Welcome Kindergarten Families!
As you are likely already aware, Windom Spanish Dual Immersion School went through a multi-year process to institute a Windom School uniform policy. The culmination of this process was a school-wide vote in early 2010 on the uniform policy which resulted in nearly 80% of ballots in favor. Since the 2010-2011 school year, Windom School uniforms has been mandatory for all students.
Why Uniforms? There are many reasons behind our uniform policy:
· Putting the focus on academics rather than fashion.
· Lowering the cost of school clothes.
· Helping students differentiate between learning and play environments.
· Instilling a sense of school pride and discipline.
· Promoting equity amongst the student body.
The Windom School Uniform
Bottoms: Navy Blue or Khaki (no denim/jeans).
Jumpers/Skirts for Girls: “Red/Blue” plaid is ok.
Accountability and Consequences
What about after-school?
School Spirit Days
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
Suggested Locations to Purchase School Uniforms
Families choose a wide variety of ways to uniform their children. Hand-me downs, used clothing and new are all acceptable. You will begin to see many retailers selling uniform clothing in August. You will find most of these retailers have some in-store clothing, but many also offer more complete selections online. The following is a suggested list of locations where uniforms can be found.
· JC Penney
· Old Navy
· School Uniform Stores:
o The School Uniform Store, 6603 Queen Avenue South, Richfield, (612) 861-1433
Scholarships and Assistance
The Dress Code Committee will be running yearly clothing drives for families to donate unwanted re-usable clothes. In addition, a scholarship fund has been set-up for families through the generosity of many Windom families. A reserve closet will be set-up for students that need to borrow a uniform during the school year. This reserve may also be used to assist families that may need it in complying with the uniform code. Please visit with Joshua Lang, School Social Worker or Jenedee Canino, Parent Liaison, if you may need some assistance.
Dress Code Contacts:
· Staff: Joshua Lang, School Social Worker, (English/Spanish)
o Joshua.Lang@mpls.k12.mn.us 612 668-3370
· Staff: Jim Clark, Director (English/Spanish), 612-668-3370
· Staff: Jenedee Canino, Parent Liaison, (English/Spanish) 612-668-3370
5821 Wentworth Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55419
Telephone / Oficina Principal: 612.668.3370 | Fax / Fáx: 612.668.3380