Dress and Grooming Code

2022-23 Dress and Grooming Code

  • The district’s dress code teaches grooming and hygiene, prevents disruption, and minimizes safety hazards. Students and parents may determine a student’s personal dress and grooming standards, provided that they comply with the following:


    • Pants/Jeans/Shorts must be appropriately sized, fitting in the waist, crotch, and leg; not baggy,oversized or excessively tight.
    • Leggings, jeggings, yoga pants, or tights are prohibited, except when the over garment is 3inches above the kneecap or longer.
    • No holes, rips or tears exposing under garments or skin more than 3 inches above the knee.


    • Shirts will be short or long sleeve in grades 4-12. The standard to be used to determine if ashirt is sleeveless or not will be 3 visible seams (neck, shoulder and hem)
    • Shirts must be appropriately sized in the shoulders, sleeves, and length; not baggy or tight ingrades 4-12.
    • The shirt/tip must cover the midriff at all times (e.g., standing, sitting, stretching andbending)
    • Exposure of breast cleavage and/or midriff is prohibited.
    • The shirt/top cannot be oversized/undersized and may not extend below the natural crotchon boys and girls.

    The following will not be permitted:

    • Muscle shirts (includes undershirts)
    • Tank tops
    • Garments with spaghetti straps
    • Crop tops
    • Halters
    • Midriffs shorts or Skirts
    • Shorts are permitted in grades Pre K-3
    • In grades 3-12, shorts are allowed as follows:
    • No shorter than 3 inches above the top of the knee
    • May not be oversized, wide-legged, full thigh or wind shorts
    • Dress and skirt length must be no shorter than 3 inches above the top of the kneecap
    • Dress and skirt slit must not exceed 3 inches above the top of the kneecap
    • Shoes must be worn at all times
    • No house shoes or slippers
    • No shoes with wheels
    • Neatly trimmed facial hair is permitted
    • Must wear hair in such a way that the style is not distracting to the school environment
    • Clothing items must be free of pictures, emblems and/or writings that are lewd or obscene
    • Clothing items must not advertise or depict tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, drugs,violence, vulgarity, gang symbolism, sexual symbolism and /or substance prohibited underpolicy FNCF (Local)
    • Clothing items or style may not be construed as gang related or indicative of gangidentification, including bandannas
    • No trench coats or dusters
    • Attire must be gender appropriate
    • All clothing and grooming should conform to standards that may not, in the principal’sopinion, cause disruption of or interference with normal school operations or safety.

    The following will not be permitted

    • Tight fitting dresses, pants, or skirt
    • See “through” or see “in” garments
    • Any clothing that reveals skin or undergarments
    • Bathing suits
    • Excessively torn or ripped attire
    • Cut-off clothing
    • Any visible belt chain that may (or may not) be attached to a pocket item
    • Cleats
    • Headgear will not be worn or carried during school hours in any building or gymnasium toinclude hats, caps, bandanas, sweatbands, ear muffs, toboggans, kerchiefs, wraps, scarves,turbans, nets, etc.
    • Sunglasses will not be worn during school hours
    • Obvious pajamas or sleep wear
    • Chains or jewelry that have the potential to be used as a weapon (Examples; heavy neckchains, double or triple rings, wallet chains, chain belts, safety pins, etc.)
    • Leather collars or collars intended for use on animals may not be worn on school property
    • Gloves on hands
    • Decorative facial art
    • Shoes with pop out rollers
    • Writing or drawing on the skin is prohibited


    Spirit Days:

    The principal, in cooperation with the sponsor, coach, or other person in charge of an extracurricular activity, may regulate the dress and grooming of students who participate in the activity. Students who violate these standards may be removed or excluded from the activity for a period determined by the principal or sponsor and may be subject to other disciplinary action. (See FNCA (LOCAL) A sponsor, coach, or other person in charge, with the principals approval, may establish dress standards for students who participate in these activities.

    The dress and grooming code may be modified with administrative consent to accommodate extracurricular activities and special events.

    If the principal determines that a student’s grooming or clothing violates the school’s dress code, the student will be given an opportunity to correct the problem at school. If not corrected, the student may be assigned to in-school suspension for the remainder of the day, until the problem is corrected, or until a parent or designee brings an acceptable change of clothing to the school. Repeated offenses may result in more serious disciplinary action in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct.