As mandated by New York State legislation a specific Code of Conduct has been adopted by the White Plains Public Schools. The dress code is included under this Code of Conduct. A summary has been mailed to all parents. A full copy of the code is available in the main office.
For health and safety, certain subject areas (i.e. physical education, technology, family and consumer science, science) maintain safety rules which contain dress considerations. Appropriate dress for physical education includes shorts and T-shirt or sweat suit and sneakers with laces. Students are required to "change" into appropriate clothes. Preparation (changing) for physical education and participation are part of the formula for the student’s physical education grade.
All coats (down filled and heavy outerwear) are to be kept in lockers. If a student enters a classroom wearing a coat, he or she will be sent to their locker. If a student refuses to put away a coat, the teacher will follow the school’s discipline procedure.