Any style of dress that disrupts the educational process, learning environment, or constitutes a threat to the safety or health of others, will not be permitted at school. Dress and appearance must be appropriate for school. Below are specific guidelines. Final decisions on attire and grooming shall be made by the administration at the school site.
All students and parents must abide by the following rules:
- Dress should be appropriate for school. Clothing is to be modest, neat, clean, and properly fitted.
- Facial piercings are not to be worn on campus, at any time.
- Earrings and other jewelry must be removed during PE.
- Earrings and other jewelry that cause the skin and body to stretch and or change are not allowed on campus (plugs, stretchers, nasal/ tongue/ body piercings)
- Jewelry or attire that is worn or altered in such a way as it may be interpreted as gang-related is not permitted.
- Hats, hairnets, bandanas, do-rags, beanies and other headwear are not permitted unless they have the school logo. Sweatshirt hoods may not be worn on the head at any time.
- Sunglasses are not allowed to be worn.
- Plain white t-shirts, tank tops and extra-long t-shirts are not permitted. Students will be required to tuck in shirts or change at the discretion of administration or its designee.
- Girl’s tops must cover the shoulders, back, and the entire midriff. TANKTOPS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED.
- Attire which is sexually suggestive or extremely brief, such as low-cut garments, strapless or off-the-shoulder tops, halter tops, bare midriff tops, muscle shirts, fishnet tops, sheer-material tops are not permitted. Strapless shirts or halter tops over shirts are not permitted.
- This includes, but is not limited to, long-sleeved shirts worn under short-sleeved shirts, shirts buttoned on the top button, extra-long t-shirts, baggy or sagging pants, oversized pants, wearing shorts and pulled up socks that are less than 2 inches apart, cut-offs, extreme make-up, initials or emblems on belt buckles, chains, hanging belts, bunched pant legs and unauthorized matching shirts for a group of people.
- Outer clothing must always cover undergarments. Undergarments (including white t-shirts, tank tops, thermals, bra straps, boxers, underwear, etc.) must never be visible.
- Clothing with any graphics and/ or words are not allowed on campus due to inappropriate images & sayings (obscenity, vulgarity, alcohol, drugs, tobacco and other illegal or hazardous activities were constantly displayed surreptitiously on clothing)
- Pajama pants are not permitted. Sweat pants are allowed but must be worn appropriately at the waist.
- Skinny pants that are more than two inches below the waist will not be permitted.
- Shorts or skirts that expose the posterior are not allowed. Shorts and skirts must be at or below the point where the student’s fingertips meet the legs when standing.
- Leggings/ Yoga pants are not allowed unless a top, dress, or skirt is covering the posterior and must be at or below the point where the student’s fingertips meet the legs when standing.
- Baggy, sagging and oversized pants and shorts are not allowed. Pants and shorts must be able to stay at waist height and not drop without a belt. Bunching of pants in any way is prohibited. No baggy plaid shorts. No PE shorts under pants or shorts.
- Shoes that give proper foot protection must be worn. Flip-flops, slippers, sandals or sock-like footwear are not allowed.
- Gang attire is not permitted. Local law enforcement will guide school officials on the definition of “gang attire.”
WHEN STUDENTS ARE FOUND TO BE IN VIOLATION OF THE DRESS CODE, THEY MUST CHANGE INTO LOANER CLOTHES. THE ITEMS IN VIOLATION WILL BE CONFISCATED. STUDENTS WILL BE ISSUED SATURDAY SCHOOL AFTER EVERY 3RD REPEATED VIOLATION. CONTINUAL DEFIANCE WILL LEAD TO FURTHER DISCIPLINARY ACTION.