June 14 - KHS Graduation Ceremony @ 6 p.m.
The end of the school year is quickly approaching, as is the warmer weather. Please be sure we continue to adhere to Keyport High School's dress code policy.
STUDENT DRESS CODE
5511- DRESS AND GROOMING
The Board of Education recognizes each pupil’s mode of dress and grooming is a manifestation of the pupil’s personal style and individual preferences. The Board will impose its judgment on pupils and parent(s) or legal guardian(s) only when a pupil’s dress and grooming affect the educational program of the schools.
Pupils may not wear clothing or engage in grooming practices that present a health or safety hazard to the individual pupil or to others; materially interfere with school work, create disorder, or disrupt the educational program; cause excessive wear or damage to school property; or prevent the pupil from achieving his/her own educational objectives because of blocked vision or restricted movement.
The Board of Education prohibits pupils from wearing, while on school property, any type of clothing, apparel or accessory which indicates that the pupil has membership in, or affiliation with, any gang associated with criminal activities. The local law enforcement agency will advise the Board, upon request, of gangs which are associated with criminal activities.
Pupil attire determined to be obscene, indecent, offensive to any race, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, depicting illegal items or activity, including guns, alcohol, drugs, drug paraphernalia, etc., shall not be permitted.
Shoes or sandals must be worn at all times on school grounds unless exceptions are made by the Building Principal or designated activities or in designated areas.Good judgment when selecting clothing for school is expected. Clothing or other adornment may not interfere with the health and safety of any pupil and may not disrupt the educational process of the school. At the request of administration, items of clothing which are found offensive or questionable or which suggest a double meaning will be removed or replaced by pupils.
Fashion items that are not in good taste or dress that disrupts the educational process include, by are not limited to, the following:
1. Necklines that are too low;
2. Bare midriffs;
3. Shorts, skirts, dresses, or shirts that are extremely tight, short, or transparent;
4. Pants that permit the display of underwear, whether because they are worn low or have a low rise;
5. Attire with holes in inappropriate places;
6. Attire with slogans that can be considered obscene, profane, or derogatory, and/or promote disruption;
7. Hats, bandanas, any form of head covering (except in the case of religious observance). Upon entering the building these items are to be put in the pupil’s locker. These are not to be worn or carried during the school day;
8. Halters, midriff, tube tops, exposed lingerie, strapless dresses, and other inappropriate attire;
9. Straps of tops must be at least two fingers wide;
10. Transparent tights; and
10. The wearing of sunglasses during the school day is prohibited.
Staff members may ask pupils to remove hats during class. The Building Principal shall determine whether the dress or grooming of pupils comes within these prohibitions.
Staff members shall demonstrate by examples and precept wholesome attitudes toward neatness, cleanliness, propriety, modesty, and good sense in attire and appearance. The Superintendent shall, on consultation with staff members, pupils and parent(s) or legal guardian(s), prepare a dress code that imposes only minimum and necessary limitations on a pupil’s taste and individuality.