• STUDENT DRESS CODE
     
    The following expectations for student dress have been
    established to promote a safe and optimum learning
    environment. Apparel or appearance, which tends to draw
    attention to an individual rather than to a learning situation,
    must be avoided. In matters of opinion, the judgment of the
    principal/designee shall prevail.
     
    1. Pants must be worn at the waist. No sagging allowed.
     
    2. Shirts, blouses, and dresses must completely cover
    the abdomen, back, shoulders and must have sleeves.
    Shirts or tops must cover the waistband of pants,
    shorts or shirts with no midriff visible. Low-cut
    blouses, shirts, or tops or extremely tight tops,
    tube tops, or any top that exposes cleavage are
    prohibited.
     
    3. Head apparel, except for religious or medical
    purposes, must not be worn inside the school building.
     
    4. Footwear is required and must be safe and
    appropriate for indoor and outdoor activity.
     
    5. Clothing and accessories such as backpacks,
    patches, jewelry and notebooks must not display: (1)
    racial or ethnic slurs/symbols, (2) gang affiliations, (3) 
    KC-7 vulgar, subversive, or sexually suggestive language or
    images; nor should they promote products which
    students may not legally buy: such as alcohol,
    tobacco, and illegal drugs.
     
    6. Skirts, dresses and shorts must be beyond fingertip
    length.
     
    7. Sleepwear, pajamas, and/or blankets cannot be
    worn in school.
     
    8. Prohibited items include (1) large, long and/or heavy
    chains, (2) studded or chained accessories, (3)
    sunglasses except for health purposes, and (4) skintight
    outer materials such as spandex.
     
                   • The school administration reserves the right to
                      determine whether the student’s attire is within the
                      limits of decency and modesty.
     
                   • The principal may allow exceptions in special
                      circumstances or occasions such as holidays or
                      special performances and may further prescribe dress
                      in certain classes such as physical education,
                      vocational classes and science labs.
     
                   • Any student not attired in accordance with the
                      foregoing policy shall be subject to the following
                      consequences:
     
                            o Correct the violation or spend the remainder
                               of the day in in-school suspension
     
                            o Repeat offenders shall be subject to
                               additional measures that include parent
                               conferences, in-school suspension and outof-school
                               suspensions as described in the county-wide discipline policy.
     
                   • To view this policy (JCBF) in its entirety visit:
                                     www.knoxschools.org