The home and school need to cooperate in the matter of student attire. In order to create a positive school atmosphere, attire and grooming should be school appropriate, reasonably modest and neat. A student’s appearance must not disrupt the teaching or learning process; therefore, the below guidelines must be followed:
- Appropriate and safe footwear must be worn at all times. (i.e. bare feet, slippers, cleats, roller shoes, etc. are not permitted)
- Heads should be uncovered at all times (hats, hoods, bandannas, and sweatbands are not to be worn during school hours)
- Leggings, yoga pants or other excessively tight pants must be worn with an appropriate length shirt/top and must conform to other elements of the dress code.
- Skirts, shorts, and dresses must be an acceptable length (just below fist level when arms are straight) and may not be excessively tight (micro/tube skirts, spandex/exercise shorts, or other excessively tight apparel is not permitted)
- All clothing must cover undergarments, midriff, and cleavage.
- Clothing that excessively exposes the anatomy is not permitted (i.e. halter tops, strapless tops, open backs, tube tops, clothing worn below the hip line, any garment that is see through, etc.)
- No tank tops/sleeveless shirts of any kind are permitted to be worn by boys.
- Clothing with inappropriate pictures, liquor advertisements, sexually suggestive messages, tobacco, weapons, or gang affiliations; slogans that contain offensive or obscene words, symbols, or signs; or slogans depicting violence or degrading any race, color, creed, religion, sex, ancestry, national origin, social or economic status, sexual orientation or drug-related messages are not allowed.
- Any articles of clothing or accessories with studs, chains, spikes or cleats that could cause damage to other students or to property are not permitted.
- Outdoor jackets or coats are not permitted except when entering or leaving the building, and when there is a defect in the heating system.
- Non-prescription sunglasses and glazed and tinted glasses are not permitted except as prescribed by the pupil’s doctor.
- Any articles of clothing which are considered distracting or disruptive to the educational process are subject to administrative review.
Please see the examples below of clothing that is not appropriate for school:
Any articles that are deemed by the administration as distracting or disruptive to the education of the students will not be permitted.
Students who violate the policy may receive one after-school detention, with increasing penalties for subsequent offences. Students will be sent to the Main Office and asked to change into more appropriate dress. Parents should understand that they might be asked to bring a change of clothing to school for students who are in violation of this school policy. The school administration reserves the right to make a final decision regarding appropriate dress in school and at school-sponsored events. If parents cannot be reached to bring appropriate clothing to the school, the student will be placed in the In-school Suspension Room until such time as appropriate attire can be provided.