Dress Code

DRESS AND GROOMING (All Grade Levels)

The district’s dress code is established to teach grooming and hygiene, prevent disruption, and minimize safety hazards. Students and parents may determine a student’s personal dress and grooming standards, provided that they comply with the following:

SHORTS/SKIRTS/DRESSES

  • Student clothing must completely cover the student’s torso and legs from 3 inches below the collarbone to 3 inches above the knee.

  • Students are allowed to wear shorts and/or skirts/dresses, provided that they are hemmed or cuffed and no more than 3 inches above the knee.

  • Athletic “running” type shorts with a tapered leg are not permitted.


BLOUSES AND SHIRTS

  • Boys are not permitted to wear muscle shirts or body shirts.

  • Boys’ shirts must have sleeves.

  • No shirt, boys’ or girls’, is to bare the midriff while performing normal school activities. Shirts must cover the midriff when arms are at side and the student is standing in a normal position. No crop tops, halter tops, or tube tops are permitted.

  • Mesh tops and tops with sheer (see-through) material are permitted if undershirt is in dress code (at least square to the shoulders).

  • Blouses and shirts are to be free of rips and tears that have not been mended.

  • Blouses and shirts should be sufficiently buttoned or of a design that reflects modesty and good taste.

  • No spaghetti straps or sleeveless blouses with arm holes so large as to expose undergarments. Sleeveless blouses for girls must be 3in at the shoulder w/ no undergarments exposed.

  • Undergarments must be worn at all times.

  • Hoods or hoodies are not allowed to cover the head.


CAPS

  • No caps, hats, bandanas, scarves, or handkerchiefs worn as head gear are to be worn in the building at any time.


PANTS

  • Pants are to be worn with the top of the pants at waist level. (Undergarments will not be visible)

  • Pants are to be free of rips and tears that reveal undergarments or skin.

  • Pants deemed pajama bottoms are not permitted.

  • Tight-fitting knitwear (yoga pants/leggings) must be covered by shirt or dress that is no more than 3 inches above the knee or fingertip length on all sides.


SHOES

  • Shoes are to be worn at all times.

  • No slippers or house shoes are permitted.


WRITING AND ILLUSTRATIONS

Writing or illustrations that are not in good taste or that are not suitable for the school setting will not be worn. Examples include, but not limited to:

  • The advertising of alcoholic beverages or tobacco products.

  • Risque wording or illustrations.

  • The use of profanity.

  • Depicts violence or gory pictures.


TATOOS

 

Visible tattoos deemed inappropriate or distracting must be covered.


HAIR

  • Hair must appear neat and well-groomed at all times.

  • Hair must be worn out of the eyes.

  • The hair shall not be shaved to form numbers, letters, or designs (including but not limited to rat-tails, Mohawks, etc.)

  • Must be uniform and natural in color.

  • Hair spiked or arranged that is disruptive or distracting will not be allowed.


JEWELRY

  • All students are prohibited from wearing jewelry on their face; e.g. lips, nose, cheeks, tongue, etc. This includes clear spacers also.

  • No spiked jewelry or wallet chains.

  • No spacers or gauges are allowed.



Individual school organizations within the school may require dress standards that are more strict than the code appearing in this handbook. Students are expected to adhere to the dress code at all school sponsored events. NOTE: Additional guidelines may be set during the school year as deemed appropriate and the principal will make the final decision on dress and discipline.

If the principal determines that a student’s grooming or clothing violates the school’s dress code, the student will be given an opportunity to correct the problem at school. If not corrected, the student may be assigned to in-school suspension for the remainder of the day, until the problem is corrected, or until a parent or designee brings an acceptable change of clothing to the school. Repeated offenses may result in more serious disciplinary action in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct.

Principal discretion is implied for each bulleted item listed above. The principal may consider for disapproval extreme displays of dress and grooming that are not defined in the dress code. As previously stated, Anna I.S.D. prohibits any clothing or grooming that in the principal’s judgment may reasonably be expected to cause distraction, interfere with normal school operations, or create a safety hazard. If you have reason to believe that you may not be adhering to the dress code, please consult your campus principal prior to coming to school to avoid any disruption to your daily instructional schedule.

 Dress Code Compliance
 Any staff member may enforce the dress code.
 Violations of student dress code will result in the following: 
 1st  Offense   The student will call parents to bring them acceptable clothing  and will remain in the office or ISS until the clothing arrives.
 2nd  Offense   The student will be assigned an after school detention. 

 The student will call parents to bring them acceptable clothing  and will remain in the office or ISS until the clothing arrives.
 3rd  Offense  The student will be assigned a day of ISS.

 The student will call parents to bring them acceptable clothing  and will remain in the office or ISS until the clothing arrives.
 Offenses  Thereafter   The student may be removed from campus for persistent non-  compliance.
 Hats/Caps/Bandanas, etc. will be confiscated and may be
 returned to  students 5 school days after the infraction
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