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Dress Code

DRESS CODE

The dress code violation includes wearing, decorating or adorning clothing that is inappropriate to the learning process.  Clothing that reveals undergarments, chest, breasts, navel, buttocks, or any private body part will be considered inappropriate for the school setting.  Any article that displays, suggests, promotes, or reveals a lewd, vulgar, unsafe, violent or sexual message through language, images and/or symbols is prohibited.

Noncompliance with the rules listed below may result in disciplinary action.

  1. All dresses, skirts and shorts must be no shorter than 5 inches above the knee cap, encompassing the whole circumference of the leg – front and back).

  2. No inappropriate signs, emblems, or language on clothing. Any article that displays, suggests, promotes, or reveals a lewd, vulgar, unsafe, violent or sexual message through language, images and/or symbols is prohibited.

  3. Leggings, jeggings, yoga pants and spandex are considered undergarments and must be worn with appropriate length attire over them (no shorter than 5 inches above the knee cap, encompassing the whole circumference of the leg – front and back).

  4. Hats, toboggans, bandannas, do-rags or any other head coverings are not permitted inside the building.  This includes knit bonnets or scarves. CCS policy forbids bandannas on school property. All Cumberland County Schools will make any necessary religious accommodations for any type of headgear or head coverings otherwise restricted or prohibited under existing individual school dress codes.

  5. All tank tops must have straps that are 3 fingers wide (2 inches) and completely cover undergarments (no straps showing). In addition, tank tops or sleeveless shirts must come all the way up to the armpit.

  6. Shirts that expose the chest, breasts, navel, buttocks, or torso are not allowed.

  7. Basketball jerseys without a sleeved t-shirt, belly shirts, racer-back shirts, spaghetti straps, and muscle shirts (compression) are not permitted.

  8. No bedroom attire or bedroom shoes.

  9. Athletic shorts MUST meet dress code requirements.

  10. No clothing that shows cleavage.

  11. No see-through tops or bottoms.

  12. No holes in clothes more than 5 inches above the knee cap.

  13. No sagging pants allowed.

  14. Boxers or gym shorts should not be seen above waistbands.

  15. No wallet chains or chains on clothes.

  16. No sunglasses on face indoors.

 

* Administration reserves the right to determine the appropriateness of any students dress at any time during the school day or at any school event.

Students who violate the dress code will face the following disciplinary actions:

First offense – Students will receive lunch detention and be required to change clothes.  A Parent or Guardian will be notified. The student will remain in ISS until appropriate clothing is provided.

Second offense – Student’s parent or guardian will be notified and student will serve 2 days of ISS.

Third offense – Short-term suspension (1 – 5 days).

Fourth offense – Short-term suspension (5 – 10 days).

No student shall receive Out of School Suspension based solely upon violation of an existing individual school dress code.

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Published by Catherine O'Horo on October 2, 2019