Dress Code: Use for Planning During Back-to-School Shopping

posted Jul 28, 2015, 3:16 PM by Beth McCullough

Improper Dress

Students shall dress in a way that is compatible with the school’s mission and an effective learning environment.  Students shall not wear clothing or other attire which is disruptive, provocative, inappropriately revealing of the body, profane, vulgar, offensive or obscene, or which endangers the health or safety of the student or others.   Prohibited attire includes, but is not limited to, that which involves:

• clothing or accessories with advertising for or suggestions of substances and items not permitted on campus (beer, cigarettes, gangs, drug paraphernalia, etc.);

• clothing or accessories displaying provocative, offensive (including offensive racial slogans), illegal or violent pictures or language;

• clothing that is suggestive or provocative;

• any article that is substantially disruptive and/or endangers the health and safety of the student and/or others;

• halter-tops, tube-tops, low necklines, spaghetti straps, bare midriffs, tank or other tops that do not cover shoulders, sheer tops, spandex or excessively tight tops, tops without backs;

• hemlines of shorts which do not cover the top 1/3 of the thigh (minimum length) and skirts or dresses that do not cover the top 1⁄2 of the thigh, as measured from the inseam of the garment to the top of the kneecap; sheer, spandex or other tight-fitting pants, skirts, shorts, or dresses, “sagging” pants or shorts;

• (unless approved by the administration for special events and activities) sunglasses, hats, caps, bandannas, toboggans, or any other headgear (indoors);

• bare feet or lack of shoes;

• ripped or tattered clothing, cut-offs; and

• visible undergarments


Students not upholding dress standards will be required to change into appropriate clothing or attire provided by the school. Additional consequences may include: a request that a parent bring proper clothing to campus; parent conference; unexcused absences from class while obtaining proper dress; and, for chronic inattention to these standards, disciplinary action. Please know that students may be refused participation in any school function either on or off campus if their attire in not in accord with the high school guidelines.

If you are in doubt about the appropriateness of attire, check with the administration before you wear the item to school.  As opinions regarding proper attire sometimes differ, the final arbiters of appropriateness are the school administrators.


Disciplinary action:

First Offense:  Student will be allowed to change clothes or call home for a change.  Student will remain in ISS until someone at home can be contacted.

Second Offense - 1 day ISS

Third Offense - 2 days ISS

Fourth Offense - 1 day OSS
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