Students’ attire has an important influence on the attitude toward learning within any school. Although matters of taste should appropriately be left up to students and their parents/guardians, we feel a strong responsibility as the District to provide recommended guidelines for parents/guardians and students to use in determining what is and is not appropriate. The key guideline is that dress and grooming should never interfere with anyone’s right to learn or teach, or endanger health or safety.
1. The following general guidelines are designed broadly enough to allow individual expression. 1.1 Appropriate shoes must be worn at all times. 1.2 An adequate coverage of the body is required. Revealing tops, exposed underwear, and very short skirts are inappropriate. 1.3 Exceptions to 1.1 and 1.2 above may be allowed in the P.E. areas only. 1.4 Clothing decorated or marked with illustrations, words, or phrases that have sexual innuendoes, are vulgar, obscene, or promote behavior violating school conduct standards is not permitted. Gang-related symbols, colors, or insignias are not allowed. Clothing decorated or marked with illustrations, words, or phrases that are disruptive or potentially disruptive, and/or that promote superiority of one group over another is not permitted. 1.5 Shorts are allowed at school, provided they are appropriate. Bathing suits are not allowed at school. 1.6. Schools may require that students leave clothing in their locker if that clothing could be worn to conceal weapons or to intimidate others. 1.7 Clothing that could be harmful to self or others (e.g. studded collars, chains, spiked jewelry and adornments) is not permitted. 1.8 Clothing displaying drug and/or alcohol symbols or paraphernalia is not permitted. 1.9 Bedtime clothing (pajamas, slippers, blankets) is not appropriate, except as part of a designated “dress-up” or spirit day.