The Ouachita Parish School Board and WJH consider dress an important part of the learning process. Students are expected to keep themselves well-groomed and neatly dressed at all times. The following guidelines for dress will be enforced at WJH:
Clothing in bad taste or suggestive words/pictures will not be allowed. Example: skeletons, skulls, alcohol or cigarette advertisement, Joe’s Crab Shack, etc.
Girls will be allowed to wear earrings; however, boys may not. Neither boys nor girls will be allowed to have any other body piercings.
No distressed jeans or shorts (with holes) may be worn.
Tape CANNOT be placed over holes.
Leggings/tights CANNOT be worn under jeans with holes.
Pants must be worn at the waist. Pants must have belt loops.
Skirts, dresses, and split skirts may be worn no shorter than two inches above the knee when the knee is on the floor.
No bandannas may be worn or displayed.
Neither boys nor girls may wear tank tops/sleeveless tops.
Neither boys nor girls may wear hats in the building.
No sunglasses may be worn on campus unless prescribed by a physician.
Shoes must be worn at all times. Only girls may wear flip-flop type sandals. House shoes may not be worn by any student.
All shirts must come to the waist and not expose the midriff- even when arms are raised.
No skorts may be worn.
No undergarments are to be worn so that they are visible.
No pajama bottoms or sweat pants of any kind are to be worn.
Provided the shirt is an acceptable length, boys and girls will not be required to wear their shirts tucked into their pants. However, if the shirt hangs lower than the pants back pockets, the shirt must be tucked in.
Knee-length “walking style” shorts may be worn.
No cut off shorts may be worn. ALL shorts must be hemmed.
Students will not be allowed to have a hairstyle which is distracting to themselves or others. Absolutely no color paint, unusual dyes, glitter, etc. may be worn in any student’s hair. Boy’s hair must be an acceptable length. Boys’ hair must be BOTH above the eyes, AND above the shirt collar.
For other items pertaining to dress that are not specifically addressed in the dress code, the principal will make the determination as to whether dress/grooming is appropriate.