MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL DRESS CODE
- Pants must be worn at the waist, be appropriately sized, and of a safe length.
- Shirts, blouses and dresses must have sleeves and must completely cover the abdomen, back, shoulders. Shirts or tops must cover the waistband of pants, shorts, or skirts with no midriff visible. Low-cut blouses, shirts, or tops or extremely tight tops, tube tops, or any top that exposes cleavage are prohibited. Shirts, blouses, and tops must be no longer than wrist-length.
- Head apparel (such as hoods, hats, etc.) must not be worn inside the school building, except for religious or medical reasons. Footwear is required and must be safe and appropriate for indoor and outdoor physical activity.
- Clothing and accessories such as backpacks, patches, jewelry, and notebooks may not display (1) racial or ethnic slurs/symbols; (2) gang affiliations; (3) vulgar, subversive, or sexually suggestive language or images; nor promote inappropriate and/or illegal products such as alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs.
- Skirts, dresses and shorts must be no shorter than four (4) inches above the knee.
- Waist-length and appropriately sized sweaters, sweatshirts, and lightweight jackets can be worn inside school for warmth.
- Prohibited items include: (1) large, long and/or heavy chains; (2) studded or chained accessories; (3) sunglasses, except for health purposes; (4) sleepwear, pajamas, and/or blankets; (5) skin-tight outer materials such as spandex; (6) facial jewelry (including tongue piercing).
Additionally: Undergarments may not be visible at any time. If a student wears jeggings, leggings, or “super skinny” pants they must be covered by a skirt, dress, or shorts that meet the 4-inch requirement. NO holes in clothing (including jeans). No rubber flip flops or shower shoes (including athletic sandals with one strap across the foot).
The school administration reserves the right to determine whether the student’s attire is within the limits of decency, modesty, and safety. The Principal may allow exceptions in special circumstances, or for occasions such as holidays and special performances. The Principal may further prescribe dress in certain classes such as physical education, vocational education, and science labs.
Any student not attired in accordance with the policy shall be directed to correct the violation or spend the remainder of the day in in-school suspension (ISS). Repeat offenders shall be subject to additional measures which may include parent conferences, in-school suspension, and out-of-school suspensions as described in the District-wide discipline policy.