Dress Code

Dress Code

 

 

 

Dress Code for Students (Code #31) In order to facilitate a safe educational environment conducive to learning, the Board of Education has determined the following: 

 

 

 

A student shall not dress, wear or use emblems, insignias, oversized chains, badges or symbols, to include excessive or extreme hairstyles, hair colors, body piercings, or tattooing, which are likely to distract the attention of other students in the classroom, cause disruption or interference with the operation of the school, or violate health and safety standards of the school.  No clothing shall be worn which is excessive or extreme in appearance, displays messages that are profane, vulgar, lewd, indecent or sexually suggestive, contains alcohol, tobacco or drug advertisements, or advocates criminal activity.

 

 

Students shall abide by the following guidelines at all times:

  • Clothes and shoes that show good taste, avoiding extreme designs and styles which may pose a safety problem, are expected.  Headdresses, hats, sweatbands and scarves, which are meant to be worn outside, are not to be worn inside the school building.  Undergarments are not to be exposed.
  • Shirts and Blouses –  Unacceptable attire includes clothing that exposes the torso such as see-through garments, halters, spaghetti straps, backless dresses, tube tops, tank tops or muscle shirts, bare midriff outfits, or shirts or blouses that are tied at or may rise above the waist.
  • Skirts, Shorts and Dresses – Skirts and shorts must be fitted at the waist and should be of appropriate length.  As a general rule, appropriate length would be at fingertips, provided this measurement is mid-thigh and below.  Mini-skirts are deemed to be disruptive and are not allowed.  This includes skirts and dresses with any opening that exposes the leg above the appropriate designation.
  • Pants and Shorts – Pants and shorts must be fitted at the waist.  They must not be baggy, frayed at the bottom, torn, tattered, and/or ripped.  Pants must not drag the floor.  Unacceptable shorts include, but are not limited to, athletic shorts, spandex-style ‘bicycle’ shorts, cut-off jeans, cut-off sweat pants, short-shorts, running shorts, and see-through boxer-type shorts. Leggings, “jeggings”, or any other tight fitting pants may only be worn with a top or dress of an appropriate length. As a general rule, appropriate length would be at fingertips, provided this measurement is mid-thigh and below.
  • Belts and Straps – Belts, if worn, must be secured at the waist and buckled.  All straps should be fastened, and sashes must be tied.
  • Hats – No hats or head covers may be worn in the school building, unless worn for religious reasons.
  • Bandannas – No bandannas of any type will be allowed.
  • Fraternity and sorority insignias on clothing are forbidden.
  • Sunshades and/or dark glasses will not be worn inside the school building unless prescribed by a physician or another person who is professionally qualified to make such recommendations.
  • Students shall not wear clothing, (shirts, caps, etc.), that will in any way promote or advertise the use of narcotics, alcoholic beverages, tobacco or stimulant drugs which are illegal for any such student to use.
  • Suggestive, vulgar, or obscene pictures and/or language on clothing or body are forbidden.
  • Cheerleading uniforms – During school hours, cheerleading uniforms can be worn only during pep rallies.  Cheerleaders must comply with the dress code all other periods of the school day.
  • Extreme out-of-season dress may be questioned by school administration.

 

Disposition - Violators will be subject to the following disciplinary actions:

 

First Offense - Warning (which may include a possible change of clothing, and an opportunity for the student to remove body piercings as directed by the school administration)

Second Offense - Detention

Third Offense - Detention

Fourth Offense - Principal’s Discretion