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Dress Code

DRESS AND GROOMING

The district’s dress code is established to teach grooming and hygiene, prevents disruption, and minimizes safety hazards. All students are required to wear their school-issued identification badge, including temporary ID’s, with a lanyard around their neck during the instructional day. A fee of $2.00 will be charged to the student for replacement of a lost ID badge. If the principal determines that a student’s grooming or clothing violates the school’s dress code, the student will be given an opportunity to correct the problem at school. If not corrected, the student can be assigned to in-school suspension for the remainder of the day, until the problem is corrected, or until a parent or designee brings an acceptable change of clothing to the school. Repeated offenses may result in more serious disciplinary action in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct. Students and parents may determine a student’s personal dress and grooming standards, provided that they comply with the following:

 

Item

Acceptable Dress

Special Comments and Interpretations

Shirts, Blouses

Shirts/blouses must be:

·         Sleeves are required on garments.

 

·         Boys’ shirts; the length of an untucked shirt must be no longer than the tip of the longest finger with the student’s hand fully extended down the side of the student’s leg.

Students are prohibited from wearing shirts/blouses that:

·         Are sleeveless or reveal the shoulders/undergarments.

·         Advertise alcohol, drugs, tobacco, the occult, or gangs.

·         Have low-cut necklines

·         Are see-through apparel or clothing with holes

·         Have tube-tops, halter tops, spaghetti straps, half shirts, tank tops

·         muscle shirts, crop tops, or any shirt, which allows the navel or bra to show. Any shirt/blouse that does not come to the waistband or exposes the midriff while standing, walking or sitting must be worn with an undershirt that tucks in.

·         Are excessively tight

Pants, Slacks

Acceptable pants/slacks must be appropriately sized and worn at the waist and cover all undergarments.

The following are not acceptable:

The following are not acceptable:

         excessively long, large, or sag below the top of the hip line or allow

         undergarments to show

          NO skin showing above the mid-thigh

         oversized, baggy, or excessively tight

         Athletic pants in grades 7-12

         Joggers with no sweat or jersey material, must have drawstring at waistband

 

Shorts/Skorts

Acceptable length must be mid-thigh or longer

The following are not acceptable:

         Short shorts

         Athletic shorts in grades 7-12

          Shorts with holes or tears

         Excessively tight shorts

Dresses, Skorts, Skirts

Grades K-6 must reach mid-thigh or longer and be worn with shorts or leggings underneath. Acceptable length must be mid-thigh or longer

The following are not acceptable:

         Short dresses, skorts, and skirts

         Clothing with holes or tears

         Dresses that are low cut in front/back or sleeveless

         Excessively tight dresses, skorts, and skirts

Shoes

Shoes shall be worn at all times. Shoes should be appropriate for identified curricular and co-curricular activities.

The following are not acceptable:

         House shoes, slippers, shoes with wheels

         Shoes without backs in grades K-6 (PE only)

Hair, Facial Hair

Hair shall be a natural color, clean, well groomed, and worn in a manner and style that is not distracting in the learning environment. Male students with beginning facial growth must keep it neatly trimmed and groomed or must be cleans-haven

The following are not acceptable:

         Jewelry that may be identified as gang related

         Chains, pocket chains, or chains attached to wallets, footwear, pants, or backpacks

         Body piercings, other than earrings, including, but not limited to nose rings and studs, eyebrow loops and studs, lip rings and studs, and tongue piercings

 

General

School-approved uniforms for

physical education, athletics, pep rallies, etc., may be worn only during the class or activity for which they are approved.

 

For unique special events the campus administration may establish event-specific dress code requirements.

The following are not acceptable:

         Any clothing that is gang related, or promotes violence or violation of school rules, or are lewd, offensive, vulgar, contain obscene language, sexually explicit language or images, or that materially or substantially disrupts the learning environment

         Tattoos that are offensive, gang-related, or substantially disrupt shall be covered

         Extremely tight fitting clothes, such as spandex or bicycle shorts

         Leggings,(jeggings) as the primary garment

         Hoods as a head covering inside the building

         Clothing that is worn in any other way than the way it was designed to be worn

         Pajamas or loungewear

         Sunglasses, combs, picks, brushes, or headgear, including but not limited to hats, caps, sweatbands, bandanas, or do-rags visible during the school day

         Costume contact lenses

 

**Students assigned to DAEP must follow dress code guidelines per DAEP handbook.

Dress for Extracurricular Activities

The principal, in cooperation with the sponsor, coach, or other person in charge of an extracurricular activity, may regulate the dress and grooming of students who participate in the activity. Students who violate dress and grooming standards established for such an activity may be removed or excluded from the activity for a period determined by the principal or sponsor, and may be subject to other disciplinary action, as specified in the Student Code of Conduct.