Dress Code

An individual’s dress, personal appearance and cleanliness have a bearing on how others react to them, and therefore, should reflect sensitivity to and a respect for others. It should not constitute a threat to the safety and health of self or others, or be in violation of any statute. Although styles do change, dress should reflect current good taste and a style appropriate for a school day. The purpose of the dress code is to assure that the school population will dress in a way that is supportive of, and not disruptive to, the educational process.

Those students who desire to wear shorts are responsible for selecting shorts that are loose fitting and long enough to be appropriate school apparel. Shorts must be loose fitting.

Dresses/skirts must be at least mid-thigh length, with no plunging backs below the mid-back, not made from transparent material, nor have side or front cut outs.

Pants should not be worn below the waistline. All undergarments must be covered at all times.

Students must wear apparel that covers the midriff. Tube tops, open back tops, off-the-shoulder tops, and tops with spaghetti straps are prohibited. For girls, straps on “tank tops” must be at least one (1) inch in width. Boys may not wear tank tops, sleeveless shirts, or muscle shirts. Clothing with profane or questionable language imprints is unacceptable school apparel.

Students must wear footwear at all times. Because of safety and sanitation in situations such as chemistry lab, teachers may require more substantial footwear.

Sunglasses are not to be worn in the school building.

Bracelets, collars, or other apparel that have spikes, studs, or other potentially dangerous components are prohibited.

Any form of head apparel that covers the head (hats, scarves, hoods, bandanas, etc.) is prohibited, except under the terms of specially designated days or for medical reasons, cultural observances or religious reasons.

Any form of attire is subject to evaluation on an individual basis. Students not in compliance with the dress code will be required to obtain an immediate suitable change of clothing and will face disciplinary action ranging from warning to suspension. Any student who wears apparel to school deemed inappropriate dress will be referred to the administration for disciplinary action.

Outerwear (coats or jackets that zip or button the length of the garment) cannot be worn during the school day and must be stored in the students’ locker.