Changes for the 2022-23 School Year
Uniforms are an indispensable feature of Wesley. They help to maintain an elevated standard of personal appearance, promote a dignified school climate, and foster school pride.
For the last 2 years, we have been extremely flexible with uniform requirements due to the pandemic. As we continue to transition towards a sense of normalcy, it's time to reinforce our official uniform policy once again.
We have some exciting changes coming for the 2022-23 school year! As you prepare to return to Wesley on August 1, please see the uniform guidelines for the 2022-23 school year below.
New: Say Goodbye to Red Polos
All students in grades K-8 will wear gray polos. PYP and MYP students will now be distinguished by different Wesley logos reflected on each shirt.
We understand that these changes will impact families. With this in mind, 2022-23 will be a transition year. Students will be able to wear a mixture of Wesley items from our new and previous vendors. Full implementation of the new changes will occur the following year (2023-24). PYP students can still wear the red polos (with the old patch) during the transition year. However, PYP students are not permitted to wear gray polos with the old patch. These are for MYP only. The only gray shirts permitted for PYP students during the transition year are ones from the new vendor (new patch).
During the transition year, students can wear Wesley-approved hoodies, cardigans, and fleece items purchased from our approved vendor or the Wesley store inside the building. Non-Wesley items are not permitted inside the building. Note: Students will not be permitted to wear hoodies of any kind inside the building beginning the 2023-24 school year.
Q & A
Can your child start wearing the new items when school starts in August 2022? Yes. However, they can also wear old uniform items for the 2022-23 school year. Old items will no longer be permitted after this year.
Can parents still purchase items from the old vendor? Yes, you can until items are no longer available.
Uniform Details for the 2022-23 School Year
|Shirts||Gray Short Sleeve or Long Sleeve Knit (Polo) Shirts with heat transferred logo||Note: PYP students can still wear red polos from our previous vendor||Wesley Spirit Shirts (available in School Store)|
|Bottoms||Black Shorts: Pleated, Fashion Fit, or Flat Front||Black Pants: Pleated, Fashion Fit, or Flat Front Slacks||Black Skort||Skirts: Black or Plaid Skirt available at approved vendor|
|Layers||Sweaters: Black V-Cardigan Sweater with embroidered logo||Spirit Sweatshirts: Black with printed Wesley - This Spirit Wear will be available for purchase at the Wesley school store and can be worn as part of uniforms.|
|Jackets||Black 1/4 Zip Fleece with embroidered logo||During the transition year, students can wear Wesley-approved hoodies, cardigans, and fleece items purchased from our approved vendor or the Wesley store inside the building. Non-Wesley items are not permitted inside the building. Note: Students will not be permitted to wear hoodies of any kind inside the building beginning the 2023-24 school year.|
|Accessories||Solid Black Belt||White or Black socks or leggings||Closed toe, comfortable shoes *see note below|
Closed-toe, comfortable shoes; Shoes must be appropriate for students to safely participate in physical activities (i.e. physical education classes, recess). The following shoes are not permitted: sandals, slides, Crocs, Uggs, slippers, heelies, light-up shoes, thigh-high boots, etc.
Wesley International Academy reserves the right to determine whether certain clothing items, by appearance and style, fall beneath expected appearance standards.
For more information, please view Wesleys Uniform Policy.
General Considerations for All Students:
Daily compliance: Students must comply daily with all uniform components, including shoes, socks, belts, and sweaters.
- Cleanliness: Uniforms should be neat and clean at all times.
- Hair: Hair must be appropriately groomed so as to not cause a disruption or generate unnecessary attention during the school day. Barrettes and other hair accessories must be red, white, or black.
- Makeup: Light makeup and light, clear, lip-gloss is permitted.
- Jewelry: The only permissible accessories are earrings and watches. Both must be modest in appearance so as to not generate attention or cause a disruption within the school.
- Confiscated Items: Accessories or articles of clothing found in violation of the Dress Code will be confiscated and will be returned to the parent or guardian.
All Students Must Be Appropriately Dressed:
No open-toed shoes (see description above for shoes that are not allowed
Fingertip length still applies
No biker shorts, exercise pants, or leggings as a stand-alone clothing item
No midriff or backless tops
No inappropriate language or images
No ripped, torn, or see-through clothing
Wesley uniforms are now available at our new vendor, Flynn O'Hara Uniforms. You can order online at https://flynnohara.com/ or in-store at their Sandy Springs location:
6311 ROSWELL ROAD NESANDY SPRINGS, GA 30328 (404) 260-7584
Wesley uniforms are still available at Prestige Uniforms while supplies last. Prestige Uniforms will adhere patches for a fee. You can order online at https://prestigemexpress.store or in-store at their Greenbriar Mall location:
2841 GREENBRIAR PKWY
ATLANTA, GA 30331
See these flyers for more information:
Wesley PTSA runs an on-site School Store that sells uniform-approved t-shirts, hoodies, and more. Wesley's PTSA will sell uniform-approved items, including the new patches, at the school store. Note: The PTSA will not be able to adhere new patches to uniform items.
PTSA Used Uniform Sale
The Wesley PTSA holds Used Uniform Sales throughout the year and at PTSA meetings. All proceeds benefit the PTSA, which supports the Wesley school community.
If you can volunteer or want to donate gently used uniforms, contact email@example.com.
Wesley Uniform Closet
We keep a variety of uniforms at the school in case of accident, illnesses, or for students who are out of uniform. If you have any uniforms to donate, please drop off anytime to the nurse’s office or email the PTSA at firstname.lastname@example.org. Other items we accept are soap, deodorant, dental hygiene, and feminine hygiene products.
Determinations of hardship will be made on a case-by-case basis. Families who experience hardship may notify the school in person or in writing. When possible and related to circumstances, the school will make efforts to support the family in need. However, it remains the responsibility of the family to ensure that students are properly dressed each day.
Contact: Ms. Johnson
Wesley students must arrive and leave school properly attired. If a student arrives at school out of uniform, parents will be notified by 9:00 a.m. with a request to either pick the child up or to correct the infraction.