Uniform Policy

Willow Glen Middle School adheres to the uniform policy outlined below and follows district policy for appearance/dress code found in the San Jose Unified School District Student Handbook. Uniforms are available at a variety of stores including, but not limited to, Target, Merry Mart, and Old Navy.  Uniforms are available at no-cost in the WGMS uniform closet.  Please contact Lindsey Beall at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), if you have any questions.

Please use this guide when shopping for your Willow Glen Middle School Uniform.

Students must wear the basic uniform to, from, and during school with the exception of PE class.  Please have your student in uniform the first day of school.

COLORS OF APPAREL AND ACCESSORIES:
• No dominant or solid red, blue, maroon, or burgundy
• Hats and beanies are not allowed.

SHIRTS
• White or green standard “school polo”.
• White or green button-down Oxford shirt

SKIRTS, SKORTS, & JUMPERS
• Khaki (tan) or “Lewis Plaid”(#13288 at Merry Mart).
• Skirts must not be shorter than the fingertips of a student’s hands as they hang at her sides.

PANTS AND SHORTS
• Khaki (tan) pants or shorts
• Must be worn at the waistline, be size appropriate, and must not sag.
• Hem appropriately -use of pins, rubber bands, or staples is not allowed.
• Shorts must have a minimum of a 4” inseam.
• No sweatpants allowed (outside of PE).

SWEATSHIRTS, SWEATERS, & JACKETS
• No dominant or solid red, blue, maroon, or burgundy
• No athletic or team apparel (i.e., Raiders, 49ers, Sharks). 
• Hoods must be down in classrooms and throughout the school day.

WGMS Logo Sweatshirts are allowed.

SOCKS, SHOES, BELTS, HAIR ITEMS, SHOELACES:
• No dominant or solid red, blue, maroon, or burgundy
• No red, blue, or burgundy shoe laces.
• Belts must not hang down below shirts.

BACKPACKS, PURSES, BAGS, BINDERS, & BOOK COVERS:
• No dominant or solid red, blue, maroon, or burgundy
• No graffiti, team names, or inappropriate images.

FRIDAY DRESS AND SPIRIT DAY RULES:
• “School spirit” t-shirts that represent WGMS or WGHS clubs, activities, or sports can be worn on Fridays.
• Students must wear school uniform bottoms with their school spirit top.
• For school spirit themed dress up days, please refer to the student handbook for SJUSD dress code policy.
•    Sweatpants and pajamas are not allowed.

COMPETITION DAYS:
• Students who compete in athletic or extracurricular competitions (band, choir, club, etc.) are allowed to wear matching team tops on competition days.  Students must wear school uniform bottoms.
• After competition time (season), the team t-shirt/sweatshirt can be worn on Friday Spirit days.

Administration makes final determination as to whether clothing and/or accessories are in accordance with the school uniform policy. Uniforms are available at no-cost in the WGMS uniform closet.  Please contact Lindsey Beall at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), if you have any questions.

Physical Education Uniform

According to the California Ed Code a change of clothes is required for Physical Education class. WGMS adheres to these guidelines and expects our WGMS students to change into their Physical Education uniform every day they are in class. The WGMS PE uniform is only allowed to be worn during the PE class. School uniform items many NOT be worn during PE. If there is financial hardship, please contact Lindsey Beall at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), and we will provide the appropriate PE uniforms.

Follow the “Five S” = Shirt, Shorts, Shoes, Socks, Sweats:
If you fail to follow the PE uniform “Five S” guidelines, you will lose points and not be able to participate in class (See “Grading Policy”).

SHIRT
San Jose Unified or Willow Glen Middle School grey P.E. t-shirt with green or navy logo.
Acceptable - plain grey t-shirt.
NOT Acceptable - School polo, any non-grey t-shirt (including white undershirt) or any other t-shirt that violates the school dress code.

SHORTS
San Jose Unified/Willow Glen Middle School navy blue or forest green shorts. 
Acceptable - plain navy blue or forest green shorts.
NOT Acceptable - School uniform pants/shorts (khakis), plaid skirts or any non-navy blue or forest green color shorts that violates the school   dress code.

SHOES
Athletic shoes for movement that are able to be tied (shoes w/shoelaces).
NOT Acceptable - Shoes w/out laces (slippers, VANS slip-ons, flats, dance shoes, sandals, boots, etc…or any other type of shoe deemed unsafe by the PE teacher.

SOCKS
Preferred - White or black athletic socks of any length.
NOT Acceptable - Colored socks that violate the school dress code or not wearing any socks.

SWEATS
San Jose Unified or Willow Glen Middle School grey PE crewneck sweatshirt or sweatpant with green or navy logo. Must wear PE shirt and shorts under sweats.
Acceptable - Plain grey crewneck sweatshirt and/or sweat pants.
NOT Acceptable - Any non-grey sweatshirt and/or sweat pants. The sweatshirt you wear to PE class is to be worn only to PE class. The sweatshirt you wear during the school day cannot be worn to PE class.

LOANERS:
We have a PE uniform loaner program at WGMS. If a student forgets his/her PE uniform, the student may borrow a “loaner” PE uniform from their teacher 3 times per semester without consequence. The 4th time a student does not bring their PE uniform, he/she will be deemed a non-suit and will not be allowed to participate in class.  If there is financial hardship, please contact Lindsey Beall at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), and we will provide the appropriate PE uniforms.

Non-Suit Policy:
#1: Loaners*
#2: Loaners*
#3: Loaners*
#4, #5, #6: Non-suit; Phone call home; Earn 0 points for the day.
#7 and beyond: Non-suit; Phone call home; Earn 0 points for the day; Non-suit referral and student sent to OCS (On-Campus Suspension) for the period.

*Students who have not used their Loaners, but show to class as a non-suit will receive zero points for the day.