School Dress Guidelines
The West Perry School District permits a wide variety of clothes to be worn by students. Appropriate dress is a decision that is made by students and their parents/guardians. This decision must be made within the parameters outlined in the STUDENT DRESS CODE GUIDELINES.
Appropriate dress is REQUIRED of ALL students. Any clothing which is tight, torn, tattered or revealing that tends to disrupt the educational process is NOT ACCEPTABLE.
Types of dress considered inappropriateand unacceptable are as follows:
Ø Clothing displaying slogans/pictures which promote the use of SEX, DRUGS, TOBACCO, ALCOHOL, PROFANITY or VIOLENCE or suggest sexual innuendoes, gang-related behavior, lewd or illegal behavior or is derogatory to any racial, religious, disabled, age, gender, or ethnic group.
Ø MUSCLE shirts, NET/MESH shirts or TEAM JERSEYS – unless worn with a sleeved shirt.
Ø BIKINI tops or HALTER tops, TUBE tops, or LOW CUT tops that expose cleavage
Ø SLEEVELESS shirts which do not have at least a ONE (1) inch strap width or shirts with only one strap.
Ø Clothing that may expose the MIDRIFF or SIDE area when standing or sitting. The stomach and back area must be covered AT ALL TIMES.
Ø Any pants, shorts, or skirts that allow UNDERGARMENTS to show.
Ø BOXER SHORTS worn as an outer garment.
Ø SHORTS/SKIRTS/DRESSES which are shorter than MID-thigh in length – meaning fingertips must reach bottom of garment when standing with arms at side.
Ø SHORTS/SKIRTS/PANTS with writing across the buttocks region are not permitted.
Ø Spandex, running shorts or sliding shorts may NOT be worn as they are undergarments.
Ø LOUNGEWEAR or PAJAMAS.
Ø Footwear must be worn at all times with standard styles recommended. Clogs, sandals and flip-flops are discouraged for safety reasons.
Ø SNEAKERS with any rolling equipment (WHEELS) are not allowed.
Ø HATS, HEADGEAR and Bandanas are inappropriate apparel when worn inside a place of business. HEADBANDS, when used for the purpose of keeping hair from a student’s face for safety and comfort reasons, will be permitted.
Ø OUTWERWEAR, such as coats and jackets, other than hooded or zippered sweatshirts, need to be kept in locker or storage cubby.
Outerwear may be worn within the classroom with teacher permission if the temperature of the classroom deems it necessary.
Ø Clothing or accessories with ornamentation that presents possible danger or injury to the wearer or others (chains, spiked collars/wristbands, studded bracelets or belts) will not be permitted.
Any clothing the building administrator deems as interfering with the educational program will require a student to change.
If students continue to disregard the SCHOOL DRESS GUIDELINES, they will be required to CHANGE before returning to class and PARENTS WILL BE NOTIFIED. Further violations will be directed to the building administrator for disciplinary actions.