Dress Code

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

  • Student should not wear short-shorts, tank tops, muscle shirts or bare midriffs.
  • For Grades 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 students - tank top straps should be a minimum of three fingers wide.
  • Student fingertips must touch the fabric of shorts/skirts when their hands are naturally at their sides.
  • Clothing and sports equipment that support or promote drugs, alcohol, violence, racism or are sexist and/or sexual in nature are not appropriate for school.
  • For safety and health reasons, students are required to wear shoes in school.
  • To assist in keeping teaching areas clean, students are requested to have an indoor pair of shoes (please label your child's shoes with his/her full name).

Gym Wear

  • All students must have indoor running shoes.
  • In cold weather, students must be dressed accordingly for outdoor activities.

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 -22 C 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.