Dress Code

The district’s dress code is established to teach grooming and hygiene, prevent disruption, and minimize safety hazards. Students and parents may determine a student’s personal dress and grooming standards, provided that they comply with the following:

General Guidelines
1. The District does not allow pictures, emblems, or writings on clothing that are lewd,offensive, vulgar or obscene.
2. The District does not allow pictures, emblems or writings on clothing that advertise or depict tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, drugs, inhalents or any other intoxicant or mood-changing, mind-altering or behavior-altering drugs.
3. All school attire and personal appearance shall be in keeping with acceptable standards of modesty and good taste.
4. Baggy/oversized clothing is not allowed. Garments should be appropriately sized and fitted for the individual. Any jeans or pants that cannot stay at the natural waistline without a belt shall not be allowed. The crotch area will not be allowed to sag (Figure 3).
5. Students are required to wear shoes or sandals. Flip-flops of any kind, shower shoes, andhouse shoes are not allowed. Interpretation is at the discretion of the principal or assistantprincipal. Students in grades PK – 5 must have heel straps.
6. Noisy or distracting jewelry will not e allowed. Pierced body ornamentation must be restricted to the earlobes. Other piercing is not allowed. Earrings will not be worn by boys.
7. Hair may not be colored or groomed in such a way so as to draw attention or separate thestudent from the rest of the student body. No unnatural coloring of hair.
8. (Grades 3-12) Shorts should be appropriate dress type shorts. No P.E. or athletic shorts are allowed (no elastic waistbands). Shorts must be worn within five inches of the floor (when kneeling) and may not sag as defined in #3 above.
9. (Grades3-12) See through or unusually tight blouses, shirts, or sweaters may not be worn.
10. Sunglasses will not be worn inside the building unless prescribed by a doctor.
11. Hats, caps or hoods will not be worn inside the building including all school activities and functions.
12. Sweat type headbands, armbands, chain type billfolds, or bandanas will not be worn.
13. In addition to the prohibition in the general guidelines, shirts or trousers with writings that contains double meanings, references to sex, satanic cults, gang activities, or any other controversial subjects will not be permitted (ex: Joe’s Crab Shack, Playboy Bunnies, Hotties, Hooters, Foxy, or any other sayings that portray a negative image). Any clothing or symbols that are associated with negative group behavior (Dickeys, wash
cloths, bandanas, colors, etc.) will not be allowed.
14. (Grade 6-12) Warm-ups and sweat suit garments will not be allowed except in approvedphysical education classes or with the approval of the principal. Pajamas are not allowed.
15. All students must dress in accordance with the dress code when attending any school activity in or out of town unless different attire is approved by the school official in charge. Those activities in which students travel and represent the school are subject to a stricter requirement in dress and in grooming than is expected in a normal school day.
16. Tattoos (permanent or temporary) will not be visible. The only exception will be temporary tattoos depicting school spirit approved by the building principal.
17. Trench coats or oversized coats will not be allowed.
18. All garments must be properly hemmed (no cut-offs or frayed edges).
19. Ripped, cut or torn clothing is not to be worn.

Boys

Young men must be clean shaven at all times with side burns no longer than the bottom of the
earlobe, and no wider than one inch. Earrings are not allowed. Hair shall be cut in such a manner
that it will not hang over eyebrows at any time and cannot extend below the bottom of the collar
on an oxford style shirt while the student is standing in a normal position. Entire earlobes must
be visible. There must be tapering between the long and short cut sections of the hair. Hair
cannot extend from the scalp, when groomed, for more than two inches. No ponytails or “tails”
are allowed to sag (Figure 3).
Shirts and T-shirts of any kind must be tucked in (Grades 6-12). All shirts must have sleeves.
Oxford style shirts must be buttoned to the first button below the collar.
Baggy clothing shall be prohibited. Any jeans or pants that cannot stay at the natural waistline
without a belt shall be prohibited. The crotch area will not be allowed to sag (Figure 3).
Students are required to wear shoes. Flip-flops, shower shoes and house shoes are not allowed.

Girls

Grooming will comply with general guidelines. Hair shall be neat and not distracting and should be kept out of the face.
Tank shirts or similar garments shall not be worn. Shoulder straps must be at least three incheswide and be worn over the shoulder. Shirts and tops must be buttoned and cut as to not showcleavage when standing up or bending over (Figure 4). The midriff must not be exposed when the student goes through the normal activities of the school day (bending, stretching, reaching, sitting, or raising hands, etc.) (Figure 1 and 5). Baggy clothing shall be prohibited (including extra-long t-shirts). Any jeans or pants that cannot stay at the natural waistline without a belt shall be prohibited. The crotch area will not be allowed to sag (Figure 3). Dresses and skirts must be worn within five inches of the floor (when kneeling) at the shortest part of the hem.
Students are required to wear shoes. Flip-flops, shower shoes and house shoes are not allowed.