School Uniforms - Uniform Policy

2012-2013 School Year

It is important for students to be aware of the importance of good personal appearance. School is a place of work. Clothing should be clean and neat and fit appropriately. Clothing should be appropriate for the weather or indoor temperature. Shoes should fit properly and be of a style that will enable students to participate safely in all school activities. Open toe shoes and shoes without back straps are not acceptable. Parents may be called to bring proper clothing or shoes to school if the dress code is not in compliance. Whispering Pines Elementary has a MANDATORY UNIFORM POLICY.

All removable articles of clothing (sweaters, jackets, etc.) should have the student’s name written inside them. Lost and misplaced clothing is collected and available to be reclaimed in the office.

The Miami-Dade County Public School Policy dress code for elementary schools is as follows:
  • No metal football cleats on shoes
  • No clogs, thongs, sandals or other shoes without back straps. No open toe shoes.
  • No written messages, symbols or other pictures on clothing which portray ideas that are contrary to the best interest of the health, safety and welfare of students (i.e., messages that are profane or that promote the use of tobacco, drugs or alcohol)
  • Shorts must be long enough to cover the buttocks.
  • No clothes with metal studs that could scratch furniture
  • No tube tops, see-through blouses, backless tops, tops that do not cover the midriff, or sleeveless shirts; and
  • No hats, except those worn for religious purposes.
  • Whispering Pines Elementary is a Mandatory Uniform School. Please read carefully so that you can purchase “committee approved” uniforms.
  • Solid Khaki and navy uniform style pants, shorts, jumpers (A-line)
  • Solid white, red, light blue, hunter green polo shirts
  • No emblem necessary
  • We strongly suggest on cold days that solid blue or white tights be worn under the school uniform.
  • The Whispering Pines Gecko t-shirt can be worn any day with uniform pants or uniform shorts. It may be worn with jeans only on Fridays.