Dress Code

  • School is a student’s place of business and appropriate dress is required. The primary responsibility for personal appearance of students rests with the students and parents. Students Are expected to come to school with proper attention to personal cleanliness, grooming, and neatness of dress.

    Parents are requested to play an active role in the enforcement of this policy. EXCEPTION: Any student requesting exemption from the dress code for medical reasons must first present a doctor’s note to that student’s Assistant Principal for approval. Specific religious apparel will be allowed with a written request from the appropriate clergy. No other exceptions will be permitted.

    Violators of the Dress Code Policy will be sent to Student Services to see their assistant principal.

    Items noted below are listed due to the fact that they have been the most cited problems.

    1. Head coverings are not permitted on campus (unless they are required for safety or for specific programs). Examples of inappropriate headwear are: hats, hoods, caps, do-rags, headbands, visors, bandanas, stocking caps, etc.
      NOTE: Knit caps will be allowed when the weather is exceptionally cold (45 Degrees Fahrenheit, or wind chill factor, or colder).
    2. Shoes are to be worn at all times. Bedroom slippers, heelies, and socks without shoes, are never acceptable.
    3. Undergarments shall not be visible (i.e. Bra straps, boxers, thongs, etc.).
    4. Curlers and other hair grooming aids (including picks) are not permitted.
    5. Pants, skirts, and shorts must fit at the waistline and not expose undergarments or skin. Pants or shorts that reveal undergarments/skin are prohibited. Holes or cutouts that expose excessive skin are prohibited. Slacks, pants, jeans, or shorts that are extreme in design are prohibited.
    6. Yoga pants/tights/leggings are permitted as long as an accompanying shirt reaches the student’s fingertips.
    7. Spaghetti strap, tank tops, tube tops, halter tops, strapless tops, tops with only one strap, low cut tops, sheer, mesh, or see through tops, and sundresses are not permitted. There are to be no bare midriffs. All tops must be high enough to eliminate any exposure of cleavage. All shirts, blouses, and tops must have sleeves at least 2 inches wide and long enough to reach below the waist and to be tucked into the waistband of skirts, pants, or shorts.
      NOTE: Wearing a jacket or similar outer wear over inappropriate tops is not an acceptable alternative.
    8. Dresses, skirts, split skirts, or shorts must be at least ¾ thigh length. Roll-up, athletic, bicycle, or other similar tight fitting shorts are prohibited. Long dresses or skirts with slits to facilitate walking may not have a slit that is above the ¾ thigh length standard.
    9. A shirt with sleeves must be worn under all sleeveless vests, jerseys, muscle shirts, or undershirts.
    10. Pajama tops or bottoms, lounge wear, boxer shorts, throws, towels, blankets or afghans worn as outerwear are not allowed. Leggings or leotards must have a covering item of clothing such as a skirt or shorts or other appropriate outerwear.
    11. Articles of clothing, accessories, or jewelry that may cause injury are not permitted.
    12. Clothing, jewelry, buttons, accessories, etc. with words, phrases, symbols, pictures, or insignia which are obscene, profane, racist, suggestive, or related to gangs, murder, tobacco, alcohol, weapons, or drug use are prohibited.
    13. Flags or national emblems are not allowed to be worn as articles of clothing. Clothing, jewelry, buttons, accessories, etc. which deface, alter or improperly display the national emblem are never permitted.