Dress Code


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The following guidelines are intended to define appropriate student attire and personal grooming.  The purpose of our dress code is to enhance the classroom atmosphere, encourage appropriate dress for the workplace, and minimize student distraction, so as not to interfere with the educational process.  It is also intended to help protect the health, safety, and welfare of the individual student.  (Board Policy 5132)

1.   No hats or bandanas.

2.   No hoods in classroom.  Additionally, no hoods outside on warm days.

3.   Safety dictates that no high heel or platform shoes or shoes with grind plates are to be worn.  Wallet chains are not appropriate.

4.   Clothing and jewelry shall be free of writing, pictures, or any other insignia which are crude, vulgar, profane, or sexually suggestive or which advocate racial, ethnic, or religious prejudice or the use of drugs or alcohol.

5.   Inappropriate lettering, printing, message patches, or messages on clothing, backpacks, binders, and other personal items are prohibited. 

6.   Any apparel, accessory, school materials, or manner of grooming which by virtue of its color, arrangement, or any other attribute denoting membership in a gang is prohibited.

7.   Dangling earrings can be dangerous for the wearer.  Use common sense.

8.   Students are permitted to wear mid-thigh length shorts.  Short shorts, jogging or running shorts, and unhemmed shorts/pants (and torn apparel) are not acceptable.  Pants must be worn at or above the hip point and be able to stay up without a belt, NO SAGGING.

9.   No bare midriffs are allowed nor are low cut or revealing tops.  No “off-the-shoulder” blouses or sundresses are to be worn.  Dresses and skirts must be fingertip length or longer.  Garments shall be sufficient to conceal underclothes.  NO tank tops (low-cut necklines, straps that are less than two inches in width, or enlarged armholes) are allowed unless worn over another garment.

10.  No student shall wear “see through” or “fishnet” blouses or shirts.

11.  No pajamas.

12.  ALL CLOTHING SHALL BE WITHIN THE BOUNDS OF DECENCY AND GOOD TASTE.

STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND SCHOOL IN CLEAN, NEAT CLOTHING.

The administration reserves the right to decide the appropriateness of the student’s attire.  Inappropriately dressed students will be expected to change clothing.


What parents can do:
  Please take a moment to discuss the dress code with your student.  Some students are dressing after parents leave for work and others are bringing a change of clothing in backpacks.


Action Taken by Administration

First Offense:      
Warning, call home
Change clothes
Student must pick up all inappropriate clothes                                

Second Offense:  
Change clothes, call home
Parent must pick up inappropriate clothes
Detention and loss of 10 merits

Third Offense:
Change clothes, call home
Parent must pick up inappropriate clothes
Suspension for defiance and loss of 15 merits