Dress & Grooming
Parents and/or guardians have the primary responsibility to see that students are properly attired for school. School district personnel have the responsibility of maintaining proper and appropriate conditions conducive to learning. Hence, the following guidelines will be implemented in all district schools and at all regular school activities
- Shoes must be worn at all times. A substantial sole is required and enclosed toe and heel footwear is highly encouraged.
- Clothing shall be sufficient to conceal undergarments at all times, including when the student is seated.
- Clothing that is sheer, see-through, fish net, or form fitting such that the shape, color, or form of the undergarments may be seen, including leotards or swimwear worn outside of the appropriate physical education class or extra-curricular activity, tube tops, halter tops, spaghetti straps, off-the-shoulder, and/or any strapless top or dress; and /or any top or dress that reveals the midriff, breast, shoulders, or back is prohibited. Shoulder straps on garments must be at least 2 inches in width.
- Pants my not fall more than 2 inches below the natural waistline.
- Skirts or shorts shorter than the student's arm length to the fingertips when the student is standing straight are prohibited.
- Hats, caps and other head coverings shall not be worn indoors. Exceptions may be granted for medical reasons.
- Clothing, jewelry, or accessories with obscene statements or designs are prohibited.
- Clothing, jewelry, and personal items (backpacks, fanny packs, gym bags, water bottles, etc.) shall be free of writing, pictures, and any other images that are crude, vulgar, profane, or sexually suggestive, which bear drug, alcohol, or tobacco company advertising, promotions, and likenesses, are prohibited.
- Earrings, jewelry, or accessories that present a safety hazard to the wearer or others are prohibited.
- Sunglasses may be worn on campus outside the class. Prescription sunglasses may be worn in class only with a written explanation from an ophthalmologist or optometrist stating why clear or light-sensitive lenses cannot be worn (or with advance permission from the teacher for temporary periods when regular glasses are lost or mislaid)
- Hair shall be clean and neatly groomed. Hair may not be sprayed by any coloring that would drip when wet, rub off, or create a disruption to the school day.
When the site administrator or designee determines that a student's attire is in violation of this policy, the student will be required to modify his/her clothing and/or apparel in such a manner that it no longer violates this policy. If necessary, the student may be taken or sent home, with parental notification, to modify unacceptable dress and return to school. Refusal to take such steps as described in this regulation shall be cause for disciplinary action against the student.