Students should be dressed appropriately each day for both the weather and the variety of activities in which they may participate, including PE and recess. Dress standards for school differ from what students might wear to the mall or at home. Clothing that directly or indirectly advertises gangs, contains sexual references, suggests the use of drugs, alcohol, tobacco products or which attracts undue attention is considered disruptive to the educational process and therefore may not be worn.
Dress code guidelines are found in the Student-Parent Handbook
and include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Students must come to school wearing clean and properly fitting shoes, pants (or skirts/dresses for girls), shirts, underwear and a jacket or sweatshirt for outside.
- Shirts/tops for boys and girls need to cover their backs, stomach area and shoulders. Swimsuits, halter tops, midriff shirts, or spaghetti strap shirts or shirts exposing the stomach or which are low-cut or backless are not allowed.
- Pants that are too loose and sag below the student's waist or expose the back while sitting are not permitted.
- Pajamas and slippers are not permitted.
- Hats, bandanas, hairnets, do-rags and hoods are not permitted unless permission is given by the principal. Hooded sweatshirts are permitted, but hoods may not be worn indoors and they are not considered to be hats on “hat days.”
- Shorts, skirts, and dresses must be no shorter than the tips of the fingers with arms down to the sides.
- Shoes with non-marking soles are preferred. Tennis shoes should be worn in PE days. High heels should be avoided and shoes with cleats or wheels are not allowed.
- Any clothing or aspect of personal appearance (e.g., makeup) that is determined to be disruptive or gang related by the building administration is not allowed.
Students will be asked to change if their clothing does not match the school dress policy. We have a limited amount of clothing for students to borrow if their attire is not appropriate for school. Sometimes what we have does not fit the child. In those cases, the parent will need to bring a change of appropriate clothes before the student may return to school activities. Parents will be contacted if their student's dress interferes or disrupts the overall learning atmosphere at school.
There may be special times during the school year when students may be allowed to dress in different manners as part of an overall school event.