West Jacksonville Elementary School is
a mandatory uniform school. Our students wear navy blue, royal blue,
light blue, or white shirts and navy blue, black, or khaki
pants, shorts, skorts, or skirts. Polo-style shirts with the school logo can be purchased
directly from the school book keeper, Ms. Thomas. The prices are listed below:
1 shirt $8
3 shirts $22
5 shirts $35
your child comes to school inappropriately dressed, we will make every
attempt to reach you to bring him/her proper clothing. We want our
children to reflect the best that Jacksonville has to offer.
GENERAL CODE OF APPEARANCE
in accordance to the Student Code of Conduct
and teachers of the Duval County Public Schools shall enforce dress and
grooming guidelines that promote the successful operation of the
schools. The site administration shall be the final judge as to neatness
and cleanliness of wearing apparel and whether or not such apparel is
appropriate, disruptive, distracting, or in violation of health and
student has the responsibility to dress appropriately and have respect
for self, others and the school environment. Wearing apparel, jewelry
(such as body piercing (s), ornaments), hair, and general appearance
shall not disrupt the classroom atmosphere, shall not be unusually
provocative, and/or shall not violate health and safety rules of the
school. These guidelines for dress and grooming are provided to assist
parents/guardians and shall apply to all students in the Duval County
Public Schools. Student dress and grooming shall be neat and clean, and
follow the general guidelines below.
1. Elementary school students are not allowed to wear shoes without closed heels or back straps.
2. Shoes must be worn. However, bedroom shoes or slippers shall not be worn.
Halter-tops, tank tops, backless tops, tops with thin or no straps, or
tops that show midriff or expose the body are prohibited.
4. See-through or mesh garments shall not be worn without appropriate undergarments.
5. Form-fitting or overly tight clothing shall not be worn without appropriate outer garments.
Properly hemmed outer garments such as shorts, divided skirts, and
dresses may be worn, provided they are not disruptive or distractive, as
determined by the school administration. Garments including, but not
limited to, such items as boxer shorts, traditionally designed as
undergarments, may not be worn as outer garments.
Clothing and accessories shall not be worn if they display profanity,
violence, lewd and obscene messages, sexually suggestive phrases, or
advertisements, phrases or symbols of alcohol, tobacco, or drugs or
other symbols phrases or advertisements that would be offensive to
common propriety or decency.
Head coverings, including, but not limited to, caps, hats, bandannas,
hair curlers, and/or sunglasses, shall not be worn on school property,
unless required by a physician or authorized by school personnel.
Students are prohibited from wearing clothing that exposes underwear or
body parts in an indecent or vulgar manner or that disrupts the orderly
learning environment. The waistband of shorts, slacks, skirts, and
similar garments shall not be worn below the hips. Clothing which is not
worn appropriately, is not properly fastened, is suggestive, or has
tears that reveal or expose body parts, has printing with words or
pictures that have a sexual connotation will not be permitted. All
trousers, including oversized or low-hanging trousers, must be worn and
secured at waist level. Underwear, midriff and back may not be exposed.
If belts, suspenders, and straps are worn, they shall be worn in place
10. Any articles of clothing or jewelry that may cause injury to oneself or to other students are not allowed.
students must adhere to these minimal guidelines for acceptable apparel
and appearance. A school may implement a school uniform requirement
through the shared decision-making process, with input from the School
Advisory Council. In order to maximize instructional time, students will
be given an opportunity to immediately correct dress code violations.