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​Dress & Clothing Expectations

The decision for student dress and grooming rests primarily with the student and their  parents or guardians.

Students have the RIGHT to:

  • Dress and groom as they choose consistent with the goals and purposes of the educational environment.  
  • Expect that staff will address concerns about student dress in a manner that maintains the student’s dignity and respects their family culture.

Students have the RESPONSIBILITY to: 

  • Wear clothing suitable for all scheduled classroom activities including physical education, science labs, woodshop, and other activities to ensure that health and safety is maintained for all.
  • Dress, groom and maintain hygiene so that the educational environment is not disrupted. 
  • Ensure their clothing covers private body parts at all times.

Consult your school’s Student Handbook for specific expectations at your level (e.g., hoods, hats, etc).

PROHIBITED clothing  items include:

  • Any items which are commonly considered evidence of membership or affiliation with any gang,  promotes weapons and/or violence. (see also Gang-related Activity)
  • Clothing that depicts, advertises, promotes or implies the use of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana or other controlled substances. (see Alcohol / Drugs / Tobacco)
  • Clothing that displays sexual images or content. (see Harassment)
  • Clothing which depicts hate speech targeting groups based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, or any other protected groups or otherwise biased (see Bias Behavior).