Students' appearance should be neat and clean. Students are to be fully clothed and wear shoes at all times. Individual dress is up to the student and his/her parents/guardians as long as it complies with the following guidelines developed to encourage a positive and safe learning environment. Some classes require specific clothing for safety or a particular activity (i.e., shop and PE).
- Clothing may not have any pictures, symbols, or words that represent alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs, gangs, sexual messages, racial slurs, profanity, or messages that are offensive.
- Pants must be secured at the waist. Oversized jeans, sagging pants, sagging jeans, or sagging shorts are not permitted.
- No low-cut or “low-rise” jeans, pants or skirts which expose the mid-section are allowed.
- No beach wear may be worn. This includes, but is not limited to bathing suits, halter tops, tank tops, low-cut shirts, short shorts or clothing that exposes the midriff.
- Shoes must be worn at all times.
- No undergarments, including boxer shorts or shoulder straps may show.
- Pajama bottoms and tops are not permitted.
- No bandannas of any color may be worn. This includes bandannas worn in any manner, even as part of a hair style.
- Hats and sunglasses must be removed upon entering the school building at the beginning of the day and put away in a bag or locker until the end of the school day.
- Hoods on hooded sweatshirts may not be worn up in the building or classrooms at any time.
- No chains (on wallets, etc.) may be worn.
- No spiked jewelry or accessories may be worn.
- Clothing that is damaged or altered (i.e. cut-offs, torn or ragged pants, shorts or similar apparel that are un-hemmed) must not reveal inappropriate areas of the body.
- Skirts/shorts must be fingertip length.
Dress Code Violations
A violation of the dress code will result in the students being asked to change and come into compliance with the dress code. Parents may be called to bring a change of clothes. If unable to change or cover up, the student will be sent home for the day. A letter is sent home to a student’s parents/guardians notifying them their student has violated dress code.