Students are expected to dress and be groomed in such a way as to not distract or cause disruption in the educational program or orderly operation of the school. Personal appearance of students should promote health and safety, contribute to a climate conducive to teaching and learning and project a positive image of the District to the community. Students should dress for the educational setting and not the recreational one. The principal may create further guidelines regarding student dress which are consistent with the guidelines below.
- Clothing and/or hair should not be so extreme or inappropriate to the school setting as to disrupt the education process. Therefore, clothing deemed distracting, revealing, overly suggestive or otherwise disruptive will not be permitted.
- Wearing accessories or clothing that could pose a safety threat to oneself or others is not allowed.
- Hats and sunglasses may not be worn in the building.
- Attire must not evidence membership or affiliation with a "gang" in any negative sense of the term.
- Proper shoes must be worn at all times.
- Attire must not be immodest, obscene, profane, lewd, vulgar, indecent or offensive.
- Clothing that inappropriately exposes body parts is not permitted. Students shall not expose undergarments.
- Pants must be worn at the natural waistline and undergarments are not to be visible. Pants and slacks must not bag, sag, or drag.\
- No clothing, jewelry, or tattoos are permitted that display profanity, suggestive phrases, or advertisements for, or messages or pictures depicting or suggesting alcohol, tobacco, drugs, or sex.
Specific Requirements of GMA:
- The school-issued student ID must be worn around the neck and visible at all times. No defacing of the image is permitted (see next section for greater guidance).
- Hoodies, including clothing and jackets with hoods, cannot be worn during the school day. Hoodies and clothing with hoods must be placed in the student’s locker upon arrival (or at designated locker break).
- No skin showing through pants, jeans, or shorts above the knee.
- No pants or shorts hanging below the waistline. Pants are to remain pulled up so as not to expose underwear.
- The length of skirts, skorts, dresses, and jumpers must be no shorter than the top of the student’s ID when placed horizontally, two times, at the top of the student’s knee cap.
- Snug-fitting bottoms, such as leggings or biker shorts must have the backside covered by a shirt, sweater, dress, non-hooded sweatshirt, etc.
- Low-cut tops and mid-drift shirts are not permitted. Student’s mid-section must be covered.
- Tank tops must be ID width at shoulders.
- Undergarments should be covered at all times. See-through garments are not permitted.
- Pajamas, pajama bottoms, or anything resembling pajamas are not permitted.
- No profane or vulgar language, and no drawings containing alcohol, tobacco or illegal drug advertisements, etc.on any part of student clothing, bookbags, lunch bags, jewelry, etc.
- Hats, bandanas (any color), shower or hair caps, skullies, curlers or sunglasses are not permitted.
- Shoes must be worn at all times. Bedroom slippers and shower shoes are not permitted.
Students who violate the dress code may find something to wear from the Clothing Closet, or may call home to have appropriate garment(s) brought to the school. If a student refuses school-provided clothing or the parent(s) cannot be contacted for a change of clothing, the student will be placed in ISS until alternate clothing is made available.