Dress Code Policy

The Board of Trustees believes that appropriate dress and grooming contribute to a productive learning environment. The Board expects students to give proper attention to personal cleanliness and to wear clothes that are suitable for the school activities in which they participate. A student’s clothing must not present a health or safety hazard or a distraction that would interfere with the education process. The major responsibility for dress and grooming is placed upon the student and the student’s parents/guardians. The Administration reserves the right to decide the appropriateness of the student’s attire. Inappropriately dressed students will be expected to change clothing. The following guidelines are intended to define appropriate student attire and personal grooming and shall apply to all regular school activities:

1. All garments must fit and be worn in the manner in which they are designed. Pants must be worn at or above the hip point and be able to stay up without a belt (no sagging).

2. Footwear must be worn at all times.

3. Clothes shall be sufficient to conceal undergarments at all times. See-through or fish-net fabrics, halter tops, off-the-shoulder or low-cut, tank tops, spaghetti straps, torn off sleeves, bare midriffs, and shorts shorter than mid-thigh are prohibited.

4. Inappropriate lettering, pictures, printing, message patches or messages on clothing, hats, backpacks, binders, or other personal items are prohibited.

5. Clothing and jewelry shall be free of writing, pictures, or any other insignia which are crude, vulgar, profane, sexually suggestive, advocate racial, ethnic or religious prejudice, violence, weapons, or the use of drugs or alcohol. No accessories with spikes may be worn.

6. Hair shall be clean and neatly groomed. Hair may not be sprayed by any coloring that would drip when wet.

7. Any apparel, jewelry, 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.