Area school dress code policies

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HOUSTON

 

Houston School District dress code policy

 

Good learning situations depend on the best possible behavior and attitude of the student. Students are encouraged to take pride in themselves and to strive to meet public expectations. Students should be neat and clean, thus reflecting favorably on themselves and the school.

Safety, health, and individual dignity provide the basis for any dress code. If clothing is disruptive to the learning situation or if it is embarrassing to others, steps will be taken to deal with the individual student.

It is believed by the administration that parents/legal guardians, as well as teachers, should recognize the main purpose of public education is to provide an education for the student that will allow them to become useful citizens in our society. Thus, any disruption or concerns caused by the student as a result of dress would call for appropriate disciplinary action by the school authorities.

Homeroom teachers will initially refer dress code violations to the office.

Teachers may at any time counsel with students about attire that may not be acceptable.

When there is doubt that students are not adhering to the dress code policy, the principal or his/her designee will render the final authority.

 

Houston Lower and Upper Elementary Schools Dress Code Policy

 

Students’ dress should be neat, clean, and presentable. In addition, the following rules apply to both male and female students:

  1. Shoes must be worn at all times. Due to transportation safety issues, flip flops or shoes that are not secured to the heel will not be allowed. Sandals with straps that prevent shoes from flopping on the feet will be allowed. Straps on shoes of any type should be fastened. Shoes with strings should be tied, not tucked into the shoes. Shoes that require shoe strings must have them. Shoes with wheels are not allowed at school.
  2. Hats and sunglasses are not to be worn to school.
  3. Halters, tank tops with thin spaghetti straps, bare or exposed midriffs, or other dress that is extreme in exposing the body or immodest shall not be worn at school. .
  4. Skirts and shorts must be near knees in length.
  5. Articles of clothing will not have profanity or indecent illustrations on them and shall not have slogans or pictures that illustrate alcohol or drugs. (These include, but are not limited to: sexy, booty, and panties .
  6. No sagging or drooping pants will be worn to school (these are indicative of gang related symbols . nor will slogans or writing of any kind be allowed on the buttocks on pants. Belts must be worn.
  7. The wearing of jewelry is only permissible to the extent that they are worn in a manner that is not likely to distract other students or disrupt the educational process. For example, visible body piercings, including the wearing of nose rings, eyebrow rings, rings in the tongue or lip is prohibited. Earrings are allowed in the ears only. Tattoos must not be visible.
  8. Leggings may be worn, but tops and skirts covering them must reach the knee area. Leggings may NOT be worn as pants

 

 

Houston Middle School Dress Code Policy

 

Students’ dress should be neat, clean, and presentable. In addition, the following rules apply to both male and female students:

  1. Shoes must be worn at all times. House shoes are not permitted. Shoelaces must be in shoes that require them and must be tied.
  2. Hats, caps, or other headgear, and sunglasses are not to be worn to school.
  3. Tube tops, halters, tank tops with thin spaghetti straps, bare or exposed midriffs, backless garments, or other dress that is extreme in exposing the body or immodest shall not be worn at school.
  4. Pajamas are not permitted.
  5. Skirts and shorts must be near knees in length.
  6. No leggings or jeggings of any material or color.
  7. Articles of clothing will not have profanity or indecent illustrations on them and shall not have slogans or pictures that illustrate alcohol or drugs.
  8. No drawstring pants will be allowed.
  9. No sagging or drooping pants will be worn to school (these are indicative of gang related symbols . nor will slogans or writing of any kind be allowed on the buttocks on pants. Pants must not have any holes in them that extremely expose the skin.
  10. All attire will be worn as intended; that is, belts fastened not hanging in front, suspenders and other clothes properly arranged.
  11. All male students will have shirt-tails tucked in. Male students must wear shirts with sleeves.
  12. The wearing of jewelry is only permissible to the extent that they are worn in a manner that is not likely to distract other students or disrupt the educational process. For example, visible body piercings, including the wearing of nose rings, eyebrow rings, rings in the tongue or lip is prohibited. Earrings are allowed in the ears only. Tattoos must not be visible.

 

Houston High School Dress Code Policy

 

Students’ dress should be neat, clean, and presentable. In addition, the following rules apply to both male and female students:

  1. Shoes must be worn at all times. House shoes are not permitted. Shoelaces must be in shoes that require them.
  2. Hats, caps, or other headgear, and sunglasses are not to be worn to school.
  3. Tube tops, halters, tank tops with thin spaghetti straps, bare or exposed midriffs, backless garments, or other dress that is extreme in exposing the body or immodest shall not be worn at school. Female students should wear shirts that cover the shoulder.
  4. Pajamas are not permitted.
  5. Skirts and shorts must touch the knee. Tights/leggings may only be worn with skirts or dresses that touch the knee.
  6. Articles of clothing will not have profanity, handguns, or indecent illustrations on them and shall not have slogans or pictures that illustrate alcohol or drugs.
  7. No drawstring pants will be allowed. Pregnant students must wear maternity clothes – no drawstring pants or sweats will be allowed.
  8. No sagging or drooping pants will be worn to school (these are indicative of gang related symbols . nor will slogans or writing of any kind be allowed on the buttocks on pants. Pants must not have any holes that allow you to see skin in them.
  9. All attire will be worn as intended; that is, belts fastened not hanging in front, suspenders and other clothes properly arranged.
  10. All male students will have shirt tails tucked in and wear a belt. Male students must wear shirts with sleeves.
  11. The wearing of jewelry is only permissible to the extent that they are worn in a manner that is not likely to distract other students or disrupt the educational process. For example, visible body piercings, including the wearing of nose rings, eyebrow rings, rings in the tongue or lip is prohibited. Earrings are allowed in the ears only. Tattoos must not be visible.

 

 

East Webster Dress Code

 

The following rules shall be enforced during school hours and bus transportation to and from school.

  1. No hats, caps, head cover, hair curlers, hair picks and combs, or dark glasses will be allowed.
  2. Earrings, ear pins, or other ear ornaments shall not be worn by any male student.
  3. Nose pins/rings or tongue pins/rings shall not be worn by any student.
  4. Clothing with holes will not be worn. Garments with undesirable writing or symbols of any type (e.g. alcoholic beverages, political, racial, sexual connotations, tobacco products, marijuana, or other drug symbols, gang, satanic . will not be worn.
  5. Shirts and blouses must cover the shoulders and cover all undergarments. Shirts and blouses must also be long enough to cover the midriff when arms are raised.
  6. Sagging pants are not allowed. Pants must be worn at the waist and be of proper fit. If belts, suspenders or overalls are worn, they must be fastened properly. Male students must wear their shirts tucked in their pants.
  7. In Grades 7-12, shorts may be worn no shorter than knee length.
  8. In Grades 7-12, skirts and split of skirts may be worn no shorter than knee length.
  9. Any garment, lack of garment, or design of garment that is too revealing and would tend to provoke inappropriate or uncomplimentary remarks shall not be worn.
  10. Shoes will be worn at all times.
  11. Athletic shorts will not be allowed.
  12. Jerseys may be worn; however they must be tucked in pants.
  13. Leggings may be worn; however you must wear shorts or a skirt that is knee length.

 

All dress code violations shall be reported to the office. The building principal has the right to make the final decision on any questionable clothing. Students in violation of the dress code will be required to comply.

Inappropriate dress must be corrected by calling a parent to bring proper clothing, checking out to change, or remaining in the office until the violation is corrected.

Time missed from class/school will be subject to being unexcused and students will receive a zero for any work missed. Students who violate the dress code shall be subject to paddling, detention or suspension.

 

 

Vardaman Schools Dress code

 

Dress Code

Appropriate clothing for school is simple, comfortable, and practical. It does not distract from the focus on learning. The administrators of the district recommend the following.

 

Voluntary Uniform: Students should wear pants or skirts of khaki colored colored fabric with a t-shirt, sweatshirt, or polo style shirt in school colors. T-shirts in school colors will be sold at each school at a reasonable cost.

Students who do not choose to wear the uniform must remember that the following will not be allowed:

 

  1. holes, patches, emblems, and clothing with designs, or written slogans in poor tastes, or writing on the rear of pants;
  2. pajamas and house shoes;
  3. extremely tight or reveling clothing, or oversized clothing;
  4. clothing that does not cover the midriff or reveals cleavage
  5. shorts or short skirts at middle or high school levels, (All clothing must be at or below the knee. . or short shorts at the elementary level,
  6. spaghetti-strap shirts
  7. shirts that cover only one shoulder
  8. shirts unbuttoned;
  9. belts which are not buckled
  10. males in Grades 4 and up must wear shirttails tucked in with a belt on and proper fitted pants with pockets at the hip level.
  11. trench coats and duster style coats are not allowed.
  12. jewelry that is a health or safety hazard or that depicts weapons of violence, drugs, or alcohol may not be worn. Jewelry in pierced body parts is not allowed except in the ears. Jewelry with spikes is not allowed.
  13. leggings that are worn without the accompanying clothing following rule rule #5 above
  14. muscle shirts or sleeveless jerseys without a t-shirt under them
  15. sunglasses, hats, caps, do rags, or other headgear on school property or school buses.

 

At the principal’s discretion, clubs, athletics, etc. may be allowed to deviate for the dress code to participate in special events, i.e. pep rally, field trip, school picture day, etc.

At the principal’s discretion, school organizations may be allowed to wear the appropriate organizational uniform only on designated days.

All students must wear shoes while at school. Pants must always be worn at the waistline.

All students must follow the dress code at all school events unless given permission by principal.

 

 

Houlka Attendance Center dress code

 

Dress/Grooming Policies

 

Dress and grooming codes are based upon certain sound foundations; they are not just arbitrarily selected and dictatorially enforced for no cause. Laws surrounding indecent exposure, conditions necessitating safety and personal well being, health and sanitation are some of the basic fundamentals. Conditions conducive to learning must not be impaired because of temporary and individualized fads. In order for some students to be able to cope with even larger restrictions and responsibilities, they must learn while still in school to observe regulations set forth for the group as a whole. Keeping this total concept in mind and realizing a need to satisfy peer group desires for current fashions, the Board will make an effort periodically to restructure the dress and grooming code according to current conditions.

 

School Dress Code K-12

• Students must wear clothing that is comfortable, clean, in good repair, and school appropriate.

• Clothing and other items that students wear to school must not disrupt the educational process nor create any form of school disturbance.

• Students will be required to wear clothing as garments are intended to be worn and in such a manner that is appropriate for school.

• Boys must wear pants with belt at the waistline with shirts tucked in. A student whose pants are not sitting at the waist may be required to tighten their pants using a zip tie to prevent pants from falling below the waist. If a student refuses to wear one or cuts off the zip tie, he will be placed in ISS, or a parent will have to come and pick him up.

• Students in grades 7-12 cannot wear shorts.

• Girls may wear Capri pants as long as they are around mid-calf length.

• Overall straps must be fastened properly.

• All skirts/dresses must be at least touching the knee, leggings may only be worn underneath knee-length skirt.

• Shoes must be worn at all times; thongs and slippers shall not be worn.

• No shoes may be worn which have rollers in the heels.

• Shirts shall be long enough to cover the stomach and shall not be unbuttoned.

• A neat well-trimmed mustache and/or goatee is permitted.

• Earrings must be worn in earlobes only. For student safety, no other body piercing with rings or other jewelry is permitted.

• Because of student safety, no tongue studs will be allowed.

 

Inappropriate items include but are not limited to the following:

• Any items symbolic of gang attire. Any notches in eyebrows will result in suspension and parental notification that the eyebrows must be regrown. Students will be allowed to return to school if the eyebrows are colored in permanently and show re-growth. If a students cuts notches in his/her eyebrows after a first incident, the student will be disciplined according to customary gang related procedures which is a 10 day suspension until the problem is resolved.

• Clothing with logos or wording promoting/referring to alcohol, tobacco, or drugs or clothing with obscene language or gestures.

• Clothing containing slogans or logos depicting vandalism, bigotry, violence, sexual connotations, suicide, fraternities, sororities, secret organizations, or those with double meaning.

• Any top that is revealing. Examples are tank tops, cut-off tops, tube tops, halter tops, bathing suits, sports bras, or midriffs, muscle shirts, etc. Sleeveless shirts may not be worn by boys. Girls may wear sleeveless shirts that are modest and do not reveal undergarments, no racerback tops.

• Spiked accessories, chains, including those attached to wallets, belt loops, jewelry, or other accessorie/items.

• Clothing with holes, cuts, or tears.

• Hats, bandannas, visors, sunglasses, or other headwear, wrist bands. Students are not to wear grooming instruments (rollers/curlers, picks, brushes, etc. . in their hair, no girl’s headgear.

• No pajama tops or bottoms/sleep pants of other clothing designed for nightwear may be worn.

• Trench coats worn blow the knee are not allowed.

• No grills or other willfully worn devices are to be used which might artificially hinder student’s ability to speak properly.

In all instances, the appropriateness or Inappropriateness of school dress will be determined by school administrators, considering the style or manner in which the clothing is worn or it’s fit. Students who are dressed inappropriately will be required to call their parents to bring a change of clothes that conforms to the dress code. Continued abuse of the dress code will result in disciplinary action.

 

 

Okolona School District Dress code

 

All students in kindergarten through grades twelve (k-12) are required to wear school uniforms.

Okolona Public Schools believe that a positive school environment is a major factor in high student achievement. There are many factors that lead to a positive learning environment. Safety, discipline, and school unity are three of those factors.

Okolona Public School believe that wearing school uniforms is one way to achieve all there of these goals. School uniforms, which refers to wearing the same style / or color of dress, can create a safe environment because they help to identify non-school persons.

 

High School Uniforms

Female

• Maroon or white polo shirts, short or long-sleeved

Maroon or white Oxford shirts, short or long sleeves

Maroon or white turtleneck

Maroon vest or sweater

Khaki dress or uniform pants

Khaki walking shorts to the knee

Khaki Capri pants

Khaki skirts to the knee

 

Males

Maroon or white polo shirts, short or long-sleeved

Maroon or white Oxford shirts, short or long sleeves

Maroon or white turtleneck

Maroon vest or sweater

Khaki dress or uniform pants

Khaki walking shorts to the knee

 

All students

Belts must be worn at all times

Shoes must be worn at all times

Caps and headbands may not be worn

No denim-type material or tight-fitting clothes permitted

No warm-up pants, sweat pants or wind suit pants

Shirts may not reveal the belly-button area f the stomach

Sagging is not permitted

Pants are not allowed with holes above the knee

All jackets must be black, white, khaki or maroon

 

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