- Polo shirts (long or short sleeved) and turtlenecks in red, white, or navy blue. Middle school students can also wear black Polos. Shirts must have sleeves and fit appropriately to cover person entirely. Shirts must be worn tucked in at all times.
- Jumpers, skorts, skirts, and shorts (no shorter than 3 inches above the knee) in navy blue or tan/khaki
- Pants or capri pants in navy blue or tan/khaki
- Dress code-leggings are allowed school uniform colors under dresses or skirts that are appropriate length
- For all students 2nd grade and above, any pants with belt loops require a belt.
- Spirit shirts may be worn on Fridays only.
- Uniforms should be solid colored and should not contain any logos, labels, or writing of any kind, outside of IWG logos or sponsored apparel.
- Belts must be solid black, brown, or navy. Belts must be worn at the waist and no part should hang below the waist.
- Sweatshirts, sweaters, cardigans, and vests in red, white, or navy blue can be worn in the classroom. Any other outerwear (jackets, sweaters, sweatshirts, etc.) that does not fit this description must be removed when in the building or must be left in the homeroom class.
- Jewelry should not be excessive.
- Any makeup that is worn should look natural.
- Girl Scout or Boy Scout uniforms may be substituted at any time.
- Extremely baggy/saggy style shorts or pants showing underclothing, are not acceptable. The fact that a student may wear an excessively large shirt in attempt to hide the baggy pants does not negate the fact that pants or shorts are deemed to be baggy. All pants/shorts must fit around the waist and be properly fastened. The length of the pants should be appropriate for the height of the student, not hinder walking or running.
- No house slippers, regardless of sole, or any foot coverings that appears to be unsafe for everyday activity may be worn. Sandals are allowed but must have sufficient covering to remain on the foot during normal school activity. Soles and heel of shoes or sandals may be no higher than two inches. Shoes with wheels are not allowed. STUDENTS WITH PE MUST ALWAYS HAVE APPROPRIATE FOOTWEAR.
- Hair must be a natural human hair color: blue, green, pink, orange, bright red, purple and all other unnatural shades are NOT permitted. If a student chooses to dye his or her hair, it must be a color that a human can naturally grow. Hair may not be distracting to others. Appropriate grooming and hygiene standards must be met. Hair must be neat, clean and conservative in color cut and style. No Mohawks, long spikes (longer than 2 inches) or brightly, unnaturally colored hair allowed. Streaking, tipping and other hair-coloring treatments and styles may be considered out of dress code if they are deemed distracting to learning by teachers.
The following items are NOT accepted, except in cases with prior approval for special school spirit days.
- Hats or bandanas
- Tattoos, temporary or otherwise; If present, they must be covered
- Facial piercings
The Supreme Court has decided that although students do not give up their Constitutional Rights on school grounds, the free speech rights of students are not absolute (Tinker and Bethel). Courts have also found that schools are allowed, within constitutional bounds to consistently apply a reasonable dress code that reflects its values and serves the valid educational function of instilling discipline and creating a positive educational environment (Hines v. Caston). [In addition, federal courts have found that students have no Constitutional Right to wearing “sagging” pants (Bivens v. Albuquerque).]
Students and their parents/guardians have the responsibility to be aware of the school’s specific dress code and to conform to these requirements. If a student or parent has any questions about whether specific attire or accessories are in compliance with this dress code, they should contact the administration prior to wearing such attire or accessories in order to ensure compliance. On campus, the faculty, staff and administration have the responsibility to interpret and enforce this policy.
Imagine West Gilbert Administration has the final decision whether a garment or accessory meets the dress code. Parents will be notified if a student is in violation of the IWG dress code. Students may be asked and will be expected to fulfill any reasonable request by administration. Additionally, continuous disregard of dress code could result in a suspension.