Respectful attire encourages respectful behavior at school. In order to maintain an atmosphere which is conducive to learning, the following dress code expectations will be enforced:
No spaghetti straps, strapless clothing, or halter tops.
No undergarments / undergarment straps should be exposed.
Tank top straps must be at least the width of two fingers in all places.
No bare midriffs, bare backs, or see-through clothing.
No attire which exposes cleavage.
No short skirts, short dresses, or short shorts – regardless of whether leggings are worn.
The bottom edge of skirts /dresses and shorts should extend at least to the tip of the student’s longest finger when shoulders are relaxed and hands are held at the side.
No excessively tight clothing – this includes but is not limited to body-clinging dresses, yoga pants, and “pencil” skirts. Yoga pants that are body-clinging but loose from the knees down are not acceptable.
Leggings cannot be worn as pants.
If worn, a skirt, dress or shorts must be worn and the above rules for skirts, dresses, and shorts apply.
Pants / shorts / skirts with holes must not have holes exposing skin above fingertip length of pants/shorts/skirts.
No clothing that advertises products prohibited by law to middle school students.
No pajamas or slippers.
No gang related clothing or paraphernalia.
No profane, vulgar, offensive, or obscene clothing.
No chains or spikes that could be used or perceived as weapons.
No sagging pants – pants must be secured at the waist and not expose undergarments.
No head coverings of any kind (exception may be made for religious reasons).
If a student’s dress or appearance is such that it constitutes a threat to the health or safety of others, distracts the attention of students / staff from their work, or otherwise violates this dress code, the staff will require the student to change his /her dress or appearance.
Continued violation of this policy will result in disciplinary action.