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Dress Code

WALTHER DRESS ATTIRE 2021-2022

Philosophy of Dress Code: Walther Christian Academy has established a standard of dress for our community which is conducive to a Christ-like environment. Cleanliness, neatness, appropriateness, and modesty are Important as guiding factors. The primary dress attire is Walther Spirit Wear. This Is to be worn daily from 8:00 am – 2:45 pm. On Wednesdays or our days of worship in Chapel, students must wear our Walther polo.

Boys & Girls {6th-12th Grade)

  • Shirts – Students must wear the official WCA Spirit Wear or polo shirt purchased through the Bronco shop. Colors: Green, White, Black, Grey can be worn unless a special occasion spirit wear is granted by the Administration. Anything worn underneath the WCA polo shirt must be solid color with no writing or graphics of any kind and may not hang below the WCA polo shirt. Students are allowed to have their shirts tucked or untucked throughout the school year. There are short-sleeved and long-sleeved shirts options available for students.
  • PANTS/SHORTS – Only solid colors: Khaki, Black, Blue, Grey pants may be worn. Acceptable fabrics/styles include: Cotton twill, Docker style, Corduroy, Dress Slacks, Joggers, Cargo and Black Denim pants are acceptable styles of pants in the colors listed. All pants must be worn fitted at the waist with or without a belt and/or tailored to the correct length to fit appropriately and not sagging. Shorts must be at the kneecap and should not be adjusted,
  • SHIRTS/SKORTS/CAPRIS/LEGGINS/JEGGINGS (Girls only) – All skorts, skirts, capris, leggings and jeggings must be of the same colors and fabrics/styles listed above in pants/shorts. The length of the skort/skirt/capris/leggings/jeggings should not be adjusted or altered, and skirts and skorts must be at the knee cap.
  • SHOES – Dress shoes, athletic shoes, and boots coordinating with our dress attire are permitted. Open heel shoes, moccasins, sandals, slippers, flip-flops, crocs, and clogs are inappropriate for school. Shoes must be neat and clean in appearance.
  • PULLOVERS/HOODIES/JACKETS) -The options available will include Quarter to Full zip pullovers, hoodies or Fleeces. These items must have the WCA logo and be Green, White, Black, Grey if worn as Walther Spirit wear. WCA Club/Sport/Pride sweaters, hoodies, or other outerwear will be allowed to be worn as part of the Walther Spirit Wear.
  • PROFESSIONAL DRESS – Students will also have the option to be in professional dress, except Chapel days, when polos are required .. We define professional dress as such:
    • Pants/bottoms/skirts: same standards as any other regular day.
    • Tops: students may wear the following items, with the idea that they are dressing professionally:
      • Button down shirts, long- or short-sleeved with a collar. Tie encouraged. No non-Walther polos.
      • Blouses or dresses (no spaghetti strap unless a jacket/sweater is worn over it, dresses knee-length)
      • Sweaters, suit jackets, blazers, sport coats, vests, and sweater vests may be worn over appropriate tops on all days but Wednesdays (Walther polo only days).
  • SPIRIT DAYS – students will be allowed to wear attire based on the criteria of Student Council with Administration approval (i.e. athletic game days, awards ceremonies, special class requirements, etc.).
  • ACCESSORIES/HAIRSTYLES – Boys/Girls are allowed to wear earrings, one to two earrings per ear. One nose earring is allowed (Small stud nose ring only). 3 inch headbands are allowed. Solid color only. No inappropriate clothing accessories and/or jewelry.

W.C.A. DRESS CODE GENERAL GUIDELINES

  • Both Walther Spirit wear and Walther polo shirts for Chapel must be worn and seen. Students can wear either an undergarment, Cardigan sweater, or Walther jacket on the outside, but you are not to completely cover your Walther spirit wear or Walther polo.
  • Tattoos or body art are not acceptable and may not be visible during the course of the school day, or at athletic or school social events.
  • Hats, scarves, du-rags/wave caps, and hoods may NOT be worn during school hours. (8:00 am -2:45 pm)
  • Walther related/Walther-sponsored spirit wear shirts, sweatshirts, or hoodies are acceptable as Walther Spirit wear and may be worn daily. Walther-related spirit wear may include but are not limited to the following tops: Graduation, Awareness, Fundraiser apparel, State Athletics, Concordia tee shirts, Thrivent, etc. which were obtained as part of a Walther-sponsored event. The Dean of Students will make the determination if a specific top is permitted.
  • No other materials or patterns (stripes, white, plaid, spandex, mesh/athletic shorts, p.e. shorts /ycra, or tear-away sweatpants) are acceptable.
  • No altered shirts (torn, cut, etc.) low-cut, sleeveless, or bare-midriff shirts, nor see through. No ripped pants, shirts, or jeans with holes. Pants, Jeans, Leggings, and Joggers cannot be seen through, have any rips, holes, or skin exposed. No inappropriate, offensive advertising, sayings of any kind. No clothing from other high schools. Questionable dress attire will be handled by the Assistant Principal / Dean of Students. Staff have the right to question students’ appropriate dress, hairstyles, jewelry, or other clothing accessories. There are NO OTHER EXCEPTIONS to our dress code unless permitted by Administration.

Consequences are given by the Assistant Principal / Dean of Students if deemed necessary and are final. Consequences may include:
1. Students removed from class until dress code issues are resolved (class absences will be unexcused)
2. Students will have an opportunity to rectify dress code issues, if not, students may be sent home if deemed inappropriate.

Non-Discrimination Statement

Walther Christian Academy is operated for the purpose of providing Christian Education at the secondary level for the families of Lutheran congregations. However, it admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, and religion to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin and religion in administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.