Students are expected to dress and groom themselves in such a way as to reflect neatness, cleanliness, and good taste. All students should be modestly dressed and groomed so as not to distract the attention of others or to cause disruption or interference with the educational program or the orderly operation of the school. Parents/guardians and students are expected to honor the dress code so that valuable school time is not spent examining student attire to determine its appropriateness.
The primary responsibility for appropriate dress lies with the student and his/her parents/guardians. However, in the interest of maintaining the required school climate essential to meaningful teaching and learning, the administration has the final say regarding whether any particular mode of dress or grooming results in a violation of the spirit and intent of this rule.
The following guidelines are provided to encourage students to dress and groom themselves in a manner that is in keeping with the academic atmosphere of the school and reflects a respect for others.
The following items are prohibited from school:
Any clothing that contains profane language, offensive sayings, gang symbols, and/or tobacco, alcohol, or drug advertisements.
Hats, sweatshirt hoods, kerchiefs, bandanas, or other head covering apparel may not be worn in the school building (unless for religious or medical reasons if approved by the administration).
No revealing, low-cut, or see through/sheer, mesh clothing that exposes any part of a student’s body, such as the stomach and/or chest areas is permitted. Front, back, and sides must be covered at all times.
No bare midriffs, halter tops, tank tops (with spaghetti straps), sleepwear, beachwear or sunglasses are allowed. Pants, shorts and other similar clothing must fit appropriately.
Undergarments must be covered at all times. Boys are not allowed to wear sleeveless sport jerseys unless they have a shirt underneath.
Shorts, dresses and skirts must be of a decent length as to extend below the fingertips. Bicycle shorts with nothing worn over or under them.
Footwear without secure straps such as flip flops or clogs. Heelies and high heels
Clothing which is excessively soiled or torn.
Jackets and coats which are designed as outerwear to be worn outside only.
Any piercing that represents a health issue, safety hazard, or distracts from the educational environment of a student or other.
For safety reasons, students are required to keep their shoelaces tied at all times.
All pants must be worn securely at the waist. At no times should any undergarments be visible.
The above dress code regulations will be in full effect during/at all school-sponsored activities.
The administration will enforce the compliance of this policy by having those students who are in violation of the dress code change his/her clothing in school and/or by contacting the parents/guardians to bring in a suitable change of clothes for their child(ren). Students that have a question about particular types or items of dress should talk to an assistant principal. REMEMBER: SCHOOL IS YOUR JOB and APPROPRIATE DRESS IS IMPORTANT!