Student Dress Code

STUDENT DRESS

You are expected to dress appropriately for school and for the business of learning with proper attention given to personal cleanliness, grooming, and neatness. If your personal attire or grooming disrupts educational activities and processes of the school, or is a potential safety hazard, you will be required to make the necessary alterations to such attire or grooming before entering the classroom or you may be assigned to In-School Suspension (ISS). If you fail to meet the minimum acceptable standards of cleanliness, neatness, proper fit, safety and decency as determined by the principal or designee and as specified in the District Code of Student Conduct, you will be subject to appropriate disciplinary measures. As per F.S. 1006.07(2)(d)(1), you are additionally prohibited “from wearing clothing that exposes underwear or body parts in an indecent or vulgar manner or that disrupts the orderly learning environment.”

Females – The following clothing MAY be worn:

a. Pants/Jeans

b. Dresses that cover the entire back, are not cut low in front, and are reasonable and appropriate in length (defined as no shorter than above the tips of the fingers, with arms and hands extended straight down and not rising beyond this point when seated).

c. Skirts/shorts/skorts that are a reasonable, appropriate length (defined as no shorter than above the tips of the fingers, with arms and hands extended straight down and not rising beyond this point when seated), and fastened at the waist.

d. Tank tops are allowed only with an over shirt or an undershirt with sleeves. Blouses and tops must cover the entire front and back (cannot be low-cut), and be long enough to tuck inside the waistband. All undergarments must be covered. No sheer (see-through) shirts are to be worn unless tank tops with at least two inch straps are worn underneath.

e. Safe and appropriate footwear must be worn. Inappropriate footwear includes, but is not limited to, roller skates, skate shoes, and bedroom slippers.

f. Warm-ups that fit properly and are in good condition.

g. Form-fitting or excessively tight-fitting skirts, shorts, and pants (to include leggings, jeggings, or clothing made from materials such as spandex or lycra), must have an over garment, which extends down to your fingertips as your hands are extended to your side.

h. Shirts. (Shirt tail length should not be longer than the tip of your fingertips as your hands are extended at your side.)

i. Tunics worn over slacks are permissible.

 

Males – The following clothing MAY be worn:

a. Pants, jeans, and shorts that are reasonable, appropriate length (defined as no shorter than above the tips of the fingers, with arms and hands extended straight down), and fastened at waist---no sagging. Spandex-type trouser or shorts are not appropriate. All undergarments must be covered.

b. Shirts. (Shirt tail length should not be longer than the tip of your fingertips as your hands are extended at your sides.)

c. Tank tops or muscle shirts with over shirt or undershirt with sleeves.

d. Net shirts with an undershirt or a buttoned over shirt.

e. Safe and appropriate footwear must be worn. Inappropriate footwear includes, but is not limited to, roller skates, skate shoes, and bedroom slippers.

f. Warm-ups that fit properly and are in good condition.

 

All Students – The following apparel or items are NOT allowed at school:

a. Sunglasses*

b. Hats, visors, bandanas or other head apparel

c. Visible pierced jewelry that has the potential to cause injury or be considered a safety risk, or cause disruption to the learning environment

d. Gang-related tattoos or inappropriate tattoos, as determined by the principal

e. Cutoff pants, shorts, or skirts

f. Clothing that exposes the midriff

g. Spaghetti straps or strapless dresses or tops

h. Unbuckled belts

i. Ill-fitting sweat pants or warm-ups

j. Suspenders hanging down – including overalls 

k. Clothing that advertises alcoholic beverages, tobacco, drugs or has questionable language or art work

l. Known gang-related symbols

m. Spandex-type dresses

n. Beachwear

o. Pajamas or other sleepwear

p. Any clothing, accessories, jewelry, or hair styles that may incorporate obscene or drugrelated phrases or be considered disruptive to the learning environment

q. Any clothing, accessories, or items that portray symbols or images that may be considered disruptive to the learning environment

r. Clothing with frays, holes, cuts, or slits above the knee

s. Gym shorts or soccer shorts that are NOT proper length

t. Glass containers of any kind

u. Skateboards

v. Hoverboards

w. Any clothing or jewelry that can be used as a weapon

x. Aerosol sprays of any kind