The District's dress code is established in an effort to provide a school environment that is conducive to learning. It also addresses safety concerns for students and faculty alike, and instills real-world expectations for the student body.
Students shall be dressed and groomed in a manner that is clean and neat and that will not be a health or safety hazard to themselves or others. The District prohibits any clothing or grooming that in the principal's judgment may reasonably be expected to cause disruption of, or interference with, normal school operations.
The District prohibits pictures, symbols, emblems, jewelry, or writings on your body, clothing and/or personal belongings that:
- Are lewd, offensive, vulgar, or obscene
- Advertise or depict tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, drugs, or any other substance as prohibited by the District
- Refer to satanic, cult, or gang activities, including but not limited to: Slashed eyebrows, colored shoestrings, web belts, jewelry
- Exhibit tattoos that depict gang symbols/letters, profanity, or inappropriate pictures.
- Disrupt classroom instruction
- Clothing that has been modified in a revealing manner. In addition:
- Oversized clothing shall not be worn. Specifically, students are not permitted to wear sagging or baggy pants. Pants must be worn at the natural waistline.
- Tattoos on a student must be covered.
- See-through/chiffon blouses may not be worn without a shirt under it or a piece of clothing over it.
- The neck opening on any type of shirt or blouse may not exceed the equivalent of the second button below the collar of a dress shirt or blouse.
- Underwear-type shirts such as tank tops or muscle shirts shall not be worn.
- Bicycle shorts shall not be worn.
- Footwear shall be a part of regular attire. House shoes and roller shoes are not acceptable footwear for school.
- Appropriate undergarments shall be worn at all times.
- Jewelry that depicts weapons, drugs, or profanity may not be worn.
- Student's clothing must meet and cover student's body at all times.
- Inappropriate head wear is not allowed
- The hair shall be clean, well-groomed, and shall not cover the eyes and the hairstyle shall not create a classroom distraction or make a reference to or possibly be interpreted as gang related.
- Mohawks, faux hawks, and extreme hair colors are not permitted.
- Sideburns shall be kept trimmed so as not to form a beard, and shall not be extreme in fullness.
- Mustaches shall be acceptable if neatly trimmed and beards
- Mustaches shall be acceptable if neatly trimmed and beards are not acceptable.
- Students may not wear facial studs, facial rings, or tongue bars, and body piercing must not be visible, nor may it be extreme or disruptive.
- Male students in Pre-K - 8th grade may not wear earrings.
- Spacer earrings, gauges, and plugs are prohibited.
Principals at individual campuses are authorized to publish and enforce additional rules that are felt to be necessary to maintain a safe and orderly learning environment. If the principal determines that a student's grooming violates the dress code, that student shall be given an opportunity to correct the problem at school. If not corrected, the student shall be assigned to in-school suspension for the remainder of the day or until the problem is corrected. Repeated offenses may result in more serious disciplinary action. Appropriate discipline procedures shall be followed in all cases.
The principal, in cooperation with the sponsor, coach, or other person in charge of an extracurricular activity, may regulate the dress and grooming of students who participate in the activity. With approval of the principal and superintendent, a sponsor, coach or other person in charge of an extracurricular activity may develop and enforce standards of behavior that are higher than the District-developed standard. Membership or participation in an extracurricular activity may be based on adherence to those standards. Students who violate those standards may be removed or excluded from the activity for a period determined by the principal and/or sponsor and may be subject to other disciplinary action.