The purpose of the dress code is to communicate to students and parents what is and is not considered appropriate in order to reduce missed class time when students have to change their clothing. Any clothing deemed inappropriate or disruptive by the school administrators will not be tolerated. If you are unsure, don’t wear it!
The student dress code is mandated to provide a safe distraction-free learning environment. The responsibility for the dress and grooming of a student rests primarily with the student and his or her parents or guardians.
Allowable Dress & Grooming:
- Students must wear clothing including both a shirt with pants or skirt, or the equivalent and shoes.
- Shirts and dresses must have fabric in the front and on the sides.
- Fabric covering all private parts must not be see through.
- Hats and other headwear must allow the face to be visible and not interfere with the line of sight to any student or staff.
- Clothing must be suitable for all scheduled classroom activities including physical education, science labs, wood shop, and other activities where unique hazards exist.
- Specialized courses may require specialized attire, such as sports uniforms or safety gear.Non-Allowable Dress & Grooming
- Clothing may not depict, advertise or advocate the use of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana or other controlled substances.
- Clothing may not depict pornography, nudity, sexual acts, or sexually explicit/oriented images.
- Clothing may not use or depict hate speech targeting groups based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation or any other protected groups.
- Clothing, including gang identifiers, must not threaten the health or safety of any other student or staff. (If the student’s attire or grooming threatens the health or safety of any other person, then discipline for dress or grooming violations should be consistent with discipline policies for similar violations).
- Clothing may not blatantly reveal or expose undergarments.
7 Consequences for Dress Code Violation:
All Dress Code violations will be documented and tracked in Infinite Campus.
1st Offense: Student will be asked to put on an alternative piece of clothing that will put the student back in compliance with dress code. If the student does not have additional articles of clothing, temporary clothing will be provided in the front office until the end of the day. Student will receive any clothing turned in at office at the end of the day.
2nd Offense: 1st offense consequences plus parent phone call and parent will need to pick up clothing at the end of the day. Copy of the dress code will be provided to parent at time of pick up.
3rd Offense: 1st and 2nd offense consequences plus discipline referral. Parent meeting will be scheduled to review dress code and discuss barriers to compliance with school dress code.
4th Offense: Student will be placed on a Site Contract and required to check in at front office every day before school to make sure their clothing is in compliance with the dress code.
Failure to abide by the Site Contract and Dress Code Policy could result in unexcused absences from class that may initiate additional district level interventions and/or the SARB process.
Students failing to comply will be sent to the office and will be given the option to change into other clothes, call home for a change of clothing or remain in the office until a change of clothes is provided. Repeated violations will result in a disciplinary consequence.