Since the primary function of school is education, student dress should be appropri-ate 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 substantial-ly disrupt the educational process and climate or be a safety or health concern.

Examples of inappropriate dress:

• Headgear

• 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, leggings, pajama pants or 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

• Slippers

• 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 con-cerns, will be considered inappropriate

• *Outerwear - coats, lined jackets, lined hoodies, vests, gloves, scarves, sunglasses, back-packs, over-sized purses, book bags and sports bags

*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 rang-ing from a verbal warning to an out-of-school Suspension.