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Dress Code

Expectations for students’ dress and appearance at school are grounded in the belief that school is a student's place of work. As such, students must dress appropriately for their work at school to ensure maximum engagement in learning and minimal distractions. Similarly, the expectations for dress and appearance apply to school-related functions. As in past years, student dress and appearance cannot be disruptive to the educational process. It is the school’s expectation that students will not wear the following in school:

  1. Halter, tube and spaghetti strap tops;
  2. Headgear: hats, visors, sweatbands, bandanas and hoods (unless approved)
  3. Visible undergarments
  4. Hoodies
  5. Bare midriffs and low cut tops
  6. Short shorts and micro-miniskirts
  7. Clothing referencing drugs, alcohol and tobacco products
  8. Clothing with vulgar, offensive or sexually suggestive remarks/images.
  9. Leggings may be worn, but must be covered by a top, shorts or a skirt that adheres to the finger-tip rule.

Three-Finger/Fingertip Rule

Shirts must cover the shoulders. Sleeveless shirts must have straps that are at a minimum, three-fingers in width.

Shorts and skirts must be no shorter than fingertips’ length when hands are placed at sides. Students whose dress or appearance is deemed disruptive to the educational process will be asked to change to more suitable dress and parents will be notified.