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STUDENT DRESS CODE
Education requires an orderly, structured, and productive environment. Since appropriate student dress contributes to a productive educational environment and inappropriate attire can be disruptive and/or non-conducive to the educational process, our school has the responsibility and the right to make decisions regarding student attire. Students may not be permitted to attend classes until attire that is deemed inappropriate by the school administration is corrected to meet school policy. To some degree, common sense and decency will be a factor in determining what is considered appropriate attire. Students should be aware that inappropriate dress is a violation of the Code of Student Conduct of Aiken County Public Schools.
Some basic guidelines for student dress are as follows:
- Students must wear shoes at all times (NO bedroom shoes or house shoes allowed).
- Students are not permitted to wear or display hats, caps, headbands, sweatbands, bandanas, or any head coverings at school. If any of these items are worn to school, then the student is to place the item in his/her locker before going to class. Such attire should remain in the locker until after school. Failure to follow these instructions may result in the items being confiscated by a school employee.
- Students are to wear clothing that appropriately covers their body. Clothing should fully cover the torso from neck to three inches above the knee in such a way that the midriff is fully covered and no undergarments are exposed.
- All shorts, skirts, and dresses can be no shorter than 3 inches above the knee.
- Leggings, jeggings, and yoga pants may be worn with a shirt, top, or dress that covers to mid-thigh.
- All female shirts need to have sleeves that are at least 3 inches wide.
- All male shirts must have sleeves.
- Pants are to be worn at or above the waistline. Students are not permitted to wear "sagging" pants at school.
- Students may not wear tight fitting clothing such as lycra/spandex pants, skirts, shorts, or tops if the clothing is not covered by attire that conforms to the school dress code.
- Students may not wear sunglasses at school. An exception will be made if a physician prescribes the sunglasses and sends a statement to the administration verifying a legitimate need for the student to wear sunglasses in order for the student to be able to attend school.
- Students may not wear or display clothing, jewelry, or any other item which contains words, phrases, pictures, and/or symbols which are considered to be disrespectful, offensive, abusive, obscene, profane, or otherwise disruptive and/or non-conducive to the educational environment.
- Students may not wear or display clothing, jewelry, or any other item that promotes illegal activities or behavior contrary to school, district, civil, state, or federal policies, rules, regulations, statutes, and/or laws.
Examples of inappropriate clothing include:
- Short skirts and shorts- Skirts and Shorts cannot be shorter than 3 inches (ID length) above the knee standing upright
- Opaque tights are not considered appropriate pants
- Pants with holes above the knee without sewn patches
- Pajamas or pajama-style pants
- See-through garments, tank tops, low-cut blouses or shirts (front or back), tops with spaghetti straps, tops without appropriate shoulder straps
- Clothing which exposes undergarments or the midriff when the arms are raised
- Clothing which expresses or implies profane or obscene language
- Clothing which depicts alcoholic beverages, drugs, and tobacco products
- Any item that “migrates” on its own, or that has to be pulled up, tugged down, stretched, or otherwise adjusted in order to cover the body.
If a student violates the dress code, he/she will be asked to report to his/her grade level administrator.
Dress Code Disciplinary consequences are:
|2nd offense||Warning / Parent Phone call|
|3rd offense||1 day In-school Suspension|
|4th offense||2 days in-school suspension/parent conference|
|5th offense||1 day of out-school suspension|
|6th offense||3 days of out-school suspension|
|7th offense||5 days of out-school suspension|
|8th offense||10 days of out-school suspension|
|9th offense||Recommendation for expulsion|