STANDARDS FOR DRESS AND GROOMING
Every elementary, intermediate and middle school has a specific standard mode of dress for that campus developed through parent surveys and recommendations from the Shared Decision Making Council. The standard mode of dress for each school has been distributed to the students and is printed in various publications to parents, including on the campus websites. Additional copies are also available in the school office. Should you need assistance with standard mode of dress, speak with a campus-level administrator.
The district’s dress code is established to teach grooming and hygiene, to prevent disruption, and to minimize safety hazards. Appropriate student dress and grooming are contributing factors to a positive personal image and to a positive learning environment.
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 will be assigned to SAC for the remainder of the day, until the problem is corrected, or until a parent or designee brings an acceptable change of clothing to school. Repeated offenses may result in more serious disciplinary action in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct.
- Clothing for school must be appropriate for school activities and must be acceptable for the gender of the student.
- Appropriate underclothing must be worn at all times.
- Exposure of undergarments is unacceptable.
- See-through tops, plunging necklines, tops exposing the midriff, tank tops, and halter tops are not to be worn.
- Too loose clothing or attire too tight for walking, sitting, bending, or reaching is unacceptable to wear to school.
- Oversized clothing, sagging pants, and exposure of undergarments are not permitted.
- Form-fitting shorts of Lycra or spandex and biker shorts are not permitted.
- Cut-offs and slashed or ripped clothing is prohibited.
- Clothing or other items with design or words referring to alcoholic beverages, drugs, tobacco, violence, death, gangs, satanism, racism, profanity, nudity, or obscenity must not be on campus or at school-related activities.
- Hats, caps, and bandanas must not be worn.
- Hemlines of shorts, skirts, and dresses may be no more than 2” above the knees.
- Shoes must be worn and shall not present a health problem or hazard for the student or others. House shoes slippers are not allowed.
- Hair should be clean, well groomed, out of the eyes and worn in moderation.
- Facial hair, including mustaches, must be neatly trimmed and is permitted to be worn by students in high school only.
- Body piercing is limited to the ears only.
- Earrings are not permitted to be worn by students in elementary, intermediate, or middle school. High school students who wear earrings must avoid those which present a safety hazard or detraction. Gauges/ear stretchers, symbols (reflecting gang affiliation, drugs, alcohol, satanic ideologies, etc.) and chains are not permitted.
- Students in discipline alternative education programs have more restrictive requirements than while at district at the district’s regular campuses. The wearing of earrings or facial hair is prohibited while students are attending an alternative school.
School ID Badges
High school students are required to wear IDs around the neck at all times. Failure to properly display ID or use of another’s ID will result in disciplinary actions. These IDs will be required for admission to school activities and must be shown or surrendered upon request. Student IDs are the property of each campus. Any identification card that is lost, defaced, or broken must be replaced immediately at the student’s expense.