noticeable enhancements such as lace, rhinestones, stripes, logos, etc.

Belts – Belts, if worn, must be navy, black or brown and may not be more than 1 size larger than student’s waist.

Shoes – For safety reasons, students should wear sturdy "closed" shoes. Shoes with wheels will not be permitted at any time. 
Socks – Solid white, black or navy socks may be worn, including full length or knee-high tights for the girls.

Jewelry - Large jewelry that could cause injury on the playground are not permitted. Pierced jewelry is permitted only in the ears.

Hair - Only natural hair colors are acceptable. Hairstyles that could disrupt a productive classroom environment are not acceptable. Girls may wear small hair accessories, such as barrettes and scrunchies, preferably in uniform colors.

Make-up - No face make-up or eye make-up shall be worn at school. Chapstick may be used as necessary for chapped lips. 

Enforcement

If students are in violation of the uniform policy, the following consequences will apply:

  1. First Incident - Extra clothing may be available from the nurse or parent liaison.The student will change into clothes from the nurse’s office and will change back into his or her regular clothes by the end of the day. The teacher will send home a notice for parent signature or call the parent and document it on the form.
  2. Second Incident - Same as the first incident plus a loss of at-school privilege.
  3. Third Incident - Same as the first and second plus a conference with the parent will be scheduled.

Students will be given the option to transfer to another school in Tempe Elementary School District #3 which does not have a mandatory uniform policy. The school district will assure such students’ admission to another school located within the district. Transportation will be the responsibility of the parent.

Additional requirements:

  • For health reasons, students are not permitted to wear hats on campus unless otherwise stated for a spirit day.
  • Students and clothing must be clean and well-groomed.
  • In support of the dress code, parents are asked to wear modest attire when on campus for lunch, visiting the classroom or volunteering. 
  • In addition to the Wood School Mandatory School Uniform Dress Code, any and all student dress requirements already enforced or enacted by Tempe District No. 3 must also be observed.

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Wood Uniform Policy 

Política del Uniforme Escolar Obligatoria para la Escuela Wood

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