A safe and disciplined learning environment is essential to a quality educational program. District-wide
standards on student attire and appearance are intended to help students concentrate on schoolwork, reduce
discipline problems, and improve school order and safety. It is recognized that students have a right to express themselves through dress and personal appearance; however, students shall not do so in a manner that is deemed disruptive or potentially disruptive to the classroom environment or to the maintenance of a safe and orderly school. As aforementioned, the school staff reserves the right to make judgments on any article of clothing, mode of dress, or personal appearance.

School regulations prohibit student dress or grooming practices that:

● Present a hazard to the health or safety of the student or to others in the school. This would include:

-Dangling or large hoop earrings.

-Facial piercing.

-Jewelry or accessories that may be used as a weapon.

-High heels or shoes without back support.

● Materially interfere with school work, create disorder, or disrupt the educational program. This would
include:

-Skirts or shorts that are shorter than mid-­thigh in length.

-Blouse or shirts that do not reach the waistband when arms are raised. (Midriff/torso
must be covered at all times.)

-Clothing that is offensive or inappropriately revealing such as transparent clothing, straps
more narrow than a credit card, low cut blouses/ shirts and pajamas.

-Exposed underwear such as bras and boxer shorts.

-Pants that are not worn or secured at the waistline.

-Pants that have rips or holes higher than mid­thigh.

-Headgear worn in the building such as caps, hoods, beanies, etc.

-Hair colors or styles that are deemed by the Principal or Designee to be disruptive to the
school environment.

-Visible body piercing (with the exception of earrings).

-Visible temporary or permanent tattoos.

-Make-­up including lipstick, eye shadow/liner, mascara, etc.

-Clothing that has wording or images that are not school-appropriate.

● Cause excessive wear or damage to school property. This would include:

-Shoes with heelies (rollers), cleats or studs.

● Prevent students from achieving their educational objectives.

● Clothing and/or accessories that are gang style or represent membership in a gang.

● Clothing and/or accessories that have statements, pictures or symbols that represent prejudice,
obscenity, vulgarity, sex, drugs, alcohol or tobacco.