As students begin to shop for back-to-school clothing, please keep the school dress code in mind. Students are expected to dress appropriately and in a manner that will not disrupt or interfere with the educational process. As of September 9, 2010, all shorts must have a minimum 5 inch inseam. Also, tube tops, halter tops, net tops, spaghetti straps, short skirts and plunging necklines are not acceptable. The complete dress code can be found in the student handbook or can be viewed at the high school office during regular business hours.
All students are expected to give proper attention to personal cleanliness and to dress appropriately for school and school functions. Students and their parents have the primary responsibility for acceptable student dress and appearance.
Teachers and all other district personnel should exemplify and reinforce acceptable student dress and help students develop an understanding of appropriate appearance in the school setting. A student’s dress, grooming and appearance, including hair style/color, jewelry, make-up and nails, shall:
01. Be safe, appropriate and not disrupt or interfere with the educational process.
02. Recognize that brief garments such as tube tops, net tops, halter tops, net tops, spaghetti straps, short skirts and shorts, plunging necklines (front and/or back) and see-through garments are not acceptable.
03. Ensure that underwear is completely covered with outer clothing.
04. Include footwear at all times. Footwear that is a safety hazard will not be allowed.
05. Not include the wearing of hats or other head gear in the building except for a medical or religious purpose.
06. Not include items that are vulgar, obscene, libelous, or denigrate others on account of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability.
07. Not promote and/or endorse the use of alcohol, tobacco or illegal drugs and/or encourage other illegal or violent activities.
Each Building Principal or his/her designee shall be responsible for informing all students and their parents of the student dress code at the beginning of the school year and any revisions to the dress code made during the school year.
Students who violate the student dress code shall be required to modify their appearance by covering or removing the offending item, and if necessary or practical, replacing it with an acceptable item.
Any student who refuses to do so shall be subject to discipline, up to and including in-school suspension for the day. Any student who repeatedly fails to comply with the dress code shall be subject to further discipline, up to and including, out of school suspension.