Dress Code Policy
Students are to dress in apparel that is modest, tasteful, and that does not interfere with or distract from the education process or the rights of others. Students and their clothing must be neat, clean, well groomed, and must meet the following guidelines:
- Face masks must be worn.
- Attire must not be destructive to school property.
- For health reasons, shoes must be worn. Hosiery is required with closed shoes. Shower shoes, slides, or house shoes are not to be worn.
- Pants, shorts, or skirts must be worn at the waist. No “sagging” is permitted. Transparent or breakaway type pants are not permitted.
- Headwear or hair rollers are prohibited in the building.
- Body piercing jewelry cannot be worn except in the ears.
- Shirts, sweaters, jackets, and other tops worn over leggings must be no shorter than four inches from the top of the knee. Skirt length should be no more than four inches from the top of the knee.
- Sunglasses are prohibited in the building unless they are prescribed.
- Bare midriffs, see-through garments, white undergarment type T-shirts, bare backs, halter-tops, tank tops, tube tops, or cutoffs cannot be worn.
- There are to be no holes or tears that show skin through clothing on school campus.
- The students may wear loose-fitting shorts that are no more than four inches from the top of the knee (front and back) when the student is standing. All shorts must be hemmed. Cutoff shorts, rolled-up jeans, pajama pants, sweats, athletic or spandex shorts cannot be worn. No other article of clothing can be worn beneath shorts for viewing.
- Blouses must cover the midriff when arms are raised.
- Sleeveless blouses, shirts, and dresses must extend from the neck to the edge of the shoulder.
- Obscene, profane language or provocative pictures on clothing or jewelry are prohibited.
- Satanic, cult, or gang related symbolism in any form is prohibited.
- Drug related symbols in any form, including advertisements or promotion of alcohol or tobacco, are prohibited.
Principals, after consultation with their School Improvement Committee, have the discretion to adjust the dress code to fit unique situations as long as the decision does not interfere with the requirements of Title IX.