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Working Papers


According to child labor laws of the state of Pennsylvania, all persons between 14 and 18 must have a working permit in order to engage in full or part-time employment. Working papers are issued by Whitehall High School to all residents of the school district who are affected by the law.

To begin the application process, a parent or guardian must come to the main office of the high school with one of the following: student’s birth certificate, passport, or green card.

Dress Code

Dress is a means of personal expression. It is, however, the student’s responsibility to dress in a manner that reflects pride and respect for the school as a place of learning. The student’s manner of dress or appearance must not disrupt the educational process. A student’s clothing should be clean and in accord with health and safety regulations of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Inappropriate clothing includes:

  • Clothing such as shorts, pants or skirts worn lower than the hip-line.
  • Excessively tight shorts and skirts.
  • Skirts, shorts, and skorts that are shorter than mid-thigh and that don’t reach the fingertips with arms fully extended at sides.
  • See-through clothing that exposes undergarments or anatomy.
  • Low-riding pants, shorts, or skirts that expose undergarments.
  • Clothing designed to be sleepwear.
  • Tops that: Have no sleeves (tank tops, halter tops) Expose the midriff Have plunging necklines Have backlines lower than mid-shoulder blades Are marked as undergarments.
  • Chains, such as dog collars or wallet attachments and spiked jewelry.
  • Items that are indecent, offensive, obscene, or contain a reference to gangs, sex, drugs, tobacco, alcohol and or weapons.
  • Outerwear such as coats, hats, bandanas, gloves, sunglasses. These items must be placed in a locker and not carried with the student.
  • Hooded sweatshirts are permitted to be worn; however, wearing a hood on your head is not acceptable in the building.

Students who come to school wearing clothes that are determined to be offensive and/or in conflict with the guidelines set forth will be given an opportunity to change, call home for replacement clothing, or report to ISS for the remainder of the school day.

Parking Lot

The following rules have been developed to ensure a safe environment for all who park their vehicles on WHS property. The local police monitor the school district property. Citations for speeding, failure to stop at stop signs, etc. will be issued.

  1. All juniors and seniors who wish to park on the high school lot MUST have a valid license (No permits) and their vehicle must be registered in the main office. Parking tags will be issued for a cost of $10.00.
  2. Upon registration, the student will then receive a numbered student parking permit which MUST be displayed from the rearview mirror at all times while parking on school property.
  3. Parking is available on a first come basis. There will be no assigned spaces. There are a limited number of spaces available in the front high school parking lot. Students must park in yellow spaces only.
  4. The speed limit on the parking lot is 5 m.p.h.
  5. Parking tags are not transferable.
  6. Upon the students fifth (5) late to school, third (3) unexcused/illegal absence, or persistent violations of the discipline code, the students will have their parking privileges revoked for the balance of the semester. In order to gain their parking privilege back, students will need to re-register their vehicle for the next semester and pay an additional $10.00.
  7. Students must score proficient or advanced on 2 of
    the 3 target areas of the PSSA to be eligible for a
    parking pass.
  8. Students who receive a Loss of Privilege letter will
    also have their parking privilege revoked for the
    remainder of the school year.
  9. Administrators may authorize a search of vehicles
    parked on the campus of the Whitehall-Coplay
    School District anytime there is a reasonable
    suspicion that the vehicle or contents therein may
    pose a danger to the health, safety, and welfare of
    other students or staff or when there is reasonable
    suspicion that its contents may be disruptive to the
    educational process.
  10. Lost parking tags can be reissued for an additional cost of $10.00.

Any student failing to abide by these rules will face discipline action and suspension of driving privileges at a length of time determined by the administration.

  • Parking is at your own risk. The school district is not responsible for damage to vehicles.
  • Cars illegally parked on township property will be ticketed.
  • The administration reserves the right to have any illegally parked cars towed at the owner’s expense.
  • The laws of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code, known as Title 75, will be enforced on Whitehall-Coplay School District property.