School Dress Code
Student Dress Standards:
- Students' hair will be clean and well groomed at all times and shall not obstruct vision.
- Students must wear shoes at all times except as may be required in certain physical education activities.
- All forms of headgear (hats, caps, headbands, bandanas, etc.) are not acceptable. Such items will be confiscated. Students may keep a cap in their athletic/Band/PE locker for sun protection during outside activities.
- Students may not wear midriff-type apparel.
- Skirts and shorts must not be shorter than the students' extended fingertips. Divided skirts, hemmed above the knee, are considered shorts.
- No spaghetti straps, tank tops or visible under clothing will be permitted. Low-cut suggestive, see-through, or revealing clothing is not acceptable.
- Skintight attire is not acceptable. This includes bike shorts and spandex. All tops must be at least 3 fingers wide on the shoulder.
- Proper under garments must be worn and not be visible.
- Students may not wear slogan buttons or clothing with inappropriate or violent slogans or advertising. An example would be an alcoholic beverage or tobacco advertisement.
- Any attire related to negative group behavior (gangs, etc.) will not be permitted.
- Student dress for social functions will be determined by the sponsors of these functions and announced prior to the occasion.
- Visible body piercing shall be limited to ear piercing, nose & tongue studs. All other visible piercings, including retainers, are prohibited.
- Overalls must fit and be fastened appropriately.
- Chains are not allowed.
- Over-sized style pants that would give the appearance of being baggy or saggy will not be permitted.
- Pants/shorts/shirts/skorts will be worn on the waist above the point of the hip and will not be more than one waist size larger than the actual waist size of the student.
- Shirts and Blouses must be tucked in unless they are shorter in length than the student's extended fingertip
- Sunglasses may not be worn in the buildings.
- Students may not wear unusual costumes that attract attention and detract from the learning atmosphere. This includes unusual hairstyles or hair coloring.
- Any other attire or grooming that is perceived by the administration, as being detrimental to the education process will not be allowed.
- Tattoos that are allowed to be visible will be at the discretion of the campus administrator. Tattoos that are considered to be gang related, vulgar or offensive will not be permitted to be visible.
- Holes and/or shredding on jeans, pants etc. are not permitted above the skirts or shorts length guideline.
The principal shall determine if any item, not covered by this dress code, is disruptive to the learning environment or creates a safety concern. It shall be dealt with on an individual basis.
If a student is found in violation of the dress code policy, an effort to notify a parent to bring a change of attire will be made. If the parent is unable to bring a change of attire or the parent does not give the student permission to go home to change, the student will not be allowed to enter the regular classroom and will serve the remainder of the day in In-School Suspension. When a student is sent home, the absence will not count against the mandatory attendance rule but will count against exemption if they are out for over 45 minutes.