502.01 – Dress Code

We believe that education is serious business for students and that there is a way that serious people look and act when they learn. Certain types of dress, appearance, and behavior are expected throughout the serious world. Because of the strong connection between academic performance, students’ appearance, and students’ conduct, standards of dress and conduct are required.

  • Students are expected to wear clothing that is reasonable and proper at all times.
  • Students may not wear hats, hoods, headbands, kerchiefs, or head coverings of any kind inside the school building between the starting and ending times of regular school days.
  • Clothing with words or pictures should not include profanity, libel, or sexual innuendo.
  • Shoes will be worn in the building at all times.
  • Clothing which advertises or promotes the use of tobacco, alcohol, drugs, or related materials is not acceptable.

The following student attire is deemed inappropriate for school:

  • Exposed undergarments
  • Backless, strapless, or spaghetti strap tops unless covered by another shirt
  • Suggestive clothing that exposes navels or cleavage
  • Clothing that calls undue attention and may disrupt the educational climate

Chains, dog collars, spiked jewelry, very long earrings, or similar items will not be permitted in school. These items will be turned into the office and parents will need to come to pick them up.

Our intent for these limits is for students to understand that school is a workplace, and what is appropriate outside the workplace may not be appropriate at work.

Under certain circumstances or during certain classes or activities, a more strict dress code may be appropriate, and students must comply with the stricter requirement. The building principal or designee makes the final determination of the appropriateness of the student’s appearance. Students inappropriately dressed are required to change their clothing or leave the school.

Date of Adoption: July 12, 2004

Reviewed & Revised: January 21, 2008; February 16, 2015; March 15, 2019