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Dress Code

Effective August 9, 2016

In keeping with the California State laws and school policies, the following items of clothing will NOT be considered appropriate for school:

  1. Clothing with inappropriate, obscene or profane slogans or images. This includes anything that is not aligned with school and district policies.
     

  2. Clothing that is a distraction to a positive learning environment, including clothes that are too revealing
     

  3. Spaghetti strap tops, or pants with holes in them
     

  4. Sagging pants that are below the waist
     

  5. Red or blue clothing, shoes, shoelaces, hats or hanging belts

Appropriate measure s will be taken to rectify violations of the dress code, including:

  • Having the parent or guardian bring a change of clothes to the school for the student

  • Sending the student home to change clothes

  • Detaining student in the detention room

  • Repeat offenders will be subject to disciplinary consequences

A good rule of thumb when it comes to clothing is that if you think that it may be inappropriate, it probably is.

School Board Adopted Regulations - Dress & Grooming (5132)

In cooperation with teachers, students and parents/guardians, the principal or designee shall establish school rules governing student dress and grooming which are consistent with law, Board of Trustees policy and administrative regulations. These school dress codes shall be regularly reviewed.

(cf. 0420 - School Plans/Site Councils)

 

Each school shall allow students to wear sun-protective clothing, including but not limited to hats, for outdoor use during the school day. (Education Code 35183.5)

 

In addition, the following guidelines shall apply to all regular school activities:

  1. Shoes must be worn at all times. Sandals must have heel straps. Thongs or backless shoes or sandals are not acceptable.
     
  2. Clothing, jewelry and personal items (backpacks, fanny packs, gym bags, water bottles etc.) shall be free of writing, pictures or any other insignia which are crude, vulgar, profane or sexually suggestive, which bear drug, alcohol or tobacco company advertising, promotions and likenesses, or which advocate racial, ethnic or religious prejudice.
     
  3. Hats, caps and other head coverings shall not be worn indoors.
     
  4. Clothes shall be sufficient to conceal undergarments at all times. See-through or fish-net fabrics, halter tops, off-the-shoulder or low-cut tops, bare midriffs and skirts or shorts shorter than mid-thigh are prohibited.
     
  5. Gym shorts may not be worn in classes other than physical education.
     
  6. Coaches and teachers may impose more stringent dress requirements to accommodate the special needs of certain sports and/or classes.

(cf. 3260 - Fees and Charges)

No grade of a student participating in a physical education class shall be adversely affected if the student does not wear standardized physical education apparel because of circumstances beyond the student's control. (Education Code 49066)

 

(cf. 5121 - Grades/Evaluation of Student Achievement)

The principal, staff, students and parent/guardians at each school may establish reasonable dress and grooming regulations for times when students are engaged in extracurricular or other special school activities.

 

Gang-Related Apparel

At individual schools that have a dress code prohibiting gang-related apparel at school or school activities, the principal, staff and parents/guardians participating in the development of the school safety plan shall define "gang-related apparel" and shall limit this definition to apparel that reasonably could be determined to threaten the health and safety of the school environment if it were worn or displayed on a school campus. (Education Code 32282)

 

Because gang-related symbols are constantly changing, definitions of gang-related apparel shall be reviewed at least once each semester and updated whenever related information is received.

 

Uniforms

In schools where a schoolwide uniform is required, the principal, staff and parents/guardians of the individual school shall jointly select the specific uniform to be worn. (Education Code 35183)

 

At least six months before a school uniform policy is implemented, the principal or designee shall notify parents/guardians of this policy. (Education Code 35183)

 

Parents/guardians shall also be informed of their right to have their child exempted.

 

Students who participate in a nationally recognized youth organization shall be allowed to wear organization uniforms on days when the organization has a scheduled meeting. (Education Code 35183)

 

Regulation TWIN RIVERS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

approved: July 15, 2008 McClellan, California