The student dress code is based upon the premise of recognizing fashion without sacrificing decency, safety, and appropriateness. It is the intent to restrict extremes and indecency which will detract from the main purpose of the educational program. Dress and grooming which causes or is likely to cause disruption of the instructional program of the school is prohibited.
The following are general guidelines regarding proper dress. Inappropriate attire includes BUT IS NOT LIMITED to the following:
1. Headgear (examples: hats, caps, bandanas, sunglasses, stocking caps) is not to be worn in the building. Any headgear brought to school will be kept in the student’s locker.
2. Halter tops, off-the-shoulder tops, bare midriffs, tube tops, spaghetti straps, [muscle shirts, mesh shirts or fishnet (unless a t-shirt is underneath)] backless or partial backless garments, or outer garments with the appearance of underwear are not permitted to be worn by students.
3. Frayed, shredded, ripped or torn garments are not to be worn by students. Normal wear and tear is accepted unless it is to the extent that it causes or is likely to cause disruption of the instructional program.
4. Apparel that is too tight or too loose is not to be worn by students. Clothing which is too revealing or does not completely cover undergarments may not be worn, (examples: mini skirts, short shorts, low cut clothes or exposed cleavage).
5. Apparel that reveals offensive writing, suggestive slogans or logos which pertain to beer, liquor, drugs, or tobacco is not to be worn. Items which carry connotations of immorality, vulgarity, obscenity, nudity or promotion of violence and/or gang/cult activity (examples: articles of clothing, belts, jewelry, or school materials) are not allowed.
6. Apparel identifying a student as “security” or “police” is not to be worn.
7. Bike or animal chains/collars/spikes are not to be worn.
8. Shoes must be worn. House shoes are not permitted.
9. At middle school, unnaturally colored hair is not permitted (red, purple, blue, green, etc.) and jewelry in piercing(s) other than ears is not permitted.
CONSEQUENCES FOR DRESS CODE VIOLATIONS
In any case where a student is not able to comply with the policy, the student will remain in AISP for the remainder of the day.
1. First offense: Student complies with policy, violation is recorded.
2. Second offense: Student complies with policy, violation is recorded, student receives detention.
3. Third offense: Student complies with policy, violation is recorded, student receives additional detention and is notified that the next dress code violation will result in AISP or Suspension.
4. Fourth and following offense: AISP or Suspension.