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Dress Standards

Dress Standards

The primary standards for student dress are to be neat and clean while at school and to conform to the Westminster School District Student Dress Standards.

Generally, students are not to be attired in clothing which compromises safety or modesty or is disruptive to the educational process.

  1. STUDENTS ARE PROHIBITED FROM WEARING APPAREL OR SHOES THAT:
    1. Are considered unsafe, dangerous or a health hazard, including “flip flops”, bedroom slippers, soft-soled moccasins, backless shoes, sandals, heels higher than 2 1/2 inches, earrings, jewelry, or other articles which may present a safety hazard.
    2. Contain offensive or obscene symbols, pictures, signs, slogans or words degrading any gender, cultural, religious or ethnic values.
    3. Contain language, pictures, or symbols that are suggestive or have double meaning oriented toward lewdness, obscenity, vulgarity, violence, vandalism, sex, drugs, or other illegal substances or activities such as graffiti.
  2. STUDENTS ARE PROHIBITED FROM WEARING ATTIRE DISRUPTIVE TO THE INSTRUCTIONAL PROCESS which may include, but is not limited to:
    1. Bare midriffs
    2. Halter tops, crop tops, tube tops, net tops, or tank tops with spaghetti straps (undergarments shall not be visible at any time–male and female)
    3. Plain white t-shirts
    4. Short shorts
    5. Jogging shorts
    6. Gym shorts (except physical education uniforms)
    7. Exercise tights
    8. Pajamas
    9. Bathing suits
    10. Cut-up clothing
    11. Tight or revealing clothing
    12. Plunging necklines (front or back)
    13. See-through, strapless, or backless garments
    14. Clothing, jewelry or makeup that is disruptive, including hair that is multi-colored, unnaturally colored, or styled in a way that is disruptive to the educational process.
    15. Clothing which allows underwear to be exposed
  3. STUDENTS ARE PROHIBITED FROM WEARING GANG-RELATED APPAREL which may include, but is not limited to:
    1. Chains
    2. Hair nets
    3. Monikers or other gang markings
    4. Bandanas which signify gang membership
    5. Jewelry with gang symbols
    6. Khakis worn with Pendleton-type shirts
    7. Gang-related overalls
    8. Web, untied or dangling belts
    9. Gang-related shoes
    10. Overalls with straps hanging down (straps must be appropriately fastened)
    11. Initial belts
    12. Facial piercings other than ears
    13. Any combination of clothing which law enforcements agencies currently consider gang-related (these may change frequently)
    14. Oversized shirts (shirts must be hemmed, square cut; no hanging shirt-tails)
    15. Oversized pants (pants must fit appropriately at the crotch and waist–not larger than 1″ of waist size; pant leg may be no more than 5″ of excess material and must be hemmed; may not drag the ground)

As stated in the Board Policy, in the final analysis, the principal’s evaluation shall prevail.