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Dress Code


The way a student dresses has direct impact upon how (s)he behaves.  To help ensure student safety and to assist in maintaining a positive educational environment, the following rules apply to all school-sponsored activities and events:


  1. Students must wear shoes at all times while on campus. Flip-flops, slippers, and high heels are not permitted for safety reasons.  In addition, students are not permitted to have nails in their shoes to fasten their pants to their shoes.
  2.   Sunglasses are not to be worn indoors at any time.
  3. No hairnets, hats, bandanas, or headware (including jacket hoods) of any kind may be worn on campus. Failure to comply will result in the confiscation of these items for the remainder of the school year.
  4.   Clothes must be in good taste and must adequately cover the body (including the stomach area when the hands are raised or when a student is seated).  Non-permitted items include, but are not limited to:  rolled-up pant legs, short shorts or skirts; torn, cut, or unhemmed shorts, pants or shirts; tights; bathing suits; bicycle pants or shorts; pajamas; bare chests or midriffs; halter, tube tops or tank tops; muscle shirts; spaghetti straps or off-the-shoulder items; low-cut tops, blouses and dresses; and see-through or mesh garments.   Students may not wear a sweater or jacket to cover a shirt which is out of dress code.  In addition, skirts/shorts must be as long as the end of the fingertips when the arms are hanging at your sides.
  5. Excessive make-up or jewelry or coloring hair out of natural coloring (examples include, but are not limited to green, blue, and red) which may disrupt the classroom will not be allowed. Make-up purses are not to be brought to class.  Hair spray, perfume and cologne are not permitted anywhere on campus.
  6. Pictures and/or words displayed on any garment must be in good taste with nothing which is obscene or vulgar, gang-related or which promotes anything illegal for minors such as cigarettes, alcohol, tagging, or drugs. Officially sanctioned clothing bearing the name or logo of a professional sports team may be worn provided it is not customized in any way.  In all of these cases, students may not be permitted to attend class until their parents bring a change of clothing.
  7. Markings on shoes, colored shoelaces, bandanas, sagging pants, hanging belts and any other type or style of dress or possession of articles that may have gang-related implications are not permitted.
  8. Clothing is to be appropriate for a student's physical size. "Sagging" is not permitted (pants must fit around the waist and are not permitted to sag).  Students may not wear extra large shirts to cover the fact that their pants are sagging (shirts may not be longer than a students fingertips when the arms are hanging at your sides.  Belts should be worn when appropriate, and should also be of an appropriate length to fit the student's physical size.  "Hanging" belts or suspenders are not permitted.  Students are permitted to wear one buckle with their belt, and a buckle with an initial must designate the student's first or last name.
  9. Students are permitted to have pierced ears. Piercings are not permitted in other areas.  In addition, for safety reasons, large earrings are also not permitted.
  10. No tattoos will be permitted and must be concealed while on campus. Students are not permitted to write on themselves or others.
  11. Students are to comply with the school dress code. Logos, initials, nicknames, insignias and hand signs representing anything illegal, immoral, inappropriate, or gang-related are not permitted (Examples of prohibited dress include shirts which say sexy, playgirl, playboy, and AZ 602 or LA in old English writing (see "Dress Code," page 14).


Costumes No costumes are to be brought or worn for Halloween .


Health and Safety :  Grooming and dress which prevent the student from doing his/her best work because of blocked vision or restricted movement are discouraged, as are dress and hair styles that create, or are likely to create, a classroom disruption.  The final decision on what dress is inappropriate or disruptive will rest with the administration.  Violations may result in disciplinary action.