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Dress Code

All students in preschool through eighth grade who attend the District schools are expected to dress in the proper standard school attire. It is the parent’s responsibility to ensure compliance with the dress code. All students who attend the District schools must dress in accordance with this dress code.

All students will wear the standard school clothing. The clothing may not be altered in a manner that includes, but is not limited to, slits and shredded hems. The standard school
clothing shall be:

● All white, navy, or light blue shirt with collar. No logos on the shirt. This may include, but not be limited to, a “polo” shirt or dress shirt.
● During the colder months, students may wear blue, white, gray, or black sweatshirts or sweaters in class. A combination of or pattern in these colors is permitted, but no print or graphics unless it is a small logo. Sweatshirts and sweaters must be worn over a uniform top.
● Any undershirts must be uniform colors.
● No undergarments may show.

● Solid black, navy blue, or tan khaki slacks, shorts, skorts, skirts, or jumpers. No logos on slacks, shorts, skorts, skirts, or jumpers.
● No blue jeans or blue jean shorts.
● Sweatpants and stretch pants are not permitted.

Baggy or oversized clothing is not acceptable and thus is prohibited. Clothing may not be more than one (1) size too large, to allow for one (1)-year’s growth. No sagging of clothing is allowed.

Students may not wear short shorts, short skirts, or short jumpers. Pant legs may not be rolled up or held up with rubber bands or other devices. The length of shorts, skorts, skirts, and jumpers must be at least the length of where the student’s fingertips rest when shoulders are relaxed and arms are stretched downward toward the leg, approximately no more than three (3) to four (4) inches above the knee.

Belts (if worn) must be black, brown, or navy and may not be more than one (1) size larger than the waist and must be worn around the waist.

Students may wear outerwear that is in good repair and does not contain any inappropriate print or graphics while outdoors only. Upon entering any school building, the coat, jacket, sweatshirt, or sweater must be removed unless it is in compliance with the uniform code described above. The only type of headgear permitted will be a hat, which can be worn outdoors only. Hoods on sweatshirts and sweaters may be worn outdoors only.

For safety reasons, students are encouraged to wear covered shoes. Open-toed shoes including but not limited to flip-flops, slides, sandals, slippers, or bare feet are not acceptable. Any color socks may be worn. Full-length tights, leggings, and knee-high socks/tights are acceptable when worn with uniform bottoms.

When school-sanctioned dress-up days occur, all clothing must be in compliance with the regulations described in this section. In addition, the following regulations also apply:

  • Any print or graphics on clothing must be school appropriate.
  • No undergarments may show.
  • All tops must have sleeves. Sleeveless tops and tank tops are not allowed.
  • Clothing must be in good repair.

Students not dressed in accordance with the District dress code will not be permitted in class until they are in compliance. Students may call to request parents bring a school-appropriate clothing change in order to meet compliance regulations. When available, students may choose to change into school-provided uniforms. Students may wait in the In-School Detention room until they are dressed in compliance. Students who repeatedly fail to dress in accordance with this dress code may be subject to disciplinary actions as set forth in the District policy manual. No student shall be subject to discipline for failure to comply with this dress code if the reason is economic hardship. Under such circumstances, the school will furnish the student with standard school clothing.

Any buttons, jewelry, or other accessories that contain vulgar, lewd, obscene, or plainly offensive messages or that may lead to substantial interference with school activities, including accessories that advocate the use of alcohol or drugs and accessories that make reference to or identify gangs, are not allowed.

The principal may allow nonuniform days when students may wear clothing other than the standard school clothing. The students and parents will be notified prior to the non-uniform day. School dress must still comply with dress code standards.