Dress Code

Student attire must be school appropriate – neat, clean and modest. The following guidelines are established regarding student dress code:

In general, the following decorations and/or designs imprinted upon or attached to the body or clothing is prohibited:

Symbols, mottoes, words or acronyms advertising tobacco, alcohol, or illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia, that convey crude, vulgar, profane, violent, death-oriented, gang-related, sexually explicit, or sexually suggestive messages, identify a student as a member of a secret or overtly antisocial group or gang or that identifies a student as a member of an organization that professes violence or hatred toward one's fellow man.

Clothing that is extremely ragged or extremely tight or transparent is not permitted. Bathing suits are not permitted.

Outerwear

Students must store outerwear (coats, hats, gloves, scarves, etc.) in their cubbies upon arrival to school. Outerwear will not be permitted in classrooms, cafeterias, libraries, corridors or other areas of the school buildings after arrival unless authorized by the school's administration.

Head Coverings/Sunglasses

Scarves, curlers, bandanas, sweatbands, or other similar head coverings or adornments shall not be worn to class or within school buildings.

Caps, hats or other similar head coverings shall not be worn to class or within school buildings unless prescribed by a physician, previously approved by the school's administration for religious reasons, or approved by the school's administration for a special school activity.

Sunglasses (unless prescribed by a physician) shall not be worn to class or within school buildings.

 

Upper Garments

Undergarments should not be visible or exposed. Strapless garments are prohibited. Shoulder straps of permitted garments must be a minimum of thewidth of three fingers of the person wearing the garment.

Bare midriffs, immodestly low cut necklines, off the shoulder straps, or bare back shirts are prohibited. Shirts altered by tying in the back, front or side, crop tops, halter-tops, tube tops with straps less than two inches of the person wearing the garment or that expose the lower back or abdominal area are not permitted. Garments must be of appropriate length, cut and/or fit to meet these requirements while standing, sitting and/or bending.

 

Lower Garments

Undergarments shall not be visible. Pants and shorts shall be worn at the waist. Shorts and skirts must not be above the fingertips of the students wearing them with the arm fully extended. No holes, slashes or frayed material is permitted above the short/skirt minimum length requirement.

Tights or leggings worn as outerwear, spandex, bike shorts, bathing/swimming wear, sleep wear (including pajamas), etc., are not permitted and do NOT negate the length requirement.

Footwear

Students must wear appropriate footwear for protection and hygienic reasons while on school grounds, participating in school activities, or on school transportation. All footwear must have a back or a back strap.Slippers, sliders/sandals and flip flops are examples of unacceptable footwear.

Accessories

Jewelry and other accessories shall not convey prohibited messages as defined above. Visible pierced jewelry may not be worn when participating in physical education classes or athletic practices or competitions. Dog collars, wallet chains, chains that connect one part of the body to another or other jewelry/accessories that pose a safety concern for the student or others are prohibited.

 

Enforcement

1st Offense – Results in a warning and the incident is documented. Students must call home for or borrow alternate clothing.

2nd Offense – Results in a lunch detention and the incident is documented. Students must call home for or borrow alternate clothing.

3 or More Offenses – The incident will be documented and then referred to the administration. Parent/Guardian may be called in for a conference.

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