• Dress & Grooming Code

    Students must wear appropriate underclothing and shoes. (House shoes or similar shoes are not permitted because of safety considerations as student’s travel stairways and hallways.)

    Students’ shorts, skirts, or dresses must be mid-thigh or longer in length. Students are not permitted to wear very tight, loose, revealing or short clothing. Pants must be worn at the waist. Examples of unacceptable clothing, according to this guideline include, but are not limited to: pajamas, cutoffs, jogging pants, wind or biker’s shorts, tank or crop-tops.

    No headgear, including doo-rags, scarves, wave caps, sweatbands, bandanas, etc., is permitted in the school.

    Clothing with visual or written messages likely to disrupt the school environment is prohibited. Examples of such prohibited visual or written messages include but are not limited to, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, weapons, violence, vulgar or obscene language, and insults to race, religion, gender, or ethnicity.

    A student wearing any form of dress or hairstyle identifying him or her with a gang, or other unauthorized student group or representing or symbolizing the beliefs of such a group, will be required to correct his or her dress or appearance.

    The student's parent will be required to speak with a school administrator concerning the student's dress before the student will be permitted to return to class after correcting his/her dress on the initial offense. A parent conference will be required on the second offense.

    A student’s hair must be neat, clean, and must not be distracting or interfere with the learning environment. Extreme hairstyles and hair color that may reasonably be expected to cause disruption of or interference with normal school operations are not acceptable. A male student may have neatly groomed facial hair.

    Noisy or distracting jewelry or accessories may not be worn. Nose/facial/tongue jewelry is prohibited. No grills allowed.

    No type of cap or hat is to be worn in the school. Only those caps or hats, which are part of a uniform related to a school activity, may be brought to school. Sunglasses may be worn only when prescribed by a physician.

    Students are not permitted to wear makeup to school.

    A student who is sent home to correct a grooming problem will be absent on an unexcused basis for that period of time. In the event that a parent cannot be reached to remove a student from school to correct his grooming, the student will be placed in the extension center. Discipline consequences may also result for repeated violation of the grooming and dress code policy.