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Dress Code





Student Dress Code Violation Policy: Every dress code incident will have a progression of discipline and the expectation of change or removal of the dress code violation.  Warning, Lunch Detention, After School, Friday School, Refocus, In House Suspension, Suspension. 

Muscle shirts, excessively ripped or loose clothing, bandeaus, bare midriffs or tops that are strapless, see through, off the shoulder, backless (including halter tops), or having plunging necklines are not permissible. All tops must have shoulder straps.

Due to continuing and increased efforts to promote a safe environment and identifying our own students both indoors and outdoors throughout the school day, hats, head coverings and/or bandanas/headbands are prohibited. On designated dress up days, activities and extracurricular events, approved hats are permissible.

Shorts, skirts and dresses must be a suitable length. We do not prescribe to the “fingertip test” as a general rule. However, shorts must be school appropriate (3 inch length from the inseam). Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted and students will be asked to change.

Pants, shorts, slacks, and skirts must be free of tears or holes that are higher than the school appropriate length for the above items (three inches lower than the inseam of the garment). Students will be asked to change if a hole or any clothing item is deemed too large or inappropriate by staff.

Pajama pants (fleece, cartoon, plaid) and slippers will  not be permitted to be worn. On designated dress up days, activities and extracurricular events, approved  items are permissible.

Blankets and flags cannot be used to walk about school during school  hours. Jackets, sweaters or sweatshirts should be used to keep students warm.

No clothing or accessories that:
Contain messages that are sexually suggestive, promote violence/intolerance or potentially incite conflict.
Denote/advertise gang affiliation, cult affiliation, or any profane or racially offensive item.
Advertise or promote alcohol, tobacco, drugs, etc.
Advertise gang affiliation (e.g., bandanas, doo rags, etc.). 

Spikes, heavy chains, and dog chains are not to be worn as jewelry, belts, or wallet extensions.
Shoes must be worn at all times. Open toed shoes are permitted unless deemed a safety concern (lab classes, welding, culinary, etc.).

Dress Code.docx.pdf