Please follow our student handbook regarding clothing and shorts, in particular. Shorts should meet with fingertips when a child is standing erect. Students with shorter length shorts appear very uncomfortable sitting in wooden chairs all day. Students also need to wear stable footwear and avoid wearing sandals, flip flops, etc. Students wearing unstable footwear will not be allowed on playground equipment.
The dress code is on pages 25 and 26 of the student handbook and reads as follows:
· Neatness, safety, good grooming and common sense when choosing articles to be worn to school
· Parents to read the wording on their child’s clothing for suggestive language or prints
· Wearing apparel and appearance that is not disruptive to the instructional process
· Wearing stable footwear (shoes with backs) and avoiding sandals, flip flops, etc.
· Too revealing clothing due to length, size, or design
· Shorts that don’t meet with fingertips when standing erect
· Any clothing or method used to alter regular appearance that causes a disruption to the learning
Environment (sagging, unbuttoned clothing, unnatural hair color, excessive make-up, sunglasses, etc.)
· Words or illustrations that are vulgar, sexual, obscene or bear a reference to tobacco, drugs, or alcohol
· Clothing that may present a safety hazard
· Body art (ex. Body jewelry, tattoos, drawing on self, piercing, etc.)
This would include, but is not limited to, short shorts, mini-skirts worn without shorts underneath, biking shorts worn alone, sagging pants, halter tops, net tops, muscle shirts (armholes are not to be cut out or lower than a normal shirt), and any top that exposes the abdomen. Oversized, dangling jewelry is not appropriate school wear as it can cause accidental injury during playground/physical education activities.