Now that the weather is nicer and we can put away our winter boots and clothing, we want to remind parents and students about the school's dress code. Please review the information below with your child so that all students are dressed appropriately and ready to learn. Thanks you for your assistance in this matter.
Students and their parents have the primary responsibility for acceptable student dress and appearance. A student’s dress, grooming, and appearance shall:
1. Be safe, appropriate, and not disrupt or interfere with the educational process. (Belly buttons should be covered, and skirts should be at an appropriate length. Hats and/or bandanas should not be worn unless on special days or with special permission by classroom teachers.)
2. Ensure that underwear is completely covered with outer clothing.
3. Include footwear at all times. Footwear that is a safety hazard like flip-flops and retractable roller blade sneakers will not be allowed.
4. Not include items that are vulgar, obscene, libelous, or denigrate others on account of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.
5. Not promote and/or endorse the use of alcohol, tobacco, or illegal or violent activities.
We request parents’ assistance regarding appropriate student attire so that no one is put in an awkward situation. Our school can get extremely warm in the early fall and spring. However, there can be a balance between comfort and appropriateness. It has been our experience that parents are very good judges of their child’s attire. If you have ANY suspicions that what your child is wearing may not be suitable for school, you can rest assured we would most probably agree and would strongly encourage you to persuade your child to choose something else to wear. Please discuss this situation, review what he or she is wearing to school daily, and make a logical decision accordingly. (Another helpful tip: sometimes students leave home looking perfectly fine, but when the weather warms up in the afternoon and the sweatshirt, sweater or over-shirt is removed, the undergarment is questionable.)
Our goal is for students to be able to concentrate on what they are really here for: receiving the best education possible.