HIGH SCHOOL DRESS POLICY
Students shall dress and groom in a clean, neat and modest manner so as not to distract or interfere with the operation of the school.
More specific guidelines appropriate for each level of school (elementary, middle, junior high and senior high) may be developed. Prinicipals, faculty members and students shall be involved in the development of each appropriate set of guidelines.
When a student is attired in a manner which is likely to cause disruption or interference with the operation of the school, the principal shall take appropriate action, which may include suspension.
In keeping with the educational purpose of this school district, students are expected to dress and groom themselves as individuals with a sense of responsibility. The district's dress code is established to teach hygiene, instill discipline, prevent disruption, avoid safety hazards and provide a postive learning enviroment. Each student is expected to keep his/her person and his/her clothing clean and neat. It is expected that each student, while exercising the right to dress and groom himself/herself in an individual way, will also show, through his appearence, a high degree of respect for the standards of decency, cleanliness and style acceptable to the school. The administration has discretion in determining the appropriateness of dress. If it is determined that the dress or grooming of a student is inappropriate, the student will be sent home or removed to an alternate setting. Any class time missed during the time the student has gone home to change will be unexcused.
A partial list of guidlines include:
Shirts, blouses or sweaters, pants/dresses and shoes must be worn at all times.
The practice of "sagging" is considered to be gang related symbolism and will not be tolerated.
No head apparel, including caps, hats, headbands, bandanas, tobaggans, or hair stockings will be worn in the building.
Clothing shall fit properly and shall not be unreasonably tight or unreasonably baggy.
Pants must be worn at the waist. No sagging allowed.
Shorts cannot be any shorter than below the extended finger tips when standing.
Skirts and dresses cannot be any shorter than two (2) inches above the knee. Dresses must completely cover the shoulders.
No spaghetti straps, tank tops or muscle shirts are permitted. Bare midriffs, bare shoulders or backs, and excessively low cut clothing, along with clothing made of see-through material is prohibited. The midriff area must be fully covered at all times.
Hair styles, unusual hair color, sideburns, and mustaches must be in good taste, clean and well groomed.
Clothing that exhibits written, pictorial or implied references to illegal substances, drugs or alcohol, negative slogans, vulgarities, or that which attracts undue attention is prohibited.
Prohibited items include: (1) long, large and/or heavy chains (2) studded or chained accessories and (3) sunglasses, except for health purposes.
Leotards, body suits, biking or jogging shorts, and skintight outer materials such as spandex are not appropriate.
For the safety of the school population, trench coats and dusters will not be allowed.
Facial jewelry shall be limited to the ears only.
Book bags must be clear or mesh; otherwise they must be placed in locker upon arrival at school.
The principal may make exceptions in special circumstances or on occasions such as holidays or special performances and may further prescribe dress in certain classes such as physical education, vocational classes and science labs