Board Policy 503.6
The following guidelines will be used to determine appropriate student appearance during regular school hours and/or all school related activities:
- No midriffs exposed. The student’s hem of the upper garment must touch the waistband of their pants/shorts/skirt while the student is standing.
- Shorts/skirts must be no shorter than a student’s arm length to their side as determined by school officials.
- No outdoor/winter coats are allowed in the classroom. Jackets and team apparel are acceptable.
- Headwear (bandanas, hats, sweatbands, or hoods) may not be worn, displayed, or carried at any time in the building. Headphones may be used only in hallways and during study hall.
- Undergarments must be worn, not shown.
- Spaghetti straps, tube tops, halter tops, backless tops, off-the-shoulder tops, and one shoulder tops are acceptable only if they are worn underneath another upper garment.
- Upper garments must expose no cleavage.
- Slippers of any type are not allowed. Shoes must be worn at all times. These include all hard sole shoes. Flip flops are acceptable.
- Coaches or after school activity sponsors are to decide the dress code during practice and competition hours, but must not violate the school’s dress code policy.
- No clothing or apparel is to promote products that are illegal for minors, display obscene material, profanity, be associated with gang related activity, or make reference to prohibited conduct.
- Shirts must cover all areas of skin and/or undergarments when wearing low rider pants.
- Chains hanging from clothing must not be longer than three inches.
- Gloves are to be left in the locker or backpack and not worn in the classroom, study hall or assigned areas.
IF THE POLICY IS VIOLATED:
- A record of student dress code violation will be kept per individual student.
- Offenders of the dress code must be told that they are violating the dress code and what area of the code they have violated.
- Students may not leave the building until a parent/guardian/emergency contact person has been informed of the policy violation by the student.
1st offense: The student is notified that they have violated the dress code; the student must change clothing.
2nd offense: A parent/guardian is contacted; the student must go home and change (if needed), and a detention is given in Room 162.
3rd offense: Grade level administrative decision as to further consequences, which may include placement in the “Choices Program”.