• The administration in each school has the discretion to determine proper or improper dress. Students who are found to be in violation of the dress code are subject to disciplinary action. Please refer to your school’s dress code for further clarification. Appropriate dress, appearance, proper behavior, and cleanliness are vital to each member of the school community. Wearing appropriate dress to school promotes a positive influence on the school climate.

    Clothing

    • All clothing is to be worn appropriately and in the manner for which it was designed. • Pants should be worn at waist level.
    • Undergarments shall not be exposed at any time.
    • Profanity, obscenity, violence, weapons, or symbols of hate are prohibited.

    • Promotion or display of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs is prohibited.
    • Bare skin between upper chest and mid thigh should be covered by clothing.

    • Clothing shall be free of inflammatory, suggestive, racial, or other inappropriate writing, advertisement, or artwork.

    Examples of inappropriate dress:

    • Loungewear or pajamas (except during special class assigned days)

    • See-through clothing • Backless or strapless blouses or dresses

    • Halter tops, strapless tops, bare-shouldered tops, or spaghetti straps Shorts should be mid-thigh length – longer than tip of students’ fingertips.

    • Hats, caps, combs, picks, or sunglasses

    • Bedroom slippers

    • Clothing, jewelry, accessories, and/or manner of grooming which by color, arrangement, trademark, symbol, or any other attribute indicates or implies gang membership or affiliation with such a group are prohibited in school or at any school function.