Dress CodeEach year parents ask for guidelines as they help students select appropriate attire for school. School pride, morale and image are influenced by the general appearance of students. CUSD wants to provide opportunities for students to express themselves within the set of parameters listed below:
Brief and Revealing Clothing
Students must recognize that brief and revealing clothing are not appropriate apparel in school. The following guidelines are examples and do not cover all situations.
Students shall not wear:
· Tank tops
· Garments with spaghetti straps
· Strapless garments
Garments that are “see-through,” cut low, or expose one’s midriff are not acceptable. Sleeveless garments must extend to the end of the shoulders and fit closely under the arms. Clothing should have adequate coverage to allow a full range of movement without skin or undergarments showing. Undergarments must not be visible. Clothing must cover the entire buttocks and extend a reasonable length to ensure modesty.
Vulgar, Offensive Messages
Students shall not wear clothing that display messages that are vulgar, offensive, obscene, or libelous; that demean others on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability; that promote alcohol or drug use or violence; or that are otherwise contrary to the school’s educational mission.
Students shall not wear pants that, when fastened, sag or fit below the waist. All pants must fit around the waist and be properly fastened.
Any attire or grooming deemed to be gang related is prohibited when such attire or grooming creates an atmosphere of threat, intimidation or undue pressure or disrupts the educational environment/process or interferes with curriculum goals/educational objectives.
· Shoes or sandals must be worn at all times on campus according to state law and for student safety.
· Body piercing that is a safety hazard and/or hinders performance in a classroom is not allowed.
· Wallet chains are not allowed.
· Students shall not wear hats in district buildings except for a medical or religious purpose.
· Students cannot wear slippers on campus.
Students and their parents/guardians have the responsibility to be aware of the school’s dress code and conform to these requirements. Each school will meet the minimum guidelines of the district dress code but may add other restrictions if the school administration deems it necessary. If a student or parent has any questions about whether specific attire or accessories are in compliance with the dress code, they should contact an Assistant Principal at their school site prior to wearing such attire or accessories to ensure compliance.
The school administration retains the final discretion to determine that the garment or accessory meets the dress code. Some exceptions may be made for uniforms, formal attire, and/or costumes.
ConsequencesAny student violating this policy is subject to disciplinary action including, but not limited to; warning, parent conference, after-school detention, community service, in-school suspension, or off-campus suspension. In addition, the student will remove the garment or accessory and replace it with an appropriate alternative provided by the school, student, or parent.