Greenville County School District students are expected to dress and be groomed in such a way as not to 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. Dress code expectations apply to all students.
Clothing 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 need to be referred to administration.
Pajamas are not permitted unless specifically approved by the administration. Administration will make the determination whether pants are considered pajamas.
Wearing accessories or clothing that could pose a safety threat to oneself or others, including hair or any other accessories that completely cover and obscure the eyes, is not allowed.
Shorts, skirts and dresses must not be shorter than the bottom of fingertip length, when standing with arms extended straight down at the sides.
Bottoms may not have any holes, or exposed skin above the end of fingertips, when standing with arms extended straight down at the sides.
Tops that expose the midriff in any way are not allowed.
The width of straps on tops must be at least the width of a student ID card
Biking/compression shorts and bodysuits (spandex style shorts regardless of material) are not permitted.
No bedroom shoes or slippers are allowed.
Hats and sunglasses may not be worn in the building. (Skullies, sweatshirt hoods, bandanas and do-rags are considered hats.)
Attire must not evidence membership or affiliation with a “gang” in any negative sense of the term.
Clothing that inappropriately exposes body parts is not permitted. Students shall not expose undergarments.
Pants must be worn at the natural waistline. Pants and slacks must not 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.
Hoodie sweatshirts may only be worn with the hoodie in the “down” position.
*The administration will make the final judgement on the appropriateness of clothing and/or appearance and reserves the right to prohibit students from wearing any articles of clothing or other items which lead to or may foreseeably result in the disruption of or interference with the school environment. In the event the administration determines a student’s dress is inappropriate for school in accordance with this policy, the administration will require the student to change and will inform the student to change and will inform the student not to wear the garment to school again. Students who are unable to receive a change of clothes will be placed in ISS for the remainder of the school day. It is not the school’s responsibility to provide clothing for students who are not in dress code. Repeated dress code infractions will result in disciplinary action.