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School Policies
One of our goals as an educational entity is to prepare our students for the rigors of post-secondary life which includes college and career. We all know that navigating the real world well requires discipline, effort, and an adherence to professional and social norms. Our school policies are learning tools that we use to help our students practice the skills they need to succeed in our competitive world.

Wells Raiders on the RISE


The expectations for students and staff are outlined below in Raiders on the RISE (Respect, Integrity, Self-Expression, and Engagement): a set of standards created to ensure a safe, secure and supportive learning environment for everyone. At Wells, we expect all students and staff to model and support these standards throughout the school, from the classroom to the cafeteria, and beyond. 


Medical Compliance


Physical and dental examinations, as well as specified immunizations, are required for all entering freshmen and transfer students. Students in the upper grades may also need to update their immunizations.

  • All incoming freshmen (9th grade) need to submit an updated physical exam with immunizations dated after July 1st  in order to be in medical compliance with Chicago Public Schools.

  • Students who fail to turn in their physical exam and/or be in compliance with immunizations by October 1st will NOT be allowed to participate in any sports, teams, after school programs, school activities, or incentives, and may be subject to medical exclusion from school until medically compliant. 


Student Dress Code

Wells High School’s student dress code supports equitable educational access and is written in a manner that does not reinforce stereotypes. To ensure effective and equitable enforcement of this dress code, school staff shall enforce the dress code consistently and in a manner that does not reinforce or increase marginalization or oppression of any group based on race, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, cultural observance, household income or body type/size. 


Students MUST Wear:

  • A Shirt (with fabric in the front, back, and on the sides under the arms), AND 

  • Pants/jeans or the equivalent (for example, a skirt, sweatpants, leggings, a dress or shorts), AND 

  • Shoes.


Students CANNOT Wear:

  • Violent language or images. 

  • Images or language depicting/suggesting drugs, alcohol, vaping or paraphernalia (or any illegal item or activity).

  • Any types of bulletproof vests, body armors, tactical gear, or facsimile.

  • Hate speech, profanity, pornography.

  • Images or language that creates a hostile or intimidating environment based on any protected class or consistently marginalized groups.

  • Any clothing that reveals visible undergarments

  • Swimsuits (except as required in class or athletic practice).

  • Accessories that could be considered dangerous or could be used as a weapon.

  • Any item that obscures the face or ears (except as a religious observance).



Wells Student/Family Handbook


Click here or click on the link below to view the Student/Family Handbook.