The school district reserves the right to insist that the dress and grooming of students are within the limits of generally accepted community standards and students shall be required to show proper attention to personal cleanliness. Students' dress, personal appearance, and conduct are required to be of such character as not to disrupt or distract from the educational environment of the school. Any style that tends to diminish the instructional effectiveness of discipline and control by teachers is not acceptable. The school administration shall have the right to designate what types of dress, fashion, fads, or appearance disrupt or distract from the educational program or may be a potential safety hazard.
The Following Dress Code Rules Apply:
1. Requires the wearing of shoes with hard soles (this means that students may NOT wear moccasins, bedroom slippers, flip-flops, etc.).
2. Prohibits the wearing of tops that are transparent, low cut, and/or expose a bare midriff (when arms are raised to shoulder level and bare midriff is exposed). All straps must have three-inch shoulder coverage. Sleeveless shirts with extra large armholes are prohibited for health/sanitary reasons. All clothing must be sufficient to conceal any and all undergarments.
3. Requires that all shorts, skirts, and dresses must be no more than 5” above the knee and may not have frayed edges, slits, or holes 5” above the knee that expose the skin. Prohibits the wearing of pajama pants; tight-fitting shorts/pants (including spandex, biker shorts, pantyhose, tights, and leggings); and sagging or low-cut pants (pants that allow undergarments to show or that would, without a belt, fall down/off the student when walking). All clothing must be sufficient to conceal any and all undergarments.
4. Prohibits slogans or advertising on clothing that by their controversial, discriminatory, or obscene nature may disrupt the educational setting (for example, clothing that promotes the use of alcohol, drugs, profanity, pornography, weapons, or violence). Colors worn for the express purpose of identifying gang affiliation (including hair beads, shoelaces, belts, R.I.P. shirts, shirts with nicknames) that may cause a disruption on campus. This also applies to backpacks, folders and notebooks, and any other personal items.
5. Prohibits the wearing of sunglasses or any type of glasses that may detract from the educational environment or cause a disruption on campus.
6. Prohibits the wearing of metal chains that could endanger the safety of others. Spiked or studded clothing, jewelry, and/or accessories are prohibited (i.e., rings with spikes, dog collars, spiked bracelets, backpacks).
7. Prohibits the wearing of hats and all headwear (including beanies, hoods, hairnets, bandanas, or "do rags") while in the school building unless it is part of the program uniform (i.e. culinary hats). Hats, including baseball caps, cannot be worn anywhere on campus at any time. Certain cold weather headwear, like hoods or beanies, may be worn on campus but only outside and only during cold weather.
8. Prohibits the wearing of loose suspenders and belts. Suspenders and belts must be fastened in accordance with the design of the garment.
9. Outerwear such as coats, mittens, and scarves must be removed upon entering the classrooms/buildings. Administrators, teachers, and staff may use their discretion as appropriate based on the temperature in the facility.
10. The principal shall retain the authority to grant exceptions for special occasions or conditions.