Student attire and grooming must permit the student to participate in learning without posing a risk to the health or safety of any student or school district personnel. The responsibility for the dress and grooming of a student rests primarily with the student and their parents or guardians. Parents or guardians are responsible for ensuring student compliance with the school dress code. Students are responsible for complying with the dress code during school hours and school activities. It is important that the student comes to school dressed appropriately for all outdoor physical activities. 

    • Students must wear clothing that includes both a shirt with pants or skirt, or the equivalent (for example dresses, shorts, or leggings) and shoes appropriate for physical movement and physical education classes. 
    • No flip flops, open toe, open heel, or heeled shoes over once inch. Comfortable and flexible street shoes or tennis shoes are suggested. 
    • Clothing must cover the chest, back, buttocks, and torso.
    • Clothing must opaquely cover private parts and any undergarments at all times (see-through clothing, mesh, or transparent materials do not meet this requirement). 
    • Tops or shirts must have the minimum of a strap over each shoulder that keeps the top in place to meet the above requirements. 
    • Clothing may not depict, advertise or advocate the use of firearms, alcohol, tobacco, marijuana or other controlled substances.
    • Clothing may not use or depict hate speech targeting groups based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation or any other protected classification.
    • Students may not wear clothing and accessories that feature offensive images or language including profanity, pornography, vulgarities, or defamatory language as determined by the school principal or their administrative designee.
    • Students are encouraged to wear hats and visors outdoors to provide sun protection. Hats or visors may not be worn indoors, with the exception of religious, ethnic, or culturally specific head coverings.
    • Dangling earrings or elaborate jewelry are not permitted due to safety concerns during physical activity and play. 

    If a student requires support from school staff in abiding by dress code requirements, this support shall be provided in the least restrictive and disruptive manner possible. Administration and enforcement of the dress code will be gender neutral. In the case that a student is unable to abide by the dress code policy, school provided garments may be loaned to the student until the parent or guardian is able to provide appropriate clothing.   

    In general, parents and students should use best judgment in deciding what to wear to school. Students who violate these standards will be sent to the office, where parents will be called and arrangements made for a change of clothes. If the dress code is repeatedly violated, disciplinary actions could be taken.

    BP 5132 

    AR 5132

    updated August 2023