Dress Code

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(Policy JIC)  There are personal hygiene and safety factors directly related to proper dress and grooming.  Furthermore, experience points to a direct correlation between proper dress/grooming and the successful operation of a school with respect to discipline.  In accordance with district policy, we expect our students to meet the following dress and grooming standards:
•    Items that disrupt the educational mission shall not be allowed. Personal items such as clothing, paraphernalia, jewelry, backpacks, fanny packs, gym bags, water bottles, etc., shall be free of writing, pictures, or any other insignias, which are crude, vulgar, profane, violent, or sexually suggestive.
•    Items which bare advertising, promotions and likeness of tobacco, alcohol, or drugs or which are contrary to the educational mission shall not be allowed.
•    All students shall maintain their hair, mustaches, sideburns, and beards in a clean, well-groomed manner. Hair which is so conspicuous, extreme, and odd in color or style that it draws undue attention or tends to disrupt or interfere with the learning atmosphere at the school, shall not be allowed.
•    All students shall wear clean clothing. Clothing, jewelry, accessories, and piercings which are so conspicuous, extreme, or odd that they may draw undue attention or tend to disrupt, interfere with or pose a health or safety issue to the learning atmosphere at the school, shall not be allowed.
•    Students shall not wear clothes that are mutilated (torn, with holes or frayed), cut off or immodest, e.g. short shorts, mini skirts, bare midriffs, halter-tops, spaghetti straps, tank shirts, or similar clothing. Clothing shall cover the midriff, underwear, backs, and cleavage at all times. Skirts, dresses and shorts must be at least mid-thigh length or longer when seated.
•    Leggings underneath short skirts, shorts, or jeans with holes do not make the clothing acceptable.
•    Military clothing or insignias which are part of the official uniform of the U.S. Armed Forces are not to be worn except where authorized by law. (Wearing of the military uniform is regulated by provisions of Utah State Code Title 18988 Code 76-8-514)
•    Hats of any kind are not allowed within the building except as part of an approved activity, or for religious, or medical purposes.
•    School officials may require students to wear certain types of clothing for health or safety reasons in connection with certain specialized activities.
•    Gang-related clothing, colors, and paraphernalia shall not be allowed in schools or activities. School officials will determine what constitutes “gang” clothing, colors, and paraphernalia after consultation with law enforcement agencies as needed. 
•    Shoes shall be worn at all times that insure safety and hygiene (no house slippers).
•    Backpacks, purses, and sling backs may not be carried to and from class or lunch. They are to remain in lockers during school hours.