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Dress Code


The principles that guide the dress policy encourage cleanliness, safety, and health.  It is the school’s desire to project a positive image that can be enforced by all staff members and does not detract from the daily education experience.   Students must adhere to the following guidelines while at school AND during extracurricular school functions. Student violations of dress and grooming regulations are termed willful defiance of the valid authority of the school principal, and the Board of Education directs that the principal may administer appropriate disciplinary action.


* All students are to attend school and school related activities in a manner that is clean and not hazardous to the health and safety of themselves or others and does not detract from the educational process.

* Articles of clothing, jewelry, accessories, notebooks, permanent and temporary tattoos, body markings, and possessions which are known, by previous experience, to have affiliations with gangs, hate/violence (satanic) or neo-Nazi organizations, display gang symbols, anti-ethnic, sexist, are obscene, or profane, have sexually suggestive expressions or activities, display tobacco, alcohol, drugs or sex; or materially interfere with school work; create disorder or disrupt the educational process are not allowed. Possessions that are determined to be harassing, threatening, or intimidating to others will not be allowed.

* Any clothing or apparel that is harassing, threatening, intimidating to others or advocates violence against a particular person or group of persons will not be allowed.

* Any apparel, hairstyle, cosmetic or jewelry, even if not specifically mentioned, which creates a safety concern or restricts normal school activities is prohibited.  

 * To prevent distraction, modesty shall prevail in student dress. At no time shall a student's private body parts or underclothing be exposed or seen.

  •      Clothing that exposes the midsection with arms raised is not allowed. (Midsection is defined as the area in the middle of the front, sides, and back of the torso).
  •      Shorts must have an inseam of at least four (4) inches. Bike shorts, form-fitting shorts, and shorts with holes are unacceptable.
  •      Principals have the right to suspend the wearing of shorts because of frequent student violations.
  •      Skirts and dresses must be long enough to provide proper coverage while engaged in school play and activities.
  •      Tank tops or sleeveless shirts/blouses with large armholes that extend past the armpit area, pajamas, boxer shorts and sleeveless undershirts worn as primary clothing, strapless tops, backless tops, halter/racer back tops, or transparent clothing are not permissible.
  •      Blouses, dresses, and shirts must be cut in a manner that does not expose the chest or back area.  
  •      Pants, shorts and skirts must be without holes or tears above mid-thigh.  Any intentionally designed tears must have a permanent patch.
  •      In terms of sheer and lace clothing - the solid portion of the outfit or garment must meet dress code standards.  
  •      Accessories with spikes, pocket chains, and flagging belts are prohibited.