The standards for our dress reflect “common sense” and a concern for each child’s comfort, safety, cleanliness, and sense of modesty. There is a strong relationship between neat, appropriate attire and a positive learning environment. Apparel or appearance which tends to draw attention to an individual rather than to a learning situation must be avoided.
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DRESS CODE
To help create the best learning environment for elementary students, the following standards for student dress must be observed:
- Pants must be worn at the waist and must be appropriately sized and at a safe length.
- Head apparel (such as hoods, hat, etc.), except for religious or medical reasons, must not be worn inside the school building.
- Footwear is required and must be safe and appropriate for indoor or outdoor physical activity.
- Clothing or accessories may not display offensive, vulgar language or images and must not advertise products which students may not legally purchase.
- “Short shorts”, mini-skirts, and skin-tight outer material such as spandex are inappropriate attire. No shorts or skirts shorter than 4 inches above the knee are allowed.
- Shirts, blouses, and dresses must completely cover the abdomen, back, and shoulders, and shirts or tops must cover the waistband of pants, shorts, or skirts with no midriff visible and must be no longer than wrist-length.
- Waist length sweaters, sweatshirts, and lightweight jackets (appropriately sized) can be worn inside school for warmth.
The school administration reserves the right to determine whether the student’s attire and appearance are within the acceptable limits. In matters of opinion, the judgment of the principal/designee shall prevail.
The principal may allow exceptions for school-wide programs or special classroom activities.
The school administration will administer appropriate consequences for policy infractions.