It is the responsibility of the school to provide the means for students to be educated, and it is the responsibility of the home to prepare the students to be educated. This preparation includes decisions about appropriate dress for those students in school. Thus, parents should monitor the attire of their children. However, we as a school community feel that it is necessary to establish basic guidelines of dress to ensure the well being of the entire student body. We feel the guidelines to be followed by all students should be safety, cleanliness, neatness, and decency. Student dress should facilitate a positive teaching/learning environment.
1. The following are NOT acceptable:
● Hemlines or clothing that allows any part of a student’s underwear to be visible. ● Clothing that displays obscene/profane slogans or emblems or promotes or advertises alcohol/drug usage.
● Excessively tight clothing.
● Clothing that allows overexposure of a person’s thighs, chest, or stomach.
● Spiked collars, bracelets, chains, etc. that jeopardize safety.
2. Safety regulations in classes may require that shirts, blouses, and tee shirts be tucked into pants or skirts.
3. Hats (headgear of any kind) including bandanas and outer clothing such as coats, jackets, etc. may not be worn in school. Hats are not to be visible during the school day (unless for religious reasons). Pants and shorts must be worn above the hips. If the health and safety of the student is endangered or the proper order of school may be disrupted by the student’s attire or appearance, he/she will be referred to the administration and will not be permitted to attend class until properly attired.
It is expected that students will dress in a manner which is conducive to good health practices, safety regulations and not detrimental to the classroom atmosphere. The wearing of any clothing that substantially interferes with the educational process is unlawful and forbidden. Local and state health laws prohibit bare feet in all public buildings. Dress code enforcement begins at home. A student in violation of the dress code may be sent home to correct the violation immediately or a parent may be asked to bring the appropriate dress. Please be aware that clothing that promotes inappropriate messages is unacceptable and forbidden.