Gr. 7-12 Uniformity of Dress Guidelines
We believe the compliance of students to be in uniform is primarily the responsibility of the parent. However, when a student’s appearance is felt to be detrimental to the educational process or presents a health or safety issue, the student will be asked to make appropriate changes.
Uniformity of Dress Guidelines:
- Students can wear any solid color polo shirt.
- Polo shirts and sweatshirts (crew or hooded) can have a small brand logo, not to be larger than three inches.
- Spirit t-shirts or sweatshirts (crew or hooded) (Pretzel or school specific) can be worn any day with uniform pants. Team jerseys or shirts can be worn on game days with uniform pants (or pants that are team issued - warm ups).
- Students must wear plain pants made from cotton twill material (not denim jeans, knit, jeggings, leggings, etc.) in black, navy or khaki.
- Skirts, skorts, shorts, dresses and jumpers, in black, navy or khaki, must extend to the student’s mid-thigh when standing and sitting.
- Any color leggings or tights can be worn. These must be worn under a skirt or dress. Leggings cannot be worn alone.
- Any color socks can be worn.
- Solid color fleece, sweaters or sweatshirts (crew or hood) can be worn.
- Schools may have up to two spirit weeks during the school year to celebrate school spirit and design opportunities for students and staff to show school and district pride through modified dress requirements (i.e. unique dress up days). Uniforms will not be required during these two weeks.
- Special consideration for non uniform days:
- College and Career readiness (career dress days) - quarterly
- Dress for Success days - picture days
- District wide spirit days - once a month
- Inspire Change week (unity) - annual event
- Homecoming week - fall week of Homecoming (district wide)
- School Pride Wear - weekly
- Consequences for students who are not in compliance will follow the disciplinary procedures in the Student Code of Conduct.
School attire will cover the individual from the top of the shoulders to the mid-thigh area. Students are also required to wear appropriate footwear. The following guidelines are clarifications of the above rules.
- Transparent clothing, short-shorts or short skirts (skirts and shorts must extend to the student’s mid-thigh when standing and sitting), exposed midriffs, stomach, or cleavage, clothes that advertise or symbolize drugs, tobacco, or alcohol, and clothes that symbolize gangs/cults, violence, profanity, sexual innuendos, or obscenity will not be allowed.
- Shirts must have sleeves. Sleeves are defined as material past the shoulder seam of a shirt. Backless shirts are not allowed. Underclothes/undergarments worn in an exposed manner are unacceptable (includes, but is not limited to, bras, underwear, and boxers.)
- Pants need to be secured at the waist or hip level.
- Head coverings are not to be worn in the building (including, but not limited to, hoods, bonnets, and hats). Exceptions may be made for religious or medical reasons.
- Pajama wear, including tops, pants, and slippers, are not acceptable attire to wear at school.
- Outerwear (coats, scarves, blankets, etc) are not permitted to be worn during the school day.
- On Early Release Days, students may wear clothes other than a uniform shirt or pants that comply with the general guidelines stated above.