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School Policies

Withrow University High School Expectations

Behavior Expectations and Consequences

For optimal learning to occur, the classroom must be physically and psychologically safe. To ensure this safety, a set of expectations is established with the students at the beginning of each school year.

The best discipline is self-discipline. Students are expected to take responsibility for their behavior. Our efforts to help students become self-disciplined, active and life-long learners require open lines of communication. Parents, teachers and students are all members of the community, and each can request a conference at any time. The following expectations are in effect at Withrow University High School:

  • Respect everyone’s ideas, feelings and belongings
  • Enter classes in an orderly manner, prepared for learning
  • Bring only necessary materials
  • Remain on task during class
  • Follow all instructions given
  • Follow all school and district rules and policies

When problems occur, the adults will make every effort to help the students resolve the situation in a manner that keeps the students in the learning environment. Some strategies that may be used to maintain a safe learning environment include positive reinforcement, conferences, reminders and warnings. In some cases, detentions, removal from class, outside interventions and suspension may be used. These measures are used in accordance with the stair-step discipline policy established by our Positive School Culture Committee. 

2022-23 Uniform Policy

The purpose of the dress code at Withrow University High School is to encourage the development of these virtues. It is recognized that there are varied opinions as to what constitutes neatness, modesty, and propriety. When we look the part, we tend to do the job better. We recognize aesthetically that student dress is distracting and can be counterproductive to success. We request the cooperation of both students and parents in maintaining the school’s dress code. It is also our desire to clarify any questions about the dress code long before they become an issue. Below are some specific guidelines.


To create, within the Withrowl community, an environment that enables a student to gain the respect and confidence of others through his/her outward appearance.

Board Policy 5511: Dress and Grooming

The board authorizes the school to establish a reasonable dress code for the school uniform. The dress code or requirements for school uniforms shall be incorporated into the Student Handbook and Discipline Plan. WIthrow's uniform policy is mandatory. There is no opting out.

General Guidelines

  • Students should arrive at school in uniform and remain in uniform throughout the entire school day.
  • All clothing should be in good repair and fitted properly. Clothing should not be too tight or too loose. Pants should be worn at the waistline and shirts should not be more than two sizes larger than the student wears.
  • Clothing should not be adorned with logos, pictures, patches, buttons, drawings or sayings (stated or implied) which refer to drugs, alcohol, violence, sex, athletics or the music industry.
  • This dress code is in effect every day, on school grounds, at school-related activities, and on the way to or from school.
  • In all cases, the administration has the authority to determine compliance.
  • Students who are found to be out of dress code are subject to disciplinary actions.

Examples of Withrow University High School uniform and where to purchase

Attendance Policies

Daily attendance is critical to academic success. Students are expected to attend school and all classes daily. Parents must notify the school each day their child is absent by calling the school office by 7:45 a.m. at 363-9200.

As a reminder, school hours are:

School Hours: 8:05 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Office Hours: 7:35 a.m. - 3:35 p.m.
The bell schedule outlines the school day by grade level and day of the week.
WUHS Bell Scedule 2022-2023