Dress Code


Shirts and tops must be long enough to conceal the midriff.  Shirts and tops must have shoulder straps wider than 2 finger widths (approximately one inch).  Cleavage must not be revealed. Messages deemed inappropriate for school should not be displayed on clothing.  Pants must fit the student’s waist; they must be large enough to be pulled up to the waist and must not sag below the waist.  No undergarments may be exposed.  Shorts and skirts should be long enough to reach mid-thigh or finger-tip length.  See diagram at end of this handbook.

Consequences for violations may include the provision of school spirit shirts or pants, or parents may be called to provide a change of clothing.  Recurring violations may result in discipline, including detention or suspension.

Hats, headbands/bandannas, and sunglasses are not allowed in school during the school day.  

Skateboards/scooters used for transportation to and from school must be stored in lockers during the school day.  Billfold chains or any chains that are draped from pants or other clothing are not permitted.

Consequences for inappropriate items noted above will include, but are not limited to (48 hours are required to process all confiscated items):
  • 1st violation – item will be taken and returned to student at end of the school day.
  • 2nd violation – item will be taken and returned to parent only at the end of the school week.
  • 3rd violation – item will be taken and returned at the end of the semester.  

According to DCSD Board Policy JICF, any manner of grooming or apparel, including clothing, jewelry, hats, emblems, and badges which by the virtue of color, arrangement, trademark, or other attribute is associated with or denotes membership in or affiliation with any gang or group which advocate drug use, violence or disruptive behavior will not be allowed in school buildings or on school grounds, at school-sanctioned activities and events, or while being transported in school approved vehicles. 

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