M.S.D. of Wayne Township Student Dress Code/BYOD Guidelines

Ben Davis High School and Area 31 Career Center are considered to be a BYOD (bring your own device) school which allows students to use their cell phones, tablets and laptops at school for curricular use. The students have to use our wireless system while at school in order to be within our firewall (and not use data!). Students will not have to bring devices (we will supplement where needed), but are welcome to do so.

No article of clothing, tattoo or accessory may contain language or graphic representations depicting or promoting the use of drugs, alcohol, tobacco, showing gang affiliation or encouraging gang activity, violence, or sexual activity.  These guidelines are provided to assist students and their families in recognizing what is acceptable in the Wayne Township schools.  Please contact your student’s principal for further clarification and requests for special circumstance exemptions.

Dress Code

Shirts
All shirts or tops must “cover” the underarm, chest, shoulders (no spaghetti straps), stomach, and back.

Pants, Skirts, Shorts
All articles of clothing on the lower torso must rest naturally at the top of the hip to ensure that undergarments are not visible in the standing or sitting position. Shorts and skirts must be mid-thigh/fingertip in length when a student’s arms are comfortably at his/her side.  Clothing which is primarily constructed of spandex, spandex type  or  other excessively tight material is  not  permitted as  an outer garment, unless it  is  covered by acceptable clothing at the mid-thigh/fingertip length.  Pajamas are not permitted.  Any holes in the clothing above fingertip length must be covered with tape or other materials.

Shoes
Footwear must be worn in school at all times.  House shoes and house slippers are not permitted.  At the elementary level, shoes should be appropriate for recess and student safety should be a consideration. Excessively loose shoes or shoes that pose a tripping hazard should be avoided.

Jackets/Coats
Jackets are permitted to be worn in the school during the instructional day.    Heavy coats designed for frigid temperatures and/or excessively large coats are not permitted.

Headwear and Glasses
Sunglasses shall not be worn in the buildings.  Head coverings will not be permitted during the school day. Students may appropriately use articles (barrettes, bandannas, headbands, scarves) designed to pull or hold hair.

Hair/Facial Jewelry
Student’s hair, jewelry, or other accessories should not interfere with the educational environment of the school or safety of each student.

Book Bags/Backpacks
Book bags and backpacks are permitted in school.  Excessively large bags and bags with rollers may be restricted during the school day.

Undergarments/See Through Materials
Undergarments are not to be visible at any time.  Outer garments are to be worn in a manner which will cover up all undergarments. See through materials do not constitute “cover.”

This list is not intended to be an exhaustive list of prohibited items.   Clothing, accessories, and other items deemed disruptive, offensive, or contrary to the school’s mission by the school administration may be prohibited.

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)

The Wayne Township High Schools offer a filtered Wi-Fi network on campus. Students may bring a personal device to school to use for educational purposes. Students are expected to connect to the filtered Wi-Fi network to ensure access to quality online resources.

Important Facts

  • Users of the Wi-Fi network have filtered Internet access just as they would on a district-owned device.
  • Wayne Township High Schools offer many educational resources via the Internet. These resources can be accessed anytime and anywhere students have access to the Internet; therefore, learning is extended beyond the classroom.
  • Students may bring their own technology device (laptop, netbook, cell phone, tablet, etc.) to school to be utilized in the classroom at the discretion of the teacher.
  • Students are expected to exhibit digital responsibility/citizenship and follow the Responsible Use Policy
    (RUP) while using personal or district-owned technology.
  • Students will log onto the Wi-Fi network by using their district-provided username and password.

Device Responsibility

  1. Students are expected to connect to the filtered Wi-Fi while on campus.
  2. The technology devices students bring to school are their sole responsibility.
  3. The district assumes no responsibility for personal devices if they are lost, loaned, damaged, or stolen. Only limited time or resources will be spent trying to locate stolen or lost items.
  4. Personal devices may be subject to investigation in accordance with district policy.
  5. Students are to keep their devices secure at all times and not loan them to others.
  6. Students must keep devices on silent mode during the school day.
  7. Audible use of devices is not permissible unless authorized by a staff member.
  8. Students are expected to arrive on campus with fully charged devices.
  9. Students must follow school procedures for reporting illness, early dismissal, and other forms of communication home.