Our Mission

The purpose of Wahneta Elementary is to ensure that all students become productive citizens who are life-long learners with choices in life.


Wahneta Elementary students will attend school daily, come to school prepared, and follow schoolwide rules and policies.  The curriculum and instruction will meet the needs of every individual student, including students with disabilities and limited English proficient students, by providing additional academic assistance through small grouping, tutoring, extended day activities, and differentiated instruction in a challenging and nurturing environment.

Code of Conduct and Other School Policy

Click here to view Polk’s Code of Conduct.  

Dress Code

Listing of Acceptable Clothing

Traditional (non-winter) Dress Code

The Dress Code does not allow for clothing with colored trim, stripes, embroidery, decoration, etc. It also does not provide for overalls (overalls with pants or shorts), sweat pants, knit pants/ skirts, leggings, etc. A small logo is acceptable on otherwise approved clothing items.
Bottoms: Navy, Black or Khaki/Tan
  • Walking shorts, skorts, skirts, skirted jumpers all must be mid thigh or longer
  • Must be plain, solid-color Twill, Corduroy or Denim fabric
  • Waist of garment must be worn at student’s waist, belts are encouraged
Tops: Collar style shirt can be white or navy (polo style shirts).  T-shirt style shirts are available for purchase in the school office in various colors.  Plain t-shirts do not fit the school dress code; they must have the Wahneta Chief school logo on t-shirts.
  • must have long or short sleeves
  • should be tucked in
  • knit polo-type, Oxford or woven dress shirts, blouses, turtlenecks (if purchased from a store)
  • school logo t-shirts purchased through the school
Other dress code rules
  • shoes must be safe and appropriate
  • School administrators will determine if clothing is appropriate for school and complies with district rules. For more specific information on the student dress code, please refer to the Code of Student Conduct.

Winter/Cold Weather

On very cold days, students who walk, bike, etc. may need to wear sweatpants, etc. over their school clothes on their way to/from school. However, any clothing that doesn’t meet dress code requirements must be removed before school begins.

Jackets, sweaters, coats, etc.

Any kind of jacket/coat/cardigan is OK if it meets Polk County’s dress code rules
  • May not be disruptive, distracting, display offensive language/symbols, etc.
  • School staff may ask students to remove jackets
  • Any pullover garment that is worn all day (sweater, sweater vest, sweatshirt) should:
    • have a collar OR be worn with a collared uniform shirt or official school t-shirt underneath
    • must be solid white, solid navy or red (school sweatshirts with no hoods are OK)
    • must not have any colored trim, stripes, decoration, etc. (small logos are OK)
**Polk County Public Schools Student Code of Conduct, Section 2.06