Weed High School

Dress Code Policy

Dress Code Policy and Guidelines

 

WEED HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT DRESS CODE

1)         A student’s conduct is related to his/her clothing.  Therefore, the school is directly concerned with the student’s clothing.  The appropriateness of a student’s clothing for the school environment should dictate the choice of clothing and grooming practices on each given day.

2)         All students are expected to adhere to common practices of modesty, cleanliness and neatness; to dress in a respectful manner within the acceptable standards of the community and in such a manner as to contribute to the academic atmosphere, not detract from it.  Students who fail to comply with this dress code may be sent home and be subject to disciplinary actions.

3)         ANY OTHER CONSIDERATIONS WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS.  THE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION SHALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO CONSIDER ANY CURRENT FASHION TO DETERMINE ITS ACCEPTABLILITY FOR SCHOOL WEAR.

4)         Clarification regarding apparel should be obtained PRIOR TO WEARING IT TO SCHOOL; this can be obtained through the school administration.  Students in violation of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action as determined by the school’s administration.

Teachers are charged with the responsibility of enforcing student dress code in their classes, hallways and within campus boundaries.  Administrators and other school personnel share the same responsibility.  Teachers shall follow school procedure for discipline referral regarding dress code violations.

No attempt will be made to dictate fashion styles as long as they are in keeping with school policies.  It should be noted, however, that it is the responsibility of the student and parent/guardian that the student adhere to the dress code, as follows:

GENERAL:

  1. a.  Any clothing jewelry or accessories with decorations, patches, lettering, advertisements, etc., that may be considered obscene or offensive are not to be worn to school  This includes any clothing, jewelry, accessories that may be used a weapons, accessories having drug, sexual emblems, tobacco or alcoholic beverage references or designs.

b.  Any clothing, accessories, symbols, jewelry, or other paraphernalia, which depicts or suggests association with a gang, secret society, or fraternity, shall not be brought to school, worn at school, or in any way be present at any school-sponsored event.

c.  Form-fitting garments such as spandex may only be worn with another layer of clothing, which meets the dress code.

SHIRTS & BLOUSES:

  1. a.  Crop tops, tube tops, halters and spaghetti straps are unacceptable (anything less than 2 inches is considered a spaghetti strap.)  Strapless dresses without jackets are unacceptable.

b.  The display of cleavage is unacceptable.  Low cut blouses, tops, sweaters, etc. with plunging necklines are not allowed.

c.  Transparent and/or see through material is considered unacceptable.  Shirts/tops must touch the waist of pants/shirts at all times (i.e. when in movement, when arms are extended or raised, and when in seated positions, etc.)

d.  A boy’s shirt should cover the entire crown of the shoulder.

DRESS, SKIRTS, SHORTS & SKORTS:

  1. a.  The length of a skirt/dress must be to the longest fingertips when the student’s hand is fully extended down the side of the student’s leg.

PANTS:

  1. a.  Intentionally torn or cut/slashed pants that are considered indecent exposure are  inappropriate. Manufactured boot-cut slits are acceptable.

b.  Pajamas and flannel pants are inappropriate.

ACCESSORIES:

  1. a.  All students must wear shoes.  Slippers are inappropriate.

b.  Students should wear athletic footwear in order to participate in any physical education class.

c.  Hair should be kept neat, clean, and reasonably styled.  Combs stuck in hair are considered to be inappropriate.

e.  Religious exceptions must be cleared by the principal.

f.  Proper undergarments should be worn but not visible.

g.  Facial hair should be neat, clean, closely trimmed and not be a distraction to the learning environment.

h. Oversized chains or spiked jewelry are unacceptable.

i. Mouth “grillz” are not permitted.  The determination of what constitutes a “grill” is within the discretion of the principal.

 

8/30/2010