Dress Code for Students

  • Students' dress and grooming must not disrupt the educational environment/process, interfere with the maintenance of a positive teaching/learning climate, or compromise reasonable standards of health, safety, and decency (Board Policy 7:160).

    The District believes that the standards of dress and grooming should be, primarily, the responsibility of the students and parents. Students shall wear appropriate clothing and groom themselves in a manner that reflects good taste, does not violate the rules of decency, offend the standards of others, promote unsafe conditions for students, interfere with the maintenance of a positive teaching/learning climate, or distract from the educational program.

    The district allows a student to modify his or her athletic or team uniform for the purpose of modesty in clothing or attire that is in accordance with the requirements of his or her religion or his or her cultural values or modesty preferences. 

    All students are expected to comply with the following minimum standards of dress and grooming: 

    • Clothing items that promote alcoholic beverages, drugs, sex, use profanity, or offend racial or religious groups are not permitted. Additionally, clothing items may not be insulting or intimidating in their messages.
    • Clothing must be opaque with an appropriate neckline and armholes, thus covering the mid-section, back, and stomach. Pants must fit properly and be worn at the student’s waist and with a belt when needed. Clothing should not be revealing or distracting to the school environment. 
    • Safe footwear must be worn at all times.
    • Inappropriate symbols and/or insignias may not be worn or shown on school property.
    • Hats or any head covering may not be worn in the building other than for religious or medical reasons.

    Students not adhering to the dress code will be required to change clothing. If needed, parents will be contacted to provide appropriate clothing. In the event that no alternative clothing can be provided, gym wear or other clothing will be substituted.

    It is recommended that all students keep an extra set of clothing in their locker. This should include socks, underwear, pants and a shirt. When an accident occurs in the lunchroom or on the playground, a student can quickly change. Please replace these as necessary throughout the school year.