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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

DRESS CODE

 

     

Although DuPont Elementary does not have a formal dress code please reference the following information as a guide. The appearance of our students reflects the quality of the school as well as students’ conduct and attitude.  According to School Board policy, clothing, accessories or grooming that is or may become potentially disruptive to the classroom atmosphere or education process shall not be permitted. The definition of disruptive is considered anything that causes disorder. Disorder keeps teachers from teaching and students from learning. In order to promote a positive school image and an atmosphere conducive to learning we rely on the parent to monitor the appropriate dress of the child before he or she comes to school. Students are encouraged to dress in a manner that reflects pride in themselves and their school. Therefore, we request that the following guidelines are followed for appropriate school dress in order to generate a climate of neatness, cleanliness, self-respect and safety:

  • Clothing items such as, but not limited to: shirts, jackets, or coats with pictures and writing concerning drugs, alcohol, tobacco, obscenity, vulgarity, and violence/aggression are not permitted.
  • All clothing must be size appropriate (neither undersized or oversized).
  • Pants/shorts are to be worn at the waist.
  • Shirts such as, but not limited to: revealing shirts, spaghetti straps, halter or crop tops, bare midriffs, see through tops or muscle shirts are not permitted.
  • Shorts must be fingertip or knee length and skirts, or dresses must be mid-thigh or longer.
  • Make-up is not permitted to be worn at school.
  • Socks and tennis shoes must be worn at all times. Therefore, no backless shoes or opened toed shoes are permitted at any time. These include, but are not limited to: flip flops, crocks, sandals, heelys (shoes with wheels), stacks, heels, and boots, unless an activity specifies otherwise or a special occasion has been scheduled. The purpose of this requirement is due to safety issues in physical education and at recess.
  • Coats and sports caps are not permitted to be worn inside the classroom or building during school hours. However, sweatshirts and sweaters may be worn.
  • Accessories such as, but not limited to: silly band bracelets, large jewelry, large hoops or dangling earrings are not permitted.  No bandannas or sweat bands may be worn on the head.
  • ***No visible fake tattoos
  • Lights on shirts, shoes, or other are not permitted.
  • Music on shirts, shoes, or other are not permitted.

 

***If a child is dressed inappropriately, the parent will be notified immediately via dress code violation form and may be required to provide appropriate clothing at that time that is conducive to a positive and safe learning environment.

***Although there may be a difference of opinion as to what constitutes appropriate dress, the final decision will rest with the Principal or Designee. Dress Code is subject to revision.

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