Student Uniform Policy:
The following dress code applies to all students:
- Solid white dress shirts only.
- No dickies, t-shirts, golf shirts, or midriff shirts are permitted.
- During cold weather, hood-less sweaters/sweatshirts in solid navy (no logos) will be permitted.
- All students must wear a solid navy blue tie. Female students may wear a crisscross tie if preferred.
- Solid tan khaki colored pants or knee length skirts are permitted.
- No sweat pants, mini-skirts, short-shorts, cargo pants, or jeans are permitted.
- Solid black or brown shoes are permitted.
- No open toe sandals, sneakers, flip-flops, slippers, or slides are permitted to be worn during the school day.
- Sneakers may be worn during Physical Education class, but must be replaced by shoes before returning to any other class.
Electronic devices are not permitted in the school. If they are detected, visible, turned on, ringing, and/or being used by the student owner or someone else the following will take place:
- 1st offense: Electronic devise will be taken and returned to that student on Friday of that week.
- 2nd offense: Electronic devise will be taken and a parent must come in, after school, on Friday of that week to pick up the phone.
- 3rd offense: Electronic devise will be taken and not returned until the end of the school year.
We at West Philadelphia High School are concerned about students’ academic achievement as well as their safety. Students in the hallway during class time is a problem. Students arriving late to school will be missing part of their first period class which will be reflected in their grades. We will consistently enforce lateness as follows:
- Students are late to school at 8:01 AM.
- Students arriving 8:01 AM – 8:59 AM will be admitted but will be late to first period class.
- Students arriving 9:00 AM and later must be accompanied by their parent or guardian to gain admission to the school.
- Students will be considered late to class if they are not completely inside their classroom door when the bell rings.
- Teachers may assign after school detentions according to their individual classroom policy.