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AMENDMENT TO DRESS CODE POLICY
Date: September 9, 2014
The Northside “Dress Code” seeks to promote attire that prepares the Career and College seeking student with “Professional Modesty.
*Professional – engaged in, or suitable for a profession or skilled practitioner
*Modesty- the state or quality of being disinclined to call attention to oneself in speech, behavior or attire. (Moderation & simplicity)
*Taken from The American Heritage College Dictionary, 2000
The dress and appearance of students has a significant effect upon conduct and behavior while at school. The purpose of the NORTHSIDE High dress code is not to censure individual expression but to help maintain an atmosphere conducive to learning and free of distractions. School administration, faculty, and staff reserve the right to deem student attire inappropriate. If dress is inappropriate, the student will conceal or remove the inappropriate attire for the remainder of the school day or a parent will be called to bring appropriate attire to the student. Students who are referred for a dress code violation will have an alternate setting until a change of clothing is obtained. School administration may provide proper attire in the event the parent is unable to be contacted. If dress is deemed inappropriate, student will immediately report to the In-School Suspension room for the remainder of the day. There will be no opportunity for the student to change clothes, or call home for a change of clothes. Time out of class will not be excused. All students and parents are asked to assist the school in carrying out this policy.
As a result, the following dress code will be adhered to:
a. Headgear, including sunglasses, is not permitted to be worn inside any building. This applies to both male and female students. This includes, but is not limited to, hats, sweatbands, hoods, do-rags and bandannas.
b. Shirts and blouses that expose the back or midriff (stomach) are not permitted. Strapless tops or any top that exposes undergarments are also prohibited. Shirts must not expose cleavage. Spaghetti strap or racer back tops are not permitted. Sheer or “see-through” garments are only permitted when the articles of clothing underneath are in compliance with the dress code.
c. Tank tops are not permitted attire for girls or boys. Shirts must be worn at all times (this includes during physical education class).
d. No bare backs; no visible undergarments.
e. Leggings,” Jeggings” or Yoga pants must be worn with a skirt, pants, shorts, or dresses that abide by the mid-thigh rule. Excessively tight clothing will not be permitted.
f. No jeans with holes above mid- thigh.
g. Shorts or skirts are acceptable dress if the length is to the middle of the thigh.h. All dresses, skirts and shorts must abide by the mid thigh rule.
i. Clothing that is disruptive to the educational setting is prohibited.
j. Clothing, that is representative of gang affiliation, promotes alcohol, tobacco, illegal substances, contains sexually inappropriate language, weapons and profanity is not permitted at school or any school sponsored event.
k. Pajamas, pajama bottoms or bedroom slippers are not permitted. This includes exam days.
l. Baggy pants or shorts that establish a belt line below the hipbone or show underwear while the student is walking or sitting is not allowed. SAGGING IS NOT PERMITTED!
m. Footwear must be worn at all times. Soft soled bedroom slippers/ shower shoes/flip flops are not acceptable footwear. Shoes that do not have hard soles are considered to be unsafe, and are therefore not permitted to be worn at school.
n. Blankets will not be used as substitute for sweaters or coats.
o. Chains hanging from clothes are not appropriate accessories for school.
p. Excessively loose or tight clothing will not be permitted.
q. *Repeated Dress Code Violations will result in ISS and any other consequence deemed appropriate by administration.
AMENDMENT TO DRESS CODE POLICY
Date: September 9, 2014\