Student Dress Code

Student Dress Code:

Individual students and their parents or guardians bear the responsibility for student dress and general appearance. Students are required to attend school in appropriate dress, grooming, and appearance that meet health and safety standards, and that do not interfere with the educational process. This dress code is designed to help students and their parents recognize choices regarding attire that would be appropriate in their future workplace as well as in an educational setting. 

Students may be required to wear appropriate protective gear in certain classes, e.g., technology, family and consumer science, physical education.
Clothing, attire, notebooks, personal property, or any manner of grooming, which has an expression (e.g., phrase, word or words) or insignia (e.g., picture, symbol, patch, or pin) which contains the following will not be permitted: Alcohol, tobacco, and/or other drug references; libelous statements, unfounded charges or accusations; obscenity, defamation of persons, discriminatory or false statements, or plagiarism;
vulgarity, subject matter advocating racial or religious prejudice, hatred, or violence; the breaking of laws and school policies and regulations; subject matter promoting sexual or other harassment, or which, itself, may reasonably lead to disruption of the educational process or that is not consistent with the basic educational mission of the schools.

This includes, but is not limited to, apparel, jewelry, accessories, or any manner of grooming which, by virtue of its color, arrangement, trademark, or other attribute, is reasonably perceived, or intended, to intimidate, threaten, incite violence, reflect gang affiliation, or membership in a group that advocates drug use or other illegal or violent activity.

The wearing of hats (or other headgear), and coats or other outerwear, except for religious or medical reasons, is prohibited in school buildings during the school day.

At the high school level (grades 9-12), the wearing of headgear that obscures the eyes and face, as well as coats or other outerwear, except for religious or medical reasons, is prohibited in school buildings during the school day.

The administration is authorized to take action in instances where individual dress does not meet the stated requirements. If the administrator determines that a student is found wearing impermissible attire, the student may be required to remove, cover, or return home, after parent/guardian contact, and change clothes prior to returning to class. Failure to comply shall also constitute insubordination. The student will be responsible for any work missed as a result of leaving and returning to school. Also, all discipline measures provided in the Student Conduct and Discipline Policy apply.
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