• Weddington Middle has a standard dress policy for all students. This policy was voted on by parents and the Site Based Committee to ensure the students have the opportunity to go to school in an environment conducive to learning without disruption because of student dress or appearance. Students and parents need to be familiar with the policy as students are required to adhere to the policy while on school grounds.  Field trips will be addressed on an individual basis depending on the nature of the trip.

    TOPS:

    Tops students MAY wear:

    • must be solid navy, dark green, white, or khaki
    •  cotton or cotton blend fabrics
    • crew neck tee shirts, polo shirts, golf shirts with collar, mock or turtleneck shirts
    • must have long sleeves or regular length sleeves - no cap sleeves
    • boys may wear white, navy, or dark green dress shirts
    • monograms of students’ initials are allowed, but must be navy, dark green, khaki, or white
    • “Weddington Spirit Wear” tops: in addition to the guidelines listed above, spirit wear shirts may include lettering and/or accents of solid navy, dark green, white, khaki, or gold

    Tops students MAY NOT wear:

    • v-neck or scoop-neck shirts
    • button front blouses or tops with sheer fabric
    • tops that allow colored undergarments to be visible
    • logos of any type except Weddington Middle logos
    • tops with graffiti or writing of any type
    • booster club uniforms
    • “Weddington Spirit Wear” tops with team rosters or student names other than the owner’s first initial and last name

    Please note: shirts must be tucked in at all times

    BOTTOMS:

    Bottoms students MAY wear:

      • solid navy or khaki color
      • must be a cotton twill or cotton blend
      • shorts to the knee or below the knee
      • girls may wear skirts, jumpers, and skorts that are to the knee or below with no slits above the knee

    Bottoms students MAY NOT wear:

      • denim or jeans of any kind
      • leggings worn as pants, jeggings, or legging-like pants
      • sweatpants or knit pants of any type
      • pajamas, flannel pants, or lounge wear
      • bottoms that sag or are baggy in the seat
      • shorts or pants with cargo pockets
      • velvet or velour fabrics
      • graffiti or writing of any type

    OUTERWEAR (SWEATERS, SWEATSHIRTS, JACKETS, AND VEST):

    Outerwear students MAY wear inside school:

      • must be solid navy, dark green, white, or khaki
      • monograms of students’ initials are allowed but must be navy, dark green, khaki, or white
      • “Weddington Spirit Wear” outerwear: in addition to the guidelines listed above, spirit wear may include lettering and/or accents of solid navy, dark green, white, khaki, or gold

    Outerwear students MAY NOT wear inside school:

      • outerwear with logos of any type except for WMS logos
      • outerwear with graffiti or writing of any type

    Note: Coats and jackets that do not meet the above guidelines may be worn only before school, during commons, and after school. Items not meeting dress code shall be put in the locker, and may not be worn to class.

    ACCESSORIES:

    • belts are optional; if worn, they may not have spikes, studs, large belt buckles, or any other items deemed inappropriate
    • boys may wear neck ties; ties must be navy, dark green, khaki, or white or any combination of these colors
    • girls may wear neck scarves; scarves must be navy, dark green, khaki, or white or any combination of these colors
    • shoe heels may be no higher than 2"

    STUDENTS MAY NOT WEAR:

    • bandanas, hats, headscarves, sunglasses, collars, bracelets, necklaces, or belts with spikes, gloves, or bedroom shoes
    • PE uniforms outside of gym class
    • clothing with rips, holes or tears
    • clothing that causes a disruption  in the learning environment
    • any visible body piercing except the ears
    • any unnatural hair color, dyed or sprayed on

    Clothing may be purchased wherever the parent chooses as long as the items meet the school dress code guidelines. For religious observances, students are allowed to wear yarmulkes and headscarves. Provisions will be made for students in need of financial assistance to adhere to the dress code.

    Approved “Spirit Wear” vendors are WMS PTSO and wmsabc.com

    Students who come to school dressed inappropriately will receive two warnings. In addition to the second warning, parents will be notified. The third and fourth offense will result in 45 minutes of detention before or after school. The fifth, sixth and seventh offense will result in in-school suspension. After three times in in-school suspension, the next step will be out-of-school suspension. Any further violations, the student will continue to receive out-of-school suspension.