UNIVERSAL DRESS CODE
Students must wear:
Top (shirt, blouse, sweater, sweatshirt, tank, etc.)
Bottom (pants, shorts, skirt, dress, etc.)
There may be additional student attire requirements when necessary to ensure safety in certain academic settings like PE, science, or CTE courses.
Students may not wear clothing, jewelry, or personal items that:
Are pornographic, contain threats, or promote illegal or violent conduct such as gangs or the use of weapons, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or drug paraphernalia
Demonstrate hate group association/affiliation and/or use hate speech targeting groups based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, or other protected groups
Intentionally show private parts (nipples, genitals, buttocks). Clothing must cover private parts in opaque (not able to be seen-through) material
Intentionally show undergarments
Cover the student’s face to the extent that the student is not identifiable (except clothing/headgear worn for a religious or medical purpose)
Interfere with your or another student’s safety
Staff will use reasonable efforts to avoid dress-coding students in front of other students.
Students will not be disciplined or removed from class as a consequence for wearing attire in violation of this policy unless the attire creates a substantial disruption to the educational environment, poses a hazard to the health or safety of others, or has a negative impact on others, such as harassment, intimidation, and bullying. Further, no student shall be referred to as “a distraction” due to their appearance or attire.
Typical consequences for a violation of this policy include parent/guardian contact or conference and the directive to cover, change, or remove the noncompliant attire. A student may be instructed to leave their classroom briefly to change clothes.