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Student Dress Code

Dress Code (BP 5132, AR 5132, BP 5136)

Dress and grooming affect the attitude of the students in their work and study habits and contribute to productive learning and a safe environment. All staff members are responsible for enforcing standards of dress. Principals and designees may establish additional local school regulations as they become necessary and appropriate. The following guidelines apply to all regular school activities:

  1. Clothing, jewelry, and personal items must be free of writing, pictures, or any other insignia which is vulgar, lewd, obscene, profane, or sexually suggestive or which promotes the use of alcohol, drugs, tobacco, or other illegal activity.  

  2. Clothing, jewelry, and personal items may not degrade race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religious, political, or secular organizations.

  3. Skin art with the following types of writings or images must be covered:

    • Vulgar, lewd, obscene, profane, or sexually suggestive

    • Promotes the use of alcohol, drugs, tobacco, or other illegal activity

    • Can be reasonably determined to threaten the health and safety of the school environment if displayed on a school campus

  4. Appropriate shoes must be worn at all times.

  5. Hats, caps, and other head coverings and sunglasses must not be worn indoors.

  6. Clothes must be sufficient to conceal undergarments and cover the chest area, abdomen, and posterior. Specifically:

    • See-through, strapless, halter, and tube tops and bare abdomens are prohibited.

    • Skirts and shorts must be worn at an appropriate/acceptable length for sitting as well as standing.

    • Pants must fit at the hip so that they will stay on without a belt or stay at the hip with a belt.

  7. Chains or weapons, such as those attached to belts, pockets, or wallets, that present a safety hazard are prohibited.

  8. Students must be cleanly dressed so as not to promote unhealthy or unsanitary conditions.

The dress code will be modified as appropriate to accommodate a student’s religious or cultural observance, health condition, or other circumstance deemed necessary by the principal or designee. In addition, the principal or designee may impose dress requirements to accommodate the needs of special school activities, physical education classes, athletic activities, and other extracurricular and cocurricular activities.

No grade of a student participating in a physical education class will be adversely affected if the student does not wear standardized physical education apparel because of circumstances beyond the student’s control. 

Students are allowed to wear sun-protective clothing, including but not limited to hats, for outdoor use during the school day.

School administrators reserve the right to make an informed judgment on the appropriateness of student attire and may prohibit specific items when behavior from students warrants the need to do so.


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