• General Guidelines

    1. Clothing worn by students will be opaque and appropriately cover the student’s body.

      1. Student clothing must cover undergarments, or where undergarments typically would be, at all times.

      2. Clothing must cover all areas of the midriffs when arms are down. Minimal exposure of the belly button is permitted when raising arms or moving.

      3. Clothing must not expose cleavage, buttocks, or genitals.

      4. Clothing must not have holes or gauze/transparent fabric that exposes undergarments or skin that otherwise should not be exposed.

    2. Clothing worn by students will align with the instructional purpose and meet safety requirements.

      1. Students may be required to wear additional safety attire when directed by an instructor to align with class standards (e.g., wood shop, science lab, physical education).

      2. Students may be permitted to wear otherwise prohibited clothing (e.g., midriff bearing) when directed by an instructor to align with an activity (e.g., sports’ uniforms, theater costumes).

    3. Hats and headwear are permitted when they align with the following standards:

      1. Student’s face must always be visible to staff.

      2. Hats or headwear may not interfere with the sight of any students or staff.

      3. During in-classroom instruction, a teacher may direct a student to remove headwear at any time unless the headwear is such that it is a cultural item (e.g. yarmulkes, turbans, hijab). Teachers may also direct a student to a different seat if the hat causes a visual obstruction to other students.

    4. All clothing and accessories (including hats) are prohibited from:

      1. Advocating violence or referencing criminal activity (including, but not limited to, the use of drugs or alcohol). 

      2. Including pornography, hate speech (as defined in law). For the purpose of this policy, hate speech includes, but is not limited to racially derogatory names or words, caricature pictures, derogatory or exclusionary phrases. 

      3. Including images or language that creates a hostile or intimidating environment for any protected class. 

      4. All clothing and accessories are prohibited from causing a disruption to the educational environment. 

    5. Clothing must be worn for the purpose it is intended. a. Students may not wear clothing in an unintended way. For example, flags may not be worn as clothing (clothing made from flag fabric is permitted). Skirts may not be worn as dresses.


    VIOLATIONS OF THE DRESS CODE WILL RESULT IN IMMEDIATE DISCIPLINARY ACTION, which could include, a detention, Saturday School or suspension.


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