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 school 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.
- For safety reasons, shoes or sneakers are required and should be worn at all times. Flip-flops, exceptionally high heels and loose fitting shoes should not be worn.
- During the cold and snow season, children should have coats, snow pants or snowsuits, hats, mittens/gloves, and boots every day to be prepared for outside recess.
- The wearing of hats and bandanas in the classroom should not be permitted except for medical or religious reasons.
- Clothing cannot promote alcohol, tobacco, or illegal drugs.
- Attire should not include items that are vulgar, obscene, libelous or denigrate others on account of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender or disability.
Each building principal or his or her designee shall be responsible for informing all students and the students’ parent of the student dress code at the beginning of the school year and any revisions to the dress code made during the school year.
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. Any student who refuses to do so shall be subject to discipline, up to and including suspension for the day.