STUDENT DRESS CODE POLICY
Principles for good grooming and proper dress are necessary to set an atmosphere conducive to improving the learning situation. It is primarily the parents’ responsibility to ensure that their children are applying these principles. The following include some of the examples of the student dress policy:
1. Clothing, jewelry, or any article that advertises alcohol or tobacco, promotes drug usage, has obscenities, is sexually explicit, or has sexual implications is not permitted.
2. Shorts are not permitted.
3. Chains hanging from pants or clothing and excessively large metal necklaces are not permitted. Bracelets or necklaces with spikes are not permitted.
4. Pierced jewelry in parts of the body other than ears is not allowed.
5. Pants shall be worn at the waist with bottom hem diameter no larger than the size of the student's proper shoe size. Pants may not drag the floor and may not be torn or ragged.
6. Shirts must be tucked in at all times and must have sleeves that cover the shoulders and under arms.
7. Sweatshirts, sweaters, and other banded bottom shirts should be worn appropriately and hang no lower than the bottom of the hip in accordance with the standards of neatness and good taste as perceived by the administration.
8. Coats and jackets should be stored in the student’s locker during the school day.
9. Hats/caps, bandannas, sunglasses, headwear and extreme hairstyles or hair colors are not permitted. Hoods may not cover any part of the head during the school day.
10. Tattoos must be covered at all times. Writing on the skin is not permitted.
11. Skirts may be worn, but must be knee length or longer.
12. For safety reasons, shoes that are appropriate for school must be worn at all times. Plastic or rubber “flip-flops” are not appropriate for school.
13. Bags and backpacks may be carried to and from school and to 8th period only.
14. Leggings and/or yoga pants must be covered by a shirt, dress, or garment that is fingertip length
The administration reserves the right to use other situations of distraction or issues of safety to disallow items in these categories as needed.