Since the primary function of school is education, student dress should be appropriate for the school environment. With the cooperation of all parents/guardians, the school expects all students to dress in a manner that is appropriate for a school day and which will not substantially disrupt the educational process and climate or be a safety or health concern.
Examples of inappropriate dress:
- Headgear – hats, hoods, bandanas, earmuffs, sweat bands, do-rags/wave caps, hair picks or combs, and rollers
- Metal chains, spiked apparel/jewelry
- Exposed midriffs tops (belly shirts), tube tops, halter tops, spaghetti straps, loose fitting tank tops, backless dresses, sport bras, bare/one shoulder tops, see-through or net tops, excessively tight or revealing clothing
- Pants worn below the waist/hips, short shorts, short skirts, short dresses
- Exposed undergarments i.e., boxers/bra straps: or clothing carried over one shoulder and/or partially worn
- *Outerwear – coats, lined jackets, gloves, scarves, sunglasses, backpacks, book bags and sports bags
- Apparel or items which refer to drugs, weapons, alcohol, sex, the occult, gangs, profanity, or which are offensive to ethnic, racial, or religious groups
- Tattoos and body piercings, to the extent that they demonstrate health and safety concerns, will be considered inappropriate
*These items are not to be worn or carried during the school day and should be stored in the student's locker.
This is not an all-inclusive list. Administrative discretion will apply in all cases. Failure to follow the above guidelines may result in a Deans’ referral with consequences ranging from a verbal warning to an out-of-school Suspension.