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 atching tights or flesh-colored stockings as appropriate in cold • m weather; and • low-heeled, closed-toed, conservative dark blue or black dress shoes.

Girls not suitably attired will be asked to return to their rooms to change. Optional uniform items such as cardigans may be worn by both WSC and VWS as instructed.

Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students Webb has established guidelines and practices to support transgender students. These guidelines do not anticipate every circumstance; they aim to describe common situations that may be relevant. Ultimately, the needs of transgender and gender nonconforming students must be assessed on a case by case basis, and these guidelines set out a practice to facilitate dialogue between individual students and school administration. Useful Definitions. Language to understand the complexity of gender continues to evolve. Some useful terms are included here, with an understanding that this vocabulary is fluid. Definitions are adapted from NAIS’s The Transgender Student (April 2014). Cisgender: refers to people whose sex assignment at birth corresponds to their gender identity and expression. Gender: For many people the terms “gender” and “sex” are used interchangeably. However, biological sex and gender are not the same, and gender is not inherently connected to one’s physical anatomy. “Gender” refers to the attitudes, feelings, and behaviors that a given culture associates with a person’s biological sex. Gender Identity: A person’s deeply held sense or psychological knowledge of their own gender which may or may not correspond to the person’s body or designated sex at birth (meaning what sex was originally listed on a person’s birth certificate.) Gender Expression: The manner in which a person represents or expresses gender to others, often through behavior, clothing, hairstyles, activities, voice, or mannerisms. Readers should note that often social or cultural norms vary, and some characteristics that may be accepted as feminine, masculine, or neutral in one culture may not be assessed similarly in another culture. Gender Nonconforming: A term for people whose gender expression differs from stereotypical expectations, such as “feminine” boys, “masculine” girls, and those who are perceived as androgynous. 58

2018-2019 The Webb Schools Handbook  

The mission of The Webb Schools is to provide an exemplary learning community that nurtures and inspires boys and girls to become men and...

2018-2019 The Webb Schools Handbook  

The mission of The Webb Schools is to provide an exemplary learning community that nurtures and inspires boys and girls to become men and...