Student Dress Code
All students are expected to give proper attention to personal cleanliness and to dress appropriately for school and school functions. Students and their parents have the primary responsibility for acceptable student dress and appearance. Teachers and all other District personnel should exemplify and reinforce acceptable student dress and help students develop an understanding of appropriate appearance in the school setting.
A student’s dress, grooming and appearance, including hair style/color, jewelry, makeup and nails, shall:
- Be safe, appropriate, and not disrupt the educational process
- Non-prescription sunglasses are not to be worn inside the building.
- Recognize that extremely brief garments such as tube tops, net tops, halter tops, spaghetti straps, plunging necklines (front and/or back), short shorts, short skirts, and see-through garments will be considered inappropriate. Midriffs must be covered.
- Ensure that the length of skirts and shorts must be no shorter than three (3) inches above the knee and cover the entire torso at all times.
- Leggings, when worn, must be covered by a top, dress or shorts which are no shorter than three (3) inches above the knee.
- Provocative or excessively short garments are prohibited.
- Ensure that underwear is completely covered with outer clothing.
- Include footwear at all times. Footwear that is a safety hazard, such as flip flops, will not be allowed.
- Not include the wearing of coats, hats or other headwear in school except for a medical or religious purpose.
- Any garment with decoration, patches, letter advertisements, etc., that may be considered obscene, offensive, lewd, or promoting the use of drugs, violence, or alcohol, is not to be worn in school. Any student who refuses to comply may be subject to discipline.
Students who violate the dress code shall be required to modify their appearance by covering or removing the offending item and, if necessary or practical, replacing it with an acceptable item.