Dress Code Expectations:

  • A student’s grooming and dress must contribute to and support a school environment conducive to instruction, learning and good citizenship.

  • A students should be clean and neat in his or her personal dress and grooming.

  • A student’s clothing must properly cover the private parts of the body.

  • A student’s dress and grooming must not distract the student or others from learning or otherwise disrupt the educational process or create a risk to students’ health or safety.

  • Shirts, blouses, and other tops must cover the waistband of pants, skirts, shorts or other bottom attire.

  • Clothes shall be sufficient to conceal undergarments at all times. Clothing such as transparent or see-through clothing that reveals any private part of the body is prohibited.

  • Caps, bandanas, hats, and sunglasses may not be worn inside the building during regular school hours.

  • Shoes that do not adequately cover the foot from toe to heel or in their construction may allow for possible injury such as flip-flops or open-toed sandals.

  • Clothing or other articles that present a safety concern (chains, spikes, dangerous jewelry, safety pins etc.).

  • Clothing or jewelry that displays obscene, vulgar or profane words or images, or promotes illegal uses of drugs, alcohol or tobacco products, acts of violence, is prohibited.

  • Coats, backpacks, purses and bags are not to be taken to class by middle school students. They are to be stored in lockers before the bell for first hour sounds. Elementary students may not bring purses, but may store coats and backpacks on their hooks.

Examples of Non-Permissible School Attire:

  • Tops that are – tube, mesh, halter, low-cut, backless, half shirts, muscle shirts, transparent or torn allowing inappropriate exposure, designed to expose bare midriff, or spaghetti strap (straps must be at least 3 fingers wide at the narrowest point).

  • Bottoms that are – transparent allowing inappropriate exposure of undergarments, made of spandex and worn in such a matter as to allow inappropriate exposure, underwear worn as outer garments, worn low as to expose undergarments (pants falling below waist to show undergarments), too short (shorts, skirts and dresses must be below the fingertips when arms are held straight down at the side), sleepwear.

  • Exceptions:

    School administrators may allow an exception in special circumstances including, but not limited to, medical or religious needs, holidays or special performances. School administrators may further prescribe dress in certain classes such as physical education and science labs.

  • Dress Code Violations:

    The school may restrict any student from attending classes or school activities when that student’s dress, general appearance or conduct creates safety, health or discipline problems. Students found in violation of the approved dress code will also be subject to disciplinary actions.