Dress Code

updated 2017-2018

Personal Appearance guidelines are a concern of the staff and administration during the school day and during school sponsored functions. Certain school activities and events have requirements as to dress and appearance. These occasions will be permitted only with additional rules or guidelines prepared by the director of the activity with the permission of the administration.  Attire or appearance that attracts undue attention to the individual is not acceptable.  Also, attire or accessories which may endanger the wearer, others, or school property, will not be permitted. The administration has the right to decide what acceptable dress is. 

Specific Guidelines:
  1. Hair must be clean, neatly groomed, of a non-distracting natural color, and combed out of the eyes 
  2. Any clothing, tattoos, jewelry, or patches that contain sexually suggestive words, obscenities or in suggestive places (including the seat of pants) or that advertise, glorify, or display alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, tobacco, violence/threatening language, or satanic cults will not be permitted in school or at school functions. Items such as chains, wallet chains and spiked collars or wristbands are not to be worn in school.  For the Junior High, this includes facial piercings.
  3. Clothing that can damage school property such as desks and/or chairs may not be worn to school.  Ex. Studded belts, clothing with excessive buckling, or loose straps (This is not meant to be all inclusive). 
  4. Full length pants, Capri pants, skirts, skorts, and shorts (in season) are acceptable forms of dress (No item may be shorter than 3 inches above the middle of the knee.)  Shorts, capri pants, and skorts may be worn to school between April 1 And October 31. Tights or leggings may be worn beneath clothing (dress code appropriate shirts, tops, skirts etc.) that are finger-tip length.  Examples of attire not to be worn (not meant to be all inclusive): spandex shorts, tight-fitting Yoga-style pants, underwear exposed or visible to the public, pajama tops/bottoms, underwear (worn as outer wear), tear away pants, etc.
  5. Shirts, tops, blouses must cover the back, the midriff, be “tuckable” and must have a sleeve. A sleeve is defined as that part of a garment which covers all, or part of the arm.  Items worn under see through material must also meet the dress code. Items worn under regular material need not meet the dress code, but must not be visible. Examples of attire not to be worn (not to be all-inclusive): low necklines, bare midriffs, bare shoulders, bare backs, tank tops, spaghetti straps, halter-tops. 
  6. All types of clothing should be clean and without holes above the knee.  Extremely tight or extremely oversized clothing will not be permitted. Drooping and sagging pants are prohibited.  Pants may not drag on the floor.
  7. Sunglasses, hats, or bandanas are not to be worn in the building.
  8. Shoes must be worn at all times. Bare feet or stocking feet are not permitted anywhere in the building, including after school events. Bedroom slippers and bedroom slipper style shoes are not to be worn.
  9. No heavy coats, trench coats, or jackets intended to be an outside garment, will be permitted to be worn in the classroom, or building during the school day. Students are encouraged to keep a sweater or sweatshirt in their locker should the temperature become uncomfortable in any room during the day.