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Dress Code

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Shorts/skirts must be no shorter than a student’s arm length to their side as determined by school officials.
  3. No outdoor/winter coats are allowed in the classroom. Jackets and team apparel are acceptable.
  4. 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.
  5. Undergarments must be worn, not shown.
  6. 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.
  7. Upper garments must expose no cleavage.
  8. Slippers of any type are not allowed. Shoes must be worn at all times. These include all hard sole shoes. Flip flops are acceptable.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Shirts must cover all areas of skin and/or undergarments when wearing low rider pants.
  12. Chains hanging from clothing must not be longer than three inches.
  13. 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:

  1. A record of student dress code violation will be kept per individual student.
  2. Offenders of the dress code must be told that they are violating the dress code and what area of the code they have violated.
  3. 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”.

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