Student Dress Code

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.

  1. For safety reasons, footwear is required and should be worn at all times. Footwear should be safe and fit comfortably in order to prevent injury.
  2. No coats or jackets will be worn in the building during the school day.
  3. The wearing of hats in the building will not be permitted except for medical or religious reasons. Gang related apparel is prohibited.
  4. Clothing which is disruptive or interferes with the educational process will not be permitted to be worn by students in school or on school premises (i.e. flannel/pajama pants, profanity, offensive messages, promotion of drugs, alcohol, and /or tobacco).
  5. 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.
  6. No jewelry with sharp edges, heavy ornamental chains, dog collars or choke chains will be permitted.
  7. No sunglasses will be permitted unless prescribed by a physician.
  8. Certain insignias designated or inferred as inappropriate or obscene or in bad taste will not be permitted. This includes prohibition of gang symbols, signs, colors or other related apparel.
  9. Boys must wear footwear, pants or shorts and a shirt (no exposed underclothing).
  10. Girls must wear footwear, slacks, shorts or skirts of fingertip length, some type of blouse or dress (no bare midriffs; no spaghetti straps; no halter, tube or net tops; no exposed underclothing; no plunging neckline – front or back; and no see-through garments).
  11. Excessively saggy pants/shorts are prohibited.  Undergarments may not be exposed.

Students who violate the student 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.  Staff will assist in notifying the parent(s) of the student in order to secure alternate clothing (if necessary).  Any student who refuses to cooperate shall be subject to discipline, up to and including suspension for the day.  The principal/assistant principal will make the final decision about whether clothing is appropriate.  Family support is appreciated in these efforts.

Remember this about dress and appearance:

  • How you look affects how you feel and behave
  • How you look affects how others feel and behave
  • Use common sense