District Dress Code Reminder

Dear Dimmick Families,

We are sending out the section of the Parent-Student handbook regarding dress code to as a reminder of what the expectations are for all students. We want to be sure that all parents and students are fully informed. The policies were developed by the School Improvement Team comprised of parents, teachers, administration and Board of Education Members.

DRESS CODE

The dress code is designed to encourage and promote self-respect and pride in appearance and represent the District’s behavioral expectations; be respectful, be responsible, be a role model and expect excellence in everything you do. Parents are responsible for choosing their children’s clothing and accessories and should ensure that their children dress and be groomed in accordance with acceptable standards of cleanliness and appropriateness as to not cause disruption to the learning or educational process of others, nor interfere with the maintenance of a positive teaching and learning climate or compromise reasonable standards of health, safety, and decency. Pictures, designs, innuendos, or references to or ads regarding; tobacco, alcohol, drugs, sexual/racist and/or discriminatory comments, offensive/obscene and/or questionable language or slogans or any message deemed to be inappropriate for school is prohibited. Standard ear piercing is acceptable however ear gauging, mouth and nose piercings are not permitted while at school. Accessories may not be extreme in nature and may not depict any gang affiliations.

Tops: All tops should have either a crew neck or collar and cover the entire torso. Clothing may not be see-through. Low or plunging necklines are unacceptable. No sleeveless shirts, tank tops or spaghetti straps will be acceptable unless they are covered by other articles of clothing that are sleeved and cover the shoulders. No undergarments should not be visible at any time.

Bottoms: Shorts or skirts must extend beyond finger-tip length. Clothing must be worn at or above the waistline. Rips, tears, or openings above the knee are not permitted. No undergarments should not be visible at any time.

Footwear: For safety reasons, students are strongly encouraged to wear shoes that will allow them to run and play at recess safely Flip-flops, sandals and high-heeled shoes are highly discouraged footwear for school. For safety reasons, students wearing these types of footwear will not be allowed to play on the playground equipment or participate in physical activity of any kind during recess.

Hair Styles/Head Coverings: Hats, caps, head coverings, sweatbands, spiked apparel, chains, and sunglasses may not be worn inside the building unless it is for religious or medical reasons.

Weather Related: Lunch recess, weather permitting, is scheduled each day for all students. Please send children to school with clothing that is appropriate for the weather conditions. To play in the snow during winter months, students must have the following: snow pants, jacket, boots, hat, and gloves.

Dress code violations may result in disciplinary action including minors through suspension depending on the nature of the violation. If the issue cannot be corrected at school, parents will be contacted to bring a change in clothing. For issues not specifically stated in the policy, the administration will decide appropriateness. Please note that throughout the school year there will be special occasions that will warrant exceptions to the dress code. Notices will be distributed to address those occasions.



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