School is a place where learning is the priority. Students should feel welcome and comfortable in this pursuit. Each individual student should be able to dress comfortably and engage in the educational environment without fear or shaming. Students and staff are responsible for managing their own personal “distractions” without regulating individual student’s clothing or self-expression. The dress code should be designed to provide a safe learning environment and not reinforce stereotypes or increase the marginalization of any group based on race, sex, gender identity, gender expression, ethnicity, religion, cultural observance, household income, or body type/size.
To ensure effective and equitable enforcement of a dress code, the guidelines shall be enforced in a manner that does not reinforce or increase the marginalization of any group based on race, sex, gender identity, gender expression, ethnicity, religion, cultural observance, household income or body type/size. The dress code shall be enforced on school grounds and at school-sponsored activities.
The Chief School Administrator/Principal shall, in consultation with staff members, students, and parent(s) or legal guardian(s), publish guidelines for student dress that are in alignment with the above principles.
Students in grades 6, 7 and 8 are required to change into clothing that is conducive to physical activity for gym classes. Students in these grades are assigned gym lockers to store their necessary clothing.