All aspects of dress and personal appearance are extremely important in developing the best atmosphere for educational attainment. Students are expected to be well-groomed and neatly dressed at all times. Dress and appearance must not present health or safety hazards, or be indecent, disruptive, distracting, or inappropriate for the classroom. Although final decisions as to the appropriateness of dress and personal appearance are determined by school officials, the following rules serve as guidelines:
STUDENTS VIOLATING THE DRESS CODE ARE REQUIRED TO CHANGE AND ARE UNEXCUSED FOR THAT TIME PERIOD. DETENTION MAY ALSO BE ASSIGNED.
- Shoes must be worn at all times.
- Shorts are not acceptable for grades 7-12. The length of trousers and slacks must fall at least below the calf.
- Head coverings in the building are not acceptable.
- Attire must be worn in the manner for which it was designed and must be free of obscene or suggestive markings, advertisements of tobacco, alcoholic beverages, drugs, and/or other products deemed inappropriate by school officials.
- Halter tops, spaghetti-strapped tops, transparent blouses/shirts, lingerie or lingerie-looking outer attire, backless apparel, or items that fail to conform to accepted standards of modesty and good taste are not acceptable.
- All tops must have enough length to extend beyond the waistband of pants/skirts at all times. Sleeveless shirts must have modest armholes. Girls’ tops must have at least 2-inch straps.
- Dresses and/or skirts must be to the knee.
- Attire or wearing of attire in a manner that suggests gang association is not acceptable.
- Holes in jeans should be covered with patches or leggings under the jeans.
- Tight-fitting pants, such as athletic leggings and fitted joggers, are acceptable as long as the top extends to the thighs on all sides. The pants should not be see-through in any way.