Dress Code

DRESS CODE 

Moderation and modesty should govern student dress. Students will follow these rules in middle and high school programs. 

1. Masks worn to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 must be school appropriate. 
2. Provocative and suggestive clothing is not permitted. 
3. Garments worn on the legs (pants, shorts, skirts, dresses, etc.) must have a length that comes to within three inches of the top of the knee, with no holes or slits above this line.
4. Tights are permitted only under appropriate length skirts/etc.,. 
5. Bare midriffs (crop-tops) will not be permitted. The standard used will be that no midriff is visible when the student is engaged in normal movement such as walking, sitting down, raising her/his hand, standing up, or bending over. 
6. Any sleeveless garment must have width on the shoulder area of at least four (4) of the student’s fingers, and the arm opening should fit the body closely enough to cover the underarm and the side of the chest areas. 
7. Mesh or see-through garments are permitted only if a legal garment is visible underneath. 
8. Underwear should not be seen at any time. 
9. Sleepwear is not permitted. This includes bedroom slippers, unless allowed on a specified day. 
10. Shoes or sandals must be worn. Flip flops (shower type shoes with soft bottoms) are not allowed. 
11. Headwear (hats, sunglasses, hoods, skullies, bandannas, etc.) is not permitted to be worn inside the building, unless allowed on a specified day 
12. Face painting is not permitted except with specific spirit days. 
13. Gloves may not be worn during the school day. 
14. Any garment or accessory that displays inappropriate language or images (profanity, sexual suggestion/insinuation, alcohol, tobacco, drugs, ethnic slurs, slogans or symbols that may lead to disorder, etc.) is not allowed. 
15. Chains or other articles hanging from clothing are not permitted, as well as items that have potential to cause harm to one’s self or to others. 
16. Gang attire, colors, or symbols are not permitted in clothing or accessories. 
17. No sagging or baggy pants are permitted. 

The principal may make an exception to these rules for medical or religious situations or for school spirit or curriculum activities. The principal has the authority to judge a student dress situation not specifically listed in this regulation as a violation if the situation has potential to disrupt the education process or environment. 

Any student found not in compliance will be subject to the following consequences: 

First Offense 
The student will have to correct the violation before being given permission to return to class. The student will be given a formal warning that will be documented in the student’s discipline record (not the permanent record). 

Second and Subsequent Offenses 
The student will have to correct the violation before being given permission to return to class. The student will be considered disobedient and an appropriate disciplinary consequence will be assigned based on the context of this situation in the student’s discipline record for the year.