Dress Code


 Careful selection in the choice of clothing and proper grooming set the tone for a good high school. Although it is not within the province of the school to dictate styles, it is our responsibility to strive for an appropriate learning atmosphere. Anything which might distract from that must, in fairness to all, be discouraged. In an effort to assist our students and their parents, the school has established the following dress code, to which all students are expected to abide:

Allowable Dress & Grooming
-Students must wear clothing including both a shirt with pants or skirt, or the equivalent, and footwear.
-Shirts and dresses must have fabric in the front and on the sides.
-Clothing must cover undergarments and waistbands (excluding bra straps).
-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. Hoodies must allow the student’s face and ears to be visible to 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-Allowed 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 or sexual acts.
-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.
-Although hats may be worn in school, they must be removed upon teacher request and during tests/exams.

Procedures for Dress Code Violations
- The student will be discreetly referred to the office as soon as possible.
- The administrator will explain the inappropriateness of the student’s attire.
- The parent/guardian will be contacted and given an explanation of the violation.
- The student will be allowed to change clothes if clothing is available.
- The student will not be permitted to return to class until the inappropriateness is remedied.
- Subsequent offenses will result in progressive disciplinary interventions.