Dress Code

The dress code is established to teach grooming and hygiene, instill personal responsibility, prevent disruption, and avoid safety hazards.  Students should be dressed and groomed in a manner that is clean, neat, and not a health hazard to themselves or others.

The district dress code outlined in the SBISD Elementary Student Handbook prohibits any clothing or grooming that in the administration's judgment may be expected to cause disruption or interference with normal school operations.  In addition, MDE has adopted the following guidelines:

  • Clothing must be neat and clean with no pictures or slogans that could be considered offensive, obscene, or distasteful.  Popular styles and brands inclusive of “put downs” are not allowed.
  • *All shorts, skorts, skirts, and dresses must be no shorter than 4 inches above the knee cap, and appropriate in appearance, as determined by the administration. The top of a slit skirt or short must be no shorter than 4 inches above the knee. No Soffe Cheer shorts or Tempo shorts may be worn. When wearing a dress or skirt, shorts or bike shorts must be worn underneath.
  • Halters, spaghetti straps, strapless tops, or sport jerseys are not permitted unless worn under/over a shirt.  Sport jerseys for boys must also be worn over a shirt.
  • Shirts and blouses must cover the entire torso at all times, even in movement.
  • Hats, caps and bandanas may not be worn in the building.
  • No visible tattoos or face painting allowed during school hours.
  • Please see dress code for Health Fitness printed below.


If the administration determines that a student is in violation of the dress code, the student will be given the opportunity to correct the problem at school.  If the problem is not corrected, the student will be subject to disciplinary action.  The principal or designee has the final authority on the appropriateness of the student's dress.

Health and Fitness Dress Code
Your child must wear tennis shoes that have solid heels, cover the entire foot with either laces or Velcro. Fashion, casual or heelys (with wheels or with the wheels taken out) type shoes are not conducive or safe for Health Fitness classes. The shoes pictured BELOW are examples of what NOT to wear.

Girls must wear shorts under skirts and have their hair pulled back. Boys also need to have their hair pulled back if it is in their eyes.

Shirts must cover the torso of the child’s body at all times as stated in the Student Handbook.