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THE WEMS Uniform Policy
The Woodhome staff believes that a safe & disciplined learning environment is the first requirement of a high performing school. The implementation of school uniforms helps minimize disruptive behavior, promote respect for oneself and others, build school/community spirit & more significantly, help to maintain high academic standards. In addition, it allows for identification of intruders on campus & encourages students to concentrate on learning rather than on what they are wearing.
All students are required to arrive at school each day, neatly dressed in uniform. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that they meet the uniform code for Woodhome Elementary/Middle School, which is in concordance with the Exclusionary Dress Code policy for Baltimore City Public Schools.
All clothing is to be neat, clean, worn as intended & of the proper fit.
All shirts must be tucked in (HIGHLY SUGGESTED)
A belt (no large buckles) is required for all students.
Students may wear a solid color, long-sleeved shirt (navy blue, black or white) under their uniform shirt when the weather permits.
Please be prepared for cooler weather. Students are allowed to wear a solid colored sweater (in uniform colors- green, light blue, navy blue, black or white) in the classroom when weather permits. Coats & jackets will not be worn in the building & will be stored in the student's lockers.
Students are not to wear any clothing that has a hood attached. This includes sweatshirts.
Students are not permitted to wear hats of any type or sunglasses into school buildings.
Footwear such as slippers, “Heely’s”, high-heeled shoes, and flip-flops are not permitted.
No Jeans or Denim Are To Be Worn- Even Under Skirts.
Students are not permitted to wear excessively large or extravagant jewelry; including bangle bracelets, large dangly earrings, and plastic beads.
Clothing & Uniform Policy
Administration reserves the right to make this determination where questionable. It is advisable that girls wear opaque stockings or shorts under skirts. Pants & shorts must be worn at the waist & a belt must be worn if appropriate. Torn jeans, shorts or skirts are unacceptable. NO sweatpants, jogging pants or basketball shorts are allowed. Jeans may have limited decorations & embroidery if school appropriate. Overalls are not permitted.
Purchasing Your Uniform
Uniforms can be purchased by completing the order form (accessible below). You may also visit the company's website we use to provide us the best quality school uniforms. Search for Woodhome options & select the appropriate grade level(s) you need.
Uniform Polo/Tee Shirts:
PreK - 2nd Grades: Dark Green (Hunter Green)
3rd - 6th Grades: Light Blue
7th - 8th Grades: Navy Blue
Acceptable bottoms are khaki pants, skirts, capris & jumpers.
Parents, please partner with the school as we strictly enforce the dress code. The dress code is a means of safety for all students. Having a dress code allows us to be able to quickly identify Woodhome students in case of emergencies. Also it sets the tone for students, sharing that we are ready and prepared to learn in a proper educational setting.
Hats & Hair
No hats, bandanas or any other head covering may be worn in school. No sweatbands, hats, hair rollers or hair curlers are allowed. Metal combs are prohibited.
No real or imitation fur or animal skin jackets, coats, vests, pants or skirts are allowed. Coats are not to be worn during the school day. o clothing may be designed or altered to expose undergarments or parts of the body except arms & legs. Tops may not be transparent, mesh, tank, midriff, halter, muscle, or cut up. Undershirts (white t-shirts) are not appropriate. Apparel printed with vulgar statements or statements promoting the use of drugs, alcohol or sex and/or violence are prohibited. NO spandex sportswear is allowed as outerwear.
Jewelry & Belts
Because theft and/or loss are a school security concern, the wearing of precious jewelry in our school is prohibited. Jewelry itself should be limited. Watches only are permitted as wrist jewelry. No multi-fingered rings are allowed. Small religious or personal necklaces may be worn tucked inside the shirt. Earrings may be worn if they are small & do not interfere with learning. They should be no larger or longer than a nickel. Hoop earrings must be small enough that a nickel can not pass through the opening. Belts with large buckle plates are not permitted. Of course, students must also adhere to any additional guidelines set forth by the Baltimore City Public School System.
Slippers, high heels & flip-flops are not allowed. For safety, shoes with open toes must have a back strap or be enclosed.
Consequences for Uniform/Dress Code Violations
Parents will need to bring appropriate clothing for school. If a parent cannot be contacted, the following may occur:
A student will be required to use the rope/belt provided by the administration if he/she is not wearing his/her pants at the waist.
A student may be given a shirt to cover inappropriate attire.
Students with repeated violations are subject to loss of privileges & rewards, also suspensions.
IT IS HOPED THAT ALL STUDENTS WILL WEAR THEIR WOODHOME UNIFORM WITH PRIDE. PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR CHILD BY ENFORCING THE UNIFORM CODE. THE SCHOOL SURVEYED PARENTS, STUDENTS & TEACHERS BEFORE IMPLEMENTING THIS POLICY.
THE EXCLUSIONARY DRESS CODE LISTED ABOVE IS THE BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOL'S DRESS CODE & MUST BE ENFORCED BY WOODHOME SCHOOL.
ILLNESS & MEDICATION
If a student is ill or injured, he/she should remain home so that the parent may take the proper care. The school does not have & cannot give aspirin or any other medications.
If a student is taking medication prescribed by the doctor, the medication (in the original bottle/packaging) with a note from the parent & doctor, must be taken to the health suite.
We must adhere to the Baltimore City Health Department rules & regulations governing medication. The parent & doctor must sign a release for students to take medication during school hours. If the student becomes seriously ill during the school day, he/she must obtain a pass from the teacher& report to the Health Suite. Most headaches, colds & etc. are not considered serious illnesses.
Any over-the-counter medication (in the original bottle) will require a note from a doctor & the parent. The note should indicate the amount of medicine to be taken along with the time it is to be taken.
Baltimore City Healthy Department polices will be followed.
Student Drop-Off & Pick-Up
Picking Up Students in the Afternoon
Please, for the safety of our children and community obey street signs and traffic laws. Do NOT stop on Moyer Avenue at all unless curb parking is available. NO DOUBLE PARKING. Please park at the Parkville Baptist Church by the school if parking on Moyer or the school lot is full.
Parents: Dismissal time is crucial. See the times below.
To ensure social distancing, please do not pick up your students between 2:00-2:25 unless for an emergency. If in the event of an emergency and you must pick up your child at this time please call the school office ASAP.
In the event of an early pick up only the legal guardian or legally designated adult can pick up the student. All adults must remain outside the main lobby door until the child is called down.
Dropping Off Students in the Morning
Parents: Please have your students arrive at Woodhome on the blacktop area behind the cafeteria during the drop off times and locations listed below. Breakfast will be served at the end of the drop off time.
After entry time ends instruction has begun & students will begin to be marked late or absent. If late, all students of all ages must come in through the main entrance. They will be directed to the main office for their late passes.
Please try to avoid a tardy slip and be here by the time listed below every day!
Breakfast will be served at that time and it's a fact that our minds need nutrition to learn!
WEMS SCHEDULES & LOCATIONS
7:45 AM - 8:00 AM
Earliest Drop-off at 7:40 AM
Students of all ages
Tot Lot (PreK playground)
Kindergarten & Ms Metz's Class
1st & 2nd Grade
Meet behind the cafeteria on the blacktop. It is located by the playground. You can access this area via our parking lot.
Lateness for all at 8:00 AM
Main or Lot Entrances
Students must obtain a late pass from the main office
Pre-K, K & 1st Grade
10:25 AM - 11:10 AM
2nd, 3rd & 4th Grade
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
5th & 6th Grade
12:05 PM - 12:50 PM
7th & 8th Grade
12:55 PM - 1:40 PM
Pre-K - 5th Grade
1st & 2nd grade
Ms Metz's Class
3rd, 4th, & 5th grade
Middle School (6th-8th)
Exit doors to big playground
Exit doors to back of school
7th & 8th grade