Student Dress Procedures

Student Dress Procedures  

 

The student and parent may determine the student's personal dress and grooming standards, provided that the student's dress and grooming does not:  

 

1. Disrupt, interfere with, disturb, or detract from the school environment or activity and/or educational objectives as determined by school officials.  

2. Create a health or other hazard to the student's safety or to the safety of others.  

3. Create an atmosphere in which a student, staff, or other person’s well-being is hindered by undue pressure, behavior, intimidation, overt gesture, or threat of violence; or 

 4. Display apparel or garments that identify with any gang, violent or criminal group as defined by local law enforcement.  

 

If the student's dress or grooming is objectionable under these provisions and staff involvement is necessary: 

  • Intervention should be done in a way that is the least restrictive and disruptive to the student’s school day.  

  • Any school dress code enforcement actions should not be done publicly in front of other students and should minimize the potential loss of educational time. Students should not be forced to wear clothing that is not their own when they are in violation of the dress code. 

  • The principal will request that the student make appropriate corrections. For dress code violations:  

  • The student can either remove the item immediately if it is not a primary piece of clothing (i.e.: hat, sweatshirt, jewelry); or  

  • If the student has appropriate clothing available to change into, the student may change and return to class; or 

  • The student may call their parent/guardian to bring them appropriate clothing to change into.  

 

If the student refuses, the principal will notify the parents, if reasonably possible, and request that the parent make the necessary correction. If both the student and parent refuse, the principal will take appropriate disciplinary action according to policy 3241 and procedure 3241P. 3224P  

 

Students who violate provisions of the dress code relating to extracurricular activities may be removed or excluded from the extracurricular activity for such period as the principal may determine. All students will be afforded due process safeguards before any corrective action may be taken.  

 

Revised: June 24, 1992  

March 25, 2020