Dress Code Policy
Being attentive to dress requirements is consistent with the Spartan Way values of respect and responsibility. All students must give proper attention to personal cleanliness and dress appropriately and safely for school and school functions. Students and their parents have the primary responsibility to ensure that District Dress Code Standards are followed. District personnel must exemplify and reinforce acceptable student dress and help students develop an understanding of appropriate appearance in the school setting.
Each building principal or his or her designee shall be responsible for informing all students and their parents of the student dress code at the beginning of the school year and any revisions to the dress code made during the school year.
Students who violate the Dress Code will be required to modify their appearance in order to comply with acceptable standards, i.e., covering, removing or replacing the offending item. Any student who refuses to do so shall be subject to disciplinary action. Any student who repeatedly fails to comply with the dress code shall be deemed insubordinate, and subject to further discipline, up to and including out of school suspension. School administrators may alter these requirements as specific conditions or events may warrant.
A student’s dress, grooming and appearance shall:
- Be safe
- Not disrupt or interfere with the educational process
- Not be provocative
Examples of prohibited attire may include, but are not limited to:
- Extremely brief, revealing, or see-through garments
- Clothing that allows undergarments to be exposed
- Tops with large arm hole openings (exposing torso)
- Tank tops with less than 2” wide straps
- Skirts or shorts that are of a revealing nature as determined by administration
- Items of clothing with sexual, violent, or drug related references or innuendos
- Clothing attachments or accessories that could be considered to be weapons (for example, long chains or spiked jewelry)
Furthermore, dress choices are to:
- Exclude the wearing of any jewelry during Physical Education classes or during athletic practice/competition.
- Include footwear at all Footwear that is a safety hazard will not be allowed, for example, wearing flip-flops, sandals or Crocs during PE classes or outdoor recess is unsafe.
- Exclude the wearing of head coverings (for example hoods/hats) in school following the start of the regular school day except for medical or religious
- Exclude items that are vulgar, obscene, and libelous or denigrate others based on race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender/gender identity, sex or other protected status.
- Not promote and/or endorse the use of alcohol, tobacco or illegal drugs and/or encourage other Code of Conduct
- Exclude the wearing of outdoor coats/jackets or trench coats during the school
- Exclude any dress or clothing that a school principal has designated as a gang or group identity that may become disruptive, is negative, or
- Exclude pants not secured at the waist.