Dress and Appearance

Elementary Parent Handbook Dress and Appearance

An individual's dress, personal appearance and cleanliness have a bearing on how others react to him/her and, therefore, should reflect sensitivity to and respect for others. It should not interfere with nor be disruptive to the educational process. It should not constitute a threat to the safety or health of self or others, nor be in violation of any statue. Although styles do change, dress should reflect current good taste and a style appropriate for a school day. Appropriateness will be determined by the school administrator who suggests that students observe the following ideas for appropriate dress:

  • Students and clothing should be neat and clean.
  • Clothing should provide for temperature changes. Extra sweaters are helpful on extremely cold days.
  • Shoes worn to school should be for indoor wear. Flip flops are prohibited for safety reasons.
  • Clothing should be designed for school wear and allow freedom of movement.
  • Clothing that displays objectionable pictures or slogans and promotes illegal or questionable products are not appropriate for school.
  • Hats or caps are not to be worn inside.
  • Spaghetti straps, muscle shirts and clothing that reveal the midriff are not appropriate.
  • Shorts/skirts should be no shorter than the “index finger rule.” (The place on the leg where the index finger reaches with hands at the side.)