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Student Handbook - Dress Code

At Forest Park, students dress needs to reflect a positive learning community. All students are expected to dress and groom themselves neatly and appropriately. While fashions may change, the reason for being in school does not. The restrictions we have deal with apparel that tends to disrupt the class or take away from an appropriate learning environment. Dress will be modified for “school spirit” days.

 

The following types of apparel are not permitted:

  • Hats, bandannas and other headgear, sunglasses, and items with hanging chains.
  • Clothing with inappropriate, sexual, or vulgar messages, reference to drugs, alcohol, tobacco, gangs, or weapons.
  • Clothing that reveals ANY part of undergarments. Pants, shorts and skirts must be worn at the waist level and secured with a belt when necessary. Sleepwear is not permitted.
  • Skin tight and stretchy materials such as pencil skirts, leggings, jeggings, etc. These cannot be worn without being covered by dress code appropriate tops.
  • All tops must have a sleeve and cover the midriff and both shoulders.
  • Revealing or provocative clothing, including shirts that expose the cleavage area, expose bra straps, or have extended armpits.
  • Shorts and skirts must be “fingertip length”. Shorts and skirts must still meet dress code requirements when leggings are worn.
  • Outdoor attire (jackets, vests, or coats) are not permitted in classrooms.
  • Protective footwear must be worn in the building at all times.
  • The wearing of clothing, jewelry, or makeup may not cause distractions in any way.

 

In no situation will dress or grooming be allowed that would, in the opinion of the administration, be disruptive or interfere with the learning process, be unsafe or harmful, be not in keeping with good health standards, the cause of excess maintenance problems or be considered indecent or uncomfortable to the viewer.

 

Dress Code Violations: Students will be required to make necessary clothing adjustment, change into available apparel (gym clothes), or arrange for a parent to bring acceptable clothing.   Repeated offenses will result in disciplinary actions.