Dress & Grooming
The District’s dress code is established to teach grooming and hygiene, to prevent disruption, and minimize safety hazards.
The administration and faculty shall have the right to appraise any current fashion or fad and determine whether it is appropriate or inappropriate for school wear. The school has the right to ask students to change attire if it is of such nature that it provokes unfavorable comment. A student who tires to attract attention by dressing in an irregular or unconventional manner is inviting criticism that may damage a good reputation.
If the principal determines that a student’s grooming or clothing violates the school’s dress code, the student will be given an opportunity to correct the problem at school. If not corrected, the student will be assigned to in-school suspension for the remainder of the day, until the problem is corrected, or until a parent or designee brings an acceptable change of clothing to the school. Repeated offenses may result in more serious disciplinary action in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct.
The principal, in cooperation with the sponsor, coach, or other person in charge of an extracurricular activity, may regulate the dress and grooming of students who participate in the activity. Students who violate these standards may be removed or excluded from the activity for a period determined by the principal or sponsor and may be subject to other disciplinary action. [Board Policy Manual: Policy FNCA(Local)]
Student dress shall conform to the following rules:
Any form of dress that attracts undue attention, disrupts school or detracts from the learning process is not acceptable.
Shorts may be worn provided the length is no more than 3 inches above the knee (front and back); this requirement also applies to dress and skirt length.
- Cut-off, micro-mesh, wind, biker, athletic or plastic shorts may not be worn. This prohibition also applies to shorts, athletic in appearance, made of a thin material such as nylon or knit.
- Sweat suits/pants or other athletic wear is not permitted
- Pants with holes or tears above the knee are not to be worn
Tops with holes or tears are not to be worn
- Pants must be worn at the waist line; no sagging.
- “Skinny” jeans are not allowed
Blouses or shirts that expose the midriff or chest area when the student goes through the normal activities of the school day (bending, stretching, reaching, or standing, etc.) are prohibited.
Ankle length leggings may be worn if they are loose fitting and are worn with an over blouse or skirt that is no shorter than 3 inches above the knee (front and back).
Excessively tight garments are not acceptable.
Articles of clothing or jewelry that advertise alcoholic beverages, drugs, tobacco, or have a vulgar or suggestive slogan or picture are prohibited. Designs which promote criminal activity, tendencies toward self-destruction, or that contain pictures or writing which fail to meet the standards of good taste are not to be worn.
No clothing items that advertise or suggest racially motivated supremacy or inferiority are allowed.
No shirts are to be worn unbuttoned with the exception that layering is allowed. Sleeveless shirts, blouses, tank tops and sweaters with extreme armhole openings are not to be worn.
Revealing garments are not allowed.
Appropriate foundation garments must be worn at all times.
Students are not to wear hats, caps or any other head covering in the buildings.
- Shoes are to be worn at all times. The wearing of slides, flip flops, or house shoes is prohibited.
Jewelry items that advertise alcoholic beverages, drugs, tobacco products, or have a vulgar or suggestive connotation are prohibited.
Designs which promote criminal activity, tendencies toward self-destruction, or that contain pictures or writing which fail to meet the standards of good taste are not to be worn.
The wearing of jewelry or other items in pierced body parts is prohibited, with the exception that females may wear earrings or ear studs, but only in the ear.
Hair must be kept clean and well groomed and cut short enough to stay out of the eyes.
“Pony tails” and “pig tails” are not acceptable hair styles for males.
Bizarre styling and/or extreme coloring is prohibited.
- Male students must be clean shaven; no facial hair permitted.
Sunglasses are not to be worn in the buildings.
Tattoos must be covered by appropriate clothing while at school or a school function.
- Chains of a non-jewelry nature, including those designed to attach a billfold or wallet to the person, are prohibited.
** Examples are not intended to be all inclusive. Instances not addressed by the code will be left to the discretion of the principal.