DRESS CODE REQUIREMENTS
1. Shoes must be worn at all times, tied securely, and firmly anchored to the feet. No shower shoes, bedroom shoes, shoes with wheels, slippers, or roller blades are allowed;
2. Shirts must be long enough to be tucked in even if they are not tucked in (no bare midriffs);
3. No manner of clothing, jewelry, button, or pin may display drugs, cigarettes, sexually suggestive items, alcohol, profanity, gang related logos or messages, or pictures or words that are determined to be distracting or demeaning to others by the school’s administrators;
4. All shirts/dresses/tops must be fitted around the arm so that undergarments are not exposed. All shirts/dresses/tops must have sleeves and must not expose undergarments. In lieu of sleeves, the width of the strap over the shoulder must be at least three (3) inches. No low-cut, revealing shirts are allowed; No shirt/dress/top can be worn that does not connect under the arm and no exposed sides.
5. Hats, caps, sweatbands, bandannas, sunglasses, and other head coverings inside the building are not permitted;
6. Spandex clothing is not permitted; this includes leggings that are worn without an appropriate covering that is no more than three inches above the top of the kneecap.
7. Shirts and pants must be free of holes and tears;
8. Shorts, skirts, and jumpers must be non-body hugging, have a sewn hem, and must not be more than three inches above the top of the kneecap. Splits in skirts must follow the same rule;
9. Facial hair must be neatly trimmed; facial hair must not cause a distraction or safety issue.
10. Pants must be worn at the natural waist. They cannot be poorly fitted, tight, body hugging, or oversized and baggy, so as to allow sagging of the pants. Belts must be worn if pants, skirts, or shorts have belt loops. Belt buckles must not be oversized nor have any writing that is considered offensive;
11. Sheer garments are not permitted;
12. If pants, shorts, or skirts have straps which fit over the shoulders, the straps must be fastened in front and back of clothing and must be worn on the shoulders;
13. Piercings are permissible when worn as designed. Piercings should not pose a safety or health threat;
14. Extreme color/hairstyles, make-up, etc., must not be a distraction, immodest, inflammatory, or offensive; and,
15. Chains, wallet chains, and spiked jewelry are not allowed on campus or at school related activities due to safety concerns;
Dress Code Violations:
1st Occurrence – A student out of dress code will be sent to ISS until clothing can be corrected/made appropriate.
2nd Occurrence – A student out of dress code will be sent to ISS until clothing can be corrected/made appropriate. Parent will be notified by administration even if student has “spare clothing/another outfit” in his/her book bag.
3rd Occurrence – A student out of dress code will be sent to ISS until clothing can be corrected/made appropriate. Parent will be notified by administration even if student has “spare clothing/another outfit” in his/her book bag. A conference will be required between an administrator and the parent to address the problem and develop a solution.
On and after the 4th Occurrence – Student will be sent home for the remainder of the day or other including ISS for remainder of the day and/or additional days in ISS/OSS . It will be documented as unexcused absence or OSS.
Any time the dress code violation cannot be made appropriate, student may spend the remainder of the school day in detention/ISS.
The principal or his designee shall determine if items of clothing not addressed in the handbook are appropriate to be worn at school.