REGULATIONS FOR STUDENT DRESS

School is a place of business, therefore student dress should reflect the serious intent of one who is going to work with an important job to do. Student dress should support a business-like atmosphere, comfortable but not overly casual. The following guidelines provide standards for student dress that should be considered by students and parents prior to coming to school. These standards will be enforced by the teachers and administrators in our schools.

1. Students should be appropriately covered from the shoulders to an area five inches above the knee.
2. Clothing and accessories that may be interpreted as vulgar, suggestive, derogatory, offensive, violent, or gang-related, or items which may cause a disruption within the school environment are prohibited.
3. Sleeveless tops must have shoulder straps that are at least three inches wide.
4. Mesh clothing, sheer clothing, or tops with necklines that are lower than the straight line from top of underarm across to opposite underarm, front and back, are prohibited.
5. Pants, shorts, or skirts should not be worn low on the hip so as to reveal underwear or skin. Clothing must cover undergarments at all times.
6. Dresses, skirts, skorts, and shorts must not be shorter than five inches (the length of an index card) above the knee.
7. Tights, leggings, spandex, or pants that appear to fit as tights or leggings must be accompanied by an additional item of clothing (shirt/sweater/shorts/skirt) that completely covers the student’s posterior.
8. Holes in clothing must comply with Rule 1, and must not reveal skin or undergarments from the shoulders to an area five inches above the knee.
9. Hats, hoods, and other head coverings are prohibited.
10. Sunglasses or permanently tinted dark glasses are prohibited. 11. Any item that is considered dangerous or could be used as a weapon is prohibited.