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Learning about dress and grooming within the bounds of propriety, decency, and social acceptability is a part of each student's education.  Any time school personnel feel a student's dress or appearance infringes on a student's progress at school or is serving as a distraction to others, necessary steps will be taken to remedy the situation. (Refer  to the Code of Conduct for more detailed information.)

 

Appropriate Attire

  • Pants, jeans, long slacks, or capris (below the knee)
  • Shorts, skirts, and dresses that are at the knee
  • Crew-necked, polo, or button up shirts.  All shirts must have sleeves and cover the midriff.  When layered shirts are worn, the first layer must meet the approved shirt definition.
  • All visible garments, including layered garments, must be in accordance with the dress code.
  • Shoes must be worn at all times
  • Sunglasses, hats, and other sun-protective wear will be allowed to be worn outside only

 

Inappropriate Attire – the following are NOT appropriate for the school environment and are NOT acceptable:

  • Any clothing that exposes underwear or body parts in an indecent or vulgar manner or that disrupts the orderly learning environment
  • Garments containing holes that expose skin above the knees
  • Pants that drop below the waist
  • Leggings, spandex, or tights are not permitted unless worn under an outer garment that complies with dress code requirements
  • Shirts that expose cleavage or midriff
  • V-neck, zipper-front, or sleeveless shirts
  • Bedroom shoes or shoes with wheels or cleats
  • Hats worn inside the school building
  • Items that worn together are indicative of gang membership
  • Garments containing messages that are obscene, racist, or promotes illegal activities, drugs, alcohol, or tobacco products
  • Pajamas (pants or tops)

 

Violation of Dress Code  

Students who violate the dress code will be sent to the clinic to change into school provided clothing and be subject to the following disciplinary actions:

  • First Offense: change of clothing, parent called by administration
  • Second Offense: change of clothing and 2 days ASD (after-school detention)
  • Third Offense:  change of clothing and 3 days of ISS (In-school-suspension) or Saturday school
  • Fourth Offense:  change of clothing and 5 days ISS (In-school-suspension)
  • Fifth Offense:  5 days OSS (Out-of-school suspension) or referral to Walton Academy

 

Florida Statute 1006.7(1) sets aside specific policy that prohibits a student, while on the grounds of a public school during the regular school day, from wearing clothing that exposes underwear or body parts in an indecent or vulgar manner or that disrupts the orderly learning environment. (example: sagging pants) Any student who violates this policy is subject to the following disciplinary procedures:

  • First Offense:  verbal warning, parent called by administration
  • Second Offense:  student is ineligible to participate in any extracurricular activity for a period not to exceed five (5) days, parent is notified
  • Third Offense:  student shall receive ISS for a period not to exceed three (3) days, and is ineligible for participation in extra-curricular activities not to exceed 30 days, a written letter of explanation will be sent to the parent.

 

Bags and Cases

To ensure safety and reduce classroom congestion, book bags, satchels, carrying cases or similar items will not be allowed in the classroom.  Any bag larger than a standard ladies purse is considered a book bag.  Students with sports bags should make arrangements with their coach or teacher to properly store their bag. Students with musical instrument cases should make arrangements with the band teacher to properly store their instrument cases.                                                                                                               

 

Book bags and cases are not to be carried during the school day.   Book bags, large purses, and other large bags should be placed in lockers upon arrival to school and remain there until the end of the day.  Students found carrying prohibited bags and cases will be guilty of a minor infraction and subject to the discipline management plan under consequences of minor infractions.  Due to distance between some classes students will be allowed to carry small draw string bags to class.  Students will be shown the appropriate style bags during orientation and the first few days of school.