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Dress Code

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STUDENT DRESS AND APPEARANCE

 

  • The wearing of any attire, cosmetics, accessories, presentation of extraordinary personal appearance, or any unsanitary body condition, which in the judgment of the principal significantly disrupts school work, interrupts scholastic endeavors, or threatens the health of any pupil or staff member, is prohibited.

  • Shorts, skirts and dresses must extend to or beyond a modest length such that undergarments cannot be seen when sitting or bending (at locker for instance).  Shorts and skirts must be visible from underneath the upper garment.

  • Tights (leggings) cannot be worn solely as the bottom garment; they must be covered by another garment that extends to or beyond a modest length. The covering garment must not be see-through, have slits or holes above the knees.

  • Pants must not have slits or holes above the knees.

  • Pajamas and flannel lounge pants are not permitted.

  • Sagging and baggy pants are not permitted.

  • The torso must remain covered so that no cleavage is visible and the midriff is covered while standing in a normal posture. Shoulder straps must be at least (3) fingers wide.

  • See-through, cut-away style garments (such as racer backs), plunging necklines/backs or garments with holes in them above the fingertips are not permitted.

  • Tank tops and muscles shirts are not permitted. Boys’ shirts must have a sleeve.

  • Upper body garments shall be required at all times, including at extracurricular events.

  • No undergarments should be visible.

  • Shoes must be worn at all times. House shoes/slippers are not permitted.

  • Hats, caps, bandannas, hoods or headdresses are not permitted unless they are necessary for health, safety purposes or cultural/religious requirements and have prior administrator approval.

  • Sunglasses or tinted prescription glasses are not permitted to be worn inside the school building without a medical excuse; a doctor’s note must be presented beforehand.

  • Inappropriate symbols, pictures, advertisements on article of clothing, item of jewelry or the body is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, the promotion of alcohol, tobacco, drugs, illegal substances, gangs or vulgarity or that is sexually explicit or racially/culturally inappropriate. Anything that is perceived to be degrading and offensive to others is not permitted. This includes but is not limited to the following: Malcolm X, Confederate Flag, Nazi Swastika, gang symbols, etc.

  • Hair shall be clean and well groomed. Distracting extremes are not permitted.

  • Trench coats, dusters, or full-length overcoats are not permitted to be worn in the school building during regular school hours. (7:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.)

  • Chains and/or jewelry, which may present a safety hazard or are distracting when misused, are not permitted.

THIS DRESS CODE IS IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE WARREN COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION’S DRESS CODE.