Winston Academy of Engineering is a family partnership committed to the success of our students!
My Polk Schools Parent Portal:
Parents can now access their student’s information from any computer with an internet connection. The MyPolkSchools Parent Portal allows parents to check current grades, obtain immunization status, learn if their child had any recorded discipline or attendance issues throughout the day, check their child’s current lunch account balance, and even see what their child purchased in the lunchroom all before their child comes home from school. Click here for more information on this exciting new service!
The most common preventable ways babies and young children die are from drowning, preventable crib death, and being left with caretakers that have anger management issues and are not suited to caring for a child. In the past three years in Polk County, 36 children have died due to unsafe sleep (17) or drowning (18). Each year, these deaths account for more than 50% of all childhood deaths, both preventable and non-preventable.
The Department of Children and Families has a great brochure for preventing the three most common causes of childhood death: water safety, safe sleep, and controlling emotions/anger in caretakers. Please take a few moments to review this information.
Winston Academy Uniform Policy:
Vendor: Risse Brothers is the preferred vendor of Winston Academy of Engineering.
Dress Uniforms: Dress uniforms are required every Monday from September through June. Dress uniform days may also be announced at other times throughout the year.
Girls in grades K-3: White Peter Pan collar blouse with green x-tie and a plaid jumper with gym shorts underneath.
Girls in grades 4-5: May choose to wear K-3 attire described above or a plaid skort with a white WAE oxford cloth shirt.
Boys in all grades: White or blue pin striped WAE oxford cloth shirt and long navy uniform pants.
Tuesday through Friday Uniforms: Children may choose to wear their dress uniform as described above or
Girls: plaid shorts or skorts, or navy shorts, skirts, or skorts or navy pants with green, white, royal blue, or grey WAE knit shirt. Capri’s are not allowed.
Boys: Navy shorts or pants with green, white, royal blue, or grey WAE knit shirt.
Neatness & Cleanliness: Uniforms should be clean and in good condition with shirts tucked in at all times. Students should come to school with clean bodies.
Tops: All tops must be uniform tops (hunter green, white, grey, or royal blue polo shirts, white or blue pin striped oxford cloth shirt) with a school logo. White undershirts are the only permissible undershirts.
Spirit Shirts: Spirit shirts must be purchased from Winston Academy PTA and may only be worn on Friday’s.
Bottoms: Shorts/skort length must meet the tips of the student’s fingers when arms are extended. Bottoms must be the appropriate size and worn at the waist. Skorts and skirts may not be rolled at the waist. It is suggested that girls wear athletic shorts under their jumpers and skirts. These shorts must not be visible.
Belts: Solid colored (brown, navy, or black) belts must be worn with shorts or pants. Brightly colored belts, decorative belts, and large buckles may not be worn.
Socks: Socks must be plain white, hunter green, black, grey, or navy. Socks cannot have visible logos. Ankle or calf length socks must be plain white, hunter green, grey, or navy. Sport socks that go to the knees are unacceptable. Girl’s hosiery/tights may only be navy, hunter green, black, or white, and must be closed toed. Leggings of any kind are not allowed.
Shoes: Shoes may be purchased at the store of your choice. Both girls and boys must wear tennis shoes or rubber-soled shoes with the uniform. Shoes must be tied/fastened tight at all times.
All shoes must be CLOSED TOE and CLOSED HEEL shoes.
No High Heels, toe shoes, lighted, skate shoes, platform, or boots are permitted.
Shoes may not have bright or flashy polka dots or animated figures.
Neon or bright colors may not be the dominant color of the shoe.
Shoes must be conservative and matching.
Cool days & Cold Weather Conditions: Students may only wear plain, solid white or hunter green turtlenecks or long sleeve shirts under their Winston Academy shirt or blouse. If the news reports that it is a very cold morning (below 50 degrees), students may wear a non-uniform jacket on top of their uniform. Once school begins, all non-uniform jackets must be left inside the students backpack or classroom.
Jackets: The vendors for all jackets are Risse Brothers or Winston Academy PTA. All navy outer garments must have an embroidered school logo and are the only acceptable outer garments. Hoodies, sweatshirts, and sweaters of any kind are unacceptable.
Earrings/Jewelry: Expensive and/or excessive jewelry such as necklaces, rings, and bracelets are not recommended due to distractability, safety, and the chance of loss. Young men are not allowed to wear earrings. Earrings for young ladies must be smaller than a dime. No other piercings are permitted. Necklaces with pendants larger than a quarter are not allowed.
Hair: All students should have clean and well-groomed hair each day.
Boys: Young gentlemen’s hair length may not exceed the top of the collar.
Girls: Bangs may not be worn below the eyebrows. Beads or hair ornaments that obscure vision or otherwise provide distraction to the wearer or other students are not allowed.
No colored hair, such as green or blue, no numbers, designs, Mohawks, Fohawks, spikes, or writing may be shaved into the hair.
Hair accessories must be kept to a minimum and must be uniform colors (navy, hunter green, white, grey, or royal blue).
Make-up/Nails/Tattoos: Make-up, nail polish, and body glitter are not permitted. Tattoos, artificial nails, and other distracting body art are not permitted.
Backpacks: For safety purposes, backpacks on wheels and trapper keepers are not allowed.
Dress code infractions: All students are expected to fully comply with the required uniform dress code, as agreed upon by parent/guardian signature of the Academy Contract.
Parents/Visitors: You are helping us to set the proper example for our students. Please dress appropriately when visiting the school or chaperoning field trips.
School administrators will determine if clothing is appropriate for school and in compliance with the school uniform policy.
Winston Wardrobe Shop:
Winston Academy has a wardrobe shop where Parents/Guardians may purchase gently used uniforms. If you would like to visit the wardrobe shop, please contact the Winston Academy PTA.