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Dress Code Policy

Adopted 08-2011

Dress Code Policy

Parents and school personnel have a common interest in the educational, physical, and moral development of students. Student dress and appearance, along with student conduct influence class discipline and student achievement. The manner in which students dress and groom themselves has an important effect on behavior and performance.

       Students and staff are required to adhere to the dress and grooming policy of the school, which exists to promote a positive, non-disruptive, safe and healthy atmosphere within the school.

       Dress may not present a health or safety hazard.

       Dress may not violate municipal or state law.

       Dress or appearance may not present the potential to disrupt the educational process because of profanity, obscenity, vulgarity, references to drugs including alcohol and tobacco, violence, sexual reference, or statements or symbols disrespectful to the background, beliefs, or ability of others.

       The responsibility to interpret and enforce the dress code policy rests with the school staff and ultimately the school director.

       All visitors to the school are requested to respect the dress and grooming policy of the school.

 

STANDARD OF DRESS

Cien Aguas has a standard of dress for all students. The standard of dress gives the school a positive and distinct identity and reflects respects and reflects the educational mission and purpose of the school.  Students are required to conform to the dress standard each day, while at school or on school-related field trips.

 

Allowed:

       All colors including, prints, checks, stripes, and plaids

       Shirts with or without collars

       School spirit wear

 

Not allowed

       Insignias can be no larger than 3 inches x 3 inches.  No graphics, pictures, or writing on clothing shall be permitted except as part of an insignia.

       Revealing or see-through clothing

       Saggy pants revealing underwear or any portion of the body below the naval.

       Dresses, skirts, shorts, and skorts, including slits, shorter three (3) inches above the bend of the knee.

       Sleeveless tops: all tops (male and female) are to have a sleeve 

       Pajamas (tops or bottoms), unless it is a sanctioned school function, i.e., pajama day

       Ripped or torn clothing

       Bandanas, ‘do-rags’, shower caps, and hairnets

       Spiked jewelry and jewelry that is obscene, disruptive to the educational process or that could endanger students

       Belt loop chains, wallet chains, and extended belts

       Heelys or skate shoes

       Flip-flops

       Clothing and/or articles worn or carried by the student displaying words or symbols or colors of gangs, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, violence, racism, inappropriate language or images, or symbols of a sexual/sexist nature

       Clothing and/or articles that evidences or reflects membership in or affiliation with any gang

       No skin should be shown between the bottom of the shirt/blouse and the top of the pants/skirt when arms are stretched upward

       Tube tops, spaghetti strap tops, halter tops, translucent blouses, midriff shirts/blouses

Other provisions:

       Footwear that is safe and appropriate for weather and other conditions must be worn at all times on campus and in buildings

       Coats or jacket are to be removed inside the building (per teacher discretion)

       Hair shall be groomed so that it is clean and safe for participation in any school activity

       Hats and sunglasses may not be worn inside buildings, but are allowed outside 

       Spandex is only allowed under approved shirts, shorts, skirts, and dresses

       Approved special event day dress is permitted