School District policy states a student’s dress and grooming shall not interfere with the learning process and shall not constitute a health or safety hazard.  For this reason we have guidelines to help create a positive learning environment.  The following examples of unacceptable dress and grooming have been known to disrupt the learning process:

  • Sleeveless shirts should have a 2 inch strap.  (No spaghetti straps)
  • Tummies and chests should be covered.
  • Shorts and skirts should be as long as the tips of fingers when arms are held down to the sides.
  • Hats and scarves should only be worn on “hat days”, unless there is a special need.  Please check with the principal.
    Hats worn to school must be put away once on school property.
  • Leave chains, toys, etc. at home.  The rule of thumb is:  If it causes a distraction at school, leave it home.
  • Elementary students should not wear make-up to school.  Hair colored an unnatural color may also cause a disruption to learning.
  • Low-rider pants pose a safety problem as well as potential for embarrassment.  Please keep them home.
  • Students should be able to run in their shoes.  High heels (heels of 2 inches or more) and flip flops restrict activities and may cause injury.  They will not be allowed at school.
  • Please review the print on your student’s clothing and make sure it is “school appropriate”.  Clothing, writing on skin, jewelry, etc. that uses obscene language, contains gang related messages, refers to tobacco, alcohol, or other illegal substances, or contains messages of a sexual nature are not allowed.

 Students who wear unacceptable clothing or adornment to school will be given a chance to change clothes, remove markings, etc.  If that is not possible, or the child refuses, the parent will be contacted. Once the clothing issue has been resolved the child will be free to return to class.


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