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Dress Code

Dress Code

The following guidelines shall apply to all regular school activities for grades K- 12, and includes clothing and where applicable, jewelry and other personal items (e.g., backpacks, fanny packs, gym bags, water bottles, etc.):  

  1.  Students must wear appropriate bottoms, tops, and shoes at all times. Students may wear pants; fitted pants, including leggings, yoga pants, and “skinny jeans”; sweatpants; ripped jeans, as long as underwear is not exposed; athletic attire; shorts; skirts; and dresses. Tops must reach the waistband of bottoms, regardless of arm position (tops that reveal midriff is a violation). When students are sitting or standing, clothing must cover underwear, genitals, buttocks, and areolae/nipples with opaque material. Shoulders must be covered with at least a non-undergarment strap of clothing (strapless/backless tops are in violation of dress code), unless it is formal attire for a school-sponsored event. (Visible waistbands or straps on undergarments worn under other clothing are not a violation.)  
  2. Students cannot have clothing or personal items on campus, including brands that promote any of the following:  
    • Violent language or images.
    • Images or language depicting vaping, drugs, or alcohol (or any illegal item or activity) or the use of same
    • Hate speech as defined in BP 5145.9 – Hate-Motivated Behavior.
    • Profanity
    • Pornography
    • Images and/or language that creates a hostile or intimidating environment based on any protective class. Religious messages may not be singled out for suppression but shall be subject to the same rules that apply to comparable nonreligious messages. Students with any tattoo that creates a hostile or intimidating environment based on a protective class may be required to wear clothing or other types of coverings over the tattoo to ensure an appropriate and safe learning environment for all students.
  3.  Students may wear sun-protective clothing, including hats, caps, beanies, durags, and other head coverings outdoors. Students shall be allowed to wear sun-protective clothing, including but not limited to hats with the school logo, for outdoor use during the school day.  (Education Code 35183.5) Students without religious accommodations must remove headwear when indoors in the classroom. Helmets, hoods, headphones, or headgear that obscures the face or ears are not allowed except as required by law, including religious observance and disability accommodation, or as necessary for the educational or athletic activity.  
  4. Attire or accessories that could be considered dangerous or which may be used as a weapon are not allowed. This includes, but is not limited to chains, wallet chains, and items with spikes or studs.  
  5. Sunglasses shall not be worn in school buildings unless there is a physician’s letter on file specifying the need or the need is specified in a student IEP.