Student Dress Code

Students are expected to dress appropriately for a K-12 educational environment. Any clothing that interferes with or disrupts the educational environment is unacceptable. Clothing with language or images that are vulgar, discriminatory, or obscene, or clothing that promotes illegal or violent conduct, such as the unlawful use of weapons, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or drug paraphernalia or clothing that contains threats such as gang symbols is prohibited.

Clothing should conform to standards of safety, good taste and decency. Clothing that exposes cleavage, private parts, the midriff, or undergarments, or that is otherwise inappropriate for a school setting, is prohibited. Examples of prohibited clothing include, but are not limited to: sagging or low-cut pants that reveal garments worn under them, low-cut necklines that show cleavage, tube tops, halter tops, backless blouses or blouses with only ties in the back, clothing constructed of see-through materials and head coverings, unless the covering is required for religious or medical purposes.

Skirts and shorts should be of a length that is not overly-revealing and that is appropriate for school.  A recommended length would be approximately 5 or 6 inches from the top of the knee. Holes in clothing that reveal large amounts of skin should follow guidelines similar to the guidelines for the length of skirts and shorts.

Additionally, disciplinary action may be taken against any student taking part in gang-related activities that are disruptive to the school environment, which include the display of any apparel, jewelry, accessory, tattoo, or manner of grooming that, by virtue of its color, arrangement, trademark, or any other attribute, denotes membership in a gang that advocates illegal or disruptive behavior.

Parents of students requiring accommodation for religious beliefs, disabilities, or other good causes should contact the principal.

Students not complying with this policy will be asked to cover the non-complying clothing, change clothes or go home.  Additional disciplinary consequences may be applied for repeat violations.