Student Dress Code

Students are expected to attend school in clean, neat clothing. It is the mission of the District not only to provide academic education but also to provide education in morals, manners, dress, and grooming because these are elements of good citizenship. Research has shown that student dress and appearance affect student attitudes and conduct. These guidelines are intended to define "appropriate student attire" and personal grooming. Their purpose is to prevent disruption of classroom atmosphere, enhance classroom decorum, eliminate disturbances among other students in attendance, and minimize distraction of other students so as not to interfere with the educational process. It is also intended to help protect the health and welfare of the individual student. Final decision as to whether student dress or grooming is, in fact, disruptive or distracting shall be made by the Principal or designee.

All students shall abide by the following:

1. Hair and physical appearance shall be clean and neatly groomed. Aerosol cans of any kind are not permitted at school, i.e., hair color, hair spray. No excessive makeup is allowed.

2. Shoes must be worn at all times. For safety purposes, sandals must be held in place with heel strap. Steel-toed shoes, skate shoes and slippers are not permitted. Cleats are not permitted except as required for athletic/sports purposes.

3. Lettering or printing will be allowed on shirts, sweatshirts, jewelry, personal items (backpacks, fanny packs, gym bags, water bottles, etc.) and other apparel as long as it is acceptable for school attire. Crude or vulgar printing or pictures depicting tobacco, drugs, alcoholic beverages, gang-related names or symbols, or those that are sexually suggestive are not allowed. Site administration reserves the right to declare unacceptable any item of clothing, printing, or accessory depicting any logo that has been identified to be gang related (including sport team jerseys), per site policy.

4. Pant size must be appropriate. The fullness must not interfere with the normal school activities. If the student removes the belt, pants must not fall more than two inches below the hipbone. The crotch should not drop lower than the fingertips of the extended hand. The length of the pant should not extend past the heel of the shoe. When side seams are pulled out straight and then are crossed to the front, the edge of the pants should not cross the mid-point of the leg.

5. All clothing shall be within the bounds of decency and good taste as appropriate for school. Garments shall be sufficient to conceal undergarments at all times. Night clothing (pajamas) and slippers are not to be worn to school.

6. Dresses, skirts and shorts shorter than mid-thigh are prohibited.

7. No garment may be worn that is cut-off, ragged or torn.

8. No "see through" or "fish net" type of blouse or shirt may be worn. Students must wear shirts at all times. No muscle shirts, undershirts, tank tops, halter tops, off-the-shoulder or low-cut tops; or bare midriffs are permitted.

9. No gang-related apparel (as determined by site guidelines).