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Dress Code

Policy JICA Student Dress Issued 12/20 

The board believes that a student dress policy is an essential aspect of creating a school environment that is safe, conducive to learning, and free from unnecessary disruption. During the school day, while riding in school district vehicles, and at all school-related activities or functions, students will be expected to adhere to a standard of dress and appearance that is appropriate. Principals and their designees have the final authority to decide what is appropriate attire for students in school or participating in school related activities. 

A principal or her/his designee may authorize exceptions from the school dress code for specially designated days or for school-sponsored activities (e.g. pep rallies, prom, spirit days, etc.). Parents/Legal guardians of students requiring accommodation for religious beliefs, medical needs, or other good cause should contact their student’s principal. 

To ensure effective and equitable enforcement of this dress code, staff will enforce the dress code consistently and in a manner that does not take into consideration race, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, disability, national origin, cultural observance, household income, or body type/size. 

The board will review this policy periodically and make changes as it deems necessary.

Student Dress Code - AR JICA - R (12/20)

Students are prohibited from wearing: 

  • clothing, jewelry, and/or accessories that present a reasonable threat or hazard to the safety of others in a school environment, e.g. sharp jewelry, chains, etc. 

  • clothing, jewelry, and/or accessories that have slogans, comments, or designs that are obscene, lewd, or vulgar; are directed towards, or intended to harm, harass, threaten, intimidate, or demean individual groups or individuals on the basis of race, religion, sex, color, disability, or national origin 

  • clothing, jewelry, and/or accessories that contain advertisements, symbols, words, slogans, patches, or pictures that are sexually suggestive; are gang-, drug-, weapon-, or alcohol-related; are obscene, profane, promote hate, or are disruptive or potentially disruptive to the learning environment

  •  ill-fitting clothing (i.e. clothing that is too tight or too loose) or clothing that is worn in such a manner as to expose undergarments (i.e. boxer shorts, bras, underwear)

  •  clothing that inappropriately bares or exposes private parts of a body, including but not limited to, the stomach, areas above mid-thigh, buttocks, back, and breasts (i.e. cut-off t-shirts, half shirts, midriffs, tops with spaghettis straps, tube tops, see through or revealing tops)

  • sunglasses or hats 

  • sleepwear or lounge pants 

Additionally, clothing should be worn as designed. All pants must be worn at the natural waist. A belt must be worn if pants or shorts do not stay at the natural waist. 

Shorts, skirts, or skorts are acceptable if they are modest in length. Outer garments that are worn over tights or leggings are to follow the same length expectations as shorts or skirts. Tailored pants or jeans are acceptable if they do not have holes above what is considered to be modest in length. Modest in length is defined as 4” above the knee. 

Acceptable footwear is required to be worn at all times. Bedroom slippers are considered unacceptable school attire. 

Any attire/paraphernalia/symbol that signifies gang affiliation will not be allowed. Congregation of students wearing like colors may be perceived as gang affiliated behavior, resulting in the request to discontinue the offensive behavior and/or dress. 

Disciplinary Action 

In the event the administration determines a student’s dress, articles, or display of items is/are inappropriate for school in accordance with this policy, the principal, assistant principal, or district level administrator will require the student to remove the articles or items, turn inappropriate clothing inside out, change inappropriate clothing, and/or make alternate clothing available for the student to wear.

 If, upon request, the student refuses to follow the directive of the administration in accordance with the policy, the student will be sent to in-school suspension or other areas deemed appropriate by the administration, and the parent/legal guardian will be contacted. 

 Repeated violations will be treated as disruptive behavior in contradiction of the student code of conduct; however, violations of this policy will not carry over on the student’s discipline record to subsequent years. 

The school administration will determine the amount of lost instructional time a student must make up due to being out of class for violations of this policy. The instructional time will be made up after school and at the financial expense of the student’s parent/legal guardian for a certified teacher to remain and instruct the student. Failure to make up work in accordance with this expectation may result in a student repeating the course(s).