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Dress Code

DRESS CODE- Policy J-260

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. There are to be no holes in pants, shorts, skirts, etc. that show skin above the knee.
  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) 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 below mid-thigh 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, (4) sleepwear, and (5) skin-tight outer materials without appropriate coverage.
  9. Students may not wear masks of any kind while on school property or school events.

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:

  1. Correct the violation or spend the remainder of the day in RLC.
  2. Repeat offenders shall be subject to additional measures that include parent conferences, RLC and OSS.
  3. As described in the county-wide discipline policy.