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DRESS AND GROOMING
It is generally agreed that to be fashionably dressed is not always to be appropriately dressed. While students are in school (including picture day, field trips and all school activities) they should be properly dressed for the school business day. Certain types of clothing while perfectly appropriate for casual dress, have no place in the serious business of the classroom. Radical departure from the conventional is inappropriate for school attire. Attention to rules of moderation, good taste, and personal cleanliness will insure appearance that is acceptable anywhere. Listed below are a few guidelines which will aid students in determining the appropriateness of their grooming.
1. Walking shorts or jean shorts of an appropriate length are permitted throughout the year. The length should be about 2-3 inches below mid thigh. Spandex, boxer or flannel shorts are not permitted. Shorts/pants made of mesh material or are considered too casual for the school business day and are not permitted. Flannel spirit pants may be worn if they have pockets. Nylon jogging pants pants may be worn. Sweatpants are too casual and cannot be worn at any time unless they are permitted in physical education class.
2. Skirts should also be about 2-3 inches below mid thigh. Slits in skirts should not be above 2-3 inches of the mid thigh.
3. Pants and skirts must be worn in a manner that bare skin and/or undergarments can not be seen.
Writing on the rear area is not appropriate to wear during the school day. Girls may wear leggings under skirts.
4. Shirts or blouses should cover from the base of the neck to the top of the shoulder. Undergarments should not be seen. Shirts or blouses of sheer material or of low cut styles (no lower than 3 inches below the neck line for any cuts in the material), such as tank tops, bare midriff tops and mesh shirts shall not be worn. Undershirts and T-shirts which have an under- garment appearance are not to be worn as an outer garment. Appropriate undergarments are to be worn. Shirts are to be kept buttoned.
5. Jewelry and cosmetics are to be in good taste. As is true within all areas of dress and grooming, jewelry that is distracting is not appropriate. ( Evil skull or spiked jewelry is not appropriate )
6. Clothing, patches, drawings, or sayings(stated or implied) which refer to drugs, obscenities, alcohol, tobacco, sex, bondage, devils, suicides, death, anarchy, evil skulls, crossbones guns, knives, evil reptiles, body parts, or blood will not be permitted. This includes pictures, logos, and names of, or reference to entertainment acts.
7. Attire must give a neat appearance, be clean, without holes, rips or tears completely through the material and must be appropriate length for safety purposes. Garments cannot be worn under the hole to cover it up.
8. Non-manufactured writing or patches on clothing or book bags are not permitted. Patches may be used to cover rips, tears or holes from the inside or outside of the garment. Holes, rips or tears
may not expose under garments or skin. Additional clothing may not be worn under the hole or
ripped garment as the hole, rip or tear is still exposed.
9. Types of clothing that are destructive to school property will be prohibited. (e.g.. rivets, large chains, spiked body jewelry etc.)
10. Boys/Girls hair styles may vary in keeping with prevailing styles and within the following guidelines:
a. Hair must be kept neat, clean, and groomed and worn in such a manner as to reach no further than the eyebrows. Students eyes must be visible at all times for safety reasons.
b. Facial hair is permitted but must be neatly groomed.
c. Only natural hair colors are allowed.
d. Mohawks or spiked hair are not permitted. Military haircuts are permitted.
e. Highlights may be permitted if they are of a natural color and not distracting. (bright red is not considered a natural hair color)
12. Body piercing; jewelry may be worn in pierced ears. Jewelry may not be worn in any other body part that is pierced. Ear jewelry cannot be spiked and must be in good taste.
13. Any garment/hat that covers the head is not appropriate to wear in school.
*Within special programs and extracurricular activities such as athletics, band, etc., dress and grooming requirements may be established beyond those required for the ordinary school day. Such requirements are in the interest of safety, efficient performance and a uniform appearance before the public.
Updated on May 22, 2007