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Dress Code

All students at Walter Zadow Public School are to dress appropriately for school.

Appropriate School Dress

  • To travel from room to room, and to be prepared for fire drills or emergency evacuation, each child should wear a pair of indoor shoes. Please label your child's shoes with his/her full name.
  • T-shirts bearing coarse language, halter-tops, spaghetti straps, studded leatherwear, muscle shirts or other clothing of questionable taste for school wear will not be permitted.
  • Further guidelines, "outerwear should cover underwear" and "the bottom of a top should meet the top of a bottom".
  • Shoulder straps on tops should be at least two fingers wide.
  • Any item that advertises or explicitly or implicitly promotes the use of and/or consumption of alcohol, tobacco and/or drugs is prohibited. 
  • Mini-skirts and shorts must pass the "fingertip test", i.e. the hem must be below fingertips when the hands are held loosely at the side.

Students will be required to change into other clothing as provided by the student, the parent, the school, or sent home to change.

 

Gym Wear

  • All students must have indoor running shoes for physical education activities.
  • Some teachers require students to have a t-shirt and shorts for gym. The t-shirt and shoes must meet our dress code guidelines.
  • Gym shoes that are only worn indoors may serve as indoor shoes.
  • Please do not purchase black soled gym shoes that leave marks.

Please note that the student dress code may be subject to change with School Council input.

Cold Weather

Students are expected to go outside during the winter months unless the temperature is below -22C with the wind chill. Please ensure your child dresses warmly.

  • Students should wear a warm coat, hat, scarf, gloves/mittens and boots when it snows.
  • Please send a pair of shoes that can be left at school for indoor wear during the winter months. Students should not wear their outdoor shoes in the classroom during the winter.
  • We recommend sending an extra pair of mittens and socks in case the first pair gets wet.