The staff believes that appropriate dress and grooming contribute to a productive learning environment. Students are expected to attend school in clean, neat clothing. Students have the right to make individual choices from a range of clothing and grooming styles. However, such choices must not present a health or safety hazard or a distraction that would interfere with the educational process. Gang clothing is not permitted. Students shall not be prohibited from dressing in a manner consistent with their gender identity or gender expression or with their religious or cultural observance. Students in violation of the dress code policy are subject to disciplinary action.
School dress code applies to all school activities, including field trips and dances.
● Clothing must be neat, clean, and fit properly.
● Clothing and accessories cannot advertise, promote or glamorize any of the following: drugs, alcohol, tobacco products, violence, weapons, or display inappropriate or sexually suggestive language or symbols. Additionally, they may not advocate racial, ethnic or religious prejudice.
● Clothing that is revealing such as tops that are strapless, low-cut, or expose the midriff are not permitted. Undergarments must not be visible at any time.
● Pants must be at waist level. “Sagging” is not allowed and is a dress code violation. Underwear may not be exposed.
● Students may not wear clothing that denotes gang affiliation as defined by the Carlsbad Police task force. Chains, chain-wallets, bandanas, and spiked accessories are not permitted.
● Rips that expose the body inappropriately are not permitted.
● Hoods may only be worn while outside during cold or inclement weather.
● Hats may be worn in the classroom or building. If a teacher requests that a student remove a hat, the student must comply.
● Any jewelry or adornment that causes distraction is not permitted.
● Sunglasses are not permitted indoors, unless with a prescription doctor’s note.
● No rollerblades or shoes with wheels allowed.
In an effort to maintain the belief that education is our primary purpose, the staff will address new fads that occur during each school year such as extreme hair styles, etc. The administration always reserves the right to determine what is appropriate or inappropriate.
The administration always reserves the right to determine what is appropriate or inappropriate.
Consequences for Dress Code Violations:
1st Incident: Warning, change of clothes
2nd Incident: Change of clothes, lunch detention, parent notified by administrative assistant
3rd Incident: Change of clothes, after school detention, parent notification
4th Incident: referral to assistant principal and progressive consequences