To create a favorable climate for learning, all students are expected to be clean and neat in appearance and dressed in presentable clothing. Clothing or general appearance should not create a distraction in the classroom or negatively affect the instructional program, and must be considered age appropriate and safe.
Students are expected to dress within the following standard of Dress Code:
- No clothing with advertisements or designs that promote violence, drugs, alcohol, sex, tobacco, bad language, unacceptable social behavior, etc.
- No unfitted clothing including but not limited to belts, pants (underwear should not be visible), shirts, tops, etc.
- No gang related/inspired attire, including but not limited to unhemmed or slit-legged pants and pants that are excessively loose at the waist or excessively wide at the legs and tennis shoes that are not laced appropriately with additional socks tucked inside.
- No revealing clothing, including but not limited to short-shorts/skirts, low necklines and/or backlines, so-called “spaghetti straps”, shoulder-less garments (tube-tops), and bare midriffs.
- No make-up, extreme jewelry or hairstyles that are disruptive to the learning environment or might pose a safety hazard.
- No unsafe shoes including but not limited to open-toed, high heeled, platform or other potentially unsafe shoes, including shoe-skates (“heelies”). Athletic/tennis shoes are required for all physical education activities and for play on the playground equipment.
Parents will be notified immediately when a student is found to be inappropriately dressed. Appropriate consequences will be determined by the school administration, including:
- Parent may be called to bring appropriate clothing that the student may wear.
- Student may be loaned a school spirit wear garment to wear over their inappropriate clothing.