Dress For Success!!
Dress & Grooming Code for the 2016-2017 School Year
DRESS AND GROOMING
The dress code is designed for all students with emphasis on good grooming, cleanliness, and dress for success. Compliance with this dress code is a responsibility of all students/parents/guardians and is to be enforced by all certified staff members.
The campus principal’s discretion shall be used to determine any dress code violation that may be an interruption or distraction to the educational process.
The district’s dress code is established to teach grooming and hygiene, prevent disruption, and minimize safety hazards. Students and parents may determine a student’s personal dress and grooming standards, provided that they comply with the following:
· All students are expected to meet community standards and school policies with regard to health, cleanliness, appearance and safety.
· Dresses, skirts, and walking shorts may be worn but must meet the following standards:
· Must be no shorter than the fingertips with arms fully extended
· Walking shorts must be hemmed or cuffed
· Must be loose fitting
· No slits up the sides that are higher than fingertips with arms fully extended.
· Straps of all sleeveless shirts should be the width of 3 fingers, measured by an adult.
· No holes or tears or frayed areas in jeans, pants or shorts. No skin should be visible.
· Pants must fit the waist (no sagging) and legs (no bagging) appropriately and must not be excessively large. Pants should not drag the ground or be frayed.
· Appropriate undergarments must be worn at all times and cannot be visible.
· Appropriate shoes must be worn at all times.
· Facial hair is allowed provided that it is kept neat and trimmed. (should not be longer that ½ inch in length. (only High School)
All of the following are prohibited:
· Leggings/Yoga Pants (only high school)
· Clothing that shows the name of another school in the K-12 system
· See through or slashed garments, tear away (snap up) shorts or pants, cut-offs
· Muscle shirts and tank tops
· Exposed midriffs (the midriff should not be visible when arms are fully extended over the head) revealing clothing
· Tube tops and halter tops
· Strapless, backless, racerback, spaghetti straps or plunging necklines
· Inappropriate shoes and sandals such as skate shoes and house shoes
· Pajama Pants
· Blankets may not be used for jackets or wraps
· Caps, hats, bandanas, or sunglasses
· Trench coats
· Extreme makeup styles that are deemed as a distraction.
· Contacts with X’s, lightning bolts, graphic designs, off color, or unnatural appearance.
· Wallet chains and heavy necklaces
· Visible body piercing (including but not limited to: eye studs/rings, gauges/gauging, nose, chin, lip, tongue, eyebrow, etc.).
· Exposed tattoos
· Unnatural hair color that is distracting.
· Hair styles that distract or disturb the educational process, such as: Mohawks, geometric designs cut into hair, outlandish styles, dreads, or covers the student’s face etc.
· Clothing that displays writing or pictures of violence, gang or hate slogans, nudity, drugs, alcohol, and tobacco.
If the principal determines that a student’s grooming or clothing violates the school’s dress code, the student will be given an opportunity to correct the problem at school. If not corrected, the student may be assigned to in-school suspension for the remainder of the day, until the problem is corrected, or until a parent or designee brings an acceptable change of clothing to the school. Repeated offenses may result in more serious disciplinary action in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct.