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.)
- 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, and is at the knee
- 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
To avoid loss of instructional time, students will not be allowed to call parents/guardians to acquire a change of clothing. 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)
- Fourth Offense: change of clothing and 5 days ISS (in-school-suspension)
- Fifth Offense: 5 days OSS (out-of-school suspension) or recommendation for alternate placement to the Superintendent of Schools
Students who refuse to change clothing will be immediately assigned 2-3 days in ISS.
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 extracurricular activities not to exceed 30 days, a written letter of explanation will be sent to the parent.
Bags and Cases
Book bags, satchels, carrying cases, and similar items are allowed in our classrooms.