Dress Code

PUPIL PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION

 

Series 500

 

Policy Title:  Student Dress Code                                    Code No.  523

 

It is the policy of this school district that students shall dress in a manner which is appropriate for an effective educational environment.  While recognizing the importance of allowing students to express their individuality through their attire, the school is responsible for ensuring that student dress is conducive to a positive and respectful environment for all students.  All students are, therefore, required to dress in a manner that promotes a safe and healthy school environment, and is not disruptive of the educational climate and process.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

Student Dress Code ColorsSolid Colors: Black, Tan, Gray, Orange or White (Upper & Lower body).

 

No brand logos, graphics, or numbers/letters larger than two (1) 2 inches in diameter, other than those related to FHS, FMS, FES.

 

All items must cover appropriately and fit properly.  No revealing clothing, such as see-through, torn above the knee, etc.

 

*Principal discretion on all questions, concerns, etc.

 

UPPER BODY:  Solid Black, Tan, Gray, Orange or White.  May be trimmed in any of these colors, or may be in a combination of these colors; but may not be a pattern such as checks, stripes, plaid, or any other repeating patterns.

 

A solid color, collared shirt must be worn.  The shirt may be trimmed in a different dress code color or may be in a combination of dress code colors; but may not be a pattern such as checks, stripes, plaid, or any other repeating patterns. The collar must be at least 1 ½ inches.  Collars must be visible and be able to fold over or stand up.

Sweatshirts/hoodies that are in solid school colors are not required to have collars on or under, but must still have sleeves.  Sweatshirts/hoodies that are related to school-sanctioned Fruitland activities are not required to have collars on or under, but must still have sleeves.  Main color of sweatshirt/hoodie must be one of the dress code colors.  If sweatshirt/hoodie is removed, remaining shirt must have a collar.

 

No sleeveless shirts.

 

Collared jumpers & dresses must be solid dress code colors.

 

Undershirts & T-shirts, if worn, must be solid dress code colors.  These can only be worn underneath a collared shirt or under a proper sweatshirt/hoodie that meets the requirements above.

 

No hoods may be worn on heads in the buildings.

 

No hats allowed in the buildings.

 

Hoodies and sweatshirts worn as outerwear must adhere to upper body requirements, as stated above, when worn indoors.

 

LOWER BODY:  Solid Black, Tan, Gray, Orange or White

 

NO sweatpants/athletic wear regardless of color.

 

Leggings, yoga pants, spandex, or tights must be covered by a skirt, dress, or shorts that reach to the knee.  Skirts, shorts, dresses, sweaters must be knee length (at the knee or below the knee).  (FES exempt this rule)

 

OUTER WEAR (Coats and jackets for outdoor protection)

 

Coats and jackets must be stored in lockers at FMS or classrooms at FES.

 

Hoodies and sweatshirts worn as outerwear must adhere to upper body requirements, as stated above, when worn indoors.

 

Trench coats are prohibited.

 

PROHIBITIONS

 

The following prohibitions will be enforced when the student is on school premises or at any school sponsored event, regardless of location:

 

  1. Students are prohibited from wearing or carrying, clothing, accessories or jewelry, or displaying piercings or tattoos, which, by picture, symbol, or word, depict or allude to any of the following:
  2. Drug usage, including alcohol, tobacco, and vaping;
  3.  Controlled substances of any kind;
  4. Drug paraphernalia;
  5. Gangs;
  6. Violence;
  7. Sexually explicit, lewd, indecent, or offensive material; or
  8. Illegal acts.
  9. Students are prohibited from wearing, using, or carrying, any clothing, jewelry, or other attire or accessories, or displaying tattoos, emblems, symbols, signs, or codes, which are evidence of membership or affiliation in any gang.
  10. Students are prohibited from wearing clothing which reveals a student’s breasts, abdomen, or buttocks.
  11. Students are prohibited from wearing head coverings in school buildings during class hours, except as may specifically be authorized by the building administrator or designee.
  12. Students are required to wear shoes or other footwear in school buildings, unless the building administrator or designee indicates otherwise.
  13. The building administrator or designee may identify additional dress code requirements to address specific needs within a building or for a specific activity.

DISCIPLINE

 

Disciplinary actions for violation of this policy may include suspension and/or expulsion.

 

ACTIVITY DAYS

 

The Board of Trustees must approve any deviation from the student dress code policy.

 

DEFINITIONS

 

  1. “Controlled substance” includes, but is not limited to, opiates; opium derivatives; hallucinogenic substances, including cocaine, and cannabis and synthetic equivalents of the substances contained in the plant; any material, compound, mixture, or preparation with substances having a depressant effect on the central nervous system; and stimulants.
  2. “Drug” includes any alcohol or malt beverage, any inhalant, any tobacco product, any controlled substance as defined above, any illegal substance, any look-alike or counterfeit drug, any medication not approved and registered by the school authorities, and/or any substance which is intended to alter mood.
  3. “Drug paraphernalia” includes all equipment, products, and materials of any kind which are used, intended for use, or designated for use, in planting, propagating, cultivating, growing, harvesting, manufacturing, compounding, converting, producing, processing, preparing, testing, analyzing, packaging, repackaging, storing, containing, injecting, ingesting, inhaling, or otherwise introducing into the human body a controlled substance as defined in this policy.
  4. “On school premises or at any school-sponsored activity, regardless of location” includes, but is not limited to, buildings and grounds on the school campus, school buses, school parking areas, and the location of any school-sponsored activity.

 

ADOPTED:                                                                                                                                                                                                                     LEGAL REFERENCE:

  • Idaho Code Section 33-512

 

REVISED:

4-14-08

5-10-10

4-9-12

5-14-12

5-22-13

4-14-14