The responsibility for the dress and appearance rests with the individual student and their parent(s)/guardian(s). This won’t be interfered with unless the choices being made pose health or safety risks or are disruptive to the learning process.
The following are some, but not all, examples of clothing that could disrupt learning:
- Clothing with statements/graphics that violate others’ civil rights.
- Clothing that references illegal behavior such as violence, drugs, sex, alcohol or tobacco.
- Clothing that reveals the midriff and/or undergarments.
Students struggling to meet these expectations will be addressed individually, privately and tactfully by any adult in the building.
Specific dress/attire may be deemed appropriate for school, co-curricular, or community events. Expectations will be shared and taught far in advance, so school personnel can support students to know and meet these expectations. Students will not be excluded from participation in school activities and events.