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Dress Code and Grooming Standards

The Grenada Elementary School District takes pride in the appearance of our students.  All students are expected to dress and groom themselves neatly in clothes that are suitable for school activities.  Students wearing inappropriate dress will be issued a school t-shirt to wear or parents will be contacted and asked to bring their student appropriate dress.In order to promote and maintain a school climate and environment that minimizes distractions and supports learning, it is important that attention to appropriate dress is strictly adhered to. Please be aware of the following guidelines:

The following rules are to be followed:

1.   Students’ clothes must not offer a safety hazard; shoes or sandals with heel straps must be worn at all times.  In addition, appropriate footwear must be worn for physical education.

2.  Clothing and jewelry shall be free of messages, pictures, or any other insignias which are vulgar, offensive, obscene, sexually suggestive, or libelous; that denigrate others or represent groups that denigrate others on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability; or that promote alcohol, drug use or violence.

3. Hats, caps, and other head covering shall not be worn in the district buildings except for a medical or religious purpose with the sole exception of the cafeteria.  Bandanas worn as headgear are prohibited.

4.   Decency and good taste should be reflected in all apparel.  The following guidelines on brief clothing are examples and do not cover all situations.  Students shall not wear tank tops, halter tops, garments with spaghetti straps, or strapless garments.  Garments that are “see-through,” cut low, or expose one’s midriff are not acceptable. Sleeveless garments must extend to the end of the shoulders and fit closely under the arms.  Mini-skirts, which are revealing in a sitting or bending position, do not meet the standard of good taste. Undergarments must not be visible.

5.   Shorts must reach the length of the longest fingertips of each individual student.Fingertip length is determined by students standing straight with arms resting next to their sides.  Gym shorts may not be worn in classes other than physical education.

6.    Students shall not wear pants or shorts that, when fastened, sag or fit below the waist.  All pants or shorts must fit around the waist and be properly fastened. The size of the pants shall be appropriate to the student’s body size and shall not be unduly “oversized” or unduly “form fitting.” Belts are optional and if worn must be of appropriate size and fastened in a customary manner.

7.    Hair shall be clean and neatly groomed. Hair may not be sprayed by any coloring that would drip when wet. Hair dye shall be a natural color, with the exception of temporary dyes used during spirit days and or dress up days as part of a costume.

8. Shoes shall be worn at all times. Shoes need to be closed toe and heel so as to protect the entire foot. For safety reasons flip-flops, sandals, slippers and wheelie shoes are not allowed. Shoes need to be appropriately tied at all times.

Coaches and teachers may impose more stringent dress requirements to accommodate the special needs of certain sports and/or classes.

Students who are in violation of the dress code will be sent to the office and given the opportunity to correct the problem.  Repeat offenders may face disciplinary action.

Not every situation can be covered in the dress code guidelines. Therefore, school administration has the right to determine whether any attire or grooming is disruptive or detrimental to the learning process. Violation of dress code may lead to disciplinary actions.

The administration has the final word on appropriate clothing.