Dress Code
The following guidelines for dress have been adopted by the District:
1. Clothing should be neat and clean.
2. Shoes or sandals must be worn. All students in grades PK–5 are required to wear tennis shoes for participation in health fitness classes. All other shoes, regardless of rubber soles or leather tops (saddle oxfords, deck shoes, topsiders, etc.), are not considered safe for health fitness activities.
3. Shoes with built-in wheels are not permitted.
4. The District prohibits any clothing or grooming that, in the principal’s judgment, may cause disruption of or interference with normal school operations.
5. Clothing may not be worn if it displays (written or pictured) obscene and distasteful slogans or advertises tobacco, alcoholic beverages, drugs, or “gang insignias.” Because of the rapid escalation of gang activity and an increased recruitment of elementary students by gang members, steps have been taken to help protect our students. When gang members look for likely candidates to recruit, they look first for those who dress the way gang members dress. That includes pants worn below the hips; beads and crosses that are gang colors; bandanas; and some caps and shirts. To help protect your children from gang recruitment, the following have been added to the dress code:
6. Pants must be worn above the hip bone with a belt, if needed.
7. Caps, bandanas, and colored beads may not be worn at school.
8. Some campuses have adopted additional guidelines for approved school attire which may include color-consistent clothing.