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School's Dress Code

The 2015 -16  Walter C. Young Middle School

Unified Dress Code


The following is the unified dress code for the 2015-16 school year:

Tops:  White, blue, or black solid color polo shirts with a collar and long enough to cover the midriff when arms are raised.  The shirt size must be appropriate to the size of the child.  The shirt tail should not extend below the torso. Jackets, hoodies and sweaters must be full open zipper/button in the front and in solid dress code colors – white, blue or black.  Noshirt should be worn over the polo shirt.


Bottoms:  Khakis, jeans, or khaki cargo pants.  Denim jeans (only blue or black in color) are permitted, but must not be tight fitting.  Tears or rips are not permitted.  Shorts, skirts and skorts are to be at least knee length and must be hemmed. All trousers or pants must be secured at waist level.    

Footwear:  Closed toe and close heeled shoes (no sandals or flip flops).

Important : Jackets, hoodies and sweaters must be full open zipper/button in the front and in solid dress code colors – white, blue or black. No shirt should be worn over the polo shirt.

Inappropriate Dress: No lycra, spandex, nylon, velour, stretch, or see-through materials No sweat pants or shirts, draw-string pants, sleepwear, flannel bottoms, leggings, low cut/hipster styled pants, athletic attire, tank tops, clothes with holes or form-fitting. No jumpsuits, overalls or jumpers. Polo shirts are not to be removed throughout the day and worn around the neck. Multi-layers of t-shirts should not be worn under the polo shirt. Excessively oversized shirts are not allowed. In addition, all students are required to adhere to the dress code requirements as stated in the Broward County School Code of Conduct at all times.

Per School Board Policy 5309, parents may request an exemption from participation in the mandatory Unified Dress Program within the first 10 days of school only.

Benefits of a Uniform Policy

Research suggests that school uniforms

  • Improve discipline, self-esteem and self-respect.
  • Focus the student towards learning.
  • Eliminate the fear of whether their clothing choice will be acceptable by peers.
  • Strengthens school pride.
  • Identify student population from strangers on school grounds.
  • Cost effective.

All children should start wearing their school uniform on the very first day of school this August.  Please call us at school if you have any questions or concerns.

A Parent or Guardian may request by mail, or in person, an application for an exemption from the uniform program.  Exemption waivers must be completed by the 10th day of the student's enrollment.

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