Dress Code

There is a diverse opinion on what constitutes suitable dress for school activities. At Sherwood, we ask students to exercise sound judgment when exploring individual expression and fashion trends so that their clothing considers safety and professionalism appropriate for a positive learning environment. We understand that trends and identities go through phases, and we ask that families have conversations to determine what falls within the bounds of appropriate for middle school when purchasing school attire. 

For security, safety, and respectfulness, it is expected that all hats will be removed in assemblies, designated instructional areas, and the main office, and when asked to do so by a staff member.

Students should be attired in a manner appropriate for their academic environments and suitable for studies in wood shop, foods, physical education and science where unique hazards exist. This dress code applies to all school-sponsored activities, including extracurricular activities and field trips. Students who do not follow the recommended dress guidelines may be asked to change after their parents have been contacted.

Examples of inappropriate clothing may include (but are not limited to):

  • Display or promote illegal or inappropriate behaviour (marijuana, alcohol, pornography, hate speech, advocating violence or criminal acts, etc.)
  • Visible undergarments (waistbands and straps excluded)
  • Excessive fragrance (we have several students and staff with scent allergies)
  • Shoes that mark the floor 

Physical Education Attire

Elementary Students (Grades 4– 6) are required to have shoes at school to wear for P.E. Bare, stocking feet, sandals, and boots are not permitted.

Junior High Students (Grades 7 – 9) are required to wear clothes appropriate for physical activity. 

  • Comfort, safety and hygiene are the primary considerations when choosing clothes for P.E.
  • Running shoes with non-marking soles with laces tied are required. For safety, loosely tied skater shoes, puma-style shoes, sandals, flats (Toms-style shoes), or heels may not be permitted.
  • Students with earrings or piercings may be asked to remove or tape them to prevent injury.
  • Students who wear clothes inappropriate for physical activity may be asked to change into clean loaner outfits.

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