Dress Code Policy
Students are not permitted to wear clothing that might cause a disruption of the educational process or that might send an inappropriate message to others. Good judgment should prevail on a student’s part by not wearing clothing that:
- calls a great deal of attention to the student.
- displays obscene or suggestive words.
- promotes the use of alcohol, tobacco or illegal drugs.
- constitutes a health or safety hazard.
Specifically, the following parameters must be met regarding school apparel:
- Students must wear footwear in school.
- Shorts and skirts must be at least mid-thigh in length.
- No clothing is permitted to be worn that has:
- Cigarette or alcohol logos.
- Depictions of drugs, drug use, or drug innuendo.
- Inappropriate words, pictures, language, or sexual connotations.
- Advertisements for establishments that contain alcohol or sexual innuendo (i.e., Hooters).
- The words bar, lounge, or tavern on it.
- Shirt length must allow for the raising of a student’s arms over one’s head with no bare skin visible around the midriff (back or front).
- No tank tops, shirts with spaghetti straps, muscle shirts, or halter tops are permitted. Sleeveless shirts should have shoulder straps at least 3 inches wide. If a student chooses to wear a shirt that has large arm openings, an undershirt must be worn to not expose the skin on the sides of the torso.
- Pants or jeans must be worn so that no skin or underwear is exposed. Pants, shorts, skirts or dresses with holes should not expose the upper thigh.
- Please remember to remove all headwear, including hats, bandanas, hoodies, du-rags, and sunglasses upon entering the building. (Bandana-like material may be utilized as a headband but the width of the headband should not exceed 2 inches. The headband must be worn in the hair as a traditional headband and not on other parts of the body.)
The dress policy will be enforced throughout the school day and at all school functions, including dances and field trips.
Students will be required to change inappropriate clothing. Disciplinary action will be taken against those who repeatedly violate this policy.
Classes such as physical education, technology education, science, and others may require students to wear certain types of clothing for safety reasons.