School Dress Code
Appropriate dress and grooming helps foster the teaching and learning process. Dress and grooming should not disrupt, distract, inhibit, offend, or intimidate others in a school setting. Clothing communicates purpose. The research is clear – dress affects behavior.
Students may not wear clothing that:
- is disruptive to the educational process.
- is considered unsafe, dangerous, immodest, or a health hazard.
- contains offensive or obscene symbols, signs, slogans, or words.
- degrades any gender, culture, religion, or ethnicity.
- contains language or symbols oriented toward violence, vandalism, sex, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or illegal activities.
Items of clothing that may not be worn include:
- Tops that show bare midriffs, off the shoulder, or have plunging necklines are not permitted. This guideline includes times when the student is sitting, reaching in their locker, etc. Straps must be a minimum of three inches wide, and the opening for the arms must fit snugly against the body.
- Revealing tops cannot be worn under removable outer garments.
- short shorts and short skirts are not permitted.
- oversized baggy clothing that allows underwear to be exposed is not permitted.
- excessively low-riding pants are not permitted.
- no writing on backside of shorts/pants.
- pajamas and pajama-like clothing are not permitted.
- hats are not permitted.
- sunglasses and/or non-prescriptive glasses are not permitted.
- coats and jackets are to be kept in lockers.
- “gang-related” apparel such as chains, bandanas, spiked jewelry, etc., is not permitted.
Your assistance is very much appreciated in this manner. Please contact building administration or your grade level counselor with any questions or comments. Thank you!