Dress Code

  • A safe and disciplined learning environment is essential to a quality educational program. District-wide standards on student attire are intended to help students concentrate on schoolwork, reduce discipline problems, and improve school order and safety. The Board recognizes that students have a right to express themselves through dress and personal appearance; however, students shall not wear apparel that is deemed disruptive or potentially disruptive to the classroom environment or to the maintenance of a safe and orderly school.

    It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian and student to read the district’s dress code policy (See SC&DC File: JICA) and to know what it is.

    Unacceptable items 
    Students are expected to abide by the following general guidelines

    1. Shirts must be long enough to naturally touch the top of the lower garment and/or be tucked in.
    2. Shirts must cover the shoulders.
    3. All attire should be sized to fit without exposing undergarments, buttocks, stomachs or cleavage.
    4. Shorts and skirts must be appropriate length—no more than 4 inches above the knee.
    5. Shoes must be worn at all times.


    The following items of clothing are specifically prohibited:

    1. Spaghetti straps, tank tops and halter tops
    2. Transparent/mesh clothing
    3. Make-up that makes a student unidentifiable
    4. Exposed undergarments
    5. Pajamas and house slippers
    6. Shirts with revealing necklines or armholes
    7. Shirts hanging longer than fingertips when arms fully extended or pants sagging below the waist
    8. Hats, caps or sunglasses worn indoors
    9. Gloves worn indoors
    10. Hair nets, bandanas, and do-rags
    11. Caps, athletic headbands and armbands (prohibited indoors except when the wearer is participating in a school sporting event)
    12. Clothing or accessories that promote drugs, alcohol or tobacco either by brand or message
    13. Clothing or accessories with sexually suggestive language or messages
    14. Clothing or accessories that promote any activity prohibited by the student code of conduct and/or law
    15. Clothing or accessories that could readily be used as a weapon or might otherwise injure the wearer, including items with spikes or loose hanging chains
    16. Attire, accessories or manners of grooming indicative of affiliation with a gang, secret society or disruptive group. This includes, but is not limited to clothing, gang-related colors or numbers, bandanas, make-up, hats, emblems, trademarks, badges, insignia, logos, belt buckles, colored shoe strings and jewelry
    17. Trench coats and other like jackets capable of easily concealing weapons