All students and their parents have the primary responsibility for acceptable student dress and appearance. A student’s dress must be safe, appropriate and not disrupt or interfere with the educational process. Staff should model acceptable student dress.
Students will abide by the following rules during the instructional day:
- Per the image, no skin or undergarments/underwear shall be visible in the shaded area. The image represents a front and back view.
- Appropriate footwear is to be worn at all times. Footwear that is a safety hazard will not be allowed, as defined by the classroom teacher based on the instructional setting.
- The wearing of hats, hoods, disruptive headwear or sunglasses is prohibited. Exceptions include those worn for medical or religious purposes, or special events as authorized by the principal.
- Clothing, including headwear, is not to include items that advocate violence, sex, profanity, drugs, alcohol, or tobacco, or that encourages illegal or violent activities. Items shall not be worn that are vulgar, obscene, libelous or denigrate others on account of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability or that are associated with gang or violent activity.
- Accessories are not allowed that may endanger the safety of a student or others including but not limited to dog collars, spikes, chains and belts with oversized buckles.
- Sleepwear/pajamas are prohibited, except as may be authorized by the principal for special events.
Each building principal or his or 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 to the dress code made throughout the school year. This document cannot include every potential violation, and thus final determination rests with the building principal.
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 may be subject to discipline.