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).