Generally it is the prerogative of parents to determine what is appropriate dress and grooming for their children in accordance with the age and grade of the student. It is expected that decisions made by parents and students in these matters reflect favorably upon the individual student, the school, and the community. In the interest of cleanliness, decency, and good taste, restrictions on a student’s dress and grooming are necessary when they create a danger to the student’s health and safety and interfere with the education process or cause a disruption in school. Exceptions to the dress code may be authorized by the building principal for special event days. Students will be required to change articles of clothing that are considered unacceptable by this policy by obtaining appropriate clothing brought in by a parent or by changing into appropriate clothing made available by the school (if a parent can not be reached/bring in clothing). The building Principal and/or School Counselor have complete discretion when dealing with this policy. Students must adhere to the following rules:
Tops must have shoulder straps.
Students must be completely covered from armpit to mid-thigh (3 inch inseam mark) including when arms are raised above the head.
Shorts must have a minimum of a 3 inch inseam.
Shoes/appropriate footwear must be worn at all times.
Winter jackets and backpacks must be stored in lockers
during the school day.
The following articles of clothing are NOT allowed at school:
Slippers and/or pajama pants
Caps, hats or raised hoods
Spandex, mini-skirts or shorts with an inseam shorter than 3 inches
Gang affiliated clothing
Clothing/articles that advertise or promote alcohol, drugs, or tobacco/vaping products
Suggestive, vulgar, profane, or offensive markings, pictures, or lettering
Parents should keep in mind that school is the “business” of youth and dress should conform to standards appropriate for business.