All students are expected to give proper attention to personal cleanliness and to dress appropriately for school and school functions. Students and their parents have the primary responsibility for acceptable student dress and appearance. Teachers and all other district personnel should exemplify and reinforce acceptable student dress and help students develop an understanding of appropriate appearance in the school setting.
A student’s personal hygiene, dress, grooming and appearance, jewelry or other accessories, makeup and nails, deodorizing sprays/perfumes, shall:
- Be safe, appropriate and not disrupt or interfere with the educational process. The following items are specifically prohibited: spiked jewelry, long pocket chains, or any jewelry or adornment symbolizing drug paraphernalia or any other inappropriate symbol that can be perceived as a weapon;
- Recognize that extremely brief and see-through garments are not appropriate. Also recognize that any garment/accessory that detracts from the learning environment or is inappropriate is not allowed;
- Ensure that underwear is covered with outer clothing.
- Footwear must be worn at all times. Footwear that is a safety hazard will not be allowed
- Students will not wear hats, bandanas, or other head covering except for a medical or religious purpose;
- Students will not wear items that are sexually suggestive, vulgar, obscene, libelous or denigrate others on account of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, gang related activities; or detracts from the educational environment in any way.
- Not promote and/or endorse the use of alcohol, tobacco or illegal drugs and/or encourage other illegal or violent activities;
- Backpacks, handbags, purses, and outer garments are to be stored in lockers;
- All students should dress appropriately for the weather and in the interest of safety;
- Attire that is worn for other than its intended purpose is prohibited. For example, pajamas and slippers are intended for bedtime; as such they are prohibited attire for school.
Each Building Principal or his/her designee shall be responsible for informing all students and their parents of the student dress code at the beginning of the school year and any revisions made to the dress code made during the school year.
Students who violate the student dress code shall be required to modify their appearance by covering or removing the offending item, and if necessary or practical, replacing it with an acceptable item. Any student who refuses to do so shall be subject to discipline up to and including in-school suspension for the day. Any student who repeatedly fails to comply with the dress code shall be subject to further discipline, up to and including out of school suspension.