School Uniforms and Dress Code
School Dress Code Policy
We believe that a uniform dress code is an important part of a safe, orderly school environment where the focus is on student learning. A higher standard of dress encourages greater respect for individual students and others and results in a higher standard of behavior. Our dress code guidelines indicate appropriate school dress for normal school days.
The Administrative Team at our school reserves the right to interpret appropriate school attire.
Students are expected to follow these guidelines. Every student in attendance will wear a school uniform. Uniform shirts are available only through the school’s vendor; uniform bottoms may be purchased at local stores that carry uniform style clothing. Failure to wear any part of the school uniform will result in disciplinary action – detention, notice of concern, parent notification, etc.
Please note: Students who are not permitted to attend class due to a uniform violation will receive a zero for missed work.
Hair must be neat and clean with no “unnatural” colors, i.e. bright colors, Mohawks, blowouts, frohawks or any other unnatural cuts or excessive attachments. All headgear (hats, scarves, bandanas etc.) is forbidden on school property. Braided hair must be neatly braided down.
Boys: Hair must be cut above the shirt collar not covering face or eyes. The administration will send students home whose hair is unacceptable in condition or length.
Shoes shall be worn and be securely fastened to the feet and have a low heel height. Footwear must be suitable for outdoor physical education classes and unsafe shoes are not allowed. Students must wear closed shoes at all times, no “mules”, slippers or “slides”. No heavy military type boots, shoes with metal tips or steel toes may be worn. Tennis shoes are preferred. Heelys are strictly prohibited.
Socks should be worn to avoid blistering of the heels and feet. Fishnet stockings, gangrelated colors or other inappropriate leg wear is not acceptable.
Students may only wear school purchased shirts. All shirts must be tucked in (front and back) and must have two of the buttons fastened. Uniform shirts must be of the type and color designated by the school. Clothing exposing the torso or the midriff, either front, back or sides, shall not be worn. Only school approved uniform T-shirts or plain white T-shirts can be worn underneath polo shirts. These are the only shirts permitted to be worn in school. During cooler weather, a plain long sleeve t-shirt in white or school colors may be worn underneath uniform shirts.
Solid color (no writing or logo is permitted), zipper or button front, jackets may be worn in cool weather. The school realizes that these jackets may have hoods attached. However, Hoodies (sweatshirt-style pull-overs with a hood) are not permitted. Windbreakers and cardigans are permitted.
All uniform attire requiring a belt must be worn with a belt (no designs or studs) through the belt loops (if applicable), worn at the natural waist, be in good repair and be of appropriate size. All pants and shorts shall be secured at the waist. Underwear shall not be visible. Overly large, overly long, tight fitting attire is not acceptable. Shorts and other knee baring attire must be no more than three inches above knee. Mini-skirts, minidresses and short shorts are not permitted. No cargo pants or capri slacks are permitted. No jeans of any color or style. Skinny uniform pants are not permitted.
Jewelry is limited to one (1) watch, one (1) ring, and one (1) small chain. Chains must be worn inside of shirts and are not visible except at the front of the neck. Girls may wear two pair of stud-type approximately ¼ inch diameter earrings; boys may wear one pair of stud-type approximately ¼ inch diameter earrings. Earlobe plugs are not permitted.
In addition to the above, boys may not:
- Have any visible body piercing or tattoos
- Wear any additional jewelry or clothing except as specified above
- Wear any type of make-up or nail polish
In addition to the above, girls may not:
- Wear make-up other than clear lip gloss and light powder. Heavy make-up is not permitted. Make up that is found to be in students’ possession in school will be confiscated and student will be sent to the restroom to wash their face and be sent back to class
- Wear black nail polish
- Have any visible body piercings or tattoos
- Wear headscarves. Hair should be maintained with clips, bobbles or soft hair bands only. Hair ribbons must be school colors.
- Bring hairspray of other hair products to school
Important Note for Science Classes
Many brands of hair styling products contain highly flammable chemicals, even when they are dry. It is advised that these should not be worn in Science classrooms as there is a risk of ignition from open flames.
Students without Badge
1 st time- warning, 2nd time- detention, 3rd time- detention, 4th time- suspension
Medium and large hoops are not permitted because of safety reasons. No other body piercing or cartilage piercing is permitted. Garments and/or jewelry which display or suggest sexual, vulgar, drug, gang, weapons, or alcohol-related wording or graphics, or which provoke violence or disruption in the school, are not permitted. Wallet chains are not permitted.
At no time are students permitted to wear anything offensive, immodest, or deemed inappropriate by the administration. No gang attire, “Gothic” look attire, dog collars, spiked jewelry, etc. or any other accessories deemed inappropriate by the administration are permitted. Only a watch, one bracelet and thin necklace may be worn, if tucked inside the collar.
“Dress Down Days”
From time to time the school may permit students to refrain from wearing their school uniform all or in part. These times may be during school spirit weeks, holidays or other times designated by the school. Students are expected to comply with the same guidelines as expected during uniform days. Spaghetti straps: tank tops, low cut blouses, clothing with offensive symbols or writings and clothes with holes or tears etc are not permitted. No skinny pants or jeans.