DRESS CODE (POLICY JCDAF)
Greenville County School District 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 this policy.
Clothing and/or accessories that advertise drugs, alcohol, weapons, anything suggestively profane, obscene, racial, and illegal or gang/neighborhood related --may not be worn or brought to school. Items that violate the dress code policy may be confiscated.
Must be worn at the waistline. No sagging (wearing below the waist) will be allowed. If worn properly, pants, shorts, skirts/skorts should not need to be held in place by the student’s hands.
The length of properly worn shorts, skirts, and skorts must meet the length of the student’s fingertips.
Leggings, jeggings, exercise pants, tights, leotards, see-through pants, or tight fitting spandex type-pants may not be worn as outer garments. If such items are worn, a blouse, dress, shirt or sweater must be long enough to meet the fingertip length rule stated above.
No holes above the knees. All holes above the knee must be patched before arriving to school.
No tube tops, halter tops, or spaghetti strap tops.
Tank top straps must meet the “width” of the student’s middle three fingers.
The sides of the tank tops should not droop excessively, exposing too much skin.
Sheer or see-through shirts are not allowed without an undershirt that meets the student’s three fingertip rule.
Blouses or dresses should not expose the midriff and/or cleavage while standing or seated.
Dresses must meet the length of the student’s fingertips.
Bra straps and bra sides may not be visible.
Proper shoes must be worn at all times.
No bedroom or house shoes allowed.
No head covering which includes, bandanas, hats, caps, toboggans, earmuffs, headbands hoods on coats, shirts, or sweatshirts, and hair nets may be on or cover the head while in the building or classrooms. (No do rags or hair wraps.)
Sunglasses covering the eyes may not be worn in the building or classroom
Curlers, combs, and picks may not be worn in the hair.
Jewelry with spikes is not permitted. This includes chokers, wristbands, dog leashes, chains, etc.
Items that could be used as a weapon may not be worn or brought to school.
Headphones/earbuds are not allowed at any time while in the building.
No glass bottles.
Jackets, sweatshirts, sweaters and other layered clothing will be permitted over appropriately worn shirts/blouses meeting the dress code requirement (ID visible).
Pajamas, bedroom slippers, and similar lounge wear may not be worn.
The administration will make the final judgment 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 assign discipline points and either require the student to change or place the student in ISS until a change of clothing is available or for the remainder of the school day. Students will also be informed not to wear the garment to school again. Repeated violations of the Dress Code will be treated as disruptive behavior and in violation of the District's Behavior Code. Defiance or refusal to change clothing and repeated offenses may result in out of school suspension.
NOTE: Administrators will make the final decisions regarding appropriate and inappropriate dress of students.