Student dress influences the way students act and their attitudes about learning. Please see that your student comes to school in clothing that is appropriate for school, whether in the classroom, in PE class, or on the playground. Clothing, accessories, piercings, hairstyles, etc. should not be extreme or disruptive to the education process. We rely on parents' good judgment as to what students should wear. However, the school reserves the right to make final determination regarding the appropriateness of student appearance. The following dress code has been established at our school. This policy is in line with Davis School District Policy 11IR-108.
Students are expected to adhere to the appearance standards listed below. Those who violate the standards will be asked to comply prior to attending class.
- Inappropriately short, tight, or revealing clothing is prohibited, including bicycle shorts.
- Shorts and skirts must not be shorter than the middle of the thigh, even when wearing something underneath (i.e., tights, leggings).
- Pants that are frayed or ripped must have something underneath if the rip is above the middle of the thigh.
- Tank tops must have straps that are approximately three fingers’ width.
- Clothing cannot expose bare midriffs, buttocks, or undergarments.
- Clothing cannot display obscene or inappropriate words, messages, pictures, alcohol or tobacco products, weapons, or colors or symbols associated with gang activity.
- Proper shoes for PE and recess should be worn. No open toed or flip flops are allowed for the safety of our students. Additionally, cleats, tap shoes, slippers, or shoes with in-line wheels (wheelies) should not be worn.
- Hats or head bandanas are not to be worn to school except on special occasions. Hoodies should not be pulled over students’ heads while inside the building. Hats may be worn outside during recess.
- Pajamas should not be worn, except on days approved by the classroom teacher.
Students who practice good personal hygiene and cleanliness feel better about themselves and consequently achieve better in school. Specific guidelines concerning hair, clothing, and accessories can be found in Section 5S-100 of the district’s policy manual.