Appropriate student dress and grooming is that which is deemed in good taste, reflecting the standards of the community of which the schools are an integral and visible part. The dress and grooming of students conveys an image of the schools and students, influencing how others respond to and judge the Spring ISD and its students, as well as contributing to the school climate to which students themselves respond.
It is impractical to list every possibility of dress and grooming. The principal of each campus shall apply the Grooming Code and make all final decisions regarding what is acceptable and appropriate considering the age and activities of the students. Guidelines and administrative decisions regarding appropriate dress will reflect concern for health and safety of students and the influence of specific dress or grooming on the overall educational climate of the school. The guidelines will be reviewed periodically to ensure that they continue to reflect community expectations while permitting individual choices and recognizing acceptable current fashions.
Solid color with a collar (no stripes, patterns, pictures or writing) either button-up or polo style.
Shirts tucked in to bottoms with a belt (NO SAGGING)
- Pants or shorts (blue jean, navy, khaki)
- Pants, shorts, skorts, jumpers ( blue jean, navy, khaki)
Closed toe shoes or sandals (must have a strap around the back of the foot)
*Students’ shorts, skorts, or dresses must be knee lengh or longer in length.
*Students are not permitted to wear very tight, very loose, oversized, revealing or very short clothing.
*Pants must be worn at the waist. Examples of unacceptable clothing, according to this guideline include, but are not limited to, cutoffs, jogging, wind, or bikers shorts, tank or crop tops. No headgear including doo-rags, scarves, wave caps, sweatbands, etc. is permitted in the school.
Clothing with visual or written messages which is 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 with a gang, cult or other unauthorized student group or representing or symbolizing the beliefs of such a group will be required to correct his 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 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 are not acceptable. The wearing of wigs, braids, hairpieces or other devices to avoid compliance with the Grooming Code shall not be permitted. A male student may not wear facial hair. A male student's hair may not extend below the bottom of a sport shirt collar. Males will not be permitted to wear ponytails to avoid compliance.
Noisy or distracting jewelry or accessories may not be worn. Nose/facial/tongue jewelry are prohibited. Male students may not wear earrings of any type. 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 or a health/religious practcice may be brought to school. Sunglasses may be worn only when prescribed by a physician.
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 Grooming Code violations.