Student Dress Code
Students are expected to dress in a manner that will not disrupt classes. Most dress code violations interrupt the learning process by drawing attention away from the purpose of the class instruction.
The administration reserves the right to determine when the appearance of individual students, as well as employees, chaperones and volunteers, is detrimental to the well-being of the school, students, and the educational atmosphere. Parents will be contacted if a child comes to school inappropriately dressed so that proper attire may be brought to the school, or the child may be asked to change at school.
Parents are asked to help us enforce the dress code by checking your child before he/she leaves for school in the morning. Abuses of the dress code violations may result in the child being sent home from school.
The following guidelines will help to define an acceptable dress code:
- Pants should be worn in a manner that the waist of the pants is at the natural waistline of the body. Drooping and sagging pants will NOT be tolerated. Students should wear a belt. If this becomes a problem, the parent will be notified and asked to bring replacement clothing and/or a belt, or the child may be sent home if this is a persistent problem.
- Hats and other types of headgear or sunglasses should not be worn inside the building.
- Bandanas and "do rags" are NOT permitted at any time.
- Hats on the bus are at the discretion of the bus driver.
Shirts with obscene or offensive messages or satanic symbols cannot be worn.
- If leggings or jeggings are worn, tops/skirts/shorts must be no higher than three inches from the top of the knee. Leggings/excessively tight knit pants are not to be used as a substitute for pants.
- Short-shorts, mini-skirts or mini-dresses, halter-tops, and tank tops are considered inappropriate. A general guide for shorts and skirts must be no higher than three inches from the top of the knee to the bottom of the garment. A general guide for tank tops is at least 3 fingers width at the shoulder strap.
- Profane, vulgar language or drawings, or references to alcohol, drugs or weapons are not allowed on any part of a student's clothing or jewelry.
- Shoes with cleats or roller blades (to include heelies) are not permitted.
- Sandals are permitted, but are highly discouraged for safety reasons during recess, and especially on PE days.
- Shower shoes or plastic/rubber flip-flops with the strap connector visible on the bottom of the shoe are not permitted. These break very easily!
- Students and parents should be aware of physical education days and dress in appropriate clothes and tennis shoes.
- Boxer shorts or other under garments MUST NOT be visible.
- The midriff area should not be visible.
Persistent violation of the dress code may result in suspension from school.