Virtual Learning Dress Code
General Standards The following provisions apply to both uniform and dress down days:
- Students are expected to wear clothing in a normal fashion. For example, shorts/pants must be worn with the waistband around the waist. Pant legs must not drag the floor. Clothing such as belts, flaps, shoes etc., must be fastened.
- Shirts may be unbuttoned three buttons down for polo shirts and only 2 buttons down for all other. All shirts, tops must be tucked in. No skin may be shown between the button line and the belt line.
- Any shirt or top that cannot be tucked in and remain tucked in cannot be worn. (Exceptions may be made for seasonal jackets, coats, sweaters and sweatshirts of appropriate size that are in accordance with the policy).
- Clinging, revealing, immodest or overly form-fitting garments are not allowed. Cleavage must not show. Sundresses that are cut low in the front or lower than the shoulder blades in the back are not allowed.
- No clothing or accessories which through language or graphics display, exploit, sanction or promote drugs, alcohol, tobacco, gangs, sex, violence, discrimination, vulgarity or unlawful activity are allowed.
- Dresses, skirts, and other similar garments shall be no more than four (4) inches above the bend in the back of the knee (measurement will be taken from top of the slit). Shorts, culottes, and other similar garments shall be no more than four (4) inches above the bend of the back of the knee (Shorts and other garments with slits will be measured from the top of the slit.) The wearing of leggings, tights or similar attire (under jumpers/dresses) does not provide for an exception to the length requirement for dresses, skirts or other similar garments. Acceptable legging colors include(worn under jumpers/dresses): white, tan, black, brown, navy or grey, in solid colors only.
- Proper and acceptable undergarments will be worn at all times. Undergarments should not be visible to others.
- While indoors, students may not wear the hood portion of a hooded jacket.
Hair should be fixed in an appropriate and acceptable manner with no extreme styles such as mohawks.
- Matched-pair, fastened, closed-toe and closed-back shoes are required. Students are required to wear safe and appropriate shoes at all times.
- No clothing, jewelry or accessory which is deemed a safety risk is permitted. Any clothing, jewelry, hair, make-up, fingernails, or any other item which causes a disruption of the school environment may be banned at the discretion of the principal.
- The following are prohibited:
Hats, visors, head scarves, rollers, bandanas, caps sweatbands, do-rags, extreme headbands (such as “character” or “athletic” headbands)
Visible tattoos (all tattoos must be covered)
Contact lenses that create an unnatural eye effect (such as “Halloween” contact lenses)
Visible body piercing (except ears and limited to three per ear in the lobe area)
Clear or covered body piercing(s)
Chained wallets, spiked jewelry, mouth grills or fronts
See-through garments; sheer see-through, or mesh see-through garments
Tank, halter, tube, strapless or crop, or midriff tops
Knit or spandex pants, leggings, jogging, exercise/yoga, cargo pants or shorts, skinny jeans, pajamas or loungewear
Torn, ripped, frayed or cut clothing
Flip flops, thongs, soccer sandals, bedroom shoes, heelys or similar type shoes
Extreme hair color, such as blue, orange, pink, green, unnatural red, etc. - hair must be a natural shade or tone
Certain school environments or classes may require more restrictive dress due to safety issues, i.e., Career/Technical classes, science labs, physical education. Students are expected to comply with safety guidelines.
The principal shall have the authority to interpret dress code and make case by case determinations for the appropriateness of dress which is questionable or which is not covered in this policy. The principal may also make exceptions to this uniform and dress code for special events such as spirit week and approved school organization or team affiliated garments. The principal will ultimately decide if the clothing is appropriate.
K-2 Exceptions: The length rule for skirts and shorts will be relaxed; tank tops and sundresses will be allowed.
K-5 Exceptions: The rule regarding tucking in shirts and tops may be relaxed.
Compliance Schools should strive for full compliance using positive reinforcement. Corrective action should only be used when all positive measures have been exhausted.