High School Dress Code

There is a strong connection between a student’s appearance, conduct, and academic performance; therefore, a dress code has been established to promote a positive school environment. Clothing worn to school and at school activities on or off campus should be comfortable and casual, reflecting good taste and a sense of modesty, while allowing the freedom desired by students to express themselves. Appearance and clothing will adhere to the parameters listed below. 

All Clothing and Accessories will: 
be clean and neat; be free of tears or fraying (even when manufactured as such) 
be the appropriate size (not skin tight or too large) and able to cover all undergarments so they are not visible 
be modest, appropriately covering the chest, under arm, abdomen, upper leg, back, and buttocks. (Students should self-check at home by sitting, bending, and standing upright.) 
be free of the display of drugs, alcohol, tobacco or look alikes; sexual, violent or gang-related representations; political, anti-social or social protest messages/actions; and any disrespectful, derogatory, profane, vulgar, and/or bigotry displayed toward any group or person 
be of a nature that would not interfere with the educational process or present a health or safety hazard 
include wearing the school ID visibly around the neck, using the appropriate school year/grade level lanyard 

T-shirts, Shirts, Blouses, Dresses, Jumpers, and Rompers will: 
follow all the clothing parameters 
have shoulders covered with at least 2” wide straps on both shoulders 
be worn with outerwear (like a shrug, sweater, or jacket) if straps are smaller than two inches wide (muscle tees, halter tops, single shouldered, or strapless garments are never in dress code, even if covered) 
include dresses, jumpers, and rompers that will be no shorter than the fingertips when the hand is extended at the side 

Bottoms will: 
follow all the clothing parameters 
be acceptable as skirts, pants, shorts, athletic shorts, sweatpants, or overalls (lycra and spandex style clothing such as athletic shorts/skirts/workout pants, or yoga style shorts/pants are not in dress code) 
be pulled up and snug above the hips (except overalls) 
include skirts that will be no shorter than the fingertips when the hand is extended at the side 
include shorts that have a minimum of a four” inseam 
include tights and leggings only if worn under shorts, dresses, or skirts (tights or leggings with a top shorter than dress length is not in dress code) 
not be pajamas 

Footwear will: 

be worn at all times with heels no higher than 2.5” (slippers are not in dress code) 

Headwear and Sunglasses will: 
be worn outside and not in the classroom/buildings (including but not limited to ball caps, berets, beanies, bandanas, kerchiefs, and hoods) 

Overall Appearance will: 
include neat and clean hair worn in hairstyles and colors not disruptive to the learning environment 
have makeup kept to a minimum reflecting natural skin colors 
allow for piercings on the ears that are a maximum size of 6 mm (2 gauge)
allow for single nose stud piercings (no hoops)
not include tattoos or body art 

Physical Education Clothing: 
not conflict with any of the above guidelines, unless exempted by a PE teacher for a particular class or activity 
must be clothes changed into and worn only during physical education class 
must include athletic shorts/pants or sweatpants that meet the expectations and a short or long sleeved t-shirt 
footwear must be appropriate tennis shoes with non-marking rubber soles, fastened tightly at all times 
no jewelry allowed due to safety issues