Dress and Grooming

Students are expected to dress and groom themselves in a safe and appropriate manner.  Students must be dressed in appropriate clothing and protective equipment as required for physical education classes, participation in athletics, science laboratories and home and career skills classes.

The following are considered to be inappropriate dress, grooming and appearance and are prohibited in school or at school functions:

  • Any dress or appearance that is vulgar, lewd or obscene or exposes the private parts of the body, (e.g., see-through garments, extremely brief garments such as tube tops, net tops, halter tops, extremely plunging necklines, midriff-baring shirts and extremely low cut/low rise pants).
  • Shorts that have an inseam length less than 3 inches.
  • Tops that have a shoulder width of  less than 1/2 inch.
  • Exposed undergarments (bra straps, boxer shorts, etc.)
  • Pajamas, pajama or lounge pants (socially inappropriate) and slippers (due to safety concerns).
  • Coats, jackets, and outerwear are not to be worn during the school day (except if necessary for outdoor recess)
  • Any dress or appearance which constitutes a threat or danger to the health and safety of students (e.g., chains, heavy jewelry or jewelry with spikes which can injure the student or others).
  • Any dress or appearance which is profane, or encourages or advocates the use of illegal drugs, alcohol and/or tobacco, illegal or violent activities.
  • Any dress or appearance which advocates discrimination or denigrates others based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability.
  • The wearing of hats, bandanas, do-rags, visors, or sweatbands in the classroom, as they are a sign of disrespect (unless worn for religious or medical reasons);
  • Any dress or appearance, which constitutes a disruption to the educational process.

Any student dressed inappropriately, as defined by these guidelines, will be asked to change their clothes. Tee-shirts will be available for loan.  Repeated offenses will result in parent or guardian notification and parents may be asked to bring appropriate clothing to the school. Further disciplinary action may be taken by the administration, in accordance with the code of conduct.