Student dress and grooming is primarily the responsibility of students and their parents; however, the school’s responsibility is to maintain a proper atmosphere for learning at school. Personal appearance is an important factor in developing and maintaining such an atmosphere.
Style is very important, but some types of dress and grooming are more appropriate for specific types of activities and/or locations than others. Experience has shown that extremes in dress and grooming lead to disruption of the learning process.
The principal of each school has the authority to make final decisions on questions of dress and grooming. Any student not adhering to the guidelines presented herewith will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action.
1. Hair is to be neat, clean, well groomed, and styled so that vision is not obstructed. Beards and mustaches shall be kept clean and neatly trimmed.
2. School clothing is to be in good taste, clean, neat, and styled for school activities.
3. Clothing shall not advertise, condone, depict, or promote the use of alcohol, tobacco, drugs, suicide, death, violence, and/or vulgar or obscene language.
4. Some type of sandal or shoe must be worn at all times.
5. Wearing either identified gang apparel or wearing clothing in a gang-style, as identified by law enforcement agencies, is prohibited.
6. Dresses, skirts, shorts, and pants shall be of a length that is not distracting. These items, when worn as the outer garment, shall extend at least to the tip of the fingers when the arms are held straight at the side. The top of any slits and/or holes in outer garments shall comply with the required dress code length. Waistbands of all dresses, skirts, shorts, and pants shall be secured at the waistline.
7. All shirts shall be of a length that is not distracting. All shirts when worn as the outer garment shall be: a. Of a length what will stay tucked while walking and/or sitting
b. Of a length that covers the shoulder from the base of the neck to the tip of the shoulder.
c. Designed so that the neckline does not reveal cleavage.
d. Designed to cover all undergarments, including the sleeve line and neckline.
e. When worn with leggings; shirt/tunic must come to end of fingertips.
The principals, in cooperation with coaches and sponsors, may adopt additional guidelines as they deem appropriate for students who participate in extracurricular activities.
Principals may approve limited exceptions to the dress code for certain campus-initiated events or special days such as Spirit Day, Hat Day, Drop Everything and Read (Dear) Day, etc.
For specific examples, refer to the Student Handbook.