Dress Code

  • Dress Code SDPBC Policy 5.182


    • Students' dress should be modest (cleavage and midriffs covered) with no visible undergarments.
    • Shorts, skirts, and dresses must be no shorter than four (4) inches above the knee.
    • Holes in pants must be at or below the knee only.
    • Pants/shorts/skirts must be worn at the waist.
    • Shoes must be worn at all times.
    • Heads must be uncovered at all times except in cases of health or religious requirements. Bandanas, hats, wraps, scarves, doo-rags, wave caps, hoods, etc. are NOT PERMITTED to be worn.
    • Students must adhere to the dress code on testing days (FSA, EOC, PERT, and/or AICE/AP/IB exams).


    • Attire with language or images that are crude, vulgar, profane, lewd/obscene, sexually explicit, or sexually suggestive.
    • Attire with symbols, mottoes, words or acronyms that promotes illegal or violent conduct, such as gang symbols, theunlawful use of weapons, drugs, alcohol, tobacco or drug paraphernalia, or clothing that contains threats.
    • Attire associated with discrimination on the basis of age, color, handicap, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, race, religion, or sex.
    • Clothing traditionally designed as undergarments, such as camisoles, bralettes, boxer shorts, or sleepwear, may not be worn as outer garments.
    • Clothing that is sexually suggestive or revealing (including, but is not limited to, that which exposes the midriff, undergarments, have plunging necklines, muscle tops, backless clothing, and are constructed of see-through materials.
    • Attire that may be used as a weapon, including but not limited to, steel toed shoes; large, long or heavy waist/other chains; studded or chained accessories; items with spikes; and other items deemed inappropriate by an individual school site.
    • Articles of clothing that cause excessive maintenance problems for school property, such as, shoe cleats that scratch floors or tear rugs, trousers with metal rivets that scratch furniture, etc.
    • Clothing which, because of fit, design, color, texture, inadequate coverage, or other factor, creates classroom or school disorder or distract the attention of another student or students in any class in session from the lesson being presented or from any other assigned school activity, or which creates a safety or health hazard for any student in the school.
    • Jewelry worn in a manner that presents a safety health hazard or causes a major disruption to the educational process. Examples may be chains hanging from the belt, pocket or attached to the wallet.
    • Footwear which does not provide adequate protection or hygienic measures.
    • A student who fails to maintain personal cleanliness, grooming, or neatness of dress to the extent that presence in the classroom creates disorder or distracts the attention of others from assigned classroom activity will be required to maintain a level of personal cleanliness, grooming, or neatness of dress that eliminates the disorder or the distraction in the classroom.

    Parents are requested to play an active role in the enforcement of this policy. Students who are not in compliance with dress code will contact parent or guardian for change of clothing. Students with continuous or flagrant violations of the dress policy are subject to further disciplinary action. EXCEPTIONS: Any student who is requesting temporary exemption from the dress code for medical reasons must first present a doctor’s note to his or her appropriate assistant principal for approval. 

    Please note that the dress code goes into effect upon arrival to campus.