All students are expected to dress appropriately for school and at school-sponsored functions. Students and their parents are responsible for ensuring that student dress (including jewelry) and appearance is safe and appropriate, and does not disrupt or interfere with the educational process. School personnel should help students develop an understanding of appropriate appearance in the school setting.
The following dress code shall be enforced.
- Students can not wear extremely brief (revealing) garments such as, but not limited to, tube tops, net tops, halter tops, spaghetti straps, plunging necklines (front and/or back), midriff tops, see-through fabrics, short, shirts or dresses.
- Undergarments, such as but not limited to underwear and/or undershirts, must be completely covered with clothing. Pants and/or shorts are to be worn at the waist.
- Footwear must be worn at all times. Footwear that is a safety hazard, such as, but not limited to, flip-flops or sandals without a heel strap and lace up shoes without laces, is not allowed.
- Clothing which promotes inappropriate products or activities prohibited by school policies or that is likely to cause a material and substantial disruption in the school will not be allowed. This shall include, but is not limited to, t-shirts and other clothing that display, promote, or endorse abusive language, profanity, illegal organizations and/or gangs, violent activities, or the use of alcohol, tobacco, or illegal drugs or substances.
- Clothing shall be deemed inappropriate if it contains items that are vulgar, obscene, libelous, or denigrate others on account of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or any other protected class.
- Clothing that is associated with or identifiable as a symbol of a gang is not permitted.
- Headgear of any kind including, but not limited to, hats, caps, and hoods may not be worn in school; with the exception of headgear for a religious or medical purpose.
- Clothing generally accepted as “outer wear” may not be worn in the classroom.
- Jewelry that is capable of being used as a weapon is not allowed. This shall include, but is not limited to, rings covering multiple fingers, spiked necklaces or belts, belts with large removable buckles, heavy and/or large neckwear, martial arts gear, chain link wallets, and key rings.
While some of these garments are inappropriate for wear during the school day, an exception may be made for school dances and proms by individual school building.
Students who violate the dress code shall be required to modify their appearance by covering or removing the offending item and, if necessary or practical, replacing it with an acceptable item. Students who refuse to modify their dress or repeatedly fail to comply with the dress code will be subject to discipline as indicated in this Code of Conduct.