Student Dress Code Policy

Dress Code implemented Fall, 1997:
• Dress and grooming shall neither present a risk to the health, safety or gen- eral welfare of students or others in the school nor interfere with or disrupt the educational environment or process.
• Dress and grooming shall not be contrary to curriculum goals and/or educa- tional objectives or advertise, promote or picture alcoholic beverages, tobacco, illegal drugs or illegal or violent behavior.
• Dress and grooming, including accessories, shall not display lewd, vulgar, obscene or plainly-offensive language or symbols, including gang symbols.
• Hats, caps, bandannas, sweatbands, sunglasses, pajama pants, slippers, or shoes with wheels attached to the bottom shall not be worn in the buildings.
• Pierced jewelry, other than earrings worn in the ear, shall not be worn in the buildings; neither shall spiked apparel and accessories or chains that can be used as weapons. (clear spacers are acceptable within reason)
• Shoe laces should be tied.
• Coats and jackets should not be worn in the building without principal permission.
• Clothing with holes, ragged hems or cut-off hemlines, or made of transparent or fishnet fabric, or clothing that exposes the chest, abdomen, genital area or buttocks, undergarments or the legs above mid-thigh, shall not be worn in the buildings.
• Properly-fitting clothing is to be worn. Oversized, extremely baggy clothing or improperly-fitted clothing is not allowed. Pants, shorts or skirts must be worn at the waist—sagging is prohibited.
• Tattoos that, by their content, violate any of the provisions of the Student Dress Code must be covered at all times while students are on school prop- erty and/or in attendance at school-sponsored activities.

NOTE: Some of our schools have an enhanced dress code. Please check your school's website for more specific dress code information.