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Dress Code

The district’s dress code is established to teach grooming and hygiene, to prevent disruptions, and to minimize safety hazards. Students and parents may determine a student’s personal dress and grooming standards provided that they comply with the expectation and requirement to dress in a neat and orderly fashion. The following guidelines are offered and subject to revision throughout the school year:

  • Sleeveless shirts/blouses, tank tops, halters, see-through blouses, or tops with low neck lines are not permitted. All shirts/blouses must have sleeves, short or long. “Cold-shoulder” or “cut-out shoulder” shirts are allowed but must have a minimum of 2 inches of material from the neckline to the open shoulder.
  • Midriffs and backs must not be exposed; tops must be long enough to tuck into pants when arms are raised.
  • Jeggings and / or leggings are not considered a pant. They may be worn under an appropriate length dress/skirt.
  • Jeans or other apparel should not be deliberately mutilated. Any holes that are above the knee should be patched and jeans should be properly hemmed.
  • Jeans or pants should fit and should be worn at the waist. They should not be wider than the foot at the cuff and should not be longer than the bottom of the heel.
  • Inappropriate patches, pictures, symbols, writing, slogans, or quotes-either attached to or painted on clothing-are not to be worn.
  • Pants should not have excessive pockets, buckles, or straps down the pant leg (carpenter style is acceptable).
  • Shorts and skorts should be fingertip length. Capri style pants must come to mid-calf.
  • Dresses and skirts should be fingertip length. Exceptions will be made for extra-curricular activities.
  • Trench coats will not be allowed.
  • Hair should be neat, clean, and well groomed. Students will not be allowed to wear un-natural hair colors such as purple, green, orange, etc.
  • Extremes in make-up and  face paint are not permitted.
  • Shirts shall be neat, clean, and buttoned except for the top button.
  • Beards, mustaches, and sideburns must be clean and well-groomed.
  • Earrings are permitted. Nose piercings are allowed in the nostril, with a single stud (no hoops). No septum piercings or any other visible body piercings will be permitted for any student, including tongue rings and spacers.
  • Tattoos should be covered at school.
  • Clothing which desecrates the flag, advertises narcotic, alcoholic, or tobaco products or contains sexual references or innuendos are prohibited.
  • Caps or hats are not allowed in the buildings. Caps should be worn in an appropriate manner. Caps will not be worn backward. Caps/hats worn in the building are subject to being confiscated. No bandanas or sweat bands are allowed on campus.
  • Billfold chains are prohibited.
  • No excessive makeup, jewelry, or accessories is allowed.
  • Shoes must be worn at all times (no slippers).
  • No pajama or “pajama-like” pants and sleepwear are allowed.