Dress and Grooming
The district's dress code teaches grooming and hygiene, prevents disruption, minimizes safety hazards, and maintains a positive learning climate. Students and parents may determine a student's personal dress and grooming standards, provided that they comply with the following:
- Sleeveless shirts/blouses, tank tops, halters, see-through blouses, or tops with low-neck lines are not permitted. All shirts/blouses must have sleeves, short or long. "Cold- shoulder" or "cut-out shoulder" shirts are allowed but must have a minimum of 2 inches of material from the neckline to the open shoulder. Midriffs and backs must not be exposed; tops must be long enough to tuck into pants when arms are raised.
- Jeans and other apparel should not be deliberately mutilated. Any holes that are above fingertip length should be patched and pants should be properly hemmed.
- Jeans or pants should fit and should be worn at the waist. They should not be wider than the foot at the cuff and should not be longer than the bottom of the heel.
- Inappropriate patches, pictures, symbols, writing, slogans, or quotes-either attached to or painted on clothing are not to be worn.
- Pants should not have excessive pockets, buckles, or straps down the pant leg. (Carpenter style is acceptable).
- Shorts and skorts will be permitted during the school day, but must be finger-tip length.
- Capri style pants must come to mid-calf.
- Jeggings and/or leggings are not considered a pant. They may be worn under an appropriate length dress/skirt.
- Dresses and skirts should be fingertip length. Exceptions will be made for extra-curricular activities.
- Trench coats will not be allowed.
- Hair should be neat, clean, and well groomed. Students will not be allowed to wear un- natural hair colors such as purple, green, orange, etc.
- Extremes in make-up and face paint are not permitted. Black lipstick will not be allowed.
- Shirts shall be neat, clean, and buttoned except for the top button.
- Earrings are permitted. Nose piercings are allowed in the nostril, with a single stud (no hoops). No septum piercings or any other visible body piercings will be permitted for any student, including tongue rings and spacers. Tattoos should be covered at school.
- Clothing which desecrates the flag; advertises narcotic, alcoholic, or tobacco products; or contains sexual references or innuendos is prohibited.
- Caps or hats are not allowed in the buildings. Caps should be worn in an appropriate manner. Caps will not be worn backward. Caps/hats worn in the building are subject to being confiscated. No bandanas or sweat bands allowed on campus. Billfold chains are prohibited.
- No excessive makeup, jewelry, or accessories is allowed.
- Shoes must be worn at all times-no slippers.
- No pajamas or "pajama-like" pants and sleepwear are allowed.
Violations of the dress code will not be accepted. Parents will be called to bring acceptable attire on each dress code violation. If parents cannot bring acceptable attire, the student may be placed in ISS for the remainder of the day. Habitual violations of dress/appearance code may result in further disciplinary action taking place.