Dress Code and Hair Care
We believe that the clothing worn by students should be the choice of the parents and child, knowing that good taste prevails. However, students’ dress that becomes disruptive to a learning situation will not be permitted.
The clothing should be practical, i.e., dress according to the activities in which the children normally engage. We encourage children to wear tennis shoes because they provide greater support when they are playing outside at recess. If they do not wear tennis shoes, we ask that they wear shoes with straps on the back of the shoes--again for safety issues. Hats, scarves, and kerchiefs may be worn at recess, but not in the school.
Weather permitting, and when temperatures including wind chill are above 20°F, all children will be expected to go outdoors for recess. Please be sure to remind your child to wear hats, boots, and gloves when they are needed for warmth and protection.
Please be aware of what message is being portrayed on articles of clothing. We ask that children not wear clothing, jewelry, hats, etc., that promote or advertise drugs, alcohol, tobacco, profanity or violence through pictures or words. We know that you’re as concerned as we are about the many “messages” our children receive about drugs, alcohol, tobacco, violence, negative attitudes, etc., through radio, television, popular music, magazines, and apparel. It is important that you take this matter seriously and monitor what your children wear to school. Clothing should be neat, clean, fit properly, and be appropriate for current weather conditions.
Student dress that is disruptive to the learning situation will not be permitted (Clarification: This would include clothing that is too tight or too sparse such as t-shirts with spaghetti straps). Mesh shirts and midriff blouses are also viewed as disruptive to the learning environment. Shorts are permitted, but they must be knuckle length.
The learning atmosphere can be disrupted when students alter their hair. Therefore, we ask that students refrain from using food coloring, sprays, and other commercial products which temporarily color their hair.