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Dress Code

Board Policy 5132

 In cooperation with teachers, students and parents/guardians, the principal or designee shall regularly review the following District regulations and may establish additional school rules governing dress and grooming. It is the intention of this regulation to establish dress and grooming standards acceptable to the school environment. Violations of the dress and grooming regulations will result in immediate removal of the student from the school setting to change into appropriate clothing. Parents shall be notified of dress and grooming violations. Any subsequent dress and grooming violations will be considered for appropriate discipline. Repeated violations will be considered defiance and referred for appropriate disciplinary action. Any absences due to dress and grooming violations are unexcused for attendance purposes pursuant to Board Policy 5113.

  • Shoes must be worn at all times. For kindergarten through eighth grade, sandals must have heel straps. Thongs or backless shoes or sandals are not acceptable.
  • Clothing, jewelry and accessories, such as backpacks or notebooks, shall be free of writing, pictures or any other insignia which are crude, vulgar, profane, provocative, or sexually suggestive; neither may they advocate racial, ethnic or religious prejudice or the use of drugs or alcohol.
  • Each school site shall allow for outdoor use during the school day, articles of sun-protective clothing, including, but not limited to, hats. (Education Code 35183.5)  A school administrator shall withhold accessories if deemed to violate this section or to be a health or safety issueic1.jpg
  • Hats shall not be altered. Hats shall be removed in the classroom or inside buildings.
Bandannas and/or headbands/sweatbands worn on the head or visible from pockets for the purpose of group identification will not be permitted. Hairnets will not be allowed. Any individualizing of apparel that designates affiliation with gang or outside organizations will not be allowed, except with prior permission from the site administrator.
  • Clothes shall be sufficient to conceal undergarments at all times. Straps on the shoulders shall meet a minimum standard of two inches. No spaghetti straps, tube or halter tops, strapless tops, backless tops, backless with tie tops, off-the-shoulder or low-cut tops, or tops of see-through or fishnet fabric shall be allowed.
Skirts or shorts must cover to the mid-thigh. All tops must cover the top of the pant or skirt, with midriff covered at all times during normal activities.
  • Personal cleanliness, including clean hair, is expected.
  • Gang activities on the school campus are a threat to campus safety and to an individual’s feelings of security. Such activities disrupt the learning environment of the school.
Any student or group of students who engage in any activity that is determined to be gang related by the school administration will be dealt with through conferences, suspension, expulsion or transfer to alternative study programs. Objectionable attire includes:
a. Wearing of gang clothing (hats, shirts, jackets) or insignias of gangs;
b. Wearing or displaying headbands or bandannas;
c. Any other activity or dress that indicates support or belonging to a gang. The wearing of hats, shirts, jackets or any other clothing with gang names or an individual student’s name or nickname is not permitted. However, the uniforms and auxiliary clothing of school sponsored groups and teams are acceptable campus dress.
All students have the right to feel safe and secure and to walk the campus without feeling threatened. This feeling of safety allows students to concentrate on their studies.
With administrative approval, coaches and teachers may impose more, but not less, stringent dress requirements to accommodate the special needs of certain sports and/or classes.
No grade of a student participating in a physical education class shall be adversely affected due to the fact that the student does not wear standardized physical education apparel where the failure to wear such apparel arises from circumstances beyond the student’s control. (Education Code 49066)
  • With site administrator approval, staff, students and/or parents/guardians may establish reasonable dress and grooming regulations for times when students are engaged in extracurricular or other special school activities. School related clubs, teams, or groups wearing attire such as uniforms or club/group identification shall meet all dress code requirements unless an administrative waiver is attained. Eveningwear worn for formal occasions at school sponsored events is an exception.
Adoption: 01/93
Revision: 07/00, 05/19/09