• Wiley Magnet Middle School

    Dress Code 22-23

    Personal appearance directly affects students’ pride in the school; therefore, dress should be comfortable and appropriate for the learning environment.  Clothing should not be revealing or distracting to others.  Wiley Magnet Middle School wants to help students prepare for the next steps in their lives and dressing appropriately is part of this education.  

    The Winston Salem/Forsyth County Schools have adopted a system-wide dress code. Students at Wiley are expected to adhere to this code. Parents are asked to familiarize themselves with the dress code as well. Students who come to school and are inappropriately dressed the first time will have to call a parent and have appropriate clothing brought to them. We also have a clothing closet with clean, school-appropriate items that students may use if needed.  Additional violations of the Dress Code will result in administrative action.

    Wiley Wear-  Families are encouraged to support our Wiley Family Organization and shows your school pride by purchasing Wiley Wear. There are t-shirts and hoodies in a variety of styles and colors.  The order form can be found on the school website and printed copies are in the front office/lobby. 

    The following dress or appearance is prohibited per WSFCS Policy 5131, Article IV

    a) Clothing that contains advertisements for tobacco, alcohol or drugs; pictures or graphics of nudity; words that are profane, lewd, vulgar, or indecent

    b) Halter or bare midriff tops, or bare midriffs

    c) Spaghetti straps or tank tops (straps must be the width of a dollar bill)

    d) Strapless shirts, off one shoulder or tube tops

    e) Barefeet

    f) Short shorts or skirts with or without leggings (shorts, skirts, and dresses must be at least a dollar bill length above the knee)

    g) Pants,slacks or jeans that sag below the waist (must be worn at natural waistline)

    h) Hats, caps, bandannas, sweat bands or any headgear

    i) Underpants or bras showing or worn as outerwear

    j) Povocative, revealing attire that exposes cleavage

    h) Any symbols, styles or attire frequently associated with gangs, intimidation, and violence


    Additional Wiley Dress Code Guidelines:

    a) Pants with holes/cuts/slits more than a dollar bill length above the knee may not be worn.  

    b) Leggings and/or jeggings should be worn with  a shirt that completely covers the behind.  

    c) Shirts that have slits or openings in the back that reveal undergarments or skin are not appropriate. 

    d) Shoes must be worn at all times! NO bedroom slipper.  Closed-toed shoes must be worn during science labs and sneakers/appropriate shoes worn during PE. 

    e) No hats, hair curlers, doo rags, athletic headbands or bandanas are to be worn.  Headbands for the purpose of holding back hair are acceptable, but must be worn as intended, not across the forehead.  

    f) Hoods on hoodies may not be on the head in any way (full or partial) during the school day. 

    g) Symbols, styles, or attire frequently associated with gangs, intimidation, violence, or violent groups will not be permitted. 

    ** Wiley Administration will ultimately determine the appropriateness of clothing and consequences for violation of the dress code **