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Student Dress Code

ATWATER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT STUDENT DRESS CODE
 
The final school-level decisions as to the suitability of dress and grooming shall rest with the administration.
 
Appropriate dress and good grooming contribute to a positive atmosphere and promote student safety. Our students are
expected to dress for success each day. Mitchell Senior Staff in accordance with California Education Code, Section 48907,
and with the best interest of our students, school, school-sponsored activities, and community in mind, adopts the following
middle school dress code. We appreciate your support and adherence to these guidelines.
  • Pants/shorts will be worn at the waist level without the need to use a belt. All belts must be worn through the loops.
  • Backless, strapless, low-cut necklines, bare midriff tops, spaghetti straps, crop tops, and tube tops are considered inappropriate for school and shall not be worn. Straps must be at least one inch wide, and only one strap may be visible.
  • Garments that show underclothing or expose the mid-section are a distraction and may not be worn at school.
  • Shorts, skirts and dresses must be at least “finger-tip length” to be worn at school.
  • Any clothing (i.e. pants or shirts) with holes must have clothing underneath if above “finger-tip length” or in any other inappropriate location which may cause a distraction.
  • Footwear must be worn at all times. Steel-toed shoes, cleats, or shoes with wheels shall not be worn at school. Students must have appropriate footwear at all times. Students must have appropriate footwear for PE..
  • Only Mitchell Senior School purchased hats or caps are allowed on campus. Hats may not be altered in any way. They must be worn in a forward position and taken off when indoors. Hoods of sweatshirts may not be worn indoors.
  • Pajama tops, bottoms, and/or slippers will not be allowed.
  • Clothing, accessories, or jewelry with inappropriate language, pictures, inferences, or symbols which tend to mock, ridicule, provoke, demean, or display words or pictures associated with alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, gangs, sex, drugs, or items associated with alcohol, tobacco, sex, or drug use shall not be worn at school.
  • Sunglasses may be worn on campus. They must be removed when indoors.
  • Accessories that may cause injury such as, but not limited to spiked jewelry, studded collars, safety pins, chains or long belts will not be allowed.
  • Hairspray/gel, make-up, and cologne/perfume may not to be brought to school. Only non-aerosol deodorant may be kept in the PE lockers. No face paint may be worn unless allowed during dress up days.
  • Professional sport team and College/University apparel is only allowed during dress-up days or on College Wednesdays.
  • Bandanas are not allowed to be worn except for school dress up days. Students wearing solid red or blue bandanas during dress up days may be asked to remove the item by any staff member.
  • Congregation of students wearing like colors may be perceived as gang affiliated behavior, resulting in the request to discontinue the offensive behavior and/or dress.
 
Classroom distractions resulting from dress code violations will not be tolerated per California Education Code
48900(k)
 
Updated 8-28-2017