The purpose of the dress code is to help maintain a professional work environment while eliminating unnecessary distractions. It is the student’s responsibility to read and abide by the dress code. Students shall not wear clothing that is revealing or interferes with the learning process. The school administration will determine the appropriateness of student dress. Guidelines include but are not limited to:
- Clothing with vulgar or suggestive sayings or pictures is not permitted.
- Tank tops, Muscle Shirts, Halter tops, cutoffs, etc. are not permitted. Open arm-pit jersey style shirts are not permitted (unless worn over a sleeved shirt).
- Tops revealing bare midriffs and/or excessive cleavage shall not be worn.
- See-through garments, unbuttoned shirts, and “cut out” shirts are not permitted.
- Curlers and combs in hair, pajamas (sleep/lounge wear even if they have pockets), pillows, blankets, and slippers are not permitted.
- Pants/shorts must be worn above the buttocks at all times; “sagging” or “below buttocks area” clothing will not be permitted.
- Athletics/Activities uniforms worn in school must satisfy the dress code.
- Hats, scarves, bandannas, headbands, or other head coverings may not be worn during the school day, unless required for religious or medical purposes.
- Sunglasses and non-prescription eye-wear are prohibited.
- Clothing or jewelry that advocates the use of alcohol, tobacco, drugs, or other illegal/inappropriate substances is not permitted.
Students who violate the dress code policy will be placed in MIP until appropriate “replacement” clothing is secured. Repeated violations of the dress code may result in additional disciplinary consequences.