Moderation and modesty should govern student dress. Therefore, students will follow these rules in middle and high school programs. The dress code effective for the current school year is:
- Provocative and suggestive clothing is not permitted (tight-fitting, plunging necklines, etc.)
- Garments worn on the legs (pants, shorts, skirts, dresses, etc...) must have a length that comes to within one inch of the top of the knee; with no holes or slits above this line. No sagging, baggy pants are permitted.
- Bare midriffs 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, standing up, bending over, etc.
- Any sleeveless garment must have a width 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.
- Mesh or see-through garments are permitted only if a legal garment is visible underneath.
- Underwear should not be seen at any time.
- Sleepwear is forbidden; this includes bedroom slippers.
- Shoes or sandals must be worn. Flip flops (shower type shoes with soft bottoms) are forbidden.
- Headwear (hats, sunglasses, do-rags, skullies, head bands, bandannas, etc...) is not permitted to be worn inside the building.
- Hair rollers are not permitted.
- Face painting in not permitted.
- Any garment or accessory that displays inappropriate language or images (profanity, sexual suggestion/insinuation, alcohol, tobacco, drugs, ethnic slurs, slogans/symbols that may lead to disorder, etc...) is forbidden.
- Visible piercings should be small and not pose any health or safety hazard.
- 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.
- Gang attire, colors, or symbols are not permitted in clothing or accessories.
- In order for a student to have an unobstructed view during instructional activities, a student's hair must be worn in such a manner that his/her eyes are not covered.
A principal may make an exception to these rules for medical or religious situations or for school spirit or curriculum activities. A 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:
The student will have to correct the violation before 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 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.
The information contained above may be found in the student's agenda on pages 15-16.